Approved by the Faculty Senate on March 12, 2018
The University of Arizona shall formally recognize Indigenous Peoples' Day on the second Monday of October each year, beginning October 8, 2018.
This resolution is based on the following shared values and principles:
That the University of Arizona acknowledges Tohono O’odham lands as the foundation upon which our education is based and from which it is informed;
That the University of Arizona recognizes the contributions of Indigenous Peoples and their respective lands to the advancement of knowledge and understanding worldwide;
That the University of Arizona recognizes the central role of education in Indigenous communities. As such, the University of Arizona values and assures the maintenance of active relations with the communities of Indigenous Wildcats;
That the University of Arizona celebrates a tradition of diverse Indigenous Peoples on campus and supports appropriate representations of their respective histories and practices;
That the University of Arizona affirms the crucial role of Inclusive Excellence on campus and includes focus on the support and retention of Indigenous Peoples who look to the UA as another home, of which they can be proud, as Wildcats for life.