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Native American Student Association

46th Annual Kyi-Yo Pow-Wow

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 – Rodney First Strike
Head Woman – Marshalene Last Star
Master of Ceremony – Ruben Littlehead
Honorary MC – Chief Earl Old Person
Arena Director – Cetan Thunder Hawk
Head Drum Judge – Arlan Edwards
Host Drum- Bull Horn

2013-2014 Royalty
Miss Kyi-Yo – Natasha Faith LaForge
Jr. Miss Kyi-Yo – Taylor Skye Cree Monteau
Little Miss Kyi-Yo – Kaylen Top Sky

Grand Entry Times
Friday, April 18th – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 20th – 12:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Saturday Traditional Feed – 5:00 p.m.

1st Strike Fancy Chicken vs Contemporary Grass – Sponsored by Head Man
Women’s Traditional (50 & over) – Sponsored by Head Woman
“Giving back to the Circle” Mens Traditional Special – Sponsored by Arena Director
Contemporary vs. Traditional Special – Sponsored by Arena Director
Sibling Special (6-12) – Sponsored by 2013-2014 Little Miss Kyi-Yo

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)

Host Hotels
Missoula Downtown

Americas Best Value Inn
Best Western Plus Grant Creek Inn
Comfort Inn University Montana
Courtyard by Marriott
Doubletree by Hilton Missoula Edgewater
Guest House Inn, Suites & Conference Center
Hilton Garden Inn Missoula
Holiday Inn Missoula Downtown
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Red Lion Inn Missoula
Staybridge Suites
Wingate by Wyndham

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