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27th Annual Pow Wow

June 20, 2023

Wildhorse Pow Wow Celebrates Native American Culture and Heritage with Spectacular Event

Pendleton, OR – The highly anticipated Wildhorse Pow Wow is set to captivate audiences once again as it returns for its annual celebration of Native American culture and heritage. From June 30 to July 2, Wildhorse Resort & Casino will come alive with vibrant colors, mesmerizing dances, traditional songs, and a profound sense of community as Native Americans from around the nation gather for this spectacular event.

The Wildhorse Pow Wow has become a cherished tradition, drawing participants and visitors from near and far, and offers a unique platform for Native American tribes to share their traditions, stories, and customs with people from other cultures.

The Wildhorse Pow Wow aims to preserve and showcase the rich tapestry of Native American heritage, while also fostering cultural exchange and promoting unity among diverse communities.

Throughout the three-day celebration, visitors can immerse themselves in the beauty of Native American dance competitions featuring various styles such as Fancy, Grass, Jingle, and Traditional. While dancers, drummers, and groups compete for over $100,000 in prize money.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to savor traditional Native American cuisine, including the ever-popular fry bread with various jams and spreads. A vibrant marketplace will showcase authentic arts and crafts, allowing visitors to explore and purchase handmade Native American jewelry, art, clothing, and more.

“We’re very excited to kick off the 2023 Wildhorse Pow Wow. We invite everyone to come and experience the power, strength, and beauty of Native American culture,” said Wildhorse Events Manager Juliana Luke. “This year’s Pow Wow promises to be another wonderful celebration for everyone.”

The Wildhorse Pow Wow will take place outdoors at Wildhorse Resort just off I-84 east of Pendleton, Oregon. Admission is free and open to the public, ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to engage with this remarkable cultural event. For more information, please visit

Join us at the Wildhorse Pow Wow and be part of an extraordinary celebration of Native American heritage and traditions. Together, let us honor the past, embrace the present, and shape a future that cherishes and respects the diverse cultures that make our world vibrant.

About Wildhorse Resort & Casino:

Wildhorse Resort & Casino is a premier destination for entertainment, gaming, and relaxation located in Pendleton, Oregon. With a wide array of amenities including a casino, hotel, golf courses, restaurants, bowling, cinemas, and a state-of-the-art event center, Wildhorse offers a complete entertainment experience for visitors. The resort is committed to providing exceptional customer service and creating memorable experiences for its guests. Just four miles east of Pendleton, Oregon, Wildhorse is owned and operated by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. Also owned by the CTUIR, is Hamley & Co., a historic western store, café, and steakhouse that anchors downtown Pendleton and is a tourist must-see. Website:

About the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation:

The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation comprises the Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla tribes, formed under the Treaty of 1855 at the Walla Walla Valley. In 1949, the tribes adopted a constitutional form of government to protect, preserve and enhance the reserved treaty rights guaranteed under federal law. Website:


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For information, contact Mary Liberty-Traughber at 800-654-9453, extension 1628, or