IAI supports a rotating series of Indigenous art labs that provide Indigenous artists an opportunity to hone creative skills, expand professional networks and gain leadership experience through collaborative, mentor-based programming at the University of Kansas.
Indigenous Peoples’ Day is a holiday that celebrates and honors Native American peoples, and commemorates their histories and cultures. It is celebrated across the United States on the second Monday in October. Since 2019, the University of Kanas has celebrated the week before and the week of Indigenous Peoples' Day.
Current Native American, high school students are invited to attend an all-day college preparation event, known as Leadership Symposiums. Breakout sessions and workshops are led by current Native American KU students, staff, and faculty. Included is a free lunch on campus with Native faculty and staff, plus a student panel.
A tradition carried on from the late, Patti Wakolee, the Natives at KU Luncheon, is a gathering of KU Native American faculty, staff, and students to enjoy a meal together and network.