Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) 2019 Spring Powwow

Photos from 2017 IAIA Spring Powwow. Photos by: Jason S. Ordaz

Published April 14, 2019

SANTA FE — The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) presents its 2019 Spring Powwow on Saturday, May 11, 2019, from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm (with Grand Entry at 11:00 am) on the IAIA Campus — 83 Avan Nu Po Road, minutes from the intersection of Rodeo Road and Richards Avenue, on the south side of Santa Fe. For directions and a map of the campus, click here.

This will be a contest powwow along with a drum contest, with over $4,000.00 in cash prizes awarded throughout the day.
In addition to the Powwow activities, visitors will be able to enjoy many food and arts and craft vendors throughout the site.
The 2019 IAIA Spring Powwow is free of charge, and open to the public.
Informational hand-outs will be available to the public while supplies last. 
10:00 am
Gourd Dancing
11:00 am
Grand Entry
Flag Song
Victory Song
Welcome by IAIA President Dr. Robert Martin (Cherokee Nation)
Powwow Staff
Headman: Michael R.L. Begay (Diné/Santo Domingo Pueblo)
Headlady: Shundina Nanamkin-Spencer (Diné/Apsaalooké/Colville)
Head Gourd Dancer: TBD
Host Southern Drum: Pawnee Brave Scout
Host Northern Drum: Hawk Soldier (Lakota/Navajo)
Master of Ceremonies: James Edwards (Pawnee/Northern
Student MC: Bryson Meyers (Chippewa Cree)
Arena Director: Aaron Frye (Cherokee/Chickasaw)
For more information, contact Nocona Burgess (Comanche) at 505.424.2339 or

Photos from 2017 IAIA Spring Powwow. Photos by: Jason S. Ordaz

Booth Space Information

Space is limited and provided on a first-come, first serve basis.
One 6′ table with two chairs will be provided. There is no guarantee that
electrical outlets will be available at your table. Set up is from 8:00 – 9:00 AM.
Vendors are responsible for their own merchandise, loading and unloading.
All sales are between vendor and customer.

For more information please visit

For more information on vending, contact Phil Cooney at or 505.424.2384.
IAIA is an Alcohol & Drug Free Campus

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