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Mark Trahant: Indian health care gains ignored in political debate Mark Trahant: Indian health care gains ignored in political debate (03/23)
The story of Alaska and Montana is not front and center in the health care debate in the House. But it should be.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on diabetes Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on diabetes (03/21)
The hearing comes as tribes lobby Congress to reauthorize the Special Diabetes Program for Indians.
Mary Smith and Mary Wakefield: Obamacare repeal is bad for Indian Country Mary Smith and Mary Wakefield: Obamacare repeal is bad for Indian Country (03/21)
The hidden costs of Affordable Care Act repeal with American Health Care Act replacement on Native Americans.
Tim Giago: Indian Health Service fails to live up to treaty obligation Tim Giago: Indian Health Service fails to live up to treaty obligation (03/20)
Tribe after tribe surrendered millions of acres of rich lands, water and natural resources to the federal government under treaties guaranteeing them health care in perpetuity.
Donald Trump brings bad news to Indian Country with first budget Donald Trump brings bad news to Indian Country with first budget (03/16)
The parent agencies of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service are seeing major cuts to offset increases in defense spending.
Native Sun News Today: Ex-Indian Health Service doctor charged for abuse of minor Native Sun News Today: Ex-Indian Health Service doctor charged for abuse of minor (03/16)
A former Indian Health Service pediatrician stationed at the Pine Ridge Service Unit was charged with sexual abuse crimes against a minor.
Markwayne Mullin: Promise kept to protect Indian health care law Markwayne Mullin: Promise kept to protect Indian health care law (03/13)
This Congress, one of my priorities is to improve Indian health care.
Bill John Baker: A new day for the Cherokee Nation on health care Bill John Baker: A new day for the Cherokee Nation on health care (03/13)
We have worked aggressively to improve access to quality health care and the wellness of our tribe, both individually and collectively.
Steve Russell: Health care lessons from the colonial government Steve Russell: Health care lessons from the colonial government (03/13)
It's easy to understand how the US pays more for health care than any other industrialized nation
Mark Trahant: Obamacare replacement faces narrow path to becoming law Mark Trahant: Obamacare replacement faces narrow path to becoming law (03/13)
Instead of a repeal, the Republican leadership took the framework of the Affordable Care Act.
Indian health care law safe for now as GOP targets Obamacare Indian health care law safe for now as GOP targets Obamacare (03/08)
The Indian Health Care Improvement Act isn't affected by the repeal provisions of the new Republican health proposal.
Veterans Affairs aims to expand efforts with Indian Health Service Veterans Affairs aims to expand efforts with Indian Health Service (03/08)
Secretary David Shulkin says veterans deserve to receive care as close to home as possible.
Advocates open StrongHearts Native Helpline for Native survivors Advocates open StrongHearts Native Helpline for Native survivors (03/07)
Callers can receive culturally-relevant and confidential assistance at 1-844-7NATIVE (1-844-762-8483) Monday through Friday, from 9am to 5:30pm Central time.
Mark Trahant: Republicans roll dice with Obamacare replacement Mark Trahant: Republicans roll dice with Obamacare replacement (03/07)
There’s a bad joke that goes like this: What’s your plan to pay for the high cost of health care?
House panel looks at Indian Health Service infrastructure needs House panel looks at Indian Health Service infrastructure needs (03/06)
Aging Indian Health Service facilities are under scrutiny at a hearing of the House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs.
Native Sun News Today: City debates options for mental health services Native Sun News Today: City debates options for mental health services (03/02)
South Dakota’s criminalizing of mentally ill patients has become a topic of discussion in Rapid City, South Dakota.
Bill seeks comprehensive audit of Indian Health Service amid debate on Obamacare Bill seeks comprehensive audit of Indian Health Service amid debate on Obamacare (03/01)
As the nation's politicians spar over the fate of Obamacare, tribes are still waiting on the federal government to fulfill its trust responsibilities.
Acoma Pueblo in agreement to host $160M medical greenhouse Acoma Pueblo in agreement to host $160M medical greenhouse (02/28)
Marijuana could be growing on the New Mexico tribe's reservation later this year.
Native Sun News Today: Pine Ridge Reservation residents worried about water Native Sun News Today: Pine Ridge Reservation residents worried about water (02/24)
Pine Ridge residents find themselves increasingly worried about being without water.
Mark Trahant: A victory on Indian health from Washington state Mark Trahant: A victory on Indian health from Washington state (02/23)
Look for more action and more Indian health success stories coming from state capitals.
Arne Vainio: Finding some medicine in the woods and by the fire Arne Vainio: Finding some medicine in the woods and by the fire (02/22)
He only came to the clinic once a year or so and for being in his seventies, he was in surprisingly good shape.
Native Sun News Today: 'Haven For Hope' proposed for homeless in Rapid City Native Sun News Today: 'Haven For Hope' proposed for homeless in Rapid City (02/20)
Imagine a multi-acre one stop shop campus that offers food, clothing and shelter for the homeless, residential facilities, substance abuse rehabilitation, mental health services, job training, education, vision, dental and other health services.
Mark Trahant: Indian programs gain 'high risk' label at worst time Mark Trahant: Indian programs gain 'high risk' label at worst time (02/20)
Federal Indian programs have been added to the “high-risk” category by the Government Accountability Office.
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.

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