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Puyallup Tribe to run first cancer care center in Indian Country (03/19)
The Salish Integrative Oncology Care Center will incorporate modern and traditional treatments.

House panel holds first hearing with Indian and Insular Affairs (03/18)
Obama administration officials presented the fiscal year 2016 budget requests for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Indian Health Service and the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians.

Native Sun News: Oil spill threatens North Dakota tribe's water (03/18)
It wasn’t until two years ago that the families in this rural community of 600 were able to connect to running supplies of drinking water.

Andre Cramblit: A journey continues after weight loss surgery (03/18)
Prior to my surgery I weighed 370 pounds and had a BMI of 55.

Another tribal amendment offered for anti-trafficking measure (03/17)
Partisan bickering over the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act has left the Senate at a virtual standstill.

Native Sun News: Rapid City leader looks to address addictions (03/17)
One way 'we are all related' is the way addiction impacts individuals, families and communities no matter the color of our skin.

Mary Pember: Alaska Natives bring healing in a traditional way (03/16)
Calricaraq means (Healthy Living) in Yup’ik and is unlike any other mental health professional intervention team.

Plate Lab: A healthy granola bar inspired by Red Lake Nation rice (03/13)
A recipe from the Mitsitam Native Foods Cafe at the National Museum of the American Indian.

Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux youth step up to address suicide (03/13)
The loss of a child’s life in any community is devastating, but when it is the loss of five young lives in the span of a few months by means of suicide it becomes tragic.

Tribal Hemp and Cannabis Summit set for April 23 in New Mexico (03/12)
Interest in marijuana continues to grow in Indian Country, judging by the number of meetings and organizations popping up.

Torres Martinez Tribe won't sell marijuana directly to consumers (03/12)
The tribe plans to provide the product to medical shops across the state.

Amendment includes tribes in anti-human trafficking measure (03/11)
Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyoming) wants tribes to be eligible for anti-trafficking funds and programs.

Cherokee Nation nurse returns from Ebola efforts in West Africa (03/10)
Dana Hayworth, who works at a tribal hospital, spent nearly two months in Liberia.

Jacqueline Keeler: Tribes showing interest in growing marijuana (03/10)
At the very first Tribal Marijuana Conference, the former chairman of the Moapa Paiute tribe, William Anderson, tall and dignified and walking with a cane, explained to me what brought him.

New House subcommittee on Indian issues to hold first hearing (03/09)
Insular Affairs have been added to the panel's jurisdiction despite significant legal and policy differences with Indian Country.

Michael Bird: Dental care comes up short for New Mexico tribes (03/09)
In one New Mexico pueblo, 70 percent of adults suffer from untreated dental decay, and 58 percent of the children live with untreated dental decay.

Andre Cramblit: Dramatic decision paid off for my health status (03/09)
Obesity has been a problem for me most of my life. Growing up I shopped in the husky section.

Michael Paul Hill: Agent Orange sprayed on Arizona reservation (03/06)
In June of 1964, helicopters from the U.S. Geological Survey began spraying an herbicidal chemical along the Gila and San Carlos rivers.

Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Tribe launches marijuana project (03/05)
The tribe is working with Red Crow, a Native-owned company, to develop a medical cannabis production and processing facility on the reservation.

Mississippi Choctaws hold ribbon-cutting at $55M health center (03/05)
The 180,000 square-foot facility will be fully operational on March 9.

Yurok Tribe planning to debut new justice facility in the spring (03/04)
The center will house the tribal court system and the wellness court.

Lummi Nation leader moves ahead with tribal cannabis group (03/03)
The first official meeting of the Tribal Leaders Cannabis Association will take place March 12 in Las Vegas.

Just Joking: Humor from National Congress of American Indians (03/02)
Deflategate, hot flashes and Grandpa Senator drew laughs at NCAI's winter session in Washington, D.C., last week.

Marijuana presented as another opportunity for Indian Country (03/02)
The first-ever Tribal Marijuana Conference drew a large crowd in Washington.

Updates from National Congress of American Indians DC meeting (02/27)
The status of leadership at the Indian Health Service, updates from members of Congress and a tribal court jurisdiction case were some highlights from this week's session.

Alaska Native lawmaker in hospital after emergency at capitol (02/26)
Rep. Ben Nageak (D) is reported to be in stable condition at a hospital in Juneau.

Mobile dental clinic takes service to Navajo Nation communities (02/25)
Almost 70 percent of Navajo children have untreated tooth decay, according to a 2014 study.

Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe confirms measles exposure at clinic (02/23)
The four cases appear to have originated with a man who visited the clinic late last month.

Oglala Sioux Tribe prepares to open new health clinic in May (02/18)
Tribal members have been working on the clinic for 40 years.

Interview with Sioux Chef Sean Sherman about Native foods (02/16)
The Minneapolis Star Tribune interviews Sean Sherman, better known as The Sioux Chef.

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe files suit over contract support costs (02/13)
The tribe is accusing the Indian Health Service of underfunding a self-determination contract.

Northern Arapaho Tribe asks judge to block health care rules (02/13)
The tribe faces $1.5 million tax penalties if it does not provide insurance to employees.

Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux student earns top scholarship (02/13)
Red Cloud Indian School senior Jamie Rae Richards has earned the prestigious Horatio Alger Scholarship.

Robert McSwain named acting director of Indian Health Service (02/10)
Yvette Roubideaux will serve as a senior advisor while her official confirmation as director is sorted out.

Mark Trahant: Our national soap opera -- the Affordable Care Act (02/06)
The Affordable Care Act is like a national soap opera that should rivet any audience. Will the law survive?

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