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Institute of American Indian Arts
IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts
Joins NM State Senator Shannon D. Pinto to
Co-Host Santa Fe Public Premiere of
Somebody's Daughter

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Santa Fe, New Mexico: February 10, 2020
IA IA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts is joining NM State Senator Shannon D. Pinto (Navajo Nation) (District 3) to co-host the Santa Fe public premiere of the film Somebody's Daughter, addressing the critical issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIW/MMIWG), in recognition of Indigenous Women's Day.

There will be two free showings on Sunday, February 16 at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm at IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts. After each showing, RAIN, the director of the film, will host a Q and A and discussion.  

Somebody's Daughter  focuses on some of the higher-profile MMIW cases , some of which were raised during the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs MMIW/MMIP hearing in December 2018. With historical points of reference, the victims' and their families' stories are told through the lens of the legal jurisdictional maze and socio-economic bondage that constricts Indian Country. For the first time on film, tribal leaders reveal the devastating roles of drug cartels and gangs in the MMIW crisis and the purpose of Somebody's Daughter is to alert lawmakers and the public alike that the Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women crisis exists and  demands urgent action.

Director of IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Patsy Phillips (Cherokee) commented: "As an agent of change and a place of discourse, MoCNA exemplifies the power of museums to bring awareness to issues facing Indigenous Peoples today. We are honored that Senator Pinto chose the museum to co-sponsor the New Mexico public premiere of Somebody's Daughter, a film focusing on Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women. The showing at MoCNA is an opportunity to have a dialogue with the director, to learn more about this crisis and to identify ways to get involved."   

For more information:
Address:  8 Cathedral Place, Santa Fe, NM  87501.

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About IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

The mission of the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) is to advance contemporary Native art through exhibitions, collections, public programs, and scholarship. MoCNA's outreach through local and national collaborations allows us to continue to present the most progressive Native arts and public programming. MoCNA's exhibitions and programs continue the narrative of contemporary Native arts and cultures.
The museum is located at 108 Cathedral Place, Santa Fe, NM 87501. Hours: 10:00 am-5:00 pm Monday & Wednesday-Saturday / 12:00 pm-5:00 pm Sunday / Closed Tuesdays / $10 for adults; half-price for seniors (62+), students w/ valid ID, and NM residents; and free for members, Native people, veterans and their families, youth (16 & under), and NM residents visiting on Sunday. Events are free with admission.

For more information please contact: 505.983.1666 or visit

IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts marketing is partially funded by the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission and the 1% Lodgers' Tax.

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For over 50 years, the Institute of American Indian Arts has played a key role in the direction and shape of Native expression. With an internationally acclaimed college, museum, and tribal support resource through the IAIA Land Grant Programs, IAIA is dedicated to the study and advancement of Native arts and cultures -- and committed to student achievement and the preservation and progress of their communities. Learn more about IAIA and our mission at