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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention faulted for delay in Indian Country coronavirus funds
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention faulted for delay in Indian Country coronavirus funds (March 31, 2020)

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.


Tribes test Trump administration's commitment with coronavirus crisis
Tribes test Trump administration's commitment with coronavirus crisis (March 9, 2020)

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.


Indian Health Service nominee in limbo amid another high-profile crisis
Indian Health Service nominee in limbo amid another high-profile crisis (March 5, 2020)

The Indian Health Service remains without a permanent leader as the coronavirus emerges as the latest crisis for the agency.


'All hands on deck': Indian Country diabetes program faces loss of funding again
'All hands on deck': Indian Country diabetes program faces loss of funding again (February 4, 2020)

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.


RECAP: Afternoon session of Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum
RECAP: Afternoon session of Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum (August 21, 2019)

The final afternoon of the historic Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum featured presentations from five Democratic candidates for president.


Presidential candidates tackle tough issues at historic Native forum
Presidential candidates tackle tough issues at historic Native forum (August 21, 2019)

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.


Recap: Opening day of 10th annual National Tribal Health Summit
Recap: Opening day of 10th annual National Tribal Health Summit (May 13, 2019)

More than 600 tribal health leaders are attending the 10th annual annual National Tribal Public Health Summit.


Indian Health Service budget in focus amid ongoing controversies
Indian Health Service budget in focus amid ongoing controversies (April 8, 2019)

The Indian Health Service is back in the spotlight on Capitol Hill as the Trump administration struggles with old and emerging controversies.


Winnebago Tribe set to assume control of troubled hospital on reservation
Winnebago Tribe set to assume control of troubled hospital on reservation (June 27, 2018)

An Indian Health Service hospital is getting a new name as it comes under the control of the Winnebago Tribe.


Secretary of Health and Human Services continues outreach in Indian Country
Secretary of Health and Human Services continues outreach in Indian Country (September 19, 2017)

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.


Trump administration embraces spending bill with increases for Indian programs
Trump administration embraces spending bill with increases for Indian programs (September 14, 2017)

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.


Embattled Indian Health Service hospital in Nebraska losing top executive again
Embattled Indian Health Service hospital in Nebraska losing top executive again (June 14, 2017)

One of the worst-performing hospitals in Indian Country remains hobbled after losing certification nearly two years ago.


Indian Health Service reform bill up for first hearing on Capitol Hill
Indian Health Service reform bill up for first hearing on Capitol Hill (June 12, 2017)

The 'broken' Indian Health Service is once again under scrutiny.


Lawmakers once again seek fixes to 'broken' Indian Health Service
Lawmakers once again seek fixes to 'broken' Indian Health Service (May 25, 2017)

The Restoring Accountability in the Indian Health Service Act address long-standing management, staffing and transparency issues at the agency.


Republicans take initial steps to dismantle Indian health care law
Republicans take initial steps to dismantle Indian health care law (January 4, 2017)

The GOP pledge to repeal Obamacare leaves the Indian Health Care Improvement Act at risk.


NCAI President: A 'terrible job' at health care for the first Americans
NCAI President: A 'terrible job' at health care for the first Americans (October 14, 2016)

It's no secret that the Indian Health Service is woefully inadequate.


Investigation confirms problems at Indian Health Service facilities
Investigation confirms problems at Indian Health Service facilities (October 7, 2016)

Patients are suffering and some are even dying at the agency that provides health care to tribal citizens.


Sen. Rounds seeks support for audit into Indian Health Service
Sen. Rounds seeks support for audit into Indian Health Service (May 12, 2016)

'Tribal members are literally dying due to inadequate care,' the Republican lawmaker from South Dakota said.


New leader of Indian Health Service plans big trip to Great Plains
New leader of Indian Health Service plans big trip to Great Plains (March 23, 2016)

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.


Tribal leaders question management changes at IHS in Great Plains
Tribal leaders question management changes at IHS in Great Plains (February 4, 2016)

The regional director of the Great Plains Area was removed just days before a major Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing.