Welcome to the University of Arizona Native American Advancement, Initiatives, and Research Web Portal
This site is a collaborative effort between three offices at the university dedicated to the advancement of Native faculty and students, and to the respectful and ethical research and engagement with Native nations.
We respectfully acknowledge the University of Arizona is on the land and territories of Indigenous peoples. Today, Arizona is home to 22 federally-recognized tribes, with Tucson being home to the O’odham and the Yaqui. Committed to diversity and inclusion, the University strives to build sustainable relationships with sovereign Native Nations and Indigenous communities through education offerings, partnerships, and community service.
The Pascua Yaqui Tribe - University of Arizona Microcampus
Discover the partnership between the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and the University of Arizona! This agreement reaffirms our commitment to the educational aspirations of the tribe's members. Join us in this exciting journey towards formal educational opportunities while respecting the rich heritage of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and all Native Nations in Arizona. Explore our website to learn more about this collaboration and the PYT-UA Microcampus, which offers degrees, courses, and certificates with concentration tracks in Tribal Courts & Justice Administration, Tribal Economic Development, Indigenous Governance, Tribal Natural Resource Management, and Professional Development.
Large UA representation at 2023 AISES National Conference underscores the importance and commitment of supporting indigenous students in STEM
What is the one conference to attend if you are an “IndigeNerd” or supporting indigenous students on their path to careers in STEM? Over 3,000 participants of the 2023 AISES National Conference held in Spokane, WA between October 18th and 21st would most likely agree that it was the one!
The first Arizona Tribal Sovereignty Forum brought together tribal leaders and legal experts at the University of Arizona
On Wednesday, September 13th, the University of Arizona welcomed top national tribal law experts and Arizona tribal leaders as a part of the 2023 Arizona Tribal Sovereignty Forum to provide legal analysis and expertise on the recent US Supreme Court cases.
Six Haury Native Pathways Graduate Research Awards Awarded This Summer!
The Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice is pleased to announce six graduate students were awarded the Haury Program Tribal Resilience Native Pathways Award for the 2023/2024 academic year
Ires Co-Sponsored Artist Talk 12/12/23 ft. Anaysa Stark
On behalf of the Indigenous Resilience Center (IRes), we would like to invite you to our first artist talk that the Center is co-sponsoring. Anaysa Stark was a previous intern with IRes during Summer 2022 as part of A Student’s Journey. During this time, she played an essential role in assisting the center to develop its brand. We have shared a strong connection since, and we are excited to welcome her back and share her portfolio with our colleagues from across campus.
Join Us! Nov 30 - Native American Heritage Artist Spotlight
Join us for a conversation with Senior Vice President of Native American Advancement and Tribal Engagement, Levi Esquerra, and Native artist Kaya Orona as they discuss the inspiration behind Orona's "The Future is Native" design. The event will also include a Q&A session with the audience.
Native Voices in Film
Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with Native Voices in Film on November 5th from 1-5 pm at The Loft Cinema. This afternoon of films, vendors, family friendly activities, and community gathering is sponsored by the Indigenous Resilience Center (IRes) and Societal Impact. Proceeds from ticket sales go to the Loft Cinema's Indigenous Film Committee. All are welcome at this event!