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2023 IAIA Fall Powwow

Sat, October 7, 11:00 am5:00 pm

| Free

This free outdoor event is open to the public on the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) campus at 83 A Van Nu Po, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87508. Grand Entry begins at noon in the IAIA Dance Circle. Food, drink, and art sales will be provided by the IAIA Community. Visitors may bring their own lawn chairs. Umbrellas and canopies are allowed in available open spaces.

Head Staff

  • Host Drums: Black Eagle and ShieldChief
  • Head Dancer: Kayla Wanatee (Meskwaki—Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa)
  • Head Dancer: Isaiah St. Cyr (Ho-Chunk)
  • Emcee: James Edwards (Pawnee, Northern Cheyenne, and Comanche)
  • Arena Director: Terry Pecos (Jemez Pueblo)

Contest Categories

  • Golden Age Men
  • Golden Age Women
  • Adult Men Traditional, Fancy, and Grass/Chicken
  • Adult Women Traditional, Fancy, and Jingle
  • Teen Boys Traditional, Fancy, and Grass/Chicken
  • Teen Girls Traditional, Fancy, and Jingle
  • Junior Boys (Age 6–12) Traditional, Fancy, and Grass/Chicken
  • Junior Girls (Ages 6–12) Traditional, Fancy, & Jingle
  • Tiny Tots (5 and under)

All dancers are invited to dance in the category that aligns with their identity—judging will be based on dance style, not gender.

Vendor Applications

  • $75 for off-campus vendors
  • $50 for IAIA alumni
  • $25 or a piece of artwork for current IAIA students (student vendor fees/artwork will be refunded)

Food and drink sales supported by IAIA student organizations only. If you are interested in vending during the 2023 IAIA Fall Powwow, Submit a Powwow Vendor Form.

If you have any vendor-related questions, please contact Karen Redeye (Seneca), Student Success Advisor, at or (505) 424-2328. For powwow information, contact Lorissa Garcia (Acoma Pueblo), Interim Director of Student Success, at or (505) 424-2307. IAIA is a drug and alcohol-free campus. IAIA is not responsible for lost or stolen items, injuries, or accidents that occur during the event.

Photographic Selections from Previous Powwows


Sat, October 7
11:00 am–5:00 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