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2015 Wacipi MOA Exhibition (August 13)

Mall of America : Rotunda

Special “Honoring Veterans” Ceremony in the MOA Rotunda at 3:30 p.m.

Exhibition Sessions: 2 p.m., 5 p.m.
Honoring Veterans: 3:30 p.m.

Experience Native American dancers from the SMSC and other Indian nations at the SMSC sponsored Wacipi Exhibition. A whirl of colors, sights and sounds will fill the halls as the Rotunda is transformed into a Wacipi arena, complete with a Master of Ceremonies and two invited drum groups. Invited Native American dancers of all ages in full regalia will enter the arena to perform with live Wacipi music in two separate performances. Mall visitors will experience a Native American Grand Entry, learn about the various dance styles, and have the opportunity to join the dancers and participate in the Intertribals and Round Dance.


2015 Annual Wacipi (August 14, 15, & 16)

Culture: Tradition: Excitement

Public Welcome.

$5.00 Admission for entire weekend with button purchase. 60 years & over, 10 years & under- FREE. Includes Meal on Saturday.

Flag Raising on Saturday & Sunday @9:00 a.m.

Fireworks on Saturday @10:00 p.m.

Grand Entry on Friday 7 p.m., Saturday 1 p.m. & 7 p.m., and Sunday 1 p.m.

Color Guard

Sisseton-Wahpeton Vietnam Veterans (Kit Fox Society)

Dance Registration

Begins: Friday, August 14 - 12:30 p.m., must have button to register.
Closes: Saturday, August 15 - 12:30 p.m.
Point system to begin at Friday Grand Entry


Wallace Coffey & Danny Seaboy

Arena Directors

Rusty Gillette & Juaquin Hamilton


Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
Reservations can be made starting June 17

Dakotah Meadows RV Park


SMSC Wacipi Grounds
3212 Dakotah Parkway
Shakopee, MN 55379


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