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2019 Flandreau Pow Wow (Wacipi)

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All are welcome to the 57th Annual Flandreau Pow Wow (Wacipi) on July 19-21, 2019 at the Flandreau Wacipi Grounds north of Flandreau, South Dakota. The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribal Community hosts the Traditional Mdewakanton Wacipi (Flandreau Pow Wow) every July on third weekend (Friday – Sunday). The Flandreau Pow Wow begins with the Grand Entry of all the dancers entering the arena, led by the flag bearers.

Flandreau Pow Wow (Wacipi)

A Pow Wow (Wacipi in Dakota language) was originally a spring event to celebrate the seasonal renewal of life. People would congregate to sing, dance, renew old friendships and form new ones. Pow wows had religious significance as an opportunity for families to hold naming and honoring ceremonies. The term pow wow is traced by some to the Algonquin language and is thought to have been used by non-Indians to mean, in general a council or meeting.

Today, pow wows are still very much a part of the lives of many Native Americans around the country. While some pow wows begin as early as March, the pow wow season runs from June until September. Pow wows are held every weekend, often at several locations during peak periods. Many families pack up and “go on the circuit,” camping out and enjoying the traditional celebration activities of singing, dancing and seeing old friends not seen since the previous season. Whether you are “on the circuit,” or just visiting to see what the excitement is all about, you are sure to enjoy your time at the Flandreau Pow Wow.

Pow Wow Details
Free Admission / Session Pay Out
1st 20 Drums Guaranteed Drum Split
Meals – Provided Friday and Saturday

Grand Entry:
Friday: 7:00 pm
Saturday: 1:00 pm & 7:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm

Registration Opens: Friday 3:00 pm; Saturday 9:00 am
Flag Raising: Friday 9:00 am; Saturday 9:00 am; Sunday 9:00 am

Flandreau Pow Wow Mini Gallery

Powwow Head Staff
Eyapaha: To Be Announced
Arena Director: To Be Announced
Host Drum: To Be Announced
Color Guard: To be announced
Meals – provided Saturday and Sunday
Princess Contest: To Be Announced

Flandreau Pow Wow (Wacipi) Location:
Flandreau Wacipi Grounds
North of Flandreau off Highway 13
Flandreau, SD

Host Hotel: Royal River Casino, 877-912-LUCK; ask for Powwow Rate.

For more information:
Phone: Mike Wakeman Phone: 605-530-0236
Vendor Information: Mike Wakeman 605-530-0236

The Flandreau Powwow is a family friendly event. No alcohol, drugs or weapons allowed. Security will be provided. FSST is not responsible for accidents, injuries, theft and/or damage.

Flandreau Pow Wow in South Dakota - Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe - Flandreau Wacipi

Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the next Flandreau Pow Wow (Wacipi) at the Flandreau Wacipi Grounds north of Flandreau, South Dakota.

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