Dakhóta Gathering: Bringing Back Our Ways

All are welcome to the

2nd annual Dakhóta Omníčiye

May 4th-5th, 2018

This year’s Dakhóta Gathering will be about oúŋyaŋpi kiŋ uŋhdúkinipi kte (bringing back our ways).

Registration is now open and all are welcome!

On May 4th of 1863, Dakhóta people who had been imprisoned at a concentration camp below Fort Snelling at Bdóte were taken by steamboat and exiled from Mnísota Makhóčhe. To mark our return & assert our continued presence on this sacred land where the rivers meet, we invite all Očhéthi Šakówiŋ Oyáte to return home, unify in peace, and share community knowledge, teachings, and stories with one another.

Phidáuŋyayapi ye/do!

Dakhóta Omníčiye:

Oúŋyaŋpi kiŋ uŋhdúkinipi kte

Dakhóta Gathering: Bringing Back Our Ways

When: May 4th-5th, 2018.

Where: Fort Snelling at Bdóte
(200 Tower Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55111)

Cost: Free.


Aŋpétu izáptaŋ – Friday, May 4th

9:30-10:00         Opening Prayer
10:00-12:30        Dakota Language Workshops
12:30-1:30           Lunch (Catering from Powwow Grounds)
1:30-3:30            Mocassin Games with Jeremy Red Eagle
Lacrosse Workshop with Jon Hunter/Twin Cities Lacrosse
Dakota Floral Art Workshop with Marlena Myles
3:30-4:30           Peter Lengkeek
5:00-5:45           Dinner (Old Southern Barbeque)
6:00-7:00          Lacrosse Game with Twin Cities Lacrosse

Owáŋkayužažapi – Saturday, May 5th

11:00-4:00         Guided canoe rides with Wilderness Inquiry (@ Lake Nokomis)
11:00-12:30         Brunch

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Help us plan ahead for the number of meals and dietary restrictions. You can fill in the form here or directly at Google Forms. There will be a sign-in sheet at the visitors’ center when you arrive to the gathering with the information provided.

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