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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.

Wacipi Dance Styles

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community’s (SMSC) annual Wacipi hosts dancers from across the country to gather, compete, and celebrate life and culture. Dancers who attend the SMSC Wacipi participate in several dance categories where they compete for top honors. These dances are important to the history of Native American people, and they will continue to be practiced for generations to be come.