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April 19 & 20, 2014
46th Annual Kyi-Yo Powwow
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
Kyi-Yo Officers
President – Trail Bundy
Vice-President – Amber Shaffer
Secretary – Adriane Tailfeathers
Treasurer – Stephanie Lauaki
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 (12 & under)
– 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
Americas Best Value Inn
Best Western Plus Grant Creek Inn
Comfort Inn University Missoula
Courtyard by Marriott
Doubletree by Hilton Missoula Edgewater
Guest House Inn, Suites & Conference Center
Hilton Garden Inn Missoula
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Holiday Inn
Missoula Downtown 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
Sponsored By:
Kyi-Yo Native American Student Association
University of Montana UM
Native American Studies Department
Destination Missoula Convention & Visitors Bureau
Additional Information
Vender and additional information can be found at:
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NO SMOKING OR OUTSIDE FOODS (Designated areas available)



Every 2nd Fri & Sat of April
Montana State University American Indian Council Pow Wow

Last free pow wow in Montana?  Grand entries Fri nite, Sat noon, and Sat nite; trad'l buffalo chili feed Sat between sessions; vendors; dance contests (men's & women's traditional, women's fancy shawl, men's fancy dance, jingle dress, grass dance, chicken dance, men's & women's Crow traditional, and more); intertribal dance; drum contests;
Jim Burns; 406-994-4880

Every June - Red Bottom Celebration
An annual Pow Wow. The 100 year celebration will be in 2003. 406-768-5155 ext. 338 or 406-653-2280

Every July - Arlee 4th of July Celebration
Cultural celebration hosted by the Flathead Nation and attended by native Americans from throughout the U.S. and Canada.  406-745-2700 or 406-745-4984

Every July Third Weekend - Wahcinca Dakota Oyate Celebration
The Wahcinca Dakota Oyate Celebration is a pow wow which is a celebration of native culture and traditions through dancing, food, crafts and fellowship with one another. All members of the general public are welcome to participate or spectate.
Every July - Northern Cheyenne Annual Fourth of July Celebration
Largest pow-wow held on the Northern Cheyenne reservation. 406-477-6284

Every July - Blackfeet Nation's North American Indian Days
Annual celebration is the largest Blackfeet Tribal event hosting Native Americans from every region of the U.S. and Canada.  406-338-7276

Every 1st Weekend in August
Rocky Boy - Chippewa Cree Pow-Wow & Rodeo

Annual Pow-Wow and Richest Indian Rodeo
Chippewa Cree Tribe - Richard Sangrey

Every August - Crow Fair and Rodeo
Native Americans from every western state and Canada come to camp along the Little Bighorn River. Parades, all Indian rodeo, wild horse races and dancing.  406-638-2601 X 104 or 222

Every September - 4th weekend
Last Chance Community Pow Wow, P.O. Box 179, Helena, MT 59624