Right to Know: Student Retention

By PEARLYNE CORIZ Student retention is one of the main things to look at when picking a college. It lets you know the graduation success rate of that school as well as its students.
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Border Town Violence Takes a Toll on Native People

By SAVANNAH JUNES When some people hear the term, border town violence, they think of places where Indians go and get drunk, and then are arrested for public intoxication and often beaten by the arresting officers. But that’s not at all what border town violence is, according to Hope Alvarado, a former homeless woman, and...
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IAIA Receives Running Strong Grants

IAIA received two grants from Running Strong for American Indian Youth, a non-profit organization co-funded by Olympic gold medalist, Billy Mills. The organization offers grant money for many programs that benefit Native youth. JoAnn Bishop, fitness director and archery coach at IAIA applied to the program for archery funds. “In the 2016-2017 semesters, we received...
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New Mexico’s First Chinese Lantern Festival Larger Than Life

For the first time ever, Chinese culture arrived in the Land of Enchantment through various art displays that required a month of preparation by Chinese artisans from Zigong Sichuan, capital of the ancient art of lantern-making. Expo New Mexico hosted the outdoor festival, mimicking Chinese New Year’s brilliant lanterns. It ran for six weeks, from...
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Veteran Students of IAIA

By MATTHEW ROBECK The Institute of American Indian Arts includes many veterans among its student body. In light of the Veterans Day holiday, two veterans, Jeffrey DeMent and T’cha Cosgrove, were interviewed to discuss their relationship with art and how they came to Santa Fe and IAIA. Jeffrey DeMent leaned back onto a brown cabinet...
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2017 Food Day at IAIA

By COURTENEY HANDY Representatives from the Santa Fe Food Depot presented on their food programs at the Center for Lifelong Education at the Institute of American Indian Arts for Food Day, held Oct. 25.  
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New Building Will House Performance and Sports

BY COURTENEY HANDY The new Performing Arts and Fitness Center, scheduled to open Jan. 2, 2018, will be a multi-purpose facility, housing both the fitness center and gym, along with the performing arts program. Open House was held Nov. 6, revealing the building to the public.
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