eNewsletter | October 2017
IAIA Annual Open House and Dedication of Performing Arts and Fitness Building
IAIA held our Annual Open House on Monday November 6 th . Exhibitions, demonstrations, and ceremonies were the order of the day, with open studios and classrooms - plus a Bronze Pour at the Allan Houser Haozous Sculpture & Foundry Building.
 
IAIA also celebrated the opening of our newest campus facility, with a dedication ceremony for the new Performing Arts and Fitness Building. Hosted by IAIA Director of Institutional Advancement Judith Pepper (Choctaw) , and featuring special guests Grammy-winning musician Robert Mirabal (Taos Pueblo), Olympic Gold Medalist Billy Mills (Oglala Lakota), Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales , Dr. Barbara Damron , Cabinet Secretary, New Mexico Higher Education Department, Charile Dorame , Tribal Administrator of the Pueblo of Tesuque, IAIA Board of Trustees Chair Loren Kieve (Cherokee), IAIA Performing Arts Department Chair Dr. Sheila Rocha (Tarasco), ASG President Tiffany Adams (Chemehuevi/Konkow/Nisenan), and IAIA Student Jesse Shortbull (Oglala Lakota Sioux), along with IAIA President Dr. Robert Martin (Cherokee). Celebrities in attendance included noted actor and director Wes Studi (Cherokee), IAIA Cinematic Arts and Technology Consultant and well-known producer/director Chris Eyre (Cheyenne/Arapaho), Aysen New , widow of IAIA founder Lloyd Kiva New (Cherokee), National Geographic Photographer Reza and his wife Rachel, and many more. A special video message from noted Santa Fe resident and writer/producer George RR Martin was debuted after the presentation. Student performances and athletic demonstrations in the new building followed. 

The November IAIA Artist-in-Residence artists,  Athena LaTocha (Hunkpapa Lakota/Keweenaw Bay Ojibwe), Frank Buffalo Hyde (Nez Perce/Onondaga),  Jason Reed Brown (Koyukan Athabascan), and Wanesia Spry Misquadace (Fond du Lac Ojibway) opened their studios to the public for this important event.
  
Media from around the area were in attendance including The Santa Fe New Mexican, The Journal North, Native Media Network, Tribal College Journal, and Honey Harris from The Big Show, who broadcast the event live on KBAC 98.1 FM from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. 
     
Other highlights of the day included:
Tours of the IAIA Campus
"Take a Picture with a Real Indian" -- A performance piece created by artist James Luna (Luiseño)  
Screenings in the Digital Dome
An Archery demonstration
A Disc Golf demonstration in the Dance Circle
A Performance with Robert Mirabal and Performing
Arts Students
A Musical Performance by Earth Surface People
A Polaroid Photo Booth
Student Readings
A Zumba Demonstration
Student Arts Sales and Displays throughout
campus
A Book Sale in the Library
 
Additionally, the IAIA Financial Aid Department held their annual “FAFSA Frenzy” - assisting students with completing their FAFSA paperwork for Student Aid.
Robert Mirabal and ETHEL Perform at IAIA
On Tuesday, October 3rd, Grammy-Award winning musician Robert Mirabal (Taos Pueblo), along with the string quartet ETHEL , presented a cross-cultural workshop and performance in the IAIA Commons. The performance and workshop were based on their new compositions which were inspired by water and its essential role in life on earth: The River . The piece included music, narrative, and Native American traditions presented through contemporary music artistry. That evening, they performed a full show at the Lensic Performing Arts Center. Robert is a long-time supporter of IAIA, and it is always a pleasure to have him on our campus.
 
To hear and see a small sample of The River , click here .

IAIA and UIEM Sign Memorandum of Understanding

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Universidad Intercultural del Estado de México (UIEM) of San Felipe del Progreso, State of Mexico, Republic of Mexico. The agreement has been under development for a number of years while the details have been worked out. Under the MOU, students from UIEM will be able to participate in semester long exchanges at IAIA while IAIA students will be able to study at UIEM . In addition, the agreement provides for semester-long faculty exchanges and other faculty collaborative projects.
 
Since 2012, IAIA and UIEM have informally organized short-term visits and exchanges prior to the signing of this MOU. IAIA students have participated in the UIEM International Student Mobility Partnership on Cultural Diversity which brings students from Malaysia, IAIA, and Canada together for 3 weeks in the summer; and UIEM faculty have visited IAIA for technical assistance in arts program design. However, this agreement will formalize the IAIA/UIEM relationship. It is anticipated that the first semester-long exchanges will begin next year. 

Show at top with IAIA President Dr. Robert Martin (Cherokee) and members of his cabinet, is Carlos Gordillo , Professor and Director of Intercultural Art and Design at UIEM.
 
IAIA Cinematic Arts and Technology Consultant Chris Eyre in the New York Times
 
A recent New York Times article noted that twenty years ago, protesting the coming celebrations of the 400th anniversary of the first Spanish settlement in what is now the American West, operatives in a group called the Friends of Acoma took aim at a towering statue honoring Juan de Oñate y Salazar, commonly known as Oñate . On Dec. 29, 1997, they sawed the foot off of the statue, unleashing a debate over Oñate’s atrocities. Oñate is known for the 1599 Acoma Massacre. Following a dispute that led to the death of thirteen Spaniards at the hands of the Acoma, including Oñate's nephew, Juan de Zaldívar, Oñate ordered a brutal retaliation against Acoma Pueblo. The Pueblo was destroyed. Around 800-1000 Acoma were killed. Of the 500 or so survivors, at a trial at Ohkay Owingeh, Oñate sentenced most to twenty years of forced "personal servitude" and additionally mandated that all men over the age of twenty-five have a foot cut off. He was eventually banished from New Mexico and exiled from Mexico City for five years, convicted by the Spanish government of using "excessive force" against the Acoma people.
 
Chris Eyre (Cheyenne-Arapaho), a filmmaker who is well known in Santa Fe and a consultant to the IAIA Cinematic Arts and Technology Department, said that the foot abductor recently walked up to him while he was at a local restaurant. “He handed me a note, and I thought to myself, is this one of those Roswell types?” said Eyre, referring to the conspiracy-minded U.F.O. trackers who convene in the New Mexico desert.
 
Still, Eyre, the director of “Skins,” a 2002 film that ends with a depiction of red paint being thrown on George Washington’s face at Mount Rushmore, was intrigued by the story of the foot. Now he is developing a documentary exploring how the amputation triggered an exploration of New Mexico’s complex history.
 
Excerpts taken from an Article in the Albuquerque Journal by Megan Bennett/Journal North Reporter
IAIA Partners With 2017 Santa Fe Independent Film Festival (SFIFF) 

IAIA once again entered into an agreement with the SFIFF to be included as one of their community-level sponsors.
 
The SFIFF is the premiere film event in Santa Fe , showcasing the very best independent films of 2017 in Santa Fe's top theaters. The SFIFF ran from October 18 th through October 22 nd , featuring five days of independent film, social events, and numerous instructive and exploratory workshops.
 
As part of the 2017 programming, the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival (SFIFF) presented a special slate of Native Film programming which featured narratives, documentaries, and shorts with a unique perspective on Native America and Indigenous communities. These films included the top Indigenous films of 2017, plus local selections and films by up-and-coming Native Filmmakers. As part of the sponsorship, IAIA students were offered free admission to a few specific events including the N. Scott Momaday (Kiowa) biography Return to Rainy Mountain , directed by Jill Momaday (Kiowa) and Sami Blood , directed by Amanda Kernell (Sámi).
 
IAIA 2017 Fall Senior Graduating Exhibition
The Senior Graduating Exhibition showcases the final projects of studio arts seniors. In their final semester, the students work closely with their senior project advisors, faculty, and peers, to develop their artistic practice and to create a thematically and conceptually focused body of work. The Senior Graduating Exhibition represents the capstone of each students’ course of study, and their academic experience at IAIA.

The senior exhibition is located at the Balzer Contemporary Edge Gallery . Works will be on display from November 17 th through December 5 th .


Participating IAIA Seniors

  • Aaron “Arrow” J. Yazzie (Navajo), BFA Studio Arts—Painting

  • Alyssa Mara Williams (Laguna/Santo Domingo), BFA Studio Arts—Photography and Painting

  • Brian Jai Keith (Cheyenne/Tewa/Hopi), BFA Studio Arts—Jewelry

  • Claver Garcia (Ohkay Owingeh), BFA Studio Arts—Painting, Sculpture, and Ceramics

  • David Naranjo (Santa Clara Pueblo), BFA Studio Arts—Digital Arts and Painting

  • Manuel Ramirez (Otoe-Missouria), BFA Studio Arts—Printmaking


The Opening Reception for the exhibition will be held on November 17 th , from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Refreshments served. Free and open to the public.
 
Fall 2017 Alumni Lecture 
On September 29th, Jason Begay (Diné) ’96 gave the Fall 2017 Alumni Lecture at the IAIA auditorium. Begay’s lecture was titled “Native American Journalism Today.” After the lecture, fellow journalist Chee Brossy (Diné) ’12 interviewed Begay on stage. Begay is an Associate Professor of Journalism at the University of Montana, Missoula . He has been a reporter for the New York Times, the Navajo Times , and the Portland Oregonian , among other media outlets.
World-Renowned Photographer Reza at IAIA
Direct from Paris, world-renowned, award-winning National Geographic photographer and explorer, Reza Deghati, along with his wife Rachel, a well-known writer, came to Santa Fe in November for some very special appearances and an exhibition of his work. 
 
A philanthropist, idealist, humanist, architect by training and famous photojournalist, primarily for National Geographic, Reza presented some of his most compelling work and shared the stories behind the images.
 
For the past 30 years he has traveled the world bearing witness to moments of war and peace and is committed to training women and children, through world-wide workshops, in visual media and communications to help them strive for a better life.  
 
Reza talks about the helplessness and dismay of humankind caught up in torment, but he also shares the cultures of the world to which they belong, the traditions, the history and, above all, the infallible hope of a better world.
    
On Monday, November 6, Reza and his work appeared at the IAIA Annual Open House & Building Dedication Ceremony
 
Reza was also back at the IAIA Campus on Wednesday, November 8th to discuss his work at a Community Gathering, and Thursday, November 9th, for presentations to IAIA students and community. 
     
November 6-12, The IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts , will host  A Celebration of the Photography of Reza -- an exhibition of Reza's photography.
    
A special thanks to long-time IAIA supporter Darlene Anderson for sponsoring Reza's visit.
IAIA Welcomed Zack Settel as the Artist-in-Residence in the IAIA Immersive Laboratory in the Digital Dome November 2-10, 2017 
Digital Dome Artist-in-Residence Zack Settel worked in the Immersive Laboratory in the IAIA Digital Dome November 2-10, 2017. During his residency, Settel presented his work to IAIA students and the digital arts communities of Santa Fe and New Mexico in an event on Friday November 10, 2017 , as part of the IAIA Visiting Artist Series specializing in interactive immersive art forms. He presented three works followed by a 45-minute discussion with the public on the state of the art form. In addition to the performance, he also did two seminars on digital arts audiovisual creation in interactive environments, that were open to our students, as well as to members of the surrounding digital arts communities on November 3rd and 8th . One seminar focused on artistic approaches and methods, while the other focused on techniques, such as real-time audio rendering for high definition audio systems, such as 24-channel system in our new unique 22' 4k digital dome with 24.4 ambisonics sound system.  And on November 14th , Settel added and extra open studio event in the Digital Dome were he presented the interactive, immersive Aquakhoria experience from SAT Montreal!
 
The presentation can be viewed at http://aquakhoria.com
IAIA Writers Participate in Poetry Across the Nations: An Indigenous Reading
Hugo House recently partnered with Poetry Foundation for Poetry Across the Nations, for a series that aims to make intercultural and intertribal interactions more possible. The community reading showcased a diversity of local and national Native poets. Emceed by Natalie Diaz, the event included readings from IAIA Alumnae Celeste Adame , Laura Da’ , Jennifer Foerster , Casandra Lopez , and Sara Ortiz .
 
Celeste Adame (Muckleshoot), holds a Master of Fine Arts in poetry from IAIA. Her thesis, Lovers Landscape , explores gender identity, sexuality, love, basketball, landscapes of both Washington and New Mexico. 
 
Laura Da’ ( Eastern Shawnee/Seneca/Miami ), is a poet and teacher. A lifetime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Da’ studied creative writing at the University of Washington and IAIA . Her first book, Tributaries , won a 2016 American Book Award. In 2015, Da’ was a Made a Hugo House Fellow and a Jack Straw Fellow . Da’ lives near Seattle with her husband and son.
 
Jennifer Elise Foerster (Muscogee (Creek)) Nation of Oklahoma is an alumna of IAIA, received her MFA from the Vermont College of the Fine Arts , and is completing a PhD at the University of Denver . She is the recipient of a 2017 NEA Creative Writing Fellowship , a Lannan Foundation Writing Residency Fellowship , and was a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford . She is the author of two books of poetry, Leaving Tulsa and Bright Raft in the Afterweather . She also teaches in the IAIA MFA Low-Residency Program.
 
Sara Marie Ortiz (Pueblo of Acoma), graduated from IAIA and Antioch University Los Angeles’ MFA program with a focus in creative nonfiction. She has formally studied law, Indigenous education, global self-determination in Indigenous communities, radio, theater, and film. She has been presenting her creative work nationally and internationally for over fifteen years and has published work in the Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, Sentence, and Fulcrum . She is the author of Red Milk (2013) and is currently at work on her second collection, Savage: A Love Story.
IAIA November 2017 Artist-in-Residence Program
The November A-i-R artists are: Athena LaTocha (Hunkpapa Lakota/Keweenaw Bay Ojibwe), Frank Buffalo Hyde (Nez Perce/Onondaga), Jason Reed Brown (Koyukan Athabascan), and Wanesia Spry Misquadace (Fond du Lac Ojibway).
    
Here is the IAIA Artist-in-Residence Schedule of Activities for November 2017.
    
A-i-R Open Studios 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
3:00pm-5:00pm, in the Allan Houser/Haozous Sculpture and Foundry Building and the Academic Building.Refreshments served.
Free and open to the public.  
 
KSFR Radio Broadcast 
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 
4:00pm-4:30pm 
KSFR Radio Station 
Tune in to hear IAIA Artists-in-Residence speak about their residency experience. 
Listen locally at KSFR 101.1FM or stream live world-wide at KSFR.org. 
  
Brown Bag it with MoCNA: IAIA Artist-in-Residence Talk 
Friday, December 8, 2017 
12:00pm-1:30pm  
AT THE IAIA MUSEUM of CONTEMPORARY NATIVE ARTS
108 Cathedral Place, Santa Fe 
2nd Floor Conference Room. 
Bring your lunch and join IAIA Artists-in-Residence as they discuss their artistic practice. All artists conclude their month of participation in the IAIA Artist-in Residence program on the IAIA campus with this event.  Free and open to the public.
 
Athena LaTocha , born in Anchorage, Alaska, is a painter interested in landscape, land art, and earth excavation. She has been working in the arts for nearly 30 years.

Frank Buffalo Hyde  (Nez Perce/Onondaga Nation, Beaver Clan) was born and presently resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He uses American icons to explore the miscommunication of cultures. Hyde often turns stereotypical imagery of the "Indian" on its ear with his own brand of satire.
 
Jason Reed Brown  is a blacksmith artist who was raised between the urban and rural landscapes of both the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. Living in the Alaskan wilderness produced memories of the land and family, a contrast to life in the city.

Wanesia Misquadace is a master at the art of birch-bark biting, a traditional art form to which she gives a contemporary context by using the patterns as templates for jewelry and combining the birch bark panels with metals and stones. 
 
IAIA Trustee Brenda Kingery Honored

IAIA Trustee and noted artist Brenda Kingery (Chickasaw) was recently named the 2017 Dynamic Woman of the Year by Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby . Known for her contemporary artwork, Kingery's paintings tell stories about her life, travels, and Chickasaw heritage.
 
"This award honors a woman who has championed the rights and issues important to all women and who, through her lifestyle, exemplifies the character, strength, and values of the Chickasaw Nation and its people," said Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby. "It is my honor to recognize Brenda Kingery."
 
During the presentation ceremony, Kingery remarked: "I want to thank all of you, and as I look around this room I'm so grateful to be a Chickasaw and so grateful for all of the faces I know. It's a tremendous blessing."
IAIA Food Day and Food Drive

On October 25 th , IAIA held a Community Gathering to celebrate Food Day, with special guest Dave Nezzie (Navajo) , Field Representative from the Office of Senator Martin Heinrich. 
 
Along with Nezzie, appearing at the gathering were Food Depot Development Director Jill Gentry , Volunteer Relations Coordinator Sarah Carter , and Community Relations Coordinator Jennifer West . Also speaking at the gathering was IAIA Director of Land Grant Programs Charlene Carr (Laguna Pueblo) and LaToya Wall , from Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation ’s Project Success.
 
There were lots of fun activities throughout the campus, including a Pumpkin carving contest! The IAIA community donated generously to the Food Depot Food Drive.


Roxanne Swentzel returns to IAIA Campus for Bronze Pour

On October 11th, noted artist Roxanne Swentzel (Santa Clara Pueblo) once again visited the IAIA Campus to create work at the Allan Houser Houzous Sculpture & Foundry Building.
 
Shown (at left) are David Beams (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma), Sculpture and Foundry Technician, Matt Eaton , Assistant Professor-Studio Arts, Roxanne , and IAIA student Linda Smock .
Vincent D’Onofrio Acting Workshop at IAIA
Noted actor and NYU Acting Professor Vincent D’Onofrio taught a professional acting workshop at IAIA on October 21 st . The Commons was filled with students and observers anxious to work with the famed TV and movie actor. The event was produced by the Stagecoach Foundation .

Santa Fe Students Produce Classical Compositions with Nationally Known Chickasaw Composer Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate
Recently, five Santa Fe music students participated as apprentice composers in intensive workshops, culminating in the premier of five new classical compositions . The young students were coached by nationally known Chickasaw composer-in-residence Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate , as part of his IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts Social Engagement Art Residency . Students compositions were performed by The UP Quartet (a professional string quartet comprised of musicians from the Santa Fe Symphony and Serenata of Santa Fe) at the El Camino Real Academy, at 2500 S. Meadows Road, on Monday, October 30 th .    
 
Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate has been praised and honored for "his ability to effectively infuse classical music with American Indian nationalism" ( Washington Post ). Tate, born in Norman, Oklahoma, is a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation and is dedicated to the development of American Indian classical composition.
IAIA Receives Grant for Fitness Equipment for New Performing Arts and Fitness Building 
 
IAIA has received a grant of $140,196 from the  USDA Rural Development Tribal College Grant Program . The funds will be used to purchase fitness equipment that will be used by the IAIA students, faculty, and staff in IAIA Health and Performing Arts classes, and the student activity clubs, primarily in the new Performing Arts and Fitness Building. The equipment includes gymnasium and weight training equipment such as treadmills, elliptical cross-trainers, stationary bicycles, and various weight training equipment (bicep curl, chest press, shoulder press, tricep extension, leg press, leg curl, pulldown, etc.). 
 
IAIA also received three other grants from the USDA Rural Development Tribal Colleges Program from 2014-2016 totaling $449,102. The funds were used for the construction of the Performing Arts Building and Fitness Building .
IAIA Annual Holiday Market
Saturday, December 9th
IAIA will hold its Holiday Market on Saturday, December 9, 2017, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm in the Balzer Contemporary Edge Gallery and the Painting Studio in the Academic Building on the IAIA campus. The Market will feature works of art by over 70 artists including Alumni: Glenda Loretto (Jemez Pueblo) '11 , Kathleen Wall (Jemez Pueblo) '14 , Kurt Lomawaima (Hopi) '20 , Paul Moore (Chickasaw) '06 , Amanda Beardsley (Choctaw) '16 , Rhonda Nez (Diné) '19, Penny Singer (Diné) '96 , Kahle Wathogoma (Hopi) '19, and more! See you there!
IAIA Alumnus Joaquin Zihuatanejo Wins Prize
Anhinga Press has announced that IAIA Alumnus Joaquin Zihuatanejo , MFA '17, has been selected as the winner the 2017 Anhinga Press-Robert Dana Prize by Eduardo C. Corral for his book of poetry Arsonist .
 
Zihuatanejo is an award-winning American slam poet and teacher. In 2004, Zihuatanejo competed in the National Poetry Slam as part of the Dallas Poetry Slam team, which placed third. He also appeared on HBO's Def Poetry in 2005. In 2008, he won the Individual World Poetry Slam and was the winner of the World Cup of Poetry Slam in 2009. He received the 2017 Latin@ Scholarship to attend The Frost Place Conference on Poetry.

Achieving the Dream Update

Stand Up For Student Success! The Achieving the Dream team wants to thank the community for their participation in the first round of Community Engagement Sessions. Our participants brought a lot to the table and we are just getting started! One attendee commented, “It was a safe space to bring up issues and generate ideas. I learned more about my colleagues and how we can help each other.”
 
Our Community Engagement Sessions this semester were focused on raising campus consciousness around data literacy, followed by deliberation of intervention strategies. We will continue to revisit these strategies to look at how they will scale for campus-wide implementation. For more information on particular interventions and solutions, please contact us at atdteam@iaia.edu .
 
As we continue to gather data and ideas, please keep an eye on this space for updates and upcoming opportunities to join us as we work toward improving student success at IAIA. Our next Community Engagement Session is coming up Friday, November 17 th . There will be two sessions, one from 10-12pm and one from 1-3pm . Both sessions are open to all members of the community as we wrap up the semester, so please plan on joining us!
 
To remind everyone IAIA has joined Achieving the Dream (ATD), a network of more than 220 colleges in 39 states dedicated to improving student success. As a Network institution, IAIA will innovate to implement, align, and scale cutting edge reforms, work with ATD coaches to build institutional capacity, and connect with peers to foster learning and share information. ATD offers a capacity-building framework and companion self-assessment that allow colleges to pinpoint strengths and areas for improvement across seven institutional capacities in areas such as leadership and vision, teaching and learning, and data and technology. With the capacity framework as a guide, ATD's approach integrates and aligns existing college success efforts and offers valuable support in preparing for accreditation, fostering conversation about goals, and making bold, holistic institution-wide changes because initiatives that don't reach most of a college's student body have not shown strong results. 
 
Blue Tarpalechee (Mvskoke (Creek))
Rachelle Pablo Receives Scholarship
The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) Foundation has selected Rachelle B. Pablo (Navajo Nation), as one of this year's New Mexico Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts Scholarship recipients. There are two profound influences in Pablo’s art: her grandmother, Mary Roanhorse Brown , a traditional Diné sheepherder and weaver, and the intertwined relations of Indigenous and Chicano Southwest culture. Her artistic expression is conveyed by her euphoric interwoven connection through charcoal, inks, paint, and metal. She is currently pursuing her BFA in Studio Arts. Rachelle earned her AA degrees in Anthropology and Liberal Arts in 2012 from Central New Mexico Community College in Albuquerque NM; completed the four-year Joint Apprentice Training Program in 2007 from Sheet Metal Workers Local Union 49 in Albuquerque NM; and earned a Certificate of Completion within the U.S. Army Intelligence Center School as a Signals Intelligence Analyst at Ft. Huachuca AZ in 1998.
Halloween Revelry at IAIA
Halloween has always been a fun time on campus. Here are a few shots of IAIA Faculty, Staff, Students, and Families enjoying "Trick or Treating" around across IAIA.
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.
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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 Alumni with Tatiana Lomahaftewa-Singer (Hopi/Choctaw), Patricia Trujillo (Chippewa), Lara Evans (Cherokee Nation), Mary Deleary (Chippewas of the Thames First Nation), Colleen Lucero (Hopi), Ryan Flahive , Felipe Colon (Laguna Pueblo), and Jessie Ryker-Crawford (Minnesota Chipewa) at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya, during the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, & Museums conference.










Contributors to the latest issue of the Taos Journal of International Poetry and Art include: IAIA Alumnae Kyce Bello MFA ’17 and her work Message in a Bottle from the Sea of Cortez and Angie Trudell Vasquez, MFA ’17, with Fragments in Time ; IAIA MFA Student Kate O'Neil , and her poem Manzanita Trail , and IAIA MFA Program Director Jon Davis , with two pieces: Solstice and Poetry .






























IAIA President Dr. Robert Martin (Cherokee) with Roy Grafe , Scarlett Cortez , and Carmen Henan (Eastern Shoshone) at the American Indian Consortium Meeting in Orlando, Florida. While they were there, all had a chance to visit Avatar City of Pandora with its floating mountains and the Tree of Life thanks to Disney Imagineer and IAIA intern program mentor Zsolt Hormay .









IAIA students participated in the Duke City Marathon  in Albuquerque. The runners were sponsored by Student Life/Student Activities. 10K (6.1 mile) Race Results
 
LeRoy Grafe - 54:43 Time - 3rd in Age Group - 108 of 697 Overall Place
Avis Charley (Spirit Lake Dakota Sioux ) - 60:00 Time - 5th in Age Group - 194 of 697 Overall Place
Jesse Short Bull (Oglala Lakota Sioux) - 59:50 - 19th in Age Group - 202 of 697 Overall Place
Kurt Lomawaima (Hopi) – 60:05 - 16th in Age Group - 310 of 697 Overall Place
 
Amber Byars (Mississippi Band of Choctaw) was to represent IAIA in the Half Marathon but unfortunately suffered an injury 3 days before the race.











Darlene Naponse (Ojibway/Atikameksheng/Anishnawbek) MFA ’15, is one of the finalists of the $10,000 Writers' Trust/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize. The prize, now in its 29th year, recognizes new and developing writers for a short story first published in a Canadian literary journal. Each finalist receives $1,000, with the winner taking home a total of $10,000. Darlene was nominated for her work She is Water , published in The Malahat Review .






IAIA MFA students and alumni are succeeding on many levels, and it's hard to keep up. We just discovered that 2017 IAIA MFA alumna Amy Maki’s feature-length script Rub the Speed was a quarterfinalist--that is, one of the top 70 out of 1600 scripts submitted--in the 2016 Zoetrope Screenplay Contest. Congratulations to Amy!









Students in the IAIA Disc Golf Club enjoyed a brisk fall day atop the Ski Santa Fe Basin on October 7th. The field trip included a ski lift ride, 18 holes of beautiful high-mountain disc golf, and a delicious lunch provided by Bon Appétit. The club intends to make this an annual fall trip! Here are a couple photos from the trip. The club would like to thank to Nocona Burgess (Comanche) for setting up the transportation and meal!









Stephanie Martinez has received the new title of Administrative Assistant. Her former position as the Office Coordinator and responsibilities has since increased with the transition of the CLE to Land Grant Programs. She has been instrumental with assisting in the efforts to bring organization to the office and focused her tasks to meet USDA requirements. Her approachable nature, positive attitude and knowledge of tribal communities has also been instrumental and compliments our efforts to provide outreach. She is also compassionate about our students, encourages them to succeed and overall is a dedicated employee of IAIA.

Talia White  (Navajo Nation) is our new Admissions Counselor. She will be reporting directly to Mary Silentwalker, Director of Admissions and Recruitment. Talia has great education experience and skills having worked as a Student Services Specialist for Mesa Community College: Early College and Community Outreach, also as a Native American Counselor for Undergraduate Admissions at the University of Arizona and most recently as Program Advisor at the Mesa Community College: American Indian Institute . Talia holds a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Fort Lewis College .

Peter Romero  is our new Facilities Director. He will report directly to Lawrence Mirabal, Chief Financial Officer. Peter comes to IAIA with wide ranging maintenance, operations, management and construction experience. His resume includes work as Operations Manager for Outside Magazine , Executive Director of Facilities and Security at Santa Fe University and Facilities Manager at the Santa Domingo Healthcare Corporation , Kewa Pueblo.

Paul Moore (Chickasaw) has joined the IAIA Academic division as the Assistant to the Registrar. Reporting directly to the Registrar, Sandy Hudson . Paul is a returning IAIA alumni, staff employee, and adjunct faculty. His resume includes work as IAIA Faculty in Studio Fundamentals and Photography as well as Video Arts Department Technician. Paul holds a BFA from IAIA and is currently completing his MA in Sustainable Communities at Northern Arizona University .
IAIA and MoCNA Happenings
November 15, 3:00 pm–5:00 pm
IAIA A-i-R: Athena LaTocha, Frank Buffalo Hyde, Jason Reed Brown, and Wanesia Spry Misquadace—Open Studio

November 17, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
IAIA 2017 Fall Senior Graduating Exhibition—Opening Reception

December 5, 4:00 pm–4:30 pm
IAIA A-i-R: Athena LaTocha, Frank Buffalo Hyde, Jason Reed Brown, and Wanesia Spry Misquadace—Radio Broadcast

December 8, 12:00 pm–1:30 pm
IAIA A-i-R: Athena LaTocha, Frank Buffalo Hyde, Jason Reed Brown, and Wanesia Spry Misquadace—Brown Bag It at MoCNA

December 9, 9:00 am–4:00 pm
IAIA Holiday Art Market


MoCNA Exhibitions

January 27, 2017–January 1, 2018

May 5, 2017–January 21, 2018

May 19, 2017–January 28, 2018

July 3–October 27

July 7, 2017–January 21, 2018

July 28, 2017–July 28, 2019
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
Offering undergraduate degrees in Studio Arts, Creative Writing, Cinematic Arts and Technology, Indigenous Liberal Studies, and Museum Studies; and a graduate degree in Creative Writing; the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) is the only college in the nation dedicated to the study of contemporary Native arts. The school serves Native and non-Native college students from across the globe. IAIA is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and it's the only college in New Mexico accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.


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