All about the SMSC Wacipi (pow wow) with Rosemma Lafferty

Posted on August 12, 2022

Episode Description

On this episode, Rebecca is joined by Rosemma Lafferty, a member of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) in Minnesota. Rosemma dances in and helps plan the SMSC’s annual wacipi, or pow wow, a free event that welcomes thousands of people to experience Native dance and culture each August. Rosemma explains what visitors can expect at the SMSC Wacipi, tips for people attending for the first time and how the event helps people learn more about Dakota culture.


SMSC Wacipi (this year’s event is August 19-21, 2022):

Understand Native Minnesota:

Wacipi Dance Styles:

History of the Jingle Dress:

Song: Buffalo Moon by Brulé