NAYA’s Annual Neerchokikoo Powwow is a celebration of Native American history, culture, and cultural arts. Since 2010, the powwow has welcomed the community to gather to celebrate culture through dance, music, art and food. The Neerchokikoo Powwow also honors partners, volunteers and donors whose contributions to NAYA’s work has enhanced the lives of our youth, families and elders over the past year.
Traditional drumming and dance for women and men of all ages are performed throughout the day, as well as exhibitions from our tiny tots, youth and multi-generational groups. Participants dance, drum and sing in their own styles, as Portland is home to a large and diverse Native population representing members from 380 different tribes.