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The He Sapa Wacipi Na Oskate
(Black Hills Powwow and Expo) 2024

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Black Hills Powwow Association, I invite you to come and enjoy the 35th Annual Black Hills Powwow slated for October 6-8, 2023, at the Summit Arena at The Monument. The theme for many years for the Black Hills Powwow has been “Come Dance With Us.” We want everyone to feel welcome and to enjoy the beauty of Great Plains indigenous song and dance. Every year we have championship singers and dancers come from many nations. This year the dance categories will have 7 places in each category and the “Champions of the Northern Plains” singing contest is paying out 10 places for a total $58,000 in prizes and our total prize payout will be over $150,000! (The most in the history of the powwow)

 

The Black Hills Powwow has become one of the premier American Indian cultural events in the United States, attracting thousands of dancers, singers, artisans and several thousand spectators from across several U.S. states, Canadian provinces and beyond. In addition to the powwow, spectators have the opportunity to enjoy a fine arts show, He Sapa Win pageant, style show, vendors, wellness symposium for youth, and tournaments for hand games, golf, and archery. We would like to thank all of our sponsors, volunteers, participants, attendees, head staff and most importantly the creator God Wakantanka for making our celebration possible. Please explore our website to see what may interest you. Also, thank you in advance for attending the 2023 Black Hills Powwow!

 

Stephen Yellowhawk – BHPWA President

HEAD STAFF

Eyapaha - Ruben Little Head

Eyapaha- Whitney Rencountre II

Head Dance Judge - Acosia Red Elk

Head Singing Judge - Opie Day

Arena Director - Rusty Gillette

Arena Director - Chaske LaBlanc

He Sapa Win Pageant Director - Danielle Ta'Sheena Finn

2022-23 Miss He Sapa Win -Taylor Campbell

Tabulation - iCreeAzn

Sound - Hokah Sound

Veterans-All Veteran Groups Welcome

Graphic Artist/Website - Lonnie Jeffries

Poster Art - Jim Yellowhawk

President - Stephen Yellowhawk

Vice President - Dew Bad Warrior-Ganje

Treasurer - Lisa Hatten

Director - Sandor Iron Rope

Director - Mitchell Brewer

Director - Nick Hernandez

ADMISSION

3 DAY PASS

(13-64) $32    (4-12) $22

3 DAY PASS GROUPS

(25 or more) $26

1 DAY PASS

(13-64) $18    (4-12) $12

UNDER 4 and 65 / OVER ARE FREE

MEET THE BOARD

STEPHEN YELLOW HAWK

PRESIDENT

DEW BAD WARRIOR

VICE-PRESIDENT

NICHOLAS HERNANDEZ

DIRECTOR

MITCHELL BREWER

DIRECTOR

SANDOR IRON ROPE

DIRECTOR

LISA HATTEN

TREASURER

MeetBoard
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