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Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) Wacipi

Festivals & FairsThe SMSC invites the public to attend the annual SMSC Wacipi, Aug. 20-22. The free weekend-long Pow Wow will take place at the Wacipi Grounds in Shakopee and feature hundreds of Native American dancers and drum groups. The family-friendly event also includes vendors of Native American crafts and foods, as well as fireworks. All are welcome to attend. Meaning “they all dance” in the Dakota language, Wacipi was historically used by Native peoples to gather at the end of a season, celebrate a good hunt or recognize a positive event. While the dances still hold sacred meaning for those who participate, today’s Wacipi has evolved into a contest Pow Wow, where dancers dressed in colorful regalia and drum groups compete for top honors in a variety of style categories. To download photos of past SMSC Wacipi events, visit the SMSC's photo library:
August 20, 2021
August 22, 2021
3212 Dakotah Pkwy 3212 Dakotah Parkway, Scott County, Minnesota 55379 United States
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