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December 13, 2018

IAIA Shuttle Driver Sees Students Flourish Over the Years

If you’re new to the Institute of American Indian Arts, you are likely to become acquainted with Student Life’s Transportation driver, Alvin Sandoval. When student, faculty and staff ride the shuttle, they are likely to hear and share a story or two with Sandoval, a Diné, man from Pueblo Pintado Chapter, a community within the...
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IAIA Internship Program Key to Student Success

By Nancy Beauregard Internships for both credit and non-credit at the Institute of American Indian Arts provide students the opportunity to explore career options in their areas of interest. Students are placed in the organizations of their choice and although many internships do not offer compensation, there are two paid programs to take advantage of...
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Students Raise Their Voices to Bring a Coffee Shop to IAIA

By Deborah Svatos On a college campus like that of the Institute of American Indian Arts, a place for students to come together and socialize such as a coffee shop has the potential to be hugely beneficial to the social interactions and comfort of students. Thanks to Monika Guerra, of Mexican descent, and a BFA...
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Opinion: An Open Letter to IAIA from an Agender-Pansexual

By Lyric Snodgrass Since coming out as agender (and yes, I’ve heard every “special snowflake” joke conservatives make and every passing “that’s not real” comment you can come up with) and started using they/them in the spring of 2018, I’ve paid closer attention to the way the Institute of American Indian Arts treats its transgender...
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Just Call Me Scott

By James Black I first meet Pulitzer Prize winner N. Scott Momaday in the spring of 2017, through a mutual friend. The day was filled with questions and laughter. On a fall morning in October 2018. I had coffee with Momaday. He requested a large latte. We had a really good visit drinking our coffee....
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Holly Wilson’s Art Keeps Stories Alive

By James Black There are many different types of artists that work in many different forms of media. The Institute of American Indian Museum of Contemporary Native Arts held a video conferencing session with the artist Holly Wilson to see how she creates her work, which has been featured at MoCNA in the exhibition called,...
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Native American Museums Pave Way for New Generation of Museum Professionals

By Hailey Suina At some point in our lives, we have all entered a museum that has failed to capture the voice of Native American people. Through false misguided representations of our lives on display, we have longed for an accurate portrayal. Through the efforts of the School for Advanced Research, the Institute of American...
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