Red Wing, Minn. – The Prairie Island Indian Community hosts the annual Dakota Singing and Dancing Championship Wacipi Celebration Friday, July 12 through Sunday, July 14. Experience Native American history and traditions through these exciting competitions being held all weekend. This magnificent event is free and open to the public.
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”