BHSU Pow Wow: Lakota Omniciye Wacipi

BHSU American Indian Awareness Week and Annual Pow Wow

Take in the breathtaking sights of pow wow dancers dressed in their finest regalia, listen to the beautiful, haunting sounds of native song, and experience the powerful, heart throbbing beat of the legendary drum during the 28th annual Lakota Omniciye Wacipi.

Where: Donald E. Young Sports & Fitness Center Field House
When: April 15 - 17 | April 16: Free Buffalo Feed

Hosted by Black Hills State University (BHSU), the theme for this year's pow wow is "Let the Wisdom from the Past be the Vision of the Future".

American Indian Awareness Week
The annual pow wow is part of BHSUs American Indian Awareness Week, an event "dedicated to educating the community about Indian culture".

Where: Jonas building on the campus of BHSU
When: April 11 - 17

Throughout the week, daily speakers will include:

  • Del Iron Cloud: Painting the American West with Dignity and Respect
  • Rosalie Little Thunder: Storytelling and the Importance of Oral Traditions
  • James Lays Bad: Teaching Methods for the Lakota Language
  • Gerald Cournoyer: Movements of Modern Art
  • Lydia Whirlwind Soldier: A Conversation with a Lakota Poet
  • Sam Hurst: One Man’s Search for the Traditional Lakota Diet
  • Bryant High Horse: Healing the Warrior Spirit from an Indigenous Perspective
  • Donovin Sprague: Overview of Lakota-Cheyenne History in Pictographs, Photographs, & Ledger Art
  • Jay Taken Alive: Lakota Responsibilities & Teachings through Oral History
  • Whitney Rencountre: Wacipi – A Way of Life

Bead & Bookmobile: Come out and see us!
During the Pow Wow, we will also be showcasing our unique craft supplies, botanicals and beads; as well as our collection of Native American books, music and movies.

Where: Donald E. Young Sports & Fitness Center Field House
When: Friday, April 15 - 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Saturday, April 16 - 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm