eNewsletter | January/February 2020
On February 12th, IAIA hosted the Student Success Safety Summit . As part of the day's activities, the Community Gathering that afternoon was focused on safer sex practices, healthy relationships, and related topics. After an opening prayer by Faculty Emeritus Stephen Wall (White Earth Reservation) experts from Planned Parenthood addressed questions from the students in attendance.
Board of Trustees Lunch With the Staff
Lunch With the President
Addressing Student Concerns
IAIA Expands Student Pantry

The IAIA Pantry  has been fully reopened, and recently relocated in the student union wing of the Student Union Building. To date, the Pantry has had over 123 visitors in Fall 2019. All indicators are self-reported to keep with the  Pantry  visitor’s anonymity. Additionally, over 690 pounds of donations have been added to The  Pantry  in Fall 2019. A number generated by those who check-in their donations with the Student Success Advisor while others donated anonymously by leaving donations in The  Pantry  space. IAIA Academics Department lead two donation drives during Fall 2019 and IAIA Alpha Chi lead a food donation drive and provided a turkey donation to students with family living in the IAIA Casitas.

Loyola Rankin ( Navajo)
Student Success Advisor
Derek Santos (Oglala Sioux) Named IAIA Student of the Year
United States
Poet Laureate
and IAIA Alumna
Joy Harjo
(Mvskoke Nation) '68
On Yellowstone Public Radio

Hammer Museum

Wisconsin Academy

Cannupa Lugar (Mandan/Hidasta/Arikara/Lakota) ’11 on YouTube

in Idyllwild Town Crier

IAIA President Dr. Robert Martin (Cherokee) with IAIA Students in Washington, DC

With Caleigh Benally (Navajo Nation) and Ellen Maldonado (Navajo Nation), IAIA students, at the AIHEC 2020 Legislative Summit honoring of Carrie Billy (Navajo Nation) and Patrese Atine (Navajo Nation) for their efforts in the passage of the FUTURE Act, which made Title III Part F funding permanent.

Dr. Robert Martin, (Cherokee)
IAIA Faculty & Staff Exhibition In Plain Sight at Balzer Contemporary Edge Gallery
IAIA Student Hunter Wahpepah (Kickapoo) wins Reporter Photo Contest

Cara Romero (Chemehuevi) '05

in Cowboys & Indians

With Diego Romero '86 
(Cochiti Pueblo)
in Albuquerque Journal

Dean Charlene Teters (Spokane) Installation
Way of Sorrows
in Pasatiempo

in ABQ Journal

MocNA hosts special screening of Somebody's Daughter Documentary on MMIW on March 6th

Director RAIN Discusses the Film - Click Here.
Opening Reception for New Exhibition Defiance of Silence
March 6th

Opening Reception for IAIA BFA Show
March 6th

Visit the
IAIA Online Store

New items added!

Rose Simpson
(Santa Clara Pueblo) '07 and '18
in Pasatimepo

Spring Semester CE Classes
IAIA Students and Alumni Celebrated at Brighton Festival in the UK

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.
Current MFA Faculty Mentors
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Et Cetera
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Please welcome Nicole Lawe (Karuk) to the Marketing and Communication Department as our Social Media and Content Specialist.
She’ll be reporting directly to me, while working with Jason Ordaz, Associate Director of Marketing and Communication, during her transition into the position.
She is an alumna -- BFA ’17, and has been working at the Jean Cocteau Cinema in various roles including social media.
She also curated the Art Show at last year’s NM Cocktails & Culture Culinary Festival.

Please show her a warm IAIA welcome.
Eric Davis, Director of Marketing and Communication
I would to introduce and welcome our new IAIA Admissions Counselors, Warrior Brown and Robert Romero !!!
Warrior Brown  is Diné from Rock Point, Arizona and is Hashk’aan Hadzoho (Yucca Fruit-Strung-Out-On-A-Line clan) born for Tsenabahiłnii (Sleeping Rock People Clan). He attended Diné College and received his bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University in Global Health and is currently working on his master’s degree. Warrior has experience working with student organizations, promoting college to high school students and residential life. He is excited to grow his knowledge of IAIA and area of fine arts. 
Robert Romero  is from the Pueblo of Laguna, the village of Seama. He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from New Mexico Highlands University in the area of Anthropology. He has experience in working in the areas of recruitment, student programming and orientation. He is excited to be a part of the IAIA community and learn of the opportunities in area of fine arts. In addition, Robert is also a talented mixed media and traditional artist in the areas of sash belt weaving, embroidery, painting, and jewelry
We are very excited to have them part of our Admissions Team. Please help me to welcome them to our community.
Mary Silentwalker
(San Felipe Pueblo/Navajo)
Director Office of Admissions & Recruitment
IAIA and MoCNA Happenings

Fri, February 28, 4:00 pm–5:30 pm

Fri, March 6, 5:00 pm–7:00 pm

Fri, March 6, 5:00 pm–7:00 pm

Wed, March 25–Sat, March 28

Thu, March 26, 5:00 pm–7:00 pm

View all Happenings

MoCNA Exhibitions

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

Fri, November 15, 2019–Sun, March 1, 2020

Mon, July 29, 2019–Sun, July 11, 2021

Mon, August 5, 2019–Tue, June 30, 2020

Fri, February 7–Sun, May 17

Thu, February 13–Sun, July 26
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 - New Day and Time!

The IAIA Radio Show Through Our Eyes airs on alternate Wednesdays from 6:00-6:30 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