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Save the Date!

The 5th annual Jim Pepper Native Arts Festival

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Parkrose High School, Portland, Oregon

Performers and speakers during Jim Pepper Native Arts Festival Week at Gilhooligans (Sept. 18 - 26, 2016) and Parkrose High School (Sept. 24, 2016)

Gary Ogan – musical director

James Greeley, emcee

The Nephews Singers – host drum

(Wallace Deerskins, Frankie Michelle, Marlin Suppah) Foster Kalama

Sweetwater Nannauck, Idle No More Washington

Blue Flamez (Scott Kalama, Andy Fuentes, Levi Kalama)

Marie Knight

Tony Eagleheart Garcia

Buffalo Field Campaign - Mignon Geli, Michael Meese Goodshield Aguilar

The Flying Eagle Band and Friends

Gary Ogan

Ken Man

Tony Carr

Bob Stull

Jeff Homan

Steve Cook

Marty Henninger

Margaret Linn

Chris Guinta

In the Spirit of the Flying Eagle, guests from San Francisco

Avotcja Jiltonilro

Jose Cuellar 'Dr. Loco'

Francis Wong

Honored guest:

Pete DePoe (Redbone)

Sponsors and donors

Travel Portland (

Trimet (

Tony Eagleheart Garcia (

Shirley Harada

Roger and Nancy Batchelor

John Collier

Special thanks to:

The City of Portland – Office Of Mayor Charlie Hales Parkrose High School Staff

Gilhooligans Bar and Grill Staff

Alison DeLancey

Mingus Mapps

Ruth Jensen

Organizations, Artists and Vendor booth displays

Nizhoni Jewelry and Crafts - Cherilynn Tsosie

Native Artisans Guild & Gallery - Rebecca Fisher

Stone & Stone Creations - Roberta Stone

Eagle Staff Frybread - Kay Eagle Staff

Tupperware - Rebekah Wanke

Sewing by Jane - Jane Miller

Kat's Krafts - Eleanor Red Eagle

RRB Native Jewelry - Ragana Begay

Greeley's Powwow Studio - James Edmund Greeley

Friends of Gateway Green - Linda Robinson

Sacred Waters Fish Company, LLC - Hugh Ahnatook Wellbriety - Rebecca Fisher

Pay it Forward Store – Jim Anderson

LaTierra Jewelry - J.C. Aguirre

Native American Entertainment Coalition –

Joseph Thomas Bailey

Set-up volunteer crew

Gladys Ramirez, Employee, Native American Rehabilitation Association

Ngan Nguyen, Member, National Honor Society Member, Parkrose High School

Stephanie Tran, Member, National Honor Society, Parkrose High School

Helen Vu, Member, National Honor Society, Parkrose High School

In-kind sponsors and partners

Aaron Wright, Gilhooligans Bar and Grill (

Historic Parkrose (

Parkrose School District ( The Center for a Sustainable Today (

Portland Community Media (

Organizing committee and supporters 2016

Sean Cruz - executive producer, 1000 Nations Sue Diciple - board advisor

Ruth Jensen - advisor and volunteer

Rebekah Wanke - vendor coordinator

Shirley Harada - lodging, logistics & transportation Michael Conway - treasurer

Tyler Gillies - webmaster

Alex Herrera - computer support

Herrera Realty Sue Matters - KWSO FM, Warm Springs

...and thank you to all who came to the events!

Schedule for Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. & Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


Opening ceremony: 11:00 a.m. Saturday

NIVA Veterans Color Guard

The Nephews Singers

Foster Kalama

Below names are in no particular order. This is not a schedule of performances, and not a complete list of artists

The Flying Eagle Band

Gary Ogan

Ken Man

Tony Carr

Bob Stull


Dr. Loco


Francis Wong

Sweetwater Nannauck. Idle No More Washington

Chauncey Peltier, Free Leonard Peltier

Lil Bull Owl Suppah

James Greeley

Buffalo Horse (Buff tha Stuff)

Marie Knight

DJ Budget Money

Gilbert Brown

Pete DePoe (Redbone) honoring

More TBA

The 4th Annual Jim Pepper Native Arts Festival, In the Spirit of Flying Eagle: Oregon, and 1st Annual Jim PepperFest Week will kick off on Sunday, September 18 with a Pre-Festival party, followed by a Native hip hop show featuring our Native Night Out family on Monday, September 19th.

Our traditional free-admission, community-building celebration on the campus of Parkrose High School will take place on Saturday, September 24 and Sunday the 25th. Each night will feature a different show at Gilhooligans, 10810 NE Sandy Blvd, and one can expect surprise guest performers throughout the week. There will be two shows per evening (one at 8 pm and another at 10 pm). Minors are free and welcome at Gilhooligans until 10 pm. There will be a $10 cover charge for 21 and over.

Please visit Gilhooligans for latest performance list and early-bird discounted pricing for multiple show/dinner combos.

Check out the unique line of Jim PepperFest 2016 merchandise, apparel and souvenirs (show images of t-shirts, caps, lanyards) from

Jim PepperFest 2016: In the Spirit of Flying Eagle: Oregon

Native Arts Fest returns to Parkrose
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Support Jim PepperFest with your tax-deductible contribution in any amount to the Center for a Sustainable Today. Your contribution will be acknowledged in perpetuity on our website and celebrated at Parkrose High School on September 24-25, 2016.