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Trump administration continues to back Indian Health Service pick (February 15, 2018)

The nomination of Robert Weaver, a citizen of the Quapaw Tribe, to lead the Indian Health Service remains in limbo amid questions about his qualifications and his past.

Indian Health Service budget promises funding for opioid epidemic (February 13, 2018)

Among the few bright spots for Indian Country within President Donald Trump’s proposed budget is a $413 million increase for the Indian Health Service.

Arne Vainio: I was in the middle of a dream when I got the call... (February 9, 2018)

I was in the middle of a dream and I was walking behind an elder through tall trees.

Indian diabetes program included in bill to keep government running (February 7, 2018)

The Special Diabetes Program for Indians is poised to see another day thanks to new developments on Capitol Hill.

Ponca Tribe secures key permit for big development in Nebraska (February 6, 2018)

The Ponca Tribe is moving forward with a $26 million health, governmental, cultural and community complex in Omaha, Nebraska.

Winnebago Tribe moves forward with takeover of troubled hospital (February 6, 2018)

The Winnebago Tribe is moving forward with plans to take over the troubled Indian Health Service hospital on its reservation.

Sen. Udall pushes for extension of key Indian diabetes program (February 5, 2018)

Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico) is pushing Congress to extend the Special Diabetes Program for Indians before the funds run out next month.

Funding for Indian diabetes program in limbo as shutdown looms in Washington (February 2, 2018)

Tribal advocates continue to lobby Congress in hopes of securing long-term funding for a key diabetes program.

Tribes in Virginia in line for big changes after gaining federal recognition (January 30, 2018)

It's official -- there are now 573 federally recognized tribes in the United States.

Annie Belcourt: The hidden health inequalities facing Native Americans (January 29, 2018)

Compared to the average US citizen, American Indians and Alaskan Natives live shorter lives and are at greater risk for a number of health problems.

Indian Health Service enters another year without permanent leader (January 25, 2018)

New leadership is coming to the Department of Health and Human Services but it's not for one of the most important positions in Indian Country.

Hoopa Valley Tribe close to starting work on $5 million grocery store (January 25, 2018)

The Hoopa Valley Tribe plans to open a $5 million grocery store on the reservation in northern California this summer.

Shutdown ends but the battle for Indian health care funding continues (January 23, 2018)

The recent federal government shutdown exposed shortcomings within the Indian health care system, including the vulnerability of tribal health care programs.

Winnebago Tribe launches HoChunk Harvest food sovereignty project (January 18, 2018)

A new initiative on the Winnebago Reservation seeks to improve the health of residents in the northeast Nebraska community.

Tribes continue battles against drug companies amid a setback in court (January 17, 2018)

The opioid epidemic has hit Indian Country hard and tribes are looking for ways to hold drug companies accountable by going to court.

Mary Annette Pember: Indian Health Service still lacks a permanent leader (January 17, 2018)

President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Indian Health Service has left many wondering what qualifications the agency's director should meet.

Mary Annette Pember: Native women bring back traditional birthing practices (January 16, 2018)

Native women across the United States and Canada are putting their skills to work in challenging the status quo of mainstream medicine.

YES! Magazine: Healing from the trauma of sexual assault with #HealMeToo (January 12, 2018)

Within two weeks, 94 percent of women survivors will experience PTSD. #HealMeToo wants to give them a place to share and recover.

Arne Vainio: The fisherman in Washington who still believes in his dreams (January 9, 2018)

It was early in my residency in Seattle and Victor had lived as a fisherman all his life.

Chelsey Luger: The cradleboard is making a comeback among tribal families (January 8, 2018)

Native women are once again embracing the cradleboard because it’s both artistic and utilitarian.

Mark Trahant: What does it take to manage the Indian health care system? (January 8, 2018)

What qualifications are needed to manage (and possibly reform?) the Indian health system?

Native Sun News Today: Tribal leaders tackle meth abuse in their communities (December 22, 2017)

A group of tribal leaders and addiction recovery providers came together in South Dakota to discuss their work in the battle against methamphetamine in their communities.

Omaha Tribe working to restore hospital built by first Native American doctor (December 21, 2017)

The Omaha Tribe is working with historians and the Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs to restore the historic hospital built in the early 1900s by Susan La Flesche, the first Native American physician.

Cherokee Nation seeks to hold drug companies accountable for opioid epidemic (December 18, 2017)

The Cherokee Nation is attempting to hold the pharmaceutical industry accountable for the opioid epidemic in northeastern Oklahoma but the tribe's lawsuit may never get off the ground.

Omaha Tribe leaders and former leaders headed to trials for theft of federal funds (December 15, 2017)

Eight current and former leaders of the Omaha Tribe are headed to trials in connection with the theft of federal health funds.

YES! Magazine: Indigenous activist Gloria Lucas leads body positive movement (December 15, 2017)

When it comes to eating disorder awareness, communities of color are too often left out of the conversation.

House committee schedules markup on Alaska Native health and Oregon tribal bills (December 11, 2017)

Two Indian bills, one helping Alaska Natives with a health facility and the other benefiting tribes in Oregon, are taking another big step forward on Capitol Hill.

Ponca Tribe prepares for brighter future with plans for $26 million health center (December 6, 2017)

The Ponca Tribe's Fred LeRoy Health and Wellness Center is poised for a big move in Omaha, Nebraska.

The Conversation: Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe stirs controversy with patent deal (November 27, 2017)

Allergan, the drugmaker behind Botox, is using an unprecedented tactic to protect its valuable patents – angering lawyers and politicians, and keeping the price of its medicines high.

Mark Trahant: Indian children lose health coverage as GOP focuses on tax cuts (November 27, 2017)

Thousands of American Indian and Alaska Native children will lose their health insurance unless Congress reenacts the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

Swinomish Tribe celebrates grand opening of substance abuse treatment center (November 22, 2017)

The Swinomish Tribe has turned a tragedy into triumph with the opening of a substance abuse treatment center in Washington.

Winnebago Tribe asserts self-determination in hopes of fixing troubled hospital (November 15, 2017)

The Winnebago Tribe is moving to take over management of the hospital on its reservation in Nebraska, more than two years after federal officials cut off key funding sources for the troubled facility.

Arne Vainio: I blamed myself for my father's death by suicide for over 50 years (November 14, 2017)

Almost everyone has been touched by suicide and those left behind most often suffer in silence.

President Trump taps Bush-era official as Health and Human Services Secretary (November 13, 2017)

Alex Azar, a pharmaceutical executive, served in top leadership posts at the department in George W. Bush administration, an era of resistance to Indian health care.

Native Sun News Today: Food sovereignty in action on South Dakota reservations (November 10, 2017)

Community gardens on the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Sioux reservations are bringing food sovereignty to life.