eNewsletter | January/February 2018
Contemporary Studios For a 
Contemporary Native Arts Program 
IAIA recently unveiled plans for a new initiative: "Contemporary Studios for a Contemporary Native Arts Program." It has been launched to provide for upgrading and modernizing the Academic Building and the studios contained therein. The Academic Building, one of the oldest buildings on IAIA's Rancho Viejo campus, was dedicated in June of 2000. It houses what continues to be the core curriculum of the school: studios for ceramics, jewelry, photography, painting, and print-making; along with faculty offices, Artist-in-Residence studios, classrooms, and the Balzer Contemporary Edge Gallery , which hosts exhibitions of student, staff, and faculty artworks.
Since the building's opening almost 18 years ago, various upgrades have been occurred, but due to the age of the building there is now a need to replace or update equipment, furniture, work stations, lighting, flooring, power distribution, etc., for the studios, classrooms, and other rooms in the building. Upgrades will also include new rolling worktables, shelving, a new welding table and band saws, flat-screen monitors, a new pugmill, and refinishing of flooring. 
The projected costs for the program are expected to be approximately $300,000, which will not require a capital campaign to fund.
With the construction of a number of new buildings on the IAIA Campus over the last 18 years, the campus has emerged as one of the most attractive set of academic and student facilities in the region. The Library and Technical Center, The Center for Lifelong Education, The Barbara and Robert Ells Science and Technology Building, The Allan Houser Haozous Sculpture and Foundry , and the Residence Center have been constructed to define the academic center of campus.
IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts Opens New Exhibitions

On February 16th, the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts held an opening reception for the following exhibitions:
Rolande Souliere: Form and Content
Working across painting, sculpture, photography, collage and recently screen printing,  Rolande Souilere's (Michipicoten First Nation) art practice is primarily installation that combines abstraction with organic forms, the hand crafted and the assisted readymade.  Through the use of Ojibway, Cree, and Inuit syllabics, Souliere utilizes aspects of this writing system to engage in ideas about space, color, form, symbolism, surface movement, and language. Her new wall painting is an exploration into the parallels and the multifaceted ways in which simple geometric building blocks such as chevrons, circles, and rectangles have a profound affinity with Indigenous language and culture and abstraction in western art.
Without Boundaries: Visual Conversations
Without Boundaries  is an exhibition that grew out of a series of Curated Conversations led by guest curator and
artist  Sonya Kelliher-Combs  (Iñupiaq/Athabaskan) at the Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, Alaska. The exhibition features Indigenous leaders in the arts and the work of contemporary artists whose work encourages social action. The artworks explore issues from decolonization to climate change. Kelliher-Combs has brought together artists from North America and Greenland to create a shared visual narrative and a shared conversation about ideas and issues that separate and bind.
Art & Activism: Selections from The Harjo Family Collection
This exhibition highlights works from the Harjo Family Collection. Suzan Harjo  recently donated this major art collection to the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, and it contains about sixty artworks. Many of these works were purchased by or gifted to Suzan Shown Harjo (Cheyenne/Hodulgee Muscogee), an important American Indian activist, lobbyist, policy maker, and 2011 recipient of an IAIA Honorary Doctorate. All of the artists represented are significant to the field of Contemporary Native American Art.
Breaking Ground: IAIA 2018 BFA Exhibition
The Institute of America Indian Art's 2018 BFA thesis exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts showcases the diversity of work being created by the artists trained at IAIA. The selected works by these artists are grounded in ideas of personal, political, social, cultural, or historical import and an earnest exploration of the artists' chosen media. This combination produces works that present each artist's unique voice while highlighting some shared concerns.
IAIA MFA Alumna and Instructor Terese Mailhot’s Book Featured in The New York Times
Terese Mailhot (Seabird Island Band) MFA '16, and her memoir Heart Berries continue to make news – especially now that the book is available. Below is an excerpt from an article in the New York Times by Parul Sehgal.
Heart Berries Shatters a Pattern of Silence
Don’t be fooled by the title. Terese Marie Mailhot’s memoir, published under the romantic, rather forgettable name “Heart Berries,” is a sledgehammer. In a book slender enough to slide into your back pocket, Mailhot reckons with the wages of intergenerational trauma. She grew up on Seabird Island Indian Reservation in British Columbia. Members of her family had passed through Canada’s brutal residential school system, which separated indigenous children from their families and cultures, and, in some cases, subjected them to physical and sexual abuse.
Additionally, the book was recently named to the NY Times 12 books we recommend this week – 2/8/18, Book Riot – Must Read February releases , and Bookpage Top Pick in Nonfiction Feb. 2018.
Here are links to some interviews with Terese and reviews of Heart Berries :

Buzzfeed.com - Article about Terese and Tommy Orange (Cheyenne/Arapaho) MFA '16, and the IAIA MFA Program.
IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts in the News
25 Things to Love about Santa Fe Right Now From The Santa Fe Reporter
SFR staffers run down 25 great things about living here to put a little love in everyone’s heart.
5. The museums are expanding.
We're an arts mecca, and you can confirm that with visitors, but we sure hope everyone at home is aware of the many museums Santa Fe has to offer. And though we're always down to check a new exhibit at the Museum of International Folk Art or the Institute of American Indian Arts' Museum of Contemporary Native Arts , we'll hand it to the New Mexico Museum of Art and SITE Santa Fe—cause they poppin' lately!
By Alex De Vore
CollegeRank.net - The 50 Best College Art Museums
16. Museum of Contemporary Native Arts
As the only museum dedicated to exhibiting, collecting, and preserving contemporary works by Native artists, the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) cares for a multi-media collection of 7,500 works of art. Through progressive exhibitions and programing, the MoCNA strives to enhance the scholarship, discourse and interpretation of Native art, both nationally and internationally.
Charlie Cuny Named IAIA Student of the Year
On behalf of Lara Trujillo-Barela, Chair, and the IAIA Student of the Year Committee, I am pleased to announce that Charlie Cuny , an enrolled member of the Oglala Lakota Nation, has been selected as IAIA’s 2018 Student of the Year . This award is sponsored by the American Indian College Fund . Charlie is a junior majoring in Studio Arts with a concentration in painting and has maintained a high academic grade point average. She is also an American Indian College Fund Scholar and Cobell Scholar . In addition, she is an award winning artist and has engaged in leadership and service activities at IAIA, with her tribe and other Indian organizations. Charlie’s educational goals are to graduate with a BFA and then to complete her master’s degree in Art Therapy. She then plans to return home to use her education and training to help her tribe.
Please join me in congratulating Charlie as IAIA’s 2018 Student of the Year.
Best Regards,
Dr. Robert Martin (Cherokee)
IAIA Alumnus T.C. Cannon's Works to Tour
IAIA recently loaned key works by seminal artist and IAIA Alumnus, T.C. Cannon '66, to the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) for their upcoming exhibition: T.C. Cannon: At the Edge of America . Tommy Wayne ('T.C.') Cannon grew up in a rural farming community in southeastern Oklahoma, raised by his Kiowa father and Caddo mother. America's cultural revolution was ablaze when Cannon left home in 1964 to begin his journey as an artist at the newly minted experimental arts-based school, IAIA , where he began to address and rethink-on the stage of Western art history-the political narratives between Native Americans and the U.S. Government.
The Peabody Essex Museum presents T.C. Cannon: At the
Edge of America – on view at PEM from March 3, 2018 through
June 10, 2018 – which explores the dynamic creative range and legacy of an artist whose life was cut short at age 31. Through nearly 90 works, including 30 major paintings, works on paper, poetry, and musical recordings. After PEM the exhibition will head to the Gilcrease Museum ,Tulsa, OK, from July 14 through October 7, 2018; then to the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), New York, NY, from March 16 - September 16, 2019.
This is the first major traveling exhibition of his work since 1990. Deeply personal yet undeniably political, Cannon's artwork adeptly channels his cultural heritage, experience as a Vietnam War veteran, and the turbulent social and political climate that defined 1960s and '70s America. Amid ongoing national and global conversations about ethnic identity, social justice, land rights and cultural appropriation, Cannon's work continues to engage issues that are as relevant now as they were 50 years ago.
Eight T.C. Cannon works from IAIA's National Collection of Contemporary Native Arts have been loaned to PEM for the traveling exhibition. 
Excerpted from the PEM Website
IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts Traveling Exhibitions

The IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) is pleased to announce that it has organized three exhibitions that are currently traveling to other major museums in the country and are available to continue to travel beyond the venues listed below. All three exhibitions originated in the museum's south gallery which is approximately 500 sq. ft. and are available beginning the summer of 2018. If you're interested in scheduling one of these exhibitions, please contact MoCNA Exhibition Coordinator, Mattie Reynolds at mreynolds@iaia.edu or 505.428.5906. She can provide the prospectus as well as more specific information.
Akunnittinni: A Kinngait Family Portrait was originally on view at the museum in 2016. This exhibition chronicles a visual dialogue between three generations of Inuit women, a grandmother, mother, and daughter - Pitseolak Ashoona (1904-1983), Napachie Pootoogook (1938-2002), and Annie Pootoogook (1969-2016). After closing at MoCNA, Akunnittinni was on exhibition at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian in New York from June 10, 2017-January 7, 2018, where it received an excellent review from the New York Times. Akunnittinni will next be on display at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Arts , Scottsdale, AZ from February 3-May 20, 2018.
Desert ArtLAB: Ecologies of Resistance on view at MoCNA in 2017 will open next at the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, from February through April 2018. Desert ArtLAB is an interdisciplinary art collaborative, established by museum curator/educator April Bojorquez (Chicana/Rarámuri) and artist/educator Matthew Garcia (Chicano). The installation reconceptualizes desert/dryland ecologies not as post-apocalyptic growth of wasteland, but as an ecological opportunity. The exhibition illustrates the artistic process of the collaborative's site-specific ecological installation in the high desert of Southern Colorado, through artifacts, archival materials, and botanical samples.
Last Supper by C. Maxx Stevens (Seminole/Muscogee) is a conceptual installation that illustrates the effects of unhealthy food on Native Peoples. The show will be on view at the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, from February through April 2018. Stevens' builds a visual narrative based on private and public memories and experiences to deal with the devastating effect of diabetes throughout native nations. Last Supper creates a larger social awareness of the epidemic and its dilemma in all the United States. The mixed media installation includes her family archives and testimony about the disease and its impact on traditional values, the evolution of drastic diets as well as the economy. On view at MoCNA in 2011, the museum purchased this installation from Stevens with the intention to travel it. 
Akunnittinni: A Kinngait Family Portrait
Desert ArtLAB: Ecologies of Resistance
Last Supper
IAIA A-i-R Open Studios
On February 28, 2018, the newest group of IAIA Artist-in-Residence artist will hold open studios.
Orlando Dugi (Diné) is currently living and working in Santa Fe, NM. Originally from Grey Mountain, Arizona, Diné Nation, Dugi learned to bead at the age of six and learned how to sew in a home economics class in seventh grade. In 2009, Dugi began designing hand-beaded evening clutches and designed his first gown in 2010. Within the last four years, Dugi has designed three collections and includes a New York City showing at NY Style Fashion Week in 2016 Spring and Summer. Dugi’s designs are feminine, sculptural, and highly embellished with many hours of hand-sewing and hand-beading and therefore they are only made-to-order.
Christa Cassano (Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Arrow Lakes Band) is a visual artist and storyteller living in Philadelphia, PA. Her work has been exhibited internationally and explores themes of alienation, violence, and insurgence, often with depictions of animals as human stand-ins as a way to mark aspects of society’s complex and many times absurd relationship to nature. In 2016, she was nominated for an Eisner Comics Industry Award for co-adapting John Leguizamo’s One Man HBO Show, Ghetto Klown , into a graphic novel, and has contributed political cartoons to the RESIST! Newsletter distributed at the Women’s March on Washington 2017 and the comix anthology A.P.B . (Artists against Police Brutality).

Wayne Nez Gaussoin (Navajo/Picuris Pueblo), the youngest of three sons, of renown Jeweler Connie Tsosie Gaussoin. Following a family tradition, his mother and older brother David, have taught him basics of silversmithing. He has since taken courses at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago , finished his Bachelor of Fine Arts at IAIA , and has currently completed a MFA with a Minor in Museum Studies from The University of New Mexico . Gaussoin’s interest in art not only focuses on jewelry, but also includes media such as sculpture and installation art. His style merges his own design from modern influences and incorporates traditional ideas and techniques. Gaussoin similarly sustains the integrity of the past while building
IAIA Student Nathaniel Fuentes’ Recent Internship in New York
During a recent Brown Bag Lunch presentation at the campus, Nathaniel Fuentes (Santa Clara Pueblo) shared stories of his recent trip to New York to work with Heather Henson , a Board Member of The Jim Henson Company; and noted actor Ty Defoe . The two co-created and co-wrote Ajijaak on Turtle Island, a play that weaves Ojibwe, Lakota, and Cherokee stories into the story of a beautiful puppet crane named Ajijaak. The play is produced by Ibex Puppetry. Nathaniel worked on the crew that created the sets and scenic for the production.
Heather Henson is a contemporary puppet artist whose work promotes harmony and healing for the planet through artistic spectacle and discussion. Heather graduated with a degree from Rhode Island School of Design and studied at the California Institute of the Arts . Heather founded IBEX Puppetry in 2000, a multi-platform production company dedicated to promoting the fine art of puppetry in all of its mediums, honoring her work as well as puppetry artists nationally and internationally.
Ty Defoe (Ojibwa/Oneida), is a playwright, composer, performance artist, and educator. Defoe holds degrees from the California Institute of the Arts , Goddard College , and New York University's Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program at Tisch School of the Arts . He works with indigenous populations such as the Alaska Native Heritage Center and the Hawaiian Playwrights Initiative, among others. He is also a member of the youth council at the East Coast Two-Spirit Society. He received a Grammy Award for Best Native American Music Album for his work on Come to Me Great Mystery: Native American Healing Songs . Defoe is also a member of the Dramatists Guild of America .
In this coming of age story, Ajijaack learns lessons along the way from her mentors and friends: the buffalo, deer, frog, dragonfly, coyote, and a turtle activist family. Reflecting our connectedness with all of creation, this immersive story is told through rituals and puppets, projections and kites, aerial antics and life-sized maps. Tracing the tragedies befalling cranes, of disappearing forests and lakes, this story celebrates the richness of indigenous cultures that honor and protect these majestic birds. For more information Aiijaack, read the Indian Country Today article here .
IAIA at the Santa Fe Film Festival

IAIA was featured in a panel at the Santa Fe Film Festival on Friday, February 9, 2018. IAIA faculty, students, and alumni discussed the trailblazing Cinematic Arts & Technology program, reflected on depictions of American Indians in popular culture, and pondered the future outlook for Native filmmakers in mainstream cinema. 

The panel was moderated by James Lujan (Taos Pueblo), Department Chair of Cinematic Arts & Technology at IAIA, and Vice Chair of the Santa Fe Film and Digital Media Commission.
IAIA Student Films that screened during the festival included:

Legacy and The Entrada by Mark Lewis (Gila River Indian Tribe)

The Casuist by Leroy Grafe

Batter Up by Chad Browneagle (Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska).

Layli Long Soldier’s Debut Poetry Collection Wins Top Book Award
PEN America recently announced the winners of its annual Literary Awards, celebrating excellence in literature and translation across continents and genres. Triumphing amid a field of five highly acclaimed finalists, poet and IAIA Alumna Layli Long Soldier’s (Ogala Lakota) ’09 debut collection Whereas , a piercing rejoinder to the US Congressional resolution of apology to Native Americans, claimed the night’s book of the year prize, the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award, and its $75,000 purse. Described by judges as a “grand reckoning with language and history,” Whereas was praised for its “elegant and fierce introspection” and “rectifying spirit of restless invention.” The PEN/Jean Stein Book Award is an annual award which recognizes a book-length work of any genre for its originality, merit, and impact that has broken new ground by reshaping the boundaries of its form and signaling strong potential for lasting influence.

Excerpted from the PEN Website

Layli's book and many other new books by Native writers listed here.
Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Includes Luci Tapahonso and Melissa Cody in 2018 National Artist Fellowships
Luci Tapahonso (Diné) is the inaugural Poet Laureate of the Navajo Nation and Professor Emerita of English Languages and Literature at the University of New Mexico . Tapahonso, the middle child of eleven, is grateful to have been raised in a traditional, multi-generational Navajo household on a farm outside of Shiprock, New Mexico. Although belonging to a generation forbidden to speak Navajo in school, her mother tongue remains the undercurrent and the matrix through which everything in her life permeates. Tapahonso has published eight books, including three children’s books. Her work is primarily in English, but it is enriched and interspersed with words and phrases in Navajo and honors the rich legacy of the Diné people. She epitomizes the Navajo value of “speaking well”. From her we learn that in Navajo culture, a person with this ability is thought to convey compassion, strength and good upbringing. In addition, a person who knows many stories, songs and prayers is considered wealthy.

Tapahonso received her MA in English from the University of New Mexico and played a key role in establishing the Indigenous Studies Graduate Studies Program at the University of Kansas . She is the wife of IAIA President Dr. Robert Martin (Cherokee).
Melissa S. Cody is a fourth-generation Navajo weaver and textile artist who was raised on the Navajo Reservation in Northern Arizona. At a time when the younger generations had begun to abandon the art – more and more viewed it as suitable only for old women and grandmothers – Cody was receiving her first lessons from her mother. She was five. Even after a career of more than two decades, her mother remains a treasured mentor. Cody credits her for her own work’s perfection in setup, structure, tensioning, technique, and the subtle intricacies so richly evident in her art. The inspiration for her designs comes from traditional weaving patterns, utilitarian weaving blankets, and significant historical events, such as the Long Walk of the Navajo.

Cody is recognized for her skill in traditional weaving techniques and the perfection of her weaves. She has a substantial following, with work that ventures beyond the traditional form. Her fusion of eclectic contemporary themes with traditional Navajo tapestry design employs vivid color schemes and produces sharp geometric overlays. The result is a stunning weave that displays as if it is three dimensional. Cody received a Bachelor’s degree in Studio Arts and Museum Studies from IAIA in 2007. In 2014, her work received the Best of Show Award from the Autry National Center in Los Angeles, Calif., and in 2017, she received the Judges Award from the Heard Museum Fair and Market .
Luci Tapahonso
Melissa S. Cody
A Rose For Valentine’s Day Raffle

The IAIA Sculpture Club recently held a unique fund raiser by raffling off a Valentine’s Day lunch with IAIA Alumna, faculty member, and MFA student Rose Simpson (Santa Clara Pueblo) at El Parasol. IAIA Foundation Board member Colleen Cayes held the winning ticket.
IAIA Scholarship Awards Dinner
IAIA held our Scholarship Awards Dinner on February 15th. Cheyenne Marlin (Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians), Senior Student Success Coach from the AICF, was the night's Keynote Speaker. The dinner was the first special event held in our new PAF Building and a wonderful time was had by all.
Give a Gift Today
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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 call Angela Sedillo at (505) 424-5730.
Et Cetera

Et cetera contains photographs of happenings related to IAIA-be it on campus, at the IAIA Musuem of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA), or off-site.

IAIA Alumna and Retention Specialist Heidi Brandow (Diné/Native Hawaiian) was honored two prestigious fellowship awards: 2018 First People's Fund Artist in Business Leadership Fellowship. To learn more about it, click here , and the 2018 Ford Foundation, Santa Fe Art Institute Story Maps Fellowship. For more information, click here .

Jonathan Breaker  (Blackfoot/Cree) has been named IAIA’s  Continuing Education Manager.  Jonathan will report directly to Laurie Logan Brayshaw , Director of Sponsored Programs. Jonathan has worked at IAIA for four years in various positions, including more recently as the Assistant Director, IAIA Admissions and Recruitment. He recently started his new job and he is excited to work with IAIA community and tribal partners with respect to lifelong learning, skills-based training and community based learning opportunities.

Peggy Lomay (Hopi), Housing Area Coordinator, recently celebrated her 35 year anniversary here at IAIA. Congratulations Peggy!

Jessie Ryker-Crawford (White Earth Chippewa), IAIA Associate Professor of Museum Studies, successfully defended her dissertation in November at the University of Washington and was officially awarded a PhD in Sociocultural Anthropology. Her dissertation, “Towards an Indigenous Museology: Native American and First Nations Representation and Voice in North American Museums” examines museums and their history through an Indigenous lens. It explores how the museum field has changed and enriched its philosophical and educational missions due to the activism of Native American and First Nations peoples. Dr. Ryker-Crawford is an alumna of IAIA, having received an AFA degree in both Museum Studies and Studio Arts – painting focus, and has been an IAIA faculty member in the Museum Studies Program since 2004.

Congratulation to IAIA Alumna Ramona Emerson (Diné) ’15 for winning an Impact Doc Award for her documentary The Mayors of Shiprock . See a list of all the winners at www.ImpactDOCSAwards.com

IAIA MFA Alumna Barbara Robidoux’s poetry chapbook THE STORM LEFT NO FLOWERS has been accepted for publication by Finishing Line Press.

During the Artist-in-Residence Open Studios in January, Orlando Dugi (Diné) was visited by IAIA alumna, former faculty member, and noted artist Linda Lomahaftewa (Hopi/Choctaw) and Aysen New , the widow of one of IAIA founders Lloyd Kiva New (Cherokee).

Larry Samuel  has joined IAIA as our new Custodial Technician. Larry will report directly to Peter Romero, Facility Director and comes to IAIA with great Custodial and facility maintenance experience. He has worked as Maintenance, Safety and Security Manager for Santa Fe University, Assistant Manager in Facilities Management at Tesuque Pueblo and most recently was a Maintenance and Custodial worker at the Kewa Pueblo Health Clinic. His primary focus will be cleaning, maintenance and care of the Performing Arts and Fitness Center. Larry is a Marine Corps Veteran and a member of the Tesuque Pueblo.
IAIA and MoCNA Happenings
February 28, 3:00 pm–5:00 pm
IAIA A-i-R: Wayne Nez Gaussoin, and Orlando Dugi—Open Studios

March 1, 8:30 am–3:30 pm
2018 IAIA Student Success Summit

March 7, 3:00 pm–5:00 pm
IAIA A-i-R: Wayne Nez Gaussoin, and Orlando Dugi—Open Studios

March 10, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
The MoCNA Reader—2018 Kids’ Day

March 16, 10:30 am–11:30 am
MoCNA Skype™ with Artist Emily Johnson

March 26, 5:00 pm–7:00 pm
IAIA A-i-R: Marwin Begaye, Monte Yellow Bird, Sr., Ian Kuali`i, and Wayne Nez Gaussoin—Dinner and Studio Tours

View Happenings

MoCNA Exhibitions

February 16–July 29, 2018

July 28, 2017–July 7, 2019

January 8–June 3, 2018

January 9, 2018–January 27, 2019

February 9–July 31, 2018

February 9–May 12, 2018
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.

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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 4-4:30 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