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IAIA 2019 Spring Powwow

Sat, May 11, 2019, 10:00 am7:00 pm

| Free
Powwow in the Performing Arts & Fitness Center Gym

Powwow in the Performing Arts & Fitness Center Gym

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) presents its 2019 Spring Powwow on Saturday, May 11, 2018, from 10 am–7 pm inside the Performing Arts and Fitness Center. Booth spaces are sold out.

  • Head Lady: Shundina Nanamkin-Spencer (Diné/Apsaalooké/Colville)
  • Head Man: Michael R.L. Begay (Diné/Santo Domingo Pueblo)
  • Head Gourd Dancer: TBA
  • Master of Ceremonies: James Edwards (Pawnee/N. Cheyenne/Comanche)
  • Master of Ceremonies (Student): Bryson Meyers (Chippewa Cree)
  • Host Southern Drum: Pawnee Brave Scout
  • Host Northern Drum: Hawk Soldier (Lakota/Navajo)
  • Arena Director: Aaron Fry (Cherokee/Chickasaw)

The Institute of American Indian Arts is an alcohol and drug-free campus. Partially funded by the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission and the 1% Lodgers Tax.


8:00 amConcession setup, contest registration, and volunteer and community service check in
10:00 amGourd dancing
10:45 amDrum roll call
11:00 amGrand Entry: Invocation, colors, flag 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 special
1:15 pmWelcome Muscogee Creeks
1:30 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)
3:00 pmIAIA Ambassador announcement
3:15 pmIAIA Alumni honor song
3:30 pmHead Man and Head Lady two step
3:30–5:00 pmDinner (no break in schedule)
4:00 pmIntertribal
4:30 pmHonor song for IAIA Graduates
5:00 pmWomen’s contest
5:40 pmIAIA Student dance competition
5:45 pmIntertribal
6:00 pmMen’s contest
6:30–7:00 pmIntertribal

Photographic Selections from Previous Powwows


Sat, May 11, 2019
10:00 am–7:00 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