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Collaborative project presenters

Photo: Clayton Harvey (Ndee Bikiyaa) and Shannon Whitewater presenting their project poster

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

-Anonymous Elder

Participants at poster session

Photo: Poster session at 2016 CAIR Board Meeting

“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 

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

Our partner's website may be accessed here: NAU CAIR Website


Disclaimer: Research reported on this website 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.