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Ponca Tribe prepares for brighter future with plans for $26 million health center (December 6, 2017)

The Ponca Tribe's Fred LeRoy Health and Wellness Center is poised for a big move in Omaha, Nebraska.

The Conversation: Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe stirs controversy with patent deal (November 27, 2017)

Allergan, the drugmaker behind Botox, is using an unprecedented tactic to protect its valuable patents – angering lawyers and politicians, and keeping the price of its medicines high.

Mark Trahant: Indian children lose health coverage as GOP focuses on tax cuts (November 27, 2017)

Thousands of American Indian and Alaska Native children will lose their health insurance unless Congress reenacts the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

Swinomish Tribe celebrates grand opening of substance abuse treatment center (November 22, 2017)

The Swinomish Tribe has turned a tragedy into triumph with the opening of a substance abuse treatment center in Washington.

Winnebago Tribe asserts self-determination in hopes of fixing troubled hospital (November 15, 2017)

The Winnebago Tribe is moving to take over management of the hospital on its reservation in Nebraska, more than two years after federal officials cut off key funding sources for the troubled facility.

Arne Vainio: I blamed myself for my father's death by suicide for over 50 years (November 14, 2017)

Almost everyone has been touched by suicide and those left behind most often suffer in silence.

President Trump taps Bush-era official as Health and Human Services Secretary (November 13, 2017)

Alex Azar, a pharmaceutical executive, served in top leadership posts at the department in George W. Bush administration, an era of resistance to Indian health care.

Native Sun News Today: Food sovereignty in action on South Dakota reservations (November 10, 2017)

Community gardens on the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Sioux reservations are bringing food sovereignty to life.

Sen. Mike Rounds: Indian Health Service fails to live up to its trust responsibilities (November 9, 2017)

The health care crisis at the Indian Health Service is just one example of how the government has failed to follow through on its obligations to tribal members.

Bad River Band declares 'emergency' to address substance abuse on reservation (November 8, 2017)

According to Chairperson Robert Blanchard, the Bad River Band has seen a rise in opioid, heroin and methamphetamine addiction.

Cronkite News: Health insurance coverage for children in limbo in Washington (November 6, 2017)

A Republican bill to extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program pulls funds from Obamacare programs, angering Democrats who called the cuts unnecessary.

Indian Health Service sends lower-level official to testify on outside audit bill (November 6, 2017)

A legislative hearing is usually where the executive branch gets to make its case for or against a particular bill. But things are different in the Trump era.

Another Indian Health Service hospital placed in 'immediate jeopardy' status (November 6, 2017)

A hospital on the Pine Ridge Reservation is losing a key source of funding after a review found that patients were being place in danger.

YES! Magazine: President Trump's war on opioid abuse won't work for the nation (November 2, 2017)

More compassionate drug policy reforms in California have resulted in a drug death rate 40 percent below the national average.

Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe takes aim at mouthwash (November 1, 2017)

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chairman Harold Frazier issued a notification to businesses located on the reservation, outlining new tribal regulations regarding the sales of mouthwash.

YES! Magazine: Nation shifts to compassion in dealing with opioid drug epidemic (October 30, 2017)

Communities are scrambling to save lives and get people into rehabilitation, but it wasn’t always that way.

Native American psychologists slam police tactics a year after Standing Rock (October 30, 2017)

The Society of Indian Psychologists criticized the law enforcement response to the pipeline protests, as well as the military-style tactics used by a security firm hired by the company that built the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Mark Trahant: President Trump brings more chaos to health coverage for tribal citizens (October 13, 2017)

President Trump's policy change impacts American Indians and Alaska Natives who get their health insurance through Affordable Care Act exchanges.

YES! Magazine: Tribal hospital in Alaska brings traditional foods to patients (October 13, 2017)

A unique program in the Arctic tundra finds a way around federal regulation to put traditional foods on the hospital menu.

Swinomish Tribe set to open substance abuse treatment center in Washington (October 11, 2017)

The Swinomish Tribe will be providing a comprehensive set of services at its new substance abuse treatment center in Washington.

Congress approves yet another short-term extension for Indian diabetes program (October 9, 2017)

Congress has renewed the Special Diabetes Program for Indians but only for three months, the shortest extension on record.

President Trump nominates Quapaw citizen Robert Weaver to lead Indian Health Service (October 9, 2017)

It's taken longer than expected but President Donald Trump is finally addressing the leadership void at the beleaguered Indian Health Service.

Sen. McCaskill unveils unprecedented bill to abrogate tribal sovereign immunity (October 5, 2017)

A member of Congress who generated controversy by going after tribal businesses is wading into hot-button territory with a new bill aimed at abrogating tribal sovereign immunity.

Native Sun News Today: Indian Health Service pulls funds without telling tribe (October 5, 2017)

This past spring, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe learned that $4.1 million was pulled from an Indian Health Service center on the reservation.

Cronkite News: How racism may contribute to higher rates of infant mortality (October 5, 2017)

Across the United States, African-American women are more likely than any other race to give birth to premature babies, which is the leading cause of infant death for that population

Mark Trahant: Congress finds ways to complicate health care for Indian children (October 4, 2017)

American Indian and Alaska Native children rely on Medicaid and CHIP at higher levels than the general population yet Congress is finding ways to complicate the issue.

Mark Trahant: Donald Trump's health secretary gone after reaching out to Indian Country (October 2, 2017)

Are we back to square one when it comes to the Indian Health Service and the Trump administration?

President Trump upset with Secretary of Health and Human Services over private flights (September 28, 2017)

President Donald Trump is upset with the official who oversees the Indian Health Service due to his frequent use of private planes.

St. Croix Chippewa Tribe announces plan for cannabidiol business in Wisconsin (September 27, 2017)

The St. Croix Chippewa Tribe is moving forward with plans for a cannabidiol production and distribution business in Wisconsin.

YES! Magazine: Food bank builds community and improves nutrition in Arizona (September 27, 2017)

An urban farm in Tucson, Arizona, brings residents better nutrition and builds community. It’s a win-win.

Cronkite News: Republican health bill collapses as Democrats air concerns about tribes (September 27, 2017)

Senate leaders abandoned their latest effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, saying they would turn their attention to tax reform after key GOP defections doomed the health care proposal.

Secretary of Health and Human Services took private plane to tribal meetings (September 25, 2017)

The Indian Health Service remains woefully underfunded but taxpayers have been footing the costs of Secretary Tom Price's private jet travel.

Cronkite News: Sen. McCain delivers blow to latest Republican health care bill (September 25, 2017)

Sen. John McCain cannot 'in good conscience' vote for the latest plan to replace Obamacare, a surprise announcement that may have killed the bill for Republican leaders.

Mark Trahant: States complain to Senate about the burdens of Indian health care (September 22, 2017)

Wouldn’t it be cool if once, just once, there was a debate in Congress that could only be decided by a vote that benefits Native people?

Cronkite News: Tribal leaders focus on marijuana industry at conference in Arizona (September 22, 2017)

Tribal leaders discussed the potential opening of legal marijuana businesses on tribal lands at the National Indian Gaming Association conference.