Wacipi at the Mall of America!


Posted By Toyacoyah Brown October 6th, 2015 Blog


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.MOA

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.



About Toyacoyah Brown

Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

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