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): https://www.smscwacipi.org/
Understand Native Minnesota: https://www.understandnativemn.org/
Wacipi Dance Styles: https://youtu.be/aWVpdHT-dvc
History of the Jingle Dress: https://youtu.be/A9RoeJJWKI4
Song: Buffalo Moon by Brulé