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Bill John Baker: Addressing breast cancer in our communities (10/21)
Encouraging regular testing to address breast cancer among Native women.

Native Sun News: Activists take annual swim to Alcatraz Island (10/21)
Nakina Mills and Amanda Carlow of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation are among American Indian health activists from South Dakota, Washington and California states, taking part in the annual PATHSTAR Alcatraz Swim Week.

Native Sun News: Governor's race in South Dakota is heating up (10/15)
It may seem that the Senate race in the state is the only game in town, but that may be changing as the South Dakota gubernatorial race heats up.

Mary Pember: Mental health system fails young Indian woman (10/15)
The struggles of Amelia Kay Looking Sabinsky, a member of the Fort Peck Tribes who died on August 19 at the age of 36.

NPR: Oglala chef Sean Sherman looks back to pre-colonial diet (10/07)
Sean Sherman, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe also known as The Sioux Chef, is making waves for his focus on Native foods.

Regina Brave: Starchy foods and alcohol are killing our people (10/07)
Alcoholism is a devastating disease unknown to our ancestors. Alcohol now pervades every nook, cranny and dimension of our society.

Mark Trahant: Indian health system is on the ballot this election (10/06)
Even in Indian Country. If you look at funding prospects for the Indian health systems, then the Affordable Care Act is the only route that leads to more funding.

Oglala Sioux chef plans to open unique restaurant in Minnesota (10/03)
Sean Sherman plans to call his Twin Cities-area restaurant The Sioux Chef.

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe declares war against substance abuse (10/02)
Chief Steve Pego signed a birch bark document outlining the declaration last week.

Crystal Willcuts: A tribute to my mother who was lost to cancer (10/01)
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Crystal Willcuts writes in honor of her mother.

Navajo vice president returns home after near fatal spider bite (09/30)
Rex Lee Jim spent more than four weeks in the hospital when a spider bite led to an infection.

Choctaw Nation starts work on $10M campus with four buildings (09/25)
The complex includes a Head Start, community center, food distribution center and wellness center.

IHS and IRS simplify tax exemption issue for Indian descendants (09/24)
Patients who are eligible for care through the IHS, urban Indian organizations and tribal providers will be able to be claim an exemption through the tax filing process.

Jon Tester: Bill protects Special Diabetes Program for Indians (09/22)
Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana) explains why he introduced S.2830, a bill to provide permanent funding for the Special Diabetes Program for Indians:

Blog: Taos Pueblo exerts sovereignty over health care programs (09/15)
Taos Pueblo is one of six winners of the Culture of Health Prize from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Mark Trahant: Affordable Care Act is worthy of debate in election (09/11)
Newsflash: Republicans hate the Affordable Care Act.

Native woman competes for the top prize on 'The Biggest Loser' (09/09)
Jackie Pierson, who is Ojibway, grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Kickapoo Tribe designates walking trail in battle against diabetes (09/03)
Olympian Billy Mills, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, joined the dedication ceremony.

WAER: ICWA matters handled in 'kangaroo courts' in South Dakota (08/29)
The Department of Justice is siding with tribes in an Indian Child Welfare Act dispute in South Dakota.

Lauren Jones: Affordable Care Act benefits Native Americans too (08/29)
Lauren Jones of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma explains how the Affordable Care Act helps Native Americans secure additional health coverage.

Former IHS information security officer convicted for child porn (08/27)
Timothy DeFoggi, 56, will be sentenced November 7.

President of Navajo Nation bans smoking in executive buildings (08/22)
The executive order bars commercial tobacco in all interior spaces and within 25 feet of entrances, windows and ventilation systems

Cowlitz Tribe pays $1.4M for building to be used as medical office (08/22)
The 13,700 square-foot building will be used for mental health services.

Oklahoma City Indian Clinic celebrates grand opening of building (08/21)
The facility is dedicated to Dr. Everett R. Rhoades, a member of the Kiowa Tribe who was the first Indian director of the Indian Health Service.

Mark Trahant: Behind the scenes of Obamacare in Indian Country (08/19)
Much of the execution of the law, the nuts and bolts of how it works, is behind the scenes. Especially in Indian Country.

Alaska Natives look to Obamacare to cover IHS budget shortfall (08/18)
The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium are testing out a program that basically provides insurance for free.

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes update health system (08/18)
The tribe just held a grand opening for a $5 million clinic.

Alaska tribes still in contract support costs negotiations with IHS (08/14)
So far, the agency has paid $449 million to settle long-running disputes over self-determination contracts.

Russ Kepfer: Washington water quality plan doesn't help tribes (08/11)
Russ Kepfer, the vice chairman of the Lower Elhwa Klallam Tribe, discusses water quality standards being proposed by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D).

Navajo band raises money for research into multiple sclerosis (08/08)
Signal 99's former bass player, Chuck Haven, suffers from the disease.

First Nation group finishes 435-mile walk for cancer awareness (08/06)
About 50 marchers made the journey from the reserve to Manitoba's capital.

Another state failed to consult tribe about changes in Medicaid (08/06)
Officials claim they were told they didn't have to consult the Pokagon Band.

Puyallup Tribe starts doctor residency program on reservation (08/06)
The tribe is taking advantage of a program in the Affordable Care Act that's due to expire next year.

Winnebago Tribe looking to address deficiencies at IHS hospital (08/05)
The tribe was given a 14-page list of corrections, Chairman John Blackhawk said.

Mark Trahant: It's past time to reform the Indian Health Service (08/05)
As we near the 50th anniversary of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, it’s time to rethink the agency’s structure and demand reform.

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