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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.


Coronavirus relief coming to Indian Country with passage of bipartisan legislation
Coronavirus relief coming to Indian Country with passage of bipartisan legislation (March 26, 2020)

With number of positive COVID-19 cases rising in tribal communities, Indian Country will finally see billions of dollars from a coronavirus package almost over the finish line on Capitol Hill.


Kevin Abourezk: Indian Country can't be left behind in coronavirus crisis
Kevin Abourezk: Indian Country can't be left behind in coronavirus crisis (March 24, 2020)

It is morally wrong to continue to neglect the indigenous people of America who paid for their healthcare with the ceding of millions of acres of their land.


'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.


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.


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.


Indian Health Service nominee in limbo amid another high-profile crisis
Indian Health Service nominee in limbo amid another high-profile crisis (March 5, 2020)

The Indian Health Service remains without a permanent leader as the coronavirus emerges as the latest crisis for the agency.


Indian Country awaits latest budget proposal from Trump administration
Indian Country awaits latest budget proposal from Trump administration (February 10, 2020)

President Donald Trump is releasing his latest budget request, a document that signals his administration's commitment to fulfilling it trust and treaty obligations.


'All hands on deck': Indian Country diabetes program faces loss of funding again
'All hands on deck': Indian Country diabetes program faces loss of funding again (February 4, 2020)

A successful program that helps tribes address high rates of diabetes in their communities is once again in danger of expiring despite widespread and bipartisan support.


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.


Trump's nominee for Indian Health Service promises positive changes
Trump's nominee for Indian Health Service promises positive changes (December 12, 2019)

What a difference a strong nominee makes when it comes to Indian Country's health and wellness.


Native veterans head to Capitol Hill after event at White House
Native veterans head to Capitol Hill after event at White House (November 20, 2019)

American Indians and Alaska Natives serve in the U.S. military at the highest rates of any racial or ethnic group but their needs often go ignored or are overshadowed by other developments.


Native American communities, hard hit by the opioid crisis, seek innovative solutions
Native American communities, hard hit by the opioid crisis, seek innovative solutions (September 25, 2019)

Native American advocates are seeking more funding and new ways to tackle the opioid crisis in Indian Country as overdose death rates continue to rise.


Presidential candidates tackle tough issues at historic Native forum
Presidential candidates tackle tough issues at historic Native forum (August 21, 2019)

From freeing Indian activist Leonard Peltier to improving Indian health care, the 2020 candidates for president didn't run from the difficult issues at the historic Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum.


Recap: Opening day of 10th annual National Tribal Health Summit
Recap: Opening day of 10th annual National Tribal Health Summit (May 13, 2019)

More than 600 tribal health leaders are attending the 10th annual annual National Tribal Public Health Summit.


Tribes bring #ShutdownStories to Washington as funding impasse continues
Tribes bring #ShutdownStories to Washington as funding impasse continues (January 14, 2019)

The federal government's trust and treaty obligations to Indian Country have gone out the window as the record-breaking government shutdown continues.


Indian Country organizations unite by calling for an end to #TrumpShutdown
Indian Country organizations unite by calling for an end to #TrumpShutdown (January 10, 2019)

Eight inter-tribal organizations are calling on President Donald Trump and Congress to reopen the federal government.


'Recipe for disaster': The #TrumpShutdown and Indian Country
'Recipe for disaster': The #TrumpShutdown and Indian Country (January 9, 2019)

With tribal communities feeling the pinch of the #TrumpShutdown, Democrats in Congress are working to restore federal funding to Indian Country.


Navajo Nation joins parade of tribal lawsuits targeting opioid industry
Navajo Nation joins parade of tribal lawsuits targeting opioid industry (April 11, 2018)

What started off as a single lawsuit has turned into a full-blown movement in Indian Country against the opioid industry.


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.


Failed Indian Health Service nominee lashes out after being abandoned
Failed Indian Health Service nominee lashes out after being abandoned (February 22, 2018)

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.


Indian diabetes program included in bill to keep government running
Indian diabetes program included in bill to keep government running (February 7, 2018)

The Special Diabetes Program for Indians is poised to see another day thanks to new developments on Capitol Hill.


Sen. Udall pushes for extension of key Indian diabetes program
Sen. Udall pushes for extension of key Indian diabetes program (February 5, 2018)

Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico) is pushing Congress to extend the Special Diabetes Program for Indians before the funds run out next month.


Funding for Indian diabetes program in limbo as shutdown looms in Washington
Funding for Indian diabetes program in limbo as shutdown looms in Washington (February 2, 2018)

Tribal advocates continue to lobby Congress in hopes of securing long-term funding for a key diabetes program.


Shutdown ends but the battle for Indian health care funding continues
Shutdown ends but the battle for Indian health care funding continues (January 23, 2018)

The recent federal government shutdown exposed shortcomings within the Indian health care system, including the vulnerability of tribal health care programs.


Congress approves yet another short-term extension for Indian diabetes program
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.


Mark Trahant: Senate Republicans attempt another vote on health care
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.


Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Tribes make history with dental therapist
Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Tribes make history with dental therapist (July 19, 2017)

The Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians are the first Indian nation in Oregon to hire a dental therapist.


Democrats host session on impacts of GOP health bill in Indian Country
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.


Indian lawmakers support Republican repeal of Affordable Care Act
Indian lawmakers support Republican repeal of Affordable Care Act (May 5, 2017)

With the Indian Health Service severely underfunded, tribal advocates are worried about the impacts of the repeal and replace effort.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on diabetes
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on diabetes (March 21, 2017)

The hearing comes as tribes lobby Congress to reauthorize the Special Diabetes Program for Indians.


Indian health care law safe for now as GOP targets Obamacare
Indian health care law safe for now as GOP targets Obamacare (March 8, 2017)

The Indian Health Care Improvement Act isn't affected by the repeal provisions of the new Republican health proposal.


Republicans take initial steps to dismantle Indian health care law
Republicans take initial steps to dismantle Indian health care law (January 4, 2017)

The GOP pledge to repeal Obamacare leaves the Indian Health Care Improvement Act at risk.


Tribes working to protect Indian health with Donald Trump in office
Tribes working to protect Indian health with Donald Trump in office (November 11, 2016)

Tribes are worried about losing a key Indian health care law with Republicans in control of Washington.


Lakota Country Times: Rosebud citizen honored for health care efforts
Lakota Country Times: Rosebud citizen honored for health care efforts (November 4, 2016)

Leon Leader Charge, a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, was honored for his work in improving Indian health.


Nebraska tribes recognized for efforts to hold IHS accountable
Nebraska tribes recognized for efforts to hold IHS accountable (September 24, 2015)

The Omaha Tribe and the Winnebago Tribe received the National Impact Award from the National Indian Health Board at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.


Witness list for Senate Indian Affairs Committee's first hearing
Witness list for Senate Indian Affairs Committee's first hearing (January 26, 2015)

The committee will hear from a panel of tribal, Indian and youth leaders.


Congress passes renewal of Special Diabetes Program for Indians
Congress passes renewal of Special Diabetes Program for Indians (April 2, 2014)

The National Indian Health Board said it will continue to press for a longer extension to the Special Diabetes Program for Indians.


NIHB schedules briefing on Special Diabetes Program for Indians
NIHB schedules briefing on Special Diabetes Program for Indians (December 3, 2013)

The National Indian Health Board will host a briefing on the Special Diabetes Program for Indians on Capitol Hill on Thursday.


NPR: Sequester cuts hurt   mental   health care in   Indian Country
NPR: Sequester cuts hurt mental health care in Indian Country (September 13, 2013)

The sequestration of the federal budget is taking a toll on mental health care programs in Indian Country.


Native Sun News: Billy Mills talks diabetes at NIHB conference
Native Sun News: Billy Mills talks diabetes at NIHB conference (September 9, 2013)

Olympic Gold Medalist and humanitarian, Billy Mills brought people to their feet in standing ovation as he shared his experiences with diabetes and traditional healing in the Aug. 28 plenary session of the National Indian Health Board's 30th Annual Consumer Conference.


Native Sun News:  Donald Warne  pushed for Surgeon General
Native Sun News: Donald Warne pushed for Surgeon General (July 26, 2013)

Living up to his Lakota name, Pejuta Wicas (Medicine Man), Dr. Donald Warne, MD, MPH, has made the medical field his avenue to improving the lives of the people across Indian Country.


NIHB   eyes fix to resolve  'Indian'  status in health reform act
NIHB eyes fix to resolve 'Indian' status in health reform act (June 27, 2013)

The National Indian Health Board says a legislative fix may be needed to address the definition of Indian in the Affordable Care Act.


House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on Indian health
House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on Indian health (March 20, 2013)

The House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies held an oversight hearing on Indian health on Tuesday. The committee heard from Yvette Roubideaux, the director of the...


Mark Trahant: Day before tomorrow -- thoughts on Supreme Court
Mark Trahant: Day before tomorrow -- thoughts on Supreme Court (June 27, 2012)

The Supreme Court will most likely issue a decision on Thursday that will leave a mess behind. I doubt there will be a clean decision -- up or down --...