With the number of COVID-19 cases in Indian Country continuing to rise, the Trump administration is embarking on the most consequential tribal consultation in recent history.
As tribes look to the federal government to uphold its trust and treaty responsibilities during the worst public health crisis in decades, one important agency is receiving failing grades for its response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Hospitals are rationing and ordering workers to reuse protective equipment like masks, gowns and eyewear in an attempt to head off shortages expected with the surge in COVID-19 patients.
Coronavirus is impacting everyone and changing our everyday lives.
With additional federal funds on the table, tribes continue to press the Trump administration to ensure their communities aren't left out of relief efforts as the coronavirus spreads among their people.
As coronavirus cases across America continue to surge, tribal leaders are taking dramatic steps to ensure the safety of their people and those they serve.
The Trump administration finally announced plans to distribute much-needed funding to Indian Country as the number of coronavirus cases continues to grow in communities that have long been underserved by the federal government.
With the number of coronavirus cases in Indian Country growing by the day, tribes are pressing the federal government to live up to its treaty and trust responsibilities and ensure their communities aren't left out of relief efforts.
The Senate gave overwhelming approval to a multibillion-dollar coronavirus relief bill, the second such bill in two weeks, and immediately turned its attention to a third bill that could have a $1 trillion price tag.
The coronavirus continues to wreak social and economic havoc in Indian County, with tribes curtailing their operations as the first cases are confirmed in their communities.
Despite some strides in improving health care access and treatment in Indian Country, cultural barriers still prevent patients from asking for help or getting treatment.
Concerns about the coronavirus are growing in tribal communities as advocates warn that $40 million isn't nearly enough to prevent the spread of the disease among urban and reservation Indians.
Tribes, organizations and enterprises in Indian Country are trying to conduct business and mitigate fears about the coronavirus.
'Tribes are not prepared for the coronavirus,' one health expert told Indian Country Today.
Native American adults are 50 percent more likely to be affected by obesity than non-Hispanic whites. They also are twice as likely as non-Hispanic whites to have diabetes.
Too many Native women are dying due to complications from pregnancy and childbirth – deaths that should be preventable with the right intervention and care.
Bearing signs that read 'Violence is Not My Tradition' and 'Indigenous Day, Not Columbus Day,' a crowd drew attention to the missing, murdered and abused in their communities.
On average, 130 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose.
Indian Country has made extraordinary progress on the diabetes front even though there remains a long way to go before the disease is under control.
The opioid crisis has hit Indian Country hard, with high rates of addiction, overdoses and deaths been seen across the nation.
Drug overdoses among rural Native Americans and Native Alaskans increased by 519 percent, more than twice the national average.
Are we living longer or not? For Indian Country the answer is complicated.
The Cherokee Nation is reducing hepatitis C among its citizens, reporting a 90 percent cure rate for those testing positive.
The opioid crisis has hit rural Native Americans significantly harder than any group in the nation, and the problem may be even worse because of racial misclassification on death certificates.
This is how it happens: one day, you read that your government has begun censoring language.
New data on violent deaths shows that all people are safer living in diverse places—but especially White people.
American Indian and Alaska Native women experience one of the highest homicide rates in the nation and nearly half die at the hands of an intimate partner.
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.
Our children deserve to grow up in homes with adults who are sober and have clear minds.
The debate was kind of like looking at a traffic accident. You drive by not wanting to peek, but then you do, and it’s awful, so you think, 'why did I do that?'
In a glaring shift, smoking rates among American Indian and Alaska Native women actually increased.
One elder wondered why the largest inter-tribal organization in the lower 48 failed to put suicide on the agenda for its annual meeting.
The suicide rate among American Indians ages 15 to 34 is 2.5 times higher than the national average.
Since the landing of the Mayflower and up until today, the destructive and insidious force of alcohol has kept up a choking pace within tribal communities.
Alaska and New Mexico, home to the largest percentages of Native Americans, had the highest death rates.
Michael George Patterson, who is Tlingit, is featured in a media campaigned aimed at American Indian and Alaska Native communities.
The death rate for American Indians and Alaska Natives was twice the rate for Whites.
The Crushplate blog uncovers 10 disturbing facts regarding the health of Native Americans.
Death rates for Native Americans are nearly 50 percent greater than rates among non-Hispanic Whites, according to the CDC.
In recognition of the 8th annual National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, organizers are calling for increased testing for the disease in Indian communities across the country.
The obesity rate among children ages 2-5 dropped 43 percent in the last decade, according to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The use of electronic cigarettes among teens doubled from 2011 to 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.
Lawmakers whose districts include theNavajo Nation are urging the Indian Health Service to confront a rise in HIV cases on the reservation.
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Birth rates among American Indian and Alaska Native teenagers fell 12 percent from 2009 to 2010, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. The drop reflected an overall decline...
Prescription painkiller abuse is high in Indian Country, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. American Indians and Alaska Natives have the highest overdose...
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention highlights racial and ethnic health disparities for the first time. According to the report, American Indians and Alaska Natives...