The 32nd Anniversary Garden Party on August 19 was a huge success!
All the details and photos here!
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
Dedicated to improving the quality of life for Native Americans on the Hopi, Navajo, and Zuni Nations by providing essential goods and programs which foster self-reliance and mutual understanding.
We offer 3 very special programs for our children. To learn more about our Food for Kids, Children's Clothing, and our Eyeglass Program, click below.
One focus to improve health on a reservation is to support students seeking degrees in health professions. ANA actively supports undergraduate nursing students at the University of New Mexico–Gallup with scholarships, licensure fees, and expanded clinical experiences. Scholarships for advanced degrees are also offered.
Through the efforts of the volunteer veterinarians, veterinary technicians and other assistants, free veterinary care is provided for Native Americans living on reservations ANA serves. ANA is helping to fund a self-sustaining veterinarian clinic on the Zuni reservation.
Making tied fleece blankets for Navajo elementary school children who board at school during the week is a great family project anytime, but especially now as we are staying at home. Last year we had requests for over 100 blankets. Making them now will have us prepared for next school year. Click here for more information.
Food for Kids
On the Navajo Reservation, 99% of children qualify for free school breakfast and lunch—part of a great federal program that ensures kids can concentrate on their studies, but one that doesn’t do much for empty stomachs outside of school. ANA partners with Gallup’s Community Pantry to offer bags full of healthy snacks to more than 900 students so they have food to eat over the weekend. The need for your help is great!
Shawnadine Becenti was one of ANA's earliest scholarship recipients when she was a student at University of New Mexico-Gallup. We have assisted her as she pursued her masters, then her Family Nurse Practioner degree. She is now pursuing her doctorate and will graduate in May of 2024. ANA has been honored to partner in her journey. Shawnadine is a professor at UNM-G and was formerly a member of ANA’s Board of Directors.