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Mark Trahant: Don't plan on getting sick if you're from Indian Country (June 23, 2017)

The Senate bill, like its House counterpart, has a simple message for Indian Country, according to Mark Trahant.

Witness list for hearing on bill to reform the Indian Health Service (June 20, 2017)

The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs is meeting on Wednesday to take testimony on a bill to reform the Indian Health Service.

Arne Vainio: What does the princess want to be when she grows up? (June 20, 2017)

A five-year-old girl missing one of her top teeth was singing songs from one of the animated princess movies when her mom brought her to my office, worried about a worsening cough.

Eric Hannel: Addressing the health care crisis among Native Americans (June 20, 2017)

While thousands of Native American athletes test their limits this week, commit to your own fitness regimen, Eric Hannel writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Mark Trahant: Republicans write health reform bill behind closed doors (June 19, 2017)

The Republican health reform bill will destroy the economy, independent journalist Mark Trahant writes.

Shasta Dazen: 'Family Spirit' program incorporates our tribal traditions (June 19, 2017)

For many new parents, especially new mothers, being understood, listened to and respected is very important, Shasta Dazen writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Second hearing scheduled on bill to reform the Indian Health Service (June 16, 2017)

Efforts to reform the Indian Health Service continue to see attention on Capitol Hill.

Kristi Noem: Enough is enough - It's time to fix the Indian Health Service (June 16, 2017)

For years, federal reports have documented shocking cases of mismanagement and poorly delivered care within the Indian Health Service.

Embattled Indian Health Service hospital in Nebraska losing top executive again (June 14, 2017)

One of the worst-performing hospitals in Indian Country remains hobbled after losing certification nearly two years ago.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves two bills at meeting (June 14, 2017)

A bill for AMBER Alert grants in Indian Country and another for Alaska Native health are moving forward on Capitol Hill.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation strives for excellence in health care (June 13, 2017)

Our doctors take care of us, and we should celebrate their efforts and help patients better understand a physician’s sacrifice and dedication, Cherokee Nation Chief Bill John Baker writes.

Indian Health Service reform bill up for first hearing on Capitol Hill (June 12, 2017)

The 'broken' Indian Health Service is once again under scrutiny.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs considers two bills at meeting (June 12, 2017)

A bill to bring AMBER Alert grants to Indian Country and another for Alaska Native health care are due to be advanced by the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.

Quapaw Tribe expands agricultural efforts with processing plant (June 8, 2017)

The Quapaw Tribe is providing a full farm-to-table experience with its agricultural operations.

Kickapoo Tribe welcomes $1.18M grant for child and family programs (June 8, 2017)

The Kickapoo Tribe is using a $1.18 million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to support child and family programs in Kansas.

YES! Magazine: Young Blackfeet Nation citizen promotes food sovereignty (June 7, 2017)

Forced assimilation destroyed most nations’ diets, but now Native youth are learning to integrate local foods back into their daily lives.

Trump Cabinet officials 'invited' to House hearing on Indian bills (June 6, 2017)

The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs is holding its first legislative hearing of the year but the witness list isn't quite there yet.

Ben Nighthorse Campbell links racism to suicide among youth (June 6, 2017)

Native youth suffer from high rates of suicide and Ben Nighthorse Campbell, a former U.S. Senator, believes racism is one of the causes.

Indian Health Service names a permanent chief medical officer (June 5, 2017)

Michael Toedt is new new chief medical officer for the Indian Health Service.

John Thune: The Indian Health Service must be held accountable (June 2, 2017)

The Indian Health Service is broken and it has been for a long time, writes Senator John Thune from South Dakota.

Cronkite News: Few Native Americans are becoming physicians (June 1, 2017)

Of the nearly 19,000 graduates of medical school last year in the U.S., only 31 were Native American.

House subcommittee finally takes up tribal bills after going silent (May 31, 2017)

The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs is taking up three pro-tribal bills at a hearing on June 7.

Charles Kader: Leaders of the urban Indian movement are walking on (May 30, 2017)

Cleveland, Ohio is just one of many cities where the leaders of the urban American Indian movement era are dwindling, writes Charles Kader on Indian Country Media Network.

Lawmakers once again seek fixes to 'broken' Indian Health Service (May 25, 2017)

The Restoring Accountability in the Indian Health Service Act address long-standing management, staffing and transparency issues at the agency.

YES! Magazine: Native birthing center maintains tribal traditions (May 24, 2017)

A birthing center opening next year in New Mexico will provide a safe place for women and their traditions.

Northwest tribes slam Donald Trump's budget for cuts to Indian programs (May 24, 2017)

Leaders from the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians say the new administration isn't listening to Indian Country.

President Trump confirms Indian Country's fears with budget request (May 23, 2017)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service are among the many losers in the Trump world.

Mark Trahant: Funds for Indian health in danger under Republican rule (May 22, 2017)

Medicaid is the one part of Indian health funding that’s growing.

Arne Vainio: Expressing gratitude for the people we have around us (May 19, 2017)

We get one go-around and one shot at making this life worthwhile.

Indian Country bracing for worst with Donald Trump's planned budget cuts (May 18, 2017)

Tribes are telling allies in Congress that the president's forthcoming cuts violate the federal government's treaty and trust responsibilities.

Lawmakers push to renew Special Diabetes Program for Indians (May 18, 2017)

The program has bipartisan support and has demonstrated success but it's due to expire before the end of the year unless Congress takes action.

Bipartisan task force announced to look into Indian Health Service (May 18, 2017)

The 14-member working group will look for ways to improve the delivery of health care to the first Americans.

Indian Health Service budget and 'high risk' tribal programs on agenda for upcoming hearings (May 17, 2017)

Lawmakers who control the federal government's spending levels are continuing to focus on Indian Country.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation homes still without running water (May 16, 2017)

About 40 percent of Navajo Nation citizens don’t have access to running water in their homes.

Indian Country leaders testify about funding needs on Capitol Hill (May 16, 2017)

The House Appropriations Committee is holding four sessions to learn about health, housing, education and other needs in tribal communities.