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Photo: CAIR at Diné College: Summer Research Enhancement Program 2015

“I’ve had a lot to overcome and that does make me stronger”


-Anonymous TIC elder

Photo: Tara Chico and community members playing chair volleyball in Supai, AZ

"There’s still traditions that I carry in my family, and that’s culture, that’s how we made a foundation, to know who we are" -Anonymous elder 

CAIR Group in New Zealand

Photo: CAIR and partners at the 2014 International Indigenous Research Development Conference in Auckland, New Zealand

"You have to really know who you are and not compare yourself to others"

-Anonymous Elder

Photo: CAIR Digital Storytelling training with NATOCAP group

“Respect not only yourselves, but other people and elders; if you have respect, you don’t do things to hurt people”

-Anonymous Elder


Welcome to the University of Arizona's website for the Center for American Indian Resilience (CAIR), an Exploratory Center for Excellence supported by the National Institute of Health's National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities. Northern Arizona University (NAU), University of Arizona (UA) and Diné College come together with community partners to understand, teach, and share stories of resilience in American Indian communities. -Nicolette I. Teufel-Shone, PhD

Please click here to visit our partner's NAU CAIR website.


Disclaimer: Research reported in this publication was supported by the National Institute On Minority Health And Health Disparities of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number P20MD006872. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.