LENAC 3rd Annual Mini Wacipi (Pow Wow)

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Presented by Lake Erie Native American Council at Urban Community School, Cleveland OH

May 18
LENAC 3rd Annual Mini Wacipi (Pow Wow)

A small pow wow featuring LENAC culture class participants + the Cleveland Native American community

What exactly is a Mini Wacipi??

Wacipi is “pow wow” in the Lakota language (pronounced wa-CHEE-pee). We call this particular pow wow “mini” because most pow wows are weekend-long celebrations. Ours however, is a small (or mini!) day-long showcase of the hard work of our youth, their parents, and LENAC leadership and volunteers!

Over the last several months, LENAC has hosted weekly culture classes where participants practiced dancing, make regalia, learned to bead, make moccasins, or sew ribbon

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This Mini Wacipi is FREE and open to the public.

However, free-will donations are welcomed.

Thank you for your support of indigenous cultural programming!

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Additional time info:

Doors @ 11:00am // Grand Entry @ 12:30pm
Dinner Break (no drums/dancing): 5-6pm // Concludes by 8pm

Host Drum: Chaske Hotain // Co-Host: Thunder Nation

Free admission // Open to public // Craft vendors Indian tacos // Bring Your Own Chair

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


  • LENAC Mini Wacipi


  • The Cleveland Native American community is small, but mighty. In fact, 98,700 people who are either exclusively or partly Native American call Ohio home, and 28% of this population lives in Greater Cleveland. However, living in an urban setting can make passing down traditional knowledge difficult. For the last three years, LENAC has hosted host pow wow dance and regalia-making lessons to pass down this invaluable knowledge; culminating with a program end Pow Wow - or "Wacipi" in the Lakota language - to showcase participants' hard work and share Native American culture with the Cuyahoga County residents.


Urban Community School

4909 Lorain Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44102

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