Welcome to UANativeNet, a dynamic and collaborative web-based platform committed to leveraging the latest in virtual classroom technology and innovation for the advancement of higher education opportunities for Native Nations and indigenous communities in Arizona, the United States and the world. Formerly known as Arizona NativeNet, this newly redesigned initiative developed by the Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program of the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law transcends traditional educational models and boundaries, offering a vital and continually evolving web-based platform dedicated to serving the Nation-building aspirations and professional development needs of both Indigenous and non-Indigenous leaders, professionals,  program managers, administrators and life-time learners. UANativeNet makes it possible to offer your tribal community members and employees University of Arizona undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees and continuing education courses and certification in Indigenous governance, policy, law and sustainable community and economic development and natural resource management.

Judge Lawrence Huerta Learning Center

Judge Lawrence Huerta Student Learning Center

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Recognizing the transformative role of technology for Native Nations and Indigenous communities, UANativeNet has proudly partnered with the Pascua Yaqui Tribe to establish a state-of-the-art facility known as the Pascua Yaqui Tribe - University of Arizona Microcampus(PYT-UA Microcampus). The PYT-UA Microcampus is designed to host and conduct courses, degree programs, and foundational skills training in web development basics, tribal website domain name registration (-nsn.gov) guide, effective utilization of ChatGPT, essential computer skills, the Microsoft suite, spreadsheets, and other widely used software platforms. At the heart of this technological higher educational hub, the Judge Lawrence Huerta Student Learning Center has been designed specifically as a cutting-edge computer and virtual learning lab designed to elevate, enhance and deepen the on-line educational experience for Indigenous students. A beacon of innovation, equipped with the latest advancements in educational technology, this dynamic computer lab provides students with access to a wealth of resources, including Zoom-enabled classes, classroom cameras, microphones, smart whiteboards, and a dedicated computer library. This sophisticated environment fosters collaborative learning, interactive sessions, and seamless online education delivery. If you or your tribe are interested in learning more about developing and operating your own University of Arizona Tribal Microcampus facility like the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona, situated in your own community, or finding out more about joining the University of Arizona Virtual Tribal Microcampus Network, please fill out our Get Involved webform.