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Brandon Ecoffey: Oglala Sioux Tribe must start fitness revolution Brandon Ecoffey: Oglala Sioux Tribe must start fitness revolution (07/28)
Across the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation thousands of people have become aware of the benefits of living a more healthy and fit lifestyle
Native Sun News: Indian Health Service eyes new hospital in Rapid City Native Sun News: Indian Health Service eyes new hospital in Rapid City (07/28)
The Indian Health Service is planning to build a new hospital facility in the central portion of the Sioux San campus in Rapid City, South Dakota.
Vi Waln: Too many of our own people continue to smoke cigarettes Vi Waln: Too many of our own people continue to smoke cigarettes (07/27)
If the smoking chain is not broken now, our unborn generations will continue to die from disproportionately high disease rates.
Lakota Country Times: SuAnne Big Crow Center focuses on fitness Lakota Country Times: SuAnne Big Crow Center focuses on fitness (07/27)
The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation has its fair share of fitness enthusiasts, the only problem is that this budding population has lacked a major facility to train in until now.
Delphine Red Shirt: Let's eat food that's always been good for us Delphine Red Shirt: Let's eat food that's always been good for us (07/26)
Let's return to what we've always known is best for us.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe declares emergency over opioids Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe declares emergency over opioids (07/22)
At least 11 people -- all under of the age of 35 -- died after overdosing on opioids and two more deaths have been linked to drugs.
Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe hosts walk for cancer Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe hosts walk for cancer (07/22)
Several tribal citizens of all ages braved a hot summer day and walked from the Billy Mills Hall to the pow-wow grounds to acknowledged Native American Cancer Awareness Month.
Lakota Country Times: Fire deals huge setback to Rosebud Sioux children's program Lakota Country Times: Fire deals huge setback to Rosebud Sioux children's program (07/21)
Staff of the Lakota Tiwahe Center are working hard to resume services after a fire completely destroyed the building which housed the program and the records of children.
Field hearing set on trauma and mental health in Indian Country Field hearing set on trauma and mental health in Indian Country (07/19)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is heading to Bismarck, North Dakota, in August.
Lakota Country Times: No call to fully fund Indian Health Service Lakota Country Times: No call to fully fund Indian Health Service (07/19)
South Dakota Rep. Kristi Noem's fix to health care in Indian Country was debated last week on Capitol Hill.
Republicans unveil platform and project inclusion at convention Republicans unveil platform and project inclusion at convention (07/19)
Republicans failed to offer any new policy goals for Indian Country, adopting a platform nearly identical to their 2012 effort.
Indian Health Service develops policy for tribes to buy coverage Indian Health Service develops policy for tribes to buy coverage (07/18)
The agency is asking tribes and urban Indian organizations for comments about the use of federal funds to purchase health insurance.
Native mother locates grave of daughter who died after being sent to residential school Native mother locates grave of daughter who died after being sent to residential school (07/18)
Marieyvonne Alaka was only four years old when she was sent to a residential school. She died four years later.
Indian Health Service to reopen emergency room in South Dakota Indian Health Service to reopen emergency room in South Dakota (07/14)
After seven months, nine deaths and five births in ambulances, the emergency room at the Rosebud Hospital will no longer be on diversion status.
Funding bill for Indian Country clears House for first time in years Funding bill for Indian Country clears House for first time in years (07/14)
The bill includes increases for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service but Democrats say it falls short of the true needs.
Bill to create commission on Native youth inches closer to passage Bill to create commission on Native youth inches closer to passage (07/14)
S.246, the Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children Act, only needs to clear one more hurdle.
Rosebud Sioux Tribe struggles with shutdown of emergency room Rosebud Sioux Tribe struggles with shutdown of emergency room (07/13)
Since December, five babies have been born in ambulances and nine people have died while being transported to facilities far from the reservation.
Indian Health Service remains on defensive as troubles continue Indian Health Service remains on defensive as troubles continue (07/13)
Tribes and lawmakers question whether the agency is making progress in the troubled Great Plains Area.
Reno-Sparks Indian Colony raises awareness of health issues with hoop house Reno-Sparks Indian Colony raises awareness of health issues with hoop house (07/12)
The Nevada tribe is hoping to educate its youth about the importance of cultivating their own food.
Great Plains tribes testify on bill to reform Indian Health Service Great Plains tribes testify on bill to reform Indian Health Service (07/12)
The Rosebud Sioux Tribe, the Omaha Tribe and the Winnebago Tribe have been hit hard by reductions in services at facilities in their communities.
House subcommittee sets hearing on Indian Health Service bill House subcommittee sets hearing on Indian Health Service bill (07/11)
Rep. Kristi (R-South Dakota) introduced the bill in June 2016 and it has bipartisan support.
Mike Rounds: Improving the Indian Health Service for tribal citizens Mike Rounds: Improving the Indian Health Service for tribal citizens (07/08)
Over the past year, my office has been looking into the financial, structural and administrative problems at Indian Health Service so that we can better understand how to reform the agency and provide better health care for tribal members.
Mary Smith: Indian Health Service takes action to stop opioid abuse Mary Smith: Indian Health Service takes action to stop opioid abuse (07/07)
IHS data indicate that the rate of drug-related deaths among American Indians and Alaska Natives has increased dramatically in recent decades.
Ernestine Chasing Hawk: Mismanagement at Indian Health Service Ernestine Chasing Hawk: Mismanagement at Indian Health Service (07/07)
Frustration was building inside me as I sat and listened to the testimony of patients who have been adversely affected by inadequate healthcare provided by the Indian Health Service.
Sen. Mike Rounds formally requests audit of Indian Health Service Sen. Mike Rounds formally requests audit of Indian Health Service (07/06)
The first-term member of Congress is seeking answers about the financial aspects of the troubled agency.
Delphine Red Shirt: She never partook of the 'White man's medicine' Delphine Red Shirt: She never partook of the 'White man's medicine' (07/06)
When my mother died suddenly I was sitting with her sister-in-law at the funeral talking about how my Auntie has stayed so healthy for so long.
Indian Health Service adopts policy for prescription drug monitoring Indian Health Service adopts policy for prescription drug monitoring (07/06)
The agency will check state-run prescription drug monitoring programs before prescribing or dispensing any opioid for more than seven days.
Lawmakers set to take up funding bill for Indian Country programs Lawmakers set to take up funding bill for Indian Country programs (07/05)
The appropriations measure offers increases for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service.
Native Sun News: Largest radioactive spill was on Navajo Nation Native Sun News: Largest radioactive spill was on Navajo Nation (07/05)
Some 94 million gallons of radioactive liquid broke the dam of an evaporation pond at the Church Rock uranium facility, washing into the Rio Puerco channel, which carried it downstream past Gallup, New Mexico, and all the way to Winslow, Arizona.
John Barrasso and John Thune: Reform the Indian Health Service John Barrasso and John Thune: Reform the Indian Health Service (07/05)
We have heard accounts of nurses unable to administer basic drugs, broken emergency-resuscitation equipment, unsanitary medical facilities, and seriously ill children being misdiagnosed.
Mark Trahant: Success stories in Indian Country's health system Mark Trahant: Success stories in Indian Country's health system (07/05)
Doing more with less is part of the operating framework at tribal health facilities, nonprofits that operate health clinics for a Native community, and, even for the Indian Health Service.
Rachael Lorenzo: Government policy must include Native women Rachael Lorenzo: Government policy must include Native women (07/01)
The WIC program is an example of state and federal policies not recognizing the unique struggles that Native communities face.
Mark Trahant: Bernie Sanders is right about Indian Health Service Mark Trahant: Bernie Sanders is right about Indian Health Service (07/01)
The country should redefine its relationship with its first people and fully-funding the promise of health care is an excellent place to start.
Tohono O'odham Nation signs health self-governance compact Tohono O'odham Nation signs health self-governance compact (06/30)
Beginning July 1, the tribe will take over most administrative and clinical operations at the Sells Service Unit in Arizona.
Cronkite News: Senate committee takes on tribal water issues Cronkite News: Senate committee takes on tribal water issues (06/30)
The federal government needs to 'honor its commitment' to Arizona’s White Mountain Apache and let the tribe use funds from a federal water-rights settlement funds to continue work on the Miner Flat Dam, lawmakers said Wednesday.

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