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Two Cultures One Community Powwow

Host Drum: Northern Cree
Head MC: Ruben Littlehead

A Note For 2024

The Two Cultures One Community Pow Wow, this weekend was a great success! It was well received and needed for our community to join together as one. 

Thank you to our fiscal agent, Nixyaawii Community Financial Services. None of this would have been possible without you. Dave, Becky, Jacob, and Dani were all vital and extremely helpful in our journey in the first year!!!

We wanted to express our profound gratitude to DDRC, Elkhorn Media, Confederated Umatilla Journal, and KCUW for getting the word out about our event. Also, a shout-out to our photographers, Dallas Dick and Robert McLean.

Thank you to all our sponsors!!!!! CTUIR, AWS, Marathon Petroleum Corporation, Cayuse Holdings/Cayuse Native Solutions, Umatilla Co Commissioners, Travel Oregon, Travel Pendleton, Laborers International Union of NA, CTUIR Department Child and Family Services, Wildhorse Resort & Casino, Iron Workers of the Pacific NW, Yellowhawk, Eastern Oregon Visitor’s Association, City of Pendleton, Pendleton Convention Center, and Wildhorse Foundation.


Thank you to our donors!!!! The Rt. Rev. Patrick Bell, Bishop-Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Oregon, Port of Kennewick, Coyote Business Park and development by CTUIR, Raddison Hotel,  Pendleton Bottling Co and Farm Equipment Headquarters. 

Thank you to our headstaff: Arena Director Kellen Joseph, Co-Arena Director/Judge Coordinator Colin Chief, Drum Judge Coordinator Ben Cardinal, Whipman Andrew Wildbill, and Whipwoman Judy Farrow.

Thank you to our Emcees!!!! Head MC Ruben Little Head Sr., and Co-MC Carlos Calica.

Thank you to our volunteers!!!! Speel-Ya Native American Student Council EO, Pendleton Ambassador Susan Cox, Amazon Web Services, CTUIR Youth Council Member Kateri Jones, Ashley Harding, Sacas Wildbill, Marie Allman, Dean & Val Fouquette, Janene Morris, Alanna Nanegos, Shane Liab, Laura Kordatdzky, Lawanda Bronson, Irma Totus, Elk Minthorn, Umatilla Tribal Police Department, Pendleton Police Department, Damien Totus, Sarah Frank and Thomas MorningOwl.

Major and special thank you to Don, Aaron, Wayne, and Sherri Round, who are the staff at the Pendleton Convention Center. They went above and beyond their job duties to make sure all was attended to! Also, a shout-out to their cleaning staff, TNT. 

Thank you to all the drummers and dancers who traveled near and far to be with us!!!!  

Thank you to the vendors!!! Everyone raved about all the good finds at the vendors! 

We could not have done this without you all and even the community!!! We are certainly blessed and humbled to have shared a safe space together. One heart, one mind. 

Entry Applications




Applications are closed untill next year. Thank you all for an amazing first year!

Where To Stay

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