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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.


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.


National Congress of American Indians loses more women staffers
National Congress of American Indians loses more women staffers (December 12, 2018)

The executive director of the National Congress of American Indians remains on leave as the organization continues to experience employee turnover.


National Congress of American Indians suspends highest-ranking staffer
National Congress of American Indians suspends highest-ranking staffer (October 22, 2018)

A #MeToo outcry has sidelined the long-serving executive director of the National Congress of American Indians on the eve of a milestone convention.


Cherokee Nation citizen Mary Smith to helm Indian Health Service
Cherokee Nation citizen Mary Smith to helm Indian Health Service (March 1, 2016)

Mary Smith is also taking over the principal deputy director position from Robert McSwain, a longtime IHS employee.


Tribal leaders question management changes at IHS in Great Plains
Tribal leaders question management changes at IHS in Great Plains (February 4, 2016)

The regional director of the Great Plains Area was removed just days before a major Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing.


Senate Indian Affairs Committee to look at 'substandard' care at IHS in Great Plains
Senate Indian Affairs Committee to look at 'substandard' care at IHS in Great Plains (January 12, 2016)

The Great Plains Area of the Indian Health Service has been under intense scrutiny for several years due to management failures and cutbacks in care.


Yvette Roubideaux: Making progress at Indian Health Service
Yvette Roubideaux: Making progress at Indian Health Service (June 30, 2015)

I joined the Indian Health Service knowing that there was much work to do and there were no quick fixes available.


Yvette Roubideaux to leave Obama administration after six years
Yvette Roubideaux to leave Obama administration after six years (June 2, 2015)

The physician, who is a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, was the first woman to lead the Indian Health Service.


Congress passes renewal of Indian Country diabetes program
Congress passes renewal of Indian Country diabetes program (April 16, 2015)

The Special Diabetes Program for Indians will be extended for two years under a bill that is headed to President Barack Obama for his signature.


Yvette Roubideaux: Diabetes program works for Indian Country
Yvette Roubideaux: Diabetes program works for Indian Country (April 9, 2015)

It is spring again, and the hopes for better weather are accompanied by the worries and concerns of many American Indian and Alaska Native communities working hard to prevent and treat diabetes and its complications.


Just Joking: Humor from National Congress of American Indians
Just Joking: Humor from National Congress of American Indians (March 2, 2015)

Deflategate, hot flashes and Grandpa Senator drew laughs at NCAI's winter session in Washington, D.C., last week.


Updates from National Congress of American Indians DC meeting
Updates from National Congress of American Indians DC meeting (February 27, 2015)

The status of leadership at the Indian Health Service, updates from members of Congress and a tribal court jurisdiction case were some highlights from this week's session.


National Congress of American Indians set for winter conference
National Congress of American Indians set for winter conference (February 23, 2015)

Tribal leaders will hear from top Obama administration officials and key members of Congress.


Robert McSwain named acting director of Indian Health Service
Robert McSwain named acting director of Indian Health Service (February 10, 2015)

Yvette Roubideaux will serve as a senior advisor while her official confirmation as director is sorted out.


Audio: Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on child trauma
Audio: Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on child trauma (November 19, 2014)

The hearing was the last of the 113th Congress and the last under Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana), who served as chairman for less than a year.


National Congress of American Indians set to open convention
National Congress of American Indians set to open convention (October 27, 2014)

Several Cabinet secretaries will be making appearances at this year's meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.


Indian Health Service discloses privacy breach of patient data
Indian Health Service discloses privacy breach of patient data (July 25, 2014)

A file folder containing names, Social Security numbers and VA information was left in a public place.


Yvette Roubideaux: Let's Move in Indian Country marks 3rd year
Yvette Roubideaux: Let's Move in Indian Country marks 3rd year (July 1, 2014)

Program celebrates birthday at Zuni Pueblo in New Mexico.


Senate confirms Sylvia Mathews Burwell as Secretary for HHS
Senate confirms Sylvia Mathews Burwell as Secretary for HHS (June 6, 2014)

Navajo Nation Vice President Rex Lee Jim to work closely with new leader as chair of the Secretary's Tribal Advisory Committee.


Tribes in Montana and Wyoming air complaints about IHS care
Tribes in Montana and Wyoming air complaints about IHS care (May 28, 2014)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a field hearing in Billings, Montana.


Senate Indian Affairs Committee schedules field hearing on IHS
Senate Indian Affairs Committee schedules field hearing on IHS (May 21, 2014)

Tribes have been complaining about level and quality of service in the Billings Area.


Senate committee holds confirmation hearing for HHS nominee
Senate committee holds confirmation hearing for HHS nominee (May 9, 2014)

A Senate committee held a confirmation hearing for Sylvia Mathews Burwell to serve as the new leader of the Department of Health and Human Services.


Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee's hearing on budget
Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee's hearing on budget (March 26, 2014)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a hearing this afternoon to discuss the fiscal year 2015 budget request for Indian programs.


Final highlights from NCAI's  winter session in Washington DC
Final highlights from NCAI's winter session in Washington DC (March 14, 2014)

The National Congress of American Indians wrapped up its winter session in Washington, D.C., on Thursday.


Highlights from Day 1 of NCAI winter session in Washington, DC
Highlights from Day 1 of NCAI winter session in Washington, DC (March 12, 2014)

The National Congress of American Indians opened its winter session on Tuesday.


Yvette Roubideaux: Health care law benefits Indian Country
Yvette Roubideaux: Health care law benefits Indian Country (August 23, 2013)

Yvette Roubideaux, the acting director of the Indian Health Service, explains how the Affordable Care Act benefits American Indians and Alaska Natives.


National Congress of American Indians meeting in Nevada
National Congress of American Indians meeting in Nevada (June 24, 2013)

The National Congress of American Indians is holding its mid-year conference in Reno, Nevada, this week.


Audio from SCIA confirmation hearing for Yvette Roubideaux
Audio from SCIA confirmation hearing for Yvette Roubideaux (June 12, 2013)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a confirmation hearing this afternoon for Yvette Roubideaux to serve another term as director of the Indian Health Service. Roubideaux, a member of the...


Yvette Roubideaux set for IHS director confirmation hearing
Yvette Roubideaux set for IHS director confirmation hearing (June 10, 2013)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee holds a confirmation hearing on Wednesday for Yvette Roubideaux to serve another term as director of the Indian Health Service. Roubideaux, a member of the...


Confirmation hearing June 12 for Yvette Roubideaux  at IHS
Confirmation hearing June 12 for Yvette Roubideaux at IHS (May 30, 2013)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee has scheduled a confirmation hearing for Yvette Roubideaux to serve another term as director of the Indian Health Service. Roubideaux, a member of the Rosebud...


Obama nominates Yvette Roubideaux for second term at IHS
Obama nominates Yvette Roubideaux for second term at IHS (April 24, 2013)

President Barack Obama has nominated Yvette Roubideaux to serve another term as director of the Indian Health Service. Roubideaux, a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, joined the Obama administration...


House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on Indian health
House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on Indian health (March 20, 2013)

The House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies held an oversight hearing on Indian health on Tuesday. The committee heard from Yvette Roubideaux, the director of the...


Mark Trahant: More money improves health   in Indian Country
Mark Trahant: More money improves health in Indian Country (March 20, 2013)

WASHINGTON -- Idaho’s Rep. Mike Simpson, a Republican, asked a critical question Tuesday. It’s one rarely asked, let alone, answered. The question: Does more government money work? Specifically, Simpson, the...


APRN: NCAI president worried about sequester and IHS budget
APRN: NCAI president worried about sequester and IHS budget (February 15, 2013)

"The state of Indian Country is strong, according to the president of the National Congress of American Indians. Today Jefferson Keel presented the State of Indian Nations Address in Washington...


IHS leader   vows to follow Supreme Court decision on contracts
IHS leader vows to follow Supreme Court decision on contracts (October 25, 2012)

The Indian Health Service will abide by the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Salazar v. Ramah Navajo Chapter, Director Yvette Roubideaux said on Wednesday. Federal agencies must fully fund self-determination...


Yvette Roubideaux: Indian Health Service gets budget boost
Yvette Roubideaux: Indian Health Service gets budget boost (September 10, 2012)

"During Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ recent visit with Tribal communities in South Dakota, the Argus Leader wrote that “If the federal government is sincere about helping make life better, it will...


Lisa Shellenberger: GAO report shows real  deficiencies  at IHS
Lisa Shellenberger: GAO report shows real deficiencies at IHS (November 23, 2011)

"Ms. Yvette Roubideaux, Director of Indian Health Service (“IHS”), recently submitted a column on ICTMN.com, titled “Correcting the Record on the Contract Health Services Program.” This column was in response...


Yvette Roubideaux: Making progress on contract health funds
Yvette Roubideaux: Making progress on contract health funds (November 17, 2011)

"A recent column on ICTMN.com, “Oversight by IHS Leaves Money on the Table, Patients Holding the Bag,” by Lisa Shellenberger, asserts that the reason IHS is not receiving funding to...


Sen. Conrad presses IHS director about care in North Dakota
Sen. Conrad presses IHS director about care in North Dakota (March 30, 2011)

Sen. Kent Conrad (D-North Dakota) said he has put Yvette Roubideaux, the director of the Indian Health Service, "on notice" due to concerns about the quality of care being provided...


Yvette Roubideaux: IHS working to regain trust of our patients
Yvette Roubideaux: IHS working to regain trust of our patients (March 28, 2011)

"The March 23 Rapid City Journal editorial - "Time to stop talking, start fixing" - did not include the many corrective actions taken to date to improve the operation and...


All IHS areas undergoing review over management concerns
All IHS areas undergoing review over management concerns (March 25, 2011)

The Indian Health Service is conducting a review of all of its area offices in response to management concerns at the Aberdeen area, Director Yvette Roubideaux said. The Aberdeen area...


Editorial: IHS bars media  from tribal meeting in South Dakota
Editorial: IHS bars media from tribal meeting in South Dakota (March 25, 2011)

"U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which oversees the Indian Health Service, met this week with tribal leaders from an eight-state region. IHS Director Yvette Roubideaux attended the meetings,...


Director of IHS in South Dakota for tribal consultation session
Director of IHS in South Dakota for tribal consultation session (March 24, 2011)

Yvette Roubideaux, the director of the Indian Health Service, is in South Dakota to meet with tribes and hold a consultation session. Roubideaux, a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe,...


Yvette Roubideaux: IHS is part of national HIV/AIDS strategy
Yvette Roubideaux: IHS is part of national HIV/AIDS strategy (March 21, 2011)

This Sunday, March 20, marked the 5th observance of National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. This day is set aside to acknowledge that HIV continues to threaten the health and...