Kyi-Yo plays an integral role in promoting pride and positive identity in Native American culture among students at The University of Montana. The club supports cultural diversity in the University community and is open to Native Americans and non-Indians. It is a chartered member of the Associated Students of the University of Montana (ASUM).
The club meets weekly on The UM campus and hosts a variety of events. Kyi-Yo sponsors one of the oldest and largest student-hosted powwows in the nation as well as a basketball tournament and an education conference focusing on various issues of importance to American Indian students and the community.