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U.S. Attorney: Substance abuse on the rise in Indian Country
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U.S. Attorney: Substance abuse on the rise in Indian Country (June 27, 2018)

Tribal communities have been hit particularly hard by drugs, including opioids and methamphetamine.

Navajo Nation joins parade of tribal lawsuits targeting opioid industry
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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.

Indian Country sees 'real progress' with $1.3 trillion spending bill
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Indian Country sees 'real progress' with $1.3 trillion spending bill (March 26, 2018)

Increases for Indian schools, tribal courts, victims of crime and other key initiatives are now law thanks to bipartisan action in Congress.

Cronkite News: Tribes hit hard by opioid crisis but federal support remains elusive
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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.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs convenes hearing on opioids
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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs convenes hearing on opioids (March 14, 2018)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is once again tackling the opioid crisis in tribal communities

Tribes sound alarms about rise in heroin overdose cases in Wisconsin
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Tribes sound alarms about rise in heroin overdose cases in Wisconsin (March 6, 2018)

Two tribes are warning their citizens about recent overdoes from heroin in northern Wisconsin.

Indian Health Service budget promises funding for opioid epidemic
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Indian Health Service budget promises funding for opioid epidemic (February 13, 2018)

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.

Indian Health Service enters another year without permanent leader
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Indian Health Service enters another year without permanent leader (January 25, 2018)

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.

Tribes continue battles against drug companies amid a setback in court
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Tribes continue battles against drug companies amid a setback in court (January 17, 2018)

The opioid epidemic has hit Indian Country hard and tribes are looking for ways to hold drug companies accountable by going to court.

Cherokee Nation seeks to hold drug companies accountable for opioid epidemic
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Cherokee Nation seeks to hold drug companies accountable for opioid epidemic (December 18, 2017)

The Cherokee Nation is attempting to hold the pharmaceutical industry accountable for the opioid epidemic in northeastern Oklahoma but the tribe's lawsuit may never get off the ground.

Choctaw Nation citizen taking oath of office as top federal prosecutor in Oklahoma
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Choctaw Nation citizen taking oath of office as top federal prosecutor in Oklahoma (December 12, 2017)

A ceremonial swearing-in is taking place for R. Trent Shores, a citizen of the Choctaw Nation who serves as the U.S. Attorney for Northern Oklahoma.

Bad River Band declares 'emergency' to address substance abuse on reservation
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Bad River Band declares 'emergency' to address substance abuse on reservation (November 8, 2017)

According to Chairperson Robert Blanchard, the Bad River Band has seen a rise in opioid, heroin and methamphetamine addiction.