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.
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.
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!
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