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American Rescue Plan Act Emergency Native Language Funding Opportunity Announcement

2020 Active Grants in Native Languages - Preservation and Maintenance

This presentation begins with the definition of immersion and then walks through the different techniques including Total Physical Response (TPR), TPR Storytelling, example lesson plans, and the teaching differences between child and adult immersion.

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The ANA Messenger October 2018

On the Horizon: Up and Coming Language Grantees
October 11, 2018

The latest newsletter published by ANA with a focus on Native language revitalization grantees.

Testimony of Commissioner Hovland on Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance

Presented to the Senate Indian Affairs Committee in August 2018
August 22, 2018

On August 22, 2018, ANA Commissioner Jeannie Hovland testified before the United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs on Native language preservation and maintenance. You can view the testimony at the ACF Office of Legislation and Budget resource page.

This webinar reviews the variety of language assessment tools, and gives an overview of providing staff training and support in their use.


The Native Language Community Coordination Training and Technical Assistance (NLCC TTA) Center connects the NLCC cooperative agreement recipients and provides support to them through training, technical assistance, networking opportunities, Native language resources, tools, and community engagement. The goal of the NLCC TTA Center is to maximize the recipients’ impact on each of their communities’ language revitalization efforts. This website also provides resources to ANA language grantees, applicants, and others working to preserve critically endangered Native American languages.

Esther Martinez Initiative: Preserving the Heart of our Cultures

Celebrating 10 Years of the Esther Martinez Native American Languages Preservation Act
March 12, 2018

This briefing gives an overview of data and lessons learned from the Esther Martinez Immersion program, covering 2008-2017.


In 2017, several ANA grantees collaborated with our Training and Technical Assistance providers to tell the story of their Esther Martinez Initiative projects. These videos show the impact the Native language programs have had on participants and the larger community.

This edition of the ANA Messenger highlights projects focused on language and culture. It is very important to preserve and maintain languages throughout the Tribal community. Language connects people to their ancestors, spirituality, and culture and provides a better sense of who they are.