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IAIA Night at Meow Wolf

By Hailey Suina Meow Wolf, Santa Fe’s infamous immersive and interactive art exhibit, is well known for their multidimensional art installation that has enchanted visitors throughout the years. Composed of nearly 200 artists, Meow Wolf strives to showcase the works of artists, architects, sculptors, painters, photographers, video producers and performers. With such a high regard...
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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....
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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 from the Institute of American Indian Arts community, Suina was presented with a check for $15,000 from members of Education New Zealand and Go...
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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 of poetry and storytelling.  Zihuatanejo is a writer, poet, teacher and slam poetry artist. His poems and short stories are published...
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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 family from their spiritual life, to the harsh realities of working to survive....
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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 learn the nuances of archery taught by Randy Neumann.  A longtime archer and hunter, Neumann teaches with a mix of humor,...
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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 last few years. It all started when he overheard an IAIA housing employee talk about the $25 dollars he was planning on spending on a...
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