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Dear Community Members, guests, friends, and relatives, Owas cante wasteya nape ceyuzapi. We greet you all with a good heart and a handshake. We welcome you all to the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community’s annual Wacipi. Every year, we come together to celebrate life, share our culture with the surrounding community, and enjoy time with friends, new and old. Whether you are a member of our own Community or traveled from places as far-flung as Canada, we are honored that you chose to spend the weekend at the SMSC Wacipi. Thank you to the hundreds of dancers and the invited drum groups who are performing throughout the weekend, and to our own staff and Community Members who will continue to work hard to make this a safe and enjoyable weekend for all. Congratulations to all of the high school and college graduates on their accomplishments, especially those from our own Community. We also want to take the opportunity to thank our veterans. We are grateful for their sacrifices, as well as those of their loved ones. Best of luck to Community Member Dillion Buchtel, who is starting U.S. Marine Corps boot camp this fall, and Alex Bigley, who started U.S. Army Basic Training in June. We are saddened to announce the passing of Community Members and family members James Vig, James Herron, Stuart Walker, Darlene Kaiser, and Vernon Anderson. We extend our condolences to their families. Throughout the Wacipi, there will be times to have fun and times to express reverence through various ceremonies and prayers. Explore our food and craft vendors, dance and sing together, and give thanks to the Creator for all that we have. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our staff and Community Members who helped with this year’s annual Wacipi. Thank you Mystic Lake Casino Hotel for providing Saturday’s meal.

POST-SECONDARY GRADUATES: Alex Bigley (St. Cloud Technical and Community College) Elizabeth Gustafson (South Central College) Jacob Jorgenson (Hennepin Technical College) Keely Totenhagen (Aveda Institute Denver) Alison Welch (Rasmussen College) HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES: Chaskae J. Brewer (International School of Minnesota) Dillion A. Buchtel (Shakopee High School) Treynor J. Crooks-Flom (Minnesota Virtual High School) Gabrielle L. Hawkinson (International School of Minnesota) Tierra K. Hubbard (Shakopee High School) Rosemma D. Lafferty (Learning Edge) Chase B. Rouse (International School of Minnesota) Alexander M. Thomas (International School of Minnesota) Joshua M. Thomas (Minnesota Virtual Academy) Julian K. Torgeson (Learning Edge) GED RECOGNITION: Dontae Brewer Deb Decorah Julia Peralta

(We thank you).

SMSC Business Council Charles R. Vig

Chairman

Keith B. Anderson

Vice-Chairman

Freedom Brewer

Secretary/Treasurer


To:

Our fellow Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Members, relatives, friends and guests:

The Wacipi Committee would like to welcome everyone to the 2017 SMSC Wacipi. We have been working hard to bring you a wonderful weekend of singing, dancing, camaraderie, and culture. We are pleased to have you here to celebrate with us. The committee would like to send our best wishes to Community Member Dillion Buchtel, who ships off to U.S. Marine Corps boot camp in October, and Alex Bigley, who shipped off to U.S. Army Basic Training in June. The committee would also like to congratulate all 2017 high school, post-secondary, and GED graduates. The committee would like to thank all those who have worked hard the past several months and those who will be working throughout the weekend to put on another great Wacipi. We couldn’t do it without all your help. We would also like to thank all singers, dancers, and guests for being a part of our celebration. If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, please feel free to speak directly with any of us. We wish you a safe and enjoyable weekend. (We thank you). Nick Brewer, Anita Campbell Woods, Jess Chase, Steve Florez, Dan Jones, Tricia Lafferty, Cole Miller, Melinda Stade, Jake Thomas

2O17 SMSC ROYALTY Sage Crooks

SMSC Junior Princess

Sara Coulter SMSC Princess

Little Boy Crooks SMSC Brave

Albert Borger

SMSC Junior Brave

Royalty is not selected at the SMSC Wacipi.


ABOUT OUR WACIPI WE INVITE YOU TO EXPERIENCE OUR CULTURE BY IMMERSING YOURSELF IN THE WACIPI EXPERIENCE. WHAT IS A WACIPI?

WHAT HAPPENS AT A WACIPI?

The Wacipi, or Pow Wow, is a celebration of life. It is a time when American Indian people gather to enjoy time with old friends and make new ones. The Wacipi, which means “they dance” in the Dakota language, has transcended generations. It was a gathering time held at the end of a season, to celebrate a good hunt, or to recognize a positive event. The Wacipi as it is known today evolved from early Wild West shows. There, Indian people would dance to entertain, but dance was originally more sacred. Dance was and is still part of ceremonial practices, where the people ask for help from the Creator. It’s also part of many tribal stories. For instance, a hunt was demonstrated through dance, as were stories of heroism in battle or other times of conflict.

The SMSC Wacipi is a contest Pow Wow, where dancers compete in categories and age groups. Wacipi begins with a blessing of the dance circle. Grand Entry includes a Veterans Color Guard carrying in the flags and eagle staff, entrance of visiting dignitaries, tribal royalty, and the dancers by dance category. After all the dancers have entered the circle, a prayer is said. A drum group then sings a Flag Song and a Veterans Song. As a sign of respect, attendees are asked to stand, if they’re able, and remove their hats. Then, the Master of Ceremonies, called “Wapaha” in Dakota, calls for intertribal dancing, allowing everyone to dance, no regalia necessary. Contest dancing and tiny tots dancing are next, with the Wapaha announcing each of the categories.

WHAT IS WACIPI ROYALTY? Braves and Princesses are a contemporary part of a Wacipi. They represent their respective tribal nations, acting as ambassadors for the people. They are chosen through a contest, where they may display their knowledge of their language or history, and their dancing ability.

W H AT A R E T H E D I F F E R E N T S T Y L E S O R C AT E G O R I E S O F D A N C E ? MEN’S TRADITIONAL

Historically, warriors and hunters would dance out the story of their battles or hunting when they returned. That style has evolved into “Men’s Traditional.” Dancers may carry shields, weapons, staffs or sticks, and possibly wear a bustle. There are Northern and Southern styles, with a different competition for each.

CHICKEN

This men’s dance is one of the oldest styles and originated among the Blackfeet. Dancers imitate the prairie chicken mating dance. Dancers wear skin-tight clothing and smaller, old-fashioned bustles, often of pheasant feathers, as well as ankle bells and bell drops.

MEN’S FANCY

This dance originated in Oklahoma at the beginning of the 20th century and sparked contest dancing. This dance consists of the standard double-step but takes off from there with fancy footwork, acrobatics, speed, and showmanship. The regalia are bright and colorful, with two bustles, a roach with feathers that are kept rocking, arm bustles, angora anklets, bells, and moccasins.

GRASS

This dance is very old, dating back to the days of the camp circle when Grass dancers were the first to dance after moving camp, preparing the earth in a good way for the people. The movements of the dancer represent the flow of prairie grass in the wind. Grass dancers wear long, flowing fringe of yarn or ribbons to represent the grass, a yoke, breechcloth, a roach or wapeca [wah-pesha], fringed anklets, ankle bells, bead-work, and moccasins. They shake and sway like the grass in the wind, while their feet perform a variety of slides, hops, and other moves.


ETIQUETTE

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SHAKOPEE MDEWAKANTON SIOUX COMMUNITY’S ANNUAL WACIPI (wah-chee-pee) We invite you to learn about and experience our culture first-hand throughout the weekend. Because there are many sacred aspects to this event, please read and carry out the following guidelines. Knowing a little bit about various customs will help you feel more comfortable as you enjoy this weekend’s events.

STAND DURING

BE RESPECTFUL

Grand Entry, Honor Songs, and prayers. At the beginning of the Wacipi, everyone will be asked to stand (if they are able) as the color guard presents the flags and eagle feather staffs. Remain standing as the veterans, braves, princesses, and other dignitaries enter, followed by all of the dancers. The Master of Ceremonies will indicate when it’s appropriate to stand throughout the Wacipi during various songs and prayers.

Please show respect during Grand Entry, Honor Songs, and prayers by standing and removing your cap or hat. If you are elderly or have a medical condition, it is fine for you to sit if you need to. The Wacipi is a sacred gathering. Please be respectful at all times. Please refrain from talking during prayers.

THE ARENA

DANCERS’ REGALIA

The Arena contains a grassy area which has been blessed for the gathering and is considered sacred. Prayers have been said and tobacco has been offered to the Creator. This is not an area where children are invited to play. This is not an area for the public to cut across or use as a shortcut. In the very center of the Arena are flag poles and holders for eagle feather staffs.

Always ask before touching anyone’s regalia, as some regalia is sacred or has been ritually purified. Regalia often integrate designs, colors, and other ornamentation that represent the wearer’s tribe, family, or political or marital status.

HAND SHAKING IS DONE MORE GENTLY

DRUM GROUPS

Handshaking is a way to acknowledge and show respect for someone you are meeting. In Native American culture, handshaking is typically done more gently, with intention.

As drums hold special significance, please don’t touch them or the drumsticks, and avoid walking between the chairs and the drum.

WOMEN’S TRADITIONAL

Many Northern women dancers dance in place with the fringe of their dress and shawl swaying in and out to the beat. Southern women move gracefully around the circle with their fringe swaying forward and back. There are separate contests for Northern and Southern styles. Women in this category wear buckskin or cloth dresses and a breastplate, and carry a shawl, a fan often made of eagle feathers, and a bag. They usually wear a belt with an attached knife sheath, awl carrier, and a strike light bag.

FANCY SHAWL

JINGLE DRESS

The fancy shawl dance is a relatively new dance from when women switched from blankets to shawls. This dance is very athletic with the dancers moving around the circle quickly to the beat of the music, spinning, and using fancy footwork. The dancers wear colorful, calf-length dresses or skirts, bright shawls, and beadwork.

The jingle dress originated with the Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) as a ceremonial dance. Dresses have rows of tin jingles made of snuff can lids. Dancers also carry fans or bags and wear eagle plumes on their heads. In traditional jingle dress movements, the feet were barely raised above the ground, but modern jingle dance steps have become more intricate.

GOLDEN AGE

TINY TOTS

Dancers 55 and older can dance any style and compete in the Golden Age category.

All children ages 5 and under in regalia are invited to dance, either by themselves or with a parent, older sibling, or relative. Each dancer is given a small gift after each Tiny Tot exhibition.


F 2016

M E MO

R IES O


Wisconsin Dells, WI Rapid City, SD New Town, ND La Crosse, WI Pawhuska, OK

1. Peyton White Buffalo 2. Chaske Jacobs 3. Jackson Taken Alive 4. Loren Sanapaw 5. Dayven Clairmont

New Town, ND Seymour, WI Eagle Butte, SD Seymour, WI St. Paul, MN

1. Dreamer White 2. Jaymison Hill 3. Timothy Gabbard 4. Buster Cleveland 5. Jaymin Boivin

New Town, ND Tama, IA Moorhead, MN Lyndon Station, WI Keshena, WI

1. Ruben Littlehead, Jr. 2. Brevin Boyd 3. Brycen Whiteshirt 4. Jaden Parker 5. Jonah Jackson

Lamedeer, MT Crandon, WI Lawrence, KS Salamanca, NY St. Michaels, ND

1. Therien Paskemin 2. Desmond Madera 3. J.T. Largo 4. Tate Bear 5. Miles Sutherland

West Valley, UT Coeur d’Alene, ID Bismarck, ND Tama, IA Sudbory, ON

1. Christian Rangel 2. David Cleveland 3. Tyler Thurman 4. Wayne Silas, III 5. Delano Cleveland

Owasso, OK Lyndon Station, WI Shawnee, OK Oneida, WI Lyndon Station, WI

Jr. Boy’s Grass 6-12

Jr. Boy’s Fancy 6-12

Teen Boy’s Traditional 13-17

Teen Boy’s Grass 13-17

Teen Boy’s Fancy 13-17

1. Charles Hindsley 2. Timothy Eashappie, Sr. 3. Jim Red Eagle 4. Lewis Cozad 5. Thomas Edison

Wisconsin Dells, WI Saskatoon, SK Bear Butte, SD Mt. View, OK Winslow, AZ

1. Jonathan Windy Boy 2. Wayne Pushetonequa 3. Daryl Bearstail 4. Pete Moore 5. Albert King, Sr.

Rocky Boy, MT Montour, IA Bismarck, ND Pawnee, OK Oneida, WI

1. Brando Jack 2. Wendell Powless 3. Darius Isnana 4. Dwight Littlejohn 5. Nathaniel Deegan

White Cone, AZ Odanah, WI Ft. Qu’Apelle, SK West Valley City, UT Regina, SK

1. Lewis Perkins 2. Marshall Funmaker, Sr. 3. Terrance Todome 4. Ipa Grey 5. Michael Plumley

Winslow, AZ Suttons Bay, MI Lakeside, CA Scottsdale, AZ Shawnee, OK

1. Julius Not Afraid 2. Wanbli Charging Eagle 3. Trae Little Sky 4. Joel Omeasoo 5. Darwin Goodwill

Rapid City, SD Green Bay, WI Sioux Falls, SD Maskwacis, AB Ft. Qu’Apelle, SK

1. Jamon Paskemin 2. TJ Warren 3. Dakota Whitewater 4. Angelo Begay 5. Lee Goodman

West Valley, UT Saskatoon, SK Wisconsin Dells, WI Red Mesa, AZ Minneapolis, MN

1. Darrell Hill 2. Xavier Little Head 3. Rylan Baker 4. Canku One Star 5. Mitchell Baker

Tama, IA Lamedeer, MT Mandaree, ND Rosebud, SD New Town, ND

1. Russell McCloud 2. Will Hedgepeth 3. Tony Wahweotten 4. Joe Syrette 5. Jason Kingbird

Harrah, WA Windsor, ON Mayetta, KS Mt. Pleasant, MI Marshalltown, IA

1. Kelly Grant 2. Erwin Morris 3. Terry Tsotigh 4. Everett Moore 5. Sean Spicer

Pinehill, NM Walthill, NE Edmond, OK Jones, OK Lakeside, CA

1. Randall Paskemin 2. Clifton Goodwill 3. James Day 4. Gabe Desrosiers 5. Russell Young Bird

West Valley City, UT Reserve, KS Suttons Bay, MI Browns Valley, MN Fort Yates, ND

1. Rod Atcheynum 2. Marty Thurman 3. Michael Davis 4. Todd Papequash 5. Dennis Tate Nevaquaya

Bismarck, ND Shawnee, OK Boston, MA Raymore, SK Black River Falls, WI

1. Wayne Silas, Jr. 2. War Shield White 3. Jason Whitehouse 4. Thorpe Sine 5. Tyler Lasley

Oneida, WI New Town, ND Shepherd, MI Glenpool, OK Tama, IA

Men’s GA- Fancy/Grass 55 & over

Jr. Men’s Traditional 18-34

Jr. Men’s Southern Straight 18-34

Jr. Men’s Grass 18-34

Jr. Men’s Chicken 18-34

2016 GIRLS WINNERS

Jr. Men’s Fancy 18-34 Jr. Girl’s Traditional 6-12 1. Sparrow Littlesky 2. Tylyn Thurman 3. Neena Lasley 4. Minnie Tsosie 5. Ardis Walker

Kyle, SD Shawnee, OK Tama, IA Chelsea, OK Toledo, IA

1. Tashanna Redman 2. Aura Campbell 3. Tosha McCloud 4. Omiyosiw Warren 5. Kitahna Silas

Ft. Qu’Apelle, SK Edmonton, AB Harrah, WA Saskatoon, SK Oneida, WI

1. Wakinyela Clairmont 2. Micayla Silas 3. Red Star Cavanaugh 4. Rayanna Bird 5. Kaliyah Bear

Morrison, CO Oneida, WI Minneapolis, MN Sioux Falls, SD Oneida, WI

1. Taylor Clairmont 2. Wamblie Littlesky 3. Askiw Roan 4. Regan Isnana 5. Faith Good Striker

St. Paul, MN Kyle, SD Pigeon Lake, AB Tatanka Najin, SD Edmonton, AB

1. Aidyn Nevaquaya 2. Dajia Shinos 3. Diana Sanapaw 4. Tanisha Beetso 5. Arika Heinert

Cut Knite, SK Mount Pleasant, MI Seymour, WI Brainerd, MN Mission, SD

1. Malia Jacobs 2. Oketwsha Roberts 3. Hozhoni White Cloud 4. Cheyenne Chee 5. Eahtosh Bird

Oneida, WI Atwood, OK Black River Falls, WI Albuquerque, NM Sioux Falls, SD

Jr. Girl’s Jingle 6-12

Jr. Girl’s Fancy 6-12

Teen Girl’s Traditional 13-17

Teen Girl’s Jingle 13-17

Teen Girl’s Fancy 13-17

Women’s GA- Trad/So. Buckskin 55 & over

Men’s GA-Trad/So. Straight 55 & over

2016 ADULT WOMEN WINNERS

1. Lennox Lasley 2. King Colhoff 3. Bear White 4. Gene Nyte Yellow Bird 5. Antwine Hamilton

2016 ADULT MEN WINNERS

2016 BOYS WINNERS

Jr. Boy’s Traditional 6-12

1. Carmen Clairmont 2. Madelyn Goodwill 3. Linda Standing 4. Diana Goodwill McKay 5. Vera Kingbird

Lakewood, CO Sioux Falls, SD Eagle Hills, SK Ft. Qu’Apelle, SK Bemidji, MN

1. Irene Oakes 2. Gracie Her Many Horses 3. Denise One Star 4. Dianne Desrosiers 5. Melinda Goodwill

Whitecap, SK New Town, ND Rosebud, SD Browns Valley, MN Regina, SK

1. Patti McArthur-Isnana 2. Randi Bird 3. Krista-Marie Goodwill 4. Arianna GreenCrow 5. Ellie Olson

Ft. Qu’Apelle, SK Sioux Falls, SD Ft. Qu’Apelle, SK Lake Delton, WI Winnipeg, MB

1. Cheyenne Brady 2. Charish Toehay 3. Amanda Harris 4. Sophie Thurman 5. Kelly Walker

New Town, ND Anadarko, OK Jones, OK Shawnee, OK Lawrence, KS

1. Leah Omeasoo 2. Amanda Ironstar 3. Mallary Oakes 4. Eartha Good Striker 5. Waskwane Stonefish

Maskwacis, AB Anadarko, OK Whitecap, SK Edmonton, AB Peshawbestown, MI

1. Laryn Oakes 2. Jocy Bird 3. Amber Cleveland 4. Kaitlynn McArthur 5. Nadine Obey

Whitecap, SK Sioux Falls, SD Alma Center, WI White Bear, SK Regina, SK

1. Tosha Goodwill 2. Amber Old Horn 3. Amber Buffalo 4. Thea McCloud 5. Kellie Mae Down Wind

Sioux Falls, SD Billings, MT Maskwacis, AB Harrah, WA Minneapolis, MN

1. Danita Goodwill 2. Toni Tsatoke Mule 3. Chalene Toehay-Tartsah 4. Tonya Moore 5. Jamie Jon Whiteshirt

Hiawatha, KS Oklahoma City, OK Anadarko, OK Stillwater, OK Lawrence, KS

1. Grace Pushetonequa 2. Winona Tahdooahnippah 3. Cassie Lasley 4. Dionne Jacobs 5. Rowena Roberts

Tama, IA Minneapolis, MN Wisconsin Dells, WI Seymour, WI Atwood, OK

1. Tanksi Clairmont 2. Nahmi Lasley 3. Valerie Parker 4. Heather Syrette 5. Nita

Morrison, CO Tama, IA Salamanca, NY Mt. Pleasant, MI Saskatoon, SK

Women’s GA- Fancy/Jingle

55 & over

Jr. Women’s Traditional 18-34

Jr. Women’s Southern Cloth/Buckskin 18-34

Jr. Women’s Jingle

Jr. Women’s Fancy

Sr. Women’s Traditional

18-34

18-34

34-54

Sr. Men’s Traditional 35-54

Sr. Women’s Southern Cloth/Buckskin 35-54

Sr. Men’s Southern Straight 35-54

Sr. Women’s Jingle

Sr. Men’s Grass

Sr. Women’s Fancy

Sr. Men’s Chicken

Sr. Men’s Fancy

35-54

35-54

35-54

35-54

35-54

DRUM CONTEST WINNERS

1. The Boyz 2. Young Bear 3. Midnite Express 4. Sizzortail 5. Cree Confederation 6. Cozad

Minnesota North Dakota Minnesota Oklahoma AB Oklahoma


STAFF MASTER OF CEREMONIES JUAQUIN HAMILTON Sac & Fox Shawnee, Oklahoma

HONORARY MASTER OF CEREMONIES WALLACE COFFEY Comanche Lawton, Oklahoma

ARENA DIRECTOR CLIFTON GOODWILL Ojibwe/Cree/Lakota/Dakota Reserve, Kansas

MASTER OF CEREMONIES RUBEN LITTLE HEAD Northern Cheyenne Lame Deer, Montana

HEAD SINGING JUDGE ROOSTER (SAMATT) TOPSKY Chippewa/Cree Rocky Boy, Montana

ARENA DIRECTOR CHASKE LABLANC Dakota Morton, Minnesota


HEAD MEN'S JUDGE CANKU ONE STAR

Rosebud Sioux Tribe Oneida - Seneca Two Strike, South Dakota

HEAD WOMEN'S JUDGE ALVA FIDDLER

Cheyenne River - Minneconjou Band Red Wing, Minnesota

TABULATING ICREEAZN

Ray Seto

Vancouver, BC

VETERANS

VETERANS

NATIVE AMERICAN WOMEN WARRIORS Pueblo, Colorado

SECURITY

SISSETON-WAHPETON KIT FOX SOCIETY Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Sisseton, South Dakota

SOUND HOKAH SOUND Dale Roberts

Choctaw - Chickasaw Atwood, Oklahoma

WACIPI COMMITTEE

MATT BURSOTT Ho-Chunk St. Paul, Minnesota

Steve Florez, Nick Brewer, Melinda Stade, Cole Miller Dan Jones, Jake Thomas not p i ct ure d : Jess Chase, Anita Campbell Woods, Tricia Lafferty

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MDEWAKANTON PUBLIC SAFETY The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community staffs its public safety department 24/7 with paramedics, EMTs, and firefighters, offering first aid and emergency management. Mdewakanton Public Safety will be on-hand to direct guests in the case of an emergency, such as a tornado or strong winds.

SECURITY: 952.496.7222 | EMERGENCY: 911


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

HOST DRUMS HOST DRUMS

Northern Cree - Alberta The Boyz - Minnesota

Northern Cree - Alberta The Boyz - Minnesota

SATURDAY AUG. 19 9 am FLAG RAISING

All veterans please standby to assist with flag raising

FRIDAY

9:3O am

AUG. 18

Honoring Education Department

12:3O pm REGISTRATION

1O am

7 pm

11 am

Dancer registration opens

GRAND ENTRY

YOUNG NATIVE PRIDE

SAGE CROOKS

Junior Girl’s Jingle (6-12)

LITTLE BOY CROOKS Teen Boy’s Traditional (13-17)

Evening Prayer Introduction of Flags and Eagle Staffs Introduction of Visiting Royalty CONTESTS

12 pm

ALBERT BORGER Junior Boy’s Grass (6-12)

- All Categories

Tiny Tots, Junior, Teen, Junior and Senior Adults, and Golden Age

12:3O pm REGISTRATION CLOSED

Registration closed for all dance categories

1 pm

GRAND ENTRY Introduction of Flags and Eagle Staffs Introduction of Visiting Royalty and Tiny Tots

3 pm Schedule is subject to change

EXHIBITION - Junior and Senior Adults, and Golden Age CONTESTS

- Junior and Teen


INVITED DRUMS

Northern:

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

SUNDAY AUG. 2O 9 am FLAG RAISING

4:3O pm

All veterans please standby to assist with flag raising

ROSEMMA LAFFERTY Junior Women’s Jingle (18-34)

1O am

Teen Girl’s Jingle (13-17)

4:3O - 6:3O pm EVENING MEAL Meals are free to all with a Wacipi button,

1O am

MENU:

Shredded chicken au jus sandwich, coleslaw, baked beans, corn on the cob, chips, and watermelon

11 am

Evening Prayer

1 pm

GRAND ENTRY

Introduction of Flags and Eagle Staffs

Prayer

Introduction of Visiting Royalty

Introduction of Flags and Eagle Staffs

EXHIBITION CONTESTS

- Junior and Teen

Introduction of Visiting Royalty and

- Junior and Senior Adults, and

Golden Age

1O pm

CJ LASLEY

Men’s Grass (18+)

Please allow dancers, singers, and elders to be served first.

GRAND ENTRY

CHURCH SERVICE

Tiowakan Spiritual Center 14625 Prairie Grass Drive, Prior Lake

children under 10, and elders 60 and older

7 pm

SARA COULTER

FIREWORKS

Tiny Tots

3 pm

EXHIBITION

- Junior and Teen

CONTESTS - Junior and Senior Adults, and Golden Age

TIEBREAKERS


SPECIALS

SATURDAY

9:3Oam

1Oam

YOUNG NATIVE PRIDE

SMSC Junior Princess

Honoring Education Department

SAGE CROOKS

Junior Girl’s Jingle (6-12) 1st place: $300 2nd place: $200 3rd place: $100 4th place: $50

SUNDAY AUG. 2O

Sponsored by: Family of Sage Crooks

1Oam SMSC Princess

SARA COULTER

Teen Girl’s Jingle (13-17) 1st place: $400 2nd place: $300

Sponsored by: Family of Sara Coulter

3rd place: $200 4th place: $100

11am CJ LASLEY

Men’s Grass (ages 18+) In honor of the late Patty Sue Decora


11am

12pm

SMSC Brave

SMSC Junior Brave

LITTLE BOY CROOKS

Teen Boy’s Traditional (13-17)

ALBERT BORGER

Junior Boy’s Grass (6-12)

1st place: $400

1st place: $400

2nd place: $300

2nd place: $300

3rd place: $200

3rd place: $200

4 place: $100

4 place: $100

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4:3Opm Registered Jingle Dress dancers only. Honoring her transition from Teen Girls into Jr. Women’s Jingle in 2017, her early graduation, and her acceptance into Northern Arizona University. She will be majoring in Applied Indigenous Studies.

1st place: $5000, 3-Feathers Star Quilt,

Jacket, $500 Sephora Gift Card

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Sponsored by: Family of Little Boy Crooks

ROSEMMA LAFFERTY

Junior Women’s Jingle

Sponsored by: Family of Albert Borger

2 place: $4000, 3-Feathers Star Quilt, nd

Jacket, $250 Sephora Gift Card

3rd place: 4th place: 5th place: 6th place: 7th place:

$3000, Pendleton, and Jacket $2000, Pendleton, and Jacket $1000 and Jacket $500 and Jacket $250 and Jacket

W H AT A R E S P E C I A L S ? HONOR SONGS

commemorate an individual who has passed away or an accomplishment such as graduating from high school, being selected royalty, or serving in the armed forces. Everyone is invited to come out and shake hands with the individual and family.

AN EAGLE FEATHER/ FALLEN WARRIOR CEREMONY

is conducted when an eagle feather falls to the ground. Veterans retrieve the “Fallen Warrior.” Photography is not allowed during this ceremony.

NAMING CEREMONIES

are held when a family would like to give a spiritual or “Indian” name to someone. A spiritual leader or elder performs the ceremony.

GIVEAWAY

is a tradition to recognize, honor, or thank someone. Families collect items all year and then distribute them at a Wacipi/Pow Wow or other special occasion to elders or people they would like to recognize. The giveaway is followed by a Wopida song and people who received a gift (and are able) shake hands and dance with the family.


WITH DEEPEST SYMPATHY

JAMES VIG

JAMES HERRON

Community Member James J. Vig, age 63, journeyed to the Spirit World on Tuesday, August 30. James (Jim) was born on December 22, 1952, the son of Bernard and Elizabeth (Weldon) Vig. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. All services were held at the Tiowakan Spiritual Center. Interment with Military Honors took place at the SMSC Cemetery.

Community Member James W. Herron, age 42, journeyed to the Spirit World on Wednesday, November 23, 2016. A visitation and funeral were held at the Tiowakan Spiritual Center. He was buried at the SMSC Cemetery.

November 23, 2016

August 30, 2016

James was born on January 12, 1974, in St. Paul, Minnesota, to J. Wayne Herron and Lynell Crooks. James enjoyed fast cars, riding four-wheelers and James enjoyed cars and rebuilding older ones, and dirt bikes, and helping others. Family and friends working with motors. He also liked to hunt, fish, will remember him as an all-around good guy. and collect antiques. He enjoyed spending time at his farm with his animals, especially his dogs and cats. He was a practical joker who liked to tease and have fun. He loved to laugh and always had a smile on his face.

EXPERIENCE AMERICA’S FIRST EXTREME SPORT. Indian Horse Relay showcases high-speed bareback relay racing, with Native American riders leaping from horse to horse in a true display of athleticism and fearlessness.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 24 AT 6:30 PM* | FRIDAY, AUGUST 25 AT 6:30 PM*

SATURDAY, AUGUST 26 AT 6 PM

MYSTIC LAKE DERBY & INDIAN HORSE RELAY CHAMPIONSHIPS

CANTERBURY PARK • SHAKOPEE * TIMES ARE APPROXIMATE

Mahkato 45th Annual Traditional Wacipi Honoring the 38 Dakota September 22 - 24, 2017

Dakota Wokiksuye Makoce (Land of Memories Park)

Mankato, Minnesota


DARLENE KAISER VERNON ANDERSON STUART WALKER May 3, 2017

July 1, 2017

March 16, 2017

Community Member Darlene E. Kaiser passed away May 3 at the age of 73. The funeral service was held May 12 at the Tiowakan Spiritual Center, preceded by a visitation and traditional All Night Wake on May 11.

Vernon A. Anderson passed away July 1 at the age of 97. A proud but humble World War II veteran, law enforcement leader, and member of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, Vern lived a life of service to his country, community, and those he loved.

Stuart C. Walker, age 86 of New Prague, formerly of Prior Lake, passed away on March 16, 2017 at Mala Strana Nursing Home. Stuart served as a jet mechanic in the United States Navy during the Korean and Vietnam wars.

Born in Morton, Minnesota, on May 8, 1920, Vern was the firstborn child of Alfred and Mable Anderson. Vern enjoyed boating on the St. Croix River, sharing time with loved ones, and spoiling his pets. He was a longtime member of the American Legion, the Veteran of Foreign Wars, and the Battle of the Bulge Association. A loving husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather, and friend, Vern will be greatly missed.

Stuart was a member of the VFW and the American Legion in New Prague. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, and airplanes. He was an artist who liked to sketch faces and also liked woodworking. He was known to many as a “Walker Prankster.�

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Darlene was born in St. Paul on September 29, 1943, the daughter of Mabel Jenson. She leaves behind many loving friends and relatives and will truly be missed by all those who were lucky enough to know her.

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GUIDELINES

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community has zero tolerance for gang activity.

The SMSC bans guns on these premises. Alcohol and drugs are also prohibited. You will be asked to leave if you have or are under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

For the viewing enjoyment of everyone, umbrellas are not allowed in the stands.

Please extinguish all tobacco products before entering the Arena by using the ashtrays provided.

Raffle tickets may not be sold or purchased on the Wacipi Grounds or any other SMSC property.

All participants and guests attending the SMSC Wacipi do so at their own risk. The SMSC is not responsible for any injury, damage, or theft to a person or their property. The SMSC does not waive its or its employees’ sovereign immunity from suit by conducting any activity in coordination with its Wacipi. The SMSC retains the legal authority to expel any person from its land at any time and for any reason.

For the comfort of all Wacipi guests, bleacher seating may not be saved. Blankets left unattended will be removed. NO EXCEPTIONS. Any audio, video, or photographic commercial recording at the SMSC Wacipi is strictly prohibited. You may record and produce only one copy of the Wacipi for private use. All media must have advance permission to cover the Wacipi. Please keep in mind, photographs are not appropriate during the Naming and Eagle Feather/Fallen Warrior ceremonies. Please respect the dancers. If you wish to take their photograph outside the Dance Arena, ask their permission first.

No dogs allowed on the Wacipi Grounds, except for service dogs. By attending the SMSC Wacipi you agree to release any rights to any public or private media recording that may include inadvertant recordings of you by Wacipi staff or approved media outlets. Elders and those who are disabled are a priority when it comes to golf cart rides to and from the parking lot areas.

Elders and those who are disabled may sit in a special seating area at the announcer’s stand. SMSC is not responsible for lost envelopes.

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In the case of inclement weather, the Wacipi may be relocated to Dakotah! Sport and Fitness at 2100 Trail of Dreams, Prior Lake.

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