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Indian Health Service names new medical officer in Great Plains Indian Health Service names new medical officer in Great Plains (09/23)
Tribal leaders had complained about the prior person in the position.
Opinion: New Mexico tribes join fight against opioid epidemic Opinion: New Mexico tribes join fight against opioid epidemic (09/21)
'It doesn’t matter where you live – East Liverpool or Washington D.C., in rural or urban America or Indian country – nearly everyone has been touched by this national epidemic.'
Environmental Health News: Menominee Nation battles mining project Environmental Health News: Menominee Nation battles mining project (09/20)
Guy Reiter was an archaeologist before he was an activist. But the two merged after a dream six years ago.
Indian Health Service awards large contract in Great Plains Area Indian Health Service awards large contract in Great Plains Area (09/20)
The contract is worth $6.8 million for one year but could be extended to five years for a total cost of $100 million.
Native Sun News Today: Urban Indians lose emergency services at Indian Health Service facility Native Sun News Today: Urban Indians lose emergency services at Indian Health Service facility (09/20)
For many Indians living in and around Rapid City, news that Indian Health Service would temporarily be closing their emergency room at Sioux San Hospital comes as a surprise.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules business meeting Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules business meeting (09/19)
Bills to reform the Indian Health Service and improve economic development opportunities in Indian Country are on the agenda.
Arne Vainio: A father wishes for 'more time' after burying his son Arne Vainio: A father wishes for 'more time' after burying his son (09/19)
I saw his obituary in a Sunday paper that was almost a year old.
House committee considers bill to reform Indian Health Service House committee considers bill to reform Indian Health Service (09/14)
A tribally-supported bill to reform the troubled agency is taking a step forward on Capitol Hill.
Indian Health Service crisis continues with shutdown at hospital Indian Health Service crisis continues with shutdown at hospital (09/14)
Leaders of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe were stunned when they were told about the shutdown with prior consultation.
House easily approves bills for Native youth and tribal tourism House easily approves bills for Native youth and tribal tourism (09/13)
The Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children Act and the Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience Act are non-controversial although neither comes with federal funds.
House schedules action on Native youth and tribal tourism bills House schedules action on Native youth and tribal tourism bills (09/12)
The Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children Act and the Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience Act are moving closer to becoming law.
Arne Vainio receives 'Unsung Hero' award for efforts in Minnesota Arne Vainio receives 'Unsung Hero' award for efforts in Minnesota (09/06)
Arne Vainio is a physician and member of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe.
Tim Giago: Surviving open heart surgery and Cabbage Pod the cat Tim Giago: Surviving open heart surgery and Cabbage Pod the cat (09/06)
Most of the problems we experience in later life with our hearts are caused by bad habits (smoking and drinking) and by bad diets (too much fatty food) or undue stress.
Bear River Band schedules grand opening for new recreation center Bear River Band schedules grand opening for new recreation center (09/02)
The 23,000 square-foot Bear River Recreation Center features basketball courts, a gym and an activity center.
Indian Health Service hosts meeting with Direct Service Tribes Indian Health Service hosts meeting with Direct Service Tribes (08/30)
Direct Service Tribes are the tribes that rely on the IHS to provide health care to their communities.
Second switched at birth case uncovered at First Nation hospital Second switched at birth case uncovered at First Nation hospital (08/29)
Leon Swanson and David Tait Jr. were born days apart in early 1975 at the Norway House Indian Hospital
Hopi Tribe struggles to address high levels of arsenic in water Hopi Tribe struggles to address high levels of arsenic in water (08/25)
The tribe needs $18 million to $20 million to fix the water system but it doesn't have the money.
Native Sun News: Sage remains a special plant for Native peoples Native Sun News: Sage remains a special plant for Native peoples (08/24)
Peji hota or prairie sage (artemisia ludoviciana) is one of many native herbs of South Dakota and the Great Plains
Native village of Kwinhagak reels from fatal overdose of 19-year-old girl Native village of Kwinhagak reels from fatal overdose of 19-year-old girl (08/19)
Jamie Roberts was pronounced dead after health aides tried to resuscitate her for more than two hours.
Cronkite News: Fight erupts over reclaimed water on reservation in Arizona Cronkite News: Fight erupts over reclaimed water on reservation in Arizona (08/16)
A deal to trade drinking water for reclaimed water has been the source of a months-long battle on the on the Gila River Indian Community in Arizona.
Indian Health Service sued for delay in removing needle from patient's foot Indian Health Service sued for delay in removing needle from patient's foot (08/16)
Karrie Yankton, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, had to wait four days before a sewing needle was removed from her foot
Tribal Leaders: The Indian Health Service can't be fixed overnight Tribal Leaders: The Indian Health Service can't be fixed overnight (08/12)
It took years for systemic issues in Indian Health to materialize, and it will take years to turn them around.
Indian Health Service board certifies more health aides in Alaska Indian Health Service board certifies more health aides in Alaska (08/11)
The Community Health Aide Program trains Alaska Natives to provide services in their villages.
Lakota Country Times: Democrat Paula Hawks reaches out to tribes Lakota Country Times: Democrat Paula Hawks reaches out to tribes (08/10)
In a race that has received little attention from the South Dakota media, a fresh face is set to challenge incumbent Rep. Kristi Noem (R).
Witness list for field hearing on trauma and mental health in Indian Country Witness list for field hearing on trauma and mental health in Indian Country (08/09)
The field hearing takes place August 17 on the campus of the United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck, North Dakota.
Shingle Springs Band wins ruling in dispute over sovereign immunity Shingle Springs Band wins ruling in dispute over sovereign immunity (08/09)
The dispute arose after a former employee sued the tribe in California state court.
Lakota Country Times: Youth of Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe drive smoking policies Lakota Country Times: Youth of Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe drive smoking policies (08/09)
Young people were the driving force behind the Canli Coalition, a group who worked on the Smoke Free Air Act enacted by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe.
Lakota Country Times: Olympic legend Billy Mills congratulates runners at Rosebud Lakota Country Times: Olympic legend Billy Mills congratulates runners at Rosebud (08/05)
Billy Mills, Oglala Lakota Olympic Gold Medalist, visited Rosebud to help with the 3rd Annual Half Marathon Run by greeting all finishers with a medal and a hug.
Puyallup Tribe updates compact in order to cultivate marijuana Puyallup Tribe updates compact in order to cultivate marijuana (08/04)
The tribe operates a cannabis institute and will be growing marijuana to help with medical needs.
Lakota Country Times: Rosebud Sioux Tribe promotes food sovereignty Lakota Country Times: Rosebud Sioux Tribe promotes food sovereignty (08/04)
The Rosebud Economic Development Corporation’s Food Sovereignty Initiative hosted a community meal, along with other activities, to showcase the progress of their huge garden.
Eastern Cherokees toughen drug laws and keep eye on treatment Eastern Cherokees toughen drug laws and keep eye on treatment (08/03)
The North Carolina tribe is imposing fines on Indians and non-Indians who bring drugs into the community and is building a new treatment center.
Indian Health Service finishes youth treatment center in California Indian Health Service finishes youth treatment center in California (08/02)
The Desert Sage Youth Wellness Center will provide alcohol and drug abuse treatment to youth ages 12 to 17.
Janine Pease: Our Indian children in Montana continue to fall behind Janine Pease: Our Indian children in Montana continue to fall behind (08/01)
The Kids Count Data Book helps us understand our families’ status and improve our children’s life opportunities for their strong and healthy futures.
Brandon Ecoffey: Oglala Sioux Tribe must start fitness revolution Brandon Ecoffey: Oglala Sioux Tribe must start fitness revolution (07/28)
Across the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation thousands of people have become aware of the benefits of living a more healthy and fit lifestyle
Native Sun News: Indian Health Service eyes new hospital in Rapid City Native Sun News: Indian Health Service eyes new hospital in Rapid City (07/28)
The Indian Health Service is planning to build a new hospital facility in the central portion of the Sioux San campus in Rapid City, South Dakota.

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