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Winnebago Tribe asserts self-determination in hopes of fixing troubled hospital
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Winnebago Tribe asserts self-determination in hopes of fixing troubled hospital (November 15, 2017)
The Winnebago Tribe is moving to take over management of the hospital on its reservation in Nebraska, more than two years after federal officials cut off key funding sources for the troubled facility.

President Trump taps Bush-era official as Health and Human Services Secretary
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President Trump taps Bush-era official as Health and Human Services Secretary (November 13, 2017)
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.

Sen. Mike Rounds: Indian Health Service fails to live up to its trust responsibilities
Health | Opinion | Politics
Sen. Mike Rounds: Indian Health Service fails to live up to its trust responsibilities (November 9, 2017)
The health care crisis at the Indian Health Service is just one example of how the government has failed to follow through on its obligations to tribal members.

Indian Health Service sends lower-level official to testify on outside audit bill
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Indian Health Service sends lower-level official to testify on outside audit bill (November 6, 2017)
A legislative hearing is usually where the executive branch gets to make its case for or against a particular bill. But things are different in the Trump era.

Another Indian Health Service hospital placed in 'immediate jeopardy' status
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Another Indian Health Service hospital placed in 'immediate jeopardy' status (November 6, 2017)
A hospital on the Pine Ridge Reservation is losing a key source of funding after a review found that patients were being place in danger.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes up cultural patrimony and Indian Health Service bills
National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes up cultural patrimony and Indian Health Service bills (October 30, 2017)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will take testimony on a bill to protect tribal sacred items and on a bill to audit the Indian Health Service.

Trump team pushes Senate to move on nominations at Department of the Interior
National | Politics
Trump team pushes Senate to move on nominations at Department of the Interior (October 26, 2017)
The Trump administration is sending a not-so-subtle message about the lack of confirmed officials at the Department of the Interior, including the top Indian Affairs position.

Senate narrowly approves budget resolution without taking up pro-tribal provisions
National | Politics | Trust
Senate narrowly approves budget resolution without taking up pro-tribal provisions (October 20, 2017)
Congress is moving forward with an overdue budget plan that fails to take some of Indian Country's key interests into account.

Congress approves yet another short-term extension for Indian diabetes program
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Congress approves yet another short-term extension for Indian diabetes program (October 9, 2017)
Congress has renewed the Special Diabetes Program for Indians but only for three months, the shortest extension on record.

President Trump nominates Quapaw citizen Robert Weaver to lead Indian Health Service
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President Trump nominates Quapaw citizen Robert Weaver to lead Indian Health Service (October 9, 2017)
It's taken longer than expected but President Donald Trump is finally addressing the leadership void at the beleaguered Indian Health Service.

Native Sun News Today: Indian Health Service pulls funds without telling tribe
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Native Sun News Today: Indian Health Service pulls funds without telling tribe (October 5, 2017)
This past spring, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe learned that $4.1 million was pulled from an Indian Health Service center on the reservation.

Mark Trahant: Congress finds ways to complicate health care for Indian children
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Congress finds ways to complicate health care for Indian children (October 4, 2017)
American Indian and Alaska Native children rely on Medicaid and CHIP at higher levels than the general population yet Congress is finding ways to complicate the issue.

Northern Cheyenne Tribe praises efforts of two citizens in Las Vegas shooting
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Northern Cheyenne Tribe praises efforts of two citizens in Las Vegas shooting (October 3, 2017)
Two citizens of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe are being hailed as warriors for helping the victims of a mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Mark Trahant: Donald Trump's health secretary gone after reaching out to Indian Country
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Donald Trump's health secretary gone after reaching out to Indian Country (October 2, 2017)
Are we back to square one when it comes to the Indian Health Service and the Trump administration?

President Trump upset with Secretary of Health and Human Services over private flights
Health | National | Opinion
President Trump upset with Secretary of Health and Human Services over private flights (September 28, 2017)
President Donald Trump is upset with the official who oversees the Indian Health Service due to his frequent use of private planes.

Secretary of Health and Human Services took private plane to tribal meetings
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Secretary of Health and Human Services took private plane to tribal meetings (September 25, 2017)
The Indian Health Service remains woefully underfunded but taxpayers have been footing the costs of Secretary Tom Price's private jet travel.

Mark Trahant: States complain to Senate about the burdens of Indian health care
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: States complain to Senate about the burdens of Indian health care (September 22, 2017)
Wouldn’t it be cool if once, just once, there was a debate in Congress that could only be decided by a vote that benefits Native people?

Mary Annette Pember: Native advocate can't trust Trump team due to instability
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Mary Annette Pember: Native advocate can't trust Trump team due to instability (September 21, 2017)
What is the Trump team doing about the Indian Health Service, which has suffered from chronic mismanagement and underfunding?

Secretary of Health and Human Services continues outreach in Indian Country
Health | National
Secretary of Health and Human Services continues outreach in Indian Country (September 19, 2017)
The new leader of the Department of Health and Human Services is in Oklahoma this week to meet with tribes and learn more about their health care efforts.

Mark Trahant: Another Republican health care bill fails to help Indian Country
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Another Republican health care bill fails to help Indian Country (September 19, 2017)
Let’s be clear about the latest Republican plan: It would drain resources away from the Indian health system.

Trump administration embraces spending bill with increases for Indian programs
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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.

Cronkite News: Trump administration cites progress on 'high risk' tribal programs
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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
Health | Politics
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
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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.

'Acting' Trump administration officials testify about 'high risk' tribal programs
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'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.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds hearing on 'high risk' tribal programs
National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds hearing on 'high risk' tribal programs (September 6, 2017)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is getting back to work by taking another look at 'high risk' programs that serve tribes and their citizens.

Mark Trahant: Indian Country faces another threat of a government shutdown
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Indian Country faces another threat of a government shutdown (August 24, 2017)
Indian Country is always hit hard by government shutdowns.

DVIDS: Military partnership brings health care to Round Valley Indian Reservation
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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
Health | Opinion
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.

Mark Trahant: Get ready for a big mess once Congress returns to work in September
National | Politics
Mark Trahant: Get ready for a big mess once Congress returns to work in September (August 10, 2017)
September is going to be a mess -- Congress must sort out some really complicated issues.

Nooksack Tribe loses federal health care funds as disenrollment drama drags on
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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.

Mark Trahant: Indian Country sees incremental progress on obesity among youth
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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.

Indian Health Service patients warned of exposure to HIV and other diseases

Indian Health Service patients warned of exposure to HIV and other diseases (August 3, 2017)
Patients a troubled Indian Health Service hospital in Nebraska may have been exposed to HIV and other serious diseases.

Republican bill to replace Affordable Care Act rejected in close Senate vote
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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?
Health | Opinion | Politics
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
Health | National | Federal Recognition
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
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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
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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.

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe schedules grand opening for new health clinic
Health
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.

DVIDS: Partnership brings health care services to Fort Peck Reservation
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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
Health | Opinion | Politics
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.

Harold Monteau: It's time to bring 'tribalization' to the Indian Health Service
Health | Opinion
Harold Monteau: It's time to bring 'tribalization' to the Indian Health Service (July 18, 2017)
Indian Health Service is a mess and the time for tribes to take it over may never be better, Harold Monteau writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Key House committee moves forward with funding bill for tribal programs
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Key House committee moves forward with funding bill for tribal programs (July 18, 2017)
Lawmakers are resisting President Donald Trump's budget cuts at the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service.

Democrats host session on impacts of GOP health bill in Indian Country
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Democrats host session on impacts of GOP health bill in Indian Country (July 18, 2017)
With the Republican health care reform bill in dire straits, Democrats are hosting a forum to discuss the "devastating impacts" of the other party's proposal in Indian Country.

Mark Trahant: Republicans once again forced to delay vote on health bill
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Republicans once again forced to delay vote on health bill (July 17, 2017)
The Republican healthcare bill looked like it was going to pass but then Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) announced his own health crisis.

Former Indian Health Service executive indicted for accepting cash gift
Health | Law | National
Former Indian Health Service executive indicted for accepting cash gift (July 13, 2017)
A sex abuse scandal at the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota appears to be expanding.

Indian Health Service feels the heat as frustration boils over in budget hearing
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Indian Health Service feels the heat as frustration boils over in budget hearing (July 12, 2017)
Lawmakers from both parties expressed anger and frustration at the Indian Health Service as they vowed to seek more resources to fulfill the federal government's treaty and trust responsibilities.

Mark Trahant: Markwayne Mullin breaks campaign pledge and becomes a career politician
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Markwayne Mullin breaks campaign pledge and becomes a career politician (July 12, 2017)
We’re almost a year away from the next House and Senate election and we’re just starting to get a look at the candidates who will be making policy.

Leaders of Indian Health Service testify on Trump's new budget request
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Leaders of Indian Health Service testify on Trump's new budget request (July 12, 2017)
Lawmakers from both parties say President Trump's proposed budget does not meet the federal government's treaty and trust responsibilities.

Indian Health Service remains without permanent leader amid scrutiny
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Indian Health Service remains without permanent leader amid scrutiny (July 7, 2017)
The Indian Health Service has has three different leaders in the last two years.

Mark Trahant: Republican health care bill threatens jobs in Indian Country
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Republican health care bill threatens jobs in Indian Country (July 7, 2017)
The Indian Health Service is the largest single employer in Indian Country.

President Trump promises 'freedom' for tribes seeking to exploit their resources
Business | Environment | National | Politics
President Trump promises 'freedom' for tribes seeking to exploit their resources (June 29, 2017)
President Donald Trump blamed the federal government for hindering prosperity in Indian Country in his first official event with tribal leaders.

New York Times features Dina Gilio-Whitaker in editorial on health care
Health | Opinion | Politics
New York Times features Dina Gilio-Whitaker in editorial on health care (June 26, 2017)
Colville citizen Dina Gilio-Whitaker talks to The New York Times about the omission of Indian Country from the Republican health care bill.

Mark Trahant: Don't plan on getting sick if you're from Indian Country
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Don't plan on getting sick if you're from Indian Country (June 23, 2017)
The Senate bill, like its House counterpart, has a simple message for Indian Country, according to Mark Trahant.

Witness list for hearing on bill to reform the Indian Health Service
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Witness list for hearing on bill to reform the Indian Health Service (June 20, 2017)
The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs is meeting on Wednesday to take testimony on a bill to reform the Indian Health Service.

Mark Trahant: Republicans write health reform bill behind closed doors
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Republicans write health reform bill behind closed doors (June 19, 2017)
The Republican health reform bill will destroy the economy, independent journalist Mark Trahant writes.

Second hearing scheduled on bill to reform the Indian Health Service
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Second hearing scheduled on bill to reform the Indian Health Service (June 16, 2017)
Efforts to reform the Indian Health Service continue to see attention on Capitol Hill.

Kristi Noem: Enough is enough - It's time to fix the Indian Health Service
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Kristi Noem: Enough is enough - It's time to fix the Indian Health Service (June 16, 2017)
For years, federal reports have documented shocking cases of mismanagement and poorly delivered care within the Indian Health Service.

Embattled Indian Health Service hospital in Nebraska losing top executive again
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Embattled Indian Health Service hospital in Nebraska losing top executive again (June 14, 2017)
One of the worst-performing hospitals in Indian Country remains hobbled after losing certification nearly two years ago.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves two bills at meeting
Health | Law | National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves two bills at meeting (June 14, 2017)
A bill for AMBER Alert grants in Indian Country and another for Alaska Native health are moving forward on Capitol Hill.

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