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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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Journalism Conference Draws Attendees from Across the Globe

By Nicole Mitchell The Santa Fe Convention Center was the center of activity when more than 50 international journalists, and reporters from across the country and the state attended the Journalism Under Fire three-day conference. Sponsored by the Santa Fe Council on International Relations, this conference sought to facilitate dialogue around issues of press freedom...
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IAIA Launches a Campus Office to Address Substance Abuse

By Kyle Kootswatewa The Institute of American Indian Arts and the Campus Office of Substance Abuse officially announce the program and their mission to address alcohol and other drug use on campus. Project Coordinator, Toney Johnson Jr., spoke with the IAIA Chronicle to update its readers about their vision and initiatives. Previously in the November...
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Miguel Reyes Contreras and the Art of Language

By Jesse Short Bull Imagine being told you couldn’t speak your language. Whether it’s English, Spanish or Lakota, pretend someone told you that you must learn another language for your survival. Imagine being told that if you communicate in the way that your parents, grandparents, great grandparents, and hundreds of generations before, that it is...
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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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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 College and the University of New Mexico to address underage drinking and prescription drug abuse according...
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Native American Journalists Stress Responsible Reporting

By Nancy Beauregard Native American journalists from across the country spoke at the Institute of American Indian Arts over the months of September and October 2018. They talked about the roles and responsibilities of journalists and media professionals who cover Native American issues and tribal communities. The first speakers on campus were Tristan Ahtone, Kiowa, and Christine Trudeau, Prairie Band Potawatomi. Ahtone and Trudeau’s event took place at IAIA on September 20, 2018. Both are IAIA...
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