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 .


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


Event Contacts

Tashina Machain

The conference, Indigenous Teacher Education: Mobilizing Decolonial Praxis, will premiere critical Indigenous education efforts that mobilize a decolonial praxis in schools and communities serving Indigenous students. The goals of the conference are to: 1) share ITEP teachers' efforts in indigenizing and decolonizing curriculum and pedagogy; 2) contextualize the ways in which educators develop a critical Indigenous consciousness that engages justice-centered pedagogies; and 3) create opportunities for participants to engage critical dialogues that furthers the goal of mobilizing decolonial praxis.


9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 21, 2021

Once upon a time, humans began telling stories. Heroes journeyed far and wide, kings led armies to battle, peasants fought oppression. Gods intervened, sorcerers conjured magic, demons haunted the lands. Great minds brought new inventions, grand cities rose, people yearned for the good life. And the action rose to a climax! In the end, humans crave stories. We read, we write, we speak and we listen. We invent, we imagine. We connect.

Announcing the 12th annual Tucson Humanities Festival: STORYTELLING, a series of free lectures, panel discussions, events and special guests, presented by the University of Arizona College of Humanities. Festival events and lectures will explore scary stories, myths and fables, and real-life tales from renowned guests, including best-selling author Walter Isaacson.



9 a.m. Oct. 1, 2021 to 3 p.m. Nov. 1, 2021

Border Latino and American Indian Summer Exposure to Research (BLAISER) was created to address health disparities in Arizona’s ethnically diverse and fast-growing communities. This cutting edge 10-week, undergraduate research experience provides an extraordinary laboratory training opportunity, pairing the junior and senior level student-scholars with preeminent UA health sciences researchers. This is a premier research experience for undergraduate students from underrepresented backgrounds arming them with skills to make them competitive and successful in their pursuit of post-secondary education and research. 

This program is held annually in the summer to allow students the opportunity to immerse themselves on campus at the University of Arizona – the next program runs June 7 to August 11, 2021. A maximum of twenty students will be accepted annually.

For 2021 the Program will be held from  June 7 to August 11.  Visit Blaiser for more information.

Program Highlights

  • Mentorship by a UA biomedical researcher or medical scientist working on translational research
  • Master the medical and graduate application process
  • Learn about minority health disparities
  • Participation in workshops on GRE and MCAT in order to make students more competitive
  • Travel to Nogales AZ and Sells AZ in order to learn about health disparity issues in the border region.
  • Create and present a research poster
  • Share experiences with students that are pursuing similar goals and objectives
  • Present research at the UA Summer Research Conference

Student Eligibility

  • Current Junior status or beyond
  • Cumulative 3.25 GPA
  • Special attention to: Latinos, Native Americans and African Americans, populations that are underrepresented in the biomedical and health sciences, and Arizona residents
  • Currently majoring in: biology, chemistry, physiology, microbiology, engineering, computer sciences, and similar fields
  • U.S. Citizen/U.S. Permanent Resident card holder

Program Benefits

  • $3,000 stipend
  • On-campus housing for non-UA students, paid by the program (subject to availability due to COVID-19)
  • Six units of upper-division graded undergraduate research
  • Professional MCAT and GRE preparation program
  • Gain hands-on experience conducting research


For the next summer 2021 application, the following items will be required:

  • A completed application
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Recent unofficial transcript



All Day June 7, 2021

Event Contacts

Allison Huff Macpherson, DHEd

Showcasing masks from the Arizona State Museum's James S. Griffith Collection, this exhibit examines masks and related traditions that are integral to the lifeways and hold deep ritual significance for the Mayo and Yaqui people of Southern Arizona and Northern Mexico. This exhibit is curated by Santiago Benton (Mayo) and Yaqui Pascola elders.

This exhibit is made possible in part by grants from Arizona Humanities and the Southwestern Foundation for Education and Historical Preservation.


All Day Oct. 26, 2020

Event Contacts

Darlene F Lizarraga
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