CLE - Center for Lifelong Education

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The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) is a 1994 Land Grant college located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. IAIA is a four-year, degree-granting institute of higher learning. It is the only Congressionally Chartered tribal college in the United States and maintains accreditation with the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities, as well as the National Association of Schools of Arts and design. IAIA provides degree programs in New Media Arts (digital film, Interactive media and film making), Museum Studies, Indigenous Liberal Studies, Studio Arts, and Creative Writing. IAIA also offers an accredited one year Business and Entrepreneurship Certificate.

The Center for Lifelong Education (CLE) is an entity within the of Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) that is dedicated to preserving and strengthening Indigenous cultures while responding to the needs of the Pueblos and tribes throughout the four-corners region. CLE also serves many other federally-recognized tribes in nine priority areas of programming and collaborates internationally to support indigenous communities and organizations in Botswana, South Africa and Mexico.

CLE’s focus on Indigenous ways of learning and knowing is evident in the educational offerings, technical assistance and learning opportunities provided to tribes, Indigenous partners, students, and tribal communities. This priority reflects a long-term strategic commitment and relationship with tribes and Indigenous communities that promotes individual and tribal self-sufficiency, strengthens families and supports tribal capacity.