50th Annual Mahkato Wacipi

September 16-18, 2022

All Tribes and Non-Native Relatives are Welcome!

Held at Dakota Wokiksuye Makoce

(Land of Memories Park)
Mankato, Minnesota


Mission Statement

The Mahkato Mdewakanton Association is a gathering of nations to celebrate and honor our traditions and ancestors; to reconcile and build bridges between all nations through education, storytelling, and sharing Dakota Indian culture


Vision Statement

In the spirit of reconciliation, Mahkato Mdewakanton Association is committed to healing and enriching the experiences of Dakota and non-Dakota communities through the preservation and sharing of Dakota history, traditions and culture.


Memorial Announcement

Honoring Nytalia Ashes "Wachi Win"

The family of Nytalia Ashes “Wachi Win” will be holding her memorial at the 50th Annual Mahkato Wacipi

on Saturday Sept 17 at 11:00am.

The family is welcoming all to come out as we remember and celebrate the life of Nytalia. A giveaway will be held in her honor and for the kids coming out to the Wacipi, there will be pinatas in honor of her birthday being celebrated at the campgrounds as the family has always done for her. The Ashes family wants to thank all of Mankato for the support that has been shown to them since they have suffered the big loss of Nytalia.

Nytalia’s mother, Nyssa, had created a blog in honor of her daughter. It was created to share what it’s been like for her and the rest of the family since the loss of her daughter but also to share memories of Nytalia. Nyssa has also created links on where to donate on the website for the memorial due to what it takes to hold one. If anyone wants to reach out to Nyssa, her information is also on the website as well. 


Dakota Wokiksuye Makoce
(Land of Memories Park)

The Mahkato Wacipi Committee has reserved the Land of Memories Park for free camping for the entire powwow weekend (Friday-Sunday) . If you are planning to arrive on Thursday or before for the powwow, you will be responsible for camping fees. No exceptions!

Important Info for ALL Campers: Anyone wanting to camp (tent or RV) on sites A, B, or C at Land of Memories Park, must contact Cindy at 763-360-0371