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2017 IAIA Commencement Ceremony

Sat, May 13, 2017, 11:00 am1:00 pm

| Free

Irene Bedard (Yupik, Inuit, Cree and Métis) has been selected to give IAIA’s 2017 commencement address at 11:00 am on Saturday, May 13, 2017, and in addition to the distinguished speaker, IAIA will award an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities degree to noted artist and IAIA Alumna Linda Lomahaftewa (Hopi/Choctaw) as part of the Commencement Ceremony.

IAIA President Dr. Robert Martin (Cherokee Nation) remarked, “this is a significant milestone in the natural evolution and expansion of IAIA’s mission from a high school, to offering associate and bachelor’s degrees, and now graduate programs. I am so proud of the commitment and passion of our faculty, staff, and students.”

For questions regarding the 2017 IAIA Commencement Ceremony, please e-mail or call either, Dean of Students Carmen Henan at or (505) 424-2336, or her assistant, Jacqueline Chitto, or (505) 424-2337. The public is welcome to attend the 2017 IAIA Commencement Ceremony, which will be held in the Dance Circle at the center of campus. Lunch will be served on campus at the Bon Appetit Cafe after the ceremony. Rooms are reserved at the Inn at Santa Fe under “IAIA Commencement,”—the rooms are $79 and include shuttle and breakfast.


Sat, May 13, 2017
11:00 am–1:00 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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(505) 424-2300