The latest in Indian health news
Arne Vainio: Expressing gratitude for the people we have around usArne Vainio: Expressing gratitude for the people we have around us (05/19)
We get one go-around and one shot at making this life worthwhile.
Indian Country bracing for worst with Donald Trump's planned budget cutsIndian Country bracing for worst with Donald Trump's planned budget cuts (05/18)
Tribes are telling allies in Congress that the president's forthcoming cuts violate the federal government's treaty and trust responsibilities.
Lawmakers push to renew Special Diabetes Program for IndiansLawmakers push to renew Special Diabetes Program for Indians (05/18)
The program has bipartisan support and has demonstrated success but it's due to expire before the end of the year unless Congress takes action.
Bipartisan task force announced to look into Indian Health ServiceBipartisan task force announced to look into Indian Health Service (05/18)
The 14-member working group will look for ways to improve the delivery of health care to the first Americans.
Indian Health Service budget and 'high risk' tribal programs on agenda for upcoming hearingsIndian Health Service budget and 'high risk' tribal programs on agenda for upcoming hearings (05/17)
Lawmakers who control the federal government's spending levels are continuing to focus on Indian Country.
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation homes still without running waterCronkite News: Navajo Nation homes still without running water (05/16)
About 40 percent of Navajo Nation citizens don’t have access to running water in their homes.
Indian Country leaders testify about funding needs on Capitol HillIndian Country leaders testify about funding needs on Capitol Hill (05/16)
The House Appropriations Committee is holding four sessions to learn about health, housing, education and other needs in tribal communities.
Hearing on high-risk tribal programs highlights void in Trump leadership teamHearing on high-risk tribal programs highlights void in Trump leadership team (05/15)
More than 100 days into the Trump administration, Indian Country still doesn't know who will be advocating for their interests in the nation's capital.
Nooksack Tribe remains without recognized council as Trump administration digs inNooksack Tribe remains without recognized council as Trump administration digs in (05/12)
A group of disputed leaders has been kicked out of federal court and denied access to an estimated $14 million in federal funds.
Donald Trump's surprise FBI firing upends Senate Committee on Indian AffairsDonald Trump's surprise FBI firing upends Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (05/10)
Partisan outrage over the sudden firing of the nation's top law enforcement official is affecting Indian Country's agenda on Capitol Hill.
Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on two billsWitness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on two bills (05/08)
Lawmakers will take testimony on a bill to bring AMBER Alert funds to Indian Country and another to benefit Alaska Native health care.
Mark Trahant: Republican Party owns 'mean-spirited' health care billMark Trahant: Republican Party owns 'mean-spirited' health care bill (05/08)
Every Republican who voted for this mean-spirited bill must now defend against every American who has any problem with insurance or health care.
Indian lawmakers support Republican repeal of Affordable Care ActIndian lawmakers support Republican repeal of Affordable Care Act (05/05)
With the Indian Health Service severely underfunded, tribal advocates are worried about the impacts of the repeal and replace effort.
Mark Trahant: Republican bill takes billions from Indian health careMark Trahant: Republican bill takes billions from Indian health care (05/04)
How much does it cost to buy the vote of a ‘moderate’ Republican? Today the going rate is $8 billion.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs looks at 'high risk' Indian programsSenate Committee on Indian Affairs looks at 'high risk' Indian programs (05/03)
The Government Accountability Office recently urged Congress to pay more attention to Indian education, health and energy development.
Sault Ste. Marie Tribe hosts Olympian Billy Mills for fun run and walkSault Ste. Marie Tribe hosts Olympian Billy Mills for fun run and walk (05/03)
Billy Mills, a citizen of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, is still the only American to ever win the Gold medal in the 10,000-meter race.
Funding bill holds the line for Indian Country ahead of Trump cutsFunding bill holds the line for Indian Country ahead of Trump cuts (05/02)
The 2017 omnibus appropriations package includes $2.9 billion for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and $5 billion for the Indian Health Service.
Senate panel takes up bill to bring AMBER Alert funding to tribesSenate panel takes up bill to bring AMBER Alert funding to tribes (04/28)
Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) introduced S.772, the AMBER Alert in Indian Country Act, on March 29.
Mark Trahant: Donald Trump and Republicans can't seem to governMark Trahant: Donald Trump and Republicans can't seem to govern (04/24)
Can President Donald J. Trump and the Republicans actually govern?
Cherokee Nation blames pharmaceutical industry for opioid crisisCherokee Nation blames pharmaceutical industry for opioid crisis (04/20)
The tribe is suing the largest drug companies and drug stores in the United States in tribal court.
Native Sun News Today: Searching for mental health treatmentNative Sun News Today: Searching for mental health treatment (04/10)
The state of depression is growing exponentially amongst Americans.
Cronkite News: Summit focuses on American Indians and disabilitiesCronkite News: Summit focuses on American Indians and disabilities (04/03)
The 13th annual summit focused on Native Americans with disabilities – more specifically, the youth population.
Tiffany Midge: Men get together to decide future of women's healthTiffany Midge: Men get together to decide future of women's health (04/03)
Committee of barnyard swine to determine fate for women’s health.
Native Sun News Today: South Dakota continues to punish drug addictionNative Sun News Today: South Dakota continues to punish drug addiction (04/03)
The arrest of drug offenders appears to be skyrocketing.
Swinomish Tribe moves ahead with plan for drug treatment centerSwinomish Tribe moves ahead with plan for drug treatment center (03/31)
The didgwálič Wellness Center would provide a wide range of services for people who are addicted to opioids.
Chris Buchanan: Indian Health Service sees progress on diabetesChris Buchanan: Indian Health Service sees progress on diabetes (03/31)
Diabetes is an important topic for Indian Country, for our families and communities, and for the Indian Health Service.
Cronkite News: Tribes pushing for renewal of key diabetes fundingCronkite News: Tribes pushing for renewal of key diabetes funding (03/30)
Alton Villegas, a citizen of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, offered an unusual call to action for an 11-year-old boy.
Native Sun News Today: Tribal group advocates for Indian healthNative Sun News Today: Tribal group advocates for Indian health (03/30)
The Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Health Board serves tribes and tribal citizens in South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves five bills at meetingSenate Committee on Indian Affairs approves five bills at meeting (03/29)
The bills address health care for Native veterans, outdated federal Indian laws, economic development, criminal jurisdiction and Columbia River treaty tribes.
Witness list for hearing on diabetes prevention among Native youthWitness list for hearing on diabetes prevention among Native youth (03/27)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing takes place in Washington, D.C., on March 29.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs considers new round of billsSenate Committee on Indian Affairs considers new round of bills (03/27)
Health care for Native veterans, outdated federal Indian laws, economic development, criminal jurisdiction and Columbia River treaty tribes are on the agenda.
Mark Trahant: The fight ahead for the future of Indian health careMark Trahant: The fight ahead for the future of Indian health care (03/27)
President Donald J. Trump’s legislative agenda has crashed.
Mark Trahant: Indian health care gains ignored in political debateMark 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 diabetesSenate 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 CountryMary 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.