Tribal Relations is responsible for strengthening partnerships and advancing mutual goals between the University of Arizona and Native Nations. In addition to fostering relationships with tribal nations, the unit's key priorities are to:
- Develop opportunities in support of Native American student recruitment, retention, and graduation.
- Strengthen the visibility and presence of the UA among Native Nations through outreach and collaboration.
- Foster positive relations with tribal nations in key areas, such as economic development, academics, cultural protections, and preservation efforts to achieve shared goals.
- Raise awareness and develop and understanding of tribal governance, enterprises, culture, and customs among University administrators, faculty, and staff.