eNewsletter | February/March 2019
32 Prizes Awarded to IAIA!!!

First place in Handgames!
Second Place in Knowledge Bowl!
Third Place in Women's Archery!

Photos by T'cha Mi'iko Cosgrove (Shoshone Bannock) and other IAIA AIHEC participants.
Tribal College Journal : Winners of the
2019 TCJ Student Creative Writing Contest
Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham Signs SB407 Authorizing Tribal Colleges to Participate in Lottery Scholarship Program
Mid-Century Santa Fe Art Contest -
Cash Prizes!!!
New Items in the
IAIA Online Store

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Driving and Painting with the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts
Four days in February, MoCNA's  Art for New Understanding  exhibition artist  Steven Yazzie  (Navajo/Laguna Pueblo) alongside IAIA art students and local community Artspace,  Axle Contemporary,  participated in a workshop in which a recumbent bicycle was modified for his new  Driving and Painting  project.  Driving and Painting  is a further development of his  Driving and Drawing  art performance-an experiment in which Yazzie would, essentially,  drive while drawing . With the new project MoCNA looks to engage and connect both students and the Santa Fe art community with the exhibition and Yazzie's art practice. Yazzie's customized recumbent will be installed in the exhibition during its run at MoCNA.
Participants included: Jerry Wellman, Matthew Chase Daniels
Axle Contemporary Gallery; Robyn J Tsinnajinnie ( Navajo) , Austin Big Crow (Oglala, Lakota), and Gregory Ballenger ( Navajo) , IAIA Students; Steven J. Yazzie (Navajo/Laguna Pueblo) and Nicola Heindl , Artists; and Andrea R. Hanley (Navajo) , MoCNA Public Programs Manager.
Wade Davis Talk at IAIA
Dr. E. Wade Davis , noted ethnobotanist, author, and photographer whose work has focused on worldwide indigenous cultures, especially in North and South America, and particularly involving the traditional uses and beliefs associated with plants, recently gave a talk at IAIA. The presentation, sponsored by Darlene Anderson , focused on peyote and other psychoactive plants, such as curare and ayahuasca which he referenced as "Plants as a conduit to culture." After an introduction by Indigenous Liberal Studies Professor Dr. Thomas Antonio and ILS student Nika Feldman , Davis focused on the survival of Indigenous peoples and noted that "The loss of language is the loss of culture." He closed by observing that a "Cultural myopia exists against people who don't speak the same language," and suggested that everyone should work to "Make the world safe for human existence because we are all part of the same family." After the talk, IAIA Ambassador Bryson Meyers (Chippewa-Cree/Dakota/Lakota) performed an honor song.

Alumni Appreciation Dinner
Save The Date -
Friday May 10th
Mississippi Museum
of Art
Featuring Works by
Trustee Brenda Kingery and
Registrar Paul Moore

IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts Celebrates Native Women During Women's History Month

Three Questions with
Amber-Dawn Bear Robe
( Blackfoot/Siksika) on
Creative Santa Fe

IAIA Student Films to be Screened at
Boynton Beach
Short Film Festival

"Simone" by Leroy Grafe
"Casuist" by Leroy Grafe
"Raven" by Razelle Benally (Navajo)
"Exhaust" by Carrie Dada (Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma)
"The Creature" by Littlebear Sanchez ( Lipan Apache)
"The Entrada" by Mark Lewis ( Gila River Indian Tribe)

IAIA Student Film Selected to be in New Mexico Filmmakers Showcase
Carrie Dada's (Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma) short film "Exhaust" has been selected to be in the New Mexico Filmmakers Showcase. To watch the film and vote for it, click here .
Open Studios with Artist-in-Residence Artists - March 13th

Monique Sol Sonoquie (Chumash, Apache, Yaqui, Zapotec, Irish) 
Darren Vigil Gray (Jicarilla Apache/Kiowa Apache)
Paul Rowley
Therapy Dogs Return!

On March 11th, our good friends the Therapy Dogs returned to campus once again to help ease midterm stress.

Dr. Porter Swentzell
(Santa Clara Pueblo) confirmed as regent for Northern New Mexico College

Scarlett Cortez and Ehren Kee Natay (Navajo Nation)
SFAI Story Maps Fellowship.

Dean Charlene Teters (Spokane) Honored by University of Illinois Women's Resources Center

Students, Alumni, and Faculty of the IAIA Low Rez MFA Program continue to make waves throughout the literary world.

Interim MFA Director Dr. Jennifer Foerster  (Muscogee [Creek] Nation of Oklahoma) with IAIA Alumni and students: Joaquin Zihuatenejo , Doug Bootes  (Saponi-Catawba), Talia White, Lemanuel Loley (Navajo), and Jake Skeets  (Diné), at ASU Tempe Desert Nights Rising Stars Conference.

Dave Heska Wanbli Weiden's (Sicangu Lakota) ‘1 8, novel WINTER COUNTS , as well as a second book, WOUNDED HORSE, will be published by Ecco/HarperCollins.

David Tromblay ’18 has been accepted into the PhD in English program at Oklahoma State University focusing on Creative Writing (Fiction), to begin in Fall 2019.
MFA Faculty Mentors

Kimberly M. Blaeser's (Anishinaabe) new book "Copper Yearning" will be released fall 2019 from Holy Cow! Press.
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

Heidi K. Brandow (Diné/Kanaka Mãoli) '13, has been been accepted to the Har vard Graduate School of Design Master of Design (MDes) Art, Design + the Public Domain program. 
IAIA and MoCNA Happenings

Tue, April 2, 4:00 pm–4:30 pm

Wed, April 3, 10:00 am–2:00 pm

Thu, April 4, 1:00 pm–2:30 pm

Tue, April 16, 4:00 pm–4:30 pm

Wed, April 10, 3:00 pm–5:00 pm

Thu, April 18, 1:00 pm–3:30 pm

Thu, April 25, 3:00 pm–5:00 pm

Fri, April 19, 5:30 pm–8:00 pm

View Happenings

MoCNA Exhibitions

July 28, 2017–July 7, 2019

Fri, January 25–Fri, July 19

Fri, February 15–Sat, May 18

Thu, February 28–Sun, May 12

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