Native Americans

ANA Commissioner Lillian Sparks Robinson speaking at a RES 2014 session.

Investing in Tribal Economies

ANA Commissioner Sparks Robinson shares opportunities available through the Administration for Children and Families to assist in job creation and business expansion for Native American communities.

Photo of HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Vice President of Navajo Nation Rex Lee Jim and ANA Commissioner Lillian Sparks Robinson.

The Affordable Care Act: What’s in it for American Indians and Alaska Natives?

ANA Commissioner shares reasons why it is important for American Indians and Alaska Natives, to sign up for health insurance by March 31.

Photo of Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Tribal Home Visiting Team: Brandi Smallwood, Judy McDaniel and Barbara Moffitt

A Big Week for Tribal Early Childhood Programs

New and exciting opportunities for tribal communities to expand high-quality early learning and development launched this year.

Photo of Administration of Native Americans Commissioner Lillian Sparks

ACF Is Deepening Our Relationship with Tribes

Commissioner Sparks Robinson recently provided updates to the United South and Eastern Tribes who were in Washington, D.C., this week to discuss cross cutting issues on education, social services and economic development.

White Earth Nation Seal

White Earth Nation Makes Great Progress in Building Stronger Early Childhood Systems

Tribal Early Learning Initiative has resulted in strong collaboration among Head Start/Early Head Start, Child Care and Development Fund, and Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting programs.

Image of the Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center logo that shows a multicolored flower with the center's name around it.

Human Trafficking: From Awareness to Action

Minneapolis American Indian community demonstrates how we must all work together to address human trafficking.

Photo of Maple Trees with buckets collecting syrup. Image credit: Anika Salsera, 123RF.

Growing Economies Through SEEDS

Tribes and Native Communities create programs designed to help sustain local communities.

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.

Photo of Administration of Native Americans Commissioner Lillian Sparks

ANA Commissioner Sparks Reflects on Global Tribal Issues

Sharing Lessons on Tribal Consultation Policy with Indigenous Communities Abroad

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

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