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2018 Fall Scholarship Awards Night

Thu, September 13, 2018, 12:00 pm5:00 pm

| Free
2018 Spring Scholarship Awards Night (Photo Booth)

2018 Spring Scholarship Awards Night (Photo Booth)

IAIA Students, Staff, and Faculty—Please join us for a special recognition reception to celebrate our students’ success! The IAIA Café will be open from 5:00–6:00 pm before the event, light refreshments will be served at the reception between 6:30–7:30 pm, and after the event, an all IAIA Community dance will be hosted by Student Life in the Performing Arts and Fitness Center Gym. (Note: All IAIA Students are invited to this event!)

The evening’s theme is Glow, and there will be a DJ spinning music as well as a photo booth so you can commemorate the evening. Formal or casual attire (whatever you feel comfortable wearing). Bring your friends and get ready for fun!


6:00 pm Check-in
6:30 pm Welcome
6:40 pm Keynote
7:00 pm Awards Ceremony
7:30 pm Closing
7:35 pm Group Photograph (award recipients)
7:45 pm Dance
11:00 pm End

For more information, please contact Chief Enrollment and Retention Officer Nena Martinez Anaya at

Keynote Speaker—Emily R. White Hat, JD

Emily R. White Hat, JD (Nape Waste Win, Good Hand Woman”) Sicangu (Rosebud) Lakota, of the Aske Gluwipi Tiospaye was born and raised on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota. White Hat is the Director of Strategy and National Outreach at the American Indian College Fund where she is working with tribal colleges and universities to develop and implement capital infrastructure projects, assists in capacity building, concept development, strategic planning, and National outreach.

White Hat received her Juris Doctor and a Natural Resources Law Certificate from the University of New Mexico School of Law. She has a Bachelors of Science degree in Forestry with a concentration in Fire Science and a minor in Rangeland Ecology from Colorado State University, and an Associate of Arts degree in Lakota History and Culture from Sinte Gleska University. Her experience as a former firefighter, EMT, policy researcher, evaluator, and legal background have all been vital to her work in program development and implementation, strategic planning, qualitative research, writing, curriculum implementation, and evaluation with tribal nations and colleges and using a capacity-building approach. White Hat enjoys quilting, beading, horseback riding, and hot yoga.

IAIA Mission

The mission of the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) is “To empower creativity and leadership in Native Arts and cultures through higher education, life-long learning, and outreach.”

IAIA was established in 1962 as a high school with an innovated approach to arts education. In 1984, IAIA gained accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) to offer college degrees. IAIA currently serves over 689 students from various national and international communities. IAIA offers both two-year and four-year degrees in Cinematic Arts, Creative Writing, Indigenous Liberal Studies, Museum Studies, and Studio Arts. IAIA introduced its first Masters in Fine Arts program in Creative Writing in 2013.

Photographic Views from the 2018 Spring Event

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Thu, September 13, 2018
12:00 pm–5:00 pm
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Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA)


Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) Performing Arts and Fitness Center Gym
83 Avan Nu Po Road
Santa Fe, NM 87508 United States
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(505) 424-2300