Many Faces · Many Students Wacipi
The Wacipi will be held indoors at Sunrise Park Middle School due to inclement weather.
May 6, 2023
Grounds open: 11:00 a.m.
Grand Entry: 1:00 p.m.
Sunrise Park Middle School **Please note this is an updated location**
2399 Cedar Avenue
White Bear Lake, MN 5511
Everyone is invited! Celebrate community, Native American culture and honor local American Indian students at a traditional powwow.
The Wacipi (Powwow) will honor American Indian students in the school districts of Mahtomedi, White Bear Lake, North St. Paul/Maplewood/Oakdale, Stillwater and surrounding communities, particularly those who will be graduating in 2023, and will provide the larger community the opportunity to participate in this traditional cultural event that is a significant part of the rich heritage of our Native American neighbors.
The event will feature traditional Native American drum groups and dancing as well as Native American vendors, artists and learning stations. Food trucks will be on site with food and beverage available for purchase.
Community members are encouraged to attend, whether they have experienced a wacipi/powwow before or not.
Want to attend, but not sure what to expect? We get it! White Bear Area Historical Society will host an information session, “What is a Powwow” on Monday, April 24th at Ramsey County Library – White Bear Lake from 6pm – 7:30pm.
Check back for more details, we will continue to update this page as details are finalized.
Sugarbush Drum Group
Twin Cities Color Guard
Educational Booths | Native American Artisans & Vendors | Food Trucks
Everyone is invited to attend the Wacipi on May 6, 2023 and join White Bear Area Historical Society’s on April 24, 2026 for “What is a Powwow?” to learn more about the tradition, protocols and opportunities for experiencing a powwow today.
This work is funded in part by the Minnesota Humanities Center with money from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund that was created with the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.