eNewsletter | August/September 2019

IAIA Director of Institutional Advancement  Danyelle Means  (Oglala Lakota), has announced that the IAIA Annual Scholarship Dinner and Auction, held on August 14, 2019, raised at least $354,458 for critically- needed scholarship funds that assist IAIA students in reaching their academic and artistic goals. These funds will support 209 students, with the school awarding 520 scholarships this Fall.
President's Convocation
August 29th, 2019
Doug Bootes: Saponi 
James Black: Cheyenne/Arapaho
Bryson Meyers: Ojibwe/Niheyawahk/Oglala/Yanktanai
Derek Yellow Owl: Cheyenne River Sioux

Dean of Students Carmen Henan: Eastern Shoshone
ASG President Bryson Meyers:  Ojibwe/Niheyawahk/Oglala/Yanktanai
IAIA President Dr. Robert Martin: Cherokee
IAIA Ambassador Ellen Maldonado: Navajo
Trustee Beverly Wright Morris: Aleut
Keynote Speaker Jamie Figueroa: Boricua/Taíno
Jennifer Love: Malagasy
Jessie Ryker-Crawford: White Earth Chippewa
United States
Poet Laureate
and IAIA Alumna
Joy Harjo
(Mvskoke Nation) '68
in the
New York Times

Joy Harjo Installation as
United States Poet Laureate
Joy Harjo onstage during her reading and performance.
Dr. Robert Martin (Cherokee), IAIA President; Harjo , Luci Tapahonso (Navajo); and Representative  Deb Haaland 
 (Laguna Pueblo).

Cannupa in NPQ

Kali in North Shore News

Carrie Dada
(Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma)
LeRoy Grafe
Winners in State Ornament Design Contest

IAIA Scholarship Luncheon
The Student Scholarship Awards Luncheon was held on September 12, 2019 to recognize students who have earned scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year. The entire IAIA community was invited to this event along with donors to honor our student recipients. Over $500,000 in scholarship dollars were awarded. The Spring 2019 President’s and Dean’s List students were also recognized. 

Nena Martinez Anaya
Chief Admissions and Student Success Officer
2019 IAIA Open House
October 23rd
2:00-6:00 pm

IAIA Holiday Market
December 14th, 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Booth Applications at

Danyelle Means (Oglala Lakota) Co-curated Exhibit of Contemporary Native American Artists at the Kupferberg Holocaust Center
Khalil Hudson’s (Tlingit) Film WILDLAND Wins
Two Emmy Awards.

IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts co-presented Suzan Shown Harjo (Cheyenne & Hodulgee Muscogee) Symposium at NMAI

MoCNA Director Patsy Phillips (Cherokee) Article on Suzan Shown Harjo in American Indian Magazine
Student/Alumni Art Sale at MoCNA during
Indian Market

21 Booths

24 Artists

Almost $3,000 raised for the Museum Club
Visit the
IAIA Online Store

Start Your Holiday Shopping Early!

Pamyua Performance and Workshop at IAIA

September Community Gathering Constitution Day, Visiting Dartmouth Students, and
Hailey Suina (Cochiti Pueblo) Presentation

Students, Alumni, and Mentors of the IAIA Low Rez MFA Program continue to make waves throughout the literary world. Click on the red headline for the story.

Tim Carrier Dorsey ’15 has three new poems in the Fall '19 issue of West Branch .
Current MFA Faculty Mentors

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 in the IAIA community - be it on campus, at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA), or elsewhere.

Click on the red headline for more of the story.
Rachel Machovec Leaves IAIA

IAIA Stores Manager Rachel Machovec relocated to Idaho, in early September. Rachel brought tireless dedication to the management of both the IAIA Campus Bookstore and the Museum store. Under Rachel’s leadership, the stores achieved new levels of creativity and service, resulting in sustained growth. Many of us will miss collaborating with Rachel on her inspired ideas and watching them take shape.
Larry Mirabal
Chief Financial Officer

Chris Pappan (Osage/Kaw/Cheyenne River Sioux) '92 A rt Projected onto Merchandise Mart in Chicago.

IAIA President Dr. Robert Martin (Cherokee) and Luci Tapahonso (Navajo) Dine with IAIA International Students Including UIEM Exchange Students

Former IAIA Student Calm Waters (Luiseño) passed away on September 11th.
IAIA and MoCNA Happenings

Tue, October 1, 4:00 pm–4:30 pm

Thu, October 3, 3:00 pm–5:00 pm

Thu, October 10, 5:00 pm–7:00 pm

Tue, October 15, 4:00 pm–4:30 pm

Wed, October 23, 2:00 pm–6:00 pm

Wed, October 23, 3:00 pm–5:00 pm

View all Happenings

MoCNA Exhibitions

Tue, January 1, 2019–Thu, October 1, 2020

Tue, January 1–Sun, November 3

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, July 26–Thu, October 31

Fri, August 16, 2019–Sun, January 19, 2020

Mon, July 29, 2019–Sun, July 11, 2021

Mon, August 5, 2019–Tue, June 30, 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