Save the date for a conference sponsored by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy (IPLP) Program at the University of Arizona, 20 Years of Indigenous Advocacy: A Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The conference will be held October 6-7 and will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the creation of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples mandate. This year also marks the 20th anniversary of the creation of the IPLP Program and there will be a special event as part of the conference acknowledging the work of the IPLP Program and its graduates in promoting and protecting Indigenous peoples’ human rights around the world.
The conference will be co-convened by UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and University of Arizona Law Lecturer in Law and Associate Director, IPLP Human Rights Clinical Programs, José Francisco Calí Tzay, and IPLP Faculty Co-Chair, Regents Professor Robert A. Williams, Jr. The two-day conference will focus on the work and lessons learned over the course of 20 years of UN Indigenous human rights advocacy by the UN Special Rapporteur. Invited speakers include the Indigenous human rights advocates and movement leaders who were directly involved in the creation of the mandate, UN appointed officials involved in the initial launch of the mandate, Indigenous human rights defenders on the front lines of Indigenous human rights advocacy today, and surprise guests.
We had originally planned to hold the event at the University of Arizona, with the option for speakers to participate online. Given the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are planning for the event to be held on-line via Zoom with, conditions permitting, limited in person attendance on-campus.
9 a.m. Oct. 6, 2021 to 5 p.m. Oct. 7, 2021
Join the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine to learn about the cultural diversity of the region and explore ways we can support and acknowledge Indigenous communities.
Noon to 1 p.m. Aug. 11, 2021
Come enjoy free breakfast, community blessing, and resource fair. Meet and greet with University of Arizona Alumni, Staff, Faculty, Students, and local community members/volunteers!
8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Aug. 21, 2021
Please consider participating in an hour long health needs assessment for the Tucson Indian Center. The structured interview will focus on health needs, status, and experiences to inform the Tucson Indian Center on services and programs. All information is confidential, and results will be in aggregate. The interview can be done in person or by telephone and is open to any Tucson Natives, 14 years of age or older.
9 a.m. July 21, 2021 to 4 p.m. Sept. 30, 2021
Held virtually over three days, August 30-September 1, the program will offer information, diverse perspectives, networking, and much more. The conference will kick off with an afternoon session (1-4 PM Arizona time) on Monday, August 30, followed by morning sessions (8-11 AM Arizona time) on Tuesday, August 31, and Wednesday, September 1. In addition, special conference activities will be scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.
1 p.m. Aug. 30, 2021 to 11 a.m. Sept. 1, 2021
The Annual AISES National Conference is a unique, three-day event focusing on educational, professional, and workforce development for Indigenous peoples of North America and the Pacific Islands in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) studies and careers. Attendees include Indigenous high school and college students, educators, and professionals, including representatives from Tribal Nations, Tribal enterprises, and Indigenous-owned businesses. The conference also includes the LARGEST college and career fair in the U.S. for Indigenous students and professionals! Exhibitors at the College and Career fair represent a diverse range of corporations, educational institutions, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, Tribes, and Indigenous-owned businesses.
9 a.m. Sept. 23, 2021 to 3 p.m. Sept. 25, 2021
Are you interested in being your own boss and making your own money?
Do you have a product or service idea you'd like to turn into a business?
NNI’s Native American Youth Entrepreneurship Program will help high schoolers build entrepreneurial skills and teach you how to plan out your own business idea.
1 p.m. July 12, 2021 to 2:30 p.m. July 16, 2021
Indigenous youth, join us for our NO-COST SOARING TOGETHER Virtual Summer Program from June 13-18, 2021! We will help you plan for your future goals through fun, interactive mentoring sessions. You will also receive FREE college resources and cool Indigenous-created materials! Sign up at http://bit.ly/nativesoarhigher .
Noon June 13, 2021 to 3 p.m. June 18, 2021
Kids, ages 10 to 15, come to camp for a week of healthy eating, exercise, learning, and fun! After camp, classes and programming help transition students back to daily life. With innovative technology data is collected from students during the 6 month intervention. This includes body composition, waist circumference, blood pressure, fasting cholesterol, Hemoglobin, and much more. These assessments occur at camp, 3 months after camp, and 6 months after camp, intricately tracking progress.
9 a.m. June 13, 2021 to 6 p.m. June 18, 2021
Discover the health career majors offered and support services at UA/ ASU/ NAU. Hear from current native health professions students on their path to becoming a medical professional. Learn tips and tricks on how to apply to college and become a more competitive applicant.
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 16, 2021