House repeals health care act, including IHCIA, once again (05/17)
The House voted 229-195 to pass H.R.45, a bill that repeals the Affordable Care Act. All Republicans voted to repeal the ACA. That included the only two tribal members in...
Montana tribe anticipates problems with Affordable Care Act (05/15)
The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of Montana is anticipating problems with the new Affordable Care Act. Enrolled tribal members won't have to comply with the insurance mandate in the...
Agency urges states to lower threshold for drunken driving (05/15)
The National Transportation Safety Board is urging states to lower the threshold for drunken driving. The current threshold is a blood alcohol content of 0.08. The NTSB said lowering it...
Oneida Nation puts emphasis on healthy, local produced food (05/14)
Oneida Nation Farms. Photo © Oneida Nation Farms The Oneida Nation of Wisconsin is building a local food economy. The tribe operates two farms that supply products to students...
Health care reform law includes limited definition of 'Indian' (05/13)
The Affordable Care Act requires all Americans to obtain health insurance but a key provision exempts American Indians and Alaska Natives who receive care through the Indian Health Service. But...
Goshute Tribes launch first health care facility off reservation (05/13)
The Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation have opened the first off-reservation health facility in Utah, The Salt Lake Tribune reports. The 3,800 square-foot Sacred Circle Health Care in downtown...
Mark Trahant: Republicans put target on Indian health care (05/13)
The U.S. House of Representatives has scheduled a vote Thursday to repeal the Affordable Care Act (including the permanent authorization of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act). House Majority...
Vi Waln: Teachers put Indian students' mental health at risk (05/13)
Vi Waln on teachers who are affecting the well-being of Indian students: There is one teacher at a local middle school whose behavior was recently brought to my attention. He...
Native Sun News: Program encourages healthy pregnancies (05/13)
Drinking and becoming pregnant is a risky business for both mother and child. However, a new program in Pine Ridge and Rapid City is helping women decide how much they want to drink and what they can do to guarantee a healthy pregnancy.
IHS facility on Navajo Nation aims to improve patient service (05/09)
An Indian Health Service facility on the Navajo Nation is looking for ways to improve its customer service. The Northern Navajo Medical Center in Shiprock, New Mexico, started a committee...
Jodi Gillette: Another year of Let's Move! in Indian Country (05/08)
Jodi Gillette, the Senior Policy Advisor for Native American Affairs at the White House, on the two-year anniversary of Let's Move! in Indian Country: I recently had the honor of...
Sen. Murkowski challenges DOI on contract support costs (05/08)
YouTube: Senator Murkowski to Secretary Jewell on Contract Support Costs Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) pushed the Obama administration on Tuesday to abide by the U.S. Supreme Court decision in...
Native Sun News: Oglala student brings dance fever to Rapid (05/08)
A dance event organized by Vaughn Vargas, student at the Oglala Lakota College and board member of the Adolescent Substance Abuse Prevention was held at Main Street Square in Rapid City, S.D. on Friday afternoon.
IHS continues to see rise in new HIV cases on Navajo Nation (05/06)
New HIV cases on the Navajo Nation. Image from The Farmington Daily Times. The Indian Health Service continues to see an increase in new HIV cases on the Navajo...
CDC finds 65 percent increase in Native American suicide rate (05/03)
The suicide rate among Native American adults grew 65.2 percent in the past decade, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a new report. The rate of suicide...
NPR: Medicaid expansion aids tribal members in New Mexico (04/30)
Tristan Ahtone reports on how the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act will benefit Native Americans in New Mexico: TRISTAN AHTONE, BYLINE: New Mexico has one of the...
Column: Oglala Sioux boy with heart problem wants to dance (04/29)
A young patient from the Oglala Sioux Tribe gets to see a cardiologist: She sits silently as the doctor from faraway Omaha takes her grandson's pulse, orders X-rays and blood...
Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee's budget hearing (04/24)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held an oversight hearing this afternoon on the fiscal year 2014 budget request for tribal programs. The committee first heard from Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn,...
Obama nominates Yvette Roubideaux for second term at IHS (04/24)
President Barack Obama has nominated Yvette Roubideaux to serve another term as director of the Indian Health Service. Roubideaux, a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, joined the Obama administration...
Native Sun News: Lakota Voice Project takes on youth suicide (04/17)
The Lakota Voice project is continuing its efforts to stem the epidemic of youth suicide in Indian country. The project that has used abstract means in the past to fight youth suicide is now expanding and employing the talents of the widely acclaimed graffiti artist “Focus” to further promote their message of hope.
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