News for Thursday, January 21, 2010

President Obama Nominates Dr. Cynthia Chavez Lamar to Administration Post

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On January 19, 2010, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate SAR’s Indian Arts Research Center Director Dr. Cynthia Chavez Lamar to the Board of Trustees of the Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development. The position is an administration appointment that requires approval by the U.S. Senate. 

The Institute of American Indian Arts (congressionally charted as the Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development in 1986) was funded by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and opened in October of 1962 on the campus of the Indian School in Santa Fe, New Mexico. “These individuals will bring proven talent and dedication to their roles. I am grateful they have chosen to serve in my administration, and I look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead.”—President Barack H. Obama, 44th President of the United StatesThe Institute offers four-year degrees in Studio Arts, Visual Communication, Creative Writing and Museum Studies, and is singularly qualified to offer students an environment and foundation from which they can create new forms of artistic expression and accomplishment. Having been named one of the world’s most significant art education institutions by UNESCO and the International Association of Art, IAIA continues to be at the forefront of the contemporary Indian art movement.

In making the appointment of Dr. Chavez Lamar and several others to key administration posts, President Obama said, “These individuals will bring proven talent and dedication to their roles. I am grateful they have chosen to serve in my administration, and I look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead.” In his nomination, President Obama noted, “At SAR, Dr. Chavez Lamar works to foster collaborative relationships and projects among Native peoples, organizations, and institutions.”

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