Administration for Native Americans Law and Legal Definition

The Administration for Native Americans (ANA) is a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The ANA aims to promote economic and social self-sufficiency for American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and other Native Pacific Islanders. The ANA is the sole federal agency serving all the Native Americans. The ANA provides financial assistance to improve the lives of native children and families. The ANA helps in reducing the native children and families long term dependency on public assistance.

ANA aims to:

Increase projects involving youth and intergenerational activities in native American communities;

Promotes the development of stable, diversified local economies and economic activities providing jobs. ANA promotes community and economic well-being. The agency encourages community partnerships and reduce dependency on public funds and social services; and

Control and coordinate services and programs safeguarding the health and well being of native children and families.