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Indian Country suffers from highest diabetes rate as key program hangs in limbo (July 21, 2017)

A new report confirms that American Indians and Alaska Natives are disproportionately impacted by diabetes but Congress has been slow to renew a program helps fight the disease.

Cronkite News: Sen. McCain vows to return to Capitol Hill after brain cancer diagnosis (July 20, 2017)

Arizona Sen. John McCain, a former two-term chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs has been diagnosed with brain cancer.

Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Tribes make history with dental therapist (July 19, 2017)

The Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians are the first Indian nation in Oregon to hire a dental therapist.

Cronkite News: Sen. McCain calls for compromise on health care reform amid health crisis (July 19, 2017)

Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) is weighing in on the health care debate as he recovers from an unexpected surgery.

Harold Monteau: It's time to bring 'tribalization' to the Indian Health Service (July 18, 2017)

Indian Health Service is a mess and the time for tribes to take it over may never be better, Harold Monteau writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Key House committee moves forward with funding bill for tribal programs (July 18, 2017)

Lawmakers are resisting President Donald Trump's budget cuts at the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service.

Mark Trahant: Buckle up as Republicans try to repeal Affordable Care Act (July 18, 2017)

So plan B, supported by President Donald J. Trump, is a repeal of the Affordable Care Act, without a plan to figure out the what’s next?

Democrats host session on impacts of GOP health bill in Indian Country (July 18, 2017)

With the Republican health care reform bill in dire straits, Democrats are hosting a forum to discuss the "devastating impacts" of the other party's proposal in Indian Country.

YES! Magazine: Decolonize your diet with indigenous and healthy foods (July 17, 2017)

Traditional indigenous food from Mexico is misunderstood in the U.S.—and is actually among the world’s healthiest.

Mark Trahant: Republicans once again forced to delay vote on health bill (July 17, 2017)

The Republican healthcare bill looked like it was going to pass but then Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) announced his own health crisis.

Former Indian Health Service executive indicted for accepting cash gift (July 13, 2017)

A sex abuse scandal at the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota appears to be expanding.

Indian Health Service feels the heat as frustration boils over in budget hearing (July 12, 2017)

Lawmakers from both parties expressed anger and frustration at the Indian Health Service as they vowed to seek more resources to fulfill the federal government's treaty and trust responsibilities.

Leaders of Indian Health Service testify on Trump's new budget request (July 12, 2017)

Lawmakers from both parties say President Trump's proposed budget does not meet the federal government's treaty and trust responsibilities.

First Nations seek more resources to address suicide crisis among youth (July 10, 2017)

According to the Nishnawbe Aski Nation, 18 people have taken their lives on reserves in Ontario since January.

Indian Health Service remains without permanent leader amid scrutiny (July 7, 2017)

The Indian Health Service has has three different leaders in the last two years.

Mark Trahant: Republican health care bill threatens jobs in Indian Country (July 7, 2017)

The Indian Health Service is the largest single employer in Indian Country.

Mark Trahant: Trump tells tribal leaders that Medicaid cuts will be 'great' (June 29, 2017)

The Senate’s health care bill is 'mostly dead' but that’s not the same as all dead, Mark Trahant writes.

Steve Russell: Republican answer to Obamacare only benefits the wealthy (June 27, 2017)

Mitch McConnell’s Republican answer to Obamacare does not repeal or replace it; it merely repeals taxes for the well-to-do, Cherokee citizen Steve Russell writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Mark Trahant: Republican health care reform bill impacts Indian Country (June 27, 2017)

The Congressional Budget Office report on the Senate majority’s health care bill -- the ironically titled 'Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017' -- ought to be enough to put to rest any idea that Republicans want to improve health care in this country.

Government worker suspended after calling Native principal a 'rabid s----' (June 26, 2017)

An employee of Alberta Health Services in Canada has been suspended and a second is being investigated in connection with a racist text message.

New York Times features Dina Gilio-Whitaker in editorial on health care (June 26, 2017)

Colville citizen Dina Gilio-Whitaker talks to The New York Times about the omission of Indian Country from the Republican health care bill.

Mark Trahant: Don't plan on getting sick if you're from Indian Country (June 23, 2017)

The Senate bill, like its House counterpart, has a simple message for Indian Country, according to Mark Trahant.

Witness list for hearing on bill to reform the Indian Health Service (June 20, 2017)

The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs is meeting on Wednesday to take testimony on a bill to reform the Indian Health Service.

Arne Vainio: What does the princess want to be when she grows up? (June 20, 2017)

A five-year-old girl missing one of her top teeth was singing songs from one of the animated princess movies when her mom brought her to my office, worried about a worsening cough.

Eric Hannel: Addressing the health care crisis among Native Americans (June 20, 2017)

While thousands of Native American athletes test their limits this week, commit to your own fitness regimen, Eric Hannel writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Mark Trahant: Republicans write health reform bill behind closed doors (June 19, 2017)

The Republican health reform bill will destroy the economy, independent journalist Mark Trahant writes.

Shasta Dazen: 'Family Spirit' program incorporates our tribal traditions (June 19, 2017)

For many new parents, especially new mothers, being understood, listened to and respected is very important, Shasta Dazen writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Second hearing scheduled on bill to reform the Indian Health Service (June 16, 2017)

Efforts to reform the Indian Health Service continue to see attention on Capitol Hill.

Kristi Noem: Enough is enough - It's time to fix the Indian Health Service (June 16, 2017)

For years, federal reports have documented shocking cases of mismanagement and poorly delivered care within the Indian Health Service.

Embattled Indian Health Service hospital in Nebraska losing top executive again (June 14, 2017)

One of the worst-performing hospitals in Indian Country remains hobbled after losing certification nearly two years ago.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves two bills at meeting (June 14, 2017)

A bill for AMBER Alert grants in Indian Country and another for Alaska Native health are moving forward on Capitol Hill.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation strives for excellence in health care (June 13, 2017)

Our doctors take care of us, and we should celebrate their efforts and help patients better understand a physician’s sacrifice and dedication, Cherokee Nation Chief Bill John Baker writes.

Indian Health Service reform bill up for first hearing on Capitol Hill (June 12, 2017)

The 'broken' Indian Health Service is once again under scrutiny.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs considers two bills at meeting (June 12, 2017)

A bill to bring AMBER Alert grants to Indian Country and another for Alaska Native health care are due to be advanced by the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.

Quapaw Tribe expands agricultural efforts with processing plant (June 8, 2017)

The Quapaw Tribe is providing a full farm-to-table experience with its agricultural operations.