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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