Institute of American Indian Arts Powwow Happening Today in Santa Fe


Danicing at IAIA powwow in 2015

Danicing at IAIA powwow in 2015

Published May 7, 2016

SANTA FE – The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) is hosting its Spring Powwow today,  Saturday, May 7, 2016, from 10 am–7pm.

This is a FREE event.


Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) Dance Circle
83 Avan Nu Po Road
Santa Fe, NM 87508 United States
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(505) 424-2300
IAIA Powwow 2015
  • Head Man: Seth Picotte (Lakota/Cheyenne River Sioux)
  • Head Lady: Sarah Elsberry (Osage/Swiss)
  • Head Southern Drum: Southern Slam (Comanche/Zia)
  • Head Nouthern Drum: Hawk Soldier (Intertribal)
  • Head Southern Singer: Matt Taptto (Kiowa)
  • Head Northern Singer: Hawk Soldier (Intertribal)
  • Head Gourd: Stan Holder (Wichita)
  • Master of Ceremonies: James Edwards (Pawnee/N.Cheyenne/Comanche)
  • Arena Director: Aaron Fry (Cherokee/Chickasaw)
Time Happening
8 am Concession setup, contest registration, and volunteer & community service check in
10 am Gourd dancing
10:45 am Drum roll call
11 am Grand Entry: Invocation, colors, flag song, victory song, and welcome by IAIA President Dr. Robert Martin
11: 30 am Intertribal (all drums)
Noon Tiny tots
12:30 pm Intertribal
12:45 pm Head man give away
1 pm Junior and teen contest (boys and girls)
1:45 pm Adult golden age contest (womens and mens)
2 pm Head lady special and give away
2:15 pm Mens and Womens dance (points)
2:30 pm IAIA Ambassador announcement
2:30 pm Head and head lady two step
2:45 pm IAIA Alumni honor song
3 pm Intertribal
3:30 pm Honor song for IAIA graduates
3:30–5 pm Dinner
4 pm Intertribal
4:30 pm Flute song for Ed Wapp
5 pm Womens contest
5:40 pm Red shawl blanket dance
5:45 pm Intertribal
6 pm Mens contest
6:30 pm Head man special
6–7 pm Intertribal

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