UArizona Impact in Indian Country

In FY 2020, researchers at the University of Arizona actively engaged in more than 150 projects in Arizona and around the country that involved tribal communities. These projects ranged from the preservation of archaeological discoveries at the Arizona State Museum to community health needs assessments in the College of Medicine, among many others. 

Since 2010, funding agencies have awarded more than $180 million dollars for research and engagement which directly or indirectly impacts Native nations, an average of $18-$20 million in research dollars each year. 

To see what projects are active as of June 30, 2020 by college/unit, click on the drop-down menu below the pie chart.

 

SPONSORED PROJECTS ACTIVE AWARDS AS OF JUNE 30, 2020: (note that these are projects that were processed through the Sponsored Projects office with a flag for Native Affairs, therefore the list does not include sub-awards or projects that did not go through the Sponsored Projects office). We also include a list of current projects funded by the Agnese Nelms Haury Program.

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The Partnership for Native American Cancer Prevention AZ Health Sci Ctrs & Divisions Briehl, Margaret National Cancer Institute Navajo Nation; Hopi Tribe; Tohono O'odham Nation
University of Arizona Cancer Center - Cancer Center Support Grant AZ Health Sci Ctrs & Divisions Sweasy, Joann National Cancer Institute Pascua Yaqui Tribe; Tohono O'odham Nation; Tucson Indian Center; San Carlos Apache Tribe; White Mountain Apache Tribe; Navajo Nation; TBD
Institutional Research Grant AZ Health Sci Ctrs & Divisions Kraft, Andrew American Cancer Society Southwest - various
An Asthma Collaboration to Reduce Childhood Asthma Disparities on the Navajo Nation AZ Health Sci Ctrs & Divisions Gerald, Lynn National Jewish Health Navajo Nation
University of Arizona-Banner Health All of Us Research Program AZ Health Sci Ctrs & Divisions Kron, Irving National Institutes of Health TBD
Undergraduate Readying for Burgeoning Research for American Indian Neuroscientists AZ Health Sci Ctrs & Divisions Rodgers, Kathleen National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Navajo Nation

 

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Arizona Strategic Prevention Framework - Partnership for Success Grant Campus Health & Wellness Glider, Peggy Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family GOYFF Hopi Tribe; Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community; Yavapai College 

 

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AZ Indian Country Extension Programs CALS-Cooperative Extension Teegerstrom, Trent USDA San Carlos Apache Tribe; Hopi Tribe; Colorado River Indian Tribes; Tri-State Navajo Nation- Window Rock; Navajo Nation- Shiprock; Hualapai Nation; Navajo Nation- Tuba City 
Indian Country Extension (ICE) fund at the Indian Land Tenure Foundation 2018 Funds CALS-Cooperative Extension Teegerstrom, Trent Indian Land Tenure Foundation Colorado River Indian Tribes; Hualapai; Hopi Tribe; San Carlos Apache; Navajo Nation- Shiprock; Navajo Nation- Tuba City;  Navajo Nation-Window Rock
Risk Management Education for Native American Farmers and Ranchers CALS-Cooperative Extension Teegerstrom, Trent Utah State University Navajo Nation; The Hopi Tribe; Colorado River Indian Tribes; Hualapai; San Carlos Apache
Enhancing Business Management Training for Professionals Working with Native American Farmers to Enhance Economic Sustainability CALS-Cooperative Extension Teegerstrom, Trent Utah State University Navajo Nation; The Hopi Tribe; Colorado River Indian Tribes; Hualapai; San Carlos Apache
Nalwoodi Denzhone Community-Tribal Community Facilities Technical Assistance and Training Program CALS-Cooperative Extension Teegerstrom, Trent Apex Applied Technology, Inc. San Carlos Apache Tribe
Southwest Indian Agricultural Business Promotion and Assistance Program CALS-Cooperative Extension Teegerstrom, Trent Apex Applied Technology, Inc. San Carlos Apache Tribe
First Things First: Child Health Screenings CALS-Cooperative Extension Martinez, Cathy Arizona Early Childhood Development and Health Board Ak-Chin; Tonto Apache; Gila River Indian Community
First Things First: Child Health Screenings CALS-Cooperative Extension Dixon, Ashley Arizona Early Childhood Development and Health Board San Carlos Apache; Tonto Apache; 
4H Robotics Program CALS-Cooperative Extension Gouker, Steven White Mountain Nature Center White Mountain Apache
Developing Opportunities and Growing Business of Limited-Resource and Native American Beginning Farmers and Ranchers in Arizona CALS-Cooperative Extension Tronstad, Russell USDA Ak-Chin Indian Community; Colorado River Indian Tribes; Ft. McDowell Yavapai-Apache Nation; Ft. Mojave Indian Tribe; Chemuhevi Tribe; Gila River Indian Community; Hualapai Nation; Supai Nation; Jicarilla Apache Tribe; Navajo Nation; Pueblo of Laguna; Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community; San Carlo Apache Tribe; Shoshone-Paiute Tribes; Southern Ute Tribe; The Hopi Tribe; Tohono O'odham Nation
Risk Management Education for Arizona's Livestock, Dairy, Forage, and Tree Nut Producers CALS-Cooperative Extension Tronstad, Russell USDA Hopi Tribe; Navajo Nation
San Xavier Cooperative Farm Value-added Meat Processing Program in Southern Arizona CALS-Cooperative Extension Tronstad, Russell Apex Applied Technology, Incorporated

Tohono O'odham

SWOT Assessment for Gila River Farms CALS Tronstad, Russell Gila River Indian Community Gila River Indian Community
University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Sustainable Community Project to Promote Early Language and Literacy Development in Native Communities CALS-Cooperative Extension Speirs, Katherine USDA San Carlos Apache; Navajo Nation
Arizona 4-H Summit CALS-Cooperative Extension Morris, Nicholas Arizona 4-H Youth Foundation TBD
Arizona Cooperative Rangeland Monitoring Program CALS-Cooperative Extension Brischke, Andrew Bureau of Land Management Kaibab Paiute
Re-establishing Gardens to Increase Locally Grown Produce to Help Improve Health in the Hualapai Tribal Community CALS-Cooperative Extension Alden, Elisabeth Washington State University Hualapai
Well Connected Communities Initiative Wave 2 CALS-Cooperative Extension Sparks, Elizabeth National 4-H Council Hopi Tribe
Status, Distribution, Habitat, and Stressors of the Sonoran Talussnail CALS Flesch, Aaron AZ Game & Fish Tohono O'odham Nation
A Western IPM Center Led by California, Arizona and Oregon CALS Ellsworth, Peter University of California-Davis TBD
Enhancing Climate Resiliency for Agricultural Production on American Indian Lands of the Great Basin and Surrounding Areas CALS Colby, Bonnie University of Nevada, Reno Navajo Nation; Hopi Tribe; Hualapai; Paiute; Gila River Indian Community; White Mountain Apache; San Carlos Apache; Tohono O'odham Nation
NRT-INFEWS: Indigenous Food, Energy, and Water Security and Sovereignty CALS Chief, Karletta National Science Foundation Navajo Nation
Risk and Remediation of Metal-Mining Wastes CALS Maier, Raina National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Navajo Nation; Tohono O'odham Nation
Exposures, Health Impacts, and Risk for Mine Waste Contamination CALS

Maier, Raina 

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Navajo Nation; Tohono O'odham Nation
Range Land Monitoring CALS Despain, Del  Bureau of Indian Affairs Navajo Nation
Research Support for Science Communications and Water Resource Management Toolbox CALS Fisher, Lawrence Bureau of Reclamation Hopi Tribe; Navajo Nation; Tohono O'odham Nation
Bureau of Land Management/Joint Fire Science Program Intergovernmental Personnel Act Agreement CALS Hunter, Molly Joint Fire Science Program Bureau of Indian Affairs; TBD
University of Arizona - Law - 2019-2020 CALS Ruyle, George Charles Koch Foundation TBD
Emergency Preparedness through Integrated Pest Management Education and Tribal Partnerships in Arizona CALS Li, Shujuan North American Development Bank Tohono O'odham Nation; Cocopah Tribe; Pascua Yaqui Tribe
Evaluation and Demonstration of Micro-Gravity Drip Irrigation System CALS Sanchez, Charles Central Arizona Water Conservation District Ak-Chin

 

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Indigenous Teacher Education for Academic and Cultural Sustainability College of Education Shirley, Valerie US Dept of Education Various tribes: Tohono Oodam, Baboquvari, Pasqua Yaqui, Gila River, etc.
Indigenous Teacher Education Project College of Education Shirley, Valerie US Dept of Education Various tribes: Tohono Oodam, Baboquvari, Pasqua Yaqui, Gila River, etc.
Urban Native American Access and Success College of Education Rhoades, Gary US Dept of Education TBD

 

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Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH): Student Development Core, Faculty Development Core COM-Tucson Solomon, Teshia Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona TBD
AIRCH Student Research Career Enhancement Program Leadership in American Indian Health Equity COM-Tucson Solomon, Teshia Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona TBD
Pima Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) Project COM-Tucson Solomon, Teshia Pima County, AZ Tribes in Pima County
AIDS Education and Training Center COM-Tucson Klotz, Stephen University of California, San Francisco TBD
Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program "UA PREP" COM-Tucson Briehl, Margaret National Institute of General Medical Sciences Navajo Nation; Tohono O'odham
NRT-IGE: Indigenous Graduate Education in Science and Engineering - Southwest (IGESE-SW) COM-Tucson Macpherson, Allison National Science Foundation Tribes in Southern Arizona
Determinants in Limb Preservation in Hispanics and Native Americans COM-Tucson Tan, Tze-Woei National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases TBD
Hopi Native American Research Center for Health (NARCH) COM-Tucson Gachupin, Francine Hopi Tribe Hopi Tribe
American Indian Youth Medical Wellness Initiative COM-Tucson Gachupin, Francine City of Tucson Tohono O'oham Nation
Achieving American Indian Youth Energy and Mental Health Balance COM-Tucson Gachupin, Francine National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community; Hopi Tribe; Pascua Yaqui Tribe; Yavapai Apache

 

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RET Site: Optics Research Experience for Teachers in Native American Schools (O-RETinas) Optical Sciences Norwood, Robert National Science Foundation TBD
REU Site: Integrated Optics for Undergraduate Native Americans (IOU-NA) Optical Sciences Macpherson, Allison National Science Foundation TBD

 

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Developing an Informal Environmental Health Education Model for Youth in Tribal Communities College of Pharmacy Lindsey, Martha Swinomish Indian Tribal Community Swinomish Indian Tribal Community
Environmental Education Project for Tribes College of Pharmacy Lindsey, Martha Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona, Incorporated Tohono O'odham Nation; Pascua Yaqui Tribe; Ak-Chin Indian Community; Gila River Indian Community; San Carlos Apache Tribe
Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center College of Pharmacy Cherrington, Nathan National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences TBD

 

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Center for Indigenous Environmental Health Research (CIEHR) College of Public Health Burgess, Jefferey National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences; United States Environmental Protection Agency Navajo Nation; Hopi Tribe
To Litso, the Water is Yellow: Investigating Short Term Exposure and Risk Perception of Navajo Communities to the Gold King Mine Toxic Spill College of Public Health Beamer, Paloma National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Navajo Nation
State Office of Rural Health College of Public Health Derksen, Daniel Health Resources and Services Administration TBD
Technical Assistance to the Hualapai Tribe College of Public Health Carvajal, Scott Northern Arizona University Hualapai Tribe
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Program College of Public Health Yuan, Nicole University of Arizona Foundation multiple tribes via the Tucson Indian Center (TIC)

 

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Arizona Space Grant Training Grant Funding Extension: Opportunities in NASA STEM FY 2018-2019 College of Science Swindle, Timothy NASA Headquarters Dine' Tribal College (Navajo) and Tohono O'odham College 
Arizona Space Grant Consortium College of Science Swindle, Timothy NASA John C. Stennis Space Center Dine' Tribal College (Navajo) and Tohono O'odham College 
Integrated Watershed Hazard Assessment for Wildfire, Floods, and Debris Flows on the Navajo College of Science Guiterman, Christopher Bureau of Indian Affairs Navajo Nation

 

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Managing Southern Paiute Resources in the Grand Canyon SBS

Austin, Diane

Southern Paiute Consortium Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians
Implementation of a Long-term Monitoring Protocol for Natural and Cultural Resources of the Colorado River Corridor SBS Austin, Diane Southern Paiute Consortium Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians
Climate, Culture, Movement: Navigating Decision-Making in a Shifting Landscape for a Resilient United Houma Nation SBS Austin, Diane Tulane University United Houma Nation
Placement of Library Science Graduate Assistants in Pima County Public Libraries SBS Loa, C Berlin Pima County Public Library TBD
The Ethnohistorical Study of Water Use and Agriculture for the Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians Water Law Case SBS Stoffle, Richard Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians
Ethnographic Overview and Assessment (UAZDS-430) SBS Stoffle, Richard National Park Service Hopi Tribe; the Pueblo of Zuni; the Pueblo of Acoma; Southern Ute Indian Tribe; Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah
Ethnographic Overview and Assessment for Natural Bridges National Monument SBS Stoffle, Richard National Park Service Zuni; Hopi; Acoma
Class III Intensive Archeological Survey, Tribal Consultation, and Ethnographic Fieldwork for a Cultural Landscape Inventory (CLI) and National Register Nomination SBS Ferguson, Thomas National Park Service Tohono O'odham Nation; Gila River Indian Community; Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community; Ak-Chin Indian Community; Hopi Tribe, Pueblo of Zuni; Yavapai Apache Nation; Prescott Yavapai Tribe; Quechan Tribe; Cocopah Indian Tribe
Collection of Apache Oral Histories for CHIR and FOBO SBS Ferguson, Thomas National Park Service San Carlos Apache Tribe; White Mountain Apache Tribe; Yavapai-Apache Nation; Mescalero Apache Tribe; Ft. Sill Apache Tribe
National Register Nomination for the Atsinna and North Atsinna Pueblos SBS Ferguson, Thomas National Park Service Pueblo of Zuni, Pueblo of Acoma, and Ramah Navajo Band will review National Register Nomination in consultation with National Park Service
Multiple Properties Documentation Form of Grand Canyon as a Traditional Cultural Property SBS Ferguson, Thomas National Park Service Hualapai Tribe; Hopi Tribe; Navajo Nation; Kaibab Paiute Band; Pueblo of Zuni
Conduct Ethnographic Overview and Assessment SBS Ferguson, Thomas National Park Service Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation; Havasupai Tribe; Hopi Tribe; Hualapai Tribe; Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians; Navajo Nation; Pueblo of Zuni; San Carlos Apache Tribe; Tonto Apache Tribe; White Mountain Apache Tribe; Yavapai-Apache Nation; Yavapai-Prescott Tribe
DSCESU: Ethnographic Overview of Casa Grande National Monument SBS Ferguson, Thomas National Park Service Tohono O'odham Nation; Gila River Indian Community; Ak-Chin Indian Community; Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community; Hopi Tribe; Pueblo of Zuni; Pasqua Yaqui Tribe; Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation
Ethnographic Documentation and Interpretation of O'odham Salt Pilgrimages at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument SBS Ferguson, Thomas National Park Service Tohono O'odham Nation; Gila River Indian Community; Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community; Ak-Chin Indian Community
Workshop: Assessing and Documenting the Vitality of Native American Languages SBS Peterson, Tyler National Science Foundation Tohono O'odham; Apache; Navajo Tohono O'odham; Blackfeet; Cheyenne
The Afterlife of Film: Tribesourcing Southwestern Materials in the American Indian Film Gallery SBS Jenkins, Jennifer National Endowment for the Humanities Navajo Nation; Hopi Tribe; Zuni; Tohono O'odham; Akimel O'odham; Apache (Ndee)
Collaborative Research: The COLRC 2.0: A Coeur d'Alene Grassroots Community-Based Digital Documentation and Preservation Project SBS Fountain, Amy National Endowment for the Humanities Coeur d'Alene Tribe
Analyzing Siriano and Desano to Determine Universal Principles of Language Change SBS De Lima Silva, Wilson National Science Foundation Desano; Siriano; Tukano; Kofan
Collaborative Research: Perspective Taking and Reported Speech in an Evidentially-Rich Language SBS De Lima Silva, Wilson National Science Foundation A'ingae (Cofan)
Integrating Archaeological and Indigenous Data Sources to Explore the Peopling of the North American Continent Along the Ice-Free Corridor SBS Zedeno, Maria National Science Foundation Blackfeet Tribe
Four Horns Dam Mitigation Tests SBS Zedeno, Maria Northern Engineering & Consulting, Inc. Blackfeet Tribe
Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Award: Networking Identity Research SBS Mills, Barbara National Science Foundation Four Southern Tribes Working Group, which includes representatives from the Tohono O'odham Nation, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, the Gila River Indian Community, and the Ak-Chin Indian Community
Ethnographic Overview and Assessment for Montezuma Castle National Monument and Tuzigoot National Monument SBS Mills, Barbara National Park Service Ak Chin Indian Community; Colorado River Indian Tribes; Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation; Fort Mojave Indian Tribe; Gila River Indian Community; Havasupai Tribe; Hualapai Indian Tribe 
Professional Services Agreement Between the Pasqua Yaqui Tribe and SBSC SBS Alvarez, Maribel Pascua Yaqui Tribe Pascua Yaqui Tribe
Subsistence and Outmigration: Intergenerational Dialogue Between Alaska Native Elders and Youth SBS Green, Linda National Science Foundation Yupi'k; Gwich'in
Mapping Paiute Places: Connecting Generations Across Paiute Lands SBS Pleshet, Noah Indian Land Tenure Foundation Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians
Horses Connecting Communities Across Navajo Nation SBS John, Kelsey Arizona Humanities Navajo Nation
Comparative Morphosemantics of Plurality SBS Henderson, Robert National Science Foundation Pascua Yaqui Seri

 

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Cybersecurity Scholarship-for-Service at the University of Arizona Eller Chen, Hsinchun National Science Foundation Tohono O'odham Nation; Navajo Nation

 

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Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, and Policy (NNI) RII Centers & Institutes Timeche, Joan Stewart L. Udall and Morris K. Udall Foundation TBD
2018-2020 Bush Foundation Ecosystem Grant RII Centers & Institutes Timeche, Joan Bush Foundation TBD
Convergence NNA: Networking Indigenous Arctic and U.S. Southwest Communities on Knowledge Co-Production in Data Sciences RII Centers & Institutes Carroll, Stephanie Russo University of Colorado, Boulder Intertribal Council of Arizona and Gila River Indian Community
Southwest Climate Adaptation Science Center RII Centers & Institutes Garfin, Gregg United States Geological Survey TBD
Pueblo of Laguna Vulnerability Assessments on Infrastructure & the Built Environment and Health & Wellness RII Centers & Institutes Meadow, Alison Adaptation International LLC Pueblo of Laguna
Tunica-Biloxi Tribe's Constitutional Reform Guidebook RII Centers & Institutes Jorgensen, Miriam Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana
Examination of Collections from 48 Sites with 9 Partner Tribes in Arizona RII Museums Division Eckert, Suzanne National Park Service TBD
Archeological Curation and Research Facility RII Museums Division Lyons, Patrick Pima County, AZ Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation
Conservation of Cradleboards and Basketry Hats RII Museums Division Odegaard, Nancy Institute of Museum and Library Services All 22 federally recognized tribes in Arizona
Pahko'ola/Pah'kora: Yaqui and Mayo Masks from the James S. Griffith Collection RII Museums Division Falk, Lisa Arizona Humanities Yaqui
Saving an American Treasure: Photographic Media Documenting 13,000 Years of Indigenous Heritage in the Southwest RII Museums Division Moreno, Teresa Institute of Museum and Library Services Various across the Southwest
Repatriation of Native American Human Remains and Funerary Objects from USFS Various Collection Curated at the Arizona State Museum RII Museums Division Barker, Claire United States Forest Service TBD

 

 
Project Project Lead and Partners Project Description
Leupp Well Predesign

Dr. Crystal Tulley-Cordova and Jason John, Navajo Nation Dept. of Water Resources

Milton Bluehouse Jr., Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of the President and Vice President

Pre-design is desperately needed to evaluate and connect Leupp Well 2B to the new well located in Leupp, AZ in the southwestern region of the Navajo Nation planned to supply water for the Dilkon Medical Center, currently under construction.

Native American Web Portal Research Database and Inventory of Programs

Robert A Williams, Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program (IPLP)

The UArizona College of Law

Funding support to complete the design and then launch the UArizona Native American Web Portal Research Data Base and Inventory of Resources and Programs
Pascua Yaqui Tribe-UA micro campus

Robert A Williams, Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program (IPLP)

The UArizona College of Law

As part of the 2019 University of Arizona Strategic Plan Native American Advancement and Tribal Engagement Initiative, the University of Arizona Provost’s Office and the Pascua Yaqui Tribe have agreed to establish the UArizona's first tribal microcampus on the Pascua Yaqui Reservation.

Air to Water Technology Demonstration Site in Navajo Nation

Water Bus – Water Treatment in Sipaulovi, Hopi Nation

Mark Sorensen, STAR School (Painted Desert Demonstration Projects, Inc.)

Jing Luo, Appex Apllied Technology, Inc.

Trent Teegerstrom, Arizona Federally Recognized Tribes Extension Program (FRTEP)

The Water Bus project aims to serve as a rapid relief response effort which will provide safe drinking water to the Hopi Tribe villagers. The water bus will be deployed in Sipaulovi Village. The Water Bus's filtration system requires no external power sources as it is 100%  solar powered.

The Air to Water project aims to test a system powered by an integral combination of solar photovoltaics and high-efficiency solar thermal energy to produce water. The team will conduct a performance test of the SOURCE Hydro-Panel system to better understand the feasibility of applying “air to water” technologies in arid and semi-arid regions. The system will deployed in Navajo Nation.

Off Grid Water Purification Units in Navajo Nation

Vasiliki Karanikola, UArizona College of Engineering

Partners: Navajo Tribal Utility Authority (NTUA), the Indian Health Service (IHS)

Sanitation Facilities Construction Program and a Chapter House in the Navajo Nation

The project aims to address the urgent need for food, energy and water on the Navajo Nation that has been intensified due to COVID- 19. The project leaders  will  use pressure-driven desalination methods, nanofiltration (NF) and reverse osmosis (RO) for treatment of brackish waters such as those on the Navajo Nation while producing high quality water. The system will be powered by solar panels. The team will construct and deploy two off-grid mobile water purification units to test the system. The overall goal of the project is to provide mid and long-term solutions to the food, energy and water challenges in the Navajo Nation.
Navajo COVID-19 Water Needs Mapping

Karletta Chief, UArizona Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science

Other partners: NAU, Ronson Engineering, UCAL, MSU, UNM, SRIC

The project aims to identify COVID-19 high risk areas in Navajo Nation. Through UArizona’s collaborations regarding water, health, and environmental health, project leaders will create a map that combines water quality, water infrastructure, health, and socio- economic data to identify areas on the Navajo Nation that are most at risk for a COVID-19 spike in the fall due to lack of access to water, food and energy.
A Student's Journey Daniel Sestiaga,  Tohono O'odham Community College Marti Lindsey, UArizona Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center A Student’s Journey is an innovative educational program that aims to establish a clear path to help tribal college students transfer to the university. A Student's Journey includes the developing of programs to increase students’ knowledge, skills, self-efficacy, workforce readiness, and career development.
Next Generation STEM - Phase 2

Kevin Fortuin, Sunnyside Unified School District

Continuation of Challenge Grant Next Generation of Native American Hispanic STEM Innovators, led by community partners.

Next Generation STEM - Phase 2 Alix Rogstad, Sustainable Bioeconomy for Arid Regions Continuation of Challenge Grant Next Generation of Native American Hispanic STEM Innovators, led by community partners.
Next Generation STEM - Phase 2

Carmen Martinez, San Xavier District Education Center

Tohono O’odham Nation

Continuation of Challenge Grant Next Generation of Native American Hispanic STEM Innovators, led by community partners.
Community-based tick-borne disease prevention on the Tohono O’odham Nation

Kathleen Walker, UArizona Department of Entomology Angie Pablo, Tohono O’odham Nation Vet Clinic

Julie Frazier, Tohono O’odham Nation Dept. of Environmental Health

This project is focused on improving and preserving health on the Tohono O’odham Nation, while strengthening community resilience, education and voice in the context of climate change induced spread of vector-borne disease. Through this Haury Program partnership, researchers in the UArizona Entomology Department, TONDHHS and animal welfare agency personnel will work together to fill gaps on community knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding ticks and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF).