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IAIA to Participate in National Food Day

Oct 9th, 2015 | | No Comments »

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) will be celebrating food by partaking in the national Food Day on Wednesday, October 28, 2015. Events at the institute will be held at the Dance Circle on IAIA’s main campus. Food Day is a national event, which the Center for Science in the Public Interest developed to (more)

Cankdeska Cikana Community College to Open New Head Start Facility

Oct 6th, 2015 | | No Comments »

Spirit Lake Nation tribal leaders met today with U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and USDA Rural Development Under Secretary Lisa Mensah to discuss the development of a new Head Start building that will be situated at Cankdeska Cikana Community College (CCCC). The collaborative project is supported by the Office of Head Start, CCCC, USDA Rural (more)

A Learning Community for Relatives

Oct 1st, 2015 | | No Comments »
By Ryan Winn

My students call me “Uncle.” It’s a title and responsibility I bestow upon myself the first week of every oral communication course. I’m typically an hour or so into class when I replace the authoritative semantics of “this course will instill its learner with a sense of…” with the familial “what your uncle plans to do (more)

Tribal Colleges Invited to Host Native Health Exhibition

Sep 30th, 2015 | | No Comments »
By Eleanor Diaz

In 2011, a red ribbon was cut outside the U.S. National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland, to celebrate a new exhibit entitled, “Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness.” Four years later, the exhibition is now hitting the road and traveling to libraries across the county. Native Voices explores the connections between (more)

Diné College Opens Family Housing Complex

Sep 23rd, 2015 | | No Comments »

Diné College is getting a facelift thanks to several grants that have funded an array of capital improvement projects. One such project is the construction of a new family housing complex at the main campus in Tsaile. The college celebrated the grand opening of the family housing complex, along with the renovation of the Student (more)

Tribal College Filmmakers to Be Featured at Film Festival

Sep 20th, 2015 | | No Comments »
By Eric Davis

Three films produced by students from the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) have been selected for inclusion in the Seventh Annual Santa Fe Independent Film Festival. The selections are: “Devil’s Throne” by Echota Cheyenne Killsnight (Northern Cheyenne/Cherokee), “Bye Bye, Ronnie” by Razelle Benally (Oglala Lakota/Navajo), and “The Deer People Story” by Sydney Isaacs (Tlingit). (more)

Institute of American Indian Arts’ Joy Harjo Receives Prestigious Award

Sep 16th, 2015 | | No Comments »
By Eric Davis

Joy Harjo (Mvskoke/Creek), an alumnus of the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) has received the 2015 Wallace Stevens Award for mastery in the art of poetry from the Academy of American Poets. Her seven books of poetry include, She Had Some Horses and Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings. She is also the recipient of (more)

Diné College Museum Receives Excellence Award

Sep 16th, 2015 | | No Comments »
By Lori Tapahonso

The Ned A. Hatathli Cultural Center Museum at Diné College received the Museum Excellence Award from the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums (ATALM). Presented at the ATALM 2015 Guardians of Culture and Lifeways International Awards in Washington, DC, the award recognizes those who serve as outstanding examples of how Indigenous archives, libraries, museums, and individuals contribute (more)

Navajo Technical University Introduces the New Navajo Nation Poet Laureate

Sep 11th, 2015 | | No Comments »
By Daniel Vandever

Dr. Laura Tohe was announced as the next Navajo Nation poet laureate and was recognized at an induction ceremony at the Navajo Technical University Hospitality Center. She succeeds Luci Tapahonso and is the second poet laureate of the Navajo Nation. Dr. Tohe is a Professor with Exemplar Distinction in the English Department at Arizona State (more)

Diné College Tops Community College Ranking

Sep 10th, 2015 | | No Comments »
By Lori Tapahonso

Diné College, the tribal college of the Navajo Nation, landed at the top of a 2015 national ranking of community colleges. The annual ranking, “2015’s Best and Worst Community Colleges,” was conducted by WalletHub, an online personal financial website. Roughly 670 community colleges from around the country were ranked on 17 key metrics, which included tuition (more)