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.


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49th Annual Traditional Mahkato Wacipi

Honoring the 38 Dakota

Date:  September 17-19, 2021

Location:  Dakota Wokisuye Makoce (Land of Memories Park),

Mankato, MN

Grand Entries: 

Friday at 7:00 PM

Saturday at 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM
Sunday at 1:00 PM

Spiritual Advisor: Ray Owen

Emcees: Jerry Dearly and Bill Taylor

Arena Director: Londel Seaboy, Sisseton, SD

Host Drums:

Mazakute Singers, Santee, NE
Big Stone Singers, Sisseton, SD


General Admission $7.00 for the entire weekend
All must pay with the exception of the following:
Children 12 and under: Free
Seniors 60 and older: Free

Moccasin Game Coordinator: Wambdi Gill

Directions to Land of Memories Park

Coming from 169 heading south into Mankato: Cross over the Blue Earth River on 169/60 and proceed down the short incline. There is a sign on the right side of the road saying Land of Memories Campground with an arrow pointing to the right. Get in the right hand turn lane and turn right. Then take the first left. You will go up a small hill, over some railroad tracks and into the campground.

Coming from 169 heading north into Mankato: Entering Mankato from the southwest on 169/60 you need to go past the Highway 68 turnoff and continue on 169/60 down the hill for about half of a mile. You will see a sign for Land of Memories in the median with an arrow pointing left. There is a left hand turn lane at the bottom of the hill. After you make this turn take the first left, go up a small hill, over the railroad tracks and into the campground.