Drummers & Dancers

November is National Native American Heritage Month and here at the REACH Museum we are honored to celebrate this month with a full day of educational presentations and demonstrations by local tribes.


Throughout the day, this event will feature drummers & dancers along with traditional craft demonstrations, such as flint knapping and tule mat weaving.

These activities are free with regular museum admission: $12 for adults, $6 for students/senior/military, 5 and under are free.

The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, including the Cay-Uma-Wa Youth Group, Drummers and Dancers come to the REACH Museum to perform a variety of social dances in honor of National Native American Heritage Month (November).  One of the unique benefits of the Cay-Uma-Wa Youth Group, is the opportunity to share and promote Tribal Heritage, Culture, and Tribal Languages with all generations.

To sit at the Big Drum, is a privileged place to be at. In early times, only knowledgeable men had the privilege to be seated at the big drums to sing for Warriors and Honorable Veterans. Today, that same respect and responsibility is shared, as the young singers have learned to sing the proper Honor Songs.

Various members of the tribal community gather together at this annual event to provide information and demonstrations of the history, traditions and culture of Native Americans from the past to the present.


We would like to express our gratitude to the Confederated Tribes of Umatilla Indian Reservation, American Indian Science and Engineering Society – Columbia River Professional Chapter, and GESA Credit Union for their continued support as the sponsor of the REACH Museum’s annual Drummers & Dancers event. Your generous contribution has made it possible for us to showcase the rich and diverse Native American culture through music, dance, and other traditional performances. Your support has also helped us to educate the community about the importance of preserving and celebrating the heritage of Native Americans.We appreciate your commitment to promoting cultural diversity and community engagement. Your partnership has been instrumental in making our event a success year after year. We are proud to have you as our sponsor and look forward to continuing our partnership with you in the future.

Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
American Indian Science and Engineering Society Columbia River Professional Chapter (AISES-CRPC)
GESA Credit Union