Red Wing, MN -(June, 2015) The Prairie Island Indian Community hosts the annual Dakota Singing and Dancing Championship Wacipi Celebration July 10 through July 12. Experience Native American history and traditions through these exciting competitions. Grand Entry performances begin the celebration each day starting on Friday, July 10 at 7pm, Saturday, July 11 at 1pm and 7pm and Sunday, July 12 at 1pm.
Join in the pageantry and rich heritage of colorful apparel, breathtaking tribal dances and beautiful traditional songs. 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”