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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.
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.
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.
The final afternoon of the historic Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum featured presentations from five Democratic candidates for president.
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.
An Indian Health Service hospital is getting a new name as it comes under the control of the Winnebago Tribe.
The new leader of the Department of Health and Human Services is in Oklahoma this week to meet with tribes and learn more about their health care efforts.
Just a few months after calling for drastic cuts to health, education, social service and other programs in Indian Country, the Trump administration has changed course.
One of the worst-performing hospitals in Indian Country remains hobbled after losing certification nearly two years ago.
The 'broken' Indian Health Service is once again under scrutiny.
The Restoring Accountability in the Indian Health Service Act address long-standing management, staffing and transparency issues at the agency.
The GOP pledge to repeal Obamacare leaves the Indian Health Care Improvement Act at risk.
It's no secret that the Indian Health Service is woefully inadequate.
Patients are suffering and some are even dying at the agency that provides health care to tribal citizens.
'Tribal members are literally dying due to inadequate care,' the Republican lawmaker from South Dakota said.
Mary Smith, who was named acting director of the agency earlier this month, wants to hear from 'all of the tribes' in a region that has been under intense scrutiny in Indian Country and in Congress.
The regional director of the Great Plains Area was removed just days before a major Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing.