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After careful consideration and out of an abundance of caution, the SMSC has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Wacipi, which was originally scheduled to take place August 14-16. This annual celebration is such an important event for our community and the thousands of people who attend each year, but the health and safety of all members, participants, employees, and visitors will always take precedence, and we cannot safely move forward as planned in the midst of the current pandemic. Thank you in advance for your understanding and we look forward to seeing everyone in 2021.

Good Food and Arts and Crafts

Wacipi Arts and CraftsEvery August, Wacipi brings together hundreds of dancers, spectators, and vendors from across the country for three days of dancing, food, and togetherness. This year’s Wacipi is no different and will feature various vendors with arts, crafts, beadwork, jewelry, quillwork, pottery, woodwork, and many other Native American-made items that make unique gifts or keepsake items.

Indian TacoIn addition to crafts, the SMSC Wacipi also has plenty of food choices. Trust us, you’re going to want to fuel up if you plan to stay the entire day! There are lots of traditional foods to choose from. Favorites include the fry bread, wojapi (berry pudding), wild rice, buffalo burgers, and the famous Indian Tacos with all the fixin’s! What makes Indian Tacos so famous and delicious is the fry bread’s crispy texture on the outside and the soft, chewiness on the inside. Fill it up with taco-seasoned ground beef and beans and top it off with cheese, sour cream, tomatoes, and shredded lettuce. Make sure you grab plenty of napkins because things will get messy!

Wacipi FoodNo matter what brings you to the SMSC Wacipi this year, take time to gather with old friends, make new ones, and share and reflect on your stories and experiences.