The ANA Messenger is a quarterly publication of the Administration for Native Americans, a program office within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families. This edition has a focus on Native youth who are growing into leaders and mentors through the Native Youth Initiative for Leadership, Empowerment, and Development ( I-LEAD) grant program.
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.