Long ago, Wacipi (they dance) was known as a healing Ceremony, which was headed by the Spiritual leader of the Tribe, the Medicine Man. Many Wacipi’s were, and are still performed, one such dance is the Sun Dance, which consisted of a number of rituals over days. Even though these Spiritual Ceremonies are still practiced, the word Wacipi in modern times has taken on a more general meaning; the Celebration of Nations through dance. (Pow Wow). With this in mind, this deign celebrates the combination of our modern day Pow Wow, with all it’s color and collection of Native cultures, with the more grounded and original meaning of Wacipi; Blue meaning Taku Skanskan (the Heavens), indicating a sacred undertaking, Green celebrating Grandmother Earth, and Orange is the Sun (Wi) the Chief of the Gods.
"In 2015, I had been traveling the Pow Wow Circuit and was always amazed at the dancers, drummers, and singer at these events. This design is the atmosphere I felt when attending the Wacipi; excitement and cultural connection all at once."...... Melvin War Eagle.