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Prairie Island Wacipi (Powwow)
July 9 @ 12:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Find The Falls Initiative tent at the Tinta Winta Wacipi, hosted by the Prairie Island Indian Community. Event grand entries are at 1:00pm and 7:00pm, and our tent will be live from 12:30pm-8:30pm.
Sometimes called Wacipi (pronounced Wa chee pee), the Powwow is a traditional Native American cultural celebration where the generations gather to socialize, dance, sing, visit, renew old friendships and make new ones.
In Dakota language, the word “Wacipi” literally means “they dance.”
A Powwow is filled with songs and dances, singers with drums, and dancers in their regalia. Regalia (pronounced Re gail ya) is the proper term used to describe the highly decorated clothing worn by the powwow dancers.