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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.


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Native American Advancement and Tribal Engagement

Executive Office of the President

The Office of Native American Advancement and Tribal Engagement (NAATE) oversees university efforts to improve the success of Native American students; to promote tribal interests; and to build programs and research capacity to meet the needs of Native nations.


Native American Initiatives

Office of the Provost

The mission of the Office of Native American Initiatives (NAI) is to uphold the University of Arizona's commitment to its land-grant mission and inclusive excellence by advancing the academic aspirations of Native American students and faculty, and a tradition of service to Native Nations.


Native Peoples Technical Assistance Office

Office of Research, Innovation and Impact

Through engagement and collaboration with Native Nations throughout Arizona, NPTAO provides research support, training and education for the university community, as well as technical assistance for tribal community development.



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