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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 Institutes for Resilience (AIR) family. AIR 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 AIR 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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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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Announcements - 20 July 2021

In Memory of Dr. Patricia Juárez-Carrillo, Center for Inter-American and Border Studies at the University of Texas at El Paso

It is with a heavy heart that we acknowledge the passing of our dear friend and colleague, Dr. Patricia Juárez-Carrillo. Dr. Juárez was the coordinator of the Center for...

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Outcomes - 7 June 2021

Dr. Deanna L. Lewis works with LGBTQ+ community experts to develop a course at the College of Public Health

Dr. Deanna L. Lewis, Director of the Center 4 Community Campus Connections, C4, believes research, education, and training are critical components to improve the...

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Announcements - 2 June 2021

Mr. Christian Sage Jimmie, Arizona State University, and Mr. Majerle Dave Lister, University of North Carolina, received a Haury Program Native Pathways award

Last March, the Haury Program launched a call for proposals to recruit and support the work of Indigenous scholars addressing the severe water access challenges faced by...

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