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IAIA 2016 Spring Powwow

Sat, May 7, 2016, 10:00 am7:00 pm

| Free

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) presents its Spring Powwow on Saturday, May 7, 2016, from 10 am–7pm.

  • Head Man: Seth Picotte (Lakota/Cheyenne River Sioux)
  • Head Lady: Sarah Elsberry (Osage/Swiss)
  • Head Southern Drum: Southern Slam (Comanche/Zia)
  • Head Nouthern Drum: Hawk Soldier (Intertribal)
  • Head Southern Singer: Matt Taptto (Kiowa)
  • Head Northern Singer: Hawk Soldier (Intertribal)
  • Head Gourd: Stan Holder (Wichita)
  • Master of Ceremonies: James Edwards (Pawnee/N.Cheyenne/Comanche)
  • Arena Director: Aaron Fry (Cherokee/Chickasaw)
8 amConcession setup, contest registration, and volunteer & community service check in
10 amGourd dancing
10:45 amDrum roll call
11 amGrand Entry: Invocation, colors, flag song, victory song, and welcome by IAIA President Dr. Robert Martin
11: 30 amIntertribal (all drums)
NoonTiny tots
12:30 pmIntertribal
12:45 pmHead man give away
1 pmJunior and teen contest (boys and girls)
1:45 pmAdult golden age contest (womens and mens)
2 pmHead lady special and give away
2:15 pmMens and Womens dance (points)
2:30 pmIAIA Ambassador announcement
2:30 pmHead and head lady two step
2:45 pmIAIA Alumni honor song
3 pmIntertribal
3:30 pmHonor song for IAIA graduates
3:30–5 pmDinner
4 pmIntertribal
4:30 pmFlute song for Ed Wapp
5 pmWomens contest
5:40 pmRed shawl blanket dance
5:45 pmIntertribal
6 pmMens contest
6:30 pmHead man special
6–7 pmIntertribal

View and download the 2016 IAIA Powwow Vendor Form

Photographic Selections from the 2015 IAIA Powwow


Sat, May 7, 2016
10:00 am–7:00 pm
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Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA)


Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) Dance Circle
83 Avan Nu Po Road
Santa Fe, NM 87508 United States
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