A former White House aide won a $3 million contract to supply respirator masks to Navajo Nation hospitals, just 11 days after he created a company to sell personal protective equipment in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Trump administration's coronavirus testing efforts in Indian Country are being dealt a serious setback with warnings about the accuracy of the machine provided to tribal communities across the nation.
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.
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.
The Trump administration is looking to incorporate more voices into its new missing and murdered task force following complaints from Indian Country.
President Donald Trump is releasing his latest budget request, a document that signals his administration's commitment to fulfilling it trust and treaty obligations.
Treaties, economic development and improving services for his people are among Aaron Payment's priorities as chair of the largest Indian nation east of the Mississippi.
Despite committing no new federal funds for the initiative, the Trump administration is moving forward with efforts to address the crisis of missing and murdered Native Americans.
The Indian Health Service's Phoenix Indian Medical Center has been taking the initiative to prepare for the respiratory illness known as the Novel Coronavirus.
Get ready for round two. A federal appeals court will take up the Indian Child Welfare Act on January 22, 2020.
On average, 130 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose.
What is the Trump administration doing about missing and murdered Indigenous women? Lawmakers are seeking answers.
A new rule allows the federal government to detain minors and their families indefinitely in 'safe and sanitary' facilities, reflecting concern for minors’ 'vulnerability.'
Tribal leaders and advocates celebrated after an appeals court rebuffed opponents of the Indian Child Welfare Act in one of the most contentious cases in recent history.
The Indian Health Service has a trust and treaty responsibility to provide proper health care to tribal members and it continues to fail in its duty.
The Indian Health Service cited 'staffing changes and limited resources' when shutting down a tribe's emergency room back in 2015. That wasn't the whole story.
An Indian Health Service pediatrician abused young patients on two reservations for years without being held accountable.
A closely watched court case will determine whether the Indian Child Welfare Act lives to see another day.
The House Committee on Appropriations continued an annual tradition by inviting Indian Country leaders to share their funding priorities with key members of Congress.
Stanley Patrick Weber worked at the Indian Health Service for two decades before being indicted for abusing young male patients.
A panel of tribal leaders and one federal official will testify about the efforts of the Administration for Native Americans.
We need an assessment of the direct-service facilities within the Indian Health Service as soon as possible.
The law that established the Administration for Native Americans is marking its 45th anniversary.
With key Trump officials in the audience, the nation's largest and oldest inter-tribal advocacy group opened a historic week in Washington with a stinging rebuke of the president and his policies.
The Indian Child Welfare Act is under attack and tribes are pushing back after conservative and Christian groups joined the battle.
A battle to save the Indian Child Welfare Act is shaping up to be one of the most consequential court cases in recent history.
When state, federal and tribal governments work together, we have the opportunity to make real changes that will improve the lives of tribal members in our state.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is looking into Native language revitalization efforts and a new Trump administration official will be there.
Employees at two migrant shelters, including one visited by First Lady Melania Trump, have been charged with abusing children who were separated from their families.
Immigration officials continue to face fire for separating migrant families at the U.S. border.
Congress must remain committed and attentive to fulfilling the United States’ obligations to Indian Country.
The Indian Health Service could see a dramatic reduction in personnel if the Trump administration goes ahead with a major reorganization.
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.
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.
Yes, tribal nations are sovereign, but the U.S. still has obligations for their wellbeing.
Tribes are being excluded as the Department of Health and Human Services refuses to take a stand on Medicaid and the first Americans.
An office responsible for reviewing thousands of Trump nominees has been run by inexperienced staffers who hosted happy hours, played drinking games and smoked electronic cigarettes while on the job.
Leaders of the Navajo Nation are rejoicing after a federal judge rebuked the Trump administration for reducing the tribe's Head Start funds.
Robert Weaver, President Donald Trump’s failed pick to lead the Indian Health Service, is lashing out after the White House abandoned his nomination without so much as an explanation.
Robert Weaver, President Donald Trump’s embattled nominee to lead the Indian Health Service, is no longer under consideration for the job.
Tribal leaders are complaining about a lack of leadership in key Indian policy posts but one of them might soon be filled.
The nomination of Robert Weaver, a citizen of the Quapaw Tribe, to lead the Indian Health Service remains in limbo amid questions about his qualifications and his past.
Among the few bright spots for Indian Country within President Donald Trump’s proposed budget is a $413 million increase for the Indian Health Service.
New leadership is coming to the Department of Health and Human Services but it's not for one of the most important positions in Indian Country.
The recent federal government shutdown exposed shortcomings within the Indian health care system, including the vulnerability of tribal health care programs.
Of course Indian Country (and the economy) will be hit hard if this shutdown lasts very long.
Alex Azar, a pharmaceutical executive, served in top leadership posts at the department in George W. Bush administration, an era of resistance to Indian health care.
It's taken longer than expected but President Donald Trump is finally addressing the leadership void at the beleaguered Indian Health Service.
Secretary Ryan Zinke of the Department of the Interior is facing a second investigation connected to his trip on a private plane that cost taxpayers more than $12,000.