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Trump administration embraces spending bill with increases for Indian programs (September 14, 2017)

Just a few months after calling for drastic cuts to health, education, social service and other programs in Indian Country, the Trump administration has changed course.

Yerington Paiute Tribe plans medical marijuana dispensary and cultivation site (September 14, 2017)

The Yerington Paiute Tribe is joining the medical marijuana industry after signing a compact with the state of Nevada.

Cronkite News: Trump administration cites progress on 'high risk' tribal programs (September 14, 2017)

Leaders of federal agencies serving Indian Country said they have made some progress on dozens of problems cited in Government Accountability Office audits but lawmakers said much more needs to be done.

Mark Trahant: Sen. Sanders prepares bill to fully fund the Indian Health Service (September 13, 2017)

Bernie Sanders is expected to introduce his version of health care reform, a plan he calls 'Medicare for all.'

Indian Health Service finally promises to reduce lengthy wait times for patients (September 12, 2017)

More than a year after facing criticism for lacking quality of care standards, the Indian Health Service is finally promising to address wait times for patients.

Arne Vainio: Helping the next generation of physicians climb that mountain peak (September 12, 2017)

I still see patients every day and I still do the same things I’ve always done, but more and more I want to find the future physicians among us.

'Acting' Trump administration officials testify about 'high risk' tribal programs (September 11, 2017)

Nine months into the Trump administration and Indian Country still doesn't know who will be advocating for tribal interests at the federal level.

Mark Trahant: We need a president who can reach out and deal with Democrats (September 7, 2017)

Big news: The rest of the year will have less drama than the ups and downs we’ve been experiencing since January.

Mark Trahant: Alaska tribes solved their dental health crisis with unique program (September 6, 2017)

Dental health therapy takes half the time it takes to train a dentist and it does what good medicine should: improve public health.

Native Sun News Today: Does 'Death with Dignity' go against Lakota tradition? (September 5, 2017)

Physician-assisted death may be on the ballot in 2018 if Death with Dignity South Dakota can get enough signatures on a petition.

Mary Annette Pember: Tribes lost key source of food to dams on Missouri River (August 29, 2017)

The near-extinction of mouse beans along the Missouri River is a metaphor for the devastating impact of US development of tribal lands, Mary Annette Pember writes on Indian Country Media Network.

YES! Magazine: Statistics show White people are safer in diverse communities (August 21, 2017)

New data on violent deaths shows that all people are safer living in diverse places—but especially White people.

News21: Tribes fight for clean water and more funds from federal government (August 17, 2017)

Tribes are struggling to get the attention and funding necessary to clean the water their people rely on. News21 investigates.

Arne Vainio: Tough patient turns out to be a warrior with a promise to his brother (August 15, 2017)

I was in my residency training in Seattle and it was the first day of my surgery rotation.

DVIDS: Military partnership brings health care to Round Valley Indian Reservation (August 14, 2017)

The Round Valley Reservation in California was the setting where 15 soldiers and sailors joined forces with civilian medical professionals for two weeks in order to provide needed services to the local community.

Doug Steiger: Reform the Indian Health Service by looking at tribal success stories (August 11, 2017)

Most of the infrastructure of Indian Health Service is geared towards complicated financial reporting requirements related to federal auditing, not the quality of the medical care, Doug Steiger writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Cherokee Nation ready to move forward with opioid lawsuit in tribal court system (August 10, 2017)

The Cherokee Nation is ready to proceed with a lawsuit against the pharmaceutical industry, the tribe's top legal official said.

Nooksack Tribe loses federal health care funds as disenrollment drama drags on (August 9, 2017)

A clinic operated by the Nooksack Tribe is losing $2.5 million in federal health care funds amid a long-running disenrollment dispute.

Senate approves bill to designate clinic in honor of late veteran Joe Medicine Crow (August 8, 2017)

A bill to designate a clinic for the late Joe Medicine Crow, a celebrated veteran from the Crow Tribe, is moving forward in the 115th Congress.

Mark Trahant: Indian Country sees incremental progress on obesity among youth (August 7, 2017)

A new study, one that is built on a massive amount of data, reports that obesity among Native American youth is staying mostly the same.

Cherokee Nation hails approval of land-into-trust application for health center (August 3, 2017)

The Cherokee Nation now has more than 61,000 acres in trust in Oklahoma.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation battles opioid epidemic among our people (August 2, 2017)

The opioid epidemic is ripping apart families, straining our tribal resources and wreaking havoc across the Cherokee Nation.

Mark Trahant: Let's provide Medicaid health care coverage for everyone (August 1, 2017)

Employer-based insurance must go away. It’s not sustainable, Mark Trahant writes for YES! Magazine.

Investigation sought into Secretary Zinke's calls to Senators from Alaska (July 28, 2017)

Secretary Ryan Zinke of the Interior Department threatened Alaska's two Senators, The Alaska Dispatch News reported.

Republican bill to replace Affordable Care Act rejected in close Senate vote (July 28, 2017)

Key Democrats in the Senate were prepared to fight for Indian health care but it turns out they didn't need to, thanks to three Republicans.

Mark Trahant: What's next for Indian health care after big fail in Congress? (July 28, 2017)

Congress has never even considered, let alone acted, to fully fund Indian health programs.

Pamunkey Tribe secures designation of Indian Health Service delivery area (July 27, 2017)

The Pamunkey Tribe, the newest member of the federally-recognized family of Indian nations, continues to make gains in Virginia.

Mark Trahant: A day of bad jokes as Senate resumes debate on health care (July 27, 2017)

Today is humor day in the Senate. But at least the healthcare debate will go on and on without a conclusion

Mark Trahant: Indian Country goes ignored as Senate takes up health reform (July 26, 2017)

As the debate unfolds, the Senate is in a way making the case for why we need Native Americans in the legislative process.

Cronkite News: Sen. McCain calls for compromise as Senate opens health debate (July 26, 2017)

Sen. John McCain had 16 minutes of floor time and he used every minute of it, capping an already emotional return to the Senate with a call to action for his fellow lawmakers that hit every emotion on the scale.

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe schedules grand opening for new health clinic (July 25, 2017)

The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribal Health Clinic is preparing to offer more medical and dental services to citizens in South Dakota.

Cherokee Nation details devastating impacts of opioid crisis in Oklahoma (July 25, 2017)

The Cherokee Nation is defending its right to pursue drug companies and drug stores for flooding its homeland with prescription opioids.

Cronkite News: Sen. McCain returns to Washington amid health care debate (July 25, 2017)

Less than a week after he was diagnosed with an aggressive brain cancer, Arizona Sen. John McCain (R) is returning to work in the nation's capital.

DVIDS: Partnership brings health care services to Fort Peck Reservation (July 24, 2017)

The Army Reserve Medical Command’s 7239th Medical Support Unit partnered with the Indian Health Service to provide services to the Fort Peck Reservation in Montana.

Mark Trahant: Senate Republicans attempt another vote on health care (July 24, 2017)

Another week and the United States Senate is ready to vote on legislation to remake the entire healthcare system, including Indian health.