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American Indian Day and Powwow

40th Annual Powwow and Cultural Activities
September 15 — 17, 2016
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A traditional Lakota (Sioux) powwow helps Native American children, like those at St. Joseph's Indian School, share their culture, heritage and 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, Lakota hand games, dance presentation 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
Definition

St. Joseph's Indian School's powwow music

Powwow
Music

2015 Schedule

2016
Schedule

View the 2015 St. Joseph's Indian School's powwow video

2015
Video

See the 2015 winners from St. Joseph's Indian School's powwow

2015
Winners

Download your free powwow booklet

Free
Booklet

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