The annual Waniyetu Art Market returns to Hoċokata Ti on December 8-10. The three-day event hosted by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community is open to the public and features dozens of vendors offering Native American art, jewelry, beadwork, and many more handcrafted items!
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) owns and operates Hoċokata Ti, the tribe’s cultural center and gathering space that also features a 3,850-square-foot public exhibit and a public gift shop.
Get your students out of the classroom with a guided tour of Hoċokata Ti’s public exhibit, Mdewakanton: Dwellers of the Spirit Lake, which provides visitors with an experience that will enhance their knowledge and understanding of the Mdewakanton Dakota people and their history.
Whether guests prefer to explore the exhibit on their own or desire a group guided tour, Mdewakanton: Dwellers of the Spirit Lake will provide guests with a traditional Mdewakanton Dakota experience unlike any other.
Bring history to life and let one of our professional cultural interpreters guide your group through the exhibit as they provide insight into the meaning behind the displays and artifacts. Our immersive and interactive exhibit gives students a better understanding of Mdewakanton lifeways that can’t be experienced through books. Plan your visit by filling out our request form at hocokatati.org/group-field-trips.
PUBLIC GIFT SHOP
Need unique gift ideas? Stop by the Hoċokata Ti Gift Shop to find one-of-a-kind gifts for anyone on your list, from toddlers to seniors. The gift shop features a variety of Native-made items, including:
• Beaded and quilled items
• Craft supplies
• Home goods
• And much more!
With an ever-changing selection of new products, the gift shop always has something new and exciting! Learn more at https://hocokatati.org/visit/gift-shop/.