Native American Advancement, Initiatives, and Research

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Celebrating the Native American Culture at UArizona
Join us for a celebration of Native American cultural dancing, singing, artistry, health, wellness, and prayer. Explore cultural traditions and many different backgrounds of our Native American student population at the university.

When: Saturday, April 13, 2024, 10:00am-7:00pm Where: University of Arizona Bear Down Field

Read more at Indigenous Resilience Center

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.

Land Acknowledgement

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 University of Arizona Land-Grant History

Message from the President 

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Dr. Robert C. Robbins, President of the University of Arizona

Welcome to the University of Arizona! We are proud of our longstanding partnerships with Native Nations throughout Arizona, and we established the Office of Native American Advancement and Tribal Engagement (NAATE) as a central point of collaboration to improve and sustain service to tribal communities and Native students, faculty, staff, and graduates.

Arizona is home to 22 federally-recognized tribes, and Tucson, where our main campus is located, is home to the O’odham and the Pascua Yaqui Tribe. In this context, fulfilling our land-grant mission of service requires that we strive toward building relationships with Arizona’s Native Nations and tribal communities through education offerings, partnerships, and community service. We are committed to partnerships based on respect for the sovereignty of the tribes, and, through NAATE, we will establish a proactive, innovative, and transformational approach to all relationships with Native students, faculty, graduates, as well as their communities and families in Arizona and beyond.

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