Looking for a sober NYE celebration full of tradition? Head to the convention center for the 36th annual Native American New Year’s Eve Sobriety Powwow.
The event is hosted by the Native American Rehabilitation Association of the Northwest. The organization provides education, physical and mental health services, and substance abuse treatment that is culturally appropriate to American Indians, Alaska Natives and anyone in need.
Here are the details about the 2023 event:
Native American New Year’s Eve Sobriety Powwow
The Native American New Year’s Eve Sobriety Powwow is one of the largest sobriety powwows in the country. In its 36th year, Native Americans and community members will welcome in the new year with drums, songs, dance and not a drop of alcohol.
On Sunday, December 31, this family-friendly event will host activities and entertainment. Here’s the event schedule:
1 p.m. Grand Entry Youth Powwow along with fun and games.
4:30 p.m. Mexica Tiahui Dancers.
6 p.m. Evening Grand Entry and NARA NW Honorings.
9:30 p.m. Sobriety Countdown
12 a.m. Happy New Year!
This is a free event and all are welcome to attend. This is an alcohol, drug and commercial tobacco free event.
This year, the event is held at Westside Commons’ Wingspan Event Center, 801 NE 34th Ave. in Hillsboro. There is a shuttle from the Hillsboro MAX station every hour starting at noon.
For more information, visit NPAIHB’s website.
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