Join us in Portland, Oregon!

The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation is honored to host the first national Native arts gathering September 14-17, 2022 in Portland, Oregon.

We are excited to welcome the Native arts community for a multi-day, in-person gathering that seeks to center the voices of our artists and culture bearers and provide an opportunity to come together in community for the first time in over two years. Attendees will experience numerous plenaries, artist presentations, learning sessions, and networking opportunities. The final day of the gathering will focus on community and include a traditional welcoming of over seven canoes from different local nations and directions, greeted by a ceremonial procession of Native visitors from across the country. After, all will be invited to a closing night celebration at the new Center for Native Arts and Culture.

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At this time, NACF is requiring that attendees show proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the second dose of Pfizer and Moderna, or the first dose of Johnson & Johnson) or proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of arrival at the event. We will also accept proof of a negative COVID 19-antigen rapid test upon arrival – tests will be available at the event check-in. You will be asked to agree to this safety protocol when you register for the event online, and to show documentation at check-in.

To ensure everyone’s safety and wellbeing, NACF will monitor CDC guidelines and COVID trends and may update its vaccination and testing requirements as needed. Attendees will be notified of any changes.