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Indian Health Service back in the hot seat with budget hearing
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Indian Health Service back in the hot seat with budget hearing (May 22, 2018)

It's almost been a year since the Indian Health Service came under heavy fire before lawmakers who control the agency's funding.

House committee set to advance Republican-sponsored Indian bills
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House committee set to advance Republican-sponsored Indian bills (May 22, 2018)

The House Committee on Natural Resources is due to advance three Indian bills at a markup session on Capitol Hill.

Tribes lose out with funding bill that includes money for Trump reorganization
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Tribes lose out with funding bill that includes money for Trump reorganization (May 17, 2018)

A funding bill advancing on Capitol Hill is a win overall for Indian Country except for one big issue: a reorganization that tribes have been told little to nothing about.

Tribes continue to rely on key lawmakers for help with funding
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Tribes continue to rely on key lawmakers for help with funding (May 15, 2018)

With few people in their corner in the Trump administration, tribes are once again relying on Congress to fulfill the federal government's trust and treaty responsibilities.

'Who do you think you are?': Lakota veteran encounters resistance at the VA
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'Who do you think you are?': Lakota veteran encounters resistance at the VA (May 14, 2018)

With the Department of Veterans Affairs still lacking leadership, one Native veteran is glad Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana) helped derail the man who was supposed to lead the agency.

Cronkite News: Native Americans almost close the gap on life expectancy
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Cronkite News: Native Americans almost close the gap on life expectancy (May 11, 2018)

Life expectancy for American Indians is decades longer than it was in the 1960s, nearly closing the gap with the rest of the population.

Dozens of Indian Country leaders present their budget priorities
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Dozens of Indian Country leaders present their budget priorities (May 7, 2018)

Lawmakers have lined up an impressive slate of witnesses to help them write the funding bill for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service.

Cronkite News: Indian Health Service facility sees success in HIV/AIDS prevention
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Cronkite News: Indian Health Service facility sees success in HIV/AIDS prevention (May 2, 2018)

The Phoenix Indian Medical Center in Arizona has received recognition for its work with HIV/AIDS patients.

Winnebago Tribe names executives for takeover of troubled Indian Health Service hospital
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Winnebago Tribe names executives for takeover of troubled Indian Health Service hospital (May 1, 2018)

As a key deadline looms, the Winnebago Tribe has named two executives who will manage the troubled hospital on the reservation.

Graham Lee Brewer: President Trump injects 'race' into tribal health care debate
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Graham Lee Brewer: President Trump injects 'race' into tribal health care debate (May 1, 2018)

Yes, tribal nations are sovereign, but the U.S. still has obligations for their wellbeing.

Trump's pick to lead Department of Veterans Affairs withdraws amid doubts
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Trump's pick to lead Department of Veterans Affairs withdraws amid doubts (April 26, 2018)

Another one of President Donald Trump's nominees has dropped out of the confirmation process after questions were raised by key lawmakers.

Mark Trahant: Trump administration sabotages the treaty and trust relationship
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Mark Trahant: Trump administration sabotages the treaty and trust relationship (April 24, 2018)

The Trump administration maintains tribes are a race rather than sovereign governments, implicating the flow of Medicaid dollars to Indian Country.

Tribes prepare for takeover of troubled Indian Health Service hospital
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Tribes prepare for takeover of troubled Indian Health Service hospital (April 23, 2018)

Citing chronic underfunding and inaction at the federal level, tribes in the Great Plains are planning to take over a troubled Indian Health Service hospital.

Top Trump officials skipped out on tribal consultation session amid big changes
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Top Trump officials skipped out on tribal consultation session amid big changes (April 23, 2018)

Tribes are being excluded as the Department of Health and Human Services refuses to take a stand on Medicaid and the first Americans.

Tribal self-governance celebrates 30th anniversary with some 'PROGRESS'
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Tribal self-governance celebrates 30th anniversary with some 'PROGRESS' (April 18, 2018)

The tribal self-governance program, a key development in the self-determination era, is celebrating its 30th anniversary with some achievements.

Budget cuts for Indian programs again come under fire on Capitol Hill
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Budget cuts for Indian programs again come under fire on Capitol Hill (April 12, 2018)

Here we go again. The Trump administration is defending cuts to Indian Country programs amid bipartisan fire from Congress.

Cherokee Nation promotes citizen to top job within health department
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Cherokee Nation promotes citizen to top job within health department (April 12, 2018)

The Cherokee Nation has promoted one of its own to lead the tribe's growing health enterprise.

Mark Trahant: Paul Ryan's legacy included less for Indian health care
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Mark Trahant: Paul Ryan's legacy included less for Indian health care (April 12, 2018)

Paul Ryan came to Washington to blow up Washington. What happened?

Navajo Nation joins parade of tribal lawsuits targeting opioid industry
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Navajo Nation joins parade of tribal lawsuits targeting opioid industry (April 11, 2018)

What started off as a single lawsuit has turned into a full-blown movement in Indian Country against the opioid industry.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs gets back to work after 'work' break
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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs gets back to work after 'work' break (April 9, 2018)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is getting back to work this week by catching up with some unfinished business.

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: The Indian Health Service exists for Indian people
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Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: The Indian Health Service exists for Indian people (April 6, 2018)

There is no question that health service, a treaty right and obligation to the Great Sioux Nation, is a disgrace to an underserved population here in our area.

White House office in charge of Trump nominees run by inexperienced staffers
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White House office in charge of Trump nominees run by inexperienced staffers (March 30, 2018)

An office responsible for reviewing thousands of Trump nominees has been run by inexperienced staffers who hosted happy hours, played drinking games and smoked electronic cigarettes while on the job.

Indian Country sees 'real progress' with $1.3 trillion spending bill
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Indian Country sees 'real progress' with $1.3 trillion spending bill (March 26, 2018)

Increases for Indian schools, tribal courts, victims of crime and other key initiatives are now law thanks to bipartisan action in Congress.

Mark Trahant: Business as usual in D.C. is good for Indian Country
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Mark Trahant: Business as usual in D.C. is good for Indian Country (March 26, 2018)

Federal Indian programs, some of which had been slated for either elimination or deep cuts by the Trump administration, continue on course.

Mark Trahant: Congress faces deadline to pass big spending bill
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Mark Trahant: Congress faces deadline to pass big spending bill (March 22, 2018)

Indian programs are not a part of the policy disputes in Congress, but the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service would have operations suspended during a government shutdown

Lawmakers reject Trump cuts with increases for Indian programs in massive spending bill
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Lawmakers reject Trump cuts with increases for Indian programs in massive spending bill (March 22, 2018)

Lawmakers from both parties are rebuking the Trump administration's budget cuts with the release of a $1.3 trillion spending bill that includes increases for Indian Country.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs postpones activity due to snow
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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs postpones activity due to snow (March 21, 2018)

It's a snow day in the nation's capital, with the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs taking a break due to inclement weather.

Cronkite News: Tribes hit hard by opioid crisis but federal support remains elusive
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Cronkite News: Tribes hit hard by opioid crisis but federal support remains elusive (March 20, 2018)

The opioid crisis has hit rural Native Americans significantly harder than any group in the nation, and the problem may be even worse because of racial misclassification on death certificates.

'Acting' Trump administration officials present Indian budget plans
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'Acting' Trump administration officials present Indian budget plans (March 20, 2018)

The leadership void within the Trump administration is again on display as lawmakers consider the budgets for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service.

Mary Annette Pember: Film focuses on sterilization of Indian women
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Mary Annette Pember: Film focuses on sterilization of Indian women (March 16, 2018)

'I can never live up to my Navajo name, but I can tell people my story.'

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs convenes hearing on opioids
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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs convenes hearing on opioids (March 14, 2018)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is once again tackling the opioid crisis in tribal communities

Sen. Elizabeth Warren still facing Indian heritage questions and jokes
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren still facing Indian heritage questions and jokes (March 13, 2018)

With jokes about powwows and questions about DNA tests, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) is still facing doubts about her Indian heritage.

Mark Trahant: Creating a new story for the Indian health care system
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Mark Trahant: Creating a new story for the Indian health care system (February 26, 2018)

We need to think differently about the Indian Health Service.

Failed Indian Health Service nominee lashes out after being abandoned
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Failed Indian Health Service nominee lashes out after being abandoned (February 22, 2018)

Robert Weaver, President Donald Trump’s failed pick to lead the Indian Health Service, is lashing out after the White House abandoned his nomination without so much as an explanation.

Trump nominee for Indian Health Service drops out amid doubts about record
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Trump nominee for Indian Health Service drops out amid doubts about record (February 21, 2018)

Robert Weaver, President Donald Trump’s embattled nominee to lead the Indian Health Service, is no longer under consideration for the job.

Top Indian positions in Trump administration remain without leaders
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Top Indian positions in Trump administration remain without leaders (February 20, 2018)

Tribal leaders are complaining about a lack of leadership in key Indian policy posts but one of them might soon be filled.

Trump administration continues to back Indian Health Service pick
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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
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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.

Lakota students released after being arrested and handcuffed by tribal police
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Lakota students released after being arrested and handcuffed by tribal police (February 12, 2018)

Most of a group of 13 students from the Pine Ridge Reservation returned home after being arrested and taken to a hospital in handcuffs following allegations of drug trafficking.

Lakota grandmother shocked after students are arrested and handcuffed by tribal police
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Lakota grandmother shocked after students are arrested and handcuffed by tribal police (February 8, 2018)

An Oglala Sioux woman said her grandson was among 13 middle school students who were arrested by tribal police and later taken to a juvenile detention center.

Indian diabetes program included in bill to keep government running
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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
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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
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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.

Tribes in Virginia in line for big changes after gaining federal recognition
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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
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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
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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.

Shutdown ends but the battle for Indian health care funding continues
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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.

President Trump signs bill to end three days of government shutdown
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President Trump signs bill to end three days of government shutdown (January 23, 2018)

The shutdown of the federal government is over after three days of confusion.

Mark Trahant: Indian Country will be hit hard by government shutdown
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Mark Trahant: Indian Country will be hit hard by government shutdown (January 22, 2018)

Of course Indian Country (and the economy) will be hit hard if this shutdown lasts very long.

Government shutdown looms as President Trump confuses his own party
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Government shutdown looms as President Trump confuses his own party (January 18, 2018)

The federal government, including the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service, is getting closer to a shutdown.

Tribes continue battles against drug companies amid a setback in court
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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
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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
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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.

Mark Trahant: What does it take to manage the Indian health care system?
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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?

Indian Country left behind as Republicans push tax cuts through Congress
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Indian Country left behind as Republicans push tax cuts through Congress (December 19, 2017)

A $1.5 trillion tax reform bill represents a rare and now missed opportunity to address the many economic development disparities in Indian Country, Democratic members of Congress said.

Omaha Tribe leaders and former leaders headed to trials for theft of federal funds
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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.

Major changes in store as trust reform office returns home to Bureau of Indian Affairs
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Major changes in store as trust reform office returns home to Bureau of Indian Affairs (December 12, 2017)

A years-long effort by tribes is coming to fruition as the Trump administration prepares to return the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians to its familiar roots.

House committee schedules markup on Alaska Native health and Oregon tribal bills
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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.

Congress passes bill to avert shutdown of federal agencies for another two weeks
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Congress passes bill to avert shutdown of federal agencies for another two weeks (December 8, 2017)

Congress cleared a bill to keep the federal government up and running until Christmas but there are no increases for Indian programs for now.

Ponca Tribe prepares for brighter future with plans for $26 million health center
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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.