2017 Shakopee Pow Wow – Wacipi Schedule

SMSC Wacipi

2017 Wacipi: August 18, 19 & 20

2017 Annual Wacipi

August 18, 19 & 20
SMSC Wacipi Grounds
3212 Dakotah Parkway
Shakopee, MN 55379
952-445-8900
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Admission: $10 button/Free for 60 years & over, 10 years & under
Meal: 1 meal on Saturday, 4:30-6:30pm
Flag raising: Saturday & Sunday, 9am
Grand Entries: Friday 7pm, Saturday 1pm & 7pm, Sunday 1pm
Fireworks: Saturday night - 10pm
Color Guard: Sisseton-Wahpeton Kit Fox Society


The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community is located southwest of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul in Prior Lake, Minnesota. The annual SMSC Wacipi is held on the reservation.

Here’s how to find the Wacipi Grounds:

From the North

Highway 169

  • Take Highway 169 south to the County Road 83 exit.
  • Turn left and take County Road 83 south until you reach County Road 42.
  • Take a right on County Road 42, heading west until you reach Dakotah Parkway.
  • Take a left on Dakotah Parkway, following the road south until you reach the Wacipi parking area.

Interstate 35

  • Take I-35 South to the County Road 42 exit.
  • Take a right on County Road 42 and travel west.
  • Do not take a left on County Road 83; instead, continue on County Road 42 and take a left on Dakotah Parkway, following the road south until you reach the Wacipi parking area.

From the South

Highway 169

  • Take Highway 169 north to the County Road 83 exit.
  • Turn right and take County Road 83 south until you reach County Road 42.
  • Take a right on County Road 42, heading west until you reach Dakotah Parkway.
  • Take a left on Dakotah Parkway, following the road south until you reach the Wacipi parking area.

Interstate 35

  • Take I-35 North to the County Road 42 exit.
  • Take a left on County Road 42 and travel west.
  • Do not take a left on County Road 83; instead, continue on County Road 42 and take a left on Dakotah Parkway, following the road south until you reach the Wacipi parking area.

Featured Staff & Guests

Master of Ceremonies:
Juaquin Hamilton - Ruben Little Head

Honorary Master of Ceremonies:
Wallace Coffey

Arena Directors:
Chaske La Blanc - Clifton Goodwill

Head Man Judge:
Canku One Star

Head Woman Judge:
Alva Fiddler

Head Singing Judge:
Rooster Top Sky

Sound:
Hokah Sound

Tabulation:
iCreeAzn

Color Guard:
Sisseton-Wahpeton Kit Fox Society
Native American Women Warriors (N.A.W.W.)

Drum Groups

Host:
Northern Cree - Alberta
The Boyz - MInnesota

Invited:
Bull Horn - Alberta
High Noon - Alberta
Mato Pejuta - Nebraska
Midnite Express - Minnesota
Sharpshooter - Turtle Island
Show Time - South Dakota
Young Bear - North Dakota
Southern Style - Utah
Wild Band of Comanches - Oklahoma
Yellow Hammer - Oklahoma


Lodging

Hotel info: 1.800.813.7349
Dakotah Meadows RV Park: 1.800.653.CAMP (2267)

SMSC Wacipi Grounds are located at 3212 Dakotah Parkway, Shakopee MN 55379


Categories & Prize Payouts

Dance Contests:

JR/TEEN PRIZE PAYOUTS:

  • Jr. Categories: 6-12: (5 places) 1st: $300, 2nd: $200, 3rd: $150, 4th: $100, 5th: $50
    Traditional, Grass/Jingle, Fancy
  • Teen Categories: 13-17: (5 places) 1st: $ 500, 2nd: $300, 3rd: $ 200, 4th: $150, 5th: $100
    Traditional, Grass/Jingle, Fancy

ADULT PRIZE PAYOUTS: (5 places) 1st: $ 1,600, 2nd: $1,400, 3rd: $ 1,200, 4th: $ 1,000, 5th: $600

  • Jr. Adult: 18-34:
    Men's: Traditional, Fancy, Grass, Southern Straight, Chicken Dance
    Women's: Traditional, Fancy, Jingle, Southern Cloth/Buckskin (combined)
  • Sr. Adult: 35- 54:
    Men's: Traditional, Fancy, Grass, Southern Straight, Chicken Dance
    Women's: Traditional, Fancy, Jingle, Southern Cloth/Buckskin (combined)
  • Golden Age: 55 & over
    GA Women's: Fancy/ Jingle (combined), Traditional/ Southern Buckskin/Cloth (combined)
    GA Men's: Fancy/Grass (combined), Traditional/Southern Straight (combined)

Dance Registration:

Begins Friday at 12:30pm
Must have button to register. Point system to begin Friday Grand Entry.
Registration closes at 12:30pm on Sat. August 19

*** Tiny Tots is 5 years and under. Paid daily. ***

***DAY MONEY*** All dancers not receiving prize money will be paid. Individual must be present with number on Sunday evening ONLY after winners are announced. **All categories ($30 children/$60 adults = total weekend)

Drum Contest:

INVITED DRUMS ONLY - 6 PLACES:

  • 1st: $6,000
  • 2nd: $5,000
  • 3rd: $4,000
  • 4th: $3,000
  • 5th: $2,000
  • 6th: $1,000


No alcohol or drugs. Not responsible for accidents, thefts, or lost envelopes.

Find Out More

Sights & Sounds of Wacipi

Explore past Pow Wow pictures and videos in our media library or join the conversation on social media.

What is Wacipi?

Wacipi means "They Dance" in the Dakota language. Find out more about our traditions and ceremonies by visiting the SMSC Wacipi page.