The University of Arizona

Find us on Facebook!

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

Students at 2014 Summer Camp

Photo: 2014 Native American Research and Training Center (NARTC) Summer Youth Wellness Camp


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

-Anonymous Elder

Students in classroom

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

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

-Anonymous TIC 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.

CAIR’s Vision:

Strong, healthy, and resilient American Indian communities.

CAIR’s Mission:

Partner with American Indian communities to promote health and resilience.