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Coquille Tribe donates $100K to help college with health programs Coquille Tribe donates $100K to help college with health programs (02/04)
The tribe is helping the Southwestern Oregon Community College build a new health and science technology building.
Group sues IHS for records about water pollution on Yakama Nation Group sues IHS for records about water pollution on Yakama Nation (02/04)
Friends of Toppenish Creek said its requests for documents about groundwater nitrate pollution on the reservation went unfulfilled.
Tribal leaders question management changes at IHS in Great Plains Tribal leaders question management changes at IHS in Great Plains (02/04)
The regional director of the Great Plains Area was removed just days before a major Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing.
IHS chief medical officer apologizes for comments about newborns IHS chief medical officer apologizes for comments about newborns (02/04)
The agency's top medical advice and guidance official admitted she told Senate staff: 'If you’ve only had two babies hit the floor in eight years that's pretty good.'
Tim Evans: Menominee Nation loses contract support costs case Tim Evans: Menominee Nation loses contract support costs case (02/03)
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously that a tribe has six years from the time a claim for self-determination contract support costs first arises to present the claim to a governmental agency allegedly owing it reimbursement for those costs.
Indian Health Service makes changes ahead of big Senate hearing Indian Health Service makes changes ahead of big Senate hearing (02/03)
The Great Plains Area is getting a new acting director following years of complaints by tribes in Nebraska and South Dakota.
Laura Waterman Wittstock: Horrors at facility for 'insane' Indians Laura Waterman Wittstock: Horrors at facility for 'insane' Indians (02/03)
The perverse history of governmental-Lakota/Dakota relations took a more sinister turn when the Hiawatha Insane Asylum was built 10 years after Wounded Knee, December 29, 1890.
Witness list for Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing into IHS Witness list for Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing into IHS (02/01)
Tribal representatives from the Great Plains Area will be joined by former Sen. Byron Dorgaon in discussing problems at the Indian Health Service.
Inspections of IHS facilities in Great Plains turn up big problems Inspections of IHS facilities in Great Plains turn up big problems (01/28)
The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare found serious problems at hospitals on the Pine Ridge Reservation and the Rosebud Sioux Reservation, both in South Dakota.
Tribes receive grants from Special Diabetes Program for Indians Tribes receive grants from Special Diabetes Program for Indians (01/28)
Congress authorized the program to provide $300 million over two years to help Indian Country fight high rates of the disease.
Operator of Passamaquoddy Tribe wastewater plant sentenced Operator of Passamaquoddy Tribe wastewater plant sentenced (01/28)
The tribe helped investigate the incident in which an estimated 96,000 gallons of raw sewage were released into the ground in a residential neighborhood.
Puyallup Tribe signs marijuana compact with Washington state Puyallup Tribe signs marijuana compact with Washington state (01/28)
The tribe is the third to sign an agreement with the state and is planning to open a marijuana testing facility in Fife.
Two Arizona tribes help IHS break ground on long-awaited clinic Two Arizona tribes help IHS break ground on long-awaited clinic (01/28)
The clinic at the Fort Yuma Service Unit is housed in a building that dates to 1852.
Navajo Nation confirms death of 17-year-old citizen to hantavirus Navajo Nation confirms death of 17-year-old citizen to hantavirus (01/27)
The girl, who lived on the Arizona portion of the reservation, was an exemplary student with a 4.0 GPA.
Senate committee reschedules IHS hearing and listening session Senate committee reschedules IHS hearing and listening session (01/25)
A blizzard that battered the East Coast continues to impact activities on Capitol Hill.
Menominee Nation loses contract support costs case at Supreme Court Menominee Nation loses contract support costs case at Supreme Court (01/25)
By a unanimous vote, the justices held that the tribe waited too long to pursue certain claims against the Indian Health Service.
Senate Indian Affairs Committee expands look into 'substandard' care at Indian Health Service Senate Indian Affairs Committee expands look into 'substandard' care at Indian Health Service (01/22)
Lawmakers and staff are convening a listening session to hear from tribal members across Indian Country in addition to looking at the Great Plains Area of the IHS.
EPA asserts a greater role as water crisis in Michigan continues EPA asserts a greater role as water crisis in Michigan continues (01/22)
Extremely high levels of lead have been detected in the city's water system, posing a danger to human lives.
Yurok Tribe declares state of emergency in response to suicides Yurok Tribe declares state of emergency in response to suicides (01/21)
In the past 18 months, seven people in a small community have taken their lives.
Tribes in California played a key role in reducing disease in 1900s Tribes in California played a key role in reducing disease in 1900s (01/20)
History professor Clifford E. Trafzer is completing a book that details the collaboration between tribal and western medicine.
Little River Band contributes $10K to assist city during water crisis Little River Band contributes $10K to assist city during water crisis (01/19)
Extremely high levels of lead have been discovered in the water system in Flint, Michigan.
South Dakota Legislature hears first State of the Tribes address South Dakota Legislature hears first State of the Tribes address (01/15)
Chairman Harold Frazier of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe discussed health care, youth suicide and economic development during the inaugural speech.
Senate Indian Affairs Committee to look at 'substandard' care at IHS in Great Plains Senate Indian Affairs Committee to look at 'substandard' care at IHS in Great Plains (01/12)
The Great Plains Area of the Indian Health Service has been under intense scrutiny for several years due to management failures and cutbacks in care.
Meskwaki Tribe secures $1.6M ANA grant to benefit produce farm Meskwaki Tribe secures $1.6M ANA grant to benefit produce farm (01/06)
The money will be used to plant more crops at the 40-acre Red Earth Gardens and provide more opportunities for tribal youth.
Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe addresses youth suicide Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe addresses youth suicide (01/06)
The Oglala Sioux Tribe is preparing to fight the battle against suicide well into the future, according to the executive director Tiger Brown Bull.
Swinomish Tribe hires first dental aide therapist in Washington Swinomish Tribe hires first dental aide therapist in Washington (01/04)
Chairman Brian Cladoosby said the tribe was taking action in order to improve oral health care among Native Americans.
Mary Annette Pember: Native women affected by cutbacks at IHS Mary Annette Pember: Native women affected by cutbacks at IHS (12/29)
The impact from Rosebud Hospital’s reduction in emergency room hours continues to expand as sexual assault victims on the Rosebud Reservation struggle to find services at local hospitals.
Lakota Country Times: IHS restricts care at Rosebud hospital Lakota Country Times: IHS restricts care at Rosebud hospital (12/24)
The Emergency Room at the Rosebud Hospital was diverted to an Urgent Care room on December 5, effective by order of Ronald Cornelius and Dr. Mark Jackson at the Indian Health Service.
Lakota Country Times: Rosebud Sioux Tribe takes on meth use Lakota Country Times: Rosebud Sioux Tribe takes on meth use (12/23)
People of all ages braved a chilly night to take part in a candle light vigil organized by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe’s Meth Initiative Program.
Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne veteran battles cancer Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne veteran battles cancer (12/17)
Earlier this year, Lisa Limpy Just, a Northern Cheyenne woman in her forties, was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer.
Appropriations bill includes modest increases for BIA and IHS Appropriations bill includes modest increases for BIA and IHS (12/16)
A massive bill to fund the federal government for fiscal year 2016 was finally released and it includes only modest increases for Indian Country.
Arne Vainio: Starting a new medical segment for Native Report Arne Vainio: Starting a new medical segment for Native Report (12/15)
I want to make going to the doctor less scary and I want medical issues to make sense.
Tom Colicchio: Let consumers make choices about genetic foods Tom Colicchio: Let consumers make choices about genetic foods (12/15)
The idea that I would try to hide what’s in my food from my customers offends everything I believe in. It’s also really bad for business.
Geoffrey Roth: A Tribal Day of Action on the Affordable Care Act Geoffrey Roth: A Tribal Day of Action on the Affordable Care Act (12/11)
LGBT2S Americans, including American Indian and Alaska Native LGBT2S individuals, have encountered discrimination in the health care system for decades.
Insurance from Quapaw Tribe helps family pay for cancer care Insurance from Quapaw Tribe helps family pay for cancer care (12/07)
A three-year-old girl has been cancer free for a year and her family credits the tribe with helping cover the costs of her care.

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