50th Annual Kyiyo Pow Wow
April 20-21, 2018
The Annual Kyiyo Pow Wow Celebration is one of the oldest traditions of Kyiyo. 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 Man* –
Friday Evening: Bob Tailfeathers, Browning, MT
Saturday Afternoon: Dustin Whitford, Rocky Boy, MT
Saturday Evening: Leon Old Elk-Stewart, St. Ignatius, MT
Head Woman* –
Friday Evening: Iva Croff, Browning, MT
Saturday Afternoon: Gisele Forest, Missoula, MT
Saturday Evening: Cher Old Elk-Stewart, St. Ignatius, MT
Master of Ceremony – Dave Madera, Wellpinit, WA
Honorary MC – Chief Earl Old Person, Browning MT
Arena Director – Acorn HoldstheEnemy, Hardin, MT
Head Drum Judge- Sheldon Shebala, Coeur d'Alene, ID
Host Drum- Midnite Express, Twin Cities, MN
*University of Montana American Indian Alumni
Miss Kyiyo – Kia McCloud
Jr. Miss Kyiyo – Rhiannon Eaglespeaker
Little Miss Kyiyo – Nihani Siis Stiffarm
Grand Entry Times
Friday, April 20th – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 21st– 12:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Mother Daughter dance hosted by Miss Kyiyo, Kia McCloud
12 & under Girls Fancy Shawl hosted by Jr Miss Kyiyo, Rhiannon Eaglespeaker
Team Dance Special, Open to All Junior Categories (Boys & Girls) sponsored by Little Miss Kyiyo Nihani Siis Stiffarm
Womens 40+ hosted by Gisele Forest
Men's Chicken Dance Special sponsored by Dustin Whitford
Sweetheart Push Dance/Kahomni Special hosted by Cher & Leon Old Elk-Stewart
Tiny Tot Special hosted by Iva Croff
$1,000 Prairie Chicken in Honor of Jerelle Big Hair hosted by Mary Reevis
Family Team Dance in Honor of Missing & Murdered Indigenious Women Special
D'Shane Barnett Coming Out Special hosted by D'Shane Barnett Family
Hand Drum Special Tentative
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)
Tabulations by Shannon Ahhaitty
Children 6 and Under & Seniors 65+ FREE
Drum Registration (10 Passes)- $50
Dancer Registration- $5
General Admission- $5 Session or $12 for Weekend Pass
Would you like free admission to the pow wow?
Sign up to volunteer and you will receive free admission for the weekend!
Click here to SIGN UP!Week of powwow there will be an orientation session, watch for details to come.
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Thank you Hawthorne Elementary students for the video, featuring Jr. Miss Kyiyo: Rhiannon Eaglespeaker.