I can only imagine the powerful energy this brought to the Mall of America building! As a part of their Annual Wacipi event this summer, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community came out to the Mall of America to demonstrate to the public what a pow wow is all about.
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.
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community uploaded this great footage from the event, with Wallace Coffey acting as master of ceremonies. Enjoy guys!
And make sure you don't miss out on next year! Visit http://www.shakopeedakota.org/wacipi.html for more information.