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Winnebago Tribe promotes food sovereignty for future generations
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Winnebago Tribe promotes food sovereignty for future generations (March 30, 2018)

Native and non-Native farmers, ranchers and agricultural advocates met on the Winnebago Reservation to discuss regenerative agriculture.

Winnebago Tribe confirms first sighting of mountain lion in decades
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Winnebago Tribe confirms first sighting of mountain lion in decades (March 19, 2018)

Matt Morgan has seen mountain lions on his family’s farm for years, but in all that time, and despite having set up several cameras along trails, he’s never caught a photo of one.

Indian lawmaker welcomes tribal delegation to Nebraska Capitol
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Indian lawmaker welcomes tribal delegation to Nebraska Capitol (March 13, 2018)

A delegation of leaders from the Winnebago Tribe educated lawmakers in Nebraska about the economic renaissance on their reservation.

Winnebago Tribe sends basketball team to championships again
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Winnebago Tribe sends basketball team to championships again (March 13, 2018)

For the fourth year in a row, a boys basketball team from a small town in northeast Nebraska went all the way to the state championships.

Winnebago Tribe sees power from solar energy as boost to sovereignty
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Winnebago Tribe sees power from solar energy as boost to sovereignty (March 7, 2018)

For the Winnebago Tribe, the battle for sovereignty is taking place in a field near a car dealership and on roofs across their reservation.

Leader of Winnebago Tribe clashes with sheriff over racial profiling
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Leader of Winnebago Tribe clashes with sheriff over racial profiling (February 27, 2018)

The leader of the Winnebago Tribe is criticizing a local sheriff's decision to allow jailers to be deputized so they can enforce federal immigration laws.

Winnebago Tribe sees boost in home ownership as more return to reservation
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Winnebago Tribe sees boost in home ownership as more return to reservation (February 22, 2018)

Visitors – especially those from Indian Country – are often surprised to see how much new development has taken place on the Winnebago Reservation.

Frank LaMere: Native people are still fighting for our own rights
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Frank LaMere: Native people are still fighting for our own rights (February 12, 2018)

It seems like it is always the Indians versus their neighbors or my Winnebago people versus the whole world.

Winnebago Tribe moves forward with takeover of troubled hospital
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Winnebago Tribe moves forward with takeover of troubled hospital (February 6, 2018)

The Winnebago Tribe is moving forward with plans to take over the troubled Indian Health Service hospital on its reservation.

Winnebago Tribe slams raid on businesses as attack on sovereignty
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Winnebago Tribe slams raid on businesses as attack on sovereignty (January 31, 2018)

The leader of the Winnebago Tribe is firing back at federal and state officials in Nebraska, a day after federal agents raided the offices of the economic development corporation on the reservation.

Sacred run raises awareness of missing and murdered Native women
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Sacred run raises awareness of missing and murdered Native women (January 31, 2018)

Six runners from the Winnebago Tribe jogged across gravel, asphalt, snow and ice along eastern Nebraska this week to raise awareness for the plight of missing and murdered indigenous women.

Winnebago Tribe corporation cooperates with federal tobacco investigation
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Winnebago Tribe corporation cooperates with federal tobacco investigation (January 30, 2018)

Federal agents are investigating the tobacco operations of Ho-Chunk Inc., the economic development corporation of the Winnebago Tribe.

Winnebago Tribe launches HoChunk Harvest food sovereignty project
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Winnebago Tribe launches HoChunk Harvest food sovereignty project (January 18, 2018)

A new initiative on the Winnebago Reservation seeks to improve the health of residents in the northeast Nebraska community.

Winnebago Tribe sees change after veteran comes home and lights sacred fire
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Winnebago Tribe sees change after veteran comes home and lights sacred fire (January 10, 2018)

After two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan, Winnebago citizen Aric Armell came home a few years ago to try to find other ways to serve his people.

Winnebago Tribe subsidiary lands $100 million federal government contract
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Winnebago Tribe subsidiary lands $100 million federal government contract (December 21, 2017)

A company owned by Ho-Chunk Inc., the economic development corporation of the Winnebago Tribe, landed a $100 million contract with the Department of Commerce.

'Stand up, fight back!' -- Annual march to honor lost Native children continues
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'Stand up, fight back!' -- Annual march to honor lost Native children continues (November 23, 2017)

Fifteen years ago, Native people in Sioux City sought the help of Iowa state leaders. Their anger turned into the Memorial March to Honor Our Lost Children.

Winnebago Tribe asserts self-determination in hopes of fixing troubled hospital
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Winnebago Tribe asserts self-determination in hopes of fixing troubled hospital (November 15, 2017)

The Winnebago Tribe is moving to take over management of the hospital on its reservation in Nebraska, more than two years after federal officials cut off key funding sources for the troubled facility.

Secretary of Health and Human Services continues outreach in Indian Country
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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
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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.

Indian Health Service patients warned of exposure to HIV and other diseases
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Indian Health Service patients warned of exposure to HIV and other diseases (August 3, 2017)

Patients a troubled Indian Health Service hospital in Nebraska may have been exposed to HIV and other serious diseases.

Embattled Indian Health Service hospital in Nebraska losing top executive again
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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
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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
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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.

Landowners on two reservations in Nebraska receive Cobell buy-back offers
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Landowners on two reservations in Nebraska receive Cobell buy-back offers (May 22, 2017)

Some $28.1 million went out to Winnebago Reservation and another $16.9 million was directed to he Omaha Reservation.

Winnebago baseball player seeking to land spot on another team
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Winnebago baseball player seeking to land spot on another team (March 14, 2017)

Joba Chamberlain, 31, has played for four teams since making his Major League Baseball debut in 2007.

Native Sun News Today: Winnebago basketball team falls to big city rival
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Native Sun News Today: Winnebago basketball team falls to big city rival (January 4, 2017)

Eager basketball fans anticipated a showdown between two of the more celebrated big men in the state of Nebraska

Republicans take initial steps to dismantle Indian health care law
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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.

Native Sun News Today: Winnebago team sweeps Lakota Nation Invitational
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Native Sun News Today: Winnebago team sweeps Lakota Nation Invitational (December 22, 2016)

It wasn’t hard to predict a Red Cloud-Winnebago final at the 40th Annual Lakota Nation Invitational.

Native Sun News Today: Winnebago champs trounce rival Omahas in yearly matchup
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Native Sun News Today: Winnebago champs trounce rival Omahas in yearly matchup (December 14, 2016)

'They call it rez ball,' fifth year Winnebago Head Coach Jeff Berridge said

NCAI President: A 'terrible job' at health care for the first Americans
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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
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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.

Winnebago Tribe chooses Frank White as new chairman after vote
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Winnebago Tribe chooses Frank White as new chairman after vote (October 6, 2016)

The council for the Nebraska tribe held an organizational meeting after voters went to the polls.

Native Sun News: Nine former leaders of Winnebago Tribe indicted
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Native Sun News: Nine former leaders of Winnebago Tribe indicted (August 3, 2016)

A federal grand jury has indicted nine former Winnebago Tribal Council Members, including former Chairman John Blackhawk, on charges including wire fraud, theft, conspiracy and misapplication of funds.

Former chairman of Winnebago Tribe indicted on theft charges
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Former chairman of Winnebago Tribe indicted on theft charges (July 20, 2016)

The charges stem from a period of political upheaval within the Nebraska-based tribe.

Great Plains tribes testify on bill to reform Indian Health Service
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Great Plains tribes testify on bill to reform Indian Health Service (July 12, 2016)

The Rosebud Sioux Tribe, the Omaha Tribe and the Winnebago Tribe have been hit hard by reductions in services at facilities in their communities.

Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge Hospital sees shakeup in staff
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Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge Hospital sees shakeup in staff (June 7, 2016)

Only weeks after Oglala Sioux Tribal President John Yellowbird Steele pledged to close the Aberdeen Area Office and contract out the emergency room in Pine Ridge, federal officials opted to hire a contractor to do just that.

Indian Health Service announces more hires at troubled hospital
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Indian Health Service announces more hires at troubled hospital (May 25, 2016)

The Omaha Winnebago Hospital in Nebraska can no longer bill for Medicaid and Medicare after losing certification last summer.

Three tribes enter cooperative agreements for buy-back program
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Three tribes enter cooperative agreements for buy-back program (May 25, 2016)

The Bad River Band in Wisconsin, the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska and the Yakama Nation in Washington will educate landowners about the effort.

Indian Health Service reform efforts gaining steam on Capitol Hill
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Indian Health Service reform efforts gaining steam on Capitol Hill (May 25, 2016)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold a field hearing on S.2953, the Indian Health Service Accountability Act, in June.

Joba Chamberlain placed on disabled list after joining new baseball team
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Joba Chamberlain placed on disabled list after joining new baseball team (May 24, 2016)

The 30-year-old member of the Winnebago Tribe just signed with the Cleveland team.

Indian Health Service hires contractor to run emergency rooms
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Indian Health Service hires contractor to run emergency rooms (May 18, 2016)

AB Staffing Solutions will run the Winnebago, Rosebud and Pine Ridge hospitals in the Great Plains Area for at least one year.

Sen. Rounds seeks support for audit into Indian Health Service
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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.

Sen. Rounds to seek system-wide review of Indian Health Service
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Sen. Rounds to seek system-wide review of Indian Health Service (May 5, 2016)

The Great Plains Tribal Chairman's Association supports the Government Accountability Office audit.

Indian Health Service reaches agreements for troubled facilities
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Indian Health Service reaches agreements for troubled facilities (May 2, 2016)

The Rosebud and Pine Ridge hospitals can continue to bill for Medicaid and Medicare services while improvements are being made.

Indian Health Service faulted for lengthy waits in patient care
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Indian Health Service faulted for lengthy waits in patient care (April 29, 2016)

A lack of physicians and other key staff, along with aging infrastructure and equipment, contribute to delays for American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Indian Health Service seeks new contracts for emergency rooms
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Indian Health Service seeks new contracts for emergency rooms (April 20, 2016)

The agency solicited bids for three emergency rooms in the troubled Great Plains region.

Winnebago Tribe plans election to adjust blood quantum standard
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Winnebago Tribe plans election to adjust blood quantum standard (April 15, 2016)

Prospective members would be required to be at least one-eighth Winnebago and at least one-fourth Indian.

President of Oglala Sioux Tribe welcomes scrutiny of IHS hospital
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President of Oglala Sioux Tribe welcomes scrutiny of IHS hospital (April 12, 2016)

The facility on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota has been suffering from problems for more than five years.

Indian Health Service failing to make progress in troubled region
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Indian Health Service failing to make progress in troubled region (April 11, 2016)

Yet another facility in the Great Plains Area stands to lose certification due to numerous deficiencies.

New leader of Indian Health Service promises fixes in Great Plains
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New leader of Indian Health Service promises fixes in Great Plains (April 7, 2016)

Acting director Mary Smith heard complaints from tribal leaders and tribal members during a visit to South Dakota.

New leader of Indian Health Service plans big trip to Great Plains
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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.

Members of Winnebago Tribe call for indictments of ex-leaders
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Members of Winnebago Tribe call for indictments of ex-leaders (March 22, 2016)

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Attorney’s Office have reportedly conducted interviews on the reservation.

Indian Health Service aims to save certification for troubled facility
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Indian Health Service aims to save certification for troubled facility (March 9, 2016)

The new leader of the beleaguered agency vowed to do 'whatever it takes' to prevent more facilities in the troubled Great Plains Area from losing a key source of funding.

President Obama seeks another increase for Indian Health Service budget
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President Obama seeks another increase for Indian Health Service budget (February 10, 2016)

The agency would see a record $6.6 million in funding under the last budget of President Barack Obama's administration.

Tribal leaders question management changes at IHS in Great Plains
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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.

Witness list for Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing into IHS
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Witness list for Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing into IHS (February 1, 2016)

Tribal representatives from the Great Plains Area will be joined by former Sen. Byron Dorgaon in discussing problems at the Indian Health Service.

Inspections of IHS facilities in Great Plains turn up big problems
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Inspections of IHS facilities in Great Plains turn up big problems (January 28, 2016)

The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare found serious problems at hospitals on the Pine Ridge Reservation and the Rosebud Sioux Reservation, both in South Dakota.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee expands look into 'substandard' care at Indian Health Service
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Senate Indian Affairs Committee expands look into 'substandard' care at Indian Health Service (January 22, 2016)

Lawmakers and staff are convening a listening session to hear from tribal members across Indian Country in addition to looking at the Great Plains Area of the IHS.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee to look at 'substandard' care at IHS in Great Plains
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Senate Indian Affairs Committee to look at 'substandard' care at IHS in Great Plains (January 12, 2016)

The Great Plains Area of the Indian Health Service has been under intense scrutiny for several years due to management failures and cutbacks in care.

Native Sun News: Winnebago basketball team scores LNI title
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Native Sun News: Winnebago basketball team scores LNI title (December 23, 2015)

Lakota Nation Invitational fans won’t soon forget the letters 'BAGO' across the front of a blue jersey.