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“My time here at IAIA has helped me realize that art, in its varied forms, is the most important thing in my life.”

William R. Thoms

(Confederated Tribes of Chehalis Reservation)

“IAIA has helped me open doors to my creative and artistic abilities without boundaries. After I graduate, I want to give back to my community by sharing the knowledge I had gained from IAIA.”

Kristin Kaye

(Diné)

“The courses offered through IAIA and the Studio Arts department have expanded my advancement as a professional artist.”

Amanda Beardsley

(Hopi, Laguna Pueblo, and Choctaw)

Upcoming Events

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IAIA MFA Library Readings—Kate O’Neill and Eric Davis

October 11, 4:00 pm5:00 pm

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) presents readings by noted authors at 4 pm in the Library and Technology Center (LTC) on the IAIA campus. For questions regarding the MFA Library Readings, please contact IAIA Library Director Valerie Nye at (505) 424-2397 or vnye@iaia.edu. Kate O’Neill Kate O’Neill (Irish/Scots-Irish/Canadian Metis) is an IAIA Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing student who grew up on a farm in Pennsylvania. She is an educator who has been published in numerous journals…

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Development, Implementation, and Sustainability (Day 1)

October 12, 1:00 pm4:00 pm

Instructor: Francis D. Vigil (Zia Pueblo/Jemez Pueblo/Jicarilla) In the Development, Implementation, and Sustainability of Culturally and Linguistically Native American Education Initiatives—A Step Wise Process course, participants will develop a deeper level of knowledge about Cultural-based Education and how it can be implemented into a learning environment. The following topics will be visited during the duration of the four-session course. Native Self-identity through validating and affirming life experiences Culturally responsive school culture Cultural competencies and assessments Cultural standards and historical trauma…

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Communications for Tribal Programs, Organizations, and Groups

October 14, 8:30 am3:00 pm

Instructors: Mary K. Bowannie (Pueblo of Cochiti/Pueblo of Zuni) and Andrea Hanks (Navajo/Objibwe) During this workshop, participants will learn best practices and tips for writing various communications including grant writing narratives and summaries, press releases, as well as the processes for contacting the media. Participants are asked to bring a current writing sample or previous writing sample. By the close of the workshop, participants will have clear definitions for who their target audiences are for their communications and how to…

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Development, Implementation, and Sustainability (Day 2)

October 14, 1:00 pm4:00 pm

Instructor: Francis D. Vigil (Zia Pueblo/Jemez Pueblo/Jicarilla) In the Development, Implementation, and Sustainability of Culturally and Linguistically Native American Education Initiatives—A Step Wise Process course, participants will develop a deeper level of knowledge about Cultural-based Education and how it can be implemented into a learning environment. The following topics will be visited during the duration of the four-session course. Native Self-identity through validating and affirming life experiences Culturally responsive school culture Cultural competencies and assessments Cultural standards and historical trauma…

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Problem, Solution, and Action

October 19, 9:00 am4:00 pm

Instructor: Ron Martinez Looking Elk (Pueblo of Isleta/Pueblo of Taos) Professionals get lost in diverse and complex issues that surround the challenges that we all face on a daily basis. Within the workshop, participants will learn how to outline a particular organizational challenge or issue by developing a framework for action steps an implementation plans for solutions. Earn .6 Continuing Education Units (CEU) for attending the workshop. (One CEU is equivalent to ten hours of classroom contact time.) Earn .6 Continuing…

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IAIA MFA Library Readings—Anne Haven McDonnell and Kim Parko

October 25, 4:00 pm5:00 pm

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) presents readings by noted authors at 4 pm in the Library and Technology Center (LTC) on the IAIA campus. For questions regarding the MFA Library Readings, please contact IAIA Library Director Valerie Nye at (505) 424-2397 or vnye@iaia.edu. Anne Haven McDonnell Anne Haven McDonnell is an associate faculty member at IAIA in the Essential Studies department. She holds an interdisciplinary MA degree in Environmental Humanities from Prescott College and she is currently enrolled…

Latest News

The most recent news, press releases, and updates from the Institute of American Indian Arts. View all news listings

Inuit Artist Annie Pootoogook Passes Away

The IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts’s (MoCNA) staff is saddened to hear of the sudden and unexpected passing of Inuit artist Annie Pootoogook. She was a deeply powerful artist who pushed the boundaries of Indigenous arts, and her work will...

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IAIA Alumni at 2016 SWAIA Indian Market

If you are attending this year’s SWAIA Indian Market in the Santa Fe plaza, then please see this list of 126 IAIA Alumni and booth numbers. Visit IAIA Alumni at their booths, make a photograph or two of them and their art, and tweet about it on Twitter...

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