2014 IAIA Pow Wow

Credit: Bill McIntire

Photo credit: Bill McIntire

The Institute of American Indian Arts will host the 2014 IAIA Pow Wow on May 10 and give away $4,000 in prize money during the contest pow wow from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The event will also include a drum contest.

Gourd Dancing – 10 – 11 a.m.

Grand Entry – 11 a.m.

There will be no supper break, but supper will be served from 4 – 5:30 p.m. The pow wow will end at around 7 p.m.


Head Man Dancer       Terran Kipp Last Gun (Piikani Nation)
Head Lady                     Patricia Trujillo (Ojibwe/Meskwaki)
Arena Director             Aaron Fry (Cherokee/Chickasaw)
MC                                  Otis Halfmoon (Nez Perce)
Head gourd dancer     Hollis Chitto (Mississippi Choctaw/Laguna/Isleta)
Host Southern Drum   Southern Slam – Pueblo/Comanche
Host Northern Drum   Swift Eagle – Kewa 


Vendor booths

Booths are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please bring your own tables and chairs. Cost is $25 for IAIA students; $50 for faculty, staff and alumni, and $75 for a Native American vendor. Payment is due upon arrival. Set-up starts at 8 a.m. 

To reserve a table for arts and crafts sales, please download an application and follow the instructions to return it to Phil Cooney at IAIA no later than May 8, 2014.

Download the 2014 PowWow Vendor Application (download file icon, 163.8 KiB)


For more information about booth space, contact:

Phillip  Cooney,  Facility Rental/Event Manager
(505) 424-2384


Nocona  Burgess,  Student Activities Coordinator
Center for Student Life (CSL)
(505) 424-2339


Click here for directions and a campus map.