55th Annual Kyiyo Pow Wow

April 19-20, 2024

The Annual Kyiyo Pow Wow Celebration is one of the oldest traditions of Kyiyo. The Annual Pow Wow Celebration unifies all Native Americans 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 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 – O'Shay Birdinground

Head Woman – Holly Old Crow

Master of Ceremony – Don Racine

Master of Ceremony – Elton Weasel Child

Honorary MC – Chief Earl Old Person

Arena Director – Walter Runsabove

Head Drum Judge - Chontay Mitchell

Head Dance Judge- Jeremy Shield

Host Drum- Black Lodge

Sound by Toxic Sound

2023-2024 Royalty

Miss Kyiyo – Ella Sherin

Jr. Miss Kyiyo – Cecelia Coon

Little Miss Kyiyo – Athaleah Cummins

Grand Entry Times

Friday, April 19th – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 20th– 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.


Admission Prices

Children 6 and Under & Seniors 65+ FREE

Drum Registration (10 Passes)- $50

Dancer Registration- $5

General Admission- $7 Friday Session

                             $12 for all day Saturday

                   OR      $15 for Weekend Pass

Email kyiyo@umontana.edu for group discount rates!

Dance Categories

Men's and Women's Golden Age 55+ - Traditional, Fancy, Grass, Chicken, Jingle

Adult Men's and Women's (ages 18-54) – Traditional, Fancy, Grass, Chicken, Jingle

Teen Girls & Boys (ages 13-17) – Traditional, Fancy, Grass, Chicken, Jingle

Junior Girls & Boys (ages 7-12) – Traditional, Fancy, Grass, Chicken, Jingle

Tiny Tots (ages 6 & under) no contest, paid two sessions

Singing Contest (1st-3rd)


Outgoing Royalty

  • Miss Kyiyo, Ella Sherin

    • Contemporary v. Old Style Women's Fancy

  • Jr. Miss Kyiyo, Cecelia Coon

    • 16+ Women’s All Around Quick Change Special

  • Little Miss Kyiyo, Athaleah Cummins

    • Tiny Tot Jingle

Kyiyo Native American Student Association

  • Hat and Boot Special

Scabbyrobe Family, In Honor of Brylen Inii Scabbyrobe

  • Men's 18+ Prairie Chicken

Chief Earl Old Person Memorial Hand Drum Special

  • 1st-5th places

Head Woman, Holly Old Crow

  • Women's Crow Style

Head Man, O'Shay Birdinground

  • Men's Crow Style

Kyiyo Powwow 2017

Thank you Hawthorne Elementary students for the video, featuring 2017 Jr. Miss Kyiyo: Rhiannon Eaglespeaker.