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South Dakota Powwow Schedule

Below is a list of major powwows that occur annually throughout the state. Please call ahead to verify time and location. For information on other powwows throughout South Dakota, please visit DrumHop.

February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November

January/February


46th Annual Founder's Celebration & Wacipi

Sinte Gleska University

Date: January 25-31, 2016

Location: Mission, SD

Contact: Sinte Gleska University: 605-856-8100

http://www.sintegleska.edu/founders-celebration-2016.html

 

South Dakota State University's 25th Annual Wacipi

Honoring Our Ancestors Through Education

Date: February 20, 2016

Location: SDSU Campus University Student Union, Brookings, SD

Contact: SDSU American Indian Education & Cultural Center 605-688-6416

 

 

March

 

42th Annual Denver March Powwow

Date: March 25-27, 2016
Location: Denver Coliseum

4600 Huumboldt St., Denver, CO

Additional Information:

Contact: Denver March Powwow, P.O. Box 19178, Denver, CO  80219

Phone:  303-934-8045     Fax:  303-934-8046

Email: denvermarchpowwow@comcast.net

-Website- -Schedule-

 

43nd Annual USD Wacipi - Contest

Date: March 19th & 20th, 2016
Location: Vermillion, SD. USD Dakota Dome

Additional Information:  Prize money for Adults & Teens, day money for tiny tot & juniors

Saturday evening meal provided.

Contact: 605-677-6389 Email: Tiospaye@usd.edu

Poster

 

 


 

April

32nd Annual Lakota Omniciye Wacipi

Black Hills State University Powwow* - Contest

Date: April 8 & 9, 2016
Location: Spearfish, SD. Donald E. Young Center Field House

Contact: 605-642-6578

Website

Poster

 

43rd Annual UND Indian Associtaion Time-Out Wacipi

Date: April 22-24, 2016
Location: University of ND Hyslop Sports Arena

2751 2nd Ave. North, Grand Forks, ND

Grand Entries:  Friday - 7:00pm, Saturday - 1:00pm & 7:00pm, Sunday - 1:00pm

Contact: Darlene Nelson 701-777-4291

Poster

Pierre Public School 2016 Honoring Wacipi
Date: May 7, 2016

Location:  Riggs High School

Grand Entry: 1:00 pm

Honoring 2015 Graduates 3:00 pm

Free Buffalo Feed: 5:00 pm

Additional Information: First 5 Drums to be paid. Day money paid to all dancers. Door prizes.

Contact: Donna Stroup 605-773-7350, Tristan Rogers 605-295-4486

 

Mobridge-Pollock School Spring Wacipi
Date: April 23, 2016

Location:  Mobridge-Pollock School Gymnasium

Lakota Education Program "Honoring the Graduates"

Grand Entry: 1:00pm & 7:00pm

Registration 10:00am Saturday

Contact:  Monica Weninger 605-845-9211

 


 

May

Crow Creek Tribal Schools 28th Annual Wacipi

Date: May 6, 2016
Location: Stephan, SD - Chieftain Dome

Grand Entry:  1:00pm & 6:00pm

Registration Opens at 11:00am

Supper Meal at 5pm

*Honoring Class of 2016 *Kahomni Contest  *Potato Dance  *Color Guard Veterans Hunkpati

 

30th Annual He Dog School Wacipi

Grand Entry at 12:30pm

Supper 5pm

Evening Grand Entry at 7:00pm

First five drums will be paid for the day

He Dog School

Parmelee, SD

Contact: He Dog School 605-747-2438


 

June


28th Annual Vietnam Veterans Wacipi

Date: June 10-12, 2016
Location: Pine Ridge, SD. Powwow Grounds

Grand Entries:  1:00pm & 7:00pm daily
Red Feather Honoring, Daily Flag Raising, Medal Presentations, Guest Speaker.

Saturday Parade, Ball Games, Activities

Admission: $1.00Grand Entries: 
Contact: Ramon Bear Runner (605) 867-4021

Cannonball Flag Day Celebration Wacipi
Date: June 10,11, & 12, 2016
Location: Cannon Ball District
Cannonball, North Dakota
Phone #: 701-854-7170
Fax: 701-854-7189

 

Paha Yamini Wacipi
Date: June 17-19, 2016
Location: Porcupine District
Shields, North Dakota
Phone #: 701-422-2002
Fax: 701-422-2007

Ring Thunder Wacipi

Date: June 17-19, 2016

 


Oglala Lakota College Graduation Wacipi* - Traditional

Date: June 17, 18, & 19, 2016
Location: Kyle, SD. Oglala Community College
Contact: 605-455-6000


Fort Randall Casino Indian Day Celebration Wacipi
Date: June 24, 25, & 26, 2016
Location: Two miles east of Pickstown on Hwy. 46,. Fort Randall Casino

Grand Entry: 7pm-Friday, 1pm & 7pm-Saturday, and 1pm-Sunday
Supper served Saturday and Sunday
Contact: 605-487-7871 ask for a Powwow Committee Member

www.fortrandallcasino.com

St. Francis Indian Day Powwow
Date: June 24-26, 2016
Location: St. Francis Powwow Grounds
Contact: Bonnie Hairy Shirt, 605-747-2736

605-319-8620

All Chiefs Pow wow

TBD

Cherry Creek, SD

Contact:


 

July

Rosebud Casino 4th of July Powwow
Date: July 3 - 4, 2016
Location: Rosebud Casino Pow Wow  Grounds
Contact: Rosebud Casino 1-800-786-7673

149th Annual Sisseton-Wahpeton Wacipi - Traditional

Date: July 1, 2, & 3, 2016

Location: SWO Ceremonial Grounds - Agency Village, SD

Registration:  Opens Friday - Closes at 12:00pm Saturday

Grand Entry:  Friday 1:00pm & 7:00pm

                  Saturday 1:00pm & 7:00pm

                    Sunday: 1:00pm

ADMISSION $5 - Weekend, 5yrs. and under free, 55 & over free
Singing Contest, Moccasin Tournament, Softball Tournament
Adult and Youth Rodeo - Saturday and Sunday

Contact: Ella Robertson (605) 268-0742, Louie Johnson (605) 951-4960, Angel Wanna (605) 268-2425

Darwin James (605) 268-3743, Mary Keeble (605) 265-0691, Delmar Bernard (605) 651-4578

Vendors contact:  Tom Wilson  (605) 268-6974
Poster

 

Wakpamini Lake Area Communities Traditional Wacipi & Horse Races
Date: July 1- 3, 2016
Location: Batesland, SD
Grand Entries: Friday 7pm, Saturday 7pm, Sunday 3pm.
Horse Races: Sunday 2pm
Wacipi Contact: Sandy Two Lance 605-407-7712, Robert Two Crow 605-441-2521, Wilma Standing Bear 605-288-1922
Horse Race Contact: Harriet Wilson 605-288-1922, Mel Lone Hill 605-441-7564


11th Annual Greenwood Wacipi* - Traditional
Date: July 1 - 3, 2016
Location: Greenwood, SD. Powwow Grounds
Brunch and Supper Served Daily, Bring you own Dishes, Chairs
Contact: Vendors contact Shelly Songhawk (605)384-5357
For more info: Jean Drapeau 605-491-6268, Justin Songhawk 605-469-5357

Iron Lightning Contest Powwow
TBD
Iron Lightning SD: Powwow Grounds
Contact: Dana Dupris 605.365.5306

Bear Soldier Wacipi
Date: July 1,2, & 3, 2016
Location: McLaughlin, South Dakota 57642
P.O. Box 639
Phone#: 605-823-4519
Fax: 605-823-4516

Antelope Powwow
Date: July 8-10, 2016
Location: Antelope Community, SD
Contact:  605-828-6603

Dupree Community Contest Powwow
TBD
Dupree SD: Powwow Grounds
Contact: 605-365-5413 or 605-365-5620

 


Kenel Wacipi
Date: July 8, 9, & 10, 2016
Location: Kenel, SD
Phone #: 605-823-2024
Fax: 605-823-4516

Corn Creek Celebration Powwow
3rd Weekend in July
Corn Creek Powwow Grounds

 

Blackfoot Toe Jam
3rd weekend in July
Location: Cheyenne River Reservation
Contact: Clint Dx 605.733.2456

54th Annual Traditional Mdewakanton Wacipi
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribal Community
Date: July 15-17, 2016
Free Admission

Grand Entries; Friday 7pm, Saturday 1pm & 7pm, Sunday 1pm
Flandreau, SD  Wacipi grounds North of Flandreau of Hwy. 13
Contact: Mike Wakeman 605-530-0236

Accomodations Royal River 1-877-912-LUCK
Othe accomodations at Brookings, Madison, SD and Pipestone, MN.
http://www.santeesioux.com/fsst_powwows.html
Poster

82nd Annual Little Eagle Monument Celebration
Running Antelope Community

Date: July 22 - 24, 2016

Grand Entries:  Friday at 7pm, Saturday at 1pm and 7pm, Sunday 1pm and 7pm

First 10 drums registered will be paid (must have 5 singers)

Phone #: 605-314-4825
Phone #: 605-823-2211
Fax: 605-823-2211

 

Pass Creek District Wacipi

July 22-24, 2016

American Horse School Campus, Allen, SD

Registration open Friday @ 6:00 pm mst

Milks Camp Community Powwow
July 22-24, 2016

Grand Entry  Friday 7pm, Saturday & Sunday 1:30pm and 7pm
Milks Camp Site, 5 1/2 miles southwest of St. Charles, SD
Contact: Alfred 605-469-5708 or Jim 605-830-1301

Virgin Creek Wacipi
Date: July 22 - 24, 2016
Location: LaPlante, SD
Contact: Mike Bowker (605) 733-2579, Gene Roberts (605) 733-2227

 

Wakpa Waste' Wacipi
Date: July 15-16, 2016

Location: Red Shirt Table Community

Tatanka Numpa Powwow Grounds

Friday 7pm, Saturday 1pm & 5pm

Dance Contest All Categories

First 3 Drums Paid
All Cash Prizes
Saturday - Rememberance Ride at 10am
First Annual Princess Contest!
Contact Lorri Ann (605) 407-8157

Jake (605) 454-5790
Mary Belt (605) 441-1950

Poster

Big Bend Annual Powwow
Date: July 29, 30, & 31, 2016
Location: Big Bend Community 32 miles east of Pierre

All Dancers & Singers Welcome!

Grand Entry:  Friday 7pm, Saturday 1pm & 7pm, Sunday 1pm & 7pm

Contact: Jamie Fallis at 605-730-0207

               Malva Big Eagle

 

Wolf Lodge Powwow - Traditional

TBD

Location:  Timber Lake, SD

Contact:

 

 


 

August

Oglala Lakota Nation Wacipi Rodeo Fair
Date: August 4-7, 2016
Location: Pine Ridge SD

Registration will open on Thursday

5 Grand entries will be held beginning on Friday

$10 Advance or $15 at the Gate
Cis: 605-867-8427

AKICITA HANSKA Wacipi

Long Soldier Community
Date: August 5, 6, & 7, 2016

P.O. Box 594
Fort Yates, North Dakota 58358
Phone #: 701-854-7102
Fax: 701-854-9595

 

60th Annual YST Fort Randall Powwow - Traditional

August 5, 6, &7, 2016

Grand Entry: Friday 7pm, Saturday 1pm & 7pm, Sunday 1pm & 7pm

Location: Lake Andes Powwow grounds, SD

Info: Eunice Penton 605-487-6079 or 605-491-2783


Wounded Knee Memorial Motorcycle Run
August 5 & 6, 2016
Contact: Dave Janis 605.441.3058, Roger White Eyes 605.441.9857

www.woundedkneememorialrun.com

 

Rock Creek Annual Wacipi
August 12,13, &14, 2016
Location: Bullhead, SD
Contact: Rock Creek District
P.O. Box 102
Bullhead, South Dakota 57601
Phone#: 605-823-2028
Fax: 605-823-4558

 

Kul-Wicasa Oyate Fair & Rodeo
Powwow Grand Entry: Friday 7:30,
August 11 - 14, 2016
Powwow Grand Entry: Friday 7:30pm, Saturday 1:30pm & 7:30pm, Sunday 1:30pm and 7:30pm
High Elk - Rencountre-Ziegler Pow Wow Grounds
Lower Brule SD
Contact: Lower Brule Sioux Tribe 605-473-5561

Medicine Root Powwow

TBD

Kyle, SD 

155th Annual

Crow Creek Dakota Nation Wacipi
August 19-21, 2016

Grand Entries: Friday 7pm, Saturday 12pm & 7pm

                        Sunday 12pm
Ft. Thompson, SD
Contact: (605) 245-2221

Red Scaffold Community Powwow
TBD
Cheyenne River, SD
Contact: 605-538-4637

Parmelee Community Powwow
August 12-14, 2016
Parmelee Powwow Grounds
Ben Knife 605-828-0231


Wakpala Wacipi
August 19, 20, & 21, 2016
Location: Wakpala
Contact: Wakpala District
PO Box A
Wakpala, South Dakota 57658
Phone#: 605-845-2067
Fax: 605-845-5175

               

White River Frontier Days Parade & Rodeo
August 19-21, 2016

Swift Bear Powwow

August 19-21, 2016
Swift Bear Powwow Grounds
Contact: 605-208-7885

140th Annual Rosebud Fair, Rodeo & Contest Powwow
August 26-28, 2016
Rosebud Fair Grounds, Rosebud, SD
Contact: 605-747-2381

 

 


 

September

Toka Nuwan "Enemy Swim" District Traditional Wacipi

Date: Sept. 2 -4, 2016

Location:  Waubay, SD

Contact:  605-947-4319

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Fair, Rodeo and Powwow* - Traditional
Oyate Kawita Kupi
Date: Sept. 2-4, 2016
Grand Entry:  Friday 7pm
Sat. 1pm & 7pm
Sun. 1pm & 7pm
Location: Eagle Butte, SD. Powwow Grounds
Info: Kenita. 605-964-6685

United Tribes Technical College
47th Annual International Powwow
Date: Sept. 9, 10, & 11, 2016
Free Buffalo Feed
Golf, Basketball, & Softball Tournaments
Singing Contest - 1st prize -$10,000
Poster
Website: http://www.unitedtribespowwow.com/2016.asp

Mila Hunska Tasunke Owayawa
American Horse School
Back to School Pow Wow
Supper  5pm
Grand Entry 6pm

69th Annual Potato Creek Wacipi

Date: September 9 - 11, 2016

15 miles east of Kyle, SD

Contact:  (605) 441-1436 or (605) 455-2701


Annual American Indian Days Celebration "Gathering of the Wakanyeja" Powwow
40th Annual Powwow & Cultural Activities

Date:  September 15 - 17, 2016
Location: St. Joseph's Indian School, Chamberlain, SD
Contact: 1-800-341-2235

 


 

October

30th Annual He Sapa Wacipi Na Oskate - Black Hills Powwow

Championship Powwow and Fine Arts Expo

October 7-9, 2016

Location: Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Rapid City, SD

www.blackhillspowwow.com

Contact: 605-341-0925

 

Native American Wacipi

October 10, 2016

Sioux Falls, SD, Multi Cultural Center

Contact: 605-367-7401

Christy@sfmcc.org

 

 


 

November


24th Annual Veterans Wacipi 2016
Date: 2nd weekend in November
FREE ADMISSION
Dakota Magic Casino and Convention Center
Hankinson, ND Exit 1, I-29
For more information contact:
Kit Fox Society Members:
Dayton Seaboy (Vietnam Veteran Commander)
605-698-3299
605-467-9447
Doc
605-237-2137
605-237-2168

 

 

 

 

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