Combatting the opioid crisis in Indian Country has been an uphill battle.
On average, 130 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose.
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.
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg didn't attend a historic Native forum like several others but he's still reaching out to Native voters.
Democratic presidential candidates are reaching out to Native voters at a historic forum in one of the most critical states in the 2020 campaign.
Deaths of despair – the catchall name for deaths from drug overdoses, alcohol and suicide – have seen 'alarming' increases across the country since 2005.
While the debate around clean needle exchange programs continues, one organization works in a legal gray area to help stop the spread of disease.
Voters of the White Earth Nation are going to the polls to elect a new chairman.
The Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe plans to open a $20 million medication-assisted treatment facility, provided it can overcome local opposition.
The time for action is now! Our children and families depend on it.
More than 600 tribal health leaders are attending the 10th annual annual National Tribal Public Health Summit.
The opioid crisis has hit Indian Country hard, with high rates of addiction, overdoses and deaths been seen across the nation.
Drug overdoses among rural Native Americans and Native Alaskans increased by 519 percent, more than twice the national average.
Jason McNees benefited from services provided by the Helena Indian Alliance. Now he's helping others.
The Trump administration has been one policy disaster after another, according to tribal leaders, and it's about to get even more rocky at the Department of the Interior.
Fighting opioid addiction always is tough, but it’s even tougher for rural residents who live miles from treatment clinics.
A pilot program that has provided assistance for those in need of mental and addiction care runs out of funding at the end of the month.
Chairman Darrell G. Seki, Sr. will provide his annual address to the Red Lake Nation on February 22.
Inadequate funding for the Indian Health Service hinders treatment and addiction programs for expecting mothers in tribal communities.
The Trump administration is more than happy to promote drug busts in Indian Country but one tribe is striking back.
The Chickasaw Nation and the Choctaw Nation are the latest to sue opioid manufacturers for the drug crisis in Indian Country.
Tribal communities have been hit particularly hard by drugs, including opioids and methamphetamine.
Native communities have been flooded with prescription pain pills.
What started off as a single lawsuit has turned into a full-blown movement in Indian Country against the opioid industry.
Increases for Indian schools, tribal courts, victims of crime and other key initiatives are now law thanks to bipartisan action in Congress.
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.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is once again tackling the opioid crisis in tribal communities
Two tribes are warning their citizens about recent overdoes from heroin in northern Wisconsin.
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 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.
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.
According to Chairperson Robert Blanchard, the Bad River Band has seen a rise in opioid, heroin and methamphetamine addiction.
More compassionate drug policy reforms in California have resulted in a drug death rate 40 percent below the national average.