Native Americans

A picture of young girl with the statements "Look Beneath the Surface" and "Human Trafficking is Modern Day Slavery" placed over the photo.

Human Trafficking and Indigenous Populations

Risk factors for trafficking of American Indian, Alaska Native and Pacific Islanders include poverty, poor education and inequality.

Photo of a Navajo Dancer.

Tribal Programs Gaining in Number and Strength

Native American tribes operating “comprehensive” child support programs increased from nine to 56 in only 14 years.

Young children from the Pine Ridge Reservation.

20 Years of Language Project funding for Native American Communities

ANA is set to announce its new Native Language Grants for fiscal year 2014 and reflects on the recent Native American Languages Summit and growing national support to assist Native American language survival.

Photo of the Smithsonian's National Museum of the America Indian.

The Way Forward: ACF Research with American Indians and Alaska Natives

Recent meeting highlighted research, performance measurement and evaluation activities in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.

HPOG logo that reads: Health Profession Opportunity Grants

Implementing Health Profession Training Programs in Tribal Communities

Two recent publications highlight early implementation and outcomes of the Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants program.

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.

ACF Regional Administrators Tom Sullivan and Nancy Thoma Groetken attend a HHS Tribal Consultation in Denver.

Tribal Leaders Meet in Denver to Discuss Realities of Sexual Violence and Human Trafficking

Sex trafficking is happening in the United States, and it is happening in Indian Country.

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.

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