The Kyi-Yo Basketball tournament is a fundraiser for the Annual Kyi-Yo Powwow held the same weekend. In hosting the tournament we hope to raise at least $5,000.00 so we could pay our dancers and host people as well. As you know, Native American talent is noticeable in and around all communities on and off the reservation. The University of Montana Native American Student Association (Kyi-Yo) has organized an annual UM Basketball tournament for the past eight-teen years. The Kyi-Yo Tournament is of great importance to Montana Native Americans, as well as Native Americans from across the U.S. and Canada. In addition, the Kyi-Yo Tournament brings Native Americans and non-Native Americans together to showcase talent and sportsmanship perspectives as well as promote health and wellness. The Kyi-Yo Tournament has evolved into a major annual University event; it has grown significantly over the years in terms of expense, attendance, and student labor. The Kyi-Yo Tournament is one of the oldest tournaments ran by a Native American student-organization in the nation and this year it will be held April 20th-21st, 2012.
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