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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.
Investigation confirms problems at Indian Health Service facilitiesFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Investigation confirms problems at Indian Health Service facilities (10/07)
Patients are suffering and some are even dying at the agency that provides health care to tribal citizens.
Brandon Ecoffey: Let's get out and make every Native vote countFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Brandon Ecoffey: Let's get out and make every Native vote count (10/05)
During every election cycle there is an effort to raise awareness about the importance of the Native vote.
Congress goes on break again after failing to pass spending billsFiled Under: National | Politics
Congress goes on break again after failing to pass spending bills (09/29)
Lawmakers again failed to approve funding for Indian Country programs but averted a shutdown of the federal government.
Indian Health Service names new medical officer in Great PlainsFiled Under: Health | National
Indian Health Service names new medical officer in Great Plains (09/23)
Tribal leaders had complained about the prior person in the position.
Indian Health Service awards large contract in Great Plains AreaFiled Under: Health | National | Technology
Indian Health Service awards large contract in Great Plains Area (09/20)
The contract is worth $6.8 million for one year but could be extended to five years for a total cost of $100 million.
Native Sun News Today: Urban Indians lose emergency services at Indian Health Service facilityFiled Under: Health | National
Native Sun News Today: Urban Indians lose emergency services at Indian Health Service facility (09/20)
For many Indians living in and around Rapid City, news that Indian Health Service would temporarily be closing their emergency room at Sioux San Hospital comes as a surprise.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules business meetingFiled Under: Business | Health | National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules business meeting (09/19)
Bills to reform the Indian Health Service and improve economic development opportunities in Indian Country are on the agenda.
House committee considers bill to reform Indian Health ServiceFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
House committee considers bill to reform Indian Health Service (09/14)
A tribally-supported bill to reform the troubled agency is taking a step forward on Capitol Hill.
Indian Health Service crisis continues with shutdown at hospitalFiled Under: Health | National
Indian Health Service crisis continues with shutdown at hospital (09/14)
Leaders of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe were stunned when they were told about the shutdown with prior consultation.
Lakota Country Times: Candidate for Congress seeks debate on reservation in South DakotaFiled Under: National | Politics
Lakota Country Times: Candidate for Congress seeks debate on reservation in South Dakota (09/13)
U.S. House candidate Paula Hawks (D) has challenged Rep. Kristi Noem (R) to a debate on one of South Dakota's nine Indian reservations this fall.
Tim Giago: Our people are dying too young and without dignityFiled Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: Our people are dying too young and without dignity (09/12)
I saw a news film many years ago about one of the concentration camps in Poland after World War II had ended.
Indian Health Service hosts meeting with Direct Service TribesFiled Under: Health | Opinion
Indian Health Service hosts meeting with Direct Service Tribes (08/30)
Direct Service Tribes are the tribes that rely on the IHS to provide health care to their communities.
Mark Trahant: Congressional candidates debate on Fort Peck Nation in MontanaFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Congressional candidates debate on Fort Peck Nation in Montana (08/30)
We need politicians to answer questions (even with short answers) in every congressional district with tribal communities.
Clara Caufield: An appreciation for a modern-day 'Teeth Woman'Filed Under: Opinion
Clara Caufield: An appreciation for a modern-day 'Teeth Woman' (08/30)
Some advice to my fellow tribal members: far too many of us suffer from dental problems which mar our otherwise happy and beautiful smiles.
Indian Health Service sued for delay in removing needle from patient's footFiled Under: Health | Law | National
Indian Health Service sued for delay in removing needle from patient's foot (08/16)
Karrie Yankton, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, had to wait four days before a sewing needle was removed from her foot
Mark Trahant: Are there even any Republicans in Indian Country?Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Are there even any Republicans in Indian Country? (08/15)
If you look at history, there are a lot more American Indians and Alaska Natives who have won office under the Republican banner.
Tribal Leaders: The Indian Health Service can't be fixed overnightFiled Under: Health | Opinion
Tribal Leaders: The Indian Health Service can't be fixed overnight (08/12)
It took years for systemic issues in Indian Health to materialize, and it will take years to turn them around.
Indian Health Service board certifies more health aides in Alaska Filed Under: Health | National
Indian Health Service board certifies more health aides in Alaska (08/11)
The Community Health Aide Program trains Alaska Natives to provide services in their villages.
Lakota Country Times: Democrat Paula Hawks reaches out to tribesFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Lakota Country Times: Democrat Paula Hawks reaches out to tribes (08/10)
In a race that has received little attention from the South Dakota media, a fresh face is set to challenge incumbent Rep. Kristi Noem (R).
Indian Health Service finishes youth treatment center in CaliforniaFiled Under: Health | National
Indian Health Service finishes youth treatment center in California (08/02)
The Desert Sage Youth Wellness Center will provide alcohol and drug abuse treatment to youth ages 12 to 17.
Civil Rights Commission sets briefing on border town discriminationFiled Under: National
Civil Rights Commission sets briefing on border town discrimination (08/01)
The Montana Advisory Committee will hear from tribal leaders and other officials about discrimination faced by Native Americans in Montana's largest city.

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