49th Annual Mahkato Wacipi

September 17-19, 2021

Honoring the 38 Dakota

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.


Powwow Details

Due to the current pandemic and high level of uncertainty, the planning committee will continue to monitor and follow the CDC guidelines for large gatherings. We are moving ahead in our planning for an in-person powwow in Sept 2021! We hope to see all of our dancers, singers and visitors soon! Mark your calendars and stay safe & healthy!

In the event we do have to cancel, all information will be shared here and on our Facebook page.


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 Cindy at 763-360-0371.

UPDATE: Only 3 sites remains in the B section of camping sites! Both sections A and C full and reserved! Please check other area accommodations for the weekend of the powwow!


Contact Mahkato Mdewakanton Association

P.O. Box 45, Mankato, MN 56002


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