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|Siletz Tribe Annual Restoration Pow-Wow at Chinook Winds Casino Resort on the Central Oregon Coast|
The Restoration Pow wow is a gathering held celebrate the signing of the law that re-established government-to-government relations between the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians and the federal government.
On November 18, 1977, the Siletz Indians became the first tribe in Oregon and the second in the nation to regain federal recognition. "Among our people, this date is very important to us".
It was in 1955 that the U.S. government officially terminated all tribes in the country, followed by the Western Oregon Termination Act in 1957. From that time until 1977, many Siletz tribal members worked hard to restore their tribe's name. Their successful efforts are celebrated each year with traditional music and dance.
Unlike other pow wows, the Restoration Pow wow isn't a competition. It's their story of trials turned triumphant.
The public is invited to this free event, which begins with a grand entry at 6 pm.
Siletz cultural displays and American Indian vendors (with jewelry, beadwork, and other items for sale) will be available throughout the day.
Since restoration, the Tribe has established and expanded its public health clinic, built more than 100 homes and multiple dwellings for Tribal members, constructed the Siletz Dance House, the Tenas Illahee Childcare Center and the Tillicum Fitness Center, a new gymnasium and a new USDA food distribution warehouse.
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