Wachipi is the Lakota word for dance, a gathering of people for fun and fellowship. That’s what Wachipi American Indian Seminar will be: Arrowmen from around the country will gather to celebrate, honor and learn about the Order of the Arrow’s rich history and tradition of the American Indian.
Both dancers and ceremonialists–youth and adult, with any level of experience–are welcome to attend and broaden their knowledge. Arrowmen will be fully immersed in American Indian activities from around the country, focusing on the Plains Indians. An emphasis will be put on craft and improving ceremonial and dance attire. Attendance will be by individual registration rather than as lodge contingents.
Guests will be change agents for their lodge, coming back with an enhanced knowledge of how to appropriately engage in American Indian activities. Program highlights include beadwork, leather working, as well as the opportunity to create or improve their outfits. During Wachipi, Arrowmen will have a plethora of activities to participate in including powwows and traditional American Indian games. Top staff are being recruited from around the nation to ensure that guests will receive top-notch instruction and instill a deep interest and respect for the American Indian arts that we hope will last a lifetime.