Kyiyo Mission Statement
The purpose of our organization is to bridge the faculty and students of the University of Montana with the communities of Missoula and surrounding areas. Through extra-curricular activities and community building, we will engage others in our cultural traditions in order to unify and promote the cultural identity of American Indians/Alaska Natives.
Much time and effort is spent in deciding what is best for Native youth, and as their parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, and other relatives, we should and could help them explore their options. However, much of that time and effort could be greatly complimented and often improved by asking them what works for them, what they’d like to see for opportunities, what their hopes and dreams might be, and how we can best assist Native youth by asking them.