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Cherokee Nation blames pharmaceutical industry for opioid crisis Cherokee Nation blames pharmaceutical industry for opioid crisis (04/20)
The tribe is suing the largest drug companies and drug stores in the United States in tribal court.
Native Sun News Today: Searching for mental health treatment Native Sun News Today: Searching for mental health treatment (04/10)
The state of depression is growing exponentially amongst Americans.
Cronkite News: Summit focuses on American Indians and disabilities Cronkite News: Summit focuses on American Indians and disabilities (04/03)
The 13th annual summit focused on Native Americans with disabilities – more specifically, the youth population.
Tiffany Midge: Men get together to decide future of women's health Tiffany Midge: Men get together to decide future of women's health (04/03)
Committee of barnyard swine to determine fate for women’s health.
Native Sun News Today: South Dakota continues to punish drug addiction Native Sun News Today: South Dakota continues to punish drug addiction (04/03)
The arrest of drug offenders appears to be skyrocketing.
Swinomish Tribe moves ahead with plan for drug treatment center Swinomish Tribe moves ahead with plan for drug treatment center (03/31)
The didgwálič Wellness Center would provide a wide range of services for people who are addicted to opioids.
Chris Buchanan: Indian Health Service sees progress on diabetes Chris Buchanan: Indian Health Service sees progress on diabetes (03/31)
Diabetes is an important topic for Indian Country, for our families and communities, and for the Indian Health Service.
Cronkite News: Tribes pushing for renewal of key diabetes funding Cronkite News: Tribes pushing for renewal of key diabetes funding (03/30)
Alton Villegas, a citizen of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, offered an unusual call to action for an 11-year-old boy.
Native Sun News Today: Tribal group advocates for Indian health Native Sun News Today: Tribal group advocates for Indian health (03/30)
The Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Health Board serves tribes and tribal citizens in South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves five bills at meeting Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves five bills at meeting (03/29)
The bills address health care for Native veterans, outdated federal Indian laws, economic development, criminal jurisdiction and Columbia River treaty tribes.
Witness list for hearing on diabetes prevention among Native youth Witness list for hearing on diabetes prevention among Native youth (03/27)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing takes place in Washington, D.C., on March 29.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs considers new round of bills Senate Committee on Indian Affairs considers new round of bills (03/27)
Health care for Native veterans, outdated federal Indian laws, economic development, criminal jurisdiction and Columbia River treaty tribes are on the agenda.
Mark Trahant: The fight ahead for the future of Indian health care Mark Trahant: The fight ahead for the future of Indian health care (03/27)
President Donald J. Trump’s legislative agenda has crashed.
Mark Trahant: Indian health care gains ignored in political debate Mark Trahant: Indian health care gains ignored in political debate (03/23)
The story of Alaska and Montana is not front and center in the health care debate in the House. But it should be.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on diabetes Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on diabetes (03/21)
The hearing comes as tribes lobby Congress to reauthorize the Special Diabetes Program for Indians.
Mary Smith and Mary Wakefield: Obamacare repeal is bad for Indian Country Mary Smith and Mary Wakefield: Obamacare repeal is bad for Indian Country (03/21)
The hidden costs of Affordable Care Act repeal with American Health Care Act replacement on Native Americans.
Tim Giago: Indian Health Service fails to live up to treaty obligation Tim Giago: Indian Health Service fails to live up to treaty obligation (03/20)
Tribe after tribe surrendered millions of acres of rich lands, water and natural resources to the federal government under treaties guaranteeing them health care in perpetuity.
Donald Trump brings bad news to Indian Country with first budget Donald Trump brings bad news to Indian Country with first budget (03/16)
The parent agencies of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service are seeing major cuts to offset increases in defense spending.
Native Sun News Today: Ex-Indian Health Service doctor charged for abuse of minor Native Sun News Today: Ex-Indian Health Service doctor charged for abuse of minor (03/16)
A former Indian Health Service pediatrician stationed at the Pine Ridge Service Unit was charged with sexual abuse crimes against a minor.
Markwayne Mullin: Promise kept to protect Indian health care law Markwayne Mullin: Promise kept to protect Indian health care law (03/13)
This Congress, one of my priorities is to improve Indian health care.
Bill John Baker: A new day for the Cherokee Nation on health care Bill John Baker: A new day for the Cherokee Nation on health care (03/13)
We have worked aggressively to improve access to quality health care and the wellness of our tribe, both individually and collectively.
Steve Russell: Health care lessons from the colonial government Steve Russell: Health care lessons from the colonial government (03/13)
It's easy to understand how the US pays more for health care than any other industrialized nation
Mark Trahant: Obamacare replacement faces narrow path to becoming law Mark Trahant: Obamacare replacement faces narrow path to becoming law (03/13)
Instead of a repeal, the Republican leadership took the framework of the Affordable Care Act.
Indian health care law safe for now as GOP targets Obamacare Indian health care law safe for now as GOP targets Obamacare (03/08)
The Indian Health Care Improvement Act isn't affected by the repeal provisions of the new Republican health proposal.
Veterans Affairs aims to expand efforts with Indian Health Service Veterans Affairs aims to expand efforts with Indian Health Service (03/08)
Secretary David Shulkin says veterans deserve to receive care as close to home as possible.
Advocates open StrongHearts Native Helpline for Native survivors Advocates open StrongHearts Native Helpline for Native survivors (03/07)
Callers can receive culturally-relevant and confidential assistance at 1-844-7NATIVE (1-844-762-8483) Monday through Friday, from 9am to 5:30pm Central time.
Mark Trahant: Republicans roll dice with Obamacare replacement Mark Trahant: Republicans roll dice with Obamacare replacement (03/07)
There’s a bad joke that goes like this: What’s your plan to pay for the high cost of health care?
House panel looks at Indian Health Service infrastructure needs House panel looks at Indian Health Service infrastructure needs (03/06)
Aging Indian Health Service facilities are under scrutiny at a hearing of the House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs.
Native Sun News Today: City debates options for mental health services Native Sun News Today: City debates options for mental health services (03/02)
South Dakota’s criminalizing of mentally ill patients has become a topic of discussion in Rapid City, South Dakota.
Bill seeks comprehensive audit of Indian Health Service amid debate on Obamacare Bill seeks comprehensive audit of Indian Health Service amid debate on Obamacare (03/01)
As the nation's politicians spar over the fate of Obamacare, tribes are still waiting on the federal government to fulfill its trust responsibilities.
Acoma Pueblo in agreement to host $160M medical greenhouse Acoma Pueblo in agreement to host $160M medical greenhouse (02/28)
Marijuana could be growing on the New Mexico tribe's reservation later this year.
Native Sun News Today: Pine Ridge Reservation residents worried about water Native Sun News Today: Pine Ridge Reservation residents worried about water (02/24)
Pine Ridge residents find themselves increasingly worried about being without water.
Mark Trahant: A victory on Indian health from Washington state Mark Trahant: A victory on Indian health from Washington state (02/23)
Look for more action and more Indian health success stories coming from state capitals.
Arne Vainio: Finding some medicine in the woods and by the fire Arne Vainio: Finding some medicine in the woods and by the fire (02/22)
He only came to the clinic once a year or so and for being in his seventies, he was in surprisingly good shape.
Native Sun News Today: 'Haven For Hope' proposed for homeless in Rapid City Native Sun News Today: 'Haven For Hope' proposed for homeless in Rapid City (02/20)
Imagine a multi-acre one stop shop campus that offers food, clothing and shelter for the homeless, residential facilities, substance abuse rehabilitation, mental health services, job training, education, vision, dental and other health services.

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