Shakopee Mdewakanton’s dance exhibition returns to Mall of America rotunda

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Sarah Schmidt




Shakopee Mdewakanton’s dance exhibition

returns to Mall of America® rotunda


WHAT:        Native American singers and dancers donning vibrant regalia will perform in the Rotunda at Mall of America® on Thursday, August 15. 


                     Beginning at 2 and 5 p.m., Northern and Southern drum groups will accompany the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community dancers, filling the Rotunda with traditional song and dance .  Each performance will begin with a grand entry where Sisseton-Wahpeton Vietnam Veterans along with other veterans will carry flags and eagle feather staffs. A master of ceremony will explain to the crowds what is happening during the exhibitions.


                     At 3:30 p.m., an honorary veteran program will take place featuring the importance of military service. All veterans in attendance will be invited to participate.


                     Additionally, guests will have to the opportunity to visit a traditional Dakota tipi on display in Sears Court during the performances.


                     For more information about the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Wacipi Exhibition, click here.



VISUALS:    •Native American dancers and singers filling the Rotunda

                     •Large crowds gathered watching the exhibition dances

                     •Dancers dressed in colorful traditional Native American regalia carrying flags, and feather staffs

                     •Northern and Southern drum groups singing traditional songs                       


WHEN:        Thursday, August 15

                     1 – 6  p.m.



WHERE:      Mall of America –

                     Performances in the Rotunda

                     Tipi display in Sears Court




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