Podcast rewind: Exploring the SMSC Wacipi (pow wow) with Rosemma Lafferty

Posted on August 1, 2023

Episode Description

In honor of pow wow season, we’re revisiting one of the podcast’s most popular conversations. Rebecca chats with 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.

This episode gives listeners an overview of what they can expect at the SMSC Wacipi and other pow wows, plus tips if you’re attending a pow wow for the first time.


SMSC Wacipi (this year’s event is August 18-20, 2023): https://www.smscwacipi.org/
Explore Minnesota article about pow wows in Minnesota: https://www.exploreminnesota.com/article/dance-drums-artistry-combine-minnesotas-native-american-powwows
Wacipi Dance Styles: https://youtu.be/aWVpdHT-dvc
History of the Jingle Dress: https://youtu.be/A9RoeJJWKI4\

Song: Buffalo Moon by Brulé