53rd Annual Kyiyo Pow Wow
April 22-23, 2022
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 – Shawn White Grass
Head Woman – Cailei Cummins
Master of Ceremony – Ruben Little Head
Master of Ceremony – Tommy Christian
Honorary MC – Chief Earl Old Person, Browning MT
Arena Director – Devan Kicknosway
Head Drum Judge - Chontay Standing Rock Mitchell
Head Dance Judge- Jeremy Shield
Host Drum- Black Lodge
Miss Kyiyo – Lynell Shepherd
Jr. Miss Kyiyo – Michelle Wolfchild
Little Miss Kyiyo – Miyoskahmin "Minnie" Whitford
Grand Entry Times
Friday, April 22nd – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 23rd– 12:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Children 6 and Under & Seniors 65+ FREE
Drum Registration (10 Passes)- $50
Dancer Registration- $5
General Admission- $5 Session or $12 for Weekend Pass
Men's and Women's Golden Age 55+
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)
- Miss Kyiyo, Lynell Shepherd "Iitstinaistinakii” (Glittering in Front Women)
- $2,000 18+ Women’s Traditional Special
- Jr. Miss Kyiyo, Michelle Wolfchild
- Teen Girls Fancy Shawl Special
- Little Miss Kyiyo, Minnie Whitford
- Jr. Girls Fancy Shawl Special
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.
Thank you Hawthorne Elementary students for the video, featuring 2017 Jr. Miss Kyiyo: Rhiannon Eaglespeaker.