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IAIA 2017 Spring Powwow

Sat, May 6, 2017, 10:00 am7:00 pm

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IAIA 2017 Spring Powwow Flier

IAIA 2017 Spring Powwow Flier

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) presents its 2017 Spring Powwow on Saturday, May 6, 2017, from 10 am–7 pm. Over $4,500 in contest prize money is available.

  • Head Man: Chad Browneagle (Shoshone Bannock/Spokane)
  • Head Lady: Jennie Whitehorse (Shoshone Bannock)
  • Head Gourd Dancer: Garrison Tahmahkera (Comanche)
  • Host Southern Drum: Comanche Red
  • Host Northern Drum: Hawk Soldier
  • Master of Ceremonies: James Edwards (Pawnee/N.Cheyenne/Comanche)
  • Arena Director: Aaron Fry (Cherokee/Chickasaw)

View and download the IAIA 2017 Spring Powwow Vendor Application. (Vendors: Space is limited—first-come, first-served.)


8:00 amConcession setup, contest registration, and volunteer & community service check in
10:00 amGourd dancing
10:45 amDrum roll call
11:00 amGrand Entry: Invocation, colors, flag song, victory song, and welcome by IAIA President Dr. Robert Martin
11:30 amIntertribal (all drums)
12:00 pmTiny tots
12:15 pmIntertribal
12:30 pmHead Man give away and special
1:00 pmRed Shawl specialJunior and teen contest (boys and girls)
1:15 pmJunior and Teen contest (boys and girls)
1:45 pmIntertribal
2:00 pmAdult golden age contest (womens and mens)
2:15 pmHead Lady give away and special
2:30 pmMen’s and Women’s dance (points)
2:45 pmIAIA Ambassador announcement
3:00 pmIAIA Alumni honor song
3:15 pmHead Man and Head Lady two step
3:30 pmIntertribal
3:30–5:00 pmDinner
4:00 pmHonor song for IAIA Graduates
4:30 pmIntertribal
5:00 pmWomen’s contest
5:40 pmIAIA Student dance competition
5:45 pmIntertribal
6:00 pmWomen’s LuLu/LiLi competition
6:20 pmMen’s contest
6:30–7:00 pmIntertribal

Contact Info

For more information about becoming a vendor, please contact IAIA Conference Services Director Phil Cooney at pcooney@iaia.edu or (505) 424-2384. For general information, please contact IAIA Student Activities Coordinator Nocona Burgess at nburgess@iaia.edu or (505) 424-2339.

Photographic Selections from Previous Powwows


Sat, May 6, 2017
10:00 am–7:00 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