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A pow-erful evening

Published on November 13, 2018 11:12AM

All are welcome on Saturday, Nov. 17, as the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians holds its annual Restoration Pow-Wow at Chinook Winds Casino Resort in Lincoln City.

This free event begins with a grand entry at 6 pm. American Indian vendors will be offering jewelry, beadwork and other items for sale throughout the day.

This is the 41st year the Siletz Tribe has celebrated the signing of Public Law 95-195, which re-established government-to-government relations between the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians and the federal government. The Siletz Tribe had been terminated from federal recognition in August 1954.

In the late 1960s, it became apparent that the only way to preserve and revitalize Siletz Tribal sovereignty, community and culture was for the Siletz Tribe to regain its status as a Tribe recognized by the United States.

In November 1977, after years of intense lobbying, Congress and President Jimmy Carter approved Public Law 95-195, which reinstated recognition of the Siletz as a federal Indian Tribe. The Siletz Tribe was the second in the nation — and the first in Oregon — to achieve restoration.

Chinook Winds Casino Resort is located at 1777 NW 44th Street.

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