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PP&R presents Native American Marketplace & Family Day

POSTED NOVEMBER 15, 2018 
(Portland, OR) –

Portland Parks & Recreation is proud to present the Native American Marketplace & Family Day at Mt. Scott Community Center on Saturday, November 24, 2018. Come celebrate Native cultures during  #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth with food, crafts, vendors, and free activities for all ages. 

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

WHAT: Native American Marketplace & Family Day
WHERE: Mt Scott Community Center: 5530 SE 72nd Avenue
WHEN: Saturday, November 24, 2018; 10am-5pm 

Facebook event: facebook.com/events/257435768253121/ 

Activities include: 

  • Native arts and crafts vendors
  • Free roller skating from 12pm-3pm (please bring socks for skating)
  • Free swimming 1pm to 6pm (note: children under 48” and non-swimmers must be accompanied in the water by an adult)
  • Indian Taco sale (fundraiser) at 12pm       

All proceeds go to support the Delta Park Pow Wow 

For info or questions, including vendor inquiries, please contact Portland Parks & Recreation's Sheryl Juber at 503-830-2780 or Sheryl.Juber@gmail.com 

The Portland Parks & Recreation NACAC

Portland Parks & Recreation created our Native American Community Advisory Council (NACAC) in 2010 in collaboration with Native communities and local tribes. We recognize that the Willamette Valley and Columbia River peoples are the original stewards of this region’s land. 

PP&R is a large land manager in Portland and is concerned with the welfare of public properties and the community interactions with parks. This is a common role that creates a unique relationship between the Native community and PP&R. In recognition of this parallel mission, and the essential value of working with the Native community, a unique council of concerned Native community members, who would inform PP&R about Native cultures and lifeways, was created. Their role is to advise and collaborate about park development, management, and projects.

PP&R recognized their relationship with the Native community by formalizing the Native American Community Advisory Council on November 6, 2013.

The NACAC provides a forum to express 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 and continue to contribute immeasurably to our nation’s, state’s, tribes’, and city’s heritage.


The NACAC is comprised of local federally recognized tribal members and Native American urban organization members on staff with the City of Portland. The work of this council is to foster collaboration between and among Native communities and the bureau by developing partnerships and strengthening community ties. 

Members*:

  • Bow and Arrow Culture Club
  • Confederated Tribes if Siletz
  • Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde
  • METRO
  • Native American Rehabilitation Association of the NW (NARA)
  • Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA)
  • Portland State University Native Studies
  • Wisdom of the Elders
  • Art Hendricks, Portland Parks & Recreation
  • Sheryl Juber, Portland Parks & Recreation
  • Elizabeth Kennedy-Wong, Portland Parks & Recreation
  • Isabel LaCourse, Portland Parks & Recreation
  • Lorraine Wilson, Portland Parks & Recreation

*The organizations listed as taking part in the Native American Community Advisory Council (NACAC) comprise some of PP&R's key partners. However, other groups, organizations, and agencies have taken part in the NACAC – and others are expected to be involved in the future. Portland Parks & Recreation thanks them all for their efforts.

Goals

The goal of NACAC is to contribute Indigenous values, knowledge, and vision to the cultural fabric of Portland while fostering physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health by: 

  • Providing opportunities to educate and practice Native cultures and lifeways within the urban landscape.
  • Developing best practices to engage with Indigenous peoples in the area.
  • Collaborating, cooperating, and advising PP&R regarding issues, questions, and potential projects.

 Vision

NACAC wishes to bring about a healing between Indigenous/Native American peoples and all others who live in this region, recognizing that the people are one with the land and consider themselves stewards of it and participating in the well-being of the land. Consistent with Parks 2020 Vision, the NACAC strives to work for a healing of this land, to protect it and to pass it on to future generations, and to leave a legacy for our children that build upon our inheritance. 

For more on the NACAC, please visit portlandoregon.gov/parks/63749 #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth 

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