IAIA Making History Symposium
If you want to study our history before the symposium or learn more after attending, our library has put together an excellent collection of historical documents, photos, videos, oral histories, and reading lists that capture the journey of IAIA from as early as 1959 to the present. This collection includes campus newsletters and newspapers from 1962–1972, proposals and reports from IAIA co-founder and first president Lloyd Kiva New (Cherokee) that explicate the impetus for establishing IAIA, and links to our digital archives.
Looking for something to do Sunday afternoon? MoCNA—celebrating its 50-year anniversary—will be hosting an opening reception for its newest exhibit, The Stories We Carry, from 3:00 pm–5:00 pm. Guest curated by IAIA Assistant Professor Brian Fleetwood (Mvskoke Creek), The Stories We Carry features contemporary jewelry created by more than 100 Indigenous artists (including many IAIA alums) across several decades, selected from MoCNA’s permanent collection. At this event, MoCNA will hold a cake-cutting ceremony to commemorate the anniversary of the day that the US Congress chartered IAIA as a college dedicated to studying, preserving, and disseminating Indigenous art forms.
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