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Filed Under: Law
Four sentenced for stealing HHS funds from Oglala Sioux Tribe (07/25)
The four stole about $109,000 from a program meant to help needy people with energy bills.

Filed Under: Law | National
Tribes in South Dakota seek control over child welfare programs (06/27)
Applications come amid tribal complaints about too many Indian children in non-Indian homes.

Filed Under: Health | Politics
Senate confirms Sylvia Mathews Burwell as Secretary for HHS (06/06)
Navajo Nation Vice President Rex Lee Jim to work closely with new leader as chair of the Secretary's Tribal Advisory Committee.

Filed Under: Health | Politics
Senate committee holds confirmation hearing for HHS nominee (05/09)
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.

Filed Under: Health | National | Politics
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigns (04/11)
Kathleen Sebelius, the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, is leaving the Obama administration.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion
Lillian Sparks Robinson: ACA brings benefits to Indian Country (03/13)
Lillian Sparks Robison, the Commissioner for the Administration for Native Americans, explains how the Affordable Care Act benefits American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Filed Under: Health | Politics
Indian Health Service receives small increase with new budget (03/04)
The Indian Health Service would see $4.6 billion under the fiscal year 2015 budget that President Barack Obama released today.

Filed Under: Law | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Supreme Court set to create another monster (01/06)
Peter d'Errico predicts a horror story from the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. v. Kathleen Sebelius.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Audio & Video from White House Tribal Nations Conference (11/13)
The White House Tribal Nations Conference began this morning at the Interior Department in Washington, D.C.

Filed Under: Health | National
Native Sun News: Stacey Ecoffey makes career of helping out (10/09)
Growing up Stacey Ecoffey was always donating her time to others.

Filed Under: Health | National
Al Jazeera: Native women face barriers with access to Plan B (09/24)
Al Jazeera reports on the barriers that American Indian and Alaska Native women face in trying to obtain emergency contraception from the Indian Health Service.

Filed Under: Health | National
Native Sun News: Billy Mills talks diabetes at NIHB conference (09/09)
Olympic Gold Medalist and humanitarian, Billy Mills brought people to their feet in standing ovation as he shared his experiences with diabetes and traditional healing in the Aug. 28 plenary session of the National Indian Health Board's 30th Annual Consumer Conference.

Filed Under: Health
FAQ: Native Americans exempt from health insurance mandate (09/03)
American Indians and Alaska Natives who are eligible for care through the Indian Health Service are not required to purchase insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

Filed Under: National
South Dakota governor supports tribal child welfare efforts (07/19)
South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R) says he supports tribal management of child welfare and foster care programs.

Filed Under: Health | Law | National
NIHB eyes fix to resolve 'Indian' status in health reform act (06/27)
The National Indian Health Board says a legislative fix may be needed to address the definition of Indian in the Affordable Care Act.

Filed Under: Health | Law | National
HHS regulation aims to address 'Indian' status in health law (06/26)
The Department of Health and Human Services has issued a final regulation that aims to ensure all Indians, regardless of tribal membership, can benefit from the Affordable Care Act.

Filed Under: Health | Law
Cherokee Nation eyes $49.8M in IHS contract support costs (06/11)
The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma is preparing to sue the Obama administration for $49.8 million in unpaid contract support costs. The tribal council authorized the filing of the lawsuit against...

Filed Under: Health | Law | National
Montana tribe anticipates problems with Affordable Care Act (05/15)
The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of Montana is anticipating problems with the new Affordable Care Act. Enrolled tribal members won't have to comply with the insurance mandate in the...

Filed Under: Health | National
Anti-smoking ads include American Indians, Alaska Natives (03/29)
YouTube: Nathan's Ad: Secondhand Smoke and Asthma The Be Tobacco Free campaign has released a new set of videos that are aimed at reducing smoking among American Indians and...

Filed Under: Health | Opinion
Mark Trahant: Clock ticking on sequester -- only a week away (02/22)
"The sequester is now a week away. (And the next budget crisis, the expiration of the Continuing Resolution that funds the government, is only a month away). We’re at the...

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