Kyi-Yo Pow Wow

Missoula Pow Wow

2005 Powwow

Come to the Kyi-Yo Pow Wow in Missoula, April 20 & 21, 2012.

The 44th Annual Kyi-Yo Pow Wow takes place at the Adams Center at the University of Montana on April 20 and 21, 2012. Make your reservations at our Missoula Bed and Breakfast soon!

The Kyi-Yo Pow Wow is one of the oldest and largest student-hostest Pow Wows in the nation. It’s a great opportunity to witness a unique cultural event and learn more about it.

This year, there will be a Native American Dance Theatre, a tipi race (has to be seen to be believed), and an International Food Festival. There will also be a number of basketball tournaments, for men and women as well as youth.

The University of Montana Missoula has the largest enrollment of Native American students in the Montana University System. These students make up an important part of the university culture. Learning more about their cultures is important, too.

If you come into town for the Kyi-Yo Pow Wow, we hope you’ll stay at our Missoula Bed and Breakfast.

Additional information is available at Kyi-Yo.

Annual Kyi-Yo Pow Wow

The Annual Kyi-Yo Pow Wow takes place each April at the University of Montana in Missoula. This year, the event is on Friday April 15 and Saturday April 16, 2011. We look forward to welcoming Pow Wow attendees at our Missoula Bed and Breakfast.

2005 Powwow

Come to the Kyi-Yo Pow Wow in Missoula, April 15, 16, 2011.

The Pow Wow is a celebration of Native American culture in specific, and different cultures in general. The intent is to increase cultural awareness on the University of Montana campus and in the greater Missoula community.

The Kyi-Yo Pow Wow is one of the oldest and largest student-hosted pow wows in the country. Native American students on the University of Montana campus created a club to support one another in the early 1950s; they also hoped to increase awareness about Native American issues on campus. The club became a formal entity in the mid 1960s, taking the name Kyi-Yo, which means bear in the Blackfeet language. Since that time, they have sponsored a number of events – like the Pow Wow – to raise awareness and bring people community together.

The University of Montana has one of the highest enrollments of Native American students in the state. When the community attends events such as the annual Pow Wow, we support those students in an integral way.

Each year, we open our Bed and Breakfast Missoula to folks who come to town specifically for the Kyi-Yo Pow Wow. We hope to see that continue in years to come.

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