September 27, 2019
The official date for the “Dancing in the Square” pow wow is Friday, September 27th, 2019.
More information to follow: 2019 Indian day Program
For more info contact:
Geo. Ann Baker
Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board
Executive and Program Ops. Assistant
2121 SW Broadway, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97201
MEDIA ADVISORY For Immediate Release Contact:
Michelle Singer 971-282-4001
Chelsea Jensen 503-416-3275
Friday, September 27, 2019 – 12 PM to 7 PM
Pioneer Square - Downtown Portland, Oregon
701 SW 6th Avenue
Making the Invisible Visible Portland’s Living Room to showcase Native American resilience through community engagement
At the crossroads of downtown Portland where transit lines mix tourists and local commuters on any given day, Pioneer Square will capture the attention of hundreds of occasional onlookers at the 14th Annual “Dancing in the Square” American Indian Day Celebration. The event will draw a diverse background of Native people who reside in urban and reservation communities from across Oregon and SW Washington with the Portland area home to a rapidly growing native population – 16% in the last
10 years (US Census 2010) -- tribal citizens comprised from over 380 tribal affiliations.
The Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB) hosts the free, open to the public event
to provide an educational opportunity primarily to the general public who may have an interest about Native Americans, but may not have the direct access to engage the culture. This is one opportunity.
The Celebration also serves as a native social networking opportunity to promote Native cultural pride, provide resource education, allow for arts & craft entrepreneurship sales, and to highlight community organizational partnerships.
12 pm Booths/Vendors Open
12 pm Guest Performance: Hueca Omeyocan Dancers
3 pm Opening Ceremonies
4-6 pm Inter-tribal & Tiny Tots (children)
Social (Round, Owl, Rabbit Dances)
Exhibition Dancing (Men/Women Traditional & Fancy)
630 pm Retire the Colors
The NPAIHB is a regional non-profit tribal organization serving the 43 federally recognized Tribes in Idaho, Oregon and Washington with a mission to eliminate health disparities and improve the quality of life of American Indians/Alaska Natives by supporting Northwest Tribes in their delivery of culturally appropriate, high quality healthcare.