The funding will expand existing programs and support Indigenous experts, scholars and outreach specialists in developing local solutions to climate issues.
(Photo caption: Indigenous Resilience Center administrative staff, from right to left: director Karletta Chief, program coordinator Bernice Rodriguez, manager Daniel Sestiaga, Jr. and outreach coordinator Torran Anderson. IRes was recently awarded $2 million from the Waverely Street Foundation to expand existing programs and support Indigenous experts, scholars and outreach specialists in developing local solutions to climate issues.Indigenous Resilience Center)
The University of Arizona Indigenous Resilience Center will expand its efforts to help tribal communities develop local solutions to climate-related issues thanks to $2 million in funding from the Waverley Street Foundation to support the two-year project "Climate Resilience Through Indigenous Co-Design at the Food, Energy and Water Nexus."
The gift was announced Nov. 3 as part of the public launch of the university's $3 billion fundraising campaign, Fuel Wonder. The launch, coinciding with Homecoming celebrations, included the announcement of $118.65 million in new gifts that will ignite the aspirations and goals of students, faculty and staff. Since 2017, when the counting for the campaign began, the University has raised a total of $2,040,735,512.
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