August 18 - 20, 2017
Experience Native American dancers from the SMSC and other Indian nations at the SMSC sponsored Wacipi Exhibition. A whirl of colors, sights and sounds will fill the halls as the Rotunda is transformed into a Wacipi arena, complete with a Master of Ceremonies and two invited drum groups. Invited Native American dancers of all ages in full regalia will enter the arena to perform with live Wacipi 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.
April 8 -
Location: St. Cloud State University - Halenbeck Hall (5th Ave. & University Dr.) Grand Entries at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Feast at 5 p.m. Hand Drum Contest FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC For more information contact: American Indian Center 320-308-4706 [email protected] www.stcloudstate.edu/aic
November 17 -
Traditional Pow Wow
August 19 - 21, 2016
The SMSC Wacipi begins with a blessing of the dance circle. This is followed by the Grand Entry with the Veterans Color Guard carrying in the flags and eagle staff, followed by visiting dignitaries, tribal royalty, and the dancers. Once the dancers have entered the circle, a prayer is said, and attendees are asked to stand and remove their hats as the drum group sings songs to honor the flag and the veterans.