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
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.
Just to clear up any confusion or rumors out there - WE WILL BE HAVING THE POWWOW THIS WEEKEND!!!
The committee is so excited to see everyone at the powwow this weekend! We have been working hard to get everything ready for many months and taking care of all the last minute details this week!
We are NOT cancelled and are ready for a great powwow weekend! See you all at Land of Memories Park soon!
In keeping with our theme of reconciliation, we welcome visitors and participants, native and non-native alike.
This page provides information about local accommodations, services as well as some guidelines regarding expectations of visitors and participants. It will also include a map and directions to Dakota Wokiksuye Makoce (Land of Memories Park).
The Mahkato Wacipi Powwow always needs help from volunteers. Volunteer tasks include parking, general security, grounds keeping, and runners/general help. Volunteers receive a free day's admission and the grateful appreciation of the Committee.
The goal of the Mahkato Mdewakanton Dakota Education Day Committee is to work collaboratively with Mdewakanton Dakota and non-Mdewakanton Dakota communities in the design, development and implementation of cultural educational programs and activities. Such programs and activities will be designed to promote positive relationships through increased awareness and understanding of Mdewakanton Dakota and non-Mdewakanton Dakota.
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!
NEW THIS YEAR: Anyone wanting to camp (tent or RV) on sites A, B, or C at Land of Memories Park, must contact Jim at 612-978-0964.
UPDATE: All camping sites and sections are full! We are working on overflow but nothing is guaranteed. Please check other area accommodations for the weekend of the powwow!