IAIA - Institute of American Indian Arts

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IAIA has graduated more than 3,800 students, representing more than 90% of the 562 federally-recognized tribes. More than 20% of IAIA alumni have gone on to earn a graduate degree. Many alumni enjoy successful careers in the arts right here in Santa Fe.

IAIA alumni are an important part of our extended family. Being an alumnus is to be part of an illustrious creative community. One of the best ways to tap into that community and make it stronger is to stay involved. It’s a chance to network, renew old friendships and start new ones.

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The 7-member Alumni Council represents the interests of IAIA alumni. The Council convenes regular meetings throughout the year and determines how best to represent alumni, how to further the goals of the Institute, and how to engage alumni. Each Councilor serves a term a two years.

The inaugural Alumni Councilors:

Karl Duncan ’09
Selina Farmer ’98
Nancy Strickland Fields ’06
Wayne Gaussoin ’09
George Greendeer ’86
Ryan Rice ’87
Terry Snowball ’96

Inaugural Alumni