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Blog: Tanka Fund aims to grow Indian Country's bison economy (07/25)
The GOAT Blog on High Country News explores the Tanka Fund, an effort to restore bison to Indian communities.

IHS pays $53M to settle another contract support cost dispute (07/25)
SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium was underpaid on contracts from 1999 to 2013.

Indian Health Service discloses privacy breach of patient data (07/25)
A file folder containing names, Social Security numbers and VA information was left in a public place.

Native Sun News: IHS hospital at Pine Ridge undergoes review (07/25)
Two weeks ago the Pine Ridge Indian Health Service Unit underwent a full survey conducted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to determine if the hospital is meeting the minimum requirements.

S.E. Ruckman: Tribal members share frustrations on IHS care (07/24)
S.E. Ruckman writes about a meeting where tribal members shared horror stories about the level of service at the Lawton Indian Hospital.

Woman waiting in line at SCIA hearing reportedly had bedbugs (07/24)
The woman apparently was paid to wait in line for the hearing.

Remote tribes facing threats from drug trafficking and logging (07/24)
At least 77 uncontacted tribes are believed to live along the border of Peru and Brazil.

Fond du Lac Band tries to uncover cause of foodborne illness (07/23)
Tribal administrator said food from a recent powwow and other outdoor events could be linked to the outbreak.

Native Sun News: Great Plains tribes call for full contract funds (07/23)
Taking a step towards holding the federal government accountable, the Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Association is calling out the United States, Administration and Congress.

Members of remote tribe receive care before heading home (07/22)
The seven members indicated they were fleeing violence along the Peru-Brazil border.

IHS pays $29.5M to end contract dispute with Cherokee Nation (07/15)
The tribe won a unanimous decision from the Supreme Court in 2005.

Audio: House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs (07/15)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs embraced three bills while the Indian Health Service was more guarded about a forward funding bill.

Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on four tribal billls (07/14)
Bills affect self-determination, land-into-trust and the Indian Health Service.

Study finds high rate of dental problems among Navajo children (07/09)
Rate of untreated tooth decay is far higher than the national average.

State seeks to enter lawsuit over road for Alaska Native village (07/08)
Gov. Sean Parnell (R) says the $21 million project will be funded entirely by the state.

Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs sets hearing (07/08)
Bills affect self-determination, land-into-trust and the Indian Health Service.

MPR: Cancer hits hardest among American Indians in Minnesota (07/08)
Minnesota Public Radio reports on the high rates of cancer among American Indians in the state.

Tristan Ahtone: Navajo veteran returns from war a changed man (07/07)
Tristan Ahtone shares the story of Lonnie Al Watts, a Navajo Nation veteran who died last year at the age of 37.

KGOU: Dolores Bigfoot from Indian Country Child Trauma Center (07/07)
KGOU talks to Delores Bigfoot about her work with the Indian Country Child Trauma Center.

Remains of Indian patients at infamous hospital being reburied (07/07)
The remains are among more than 3,500 that were discovered at the institution in 2005.

AARP News: Grants help older Native Americans fight hunger (07/02)
The AARP Foundation has awarded a total of $438,000 to First Nations Development Institute to fight hunger among elders in Indian Country.

Choctaw Nation and Chickasaw Nation sign agreement for clinic (07/01)
Choctaw Nation will manage clinic on its own under a new agreement.

ANTHC accepts $153M settlement in contract support cost case (07/01)
Settlement is the largest single payout reached with the Indian Health Service.

Yvette Roubideaux: Let's Move in Indian Country marks 3rd year (07/01)
Program celebrates birthday at Zuni Pueblo in New Mexico.

NNHA: Dental care arrives too late for many in Indian Country (06/27)
The Native Health News Alliance reports on efforts to improve dental care in Indian Country.

IHS announces plans to employ more Native American veterans (06/27)
Goal is to raise Native veteran employment rate from 6 percent to 9 percent.

Chickasaw Nation set to welcome patients at new health facility (06/26)
New clinic is already providing services to tribal employees.

KUCB: Alaska tribe seeks to replace hospital destroyed in WWII (06/25)
The facility could cost up to $100 million.

Widow of late activist Russell Means files wrongful death case (06/23)
Doctors failed to diagnose cancer despite repeated visits to clinics.

Editorial: Ponca Tribe makes strides in boosting health service (06/16)
Nebraska newspaper praises the Ponca Tribe for tackling behavioral health issues.

Native Sun News: Lakota leaders discuss Indian health issues (06/13)
Peter Catches, co-founder of the Pine Ridge-based Oceti Wakan, and Dr. Donald Warne, an Oglala Lakota who directs the Master of Public Health program at North Dakota State University, took part in the First Annual Pocahontas Memorial Research Symposium.

Rebecca Wald: Mistreatment leads to health disparity for tribes (06/11)
Rebecca Wald explains the health challenges facing American Indians in Mendocino County, California.

Native Sun News: Big crowd turns out for field hearing on IHS (06/09)
More than 100 tribal members from Montana and Wyoming packed the community meeting room at a field hearing to consider Indian Health Service problems

Members of Mille Lacs Band participate in weight loss challenge (06/06)
Tribal members lost over 1,000 pounds during 16-week challenge.

Senate confirms Sylvia Mathews Burwell as Secretary for HHS (06/06)
Navajo Nation Vice President Rex Lee Jim to work closely with new leader as chair of the Secretary's Tribal Advisory Committee.

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