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Big changes are in the works at an urban Indian Health Service hospital in South Dakota. Did you know about it?
Native American veterans still struggling to get the health care they were promised
Access to health care has been a challenge for Native American veterans for decades, and they suffer some of the worst health outcomes
'A Return to Tradition': Red Lake Nation hosts annual health and wellness gathering
The Fourteenth Annual Red Lake Community Wellness Gathering took place at Red Lake Nation College in Minnesota.
Native Americans fight historical discrimination to lower diabetes, obesity rates
Native American adults are 50 percent more likely to be affected by obesity than non-Hispanic whites. They also are twice as likely as non-Hispanic whites to have diabetes.
'Lives at risk': Indian Health Service hit with lawsuit over $1.8 million in disputed payments
An Indian Health Service dispute has escalated with a lawsuit and a prominent citizen of the Blackfeet Nation accusing the federal agency of putting the lives of his fellow people at risk.
'We can help ourselves:' Native women come together to confront high rates of maternal mortality
Too many Native women are dying due to complications from pregnancy and childbirth – deaths that should be preventable with the right intervention and care.
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Playing politics wth America's health care
The cost of prescription drugs has gotten out of control and Americans are paying way too much for life-saving treatments.
Rep. Tom Cole: A bipartisan commitment to America's defense
For nearly 60 years, lawmakers in both chambers and on both sides of the aisle have affirmed their bipartisan commitment to providing for our common defense.
Trump's nominee for Indian Health Service promises positive changes
What a difference a strong nominee makes when it comes to Indian Country's health and wellness.
Bakken cough: An oil field workers dilemma
New oil-and-gas pipeline protection measures could help people like Lisa Deville and her family, who suffer from fracking industry pollution on their tribal homelands.
New Cherokee Health Center will transform health care for generations
The largest tribal outpatient health facility is now open in the capital of the Cherokee Nation.
Arizona saw children’s obesity drop after WIC required healthier foods
Child obesity rates declined after the federal Women, Infants, and Children program increased access to healthier food products.
‘Broken promises’ report details government’s history of failing tribes
Tribal leaders went before Congress to demand the government address longstanding problems in Indian Country – and not for the first time.
CDC museum features Indian Country exhibits
The health and wellness of American Indians and Alaska Natives – both in rural and urban settings – is a complex challenge with multiple solutions.
Rep. Tom Cole: Making Alzheimer’s a priority on Capitol Hill
Like many others across the nation, my family knows all too well the heartbreaking decline that takes place in those suffering with Alzheimer’s.
Rosebud veteran changing the lives of youth
Following his retirement from the U.S. Marine Corps, Dion Reynolds brought his military experience back to Rosebud to change the lives of reservation youth.
YES! Magazine: Indigenous communities exercise food sovereignty
Thanks to a union of land cooperatives, people in Puebla have food sovereignty and education in Nahuatl instead of mega-projects and a Walmart.
An Inuit approach to cancer care promotes self-determination and reconciliation
In Canada, Inuit and academic health care researchers have teamed up to combat poor cultural awareness in mainstream health care services.
Grant allows Native American nonprofit to expand medical services in Phoenix
More medical services will be available to Native Americans in Phoenix, Arizona, thanks to a $200,000 federal grant awarded to Native American Connections.
'The spirits are talking': Leaders speak of hope and healing in reservation border town
The wind speaks in this place. Sometimes it’s loud and abrasive and seeks to humble those who have failed to listen to the truths it has breathed upon them.
Prediabetes screenings may lower rate of diabetes among Native Americans
Hispanics, Native Americans and African Americans are most at risk for diabetes, with racial and ethnic minorities reporting the highest rates of the debilitating disease.
IHS history makes doctors like Weber inevitable
It took more than 25 years before the hammer of justice came down on pedophile pediatrician Stanley Patrick Weber. His crimes were over a century in the making at the Indian Health Service.
VIDEO: Celebrating fitness and healthy lifestyles #NCAIAnnual19
Tribal leaders and youth showed their commitment to wellness as the National Congress of American Indians continued its 76th annual convention.
Breaking the silence: Native Americans overcome taboos in battle against suicide
American Indians and Alaska Natives die of suicide at a rate higher than any other racial and ethnic group.
Addressing food insecurity in northeast Oklahoma
Many people within Cherokee Nation rely on local food banks when times are tough.
UW News: Law school events focus on uranium and treaties
The University of Wyoming College of Law is hosting two public events focusing on water contamination on one reservation and and a treaty rights case recently decided by the Supreme Court.
Presidential candidates continue outreach in Indian Country
With a growing number of communities celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day, another Democratic presidential candidate announced plans to improve the government's relationship with the first Americans.
Rep. Tom Cole: Addressing the high cost of prescription drugs
Especially for those Americans who rely on regular prescriptions, the high cost of purchasing their vital medicine is an all too familiar burden.
IHS doctor found guilty
A federal jury convicted former Indian Health Service pediatrician Stanley Patrick Weber of all 11 criminal counts for sexually abusing four boys on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
YES! Magazine: Indigenous women find a safe space in T’ja Xuj
After traveling thousands of miles fleeing violence and discrimination, LGBTQ women -- many of them Indigenous -- find safety and support at T’ja Xuj.
‘A safe place’ at Pine Ridge
Nagi Nunpa Hocaka, the Two Spirit Circle, is working to reduce the high rate of suicide and substance abuse on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Tribal health insurance coverage rose, but still trailed U.S. average
The number of Indian Health Service patients with insurance rose from 64 percent in 2013 to 78 percent in 2018, according to a new report.
Two-Spirit woman: Overcoming trauma
When Carla Douglas was born, her mother wanted a daughter so badly she named the young child Carla Georgina and began dressing her in girl's clothing.
Navajo Nation welcomes key lawmaker to reservation for uranium mining forum
Leaders of the Navajo Nation are eager to show how uranium mining continues to affect their people as they host a key member of Congress.
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Putting an end to the opioid epidemic
On average, 130 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose.
Trump administration goes on the record for Indian Country funding
Does the Trump administration support funding the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service ahead of time?
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