4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 20, 2022


The Monica, 40 E Congress St, Tucson, AZ 85701

Location: Robert L. Nugent Building at 1212 E. University Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85721 


3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 20, 2022

Please register for the celebration by May 9, 2022.

Speakers at the celebration include:

  • Shane C. Burgess, PhD, Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS)
  • Karletta Chief, PhD, Associate Professor & Extension Specialist, CALS
  • Jennie Joe, PhD, Professor Emerita, Family & Community Medicine & Interim Executive Director, Wassaja Carlos Montezuma Center for Native American Health
  • Representative from the UA Native Faculty
  • Cassandra Perez, Miss Native American University of Arizona
  • Dr. Ned Norris, Jr., Chairman of the Tohono O’odham Nation and 2009 Honorary Doctorate recipient
  • Louva Dahozy, honoree
  • Karen Francis-Begay, PhD, Assistant Vice Provost, Native American Initiatives (moderator)


10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. May 13, 2022


Environment and Natural Resources 2 (ENR2) Building, room N604

Event Contacts

Join the Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy (IPLP) Program and the Native American Law Students Association (NALSA) for our Indigenous Law Day. Hear from IPLP faculty and staff about the admissions process, scholarships available to fund your legal education, the BA in law program, and advocacy projects that students can get involved in. NALSA students will also share tips on how to prepare for law school and share their experience as law students. A tour of the law school campus will follow.


11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 28, 2022



This event is intended for Native American students to hear from all academic colleges and empower them to reach for higher education. This event also entails free lunch and of course, specific workshops for Native American students to enrich their college-going experience. This would be a great opportunity for current students as they near the finish line of their high school or community college career, but of course, all students are welcome to attend!

Register here


8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 19, 2022

In view of the preparation of the Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples to the Human Rights Council

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The University of Arizona Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program and the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights invite you to participate in a virtual consultation with the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Francisco Calí Tzay, on Monday March 14, 2022, 8-9:30am MST.  The consultation will inform the Special Rapporteur’s annual report to the Human Rights Council on Indigenous Women and the Development, Application, Preservation and Transmission of Scientific Knowledge, to be presented at the 51st session in September 2022.  

Participants are invited to share information, updates, views and opinions on the issue in the form of a 3-minute intervention to the Special Rapporteur, preferably accompanied by a written submission. We will do our best to hear from all participants. In the event that some participants are unable to speak, we welcome written interventions.  

The discussion will be organized around the following themes: 1) indigenous women as scientific knowledge keepers; 2) current threats to indigenous women’s knowledge - barriers and challenges; and 3) best practices led by indigenous peoples, States and international organizations in supporting indigenous women’s knowledge.  

Please register here for the consultation by March 11, 2022. If you have questions for the rapporteur or speakers, please send in advance to


8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. March 14, 2022

Join Smoke Free Wildcats and the AIRCH-Wassaja Carlos Montezuma Center for Native American Health

Decolonizing Tobacco: The Native American Population & Tobacco
Monday, November 8th, from 12-1pm.


Jazmin C. Villavicencio
Tobacco Treatment Training Specialist
Arizona Center for Tobacco Cessation
Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health

Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
Drachman Hall A122
1295 N Martin Ave
Tucson AZ 85719

virtually through Zoom @

Contact: Emma at


Kelsey Yonnie, BSPH
Program Coordinator
CDC Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health
Family and Community Medicine
[Wassaja Carlos Montezuma Center for Native American Health]

Agnes Attakai, MPA
Director,  Director Health Disparities Outreach Prevention Education
Center for Rural Health<>
Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
The University of Arizona
Drachman Hall, A219E
1295 N. Martin Ave   |   PO Box 245177  |   Tucson, AZ  85724
Phone: (520) 626-4727
Cell:      (520) 850-4195








Program Manager:           American Indian Research Center for Health-College of Medicine
                                          AZ Indians into Medicine<>
                                          Leadership in Health Equtiy for AI Research Development Program<>
                                          Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH)

Member-at-large:             AZ Rural Women’s Health Network 2019-2020<>
Member:                           SACNAS Native American Affairs Subcommittee (NAAS)


Noon to 1 p.m. Nov. 8, 2021
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