April 4, 2016
SFIS Welcomes First Lady Michelle Obama as Commencement Speaker
Santa Fe, New Mexico – As part of the White House Generation Indigenous (Gen-I) Initiative, The First Lady will deliver the commencement address to the Class of 2016 at Santa Fe Indian School. Gen-I works to improve the lives of Native youth by promoting a national dialogue and programs to cultivate the next generation of Native leaders. Last year, the First Lady addressed the White House Tribal Youth Gathering in Washington, DC.
Originally founded in 1890, as a Federal off-reservation boarding school, the Santa Fe Indian School is currently owned and operated by the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico. Recently honored as a National Association Secondary School Breaking the Ranks Showcase School, SFIS is a leader in Native American education and proud of its history to educate the next generation of tribal leadership. Graduates of SFIS participate in the culture of their communities and will have the skills to pursue the education and careers that will benefit them, their families, and their people. For the past five years, SFIS has had an average graduation rate of 98%, and over 90% of this year’s graduating class plan to pursue a post-secondary degree.
Santa Fe Indian High School Commencement 2016
First Lady Michelle Obama – Commencement Speaker
Thursday, May 26th @ 3:00 PM ET
Santa Fe Indian School, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Live Stream: http://livestream.com/sfis/graduation