About Us

The Native Peoples Technical Assistance Office (NPTAO) serves as the liaison for Native Affairs to the Office for Research and Discovery (ORD).


Designed for the campus community, NPTAO offers an array of web-based research/engagement resources.  NPTAO has worked with many Native nations across the state of Arizona to obtain copies of the most up-to-date policies and protocols that control research and engagement processes and outline procedures for conducting research on sovereign Native land. To learn more, click Research Support.


Take the course:  "Federal Indian Law and Policy: Tribal Sovereignty and the Legal Relationship Between Tribes and the United States" is an 18-module on-line interactive multi-media course taught by renowned lawyer and legal scholar Robert A. Williams Jr., the E. Thomas Sullivan Professor of Law and American Indian Studies at the University of Arizona, where he is also Co-Director of the Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program.   To learn more, click Educational Outreach.


To learn more about NPTAO’s community engagement/development programs with Arizona’s Native Nations and how to request technical assistance for your community, click Technical Assistance.