eNewsletter | October/November 2019
Native American Heritage Month

IAIA celebrated Native Heritage Month with a slate of special activities. On October 30th, Monte Yellow Bird, Sr., (Arikara/Hidasta) spoke at the Community Gathering. On November 6th, we hosted Feast Day in the Fitness Center Gym. November 15th was the day of our Student Throw , and on November 26th, we had to cancel our "Rock your Mocs" walk due to inclement weather. Special Thanks to the Native American Heritage Committee for all of their hard work.
Halloween At IAIA
United States
Poet Laureate
and IAIA Alumna
Joy Harjo
(Mvskoke Nation) '68

American Masters

On Poets.org

With other IAIA Community Members on Bookish.com's List of Native Authors for Native American Heritage Month

On Voice of America

IAIA Alumni Council Elections

Thirteen: IAIA 2019 Fall Senior Graduating Exhibition Opening
IAIA Community Members included in Laughter And Resilience at the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian

Pizza With The President

On October 31st, IAIA President Dr. Robert Martin (Cherokee) invited the IAIA Campus Community to join him for lunch and to discuss student concerns.
IAIA Board of Trustees Lunch With Faculty Council

On November 15th, The IAIA Board of Trustees met with members of the IAIA Faculty Council. Representative Anthony Allison (Navajo), who was visiting campus that day, joined us.
IAIA Holiday Market

Saturday, December 14th

IAIA Alumna Kathleen Wall (Jemez Pueblo) '14, selected as Native Treasures "Living Treasure"
IAIA Alumnus Adrian Wall (Jemez Pueblo) '14 - NACF Blog

Adrian Wall's Band Innastate Wins Native American Music Award for Best New Group

"Mix and Mingle!" Event
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
5:00pm – 6:30pm

Do you like to engage in creative, dynamic conversations with visitors and learners of all ages? Would you like to be a part
of building connections across our local community?
The IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts is looking for new docents and volunteers to join the Museum’s Docent Program.
Join us to learn all about the opportunities we’ll have in Spring 2020 !
Light Refreshments will be provided. 
To RSVP, please call 505.428.5904 or email us at  groups@iaia.edu

Visual Voices: Contemporary Chickasaw Art

Visual Voices: Contemporary Chickasaw Art   showcases the diversity of expression in contemporary Chickasaw art across different media and multiple perspectives. The artworks analyze the complex relationship between contemporary Chickasaw life and rich tribal history and culture . Each of the fifteen emerging and established artists demonstrates a personal approach. Many of the artists are inspired by traditional Chickasaw elements of design and render them in contemporary materials and aesthetics to create an innovative, thought-provoking visual language. Others investigate tribal stories, belief systems, or family histories and traditions, and how these relate to present-day Chickasaw life. With more than 45 artworks reflecting a wide variety of themes, techniques and methods, the exhibition finds balance in the artists’ strong connection to tribal identity as well as his or her distinctly individual and cultural roots.
Among the participating artists are Brenda Kingery, Paul C. Moore, Kristin Dorsey, Margaret Roach Wheeler, Dustin Mater, Billy Hensley, Norma Howard, Brent Greenwood and others.  Visual Voices  was co-curated by MoCNA chief curator Manuela Well-Off-Man and Karen Whitecotton (Citizen Potawatomi Nation).

Visual Voices is made possible by a grant provided by the Chickasaw Nation, assistance from The American Indian Cultural Center and Museum, and guidance from the Chickasaw Artist Board.
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IAIA Partners With Amazon Smile

A reminder to the IAIA Community - Purchasing your holiday gifts and other items through IAIA's unique Amazon charity link can increase donations to the  IAIA Foundation . You know that Amazon features a large variety of merchandise, including electronics, jewelry, clothing, and more. The more you use the link throughout the year, the more money is donated to IAIA.
This link  http://smile.amazon.com/ch/32-0377684 , plus your Amazon account ID and password, will help the IAIA Foundation fund scholarships and provide much-needed assistance to IAIA students.
IAIA Alumnus Cannupa Hanska Luger (Mandan/Hidasta/Arikara/Lakota) ’11 and former IAIA Student Kali Spitzer   (Kaska Dena) in New Tork Times

Congratulations to IAIA Students Echota KillsNight (Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma) and Carrie Dada (Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma) for being Selected to Represent IAIA at the INDIANER INUIT: DAS NORDAMERIKA FILMFESTIVAL in Stuttgart, Germany
IAIA Student Margarita Archuletta (Navajo) Featured in Promotions for AICF
IAIA Trustee Brenda Kingery (Chickasaw)
and her husband Tom Honored

Please join the IAIA Board of Trustees for a ceremony to name the Artist-in-Residence Studio , located adjacent to the Dean’s office, in honor of  Brenda and Tom Kingery . Brenda and Tom have been notably generous in supporting IAIA and our students. Brenda also has had a lifetime of service to the Chickasaw Nation, art, and philanthropy -- including more than ten years of exemplary service on the IAIA Board of Trustees as Vice Chair and Chair of the Institutional Advancement Committee. 
Dr. Robert Martin
November Community Gathering

Interim Dean of Students Paul Moore (Chickasaw), hosted the November Community Gathering -- which included students and staff sharing things that they are thankful for - plus information and presentat ions on the upcoming AIHEC Student Conference , to be held in Albuquerque, NM – March 21-24, 2020. Student Michael Begay (Navajo) part of the 1st place Hand Games Team from last year's conference, spoke to the student about joining the team, and introduced the rest of the team. Dr. Thomas Antonio also addressed the students regarding some of the other "knowledge-based" competitions. Moore held a trivia contest with prizes, and executed a raffle for an IAIA Letterman's Jacket. We were also introduced to our new counselor Madge C. Duus (Diné). A great time was had by all.

IAIA Community Members in Vogue for NMAI Exhibition Stretching the Canvas

 IAIA Community Members in New Mexico Museum of Art
Alcoves 2020 #2 Exhibition

Daniel McCoy (Potawatomi-Muscogee Creek)
“Jemez Mountains” Oil on Canvas, 2019. 
Dean Charlene Teters (Spokane) Speaks at Cal State Bernardino

New Community Wellness Minor From the Indigenous Liberal Studies Department

For More Information
Contact Dr. Porter Swentzell (Santa Clara Pueblo) at pswentzell@iaia.edu
Ribbon Skirt Workshop

We had 23 people attend the event, and we were able to have about 15 people start and/or complete skirts. It was a great success! We even had a few men working on skirts, so if we offer ribbon shirt making next semester, I think it will be well attended. There was much learning, loving and laughter all around. As is usual for a sewing circle, a little gossiping tried to emerge, but I put a quick end to that, and redirected the energy to one of positivity and leadership. It was good learning for the students!

Tina Sparks '19
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.

Angela reports she'll be reading with Beatrice Szymkowiak '17 on Thursday, February 6th in Madison at A Room of One's Own.
Terese shared that Heart Berries is the January pick for Now Read This, a book club from  PBS NewsHour  and  The New York Times!
Current MFA Faculty Mentors
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 in the IAIA community - be it on campus, at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA), or elsewhere.

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Crystal Worl (Tlingit/Athabscan) ’13 on Raincheckmag.com
Catherine Owens joins IAIA as our new Theater Technician in Performing Arts. She is a native of Idaho whose family is from the Coeur d’Alene area and was born in Idaho Falls during the Yellowstone earthquake.
She is an accomplished lighting designer with a BFA in Technical Theatre and Design and an MFA in Arts Administration from the University of Utah. She served 11 seasons as the Executive Director of the Santa Fe Little Theatre, dba Santa Fe Playhouse and has participated in over 400 productions as a designer, producer, technical director, production and stage manager as well as marketing, development, operation and program director.
Ms. Owens has worked across the performing arts spectrum in theatre, dance, concert, film, symphony, opera, mime, circus, as well as art and cultural festivals. Local companies include Wise Fool New Mexico, Shakespeare in the Park at the Santa Fe Botanical Gardens, the Lensic Performing Arts Center, National Dance Institute, Pro Musica, Warehouse 21 and she was the 2018 Spanish Market Director for the Spanish Colonial Arts Society.
Charlene Teters (Spokane)
Please welcome our new counselor Madge Duus (Navajo Nation). She is an IAIA alumni, earning her BA in Studio Arts and completed a Master’s Degree in Art Therapy & Counseling from Southwestern College in Santa Fe, NM. She is a licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and is currently full-time with IAIA’s Student Life Department as a Mental Health Therapist, specializing in Art Therapy.
Madge has 5 years of experience working with clients from diverse backgrounds and issues including academic stressors, drug and alcohol addiction, trauma, anxiety, depression, and grief. She enjoys working with indigenous populations of all ages and is especially invested in the success and well-being of the IAIA students and community.
Please note this new counseling office is by the Prevention Office and the Cafeteria.
Eliza Combs, MA, LPCC, ATR

I’d like to welcome Nona Naranjo (Santa Clara Pueblo) as our new Student Account Specialist. Please stop by the Student Success Center and help us welcome Nona.

Nena Martinez Anaya, M.Ed
IAIA and MoCNA Happenings

Sat, December 14, 9:00 am–4:00 pm

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MoCNA Exhibitions

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

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, 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