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  • 2017 SMSC Annual Wacipi

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    Name: 2017 SMSC Annual Wacipi
    Date: August 18, 2017 - August 20, 2017
    Event Description:
    A Celebration of Life Wacipi means "they all dance" in the Dakota language. Dance has always been an important part of our ancestors' ceremonial practices. The Wacipi, or Pow Wow, is a celebration of life. Native Americans gather for a cultural and social celebration of dancing, singing and visiting. This is a time when Native Americans gather to meet old friends, make new ones, and honor those who have come before them. A time to gather, share, reflect and thank the Creator. It was originally a gathering time held at the end of a season to celebrate a good hunt or recognize a positive event. There, Indian people would dance to entertain, but the dancing was originally a part of ceremonial practices and used to tell tribal stories. Visitors are welcome to enjoy the whirl of colors, sights and sounds of our annual Wacipi. From the inspiring rhythms of the drum groups to Native American dancers in full regalia, we invite you to share in our culture.
    3212 Dakotah Parkway Shakopee, MN 55372 The SMSC Wacipi Grounds are located just north of Mystic Lake Casino Hotel and south of County Road 42, between county roads 83 and 17 (Marschall Road). The SMSC Wacipi Grounds provide ample parking. Golf carts are available at no charge to transport guests from the parking lot to the grounds. Please give priority to elderly guests and those who may need extra assistance, such as families with small children. The Arena has a grassy, sacred middle area, blessed for the gathering. This area should be treated like a church. Do not smoke, travel through, or allow children to play in it.
    Date/Time Information:
    Friday August 18, 7pm Saturday August 19, 9am Sunday August 20, 9am Fireworks Saturday at 10pm
    Contact Information:
    $10 button covers admission for all three days and a free meal on Saturday from 4:30-6:30pm. Event is free for 60 years & over, 10 years & under.
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  • Shakopee Chamber & Visitors Bureau

    1801 East County Road 101, Shakopee, MN 55379

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