Lawmakers press IHS to confront HIV/AIDS on Navajo Nation (06/14)
Lawmakers whose districts include theNavajo Nation are urging the Indian Health Service to confront a rise in HIV cases on the reservation.
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes start work on clinic (06/13)
The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of Montana broke ground on a new health clinic. The tribe is expanding the clinic in St. Ignatius. The facility will grow to 37,000...
Audio from SCIA confirmation hearing for Yvette Roubideaux (06/12)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a confirmation hearing this afternoon for Yvette Roubideaux to serve another term as director of the Indian Health Service. Roubideaux, a member of the...
Cherokee Nation eyes $49.8M in IHS contract support costs (06/11)
The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma is preparing to sue the Obama administration for $49.8 million in unpaid contract support costs. The tribal council authorized the filing of the lawsuit against...
Yvette Roubideaux set for IHS director confirmation hearing (06/10)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee holds a confirmation hearing on Wednesday for Yvette Roubideaux to serve another term as director of the Indian Health Service. Roubideaux, a member of the...
Article: Tribal governments affected by health care reform law (06/06)
Attorneys discuss a provision of the Affordable Care Act that affects tribal businesses and their employees: Over three years ago, on March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Patient Protection...
Stillaguamish Tribe combats substance abuse with new clinic (06/05)
The Stillaguamish Tribe opened the doors to its new methadone clinic.
No definitive answer on 'Indian' under health care reform law (06/04)
The Cherokee Phoenix tried to find out what the definition of "Indian" under the Affordable Care Act means but was unable to secure a definitive answer.
Column: Indian student volunteers fill needs at medical center (06/03)
Columnist on Indian student volunteers at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minnesota.
Seneca Nation wins $7.4M in contract support costs dispute (05/31)
The Indian Health Service owes the $7.4 million to the Seneca Nation of New York, a federal judge ruled last week. The IHS agreed to pay the tribe the costs...
VOA News: Professor explores tribal medicine in California (05/30)
University of Southern California professor James Adams explores the use of herbs and plants by the Chumash people: Many modern medicines have their origin in natural remedies, and some researchers...
Confirmation hearing June 12 for Yvette Roubideaux at IHS (05/30)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee has scheduled a confirmation hearing for Yvette Roubideaux to serve another term as director of the Indian Health Service. Roubideaux, a member of the Rosebud...
Alaska tribes combine resources to provide health services (05/29)
Tribes in Alaska are working together to provide health care for people in remote and occasionally unreachable areas of the state. The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation represents 58 tribes. The tribes...
Opinion: Government shirks responsibility for urban Indians (05/24)
Ralph Forquera and Polly Olsen of the Seattle Indian Health Board on urban Indian health issues: The Seattle Indian Health Board was established in 1970, at a time when the...
House Republicans approve deep cuts to federal programs (05/22)
By a party-line vote, House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday approved deep cuts to the federal government's budget. Republicans on the committee voted in favor of a 19 percent cut to...
WPM: Substance abuse program targets youth at Wind River (05/20)
Wyoming Public Media reports on substance abuse prevention among youth on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming: REINETTTE TENDORE: We have (zip) Right here we have a bottle of rat...
IHS physician urges action on Navajo Nation HIV/AIDS cases (05/20)
New HIV cases on the Navajo Nation. Image from The Farmington Daily Times on May 6, 2013. An Indian Health Service physician is urging immediate action to stem the rise...
Jackie Pata: Bridging the dental care divide in Indian Country (05/20)
Jackie Pata, the executive director of the National Congress of American Indians, on ways to bridge the dental care divide in Indian Country: The “dental divide”—the absence of services and...
House repeals health care act, including IHCIA, once again (05/17)
The House voted 229-195 to pass H.R.45, a bill that repeals the Affordable Care Act. All Republicans voted to repeal the ACA. That included the only two tribal members in...
Montana tribe anticipates problems with Affordable Care Act (05/15)
The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of Montana is anticipating problems with the new Affordable Care Act. Enrolled tribal members won't have to comply with the insurance mandate in the...
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