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The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights issued guidance to Indian Health Service facilities for serving the needs of individuals with disabilities.
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It’s been a year into the pandemic and Native people are still being disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.
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Michael Weahkee will be stepping down as director of the Indian Health Service on January 20.
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Officials from New Mexico are upset about the reduction in services at a hospital serving Pueblo and Navajo citizens.
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Operation Lady Justice, the Trump administration’s initiative to address missing and murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives, is accepting comments through October 31, 2020.
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The PROGRESS Act, a bipartisan bill to improve tribal self-governance, has finally been signed into law.
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It took years of work by Native women and activists but legislation to address the crisis of missing and murdered sisters and relatives has finally become law.
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Could Deb Haaland lead the Department of the Interior in a Joe Biden administration?
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The Tribal Health Data Improvement Act aims to remove barriers that Native Americans face in accessing public health data – something even more critical in the COVID-19 era.
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Bills to return land to the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, extend federal recognition to the Lumbee Tribe, address bison management and improve tribal economic development programs are on the agenda.
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A bipartisan bill to ensure that tribal authorities have access to the same public health data as states is moving forward on Capitol Hill.
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The U.S. House of Representatives considers S.209, the Practical Reforms and Other Goals To Reinforce the Effectiveness of Self-Governance and Self-Determination for Indian Tribes Act, also known as the PROGRESS Act, on September 21, 2020.
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Over the last several months, the coronavirus pandemic has wreaked unprecedented havoc on the world.
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It’s a busy week for Indian Country’s legislative agenda on Capitol Hill.