Wipazoka Wakpa – Dakota Iapi Bowl (07.18.19)

July 18, 2019, SVDN Jodan’s Principal Initiative held a Dakota Language Bowl at Sioux Valley Dakota Nation.

There were four age categories from Grade 5 up to senior adults. The day started with breakfast and registrations. Followed by the opening ceremonies and opening prayer.

The youth and high school categories were held in the morning and the adult categories in the afternoon.

Grades 5-8

1st: Takojas – Joaquin Bone, Thea Wasteste, Tj Wasteste, Ethan Tacan

2nd: Thundering Wolves – Kailey Fleury, Cera Hotain-Hill, Micheal Hotain-Hill, Ricki Haarhoff

Grades 9-12

1st: Cansaypi (Lower Sioux) – Aubriella Dixon, Justus Probst, Trells Old Rock, Emmence Lorsea

2nd: Tajuska Hotanka – Janaya Haarhoff, Tyson Wasteste, Jackson Hotain-Hill, Tiara Bell

Jr Adult 18-49

1st: Wipazokas – Pernella Tacan, Josie Hotain, Dolly Hotain, Chrissy Branth

2nd: Dokchiya- Brett Mazawasicuna, Whitney Mazawasicuna, Jamie Waters. Hannah Sioux

3rd: Bdo- Chasity Crow, Jewel Roscelli, Cora Demas, Lindsay Paul

50+ Adult

1st: Kunshi’s – Olga Wasteste, Sandra McKay, Leona Noel, Nancy Hapa

2nd: Dakota Nation – Avin Dowan, Sam Hapa, Oswald McKay, Harold Blacksmith

3rd: Ahana Wohdaka Oshpiya – Jessie Chaske, Garnet Roulette, Shirley Ann Doota, Olivia Murdock