eNewsletter | April/May 2019
IAIA 2019 Commencement Ceremony

Congratulations to our Graduates!

IAIA 2019 Spring Powwow

2019 IAIA MusicFest

IAIA Archives Receives Grant to Preserve, Digitize Important Radio Programs
IAIA at American Indian College Fund "Flame of Hope" Gala

At left, actress Bette Midler with the AIHEC Ambassadors.
On May 1st, IAIA Students Marissa Irizarry (Assiniboine) and LeOreal Effie Wall (Ute Mountain Ute Tribe) attended the AICF Flame of Hope Gala in New York City. For the last 4 years the AICF Gala has hosted an IAIA student art show and sale, with all of the proceeds going to the students. It’s a great opportunity for students to show and sell their work in a city such as New York. The buyers come from all over and are very excited about the show and many are return customers. This show has been very successful financially for our students. Marissa and LeOreal both sold all of their jewelry at the show.

Nocona Burgess (Comanche)
IAIA Ambassador

Congratulations to Ellen Maldonado (Navajo) who will be the 2019-2020 IAIA Ambassador. 
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Update from
New Zealand by
Haliey Suina
Here's an update with pictures from my semester in New Zealand. 

I know the semester at IAIA is over now—it’s strange because my semester here at AUT is still going; I haven’t reached finals just yet—but I thought now was a good time to send an update because of the exciting things that are coming up!

Education New Zealand , the organization that provided the funding for my scholarship, reached out to invite me to attend the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) conference happening in Hamilton, New Zealand at the University of Waikato in June from the 26th-29th. This is the first time they’re having the conference overseas and in New Zealand. Education New Zealand covered my accommodation and flight changes in order for me to attend so that I can represent New Mexico and IAIA. I’ll be traveling and attending with two heads of Māori Strategy at Education New Zealand. If any faculty from the IAIA ILS Department is attending I might see them there! 

I’ve attached some photos of my time here in New Zealand. 

I look forward to returning to IAIA in the Fall—I missed the campus so much!

Thank you again for all the support that was given for me to experience this journey! 

Hailey Suina (Cochiti Pueblo)
Welcome New IAIA ASG Officers

President - Bryson Meyers (Chippewa-Cree/Dakota/Lakota)

Vice President - Darvin Descheny

Secretary - Molly Sabori
(Shoshone Bannock)

Treasurer - Nakesha Edwards

Public Relations - Jazmin Novak
IAIA Listed by the Edvocate as one of the best Colleges in
New Mexico

IAIA Loses Two Key Faculty Members to Retirement

ILS Department Chair Stephen Wall (White Earth Nation) and Creative Writing Department Chair Evelina Zuni Lucero (Isleta Pueblo) to retire. Both were granted the title of "Faculty Emeritus."

IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts Hosted Multiple Events on Friday, May 17th
MoCNA to Host Panel Discussion on
Action & Activation:
Art for a New Understanding

Fulbright Visiting Professor
Miguel Reyes ( Mazahua) Leaves IAIA After Two Semester Stay

Therapy Dogs Return to IAIA 
Student Filmmaker Showcase

Congratulations to the Cinematic Arts & Technology students on a successful screening at the Violet Crown. Here are the winners of the Audience Awards:

1st Place - "Deliverance" by Thomas Worcester (Caddo)

2nd Place - "The Show" by
Leroy Grafe

3rd Place - "A New Journey" by Lydia Clark
Student Awards Luncheon May 9th

IAIA Board of Trustees Hosts Lunch With Staff
Students, Alumni, and Faculty of the IAIA Low Rez MFA Program continue to make waves throughout the literary world.

MFA Faculty Mentors
Joan Naviyuk Kane Selected at 2019-2020 Radcliffe Institute Fellow

Joan Naviyuk Kane (Iñupiat) has been named a 2019–2020 fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University , joining more than 50 women and men in the incoming fellowship class as they pursue work across the sciences, social sciences, humanities, and arts. To learn more click here .

Ramona Ausubel's AWAYLAND was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award.
Give a Gift Today
The mission of IAIA is “to empower creativity and leadership in Native Arts and cultures through higher education, life-long learning, and outreach.” You can designate your gift by giving to one of the Foundation’s major funds: 

Scholarships.  Needed by more than 80% of our students to help pursue their studies at IAIA. 

Academic Programs.  IAIA needs support for visiting artists, student interns, artists in residence and innovative equipment to keep IAIA at the forefront of educational offerings. 

Student Emergency Fund.  The fund provides crucial assistance when a student has a sudden emergency with no available resources or funds. 

General Operating Support.  This helps IAIA take advantage of sudden opportunities to enhance the student experience. 

Planned Giving.  Please consider IAIA in your estate planning. 

Give right now by credit card , or contact Sandra Narvaez,  Advancement Services Manager,
505-424-2310, or sandra.narvaez@iaia.edu.
Et Cetera
Et cetera contains information about happenings related to IAIA-be it on campus, at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA), or off-site
This is to let faculty and staff know that former Center for Lifelong Education (CLE) staff member, Jamie Gaskin, passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2019. Some of us worked with Jamie, who was a CLE grant writer. We send our condolences to her family during this difficult time. 
Carmen Henan (Eastern Shoshone)
Dean of Students

With great sadness, the Houser / Haozous family relates that Anna Marie Houser (Spanish/Navajo) passed away in the early morning hours of Friday, May 3, 2019. Born Fidencia Anna Maria Gallegos on August 7, 1912, she was 106 years old. She married Allan Houser (Chiricahua Apache) in 1938 and shared 54 years with him before his passing in 1994.
IAIA and MoCNA Happenings

Thu, June 6, 3:00 pm–4:00 pm

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MoCNA Exhibitions

July 28, 2017–July 7, 2019

Fri, January 25–Fri, July 19

Fri, February 15, 2019–Sun, January 26, 2020

Thu, May 30, 2019–Sun, January 19, 2020

Thu, May 30, 2019–Sun, February 16, 2020

Fri, August 16, 2019–Sun, January 19, 2020
General Information
IAIA's mission is to empower creativity and leadership in Native arts and cultures through higher education, lifelong learning and outreach.

Visit the IAIA website at  www.iaia.edu for up-to-date information, or for questions and inquiries please contact us at  by email here.

Institute of American Indian Arts
(505) 424-2300
IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA)
(505) 983-1666
About IAIA
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 is committed to student achievement and the preservation and progress of their communities. IAIA is accredited by both the Higher Learning Commission and the National Association of Schools of Art & Design. Learn more about IAIA and our mission at www.iaia.edu .

Newsletter writer, editor, and contributing photographer:
Eric Davis

Contributing photographer: Jason S. Ordaz
IAIA Radio Show

The IAIA Radio Show Through Our Eyes airs on Tuesdays from 4:07-4:30 pm, on KSFR, 101.1 FM, Santa Fe Public Radio. It is an IAIA-produced show examining a wide variety of issues relating to the Native American community. Hosted by IAIA Director of Marketing and Communications Eric Davis , the show features conversations with Native American Scholars, Artists, Tribal Leaders, and more. You can listen to the show live on the radio or stream it on your computer at KSFR.org. Past shows are podcast on their website, so you can listen any time you'd like at the following link: www.throughoureyes.libsyn.com