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Shutdown of federal government looms ahead of April 28 deadlineFiled Under: National | Politics
Shutdown of federal government looms ahead of April 28 deadline (04/24)
With President Donald Trump in the picture, talks have become complicated by his demands for a wall along the Mexican border.
Chris Buchanan: Indian Health Service sees progress on diabetesFiled Under: Health | Opinion
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.
Native Sun News Today: Tribal group advocates for Indian healthFiled Under: Health | National
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 meetingFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
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The bills address health care for Native veterans, outdated federal Indian laws, economic development, criminal jurisdiction and Columbia River treaty tribes.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs considers new round of billsFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
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Health care for Native veterans, outdated federal Indian laws, economic development, criminal jurisdiction and Columbia River treaty tribes are on the agenda.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 careFiled Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: The fight ahead for the future of Indian health care (03/27)
President Donald J. Trump’s legislative agenda has crashed.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on diabetesFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
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 CountryFiled Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
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 obligationFiled Under: Health | Opinion
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.
Mark Trahant: Donald Trump's budget means less for the first AmericansFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Donald Trump's budget means less for the first Americans (03/16)
The new Trump Administration budget is short on details, but clear on direction.
Donald Trump brings bad news to Indian Country with first budgetFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
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 minorFiled Under: Health | Law | National
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 lawFiled Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
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 careFiled Under: Health | Opinion
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.
Mark Trahant: Obamacare replacement faces narrow path to becoming lawFiled Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
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 ObamacareFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
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 ServiceFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
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.
House panel looks at Indian Health Service infrastructure needsFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
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.
Mark Trahant: Indian Country can't ignore Native RepublicansFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Indian Country can't ignore Native Republicans (03/06)
Indian Country cannot afford to close the door to Republicans in Congress and in state legislatures.
Bill seeks comprehensive audit of Indian Health Service amid debate on ObamacareFiled Under: Health | National
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.
Mark Trahant: A victory on Indian health from Washington stateFiled Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
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.
Mark Trahant: Indian programs gain 'high risk' label at worst timeFiled Under: Education | Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Indian programs gain 'high risk' label at worst time (02/20)
Federal Indian programs have been added to the “high-risk” category by the Government Accountability Office.
Tribal leaders hear dueling messages on Indian health in the new Donald Trump eraFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Tribal leaders hear dueling messages on Indian health in the new Donald Trump era (02/14)
Indian issues have always been portrayed as non-partisan but it looks like that's no longer the case, at least when it comes to health care.
Donald Trump's Cabinet grows with more anti-Indian advocatesFiled Under: Health | Law | National | Politics
Donald Trump's Cabinet grows with more anti-Indian advocates (02/13)
Attorney General Jeff Sessions won't support tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians while Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price wants to dismantle Obamacare.
Rob Bishop: Republicans aren't trying to get rid of Indian health lawFiled Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Rob Bishop: Republicans aren't trying to get rid of Indian health law (02/06)
A short statement from the leader of the House Committee on Natural Resources.
Raúl Grijalva: Republicans are forgetting about Indian Country againFiled Under: Health | Opinion
Raúl Grijalva: Republicans are forgetting about Indian Country again (02/02)
Repealing the ACA will affect the Indian Health Care Improvement Act as well.
Democrats force a delay in vote on President Trump's tribal jurisdiction foeFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Democrats force a delay in vote on President Trump's tribal jurisdiction foe (01/31)
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) has refused to say whether he will defend the tribal jurisdiction provisions of the Violence Against Women Act.
Harlan McKosato: Indian Health Service is in danger under President TrumpFiled Under: Health | Opinion
Harlan McKosato: Indian Health Service is in danger under President Trump (01/30)
We need the spirit of Standing Rock in the Native health care fight.
James Giago Davies: Why the American health care system stinksFiled Under: Health | Opinion
James Giago Davies: Why the American health care system stinks (01/26)
I’m still kicking despite the fact that the Indian Health Service almost killed me once, not out of an honest mistake, but because the emergency room doctor was dismissive, insulting, indifferent, and sent me home with Salmonella poisoning.
Mark Trahant: Prepare for tribal budget cuts under President Donald TrumpFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Prepare for tribal budget cuts under President Donald Trump (01/23)
If this is day one, remember there are fourteen hundred and fifty-nine to go.
Mark Trahant: Congress moves forward with repeal of ObamacareFiled Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Congress moves forward with repeal of Obamacare (01/16)
Congress has voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Kinda, sorta.
Indian Health Service to award scholarships and loan repaymentsFiled Under: Education | Health
Indian Health Service to award scholarships and loan repayments (01/10)
The agency plans to award about $13.7 million in scholarships and about $30 million in loan repayments.
Indian Health Service takes steps to expand community health aide programFiled Under: Health | National
Indian Health Service takes steps to expand community health aide program (01/09)
The IHS is forming a national workgroup after hearing positive feedback from tribes in the Lower 48.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Oceti Sakowin suffer at Indian Health ServiceFiled Under: Health | Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Oceti Sakowin suffer at Indian Health Service (01/06)
We will continue to endure government abuse, racial intolerance, injustice, and poor health.
Republicans take initial steps to dismantle Indian health care lawFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Republicans take initial steps to dismantle Indian health care law (01/04)
The GOP pledge to repeal Obamacare leaves the Indian Health Care Improvement Act at risk.
Mark Trahant: Challenges and promises for tribes in the Donald Trump eraFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Challenges and promises for tribes in the Donald Trump era (01/03)
One way a Trump administration could really help Indian Country is infrastructure.
Nooksack Tribe tries to evict family amid mass enrollment purgeFiled Under: Law | National
Nooksack Tribe tries to evict family amid mass enrollment purge (12/22)
A disenrollment dispute continues to make waves in Washington.
Native Sun News Today: Tribes left out of plans for new hospitalFiled Under: Health | National
Native Sun News Today: Tribes left out of plans for new hospital (12/13)
The Indian Health Service has plans to tear down 16 historic buildings to make room for a large, two story hospital at the Sioux San site in Rapid City, South Dakota.
Mark Trahant: Navajo Republican lands job in Trump White HouseFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Navajo Republican lands job in Trump White House (12/12)
If, then, this. A series of three words explaining what happens in any new White House.
Native Sun News Today Editorial: A bumpy ride with Donald TrumpFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Native Sun News Today Editorial: A bumpy ride with Donald Trump (12/08)
It doesn’t matter if you are a Republican Indian or Democrat; the power to uplift or crush Indian Country is now in the hands of extremely conservative people.
Indian Health Service plans to award $1.4M in Native youth grantsFiled Under: Health | National
Indian Health Service plans to award $1.4M in Native youth grants (12/07)
The money will be used to address suicidal behavior and substance misuse among Native youth.
Lakota Country Times: Laced marijuana finds its way to Pine RidgeFiled Under: Health | Law | National
Lakota Country Times: Laced marijuana finds its way to Pine Ridge (12/02)
On the Pine Ridge Reservation more and more tribal citizens are coming up ill after unknowingly smoking marijuana that has been laced with other drugs.
Native youth remain hopeful as nation transitions to new presidentFiled Under: Education | Health | National | Politics
Native youth remain hopeful as nation transitions to new president (11/30)
The #NoDAPL movement, preventing suicide and promoting educational opportunities are among the top priorities of the new generation in Indian Country.
Mark Trahant: Indian health care at risk with Donald Trump's administrationFiled Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Indian health care at risk with Donald Trump's administration (11/30)
President-elect Donald Trump and Congress are moving quickly to reshape health care, including the Indian Health system.
Brandon Ecoffey: Hemp can bring a better future for our tribal nationsFiled Under: Opinion
Brandon Ecoffey: Hemp can bring a better future for our tribal nations (11/29)
Widespread hemp cultivation would be an immediate boost to employment and would also provide for a more sustainable use of our lands than beef production.
Leader of Nooksack Tribe defends purge of 'non-Indians' from rollsFiled Under: Law | National
Leader of Nooksack Tribe defends purge of 'non-Indians' from rolls (11/23)
Chairman Bob Kelly did not address warnings from two federal agencies that his tribe is acting without a valid governing body.
Indian Health Service warns Nooksack Tribe about disenrolleesFiled Under: Health | National
Indian Health Service warns Nooksack Tribe about disenrollees (11/22)
Another federal agency is stepping in as the Washington tribe removes more than a third of its people from the rolls.
Mark Trahant: Funding Indian health in the era of Donald TrumpFiled Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Funding Indian health in the era of Donald Trump (11/21)
During the campaign, Donald Trump promised to repeal the Affordable Care Act, including Medicaid expansion, but said there would be a replacement insurance program of some kind.
Republicans get behind Donald Trump as new challenges emerge for tribesFiled Under: Health | Law | National | Politics | Trust
Republicans get behind Donald Trump as new challenges emerge for tribes (11/18)
Major hurdles include funding for Indian programs and understanding the incoming president's new leadership team.
André Cramblit: A new adventure at urban Indian health centerFiled Under: Health | Opinion
André Cramblit: A new adventure at urban Indian health center (11/14)
'Find new ways you can help serve our people.'
Tim Giago: Tribes stand at major crossroads with Donald Trump in officeFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Tim Giago: Tribes stand at major crossroads with Donald Trump in office (11/14)
The election of Donald Trump will put the Sovereign Indian Nations of America at a crossroads they have not faced since the turn of the 19th century.
Opinion: Fulfill promise to establish office for Indian men's healthFiled Under: Health | Opinion
Opinion: Fulfill promise to establish office for Indian men's health (11/11)
Unfortunately, many critically needed sections of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act have yet to be realized.
Tribes working to protect Indian health with Donald Trump in officeFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Tribes working to protect Indian health with Donald Trump in office (11/11)
Tribes are worried about losing a key Indian health care law with Republicans in control of Washington.
Tribes brace for change with Republicans in control in WashingtonFiled Under: National | Politics
Tribes brace for change with Republicans in control in Washington (11/10)
Indian Country is adjusting to a new political reality with Donald Trump headed to the White House.
Quinault Nation calls for tribal inclusion in Donald Trump's transition teamFiled Under: National | Politics
Quinault Nation calls for tribal inclusion in Donald Trump's transition team (11/09)
President Fawn Sharp acknowledged that Republican Donald Trump's victory on Election Day came as a 'surprise' but vowed to move forward.
Vi Waln: More awareness of breast cancer needed in Indian CountryFiled Under: Health | National
Vi Waln: More awareness of breast cancer needed in Indian Country (11/04)
Out of all the different cancers our people are afflicted with, American Indian women are the most likely to die from breast cancer.
Lakota Country Times: Rosebud citizen honored for health care effortsFiled Under: Health | National
Lakota Country Times: Rosebud citizen honored for health care efforts (11/04)
Leon Leader Charge, a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, was honored for his work in improving Indian health.
Indian Health Service hires deputy medical officer in Great PlainsFiled Under: Health | National
Indian Health Service hires deputy medical officer in Great Plains (10/17)
The Indian Health Service continues to address quality of care issues in a troubled region of the country.
NCAI President: A 'terrible job' at health care for the first AmericansFiled Under: Health | National
NCAI President: A 'terrible job' at health care for the first Americans (10/14)
It's no secret that the Indian Health Service is woefully inadequate.
Kristi Noem: Addressing the many challenges in Indian CountryFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Kristi Noem: Addressing the many challenges in Indian Country (10/10)
The challenges ahead are undeniable, but I’m confident even the most daunting hurdles will be overcome.

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