eNewsletter | March/April 2019
IAIA 2019 Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 18th, 11:00 am 1:00 pm

IAIA 2019 Spring Powwow

Saturday, May 11th, 10:00 am–7:00 pm

IAIA Powwow is on the official
Santa Fe Bike Week Schedule





2019 IAIA MusicFest

Saturday, May 4th
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

IAIA Trustee
Brenda Kingery
Inducted Into
Chickasaw Hall of Fame
New Mexico drops Columbus Day for Indigenous People’s Day
IAIA 2019 Spring Senior Graduating Exhibition

Open Through May 18th.
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IAIA Online Store


Indigenous Healing Festival 
The 2nd annual Indigenous Healing Festival, held on April 13 th , 2019, was produced in conjunction with Indigenous Solutions Inc. at the IAIA Performing Arts Center.

With over 150 visitors in attendance on the IAIA campus, Healers from plethora of disciplines included such favorites as Veronica Iglesias (Nahua) traditional Mexican healer; Soriba Fofana, West African drummer & dancer; Arnold Herrera , Cochiti Pueblo storyteller & drum maker; and many more who gathered with other Indigenous healers to treat, engage, and perform with IAIA students and Santa Fe community neighbors. IAIA's own
Dal’ Suhu “Star” Not-Afraid ( Hopi/Crow/Navajo/Zuni/Laguna/Oglala-Lakota) wrapped up the six hour event sharing Hopi knowledge on sounds’ impact upon our bodies and the earth. Following his musical performance he facilitated a community jam that brought in students and Santa Feans alike to drum, sing, and celebrate with dance. The message of the event was “we are all related” and proved true through the mantra that  performance heals!

Dr. Sheila A. Rocha [Tarasco (Pure’pecha)]
Many from IAIA Community Included in
Native Voices Anthology
Alumni Appreciation Dinner
Friday, May 10th
in the IAIA Dance Circle

IAIA Takes Third Place at
SIPI Handgame Tournament



IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts Hosting Multiple Events on Friday, May 17th
MoCNA recognized by
National Museum of Women in the Arts for #5WomenArtists
Social Media Campaign During
Women’s History Month

Former IAIA Student to Star in Netflix Series



Dean Charlene Teters (Spokane) Speaks at
California State University






IAIA Portfolio Day
Saturday, May 11th
10:00 am - 2:00pm

IAIA Portfolio Day is a first step to exploring art school opportunities or a perfect way for prospective students to introduce themselves and their work to the Institute of American Indian Arts.

Open Studios with Artist-in-Residence Artists - April 25th

Jordan Ann Craig (Northern Cheyenne) 
Shawn Brigman
(Spokane)
Rico Lanáat' Worl
(Tlingit/Athabacan)
IAIA Once Again Sponsors
Robert Mirabal
(Taos Pueblo)
and Band During
Santa Fe Bandstand on Closing Night,
August 9th.


Danyelle Means 
(Oglala Lakota)
Named
Interim Director of Institutional Advancement


Tearing Down Walls – Original IAIA Production


Fulbright Visiting Scholar
Dr. Bina Sengar Speaks at IAIA


Dr. Bina Sengar is Assistant Professor of History in Department of History of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University of Aurangabad . She is currently a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Florida International University in Miami. Her areas of research interests are Rural and Tribal Histories of South Asia through cultural, health and environmental perspectives. After her Ph.D. on “Role of Gandhians Social Transformation of Gujarat Tribes, 1920-1960’ in 2005 she explored the Tribal histories of Western Indian and Himalayan regions. Presently she is engaged in the exploring the transnational and trans-regional connections among rural and tribal communities in Western India and Deccan.

Miss Indian World Visits IAIA
The 2018-19 Miss Indian World,
Taylor Susan (White Mountain Apache Tribe/Walker River Paiute Nation), was crowned the 35th Miss Indian World, at the Gathering of Nations Powwow, April 2018. She is shown here with IAIA 2019 Ambassador Bryson Meyers (Chippewa-Cree/Dakota/Lakota).
IAIA MFA NEWS
Students, Alumni, and Faculty of the IAIA Low Rez MFA Program continue to make waves throughout the literary world.


Santee Frazier (Cherokee) '16 Named Director of the IAIA Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program

Santee Frazier is a member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. He received his BFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts and his MFA from Syracuse University. He has received fellowships from the Lannan Foundation, The School for Advanced Research , and The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation . Frazier’s poems have appeared in Ontario Review, American Poet , and  Prairie Schooner , among others. The author of  Dark Thirty , University of Arizona Press, 2009, Frazier’s second collection of poems Aurum is forthcoming from the University of Arizona Press in Fall 2019.

Charlene Teters (Spokane) Academic Dean



MFA Faculty Mentors
Sherwin Bitsui (Diné) to be Published in Ploughshares

Ploughshares is pleased to announce that “Hover” by Sherwin Bitsui will be published in the spring 2019 issue.

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


A-i-R artists on IAIA Radio Show "Through Our Eyes"


Laura Youngbird (Minnesota Chippewa Grand Portage Band) 

Jordan Ann Craig (Northern Cheyenne)  

Dr. Shawn Brigman (Spokane)

Rico Lanáat’ Worl (Tlingit/Athabacan) 
IAIA and MoCNA Happenings

Fri, May 3, 7:00 pm–8:00 pm

Sat, May 4, 10:00 am–6:00 pm

Sat, May 4, 2:00 pm–4:00 pm

Fri, May 10, 6:30 pm–8:30 pm

Sat, May 11, 10:00 am–2:00 pm

Sat, May 11, 10:00 am–7:00 pm

Fri, May 17, 4:00 pm–7:30 pm

Sat, May 18, 11:00 am–1:00 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