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Vena A-dae Romero: Reclaiming our tribal communities from obesity and diabetes Vena A-dae Romero: Reclaiming our tribal communities from obesity and diabetes (02/16)
From obesity to poverty, we change the words, we can change our communities.
Tribal leaders hear dueling messages on Indian health in the new Donald Trump era Tribal leaders hear dueling messages on Indian health in the new Donald Trump era (02/14)
Indian issues have always been portrayed as non-partisan but it looks like that's no longer the case, at least when it comes to health care.
Clara Caufield: Northern Cheyenne Tribe comes together for health Clara Caufield: Northern Cheyenne Tribe comes together for health (02/14)
The Northern Cheyenne 'Red Day' was designed to be an uplifting day of encouragement for all our people, focusing upon women who seem to suffer from the disease more often than men.
Donald Trump's Cabinet grows with more anti-Indian advocates Donald Trump's Cabinet grows with more anti-Indian advocates (02/13)
Attorney General Jeff Sessions won't support tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians while Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price wants to dismantle Obamacare.
Native Sun News Today: Northern Cheyenne Tribe gathers in prayer Native Sun News Today: Northern Cheyenne Tribe gathers in prayer (02/07)
'This is a call for help,' said President L. Jace Killsback at the Day of Traditional Prayer at the Northern Cheyenne Tribal Chambers.
Rob Bishop: Republicans aren't trying to get rid of Indian health law Rob Bishop: Republicans aren't trying to get rid of Indian health law (02/06)
A short statement from the leader of the House Committee on Natural Resources.
Raúl Grijalva: Republicans are forgetting about Indian Country again Raúl Grijalva: Republicans are forgetting about Indian Country again (02/02)
Repealing the ACA will affect the Indian Health Care Improvement Act as well.
Yoshitaka Ota and Andrés Cisneros-Montemayor: Indigenous communities and food Yoshitaka Ota and Andrés Cisneros-Montemayor: Indigenous communities and food (01/31)
Until recently no one had ever quantified how intensively indigenous communities rely on seafood, or its importance for their existence as distinct peoples.
Harlan McKosato: Indian Health Service is in danger under President Trump Harlan McKosato: Indian Health Service is in danger under President Trump (01/30)
We need the spirit of Standing Rock in the Native health care fight.
James Giago Davies: Why the American health care system stinks James Giago Davies: Why the American health care system stinks (01/26)
I’m still kicking despite the fact that the Indian Health Service almost killed me once, not out of an honest mistake, but because the emergency room doctor was dismissive, insulting, indifferent, and sent me home with Salmonella poisoning.
Native Sun News Today: Northern Cheyenne life span falling short Native Sun News Today: Northern Cheyenne life span falling short (01/26)
The average American life expectancy is 78 while Northern Cheyenne’s is potentially 55.
Joan Cook: It's difficult for people to 'get over' repeated trauma Joan Cook: It's difficult for people to 'get over' repeated trauma (01/25)
There’s mounting evidence that trauma experienced by one generation can have a negative effect on subsequent generations.
Arne Vainio: It's never too late to save your health and your life Arne Vainio: It's never too late to save your health and your life (01/25)
I was covered in grease when he came up to me and my hair was knotted with leaves and dirt from working on the car.
Lakota Country Times: New group takes action for youth on Pine Ridge Reservation Lakota Country Times: New group takes action for youth on Pine Ridge Reservation (01/23)
There’s no sense creating a group to solve a problem if you’re not going to make the effort to seriously address the issue.
Vi Waln: Let's kick our smoking and tobacco habits in Indian Country Vi Waln: Let's kick our smoking and tobacco habits in Indian Country (01/19)
Contrary to what you may believe, commercial tobacco is not ceremonial.
Mark Trahant: Congress moves forward with repeal of Obamacare Mark Trahant: Congress moves forward with repeal of Obamacare (01/16)
Congress has voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Kinda, sorta.
California county approves limits on marijuana near tribal lands California county approves limits on marijuana near tribal lands (01/12)
The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation asked for a 1,000-foot buffer zone.
Alaska Native village still seeking approval for 'life-saving road' Alaska Native village still seeking approval for 'life-saving road' (01/11)
Indian Country remains wary of Republican president-elect Donald Trump but change in the nation's capital could benefit a rural Native community in Alaska.
Indian Health Service to award scholarships and loan repayments Indian Health Service to award scholarships and loan repayments (01/10)
The agency plans to award about $13.7 million in scholarships and about $30 million in loan repayments.
Native Sun News Today: Nation building through food sovereignty Native Sun News Today: Nation building through food sovereignty (01/10)
Localizing food facilities and methods inspections, establishing codes to protect seed banks and traditional planting and harvesting methods are some ways to exercise tribal sovereignty.
Indian Health Service takes steps to expand community health aide program Indian Health Service takes steps to expand community health aide program (01/09)
The IHS is forming a national workgroup after hearing positive feedback from tribes in the Lower 48.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Oceti Sakowin suffer at Indian Health Service Ivan Star Comes Out: Oceti Sakowin suffer at Indian Health Service (01/06)
We will continue to endure government abuse, racial intolerance, injustice, and poor health.
Native Sun News Today: Northern Cheyenne Tribe promotes safety Native Sun News Today: Northern Cheyenne Tribe promotes safety (01/05)
A coalition of programs and staff on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation have organized to promote the increased use of seatbelts and child safety seats.
Republicans take initial steps to dismantle Indian health care law Republicans take initial steps to dismantle Indian health care law (01/04)
The GOP pledge to repeal Obamacare leaves the Indian Health Care Improvement Act at risk.
Native Sun News Today: Opposition to drilling test in Lakota territory Native Sun News Today: Opposition to drilling test in Lakota territory (12/20)
Haakon County Commission members, meeting here on December 6, convened in a larger room than usual when they found their venue filled with citizens concerned that a proposed deep bore hole drilling project would lead to disposal of high-level radioactive nuclear waste.
Michael Running Wolf: #NoDAPL kitchen serves traditional foods Michael Running Wolf: #NoDAPL kitchen serves traditional foods (12/20)
The landscape of these indigenous-led kitchens that feed thousands of water protectors is dynamic, much like the ad hoc camps that depend upon them.
Ruth Hopkins: Indigenous science emphasizes our connectedness Ruth Hopkins: Indigenous science emphasizes our connectedness (12/19)
Writer Ruth Hopkins, a member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate, shares indigenous science from the Oceti Sakowin:
Native Sun News Today: Tribes left out of plans for new hospital Native Sun News Today: Tribes left out of plans for new hospital (12/13)
The Indian Health Service has plans to tear down 16 historic buildings to make room for a large, two story hospital at the Sioux San site in Rapid City, South Dakota.
Lakota Country Times: Food sovereignty for the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Lakota Country Times: Food sovereignty for the Rosebud Sioux Tribe (12/12)
Shoppers across the Sicangu Nation will now have a little help in choosing healthy foods at the supermarket.
Native Sun News Today: More tribal citizens sign up for Medicaid in Montana Native Sun News Today: More tribal citizens sign up for Medicaid in Montana (12/09)
The Medicaid expansion effort in Montana started in January 2016 and to date has gained 61,233 new clients, of which 14 percent or 8,299 are Indians.
Indian Health Service plans to award $1.4M in Native youth grants Indian Health Service plans to award $1.4M in Native youth grants (12/07)
The money will be used to address suicidal behavior and substance misuse among Native youth.
Lakota Country Times: Laced marijuana finds its way to Pine Ridge Lakota Country Times: Laced marijuana finds its way to Pine Ridge (12/02)
On the Pine Ridge Reservation more and more tribal citizens are coming up ill after unknowingly smoking marijuana that has been laced with other drugs.
Native youth remain hopeful as nation transitions to new president Native youth remain hopeful as nation transitions to new president (11/30)
The #NoDAPL movement, preventing suicide and promoting educational opportunities are among the top priorities of the new generation in Indian Country.
Mark Trahant: Indian health care at risk with Donald Trump's administration Mark Trahant: Indian health care at risk with Donald Trump's administration (11/30)
President-elect Donald Trump and Congress are moving quickly to reshape health care, including the Indian Health system.
Four Alaska Natives dead amid statewide outbreak of strep bacteria Four Alaska Natives dead amid statewide outbreak of strep bacteria (11/30)
A total of 28 cases have been reported, with Native homeless men suffering the most.

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