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Native American Student Association

47th Annual Kyi-Yo Pow-Wow

April 17-18, 2015
The Annual Kyi-Yo Pow-Wow Celebration is one of the oldest traditions of Kyi-Yo. The Annual Pow-Wow Celebration unifies all Native American from across the nation in an event full of dancing, singing, and sharing of stories between all in attendance. The celebration is a time to preserve the rich heritage of Native Americans and renew the thoughts of the old traditions. The diversity of each tribe represented at our Pow-Wow is shown within the dancing styles and traditional dress of the dancers. Although from a wide array of backgrounds, each dancer comes together to celebrate to celebrate what their culture truly represents. Each year, our Pow-Wow continues to grow which shows the power of our people and leaves the message that our culture will never die out.
Head Staff
Head Man – Dustin Whitford
Head Woman – Michelle Guzman
Master of Ceremony – Ruben Little Head
Honorary MC – Chief Earl Old Person
Arena Director – Cetan Thunder Hawk
Head Drum Judge – Jason HeavyRunner
Host Drum- Standing Horse

2014-2015 Royalty
Miss Kyi-Yo – Hannah Blackcrow (Blackfeet)
Jr. Miss Kyi-Yo – Chloe Thompson (Nez Perce)
Little Miss Kyi-Yo – Shawnna Renee Rose Jimenez (Blackfeet)

Grand Entry Times
Friday, April 17th – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 18th – 12:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.


Mens 18+ Prairie Chicken Dance -Head Man Dustin Whitford

Womens Old StyleJingle-Head Woman Michelle Guzman

Teen vs Womens Jingle-Miss Kyi Yo Hannah Blackcrow-Madera

Teen Boys Chicken Dance vs Teens Girls Jingle-Jr Miss Kyi Yo Chloe Thompson

Junior Girls Traditional-Little Miss Kyi Yo Shawna Jimenez

Dance Categories
Mens and Womens Golden Age 55+
Adult Mens and Womens (ages 18-54) – Traditional, Fancy, Grass, Jingle
Teen Girls & Boys (ages 13-17) – Traditional, Fancy, Grass, Jingle
Junior Girls & Boys (ages 7-12) – Traditional, Fancy, Grass, Jingle
Tiny Tots (ages 6 & under)

Admission Prices
(Children 6 & under and seniors 65+ FREE)
Drum Registration (10 passes) – $50
Dancer Registration - $5
General Admission - $5 sessions or $12 weekend pass

Native American Student Association

The Payne Family Native American Center 211A

Missoula, MT 59812

Office Phone: (406) 243-2669 | Office Fax: (406) 243-6432