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2012 Wacipi MOA Exhibition (August 16)

Mall of America : Rotunda

Special “Honoring Veterans” Ceremony in the MOA Rotunda at 3:30 p.m.

Exhibition Sessions: 2 p.m., 5 p.m.
Honoring Veterans: 3:30 p.m.

Experience Native American dancers from the SMSC and other Indian nations at the SMSC sponsored Pow Wow Exhibition. A whirl of colors, sights and sounds will fill the halls as the Rotunda is transformed into a Pow Wow arena, complete with a Master of Ceremonies and two drum groups. Native American dancers of all ages in full regalia will enter the arena to perform with live Pow Wow music in two separate performances. Mall visitors will experience a Native American Grand Entry, learn about the various dance styles, and have the opportunity to join the dancers and participate in the Intertribals and Round Dance.

2012 Annual Wacipi (August 17, 18, 19)

Culture: Tradition: Excitement

Amy Crooks LarcaWomen's Golden Age Northern Traditional Special
To Honor the Memory of Community Member
Amy Crooks-Larca

Saturday, August 18, 2012  -  Special during the supper break.
SMSC Wacipi Arena. Sponsored by the family of Amy Crooks-Larca.

Click here for the dance special flyer ►

NEW! Larger Arena And More Seating! Public Welcome .

$5.00 Admission for entire weekend with button purchase. 60 years & over, 10 years & under- FREE. Includes Meal on Saturday & Sunday

Fireworks on Saturday @10:00 p.m.

Giveaways on Friday noon to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday after 9:00 a.m. flag raising

Grand Entry on Friday 7 p.m., Saturday 1 p.m. & 7 p.m., and Sunday 1 p.m.

Flag Raising
9:00 a.m. Saturday & Sunday - Vietnam Veterans’ Color Guard, Sisseton-Wahpeton

Dancer Registration
Friday, 12:30 p.m. Must have button to register. Point system to begin at Friday Grand Entry.
Registration closes Saturday 12:30 p.m.

Dance Contests
*Junior 6-12 - 1st: $ 300, 2nd: $200, 3rd: $150, 4th: $ 100, 5th: $50
Traditional, Grass/Jingle, Fancy
*Teen 13-17 - 1st: $ 500, 2nd: $300, 3rd: $200, 4th: $ 150, 5th: $100
Traditional, Grass/Jingle, Fancy

1st: $1500, 2nd: $1000, 3rd: $800, 4th: $500, 5th: $200
*Jr. Adults 18-34
Men’s: Traditional, Fancy, Grass, Southern Straight
Women’s: Traditional, Fancy, Jingle,
Southern Buckskin/Cloth (combined)
*Sr. Adults 35-54
Men’s: Traditional, Fancy, Grass, Southern Straight
Women’s: Traditional, Fancy, Jingle,
Southern Buckskin/Cloth (combined)
*Golden Age: 55 & over
Men’s (all categories) & Women’s (all categories)
Men’s Chicken Dance (18 & over)
1st: $1500, 2nd: $1000, 3rd: $800, 4th: $500, 5th: $200
** Dancers may compete in only one category, including the Chicken Dance**

Moccasin Games
1st: $1500, 2nd: $1200, 3rd: $1000, 4th: $800, 5th: $500

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