The Lower Brule Sioux Tribe hosts the Annual Kul Wicasa Wacipi (Pow Wow), Fair and Rodeo normally the second week of August. This history of Pow Wows is very important to all Native American people as it is a time to gather and share stories, histories and celebrate. The Pow Wow is open to the public and the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe welcomes people far and wide.
During the Pow Wow, there is much singing and dancing with the pageantry of color guards and the grand entry with dignitaries and the dancers. Many events bring the community together. There are beautiful ceremonies to name, honor and remember important people in the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe. If you plan on attending, please be aware of Pow Wow etiquette: be sensitive with the questions you ask and understand that they may not all be answered.
Pow Wows are meant to help people connect with their histories and culture, especially when it comes to younger generations, and they are an exciting time. At the Pow Wow, one can find many tribal vendors and special events taking place like Lower Brule Rodeo, Softball Tournaments and Horse Racing to name a few. There are many surrounding places to stay including RV parks and the Golden Buffalo Motel and Casino but be aware that accommodations fill up quickly around Pow Wow time, so if you are planning to visit, book early. Grounds Location: BIA Rd 21, Lower Brule, SD 57548.
Reservations and Information:
605-473-5561 or (605) 473-8037
Lower Brule, South Dakota, United States