Language Preservation

Smaller photo of Sauk Language apprentices with masters speakers sitting at a classroom table.

Positive Gains in Indian Country: ANA and Native Communities Partnering Together for Success

The Administration for Native Americans is embarking on its 40th anniversary of providing resources to Native American communities.

A student at Lakota Woglaka Wounspe, an immersion school supported by Oglala Lakota College and current ANA grantee.

Building Children’s Protective Factors : The Extra Effect of Language Programs

Positive cultural identity and confidence go hand in hand with language gains.

Photo of Administration of Native Americans Commissioner Lillian Sparks

Protecting Our Sacred Ones

ANA Commissioner Sparks Robinson recognizes efforts to serve and protect Native American families during National Foster Care Month.

A photo of an entrance sign that reads "University of Guam, home of the tritons, established in 1952."

University of Guam Receives a Native Language Preservation and Maintenance Grant

School took part in ANA's Project Planning and Development training to improve its chances to obtain a grant and submit a winning application.

Native American community with Sec. Kathleen Sebelius, Acting Asst. Sec. George Sheldon and ANA Com. Lillian Sparks. Photo by Navajo Nation Press Office.

Navajo Nation Visit Demonstrates Cultural Resiliency and the Importance of Language

ANA Commissioner Reflects on Recent Trip to the Largest Tribe in Indian Country

NASAC Project participant tends garden increasing self sufficiency for his family.

Community-driven Projects Support Native Pacific Islanders

ANA funds programs that honor the culture and heritage of Native Pacific Islander communities, while also improving their economic condition and social self-sufficiency.

Acting Assistant Secretary George Sheldon and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius pose with children from the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Child Care. The children are dressed in traditional Native American style.

Experiencing the Rich Culture of America’s First People

ACF leadership reflects on program outreach in Indian Country, spotlighting a recent trip to Native American communities in South Dakota. 

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