'Love is in there too': Reviving tribal traditions for newborns (July 11, 2018)

With a new report highlighting the struggles facing Native mothers and their newborns, communities are turning to tribal traditions for support.

Funding package with increases for Indian Country slated for action (July 9, 2018)

A bill that protects Indian Country from funding cuts but fails to stop the Trump administration's controversial reorganization is moving forward.

YES! Magazine: Protect salmon and protect tribal traditions (July 5, 2018)

Salmon are at the center of ceremonies, art, and identity for tribes in the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, and California.

Winnebago Tribe set to assume control of troubled hospital on reservation (June 27, 2018)

An Indian Health Service hospital is getting a new name as it comes under the control of the Winnebago Tribe.

U.S. Attorney: Substance abuse on the rise in Indian Country (June 27, 2018)

Tribal communities have been hit particularly hard by drugs, including opioids and methamphetamine.

Trump's proposal to cut public health professionals impacts Indian Country (June 27, 2018)

The Indian Health Service could see a dramatic reduction in personnel if the Trump administration goes ahead with a major reorganization.

Trailblazing tribal hospital lands on 'Most Endangered Historic Places' list (June 26, 2018)

As the first Native physician, Susan LaFlesche Picotte was a trailblazer. Efforts to preserve her legacy just got a big boost.

Senate confirms Indian nominee without so much as a confirmation hearing (June 21, 2018)

In what appears to be a first, one of the Trump administration's Indian policy nominees has been confirmed without so much as a confirmation hearing.

'The administration has the power': Trump team defends family separation policy (June 20, 2018)

Republican John McCain called the forced separation of families an 'affront to the decency of the American people' as the Trump administration continued to defend the controversial policy.

Rosalyn LaPier: Supreme Court case reminds us about tribal connections to food (June 18, 2018)

The latest Supreme Court case coincides with a resurgence of interest among a new generation of scholars and activists who are learning about and reviving indigenous food systems.

'Very little progress': Lawmakers question Trump administration's Indian affairs record (June 14, 2018)

Federal agencies that oversee Indian affairs are not making enough progress to satisfy key members of Congress.

Land-into-trust fix added to controversial federal recognition bill (June 13, 2018)

A controversial bill to strip the Bureau of Indian Affairs of its federal recognition powers has just gotten more messy.

Cherokee Nation hospital tests patients for infectious diseases after lapse in protocol (June 12, 2018)

The Cherokee Nation has fired a nurse who broke protocol by reusing syringes at an Indian Health Service facility in Oklahoma.

Republican-sponsored Indian bills are back on agenda for key House committee (June 12, 2018)

Bills to address blood quantum in Oklahoma, tribal recognition and the Indian Health Service are taking a step forward on Capitol Hill.

Witness list for Senate hearing on 'high risk' federal Indian Country programs (June 12, 2018)

Officials from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Bureau of Indian Education and the Indian Health Service are back on Capitol Hill to discuss whether they are making any progress in improving the people they serve.

Community leaders push for treatment center for urban Indians (June 4, 2018)

More than a dozen federal, state and local leaders met to discuss substance abuse and homelessness among the Native community.

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Let's have a real conversation about our stolen lands (May 31, 2018)

Are we ever going to have that community 'conversation' about how certain entities 'divvy' up land that doesn’t belong to them?

Winnebago Tribe brings gardens to youth on the reservation (May 30, 2018)

The Winnebago Tribe is working to change the food culture on the reservation, starting with some of its youngest citizens.

It was called the 'Spanish Flu.' But it killed hundreds of Indians too (May 24, 2018)

A worldwide flu pandemic struck Indian Country hard, killing more than 2,000 Navajos and 600 Lakotas one hundred years ago.

Indian Health Service back in the hot seat with budget hearing (May 22, 2018)

It's almost been a year since the Indian Health Service came under heavy fire before lawmakers who control the agency's funding.

Cherokee Nation sees success with 'trailblazing' program for hepatitis C (May 16, 2018)

The Cherokee Nation is reducing hepatitis C among its citizens, reporting a 90 percent cure rate for those testing positive.

Tribes continue to rely on key lawmakers for help with funding (May 15, 2018)

With few people in their corner in the Trump administration, tribes are once again relying on Congress to fulfill the federal government's trust and treaty responsibilities.

'Who do you think you are?': Lakota veteran encounters resistance at the VA (May 14, 2018)

With the Department of Veterans Affairs still lacking leadership, one Native veteran is glad Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana) helped derail the man who was supposed to lead the agency.

Cronkite News: Native Americans almost close the gap on life expectancy (May 11, 2018)

Life expectancy for American Indians is decades longer than it was in the 1960s, nearly closing the gap with the rest of the population.

High Country News: Tribes are taking the lead in battle against opioids (May 9, 2018)

Native communities have been flooded with prescription pain pills.

Arne Vainio: Sharing our stories with 'In the Spirit of Medicine' (May 9, 2018)

KUMD in Minnesota has asked me to read my stories. The first segment goes on the air on Monday, May 14.

High Country News: Native food sovereignty moves to digital platforms (May 2, 2018)

Colonial contact brought foreign food and disease to tribal nations but a digital generation is reconnecting with tradition.

Cronkite News: Indian Health Service facility sees success in HIV/AIDS prevention (May 2, 2018)

The Phoenix Indian Medical Center in Arizona has received recognition for its work with HIV/AIDS patients.

Winnebago Tribe names executives for takeover of troubled Indian Health Service hospital (May 1, 2018)

As a key deadline looms, the Winnebago Tribe has named two executives who will manage the troubled hospital on the reservation.

Graham Lee Brewer: President Trump injects 'race' into tribal health care debate (May 1, 2018)

Yes, tribal nations are sovereign, but the U.S. still has obligations for their wellbeing.

Trump's pick to lead Department of Veterans Affairs withdraws amid doubts (April 26, 2018)

Another one of President Donald Trump's nominees has dropped out of the confirmation process after questions were raised by key lawmakers.

Mark Trahant: Trump administration sabotages the treaty and trust relationship (April 24, 2018)

The Trump administration maintains tribes are a race rather than sovereign governments, implicating the flow of Medicaid dollars to Indian Country.

Tribes prepare for takeover of troubled Indian Health Service hospital (April 23, 2018)

Citing chronic underfunding and inaction at the federal level, tribes in the Great Plains are planning to take over a troubled Indian Health Service hospital.

Top Trump officials skipped out on tribal consultation session amid big changes (April 23, 2018)

Tribes are being excluded as the Department of Health and Human Services refuses to take a stand on Medicaid and the first Americans.

Stéphane Gayet: Weighing the mental health risks of marijuana use (April 16, 2018)

With the emergence of new categories of cannabis, studies have shown the risk of mental illness linked to the use of these new varieties.