Tradition Meets New Knowledge (PDF)
As a land grant institution, the University of Arizona recognizes tribal sovereignty and honors the indigenous homelands of the Tohono O’odham people in which it resides. The UA respects and values the identities and histories of American Indian/Alaska Native peoples, which is integrated in many of the University programs and services. The UA is committed to improving recruitment and retention, teaching methods and curriculum, and research and outreach in order to enhance our relationships with tribal nations. We strive to provide a positive academic and cultural college experience for all American Indian/Alaska Native students. The personal stories and cultural wealth you bring to this University enhances our efforts to be an inclusive campus. You and the UA are a perfect match! So what are you waiting for? Become a Wildcat for life and we guarantee that your UA experience will not only be rewarding, but will make you an outstanding role model for your community.
-- Tradition Meets New Knowledge brochure
Native American Student Affairs at the University of Arizona provides culturally sensitive academic counseling and support services to American Indian/Alaskan Native students enabling them to achieve academic excellence. We nurture student success by encouraging all students to proactively explore and shape our diverse campus community.
NASA Strives to:
- Create a safe environment and build community among enrolled students
- Provide UA students with personal and leadership development opportunities
- Advance the on-going development of a culturally competent campus community with an emphasis on social justice education
- Support UA diversity initiatives
We respectfully acknowledge the University of Arizona is on unceded land of Indigenous peoples. Today, Arizona is home to 22 federally-recognized tribes, with Tucson being home to the O’odham and the Pascua Yaqui. Committed to diversity and inclusion, the University strives to build sustainable relationships with Arizona’s Native Nations and tribal communities through education offerings, partnerships, and community service.
Services provided for Native American students
The NAEP collaborates with the NASA office on many events scheduled throughout the year; they have been and continue to be very supportive of our NAEP. NASA provides culturally sensitive academic counseling and support services to American Indian/Alaskan Native students through the many student activities and events on the UA campus. They develop leadership programs to help the students learn the skills and knowledge needed to make an impact in tribal communities. For more information, Denise Morales, NASA Coordinator, (520) 621-3835 or by email at at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 1990, the American Indian Language Development Institute, found a permanent home at the University of Arizona. The mission is to provide critical training to strengthen efforts to revitalize and promote the use of Indigenous languages across generations. With support, AILDI has been able to offer a sustained Indigenous language education experience to hundreds of students, community members,educators, scholars, researchers and language advocates.