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2019 Lower Sioux Wacipi

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All are invited to its 42nd Annual Lower Sioux Wacipi on June 14-16, 2019 at the Lower Sioux Indian Community Wacipi Grounds in Morton, Minnesota. The annual event is held the second full weekend each June. The Lower Sioux Wacipi brings thousands of people from throughout the region to celebrate the American Indian way of life through cultural elements, such as singing and dancing. The events officially begin Friday night with a grand entry on the powwow grounds starting at 7 p.m.

Lower Sioux Wacipi: Prior Year Men’s Traditional Special

Activities continue as part of the Wacipi throughout the weekend. In addition to Friday night, a grand entry is being held Saturday at 1 and 7 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m.
The Wacipi is held to honor the 38+2 who were hanged as a result of the Dakota War of 1862. Other scheduled events include a 2K/5K run/walk Saturday, and a three-man best ball golf tournament Thursday. A variety of vendors are on the powwow grounds throughout the weekend offering crafts and food for those who attend.

Admission
$5.00 for weekend with wristband purchase
FREE for 55 & over and 5 & undeer

Registration
Adults 18+, Juniors 9-17, Tiny Tots 0-8
Opens Friday 3:00 p.m.
Saturday- Dancers must be in full regalia; Singers provide own chairs
You must have a number to receive day pay.

All Specials begin Friday
All traditional honoring ceremonies and giveaways must contact Lower Sioux Wacipi Committee for approval.

Grand Entry
Friday 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 1:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m.

Flag Raising
Friday – Sunday at 10:00 a.m.

Wacipi Head Staff
MCs: Butch Felix-Sisseton, Jerry Dearly-Minneapolis
Arena Director: Chaske LaBlanc- Lower Sioux MN
Head Singing Judge: Redwing Thomas- Isanti NE
Host Drum: Dakota Hotain- Sioux Valley MB

Location
Lower Sioux Indian Community
39527 Reservation Hwy 1
Morton, MN 56270
LAT/LONG 44.532004, -94.993355

For More Information
LSC: Call 507-697-6185; Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wacipi Questions: Jane Steffen 507-697-8633; jane.steffen@lowersioux.com

Lower Sioux Wacipi Mini Gallery

Community Singing Special
1st $4000 2nd $3000 3rd $2000

Adults 55+ Specials: Mens & Womens
1st $400 2nd $300 3rd $200

Adults 18+ Specials: Mens & Womens
1st $400 2nd $300 3rd $200
Men’s: Traditional, Grass, Fancy
Women’s: Traditional, Jingle, Fancy
All Specials Sponsored by the Community

Youth 9-17 Specials
1st $200 2nd $150 3rd $100
Boy’s: Traditional, Grass, Fancy
Girl’s: Traditional, Jingle, Fancy
All Specials Sponsored by the Community

Sapphire LaBlanc
Jr/Teen Team Dance Special
Prize money to be announced

45+ Men’s Traditional Special
In honor of Amos Crooks- $6000 Prize Money
Sponsored by the Lafferty family

2K / 5K Fun Run / Walk
Saturday 8:00 a.m.
FMI, Call 507-697-6185
Sponsored by LS Diabetes, LS Tobacco & SHIP Program

3 Man Best Ball Golf Tournament
Thursday
Shot Gun starts at 1:00 p.m. at Dacotah Ridge Golf Course
FMI Call 507-697-8050

Vendors:
Applications: Call LSIC Center: 57-697-6185 or Website
Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Pre-registration guaranteed a spot.
Setup starts Wednesday after 4:00 p.m.
Prepaid: Food $325/Weekend; Crafts $275/Weekend
Day of: Food $375/Weekend; Crafts $325/Weekend

Hotels
Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel: Call 800-946-2274

Lower Sioux Wacipi: Spectacular Aerial View

Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the next Lower Sioux Wacipi on the second full weekend in June across from the Lower Sioux Community Center in Morton, Minnesota.

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