The Four Corners Sustainable Futures Initiative is a collaboration facilitated by Northern Arizona University in partnership with Four Corners tribes to engage leaders from tribal, federal, state, and local governments, communities, business, non-governmental organizations, grassroots alliances, foundations, and educational and financial institutions with sustainable economic development on tribal lands in the Four Corners Region.
For more information, contact:
Joseph Martin, Special Advisor to the President
Northern Arizona University
PO Box 4092
Flagstaff, AZ 86011
Current partners at NAU include the Office of the President, Office of the Vice President for Research, Center for American Indian Economic Development, Arizona Rural Policy Institute, College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences, Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals, University Advancement, and W.A. Franke College of Business.
Four Corners Sustainable Futures Initiative
Phase I of this program has been completed. Ongoing activities have been transferred to the Office of the President. For more information, please contact:
Joseph Martin, Special Advisor to the President, Joseph.Martin@nau.edu, 928-523-5933
Northern Arizona University and regional tribal partners are leading a long-term collaborative initiative to research, identify opportunities, and facilitate the implementation of strategic and sustainable economic development on tribal lands. Opportunities for sustainable economic development on Hopi and Navajo lands in the following sectors were discussed at the Four Corners Sustainable Futures Summit in November 2011.
- Renewable energy
- Sustainable agriculture
- Cultural and eco-tourism
- Sustainable manufacturing
Several potential projects have been identified in the initial report and supplement and some initial action steps resulted from the Summit. Others are in review by tribal partners and the Four Corners Sustainable Futures Steering Committee to determine priorities, identify resources and develop strategies for moving projects forward. Check back for updates.