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Lawmakers once again seek fixes to 'broken' Indian Health Service (May 25, 2017)

The Restoring Accountability in the Indian Health Service Act address long-standing management, staffing and transparency issues at the agency.

YES! Magazine: Native birthing center maintains tribal traditions (May 24, 2017)

A birthing center opening next year in New Mexico will provide a safe place for women and their traditions.

Northwest tribes slam Donald Trump's budget for cuts to Indian programs (May 24, 2017)

Leaders from the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians say the new administration isn't listening to Indian Country.

President Trump confirms Indian Country's fears with budget request (May 23, 2017)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service are among the many losers in the Trump world.

Mark Trahant: Funds for Indian health in danger under Republican rule (May 22, 2017)

Medicaid is the one part of Indian health funding that’s growing.

Arne Vainio: Expressing gratitude for the people we have around us (May 19, 2017)

We get one go-around and one shot at making this life worthwhile.

Indian Country bracing for worst with Donald Trump's planned budget cuts (May 18, 2017)

Tribes are telling allies in Congress that the president's forthcoming cuts violate the federal government's treaty and trust responsibilities.

Lawmakers push to renew Special Diabetes Program for Indians (May 18, 2017)

The program has bipartisan support and has demonstrated success but it's due to expire before the end of the year unless Congress takes action.

Bipartisan task force announced to look into Indian Health Service (May 18, 2017)

The 14-member working group will look for ways to improve the delivery of health care to the first Americans.

Indian Health Service budget and 'high risk' tribal programs on agenda for upcoming hearings (May 17, 2017)

Lawmakers who control the federal government's spending levels are continuing to focus on Indian Country.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation homes still without running water (May 16, 2017)

About 40 percent of Navajo Nation citizens don’t have access to running water in their homes.

Indian Country leaders testify about funding needs on Capitol Hill (May 16, 2017)

The House Appropriations Committee is holding four sessions to learn about health, housing, education and other needs in tribal communities.

Hearing on high-risk tribal programs highlights void in Trump leadership team (May 15, 2017)

More than 100 days into the Trump administration, Indian Country still doesn't know who will be advocating for their interests in the nation's capital.

Nooksack Tribe remains without recognized council as Trump administration digs in (May 12, 2017)

A group of disputed leaders has been kicked out of federal court and denied access to an estimated $14 million in federal funds.

Donald Trump's surprise FBI firing upends Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (May 10, 2017)

Partisan outrage over the sudden firing of the nation's top law enforcement official is affecting Indian Country's agenda on Capitol Hill.

Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on two bills (May 8, 2017)

Lawmakers will take testimony on a bill to bring AMBER Alert funds to Indian Country and another to benefit Alaska Native health care.

Mark Trahant: Republican Party owns 'mean-spirited' health care bill (May 8, 2017)

Every Republican who voted for this mean-spirited bill must now defend against every American who has any problem with insurance or health care.

Indian lawmakers support Republican repeal of Affordable Care Act (May 5, 2017)

With the Indian Health Service severely underfunded, tribal advocates are worried about the impacts of the repeal and replace effort.

Mark Trahant: Republican bill takes billions from Indian health care (May 4, 2017)

How much does it cost to buy the vote of a ‘moderate’ Republican? Today the going rate is $8 billion.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs looks at 'high risk' Indian programs (May 3, 2017)

The Government Accountability Office recently urged Congress to pay more attention to Indian education, health and energy development.

Sault Ste. Marie Tribe hosts Olympian Billy Mills for fun run and walk (May 3, 2017)

Billy Mills, a citizen of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, is still the only American to ever win the Gold medal in the 10,000-meter race.

Funding bill holds the line for Indian Country ahead of Trump cuts (May 2, 2017)

The 2017 omnibus appropriations package includes $2.9 billion for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and $5 billion for the Indian Health Service.

Senate panel takes up bill to bring AMBER Alert funding to tribes (April 28, 2017)

Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) introduced S.772, the AMBER Alert in Indian Country Act, on March 29.

Mark Trahant: Donald Trump and Republicans can't seem to govern (April 24, 2017)

Can President Donald J. Trump and the Republicans actually govern?

Cherokee Nation blames pharmaceutical industry for opioid crisis (April 20, 2017)

The tribe is suing the largest drug companies and drug stores in the United States in tribal court.

Native Sun News Today: Searching for mental health treatment (April 10, 2017)

The state of depression is growing exponentially amongst Americans.

Cronkite News: Summit focuses on American Indians and disabilities (April 3, 2017)

The 13th annual summit focused on Native Americans with disabilities – more specifically, the youth population.

Tiffany Midge: Men get together to decide future of women's health (April 3, 2017)

Committee of barnyard swine to determine fate for women’s health.

Native Sun News Today: South Dakota continues to punish drug addiction (April 3, 2017)

The arrest of drug offenders appears to be skyrocketing.

Swinomish Tribe moves ahead with plan for drug treatment center (March 31, 2017)

The didgwálič Wellness Center would provide a wide range of services for people who are addicted to opioids.

Chris Buchanan: Indian Health Service sees progress on diabetes (March 31, 2017)

Diabetes is an important topic for Indian Country, for our families and communities, and for the Indian Health Service.

Cronkite News: Tribes pushing for renewal of key diabetes funding (March 30, 2017)

Alton Villegas, a citizen of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, offered an unusual call to action for an 11-year-old boy.

Native Sun News Today: Tribal group advocates for Indian health (March 30, 2017)

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 meeting (March 29, 2017)

The bills address health care for Native veterans, outdated federal Indian laws, economic development, criminal jurisdiction and Columbia River treaty tribes.

Witness list for hearing on diabetes prevention among Native youth (March 27, 2017)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing takes place in Washington, D.C., on March 29.