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American Indian Day and Powwow

39th Annual Powwow and Cultural Activities
September 17 — 19, 2015

View the Dennings Powwow video

Watch this unique video of a visitor's experience attending the St. Joseph's Indian School's powwow.

A traditional Lakota (Sioux) powwow helps Native American children, like those at St. Joseph's Indian School, appreciate their culture, develop pride in their heritage and share their traditions with friends like you from around the nation.

Since 1976, St. Joseph's Indian School has hosted an annual weekend of Lakota culture on our Chamberlain, South Dakota campus.

Visitors are welcomed and encouraged to attend many or all of our powwow activities.

Guests enjoy free Native American cultural activities like:

  • A tiyospayeextended family — banquet on Friday night
  • Cultural Activities— dreamcatcher crafting, book reading and signing, hoop dancing and more!
  • Tours of St. Joseph's campus, school and the children's homes
  • An all day powwow dance competition for Lakota children of all ages
  • Indian drum group competition
  • Traditional Lakota (Sioux) meals
  • And much, much more!!
Dance Styles

Dance
Styles

Powwow Definition

Powwow
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St. Joseph's Indian School's powwow music

Powwow
Music

2012 Schedule

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Winners

View the 2014 St. Joseph's Indian School's powwow video

2014
Video

See the 2014 highlights from St. Joseph's Indian School's powwow

2014
Highlights

Download your free powwow booklet

Free
Booklet

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