November 13, 2018

Suina Receives Scholarship to Study in New Zealand

By  Jesse Short Bull   When Hailey Suina submitted an  essay  to  study abroad in New Zealand,  she didn’t realize that her writing  would be  one  of out of 6,797 applications to win  the  full scholarship  from  Education New Zealand and Go Overseas.     On  Nov.  1,  2018  surrounded by family, friends  and instructors...
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Poets Share the Truth of Their Words

By  Nancy Beauregard   “Poetry started out as an oral tradition. Before we wrote poems,  we spoke them aloud,” said  poet  Joaquín  Zihuatanejo  at  the Institute of American Indian Arts  on Oct. 4, 2018. The  poetry reading  featured  Zihuatanejo, an IAIA alumnus,  and  Natasha  Carrizosa, both  experts  in  spoken word  poetry  which is  a mix...
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Life on the Navajo Reservation: One Family’s Story

By  Hailey  Suina   Emotional and intimate,  the film  “The Blessing”  explores the life of Lawrence Gilmore, a Navajo coal miner struggling with the repercussions of desecrating a sacred mountain in order to provide for his family. Emmy ® Award winning  team  Hunter Robert Baker and Jordan Fein capture the  personal conflicts of a Navajo...
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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...
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Rez Style: Haircuts Shape a Community

By Jesse Short Bull     Jacob “JB” Briggs  is quickly earning a reputation for being one  of  Santa Fe’s best kept secrets when it comes to  fine  haircuts. Briggs,  a  20-year-old college freshmen  and  a  cinematic arts major  at the Institute of American  Indian  Arts,  has seen  his  haircuts and expertise  flourish over the...
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IAIA Receives Grant to Tackle Substance Abuse on Campus

By  Kyle Kootswatewa   The  New Mexico Human Services Department’s  Behavioral Health Services  Division,  their  Office of Substance Abuse Prevention,  and the New Mexico Higher Education Prevention Consortium chose  the Institute of American Indian Arts  for  a Partners for Success  grant  in December 2017. IAIA  joins New Mexico State University, New Mexico Tech, San Juan...
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Pathways Council Focuses on Solutions for a Stronger Campus

By Lyric Snodgrass   For struggling students, the Institute of American Indian Arts  Pathways Council  might be the best place to voice concerns.  The IAIA Pathways Council provides an open forum for students, faculty and administration to come together  to  discuss  issues  on campus and  to work  through those issues.     “We focus on...
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