Kyiyo Native American Student Association
The Kyiyo Native American Student Association (KNASA) plays an integral role in promoting the cultural traditions and customs of all Native Americans. Through many extra-curricular activities throughout the year, such as the annual Kyiyo Pow Wow, Kyiyo Native American Student Association hopes to engage the faculty and students of the University of Montana in the cultural identities of Native Americans to support cultural diversity on campus. KNASA is open to any Native American and non-native students, as well as any community members who wish to become members. The club is a chartered member of the Associated Students of the University of Montana (ASUM).
The club meets every Friday in the Payne Family Native American Center. Meetings entail planning many events throughout the year including one of the oldest and largest student hosted Pow Wows in the nation. With more than five thousand attendees from across the nation, our celebration continues to grow each and every year. Other events include the annual Kyiyo Basketball Tournament, Coldwater Grizzly Dip, and participation with International Food Festival and events during American Indian Heritage Day.