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California county approves limits on marijuana near tribal lands California county approves limits on marijuana near tribal lands (01/12)
The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation asked for a 1,000-foot buffer zone.
Alaska Native village still seeking approval for 'life-saving road' Alaska Native village still seeking approval for 'life-saving road' (01/11)
Indian Country remains wary of Republican president-elect Donald Trump but change in the nation's capital could benefit a rural Native community in Alaska.
Indian Health Service to award scholarships and loan repayments Indian Health Service to award scholarships and loan repayments (01/10)
The agency plans to award about $13.7 million in scholarships and about $30 million in loan repayments.
Native Sun News Today: Nation building through food sovereignty Native Sun News Today: Nation building through food sovereignty (01/10)
Localizing food facilities and methods inspections, establishing codes to protect seed banks and traditional planting and harvesting methods are some ways to exercise tribal sovereignty.
Indian Health Service takes steps to expand community health aide program Indian Health Service takes steps to expand community health aide program (01/09)
The IHS is forming a national workgroup after hearing positive feedback from tribes in the Lower 48.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Oceti Sakowin suffer at Indian Health Service Ivan Star Comes Out: Oceti Sakowin suffer at Indian Health Service (01/06)
We will continue to endure government abuse, racial intolerance, injustice, and poor health.
Native Sun News Today: Northern Cheyenne Tribe promotes safety Native Sun News Today: Northern Cheyenne Tribe promotes safety (01/05)
A coalition of programs and staff on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation have organized to promote the increased use of seatbelts and child safety seats.
Republicans take initial steps to dismantle Indian health care law Republicans take initial steps to dismantle Indian health care law (01/04)
The GOP pledge to repeal Obamacare leaves the Indian Health Care Improvement Act at risk.
Native Sun News Today: Opposition to drilling test in Lakota territory Native Sun News Today: Opposition to drilling test in Lakota territory (12/20)
Haakon County Commission members, meeting here on December 6, convened in a larger room than usual when they found their venue filled with citizens concerned that a proposed deep bore hole drilling project would lead to disposal of high-level radioactive nuclear waste.
Michael Running Wolf: #NoDAPL kitchen serves traditional foods Michael Running Wolf: #NoDAPL kitchen serves traditional foods (12/20)
The landscape of these indigenous-led kitchens that feed thousands of water protectors is dynamic, much like the ad hoc camps that depend upon them.
Ruth Hopkins: Indigenous science emphasizes our connectedness Ruth Hopkins: Indigenous science emphasizes our connectedness (12/19)
Writer Ruth Hopkins, a member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate, shares indigenous science from the Oceti Sakowin:
Native Sun News Today: Tribes left out of plans for new hospital Native Sun News Today: Tribes left out of plans for new hospital (12/13)
The Indian Health Service has plans to tear down 16 historic buildings to make room for a large, two story hospital at the Sioux San site in Rapid City, South Dakota.
Lakota Country Times: Food sovereignty for the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Lakota Country Times: Food sovereignty for the Rosebud Sioux Tribe (12/12)
Shoppers across the Sicangu Nation will now have a little help in choosing healthy foods at the supermarket.
Native Sun News Today: More tribal citizens sign up for Medicaid in Montana Native Sun News Today: More tribal citizens sign up for Medicaid in Montana (12/09)
The Medicaid expansion effort in Montana started in January 2016 and to date has gained 61,233 new clients, of which 14 percent or 8,299 are Indians.
Indian Health Service plans to award $1.4M in Native youth grants Indian Health Service plans to award $1.4M in Native youth grants (12/07)
The money will be used to address suicidal behavior and substance misuse among Native youth.
Lakota Country Times: Laced marijuana finds its way to Pine Ridge Lakota Country Times: Laced marijuana finds its way to Pine Ridge (12/02)
On the Pine Ridge Reservation more and more tribal citizens are coming up ill after unknowingly smoking marijuana that has been laced with other drugs.
Native youth remain hopeful as nation transitions to new president Native youth remain hopeful as nation transitions to new president (11/30)
The #NoDAPL movement, preventing suicide and promoting educational opportunities are among the top priorities of the new generation in Indian Country.
Mark Trahant: Indian health care at risk with Donald Trump's administration Mark Trahant: Indian health care at risk with Donald Trump's administration (11/30)
President-elect Donald Trump and Congress are moving quickly to reshape health care, including the Indian Health system.
Four Alaska Natives dead amid statewide outbreak of strep bacteria Four Alaska Natives dead amid statewide outbreak of strep bacteria (11/30)
A total of 28 cases have been reported, with Native homeless men suffering the most.
Lakota Country Times: Herbalist brings medicine to Standing Rock #NoDAPL camps Lakota Country Times: Herbalist brings medicine to Standing Rock #NoDAPL camps (11/30)
Anne White Hat, Sicangu Lakota Herbalist, created several remedies which were recently distributed to the Water Protectors residing in the #NoDAPL camps.
Lakota Country Times: Center debuts yoga classes on Rosebud Sioux Reservation Lakota Country Times: Center debuts yoga classes on Rosebud Sioux Reservation (11/23)
Several local residents were invited to celebrate a grand opening by participating in the very first yoga class at the Nape Woapiye Holistic Center.
Indian Health Service warns Nooksack Tribe about disenrollees Indian Health Service warns Nooksack Tribe about disenrollees (11/22)
Another federal agency is stepping in as the Washington tribe removes more than a third of its people from the rolls.
Mark Trahant: Funding Indian health in the era of Donald Trump Mark Trahant: Funding Indian health in the era of Donald Trump (11/21)
During the campaign, Donald Trump promised to repeal the Affordable Care Act, including Medicaid expansion, but said there would be a replacement insurance program of some kind.
Republicans get behind Donald Trump as new challenges emerge for tribes Republicans get behind Donald Trump as new challenges emerge for tribes (11/18)
Major hurdles include funding for Indian programs and understanding the incoming president's new leadership team.
André Cramblit: A new adventure at urban Indian health center André Cramblit: A new adventure at urban Indian health center (11/14)
'Find new ways you can help serve our people.'
Opinion: Fulfill promise to establish office for Indian men's health Opinion: Fulfill promise to establish office for Indian men's health (11/11)
Unfortunately, many critically needed sections of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act have yet to be realized.
Tribes working to protect Indian health with Donald Trump in office Tribes working to protect Indian health with Donald Trump in office (11/11)
Tribes are worried about losing a key Indian health care law with Republicans in control of Washington.
Vi Waln: More awareness of breast cancer needed in Indian Country Vi Waln: More awareness of breast cancer needed in Indian Country (11/04)
Out of all the different cancers our people are afflicted with, American Indian women are the most likely to die from breast cancer.
Lakota Country Times: Rosebud citizen honored for health care efforts Lakota Country Times: Rosebud citizen honored for health care efforts (11/04)
Leon Leader Charge, a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, was honored for his work in improving Indian health.
The Sioux Chef is on track to open indigenous restaurant in Minnesota in 2017 The Sioux Chef is on track to open indigenous restaurant in Minnesota in 2017 (10/27)
Sean Sherman raised nearly $149,000 -- the most ever for a restaurant campaign on Kickstarter.
Mark Trahant: Native candidates for Congress in final stretch Mark Trahant: Native candidates for Congress in final stretch (10/26)
Thirteen days and counting. And the election issue once again is the Affordable Care Act.
Cronkite News: Fighting the opioid epidemic in Indian Country Cronkite News: Fighting the opioid epidemic in Indian Country (10/25)
A crowded session at the National Congress of American Indians annual convention focused on opioid addiction.
Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe opens nursing home Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe opens nursing home (10/24)
The 60-bed, 55,000 square-foot facility is located on tribal land near Whiteclay, Nebraska.
Mary Annette Pember: First baby born at water protector camp Mary Annette Pember: First baby born at water protector camp (10/20)
'For Zintkala Mahpiya Wi Blackowl, Sky Bird Woman, the birth of her baby girl at one of the water protector camps in North Dakota was the ultimate act of resistance.'
Arne Vainio: Honoring unsung heroes in our throwaway society Arne Vainio: Honoring unsung heroes in our throwaway society (10/18)
The longer I’m in the doctor business, the more I realize true healing is love and forgiveness and redemption and hope.

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