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2024 “Honoring Our Graduates” IAIA Spring Powwow

Sat, May 11, 1:00 pm5:00 pm

| Free

Honoring Our Graduates at the 2023 IAIA Spring Powwow

On Saturday, May 11, from 1 to 5 pm, the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) will hold its annual Spring Powwow. With the energy and spirit of the dancers and drum groups, IAIA Powwows are a vibrant display of our Tribal cultures—embodying the IAIA community’s resilience. This free outdoor event is open to the public on the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) campus at 83 Avan Nu Po Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87508.

Grand Entry begins at 1 pm in the IAIA Dance Circle at the center of campus. The IAIA Community will provide food, drinks, and art sales. Visitors may bring their own lawn chairs. Umbrellas and canopies are allowed in available open spaces.

During the IAIA Powwow event, we will be holding a vaccination clinic for Pneumonia, Measles, and HPV in the Southeast Classroom in the Academic Building. It’s an excellent opportunity to protect yourself and others from these illnesses. Please bring your health insurance information with you. In order to get vaccinated, you will need to fill out a consent form (available in person during the event). For more information or questions about the vaccination clinic, please contact Laurie Logan Brayshaw, Sponsored Programs Director, at

Head Staff

  • Host Drums: Black Eagle and Thunder Boyz
  • Head Dancers: TBD
  • Emcee: James Edwards (Pawnee, Northern Cheyenne, and Comanche)
  • Arena Director: Terry Pecos (Jemez Pueblo)

IAIA is accepting vendor applications, which is free for current IAIA students, $20 for IAIA alumni, and $40 for off-campus vendors. If you have any vendor-related questions, please contact Ryan Young (Ojibwe), Director of Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility, at or (505) 424-2319.

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.


Sat, May 11
1:00 pm–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