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The UND Indian Association (UNDIA) hosts the annual UND Time Out Wacipi at the University of North Dakota Hyslop Sports Arena in Grand Forks, North Dakota each April.

American Indian students who attend the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks are allied to support one another and provide multicultural education to the UND campus and Grand Forks community. Upon enrollment to UND, every American Indian student is considered a general member to UNDIA. One of UNDIA’s major projects is to plan and organize the the annual April powwow, known as Time Out Wacipi (Wah-chee-pee). The Wacipi (Lakota term for ‘celebration’) begins on Friday and ends on Sunday, concluding the week. A community feast for all those who attend the powwow is held on Saturday. The Wacipi brings together as many as 25 drum groups, and 400 dancers, who travel from throughout the United States and Canada.

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