2017 Shakopee Pow Wow

Posted By Paul G March 12th, 2017 Last Updated on: August 15th, 2017

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Special Exhibition at Mall of American – August 17, 2017

2017 Wacipi MOA Exhibition

August 17
Mall of America Rotunda
7104 E Broadway
Bloomington, MN 55425

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Exhibition Sessions: 2pm and 5pm
The Sampson Bros. Performance: 3:30pm

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.

World-Renowned Indigenous Dancers Attending Wacipi Exhibition

The Sampson Bros.—Samsoche and Micco Sampson of the Seneca and Mvskoke Creek Nations—have performed the art of the hoop dance for audiences around the world. They will be performing at the Wacipi Exhibition on August 17 at the Mall of America Rotunda. They will perform at 3:30pm.

About the Sampson Bros.:

  • World-famous hoop dancers
  • Opened for acts such as Joan Jett, Redbone, Puddle of Mudd, Willie Nelson, Neil Young, and A Tribe Called Red
  • Appeared on MTV’s Rebel Music: Native America and ESPN’s Outside the Lines
  • Toured and performed throughout North America, Europe, and New Zealand

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2017 Annual Wacipi

August 18, 19 & 20
SMSC Wacipi Grounds
3212 Dakotah Parkway
Shakopee, MN 55379
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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

Head Staff

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

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Color Guard:
Sisseton-Wahpeton Kit Fox Society

Drum Groups

Northern Cree – Alberta
The Boyz – MInnesota

Bull Horn – Alberta
Mato Pejuta – Nebraska
Midnite Express – Minnesota
Sharp Shooter – Turtle Island
Show Time – South Dakota
Young Bear – North Dakota
Young Spirit – Alberta
Southern Style – Utah
Wild Band of Comanches – Oklahoma
Yellow Hammer – Oklahoma

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Rose Ann Robbins

Could you please send info for the vendor in arts craft section for 2017.
Thank you

Peter Redmond

Good evening, could you send me information or a craft vendor application for this years Shakopee Pow Wow.
Thank you kindly.

vickie hindsley

Could i get information for being a craft vendor at the shockapee powwow 2017

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