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The Agnese Nelms Haury Program

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.

The Haury Program was established in 2014 at UArizona to support research and community-based outreach to solve a range of sustainability challenges and their disparate impacts. The Haury Program seeks to honor the memory of Mrs. Agnese Haury, who believed in social justice and sought to solve the many "wicked" societal and environmental problems facing our region and the world. The Haury Program is funded by a bequest from Mrs. Haury's trust and is overseen by a Donor Advised Fund board.  It is the only program with this unique governance structure at the UArizona.

The Haury Program is part of the Arizona Institute for Resilient Environments and Societies (AIRES) family. AIRES is a coalition of researchers and policy experts from the University of Arizona who are consolidating intellectual resources to pursue scalable work aimed at building resilience. Together, the Haury Program and AIRES pursue non-siloed collaboration across campus departments and disciplines to better bring UArizona cutting-edge research and ideas to the world.

Between 2014 and 2019, the Haury Program invested $8,395,690 on approximately 70 individuals and teams of the University of Arizona and community partners in project-based work, including several Indian country projects conducted in partnership with Native faculty, staff, and students.

In 2020, the Haury Program established its new Tribal Resilience Initiative in response to the water sustainability challenges faced by Indian Country due to COVID-19. The Initiative has two primary components: support of work that addresses water sustainability challenges for Native and Indigenous communities, and strengthening the Native and Indigenous scholar, student, and staff pathway at UArizona. 

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Announcements - 16 May 2022

Spring 2022 Haury Program Native Pathways awards strengthen UArizona graduate students' research in Native American resilience

Four new graduate students from the University of Arizona have joined the cohort of Native Pathways awardees established by the Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment...

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Spotlights - 26 April 2022

Drs. Karletta Chief, Diana Liverman, Sallie Marston, and Dean Emerita Toni Massaro were recognized in the Women's Plaza of Honor.

On April 11, University of Arizona professors Drs. Karletta Chief, Diana Liverman, Sallie Marston, and Dean Emerita Toni Massaro were recognized for their leadership and...

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News - 22 March 2022

The Haury Program is Pleased to Announce Daniel Sestiaga, Jr. Joined the Indigenous Resilience Center

On Monday, February 21, Daniel R. Sestiaga, Jr (Ft. Yuma Quechan) became the Program Manager of the AIRES/Haury Indigenous Resilience Center (IRC). The IRC is a newly-...

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News - 6 October 2021

The Haury Program honored three outstanding Diné leaders working on clean water access issues in the Navajo Nation

On September 25, the Haury Program celebrated three exceptional tribal resilience leaders who helped forge the partnership that advanced the Navajo Nation’s Water Access...

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Spotlights - 15 September 2021

Dr. Karletta Chief discusses the recently created Indigenous Resilience Center at UArizona

On Monday, September 13, President Robbins announced the creation of the Indigenous Resilience Center at the University of Arizona. KOLD News reached out to Dr. Karletta...

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Announcements - 14 September 2021

President Robbins announces the creation of a new Indigenous Resilience Center.

Yesterday, President Robbins announced the creation of the AIR/Haury Indigenous Resilience Center (IRC), an interdisciplinary center that will advance tribal communities’...

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