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'We need the money right now': Tribes await billions of dollars in coronavirus relief
'We need the money right now': Tribes await billions of dollars in coronavirus relief (April 1, 2020)

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.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention faulted for delay in Indian Country coronavirus funds
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention faulted for delay in Indian Country coronavirus funds (March 31, 2020)

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.


As COVID-19 cases rise, so do hospital workers’ worries about equipment
As COVID-19 cases rise, so do hospital workers’ worries about equipment (March 31, 2020)

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.


Tribal leaders face great need and don't have enough resources to respond to the coronavirus pandemic
Tribal leaders face great need and don't have enough resources to respond to the coronavirus pandemic (March 26, 2020)

The coronavirus is hitting American Indians and Alaska Natives hard.


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Resources for those impacted by COVID-19
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Resources for those impacted by COVID-19 (March 25, 2020)

Coronavirus is impacting everyone and changing our everyday lives.


Indian Health Service works to distribute more coronavirus funding to tribes as cases continue to grow
Indian Health Service works to distribute more coronavirus funding to tribes as cases continue to grow (March 24, 2020)

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.


'We've been here forever. We'll be here forever': Indian Country takes action to address coronavirus pandemic
'We've been here forever. We'll be here forever': Indian Country takes action to address coronavirus pandemic (March 23, 2020)

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.


Trump administration moves slowly on coronavirus funding for Indian Country
Trump administration moves slowly on coronavirus funding for Indian Country (March 23, 2020)

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.


'Lives are at risk': Coronavirus cases continue to grow in Indian Country as tribes push for action in Washington
'Lives are at risk': Coronavirus cases continue to grow in Indian Country as tribes push for action in Washington (March 19, 2020)

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.


Senate OKs COVID-19 bill mandating paid leave, readies new relief bill
Senate OKs COVID-19 bill mandating paid leave, readies new relief bill (March 19, 2020)

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.


Rep. Tom Cole: Flatten the curve
Rep. Tom Cole: Flatten the curve (March 19, 2020)

With confirmed cases of COVID-19 multiplying rapidly across the nation and around the world, there is increasing concern about how to effectively slow the spread of the coronavirus in the United States.


Indian Country plunges into uncertainty as coronavirus reaches their communities
Indian Country plunges into uncertainty as coronavirus reaches their communities (March 18, 2020)

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.


Cultural barriers challenge Native Americans seeking cancer treatment
Cultural barriers challenge Native Americans seeking cancer treatment (March 13, 2020)

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.


Tribes test Trump administration's commitment with coronavirus crisis
Tribes test Trump administration's commitment with coronavirus crisis (March 9, 2020)

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.


Some see normal as a go ... while others say no after COVID-19 disruption
Some see normal as a go ... while others say no after COVID-19 disruption (March 6, 2020)

Tribes, organizations and enterprises in Indian Country are trying to conduct business and mitigate fears about the coronavirus.


Ready or not? Warnings for tribes as COVID-19 epidemic spreads
Ready or not? Warnings for tribes as COVID-19 epidemic spreads (March 3, 2020)

'Tribes are not prepared for the coronavirus,' one health expert told Indian Country Today.


Rep. Tom Cole: Ready to combat coronavirus
Rep. Tom Cole: Ready to combat coronavirus (February 19, 2020)

The worsening spread and global impact of the coronavirus continues to be at the center of news coverage.


Native Americans fight historical discrimination to lower diabetes, obesity rates
Native Americans fight historical discrimination to lower diabetes, obesity rates (January 7, 2020)

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.


'We can help ourselves:' Native women come together to confront high rates of maternal mortality
'We can help ourselves:' Native women come together to confront high rates of maternal mortality (December 17, 2019)

Too many Native women are dying due to complications from pregnancy and childbirth – deaths that should be preventable with the right intervention and care.


CDC museum features Indian Country exhibits
CDC museum features Indian Country exhibits (November 19, 2019)

The health and wellness of American Indians and Alaska Natives – both in rural and urban settings – is a complex challenge with multiple solutions.


'We’re going to bring them home': Rally for the missing and the murdered
'We’re going to bring them home': Rally for the missing and the murdered (October 15, 2019)

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.


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Putting an end to the opioid epidemic
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Putting an end to the opioid epidemic (September 30, 2019)

On average, 130 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose.


Mark Trahant: 'So much progress' treating the diabetes epidemic in Indian Country
Mark Trahant: 'So much progress' treating the diabetes epidemic in Indian Country (June 27, 2019)

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.


Bay Mills Indian Community files lawsuit against opioid manufacturers
Bay Mills Indian Community files lawsuit against opioid manufacturers (April 23, 2019)

The opioid crisis has hit Indian Country hard, with high rates of addiction, overdoses and deaths been seen across the nation.


Amy Goodman: Tribes fight the invisible crisis of opioids in their communities
Amy Goodman: Tribes fight the invisible crisis of opioids in their communities (April 12, 2019)

Drug overdoses among rural Native Americans and Native Alaskans increased by 519 percent, more than twice the national average.


Mark Trahant: Indian Country left out of latest life expectancy report
Mark Trahant: Indian Country left out of latest life expectancy report (December 3, 2018)

Are we living longer or not? For Indian Country the answer is complicated.


Cherokee Nation sees success with 'trailblazing' program for hepatitis C
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.


Cronkite News: Tribes hit hard by opioid crisis but federal support remains elusive
Cronkite News: Tribes hit hard by opioid crisis but federal support remains elusive (March 20, 2018)

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.


Mark Rahner: The really scary thing about the CDC's seven 'banned' words
Mark Rahner: The really scary thing about the CDC's seven 'banned' words (December 19, 2017)

This is how it happens: one day, you read that your government has begun censoring language.


YES! Magazine: Statistics show White people are safer in diverse communities
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.


Report confirms Native women suffer from high rate of homicide in United States
Report confirms Native women suffer from high rate of homicide in United States (July 24, 2017)

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.


Indian Country suffers from highest diabetes rate as key program hangs in limbo
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.


Vi Waln: Prescription pills are destroying lives in Indian Country
Vi Waln: Prescription pills are destroying lives in Indian Country (October 4, 2016)

Our children deserve to grow up in homes with adults who are sober and have clear minds.


Mark Trahant: The real business of leading in a time of chaos
Mark Trahant: The real business of leading in a time of chaos (December 16, 2015)

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?'


Smoking rates in Indian Country continue to top the nation
Smoking rates in Indian Country continue to top the nation (November 13, 2015)

In a glaring shift, smoking rates among American Indian and Alaska Native women actually increased.


Suicide raised as major issue during NCAI's annual convention
Suicide raised as major issue during NCAI's annual convention (October 20, 2015)

One elder wondered why the largest inter-tribal organization in the lower 48 failed to put suicide on the agenda for its annual meeting.


BIA declares Hope for Life Day to raise awareness about suicide
BIA declares Hope for Life Day to raise awareness about suicide (September 10, 2015)

The suicide rate among American Indians ages 15 to 34 is 2.5 times higher than the national average.


Larry Spotted Crow Mann: Substance abuse ruins tribal nations
Larry Spotted Crow Mann: Substance abuse ruins tribal nations (August 10, 2015)

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.


CDC reports high rate of alcohol poisoning deaths among Natives
CDC reports high rate of alcohol poisoning deaths among Natives (January 7, 2015)

Alaska and New Mexico, home to the largest percentages of Native Americans, had the highest death rates.


Alaska Native man hopes antismoking message reaches youth
Alaska Native man hopes antismoking message reaches youth (December 2, 2014)

Michael George Patterson, who is Tlingit, is featured in a media campaigned aimed at American Indian and Alaska Native communities.


CDC: Native Americans see highest death rate from drownings
CDC: Native Americans see highest death rate from drownings (May 16, 2014)

The death rate for American Indians and Alaska Natives was twice the rate for Whites.


Crushplate: 10 disturbing facts about Indian Country health
Crushplate: 10 disturbing facts about Indian Country health (April 23, 2014)

The Crushplate blog uncovers 10 disturbing facts regarding the health of Native Americans.


CDC reports show high death rates among Native Americans
CDC reports show high death rates among Native Americans (April 22, 2014)

Death rates for Native Americans are nearly 50 percent greater than rates among non-Hispanic Whites, according to the CDC.


Native Sun News: A call for more HIV testing in Indian Country
Native Sun News: A call for more HIV testing in Indian Country (February 27, 2014)

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.


CDC reports dramatic decline in obesity rate among children 2-5
CDC reports dramatic decline in obesity rate among children 2-5 (February 26, 2014)

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


CDC sees big jump in use of  electronic cigarettes    among teens
CDC sees big jump in use of electronic cigarettes among teens (September 6, 2013)

The use of electronic cigarettes among teens doubled from 2011 to 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.


Lawmakers press  IHS to confront HIV/AIDS    on Navajo Nation
Lawmakers press IHS to confront HIV/AIDS on Navajo Nation (June 14, 2013)

Lawmakers whose districts include theNavajo Nation are urging the Indian Health Service to confront a rise in HIV cases on the reservation.


CDC finds  65 percent  increase in Native American suicide rate
CDC finds 65 percent increase in Native American suicide rate (May 3, 2013)

The suicide rate among Native American adults grew 65.2 percent in the past decade, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a new report. The rate of suicide...


Anti-smoking ads include American Indians,  Alaska Natives
Anti-smoking ads include American Indians, Alaska Natives (March 29, 2013)

YouTube: Nathan's Ad: Secondhand Smoke and Asthma The Be Tobacco Free campaign has released a new set of videos that are aimed at reducing smoking among American Indians and...


Walt Lamar: Rate of flu shots low among American Indians
Walt Lamar: Rate of flu shots low among American Indians (September 17, 2012)

"This fall, most of us will suffer from nothing worse than hay fever. However, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has issued several warnings recently about rising numbers of more...


CDC reports 12 percent drop in Indian teenage birth rates
CDC reports 12 percent drop in Indian teenage birth rates (April 10, 2012)

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...


CDC   finds high rates of prescription abuse in Indian Country
CDC finds high rates of prescription abuse in Indian Country (November 2, 2011)

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...


CDC   report  takes   look at  racial and ethnic health disparities in   US
CDC report takes look at racial and ethnic health disparities in US (January 14, 2011)

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...