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Deborah Svatos

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...

Opinion: “Trail of Lightning” and the Impact of Misrepresentation, Diné Writers’ Collective

By Deborah Svatos You may have seen the book cover. A young Navajo woman, armed and clad in black, boldly stares into the distance, the strike of lightning illuminating the desert sky behind her. At first glance, it may seem innocent enough. After all, representation is often rightfully considered a valuable thing in popular culture....

Archery Students Learn to Take Aim

By Deborah Svatos  At the Institute of American Indian Arts, a course taken to meet the college’s physical education requirement is becoming quite popular with a number of students who find they enjoy the relaxing qualities of the class.   Once a week on Friday mornings, students gather at the IAIA gym to learn the nuances of archery taught by Randy Neumann.  A longtime archer and hunter, Neumann teaches with a mix of humor,...