Native Americans

A circle logo that incorporates feathers in Native American style that reads U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, ACF and Administration for Children and Families

Acting Assistant Secretary Welcomes Tribal Leaders for ACF Consultation

ACF headquarters joined by Regional offices in a first-ever combined face-to-face and virtual Tribal Consultation.

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Photo of Native American dad holding his child.

Celebrating and Supporting Native Fathers

Using Culture to Celebrate and Support Native Fathers

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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.

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Malia Sanchez (fourth person on the left), was awarded the 2012 Small Business Association Women in Business Champion of the Year of the City and County of Honolulu at her aesthetics academy.

Promoting Economic Development on the Hawaiian Islands

Since 1988, the Administration for Native Americans has collaborated with the Office of Hawaiian Affairs to provide loans to help Native Hawaiians build businesses, fund home improvements, fund tuition and improve their credit.

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The Barrett family broke ground on their new home, the Kawelo Cottage, being built with sweat equity and support from NHC.

Affordable Housing for Native Hawaiians

ANA provides grant to help construct affordable homes that are environmentally sustainable and consistent with Native Hawaiian culture and values.

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A photo of a stream in the wilderness.

ANA Empowers Environmental Programs in Native American Communities

Since 1990, ANA has funded support of Tribes and Tribal consortia to strengthen their capacity to identify, plan, develop and implement environmental programs.

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Native Asset Building Initiative Grantee Provides Tools to Make Higher Education a Reality

Program helps Native American youth learn financial management skills, along with the importance of saving for an education.

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Vegetable transplants being grown in a greenhouse.

ANA: Working to Make Fresh and Traditional Foods Available and Affordable

The Administration for Native Americans funds projects that help local Tribal governments operate farms and provide fresh fruits and vegetables to remote communities.

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Seven young women standing in front of a tipee who are part of the "Living by Sacred Colors Program" funded by ANA.

Violence Against Women Act Will Assist Native Communities to be Resilient, Safe and Healthy

ACF's Administration for Native Americans looks forward to partnering with other federal agencies to keep its grantees and community informed of tools and resources available under the Violence Against Women Act.

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HHS leaders hear Tribal leaders discuss issues in the 2012 Tribal Consultation.

Tribal Consultation Gets Results

ACF is determined to engage in a meaningful dialog with Tribes that results in better policy.

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