Increase Native American Awareness Among UArizona Senior Leadership


  1. To continue to have tribal leaders attend Senior Leadership Team Meetings
  2. To have President Robbins and/or members of his Senior Leadership Team engage with tribes on their homelands to collaborate on tribal goals and objectives

Completed Initiatives:

  • Senior Leadership participated in Native Know-How Training that increased their knowledge and awareness of the 22 sovereign tribal nations in Arizona.

Beyond providing valuable historical knowledge and contemporary guidance, the Native Know-How Workshop's exceptional facilitators offered firsthand perspectives about collaboration with tribal governments and community engagement that were particularly insightful.
– Craig Henderson, Vice President, Executive Office of the President

  • Senior Leadership have welcomed and engaged with tribal leaders at monthly meetings.

As a guest on this land, it has been such a gift to hear from tribal leaders during our senior leadership team meetings…to be guided by their words, wisdom, and community priorities.
- Marla Franco, Assistant Vice Provost, Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) Initiatives

  • President Robbins met Chairman Miguel of the Ak-Chin Indian Community, as well tribal leaders and their Native University of Arizona students: Chairwoman Pencille of the Chemehuevi Indian Tribe, Chairwoman Flores of the Colorado River Indian Tribes, President Burnette of the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, and Chairman Nuvangyaoma of the Hopi Tribe.