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Message from IAIA President About Potential Government Shutdown

Sep 29, 2023

IAIA President Dr. Robert Martin (Cherokee Nation)

IAIA President Dr. Robert Martin

Dear IAIA Community,

Due to prior government shutdowns impacting our ongoing instruction and services, IAIA has worked with our congressional representatives to have us be “forward-funded.” This means that should the federal government “shut down” as of October 1, we will not experience any disruptions in our ongoing operations. IAIA will continue to operate as usual.

Wado, and have a great weekend,

Robert Martin, EdD (Cherokee Nation)
IAIA President

Institute of American Indian Arts

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) is the only college in the world dedicated to the study of contemporary Native American and Alaska Native arts. IAIA offers undergraduate degrees in Cinematic Arts and Technology, Creative Writing, Indigenous Liberal Studies, Museum Studies, Performing Arts, and Studio Arts; graduate degrees in Creative Writing, Studio Arts, and Cultural Administration; and certificates in Broadcast Journalism, Business and Entrepreneurship, Museum Studies, and Native American Art History. The college serves approximately 500 full-time equivalent (FTE) Native and non-Native American students from around the globe, representing nearly a hundred federally recognized tribes. Named one of the top art institutions by UNESCO and the International Association of Art, IAIA is among the leading art institutes in our nation and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).