eNewsletter | July/August 2019

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IAIA Makes Big Impression on
2019 SWAIA Indian Market
Alumna Jackie Larson Bread (Blackfeet) '78 Wins "Best of Show".
Alumna Marla Allison (Laguna Pueblo) '00 Wins "Editors Choice - Native American Art Magazine" Award.
"IAIA Alumni Award" Given to
Monty Little (Diné) '15
Trustee Charles W. Galbraith (Navajo Nation) Named Among Best Attorneys in US in Inaugural List by Lawyers of Color
Mikayla Patton (Oglala Lakota) '19 at Indian Market

IAIA Fall 2019
Welcome Ceremony
(L to R) Nena Martinez Anaya , Chief Enrollment Officer; Carmen Henan (Eastern Shoshone), Dean of Students; Charlene Teters (Spokane), Academic Dean;
 Dr. Robert Martin (Cherokee), President.

Loyola Rankin (Navajo)
Student Success Advisor
Regina Torres
(Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma)
IAIA President Dr. Robert Martin (Cherokee)
Bryson Meyers 
ASG President
Dean Charlene Teters (Spokane)
Anthony Deiter
( Peepeekisis Cree Nation)
and Harold Gadwa
(Samson/Kahwewin Plains Cree)
IAIA Alumnus Chaz John's (Winebago Tribe of Nebraska) '19 Show "Rez Dogs" Receiving Attention

Spokane Tribal Citizen Dean Charlene Teters Recognized as an Inspiring Leader & Native American Hero in Forthcoming Book

Dezbah Rose Evans (Yuchi/Navajo/Chippewa) in the Santa Fe New Mexican
Robyn Tsinnajinnie (Navajo) in Pasatiempo
Art Rush
A draw for students and community members alike, Art Rush is the first event to happen in the Balzer Contemporary Edge Gallery each academic year. Students and community members are supplied with materials, lunch, and a space to create…in a rush! Participants have a limited amount of time to produce a finished artwork that then becomes a part of the first exhibition in the gallery, collaboratively curated and installed by two different IAIA classes. It’s an excellent opportunity for students to meet each other at the beginning of the year and to connect with other parts of the IAIA community. This year, over 100 artworks were created during Art Rush and will be on exhibition from September 5th through the 25th.”

Mattie Reynolds
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
Balzer Contemporary Edge Gallery Director
New Exhibitions Opening Reception
August 16, 2019
Joy Harjo (Mvskoke Nation) Reading at MoCNA During Indian Market

Tatianna Lomahaftewa-Singer (Hopi/Choctaw) Speaks about the Experimental exPRESSion: Printmaking @IAIA, 1963-1980 Exhibition

Trustee Brenda Kingery (Chickasaw) Gallery Talk and Oklahoma Gazette Article
Dean Carmen Henan (Eastern Shoshone) Announces Retirement;
Paul Moore (Chickasaw), Registrar, Named Acting Dean of Student Life
After 37 years of service and commitment to IAIA, Carmen Henan is retiring from her position as Dean of Student Life, effective September 27th, 2019. Dean Henan began her career at IAIA in 1982 as the Activities Director, and also served as a Guidance Counselor, Director of Residential Management and finally Dean of Students.  As Chair of our Commencement and Pow Wow Committees, she has provided leadership resulting in the growth and enhancement of both of these signature events at IAIA. In addition, Dean Henan has served as an advisor for the American Indian Higher Education’s (AIHEC) Student Congress and a member of the AIHEC Student Conference Commission.  Please join me in expressing gratitude to Dean Henan and wishing her all the best in her retirement.  
Paul Moore , IAIA’s Registrar, will serve as IAIA’s Interim Dean of the Student Life Division, beginning Monday, July 29. Initially Mr. Moore will work in a concurrent capacity with Dean Henan to facilitate a smooth transition in his assuming the responsibilities of this administrative position. During the transition, Mr. Moore will continue to fulfill his duties as IAIA’s Registrar. 
The Dean of Student Life position will be advertised nationally. If you have any questions, please contact this office.
Best Regards,
Dr. Robert Martin Cherokee
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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.

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Boderra Joe (Navajo) was recently promoted to the Admissions Associate position at the New Mexico School for the Arts in Santa Fe.
Seph Turnipseed  (Aztec) has resigned his position due to a family emergency. His final day at IAIA was Friday August 16th. Seph has been a key member of the community and the Academic Tech department. His service to the students and to IAIA has been significant and we will miss him. We wish him the very best.

Charlene Teters,  Spokane
Academic Dean
Danyelle Means named Director of Institutional Advancement

I am pleased to announced that Danyelle K. Means has been selected as IAIA’s permanent Director of Institutional Advancement.  Ms. Means, an enrolled tribal member of the Oglala Lakota Nation of South Dakota, earned a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and French from the University of South Dakota and is in the process of completing a Master of Arts in Museum Studies from Marist College/Instituto Lorenzo de’ M Medici, Florence, Italy. Danyelle’s professional experience includes working with the National Museum of American Indian (NMAI), Peabody Essex Museum, Marist College and the Kupferberg Holocaust Center, Queensborough Community College CUNY, NY. Please join me in welcoming Ms. Means to the IAIA community.
Dr. Robert Martin Cherokee

New Employees
Kay Holmes                 (Mvskoke Creek) Asst. Professor, ILS         
Melissa Brown            Asst. to the Director, MFA Creative Writing
Jerrett Jimenez          Student Accounts Coordinator
Elissa Wheeler            IAIA Stores Manager
Melissa Peters            (Navajo Nation) Student Activity Coordinator                   
Mary (Ru) Stempien   Prevention Program Assistant
Shoshana Vegh-Gaynor Instruction and Reference Librarian
August Walker (Sac and Fox Nation of Oklahoma) Preparator/Exhibitions Coordinator
Anthony Dieter (Peepeekisis Cree Nation) Asst. Prof., Gaming and Virtual Environments

I am sorry to report that one of our Alumnae has passed on.  Marilyn Wounded Head (Oglala Sioux) studied at IAIA in the early 1970s. Marilyn started out as a 2-Dimensional artist and took an interest in Sculpture and studied under Alan Houser (Chiricahua Apache ).

IAIA and MoCNA Happenings

Thu, September 5, 5:00 pm–7:00 pm

Tue, September 10, 4:00 pm–4:30 pm

Thu, September 12, 3:00 pm–5:00 pm

Thu, September 26, 5:00 pm–7:00 pm

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, 3:00 pm–5:00 pm

Fri, September 20

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