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Cronkite News: 'Radical harm reduction collective provides critical service
While the debate around clean needle exchange programs continues, one organization works in a legal gray area to help stop the spread of disease.
White Earth Nation chooses new leader after passing of chairman
Voters of the White Earth Nation are going to the polls to elect a new chairman.
Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe dispels rumors about treatment facility
The Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe plans to open a $20 million medication-assisted treatment facility, provided it can overcome local opposition.
Cronkite News: Veterans Affairs touts improvement in patient wait times
Five years after a hospital for veterans made headlines for falsifying patient wait time records, officials promoted a 'tremendous transformation.'
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe expands home for elders
The Oglala Sioux Tribe Nursing Home will open a new 12-bed memory wing in January 2020.
Sen. Mike Rounds: Indian Health Service 'continues to fail in its duty'
The Indian Health Service has a trust and treaty responsibility to provide proper health care to tribal members and it continues to fail in its duty.
Cronkite News: Trump administration seeks to restrict access to food stamps
'They are telling everyone in this country that it’s ok for people to go hungry,' Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) said after the Trump administration announced tighter food stamp guidelines.
Mary Otto: Dental care program saves lives in Alaska Native communities
In a remote Alaskan village, a low-cost program gives patients something to smile about.
Kaiser Health News: Eastern Cherokees assert sovereignty for health
An innovative hospital run by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians showcases an alternative model of health care that could have lessons for other tribal communities and beyond.
Indian Health Service faulted for closure of Rosebud Sioux emergency room
The Indian Health Service cited 'staffing changes and limited resources' when shutting down a tribe's emergency room back in 2015. That wasn't the whole story.
Tribes prepare for historic management of troubled Indian Health Service hospital
The newly named Oyate Health Center will be serving the Oyate, or the people, in South Dakota.
Cronkite News: Bills to protect ancestral tribal lands from development advance
Democratic lawmakers beat back a series of Republican amendments before advancing bills to restrict mining around the Grand Canyon and on tribal lands in Arizona and New Mexico.
Arne Vainio: He wanted me to tell you he was sorry.
Are you out there, Danny? I knew your father.
House subcommittee schedules hearing on infrastructure in Indian Country
Aging roads, bridges and facilities in tribal communities are in need of critical improvements, maintenance and outright replacement.
Another tribal provision submitted for inclusion in 'must pass' defense bill
Federal recognition, tribal homelands and compensation for Native Americans exposed to uranium await further action in the nation's capital.
Mark Trahant: 'So much progress' treating the diabetes epidemic in Indian Country
Indian Country has made extraordinary progress on the diabetes front even though there remains a long way to go before the disease is under control.
Native Sun News Today: Activists hold out hope for troubled Indian hospital
Urban Indian patients are hoping to reach the leader of the Indian Health Service before tribes assume control of the Sioux San Hospital in South Dakota.
Native Sun News Today: Native family loses custody of boy to non-Natives
A family court decision in Pine Ridge in October 2017 failed to keep a boy in the home that he was being raised in.
Mark Trahant: 10 Indian Country questions for the presidential debate
Democrats are holding their first presidential debates but the candidates most familiar with Indian issues are not participating.
Native Sun News Today: Lakota basketball star continues to inspire
Marty Waukazoo is arguably the greatest basketball player the Lakota nation has ever produced.
Winnebago Tribe mourns passing of vice chairman and noted musician Curtis St. Cyr
Curtis St. Cyr gained notoriety playing harmonica and singing the blues. But he also dedicated his life to his people and his family.
Arne Vainio: This is what I would have wanted my father to say
He wasn’t my patient, but he told his mother he was having suicidal thoughts and he needed to be seen right away.
Native Sun News Today: Indian Health Service lays off 50 at troubled hospital
Urban Indians continue to express concerns about a tribal takeover of an Indian Health Service facility.
Tribal management on the way for troubled Indian Health Service hospital
The Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Health Board will manage most operations at the Sioux San Hospital in South Dakota.
Cronkite News: Tribes support uranium mining ban on sacred and ancestral lands
Tribal and environmental leaders urged lawmakers to protect sacred land by banning mining around the Grand Canyon.
Congressional panel focuses on 'Broken Promises' report on Indian Country
The federal government is failing to meet its trust and treaty obligations, according to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
Tribes back bill to ban new uranium mining around Grand Canyon
Fresh off one policy strike against the Trump administration, tribes and Democrats in Congress are looking to score another.
Doug George-Kanentiio: Abortion in Native societies is a complex issue
The current movement to outlaw abortion is perceived by the Iroquois as an attempt by men to control the birthing process and to return women to their former condition of servitude.
Tim Giago: Surviving the 'Cabbage Pod' with a new member of the family
It was one of those events that are life changing, but totally unplanned.
Charmaine White Face: Divide and conquer for Indian people all over again
It is still the responsibility of the U.S. government, according to the 1868 Treaty, to provide health care.
Arne Vainio: Protecting our Manoomin, our wild rice
This is our ancestral food, this is indigenous food. It’s what we need, it’s worth cooking right and it’s forever worth protecting.
Recap: Opening day of 10th annual National Tribal Health Summit
More than 600 tribal health leaders are attending the 10th annual annual National Tribal Public Health Summit.
UMD News: Country singer from White Earth Nation finds his way to Nashville
Steve Turner honors his heritage, pharmacy career, and love of country music.
Rep. Tom Cole: Democrats seek government takeover of health care system
For current Medicare recipients, 'Medicare for All' really means 'Medicare for None.'
Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on Trump budget
A panel of federal officials and tribal leaders will talk about the budgets for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service.
AUDIO: Indian Health Service won't commit to advanced appropriations either
The Trump administration remains silent on a key issue -- forward funding for tribal programs.
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