Congress is slowly but surely getting back to work after COVID-19 derailed Indian Country's legislative agenda ahead of one of the most critical elections in America's history.
A bipartisan bill to improve health care for urban Indian veterans is taking another step forward on Capitol Hill.
American Indians and Alaska Natives enlist in the U.S. military at the highest rates, per capita, of any racial or ethnic group.
Access to health care has been a challenge for Native American veterans for decades, and they suffer some of the worst health outcomes
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is advancing legislation and taking testimony from one of President Donald Trump's nominees.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs had a busy day, taking up #MMIW legislation and Native veterans issues.
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.
Five years after a hospital for veterans made headlines for falsifying patient wait time records, officials promoted a 'tremendous transformation.'
I endured a war on their behalf and acquired diseases as a result, yet I am still a 'damn Indian.'
More than 600 tribal health leaders are attending the 10th annual annual National Tribal Public Health Summit.
After a somewhat disappointing start in the Trump era, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs continues to hit the ground running.
Native languages, Native veterans and tribal economic development are the subject of three bills being advanced by the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
Dr. Allen Ross has been recognized as the South Dakota Veteran Supporter of the Year.
America’s veterans, including many Cherokee men and women, committed a portion of their lives to preserving our collective freedoms.
The Department of Veterans Affairs does not have to reimburse the Gila River Indian Community for services provided to tribal veterans.
With the Department of Veterans Affairs still lacking leadership, one Native veteran is glad Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana) helped derail the man who was supposed to lead the agency.
Another one of President Donald Trump's nominees has dropped out of the confirmation process after questions were raised by key lawmakers.
Even with the United States’ large military budget, we cannot seem to properly care for our veterans.
It's been more than two decades since Congress passed a stand-alone federal recognition bill but six tribes in Virginia are hoping to turn the tide in their favor.
Federal recognition for tribes in Virginia, economic development for tribes in Oregon and housing for Native veterans are on the agenda for the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
A bill to designate a clinic for the late Joe Medicine Crow, a celebrated veteran from the Crow Tribe, is moving forward in the 115th Congress.
The Morongo Band of Mission Indians will be helping tribal veterans in southern California secure home loans as part of an agreement with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
The bills address health care for Native veterans, outdated federal Indian laws, economic development, criminal jurisdiction and Columbia River treaty tribes.
Health care for Native veterans, outdated federal Indian laws, economic development, criminal jurisdiction and Columbia River treaty tribes are on the agenda.
Secretary David Shulkin says veterans deserve to receive care as close to home as possible.
Denver American Horse, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, writes his column in the Lakota language
Denver American Horse, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, writes his weekly column in the Lakota language.
Lawmakers again failed to approve funding for Indian Country programs but averted a shutdown of the federal government.
Some Native veterans will be forced to take a long journey once health care services supported by the Veterans Administration on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation come to an end on October 1.
Participants will be able to speak with VA officials and learn about home loans, the GI Bill and other services for veterans.
An Indian veterans health bill and an economic development bill for two New Mexico tribes can now be considered by the full Senate.
The committee will take up S.2916, a bill to address leasing issues for two New Mexico tribes, and S.2417, the Tribal Veterans Health Care Enhancement Act.
The South Dakota tribe is participating in the new Veterans Affairs Support Housing program.
Lawmakers will take testimony on a bill to help Native veterans with health care services and another to update data used for the Johnson-O'Malley education program.
Three bills are on the agenda for the business meeting while the hearing will focus on a veterans health and the Johnson O’Malley program.
Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wisconsin) wants to make sure tribes aren't punished for developing their own cannabis laws and policies.
The Affordable Care Act requires the Department of Veterans Affairs to reimburse tribes for care provided to eligible veterans.
Seven tribes have received vehicles to help veterans who need transportation and transition assistance on their reservations.
The 26 tribal recipients will be able to meet the specific needs of their warriors by providing them with rental vouchers from the Department of Housing and Urban Development and services from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
The Seminole Nation completed its cemetery in November 2014 and the Ponca Tribe is completing work on its cemetery.
Monthly sweat lodges at the Robert J. Dole Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas, have been canceled twice so far this year.
Doctors in states where marijuana is legal for medical purposes will be able to discuss the drug with veterans.
The Apsaalooke Veterans Cemetery in Crow Agency ensures that tribal veterans will be buried close to home.
Native Americans who are eligible for the Indian Health Service are being encouraged to sign up for additional coverage at HealthCare.Gov.
Several Cabinet secretaries will be making appearances at this year's meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.
Marvin Trujillo served in both the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps.
Mark Rogers welcomes $17 billion plan to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Mark Rogers shares his struggle with the Veterans Affairs Department.
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-North Dakota) hosted a Native American Veterans Summit last month.
Steve Russell looks at the Department of Veterans Affairs scandal and links it to the Indian Health Service.
The Navajo Nation set up a $6 million trust fund in 1998 to provide housing for its veterans but many go without adequate housing.
The White House Tribal Nations Conference began this morning at the Interior Department in Washington, D.C.
For many veterans, generational divides prevent servicemen from connecting and addressing the issues they all face collectively.
Honoring the warriors who have made their commitment to protecting their people continues on, even after death.
Native American veterans deserve their own memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., supporters say. Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), who sits on the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, introduced a...
Sequestration of the federal budget will take a bigger hit on the Indian Health Service than expected, Indian Country Today reports. IHS Director Yvette Roubideaux initially told tribal leaders to...
The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Health and Human Service reached an agreement to address health care for American Indian and Alaska Native veterans. Under the agreement,...
The following story was written and reported by Brandon Ecoffey, Native Sun News Staff Writer. All content © Native Sun News. Myron Pourier, Office of the Fifth Member of the...
The Oglala Sioux Tribe has received a $6.5 million grant to build a veterans cemetery on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. The money came from the Department of...