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UND will hold 50th Time Out Wacipi Powwow April 8, 9

The University of North Dakota will hold its 50th Time Out Wacipi Powwow on Friday and Saturday, April 8 and 9 at the Hyslop Sports Center. Admission is free and open to all.

A Wacipi (powwow) is a celebration of life featuring dancing and singing, highlighting cultural traditions, values, and contributions that Indigenous people bring to our community and the region. Traditionally at the UND Wacipi, graduating Indigenous students are recognized for their academic achievements with an honor song. Honoring will occur throughout both days of the powwow.

This year’s celebration will include host drum Midnite Express Singers, local art and craft vendors, and great food options.


Friday, April 8

  • 7 p.m. – Grand Entry

Saturday, April 9, 2022

  • 1 p.m.  – Grand Entry
  • 5 p.m. – Traditional Community Meal, sponsored by the UND Alumni Association & Foundation
  • 7 p.m. – Grand Entry

About the powwow

What is a Grand Entry?

The Grand Entry is the procession of the participants into the dancing area, led by military veterans and honored guests, followed by dancers dressed in their regalia.

What is regalia?

The dancers’ outfits are called regalia. Depending on tribal affiliation, dance category and personal preference, the design and accessories in the individual’s regalia can vary.

What are the dance categories?

Divided into groups according to age, there are six basic dance categories. The men’s categories include Traditional, Grass and Fancy. The women’s categories include Traditional, Jingle Dress and Fancy Shawl.

Is there anything I shouldn’t do?

  • Please ask permission prior to photographing or touching individuals and their regalia.
  • The drum is considered sacred and is designated for specific drum group members. Please do not touch the drums.
  • If you are able, please stand during times of prayer, Grand Entry, flag/honor songs and Posting of the Colors.

2022 Sponsors

Thank you to the following sponsors who helped ensure a successful 50th annual Wacipi:

Greater Grand Forks Visitors Bureau
Tribal Council Representatives from Spirit Lake Nation
Tribal Council Representatives from the Three Affiliated Tribes / MHA Nation
Tribal Council Representatives from Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians
UND Alumni Foundation
UND Indian Association
UND Student Diversity & Inclusion
UND Diversity & Inclusion / Office of the President

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