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Charmaine White Face: Divide and conquer for Indian people all over again
Charmaine White Face: Divide and conquer for Indian people all over again (May 23, 2019)

It is still the responsibility of the U.S. government, according to the 1868 Treaty, to provide health care.


'An amazing person': Friends and family mourn loss of Leonda Levchuk
'An amazing person': Friends and family mourn loss of Leonda Levchuk (May 15, 2019)

The Navajo Nation citizen spent more than 20 years telling the stories of Native people.


Recap: Opening day of 10th annual National Tribal Health Summit
Recap: Opening day of 10th annual National Tribal Health Summit (May 13, 2019)

More than 600 tribal health leaders are attending the 10th annual annual National Tribal Public Health Summit.


Jefferson Keel enters new phase of service in Indian Country after battle with cancer
Jefferson Keel enters new phase of service in Indian Country after battle with cancer (May 10, 2019)

Jefferson Keel is stepping down as Lieutenant Governor of the Chickasaw Nation but he won't be going far from his people.


Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on Trump budget
Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on Trump budget (May 6, 2019)

A panel of federal officials and tribal leaders will talk about the budgets for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service.


Assistant Secretary Sweeney slated for another hearing on Indian Country budget
Assistant Secretary Sweeney slated for another hearing on Indian Country budget (May 6, 2019)

Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Tara Sweeney, and her new boss, Secretary David Bernhardt, are on Capitol Hill to talk about the Trump administration's budget.


AUDIO: Indian Health Service won't commit to advanced appropriations either
AUDIO: Indian Health Service won't commit to advanced appropriations either (May 2, 2019)

The Trump administration remains silent on a key issue -- forward funding for tribal programs.


A 'monster': Outrage over Indian Health Service doctor convicted of abuse
A 'monster': Outrage over Indian Health Service doctor convicted of abuse (May 1, 2019)

A former Indian Health Service pediatrician who was convicted of sexual abuse and awaits trial on more charges continues to cause headaches for the beleaguered agency.


Native Sun News Today: Two tribes renew effort to manage Indian hospital
Native Sun News Today: Two tribes renew effort to manage Indian hospital (May 1, 2019)

Sioux San employees and Rapid City Indian community members are in for another rollercoaster ride.


AUDIO: Assistant Secretary Sweeney won't commit to advance appropriations
AUDIO: Assistant Secretary Sweeney won't commit to advance appropriations (May 1, 2019)

Tribes and lawmakers support forward funding for Indian Country but the Trump administration is not on board.


Mark Trahant: Lawmakers change course on Medicaid expansion in Montana
Mark Trahant: Lawmakers change course on Medicaid expansion in Montana (April 17, 2019)

Medicaid brings more money into the Indian health system. Why aren't more states expanding the program?


Indian Health Service budget in focus amid ongoing controversies
Indian Health Service budget in focus amid ongoing controversies (April 8, 2019)

The Indian Health Service is back in the spotlight on Capitol Hill as the Trump administration struggles with old and emerging controversies.


Ernestine Chasing Hawk: 'Low-life bullies' attack my reporting on Indian hospital
Ernestine Chasing Hawk: 'Low-life bullies' attack my reporting on Indian hospital (April 3, 2019)

First of all I am not one to engage in online tit-for-tat when my integrity as a journalist is being challenged.


Tribes rush to court to defend health care after being abandoned by Trump
Tribes rush to court to defend health care after being abandoned by Trump (April 2, 2019)

Warning of 'devastating effects for Indian Country,' tribes are rebuking the Trump administration for failing to defend the health care promised to their people.


House moves closer to passage of Violence Against Women Act
House moves closer to passage of Violence Against Women Act (April 1, 2019)

Amendments to strengthen tribal sovereignty are being considered for inclusion in the Violence Against Reauthorization Women Act.


Co-chair of new Indian health task force played role in blowing up Indian health law
Co-chair of new Indian health task force played role in blowing up Indian health law (March 28, 2019)

A little known official at the White House is playing a key role in the future of the Indian Health Service.


AUDIO: Confirmation hearing for David Bernhardt as Secretary of the Interior
AUDIO: Confirmation hearing for David Bernhardt as Secretary of the Interior (March 28, 2019)

The government post with the most responsibility in Indian Country might soon be filled by a longtime lawyer and lobbyist.


Cronkite News: Task force aims to prevent child abuse within Indian health care system
Cronkite News: Task force aims to prevent child abuse within Indian health care system (March 27, 2019)

'These predators will find a way to infiltrate organizations to get positions where they have access to kids,' one advocate said.


Mark Trahant: Donald Trump's attack puts the Indian health care system at risk
Mark Trahant: Donald Trump's attack puts the Indian health care system at risk (March 27, 2019)

The White House has started an all out attack on the Affordable Care Act, including the Indian Health Care Improvement Act.


'Institutional and systemic breakdown' at Indian Health Service under scrutiny
'Institutional and systemic breakdown' at Indian Health Service under scrutiny (March 26, 2019)

An Indian Health Service pediatrician abused young patients on two reservations for years without being held accountable.


Trump administration abandons the Indian Health Care Improvement Act in court case
Trump administration abandons the Indian Health Care Improvement Act in court case (March 26, 2019)

A federal law that makes key improvements at the Indian Health Service is on the chopping block in the Trump era.


White House announces task force after Indian Health Service pediatrician was convicted of abuse
White House announces task force after Indian Health Service pediatrician was convicted of abuse (March 26, 2019)

A new task force will investigate how the Indian Health Service failed to protect children on the Blackfeet Nation and the Pine Ridge Reservation.


Lawsuit blames Indian Health Service and 'rent-a-doc' for Lakota woman's death
Lawsuit blames Indian Health Service and 'rent-a-doc' for Lakota woman's death (March 14, 2019)

Sherry Wounded Foot was taken to an Indian Health Service hospital with severe injuries but treatment was slow to arrive, according to a new lawsuit.


Mark Trahant: The Trump budget has no chance of becoming law
Mark Trahant: The Trump budget has no chance of becoming law (March 12, 2019)

But there is growing support for the Indian Health Service and the Bureau of Indian Affairs to receive advance funding.


AUDIO: Indian Country leaders share funding priorities with Congress
AUDIO: Indian Country leaders share funding priorities with Congress (March 11, 2019)

The House Committee on Appropriations continued an annual tradition by inviting Indian Country leaders to share their funding priorities with key members of Congress.


President Trump releases new budget with cuts for Indian Country programs
President Trump releases new budget with cuts for Indian Country programs (March 11, 2019)

The Trump administration finally released its fiscal year 2020 budget and the numbers aren't looking good for Indian Country.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes yet another look at 'high-risk' programs
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes yet another look at 'high-risk' programs (March 11, 2019)

'Where Are They Now' sounds like an old cable television show, only this week it's about the trust and treaty responsibility.


VIDEO: Indian Health Service official discusses pediatrician convicted of abuse
VIDEO: Indian Health Service official discusses pediatrician convicted of abuse (March 6, 2019)

Stanley Patrick Weber worked at the Indian Health Service for two decades before being indicted for abusing young male patients.


House Committee on Appropriations welcomes Indian Country leaders to Washington
House Committee on Appropriations welcomes Indian Country leaders to Washington (March 1, 2019)

Representatives of tribal nations, Indian organizations and urban Indian providers from across the U.S. are presenting their funding priorities to Congress.


Mark Trahant: The first nations should have the first say on the next president
Mark Trahant: The first nations should have the first say on the next president (February 25, 2019)

What if there was an Indian Country primary? Call it an experiment.


Mary Annette Pember: Media continues to tell Native stories without our input
Mary Annette Pember: Media continues to tell Native stories without our input (February 25, 2019)

Despite periodic promises to diversify staff, mainstream media continue to be dominated by White men.


'It was mayhem for us': Native family shattered by mother's murder in 1973
'It was mayhem for us': Native family shattered by mother's murder in 1973 (February 25, 2019)

Agatha White Buffalo left the Rosebud Sioux Reservation in November 1973 to seek medical care. Her family never saw her again.


Sen. Mike Rounds: Indian Health Service fails its trust and treaty obligations
Sen. Mike Rounds: Indian Health Service fails its trust and treaty obligations (February 22, 2019)

We need an assessment of the direct-service facilities within the Indian Health Service as soon as possible.


Native Sun News Today: Indian Health Service rejects tribal takeover of hospital
Native Sun News Today: Indian Health Service rejects tribal takeover of hospital (February 14, 2019)

A renewed attempt to assume control over a troubled Indian Health Service hospital is running into roadblocks.


Native leaders deliver rebuke of Trump administration at State of Indian Nations
Native leaders deliver rebuke of Trump administration at State of Indian Nations (February 11, 2019)

With key Trump officials in the audience, the nation's largest and oldest inter-tribal advocacy group opened a historic week in Washington with a stinging rebuke of the president and his policies.


Tribal leaders gather in nation's capital amid threat of another shutdown
Tribal leaders gather in nation's capital amid threat of another shutdown (February 11, 2019)

A cloud is hanging over the State of Indian Nations and the National Congress of American Indians but it's still looking like a banner week in Washington, D.C.


Cronkite News: Food drive benefited Indian Health Service employees during shutdown
Cronkite News: Food drive benefited Indian Health Service employees during shutdown (February 7, 2019)

The St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance distributed more than 100,000 pounds of food during three mobile drives for employees of TSA, Phoenix Indian Medical Center and the Grand Canyon.


Timeline: Leadership Crisis at the Indian Health Service
Timeline: Leadership Crisis at the Indian Health Service (February 6, 2019)

The Indian Health Service has been without a permanent leader for four years.


Tribes invited to present funding priorities despite lack of budget from Trump
Tribes invited to present funding priorities despite lack of budget from Trump (February 5, 2019)

President Trump has failed to offer a budget for Indian Country programs but that doesn't mean Congress is shirking its trust and treaty responsibilities to tribal nations.


Indian Country experts warn of gridlock in troubled political climate
Indian Country experts warn of gridlock in troubled political climate (February 1, 2019)

A divided Congress and an unpredictable president spell trouble for tribes and their advocates.


Native Sun News Today: Historic tribal meeting focuses on health care controversy
Native Sun News Today: Historic tribal meeting focuses on health care controversy (February 1, 2019)

A historic meeting, called to bring three tribes together, instead ended with a greater wedge between them.


Lakota mother seeks justice for son shot to death by tribal officer
Lakota mother seeks justice for son shot to death by tribal officer (January 29, 2019)

Jamie Lee Brave Heart was shot and killed by an Oglala Sioux police officer on June 3, 2016.


'We shouldn't have to fight': Tribes worried about the next shutdown
'We shouldn't have to fight': Tribes worried about the next shutdown (January 29, 2019)

With the threat of another shutdown looming, tribal leaders are supporting legislation they hope will protect their communities from the drama and disorder in the nation's capital.


Mark Trahant: The longest government shutdown in history is over. For now.
Mark Trahant: The longest government shutdown in history is over. For now. (January 28, 2019)

There will be a lot of demand from tribes and non-profits to get cash flow restarted to pay for contracts with the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service.


Navajo Nation resorts to food drive as longest government shutdown continues
Navajo Nation resorts to food drive as longest government shutdown continues (January 24, 2019)

Tribes are growing increasingly alarmed by the never-ending government shutdown that has no solution in sight.


Native Sun News Today: Former Indian Health Service doctor sentenced for abusing boys
Native Sun News Today: Former Indian Health Service doctor sentenced for abusing boys (January 24, 2019)

Stanley Patrick Weber was sentenced to more than 18 years for abusing boys on the Blackfeet Nation. He faces similar charges on the Pine Ridge Reservation.


Native Sun News Today: Urban Indians assert control over health care
Native Sun News Today: Urban Indians assert control over health care (January 21, 2019)

In what some have termed “historic” the Rapid City Indian community chose five men and five women to represent tribal people living in sacred He Sapa.


Native Sun News Today: Tribal leader addresses lawmakers in South Dakota
Native Sun News Today: Tribal leader addresses lawmakers in South Dakota (January 18, 2019)

President Rodney Bordeaux of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe highlighted the government shutdown and the Keystone XL Pipeline in his State of the Tribes address.


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: We must follow through on our obligation to Indian Country
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: We must follow through on our obligation to Indian Country (January 17, 2019)

Tribal Nations are sovereign governments that have a unique relationship with the federal government. Unfortunately, not everyone in Washington understands that.


Rep. Haaland and Rep. Davids land first committee assignments in 116th Congress
Rep. Haaland and Rep. Davids land first committee assignments in 116th Congress (January 17, 2019)

Committee assignments are slowly trickling in for new members of Congress and the first Native women have landed key spots.


Cronkite News: Lawmakers, advocates say shutdown's impact hits hardest in tribal areas
Cronkite News: Lawmakers, advocates say shutdown's impact hits hardest in tribal areas (January 17, 2019)

Even though she saw six opioid overdoses in recent months, two fatal, Kerry Hawk Lessard closed the medical and behavioral health clinic she runs for Native Americans.


'We are homeland security': Tohono O'odham Nation demands role in border talks
'We are homeland security': Tohono O'odham Nation demands role in border talks (January 16, 2019)

Indian Country is 26 days into a fight with the Trump administration. One tribe's been struggling even longer.


Solutions elusive for Indian Country as impasse in Washington drags on
Solutions elusive for Indian Country as impasse in Washington drags on (January 15, 2019)

With efforts to resolve the record-breaking government shutdown at a standstill, tribal leaders and advocates are scrambling for ways out of the crisis.


Tribes bring #ShutdownStories to Washington as funding impasse continues
Tribes bring #ShutdownStories to Washington as funding impasse continues (January 14, 2019)

The federal government's trust and treaty obligations to Indian Country have gone out the window as the record-breaking government shutdown continues.


Mark Trahant: Indian Country feels the hardships of the shutdown
Mark Trahant: Indian Country feels the hardships of the shutdown (January 14, 2019)

When will the longest government shutdown in history end? Tribes are waiting for a thaw in Washington.


Ernestine Chasing Hawk: An appreciation for the Indian Health Service
Ernestine Chasing Hawk: An appreciation for the Indian Health Service (January 14, 2019)

We need to thank the employees at Sioux San Hospital and Indian Health Service who work tirelessly to meet our health care needs.


Navajo President: Government shutdown violates treaty obligations
Navajo President: Government shutdown violates treaty obligations (January 11, 2019)

As longest government shutdown continues with no solution in sight, Navajo President Russell Begaye urges U.S. President Donald Trump to end the impasse and fund tribal services.


'We'll be bold': Efforts continue to provide urban Indians with services
'We'll be bold': Efforts continue to provide urban Indians with services (January 11, 2019)

Plans for a halfway house for tribal citizens in Sioux City, Iowa, are moving forward thanks to a $300,000 donation.


Mark Trahant: Indian Country enters national emergency territory with #TrumpShutdown
Mark Trahant: Indian Country enters national emergency territory with #TrumpShutdown (January 10, 2019)

Friday is going to be a rough day for tribes and Indian organizations. They will not get paid what they are owed by the United States of America.


'Recipe for disaster': The #TrumpShutdown and Indian Country
'Recipe for disaster': The #TrumpShutdown and Indian Country (January 9, 2019)

With tribal communities feeling the pinch of the #TrumpShutdown, Democrats in Congress are working to restore federal funding to Indian Country.