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  Nocona Burgess, Student Activities Coordinator

 505.424.2339, or 

  Eric Davis, Marketing & Communications Director

          505.424.2351, or



2018 IAIA Spring Powwow

Saturday May 5, 2018 - 10:00 am-7:00 pm

in the Dance Circle on the IAIA Campus

SANTA FE, NM - April 3, 2018:  The Institute of American Indian Arts' (IAIA) presents its Spring Powwow on Saturday, May 5, 2018, from 10:00 am-7:00 pm (with Grand Entry at 11:00 am) on the IAIA Campus --  83 Avan Nu Po Road, minutes from the intersection of Rodeo Road and Richards Avenue, on the south side of Santa Fe.  For directions and a map of the campus, click here.
This will be a contest powwow along with a drum contest, with over $4,500.00 in cash prizes awarded throughout the day.
In addition to the Powwow activities, visitors will be able to enjoy many food and arts and craft vendors throughout the site.
The 2018 IAIA Spring Powwow is free of charge, and open to the public.
Informational hand-outs will be available to the public while supplies last. 
10:00 am 
Gourd Dancing
11:00 am  
Grand Entry
Flag Song
Victory Song
Welcome by IAIA President Dr. Robert Martin (Cherokee Nation)
Powwow Staff
Headman: Justin Atencio (Santo Domingo/Hopi)
Headlady:  Justina Bruns Nape Waste Win (Oglala Lakota)
Head Gourd Dancer: Beau Falling Star Tsatoke (Kiowa)
Host Southern Drum: (Pumpkin Vyne Skidi-Pawnee)
Host Northern Drum: Thunder Boyz (Cochiti Pueblo)
Master of Ceremonies: James Edwards (Pawnee/N. Cheyenne/Comanche)
Student MC: Chad Browneagle ( Shoshone Bannock/Spokane)

Arena Director: Aaron Frye (Cherokee/Chickasaw)
Student AD: Bryson Runsabove Meyers ( Chippewa/Cree)

For more information, contact Nocona Burgess (Comanche) at 505.424.2339 or
Booth Space Information
Space is limited and provided on a first-come, first serve basis.
One 6' table with two chairs will be provided. There is no guarantee that
electrical outlets will be available at your table. Set up is from 8:00 - 9:00 AM.
Vendors are responsible for their own merchandise, loading and unloading.
All sales are between vendor and customer.
For more information and to download the Vendor application, please click here.
For more information on vending, contact Phil Cooney at  or 505.424.2384.

IAIA is an Alcohol & Drug Free Campus

Photos by:  Jason S. Ordaz

Offering undergraduate degrees in Studio Arts, Creative Writing, Cinematic Arts and Technology, Indigenous Liberal Studies, and Museum Studies -- a minor in Performing Arts -- an MFA in Creative Writing -- along with certificates in Business and Entrepreneurship, Museum Studies, and Native American Art History -- IAIA is the only college in the nation dedicated to the study of contemporary Native arts. The school serves 517 full time equivalent (FTE) Native and non-Native American college students from across the globe.  IAIA is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission -- and is the only college in New Mexico accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. 

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 committed to student achievement and the preservation and progress of their communities.  Learn more about IAIA and our mission at


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The Institute of American Indian Arts Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization.  To make a donation on-line, please click here -- or call toll free: 1.800.804.6423.