was a center for contemporary art in Southeast Portland, Oregon. It was led by a desire to support artists, propose new modes of production, and stimulate the ongoing public discourse around art. This website serves as an archive of Yale Union’s programming from 2011 through 2021.

Yale Union acknowledges that it occupies the traditional lands of the Multnomah, Chinook, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Tualatin Kalapuya, Molalla, and other Indigenous peoples.

Yale Union Powwow

Organized by Sky Hopinka as part of What Was Always Yours and Never Lost

Saturday, April 4, 2020 POSTPONED

Grand Entries at 1:00pm and 7:00pm
Dinner Break at 5:00pm

800 SE 10th Avenue
Portland, OR

All are welcome to attend. Featuring Native American art and craft vendors.

MC: Fred Hill, Sr.
Host Drum: Horse Heaven
Arena Director: Jason Stacona

Invited Dancers:
Seven Waters
Canoe Family

Committee Hosted Owl Dance Special:
First Place: $300
Second Place: $200
Third Place: $100

Head Man Special:
All men’s special

Head Woman Special:

Powwow Committee:
Nicole Charley
Sky Hopinka
Gina Bluebird Stacona

For vendor information, contact Gina Bluebird Stacona: (503) 703-6006

A note on transportation and parking:

Parking is limited. There is some street parking near the building, but it is unpredictable. We encourage carpooling and the use of public transportation and ride services. A small amount of reserved parking spots on SE 10th Avenue between Morrison and Belmont will be available for elders.

Yale Union gratefully acknowledges support from Southeast Uplift, Multnomah County Cultural Coalition, Portland Bureau of Transportation, and Oregon Arts Commission.