Access to health care has been a challenge for Native American veterans for decades, and they suffer some of the worst health outcomes
The Fourteenth Annual Red Lake Community Wellness Gathering took place at Red Lake Nation College in Minnesota.
Native American adults are 50 percent more likely to be affected by obesity than non-Hispanic whites. They also are twice as likely as non-Hispanic whites to have diabetes.
An Indian Health Service dispute has escalated with a lawsuit and a prominent citizen of the Blackfeet Nation accusing the federal agency of putting the lives of his fellow people at risk.
Too many Native women are dying due to complications from pregnancy and childbirth – deaths that should be preventable with the right intervention and care.
The cost of prescription drugs has gotten out of control and Americans are paying way too much for life-saving treatments.


For nearly 60 years, lawmakers in both chambers and on both sides of the aisle have affirmed their bipartisan commitment to providing for our common defense.

What a difference a strong nominee makes when it comes to Indian Country's health and wellness.

New oil-and-gas pipeline protection measures could help people like Lisa Deville and her family, who suffer from fracking industry pollution on their tribal homelands.

The largest tribal outpatient health facility is now open in the capital of the Cherokee Nation.

Child obesity rates declined after the federal Women, Infants, and Children program increased access to healthier food products.

Tribal leaders went before Congress to demand the government address longstanding problems in Indian Country – and not for the first time.

The health and wellness of American Indians and Alaska Natives – both in rural and urban settings – is a complex challenge with multiple solutions.

Like many others across the nation, my family knows all too well the heartbreaking decline that takes place in those suffering with Alzheimer’s.

Following his retirement from the U.S. Marine Corps, Dion Reynolds brought his military experience back to Rosebud to change the lives of reservation youth.

Thanks to a union of land cooperatives, people in Puebla have food sovereignty and education in Nahuatl instead of mega-projects and a Walmart.

In Canada, Inuit and academic health care researchers have teamed up to combat poor cultural awareness in mainstream health care services.

More medical services will be available to Native Americans in Phoenix, Arizona, thanks to a $200,000 federal grant awarded to Native American Connections.

The wind speaks in this place. Sometimes it’s loud and abrasive and seeks to humble those who have failed to listen to the truths it has breathed upon them.

Hispanics, Native Americans and African Americans are most at risk for diabetes, with racial and ethnic minorities reporting the highest rates of the debilitating disease.

It took more than 25 years before the hammer of justice came down on pedophile pediatrician Stanley Patrick Weber. His crimes were over a century in the making at the Indian Health Service.

Tribal leaders and youth showed their commitment to wellness as the National Congress of American Indians continued its 76th annual convention.

American Indians and Alaska Natives die of suicide at a rate higher than any other racial and ethnic group.

Many people within Cherokee Nation rely on local food banks when times are tough.

The University of Wyoming College of Law is hosting two public events focusing on water contamination on one reservation and and a treaty rights case recently decided by the Supreme Court.

With a growing number of communities celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day, another Democratic presidential candidate announced plans to improve the government's relationship with the first Americans.

Especially for those Americans who rely on regular prescriptions, the high cost of purchasing their vital medicine is an all too familiar burden.

A federal jury convicted former Indian Health Service pediatrician Stanley Patrick Weber of all 11 criminal counts for sexually abusing four boys on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

After traveling thousands of miles fleeing violence and discrimination, LGBTQ women -- many of them Indigenous -- find safety and support at T’ja Xuj.

Nagi Nunpa Hocaka, the Two Spirit Circle, is working to reduce the high rate of suicide and substance abuse on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

The number of Indian Health Service patients with insurance rose from 64 percent in 2013 to 78 percent in 2018, according to a new report.

When Carla Douglas was born, her mother wanted a daughter so badly she named the young child Carla Georgina and began dressing her in girl's clothing.

Leaders of the Navajo Nation are eager to show how uranium mining continues to affect their people as they host a key member of Congress.

On average, 130 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose.

Does the Trump administration support funding the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service ahead of time?

Native American advocates are seeking more funding and new ways to tackle the opioid crisis in Indian Country as overdose death rates continue to rise.