Story and photos by David F. Ashton
Here’s a look at this year’s Jim Pepper Native Arts Festival, and here’s why it was important to those who participated …
This magical, but temporary, Native American village again appears in outer East Portland on the grounds of Parkrose High, as the 2016 edition of the Jim Pepper Native Arts Festival gets underway.
As the morning mist cleared and the sun broke through the clouds, it illuminated a Native American village that had appeared on the grassy knoll, just west of the Parkrose High School football field, on September 24.
It featured an encampment of vendors and services organizations, all gathered around the main stage at the 2016 Jim Pepper Native Arts Festival.