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.
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.
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.
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 Indian Health Service remains without a permanent leader as the coronavirus emerges as the latest crisis for the agency.
President Donald Trump is releasing his latest budget request, a document that signals his administration's commitment to fulfilling it trust and treaty obligations.
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 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.
What a difference a strong nominee makes when it comes to Indian Country's health and wellness.
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 advocates are seeking more funding and new ways to tackle the opioid crisis in Indian Country as overdose death rates continue to rise.
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.
More than 600 tribal health leaders are attending the 10th annual annual National Tribal Public Health Summit.
Eight inter-tribal organizations are calling on President Donald Trump and Congress to reopen the federal government.
What started off as a single lawsuit has turned into a full-blown movement in Indian Country against the opioid industry.
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.
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.
The Special Diabetes Program for Indians is poised to see another day thanks to new developments on Capitol Hill.
Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico) is pushing Congress to extend the Special Diabetes Program for Indians before the funds run out next month.
Tribal advocates continue to lobby Congress in hopes of securing long-term funding for a key diabetes program.
The recent federal government shutdown exposed shortcomings within the Indian health care system, including the vulnerability of tribal health care programs.
Congress has renewed the Special Diabetes Program for Indians but only for three months, the shortest extension on record.
Another week and the United States Senate is ready to vote on legislation to remake the entire healthcare system, including Indian health.
The Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians are the first Indian nation in Oregon to hire a dental therapist.
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.
With the Indian Health Service severely underfunded, tribal advocates are worried about the impacts of the repeal and replace effort.
The hearing comes as tribes lobby Congress to reauthorize the Special Diabetes Program for Indians.
The Indian Health Care Improvement Act isn't affected by the repeal provisions of the new Republican health proposal.
The GOP pledge to repeal Obamacare leaves the Indian Health Care Improvement Act at risk.
Tribes are worried about losing a key Indian health care law with Republicans in control of Washington.
Leon Leader Charge, a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, was honored for his work in improving Indian health.
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.
The committee will hear from a panel of tribal, Indian and youth leaders.
The National Indian Health Board said it will continue to press for a longer extension to the Special Diabetes Program for Indians.
The National Indian Health Board will host a briefing on the Special Diabetes Program for Indians on Capitol Hill on Thursday.
The sequestration of the federal budget is taking a toll on mental health care programs in Indian Country.
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.
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.
The National Indian Health Board says a legislative fix may be needed to address the definition of Indian in the Affordable Care Act.
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...
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 --...