“IAIA is a community of artists and activists that understand the complexity of Indigenous knowledge systems and has helped me find my voice in that conversation.”

Melissa Shaginoff

(Chickaloon Village/Pyramid Lake)

“It was the hands-on classes, supportive staff, internships, and gallery preparation experiences that were most beneficial to me. After I graduate, I plan to use my knowledge and experience within my community and career.”

Tazbah Gaussoin

(Picuris Pueblo/Navajo)

“IAIA gave me the tools to further expand my artistry and talents and I give praise and appreciation to the Institute for all it has offered to me.”

George Alexander

(Muscogee Creek)


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Unsettling the Landscape: Panel Discussion Moderated by RCCNA Mellon Scholar Kendra Greendeer

Wed, January 19, 2:00 pm3:00 pm

This panel of four women will discuss the role of mural arts in the cityscape, and in particular, the role of Indigenous women creating community around visual resurgence.

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2021 Year-End Appeal

As we look to 2022, we hope you will continue to support the important work of IAIA. Please, take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to empower tomorrow’s Indigenous artists and leaders.

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There are two options for housing at IAIA—the Residence Center and our Family Housing apartments. Each area is accessible to students with disabilities.

Closed Monday, Jan. 17 in Observance of Martin Luther King Jr., Day