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2019 IAIA Commencement Ceremony

Sat, May 18, 2019, 11:00 am1:00 pm

| Free
Roxanne Swentzell

Roxanne Swentzell

Roxanne Swentzell (Santa Clara Pueblo) has been selected to give IAIA’s commencement address at 11:00 am on Saturday, May 18, 2019, and in addition to delivering the commencement address, Swentzell will also be awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities degree during the ceremony. Previous recipients of the IAIA Honorary Doctorate of Humanities Degree have included notable persons such as George Rivera (Pojoaque Pueblo), Dan Namingha (Hopi-Tewa), Kevin Red Star (Crow), Suzan Shown Harjo (Cheyenne/Hodulgee Muscogee), James Luna (Luiseño), N. Scott Momaday (Kiowa), Tony Abeyta (Navajo), Dave Warren (Santa Clara Pueblo), David Bradley (Minnesota Chippewa Tribe), and Linda Lomahaftewa (Hopi/Choctaw).

Free and open to the public. Watch a live stream on Vimeo and Facebook of the commencement ceremony on May 18, 2018, from 10 am–2 pm (MST). Download and view the IAIA Campus Map for Commencement.

Contact and Information

For questions regarding the 2019 IAIA Commencement Ceremony, please email or call either, Dean of Students Carmen Henan at or (505) 424-2336, or the Dean of Students assistant, Jacqueline Chitto, or (505) 424-2337. The public is welcome to attend the 2019 IAIA Commencement Ceremony, which is held in the Dance Circle at the center of campus. Lunch will be served on campus after the ceremony.

Hotel Reservations

Rooms are reserved at the Inn at Santa Fe under IAIA Commencement. Room include shuttle and breakfast. Inn at Santa Fe, 8376 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87507, (505) 474-9500.

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Sat, May 18, 2019
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