Institutes & Centers


Institutes, Museums & Centers at UArizona

Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice

The Haury Program supports work that addresses long-standing water sustainability challenges for Native and Indigenous communities, and initiatives to strengthen the Native and Indigenous scholar, student, and staff pipeline at UArizona for national and international success. With goals to respectfully connect Native Nation priorities with UArizona resources, such as researchers, advocacy, policy makers, students and faculty, the Haury Program aims to produce a model for solving the most vexing social problems. This model can be useful to universities, philanthropies, NGOs, government and others.


American Indian Language Development Institute (AILDI)

AILDI focuses on revitalizing and promoting the use of Indigenous languages across generations.


American Indian Research Center for Health (AIRCH)

AIRCH is a collaborative project between the Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona (ITCA) and the University of Arizona (UArizona) to encourage practical research that improves the health status of American Indian people.


Arizona State Museum (ASM)

Established in 1893, the Arizona State Museum is the oldest and largest anthropological research museum in the U.S. Southwest. ASM's American Indian Relations (AIR) office is responsible for developing and maintaining strong and positive working relationships with Arizona's American Indian communities.


Center for Indigenous Environmental Health Research (CIEHR)

CIEHR partners with rural and urban indigenous communities to measure and determine the contribution of environmental exposures to health inequities. CIEHR employs a community-based participatory research (CBPR) approach in its research and outreach projects.


Indigenous Resilience Center (IRes)

Supported by the Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice, the Indigenous Resilience Center aims to position the University of Arizona as a world leader in Indigenous resilience research, education, and outreach.


Native Center for Disabilities

The Sonoran Center's Native Center for Disabilities, responsive to and in partnership with Tribal members and communities across Arizona, is focused on establishing a central hub of information, trainings, and resources that promotes quality of life for Native individuals with disabilities. The Native Center aims to enhance awareness, services, and supports for the Native disability community.


Native Nations Institute (NNI)

The Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, and Policy (NNI) was founded in 2001 by the University of Arizona and the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation as a self-determination, self-governance, and development resource for Native nations.


Native Peoples Design Coalition (NPDC)

The Native Peoples Design Coalition forms a collective vision to plan and design the built environment in ways that support Native American and Indigenous Sovereignty.


Partnership for Native American Cancer Prevention (NACP) - CANCER CENTER

The Partnership for Native American Cancer Prevention seeks to alleviate the unequal burden of cancer among Native Americans of the Southwest through research, training, and community outreach programs.


Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy

The Udall Center facilitates, analyzes, and provides evidence-based options for solutions to major policy issues through research, education, and public service. The Center specializes in issues related to environmental policy and Indigenous nations policy.


Wassaja Carlos Montezuma Center for Native American Health

The overall mission of the Wassaja Carlos Montezuma Center for Native American Health is to conduct health-related research and training projects that will help improve the quality of life for Native Americans.