Native Americans

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Drawings made by participants at the Alaska Native American Summit Art.

Supporting Alaska Native Fatherhood

Nearly 100 community-based partners gathered to promote positive Native male role models through effective traditional and culturally appropriate programming.

Native American mom and child.

Child Support Program’s Model Tribal System Readies for Launch

After years of tribal consultation, research, design and development, the Office of Child Support Enforcement launches the Model Tribal System. MTS will help tribal communities access similiar technologies and automated systems that state child support agencies have had for years.

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ACF addresses impact of the Cobell Settlement

ACF to host a webinar for Tribal grantees to learn about some of the various financial protection tools available for individuals, organizations, and Tribes.

Choctaw Nation opens its child care center in Durant, Okla. Several community leaders pose for a ribbon cutting in front of the new facility.

Native American Tribes receive grants to improve early childhood program coordination

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Confederate Salish & Kootenai Tribes, Pueblo San Felipe and White Earth Band of Chippewa Indians will participate in the Tribal Early Learning Initiative

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. 

A photo of four men performing a tribal dance with the words National Native American Heritage Month under the photo.

National Native American Heritage Month: Economic Prosperity in Indian Country

Lillian Sparks, commissioner of Administration for Native Americans, and Jeannie L. Chaffin, director of Office of Community Services, blog about the history of the Administration for Children and Families' work in promoting economic prosperity in tribal communities.

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