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Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigns (04/11)
Kathleen Sebelius, the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, is leaving the Obama administration.

BIA and IHS hold another consultation on contract support costs (04/08)
The Obama administration has scheduled another tribal consultation session to talk about contract support costs and has extended a deadline for comments on the matter.

Congress passes renewal of Special Diabetes Program for Indians (04/02)
The National Indian Health Board said it will continue to press for a longer extension to the Special Diabetes Program for Indians.

Mary Annette Pember: Meskwaki family moves to save son's life (03/28)
Quincy Grittmann, a member of the Meskwaki Tribe of Iowa, is moving to Colorado in hopes of saving her son's life through the use of medical marijuana.

House passes extension of Special Diabetes Program for Indians (03/28)
The House approved a one-year extension of the Special Diabetes Program for Indians on Thursday.

Leslie Wheelock: USDA backs nutritious foods in Indian Country (03/27)
Leslie Wheelock, a member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin who serves as director of the Office of Tribal Relations, at the Department of Agriculture, discusses food distribution in Indian Country.

Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee's hearing on budget (03/26)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a hearing this afternoon to discuss the fiscal year 2015 budget request for Indian programs.

Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe takes action in HIV outbreak (03/26)
In response to an increased number of HIV infections in Shannon County the Oglala Sioux Tribe’s executive committee has passed a resolution authorizing the approval of a new initiative to address the outbreak.

Mark Trahant: Affordable Care Act ought to be more transparent (03/26)
We are near another major deadline — March 31 — and some six months into the Affordable Care Act’s implementation and there is not one official scrap of information reporting how well Indian Country is being served.

Witness list for Senate Indian Affairs Committee budget hearing (03/25)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a hearing tomorrow to discuss the fiscal year 2015 budget request for Indian programs.

Jimmy Carter seeks permission to bring medical service to tribe (03/25)
Former president Jimmy Carter is seeking permission from Brazil and Venezuela to bring medical services to a remote tribe in the Amazon.

White House Blog: Tribes urge membership to #GetCoveredNow (03/25)
With a March 31 deadline approaching, tribes are taking part in a nationwide campaign to get as many American Indians and Alaska Natives enrolled under the Affordable Care Act.

Report: Choctaw Nation sees extremely high rate of teen births (03/24)
The teen birth rate has fallen dramatically over the last two decades, with the exception of the Choctaw Nation in Oklahoma.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee schedules hearing on five bills (03/24)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a legislative hearing on Wednesday, April 2.

Notah Begay: Support bigger tax on junk foods on Navajo Nation (03/24)
Golfer Notah Begay supports a bill to increase the tax on junk foods on the Navajo Nation.

Mashantucket Tribe donates $40K from annual diabetes event (03/21)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut donated $40,000 to two diabetes organizations.

Raina Thiele: Tribal Day of Action for Affordable Care Act signups (03/21)
Raina Thiele (Pedro Bay Native Village) of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs encourages Indian Country to signup for coverage under the Affordable Care Act by March 31.

Lillian Sparks Robinson: ACA brings benefits to Indian Country (03/13)
Lillian Sparks Robison, the Commissioner for the Administration for Native Americans, explains how the Affordable Care Act benefits American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Mark Trahant: Improving oral health through tribal sovereignty (03/11)
The challenge in health care can be boiled down to two ideas: Improve the quality and cut the costs.

Gila River Indian Community saw eight youth suicides in a year (03/10)
The Gila River Indian Community of Arizona saw eight youth suicides over the course of the year, a situation that's all too common throughout Indian Country.

Poarch Band of Creek Indians debuts two health care facilities (03/04)
The Poarch Band of Creek Indians in Alabama opened the doors to two new health care facilities.

Indian Health Service receives small increase with new budget (03/04)
The Indian Health Service would see $4.6 billion under the fiscal year 2015 budget that President Barack Obama released today.

Mark Trahant: Paul Ryan wrong about Indian health care funding (03/04)
Paul Ryan is wrong. Way wrong.

Navajo Nation to convert detox center into treatment facility (02/28)
The Navajo Nation plans to convert a detoxification center into a substance abuse treatment center.

Native Sun News: A call for more HIV testing in Indian Country (02/27)
In recognition of the 8th annual National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, organizers are calling for increased testing for the disease in Indian communities across the country.

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