IAIA - Institute of American Indian Arts

May 16, 2014 | 11 am2014 Commencement

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) will hold commencement 11 a.m., Friday, May 16. Fifty-three Native American and non-Native American students from tribes across the nation and Canada will receive degrees.


Dr. Evan Adams

The class of 2014 has chosen Dr. Evan Adams, British Columbia’s deputy provincial health officer and actor best known as Thomas Builds-the-Fire in Smoke Signals, to give the graduation address. Dave Warren, Ph.D., former IAIA director of curriculum and instruction and National Museum of the American Indian founding deputy director, will receive an honorary doctorate. The event is open to the public.

The event will also be streamed live over the web starting shortly before 11 a.m. May 16. Click here to access the live link when it becomes available. (No Login Required)

Microsoft Silverlight (a free download) is required for the stream to work properly. Click here to download Silverlight to your computer. The link will open in a new tab or window. If you need assistance, email dharrington@iaia.edu or call 505.428.5814.

Read a news release about commencement.

For directions to the campus, click here.

For a listing of the host hotel, click here.


Photo credit: Bill McIntire


Commencement Rehearsal: 11 a.m., Thursday, May 15

Commencement Line-up: 10 a.m., Friday, May 16

Ceremony starts at 11 a.m., Friday, May 16, outside in the Dance Circle.