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Mark Trahant: A Republican plan to terminate the Indian Health Service Mark Trahant: A Republican plan to terminate the Indian Health Service (06/23)
The mentality of Congress is that it has never considered a single proposal to fully-fund Indian health.
Native Sun News: Senate committee takes on Indian Health Service Native Sun News: Senate committee takes on Indian Health Service (06/23)
What started out as a meeting to improve accountability and the quality of healthcare to Great Plains Indians serviced by the Indian Health Service, quickly turned to focus on the awarding of emergency room contracts to AB Staffing Solutions.
Reno-Sparks Indian Colony hosts Department of Veterans Affairs Reno-Sparks Indian Colony hosts Department of Veterans Affairs (06/21)
Participants will be able to speak with VA officials and learn about home loans, the GI Bill and other services for veterans.
Bill to exempt tribes from Affordable Care Act mandate draws fire Bill to exempt tribes from Affordable Care Act mandate draws fire (06/21)
A bill to exempt tribes from providing health coverage to their employees is moving forward on Capitol Hill amid opposition from Democrats.
Kenaitze Tribe hosts grand opening for new elder service center Kenaitze Tribe hosts grand opening for new elder service center (06/21)
The 6,500 square-foot Tyotkas Elder Center serves the Alaska tribe's growing elder population.
Native Sun News: Tour brings group to sacred South Dakota sites Native Sun News: Tour brings group to sacred South Dakota sites (06/21)
Taking the lead in race relations and reparations in Rapid City, Regional Health sponsored another educational tour of the Black Hills and surrounding areas.
Lakota Country Times: Relay for Life raises cancer awareness Lakota Country Times: Relay for Life raises cancer awareness (06/20)
riple digit temperatures didn’t faze Relay For Life goers from enjoying an evening of cancer awareness activities honoring survivors and remembering relatives no longer here.
Delphine Red Shirt: Returning to a more traditional Lakota diet Delphine Red Shirt: Returning to a more traditional Lakota diet (06/20)
As humans we can adapt to any kind of diet, and we have, as Lakota people, but what if we go back to our native diet?
Indian Health Service expresses support for reform bill in Senate Indian Health Service expresses support for reform bill in Senate (06/17)
S.2953, the Indian Health Service Accountability Act, aims to improve accountability, transparency and patient care at the troubled agency.
Rachael Lorenzo: Indigenous women support our family with food Rachael Lorenzo: Indigenous women support our family with food (06/17)
For too long we, as indigenous people, have been told how to parent our children, how to feed them, how to fix their hair, how to dress them, where to send them to school.
Lakota Country Times: Cancer survivor finds support at Rosebud Lakota Country Times: Cancer survivor finds support at Rosebud (06/17)
Over 150 people participated in a National Cancer Survivor Day event to offer prayers and support for Tonya Whirlwind Soldier, who is undergoing treatment for ovarian cancer.
Center for Native American Youth tackles racial equity and healing Center for Native American Youth tackles racial equity and healing (06/16)
The new program will foster racial healing through peer-to-peer dialogues among Native youth and will highlight the strengths and resiliency of Native youth.
Local station to broadcast field hearing on Indian Health Service Local station to broadcast field hearing on Indian Health Service (06/16)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is in South Dakota to hear concerns about the troubled agency.
Lakota Country Times: Senate Committee on Indian Affairs lands in South Dakota Lakota Country Times: Senate Committee on Indian Affairs lands in South Dakota (06/16)
Lawmakers will convene in Rapid City this week to hear from tribal leaders and tribal citizens about the care they have received at the Indian Health Service.
Vi Waln: Rosebud Sioux community joins together to end cancer Vi Waln: Rosebud Sioux community joins together to end cancer (06/16)
Cancer patients are brave. Every single day they are challenged to find the ability to continue their treatment.
Lakota Country Times: Senate committee focuses on Indian Health Service Lakota Country Times: Senate committee focuses on Indian Health Service (06/15)
Across Lakota Country all eyes are pointed towards Rapid City as a congressional delegation made up of representatives of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs prepares for a series of public meetings on improving the Indian Health Service.
Hearing on Indian Health Service draws South Dakota delegation Hearing on Indian Health Service draws South Dakota delegation (06/14)
Chairman Harold Frazier of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe welcomes the attention being paid to the Indian Health Service.
Indian Health Service diverts care again at South Dakota hospital Indian Health Service diverts care again at South Dakota hospital (06/14)
Effective immediately, the hospital on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation is no longer offering surgical and obstetrics care.
Great Plains tribes call for closure of Indian Health Service office Great Plains tribes call for closure of Indian Health Service office (06/13)
Tribes want to take the funds from the Great Plains Area office and direct them to their own communities.
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation fights opioid abuse in Oklahoma Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation fights opioid abuse in Oklahoma (06/13)
We have a crisis in Oklahoma and throughout Indian Country, and we must raise awareness of the issue.
Kristi Noem: Indian Health Service fails to uphold responsibilities Kristi Noem: Indian Health Service fails to uphold responsibilities (06/13)
The government is required by treaty to provide healthcare to tribal communities, but Indian Health Service has failed to uphold that duty.
Bill seeks random drug tests for Indian Health Service employees Bill seeks random drug tests for Indian Health Service employees (06/10)
Rep. Kristi Noem (R-South Dakota) is making good on her promise to seek reforms at the troubled agency.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs set for South Dakota hearing Senate Committee on Indian Affairs set for South Dakota hearing (06/10)
A town hall and hearing in Rapid City will focus on issues at the Indian Health Service.
Oglala Sioux Tribe prepares to open long-awaited nursing home Oglala Sioux Tribe prepares to open long-awaited nursing home (06/10)
The $16.5 million Oglala Sioux Lakota Nursing Home is located on tribal land near Whiteclay, Nebraska.
Lakota Country Times: Rosebud Sioux Tribe elder games a big hit Lakota Country Times: Rosebud Sioux Tribe elder games a big hit (06/10)
A chilly and very windy day did not stop several of Rosebud’s grandpas and grandmas from participating in the 30th Annual Sicangu Elder Games.
Indian Health Service cites progress at hospital in South Dakota Indian Health Service cites progress at hospital in South Dakota (06/09)
The Sioux San Hospital in Rapid City, South Dakota, is no longer putting patients in 'Immediate Jeopardy' the agency announced.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves two bills at meeting Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves two bills at meeting (06/09)
An Indian veterans health bill and an economic development bill for two New Mexico tribes can now be considered by the full Senate.
Vi Waln: Lakota people can beat cancer with regular screenings Vi Waln: Lakota people can beat cancer with regular screenings (06/08)
Cancer doesn’t have to be a death sentence. In fact, there are many survivors on the Rosebud Reservation.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hosts town hall in South Dakota Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hosts town hall in South Dakota (06/07)
Committee staff will go over S.2953, the Indian Health Service Accountability Act, and take comments on the reform bill.
Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge Hospital sees shakeup in staff Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge Hospital sees shakeup in staff (06/07)
Only weeks after Oglala Sioux Tribal President John Yellowbird Steele pledged to close the Aberdeen Area Office and contract out the emergency room in Pine Ridge, federal officials opted to hire a contractor to do just that.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs considers two bills at meeting Senate Committee on Indian Affairs considers two bills at meeting (06/06)
The committee will take up S.2916, a bill to address leasing issues for two New Mexico tribes, and S.2417, the Tribal Veterans Health Care Enhancement Act.
Harold Monteau: Saving our future generations from scourge of suicide Harold Monteau: Saving our future generations from scourge of suicide (06/06)
What we need now in Indian Country and our communities, both rural and urban, are strategies.
North Dakota tribes share frustrations with Indian Health Service North Dakota tribes share frustrations with Indian Health Service (06/03)
The second-in-command at the Department of Health and Human Services heard about long wait times, staff vacancies, lack of data collection and a need for substance abuse treatment for youth.
Spirit Lake Nation eyes better care at Indian Health Service center Spirit Lake Nation eyes better care at Indian Health Service center (06/03)
The North Dakota tribe is the first with a self-governance compact in the Great Plains Area.
Indian Health Service considers changes in troubled Great Plains Indian Health Service considers changes in troubled Great Plains (06/02)
At least one tribal leader has demanded the closure of the office in Aberdeen, South Dakota, which is far from nearly every reservation in the region.

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