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PP&R's Native American Family Day & Marketplace returns Saturday, November 23

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(Portland, OR) –

Portland Parks & Recreation is proud to present the annual Native American Marketplace & Family Day at Mt. Scott Community Center on Saturday, November 23, 2019. Come celebrate Native cultures during #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth with food, crafts, vendors, and activities for all ages.  

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PP&R thanks retired longtime staffer Sheryl Juber and our partners, including the Portland Parks & Recreation Native American Community Advisory Council (NACAC), for making this event possible.  

What: Native American Marketplace & Family Day

When: Saturday, November 23, 2019, 10am-5pm
PP&R’s Mt. Scott Community Center, 5530 SE 72nd Avenue, Portland, OR

Event highlights:

  • Indian Taco fundraiser available from 12:00pm-5:00pm. All proceeds go to support the 50th annual Delta Park Powwow (coming in June 2020).
  • Roller skating available 12pm-3pm (modest fee; socks required)
  • Swim in the Mt. Scott Pool 1pm-6pm (modest fee; a paid adult must accompany children under 48” in the water)
  • Local artists with expert craftwork using natural gemstones and other materials – great holiday gifts!
  • Beautiful handmade native beadwork and sterling silver jewelry, among many other types of arts and crafts.
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About Portland Parks & Recreation’s Native American Community Advisory Council (NACAC)

In 2010, in collaboration with Native communities and local tribes, Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) co-created the Native American Community Advisory Council (NACAC), with the understanding that the Willamette Valley and Columbia River indigenous people hold a unique status as the original stewards of this region’s land. PP&R is a large land manager in Portland and is committed to the stewardship of public properties and the community interactions with parks and natural areas. This stewardship creates a unique relationship between the Native community and PP&R. In recognition of this shared interest, and the essential value of working with the Native community, a unique council of interested Native community members advise PP&R about Native cultures, lifeways, and needs. 

The Native American Community Advisory Council is comprised of local federally recognized tribal members and Native American urban organization members on staff with the City of Portland.  The group provides a forum to discuss values such as sacredness of land, the importance of spiritual and cultural connection to heritage, and the recognition that Indigenous peoples have been here since time immemorial. Native people continue to contribute immeasurably to our nation, state, tribes, and City. 

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