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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.

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

Kickapoo Tribe welcomes $1.18M grant for child and family programs
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Kickapoo Tribe welcomes $1.18M grant for child and family programs (June 8, 2017)

The Kickapoo Tribe is using a $1.18 million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to support child and family programs in Kansas.

Native Sun News Today: City debates options for mental health services
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Native Sun News Today: City debates options for mental health services (March 2, 2017)

South Dakota’s criminalizing of mentally ill patients has become a topic of discussion in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe addresses youth suicide
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Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe addresses youth suicide (January 6, 2016)

The Oglala Sioux Tribe is preparing to fight the battle against suicide well into the future, according to the executive director Tiger Brown Bull.

Oglala Sioux Tribe loses grant for suicide prevention program
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Oglala Sioux Tribe loses grant for suicide prevention program (November 23, 2015)

At least 20 young people on the Pine Ridge Reservation have taken their lives since December and more than 250 have attempted suicide.

Senate committee examines costs of substance abuse on tribes
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Senate committee examines costs of substance abuse on tribes (July 30, 2015)

Lawmakers and witnesses shared devastating statistics about the impacts of drugs and alcohol in Indian Country.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets hearing on youth suicide
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Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets hearing on youth suicide (June 19, 2015)

Federal programs to address the issue need more support, the White House urged in its Native youth report.

Opinion: Affordable Care Act offers behavorial health services
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Opinion: Affordable Care Act offers behavorial health services (January 28, 2015)

Access to health care coverage that includes services for mental health and/or substance use disorders is critical for everyone.

Kevin Abourezk: Grant helps Indian center tackle youth suicide
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Kevin Abourezk: Grant helps Indian center tackle youth suicide (August 2, 2012)

"Myron Long Soldier sees hope for Native youths in the Lakota sweat lodge ceremony, a purifying ritual that involves pouring water over scalding rocks inside a dome while praying and...