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Oglala Sioux Tribe prepares to open new health clinic in May (02/18)
Tribal members have been working on the clinic for 40 years.

Interview with Sioux Chef Sean Sherman about Native foods (02/16)
The Minneapolis Star Tribune interviews Sean Sherman, better known as The Sioux Chef.

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe files suit over contract support costs (02/13)
The tribe is accusing the Indian Health Service of underfunding a self-determination contract.

Northern Arapaho Tribe asks judge to block health care rules (02/13)
The tribe faces $1.5 million tax penalties if it does not provide insurance to employees.

Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux student earns top scholarship (02/13)
Red Cloud Indian School senior Jamie Rae Richards has earned the prestigious Horatio Alger Scholarship.

Robert McSwain named acting director of Indian Health Service (02/10)
Yvette Roubideaux will serve as a senior advisor while her official confirmation as director is sorted out.

Mark Trahant: Our national soap opera -- the Affordable Care Act (02/06)
The Affordable Care Act is like a national soap opera that should rivet any audience. Will the law survive?

Mark Trahant: Our national soap opera -- the Affordable Care Act (02/06)
The Affordable Care Act is like a national soap opera that should rivet any audience. Will the law survive?

Native Sun News: IHS welcomes students to medical career fair (02/05)
To spark Native American students’ interest in medical careers, the Kyle Health Center is hosting its first-ever Health Profession College Fair on February 25 at the Oglala Lakota College Gym

House Republicans vote to repeal Affordable Care Act yet again (02/04)
The only two enrolled tribal members in Congress -- Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) and Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Oklahoma) voted in favor of repeal.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation making strides in health care (02/03)
As I have said time and time again, no issue is more important for the Cherokee Nation and our future than access to quality health care.

Indian Health Service tops $5B mark with new budget proposal (02/02)
The Obama administration is asking Congress to fund contract support costs on a permanent basis.

Couple from Northern Cheyenne Reservation welcomes new baby (02/02)
The arrival of Vrooks Vanae Seminole didn't exactly go as planned though.

Another guilty conviction and indictment for Chippewa Cree Tribe (01/30)
A former finance manager of the tribe's health clinic was found guilty while a former official was indicted on bribery and theft charges.

Quapaw Tribe interested in cultivating marijuana for medical uses (01/30)
Agriculture is already a key part of the Quapaw economy.

Mississippi Choctaws to hold grand opening for new $55M hospital (01/29)
The 180,000 square-foot facility will open to the public next month.

Ivan Star: Ignoring alcoholism leads to destruction of the Lakota (01/29)
Nearly every household on the Pine Ridge Reservation is seriously affected by the devastating results of alcoholism.

Opinion: Affordable Care Act offers behavorial health services (01/28)
Access to health care coverage that includes services for mental health and/or substance use disorders is critical for everyone.

8th Circuit rules against Indian inmate in religious rights case (01/27)
Wesley Eugene Brooks said a chemical dependency treatment program conflicted with his beliefs.

Genetic intolerance to sugar found in Inuit population in Canada (01/20)
An estimated 3 percent suffers from a genetic intolerance to sucrose.

Gyasi Ross: Staying healthy for the New Year in Indian Country (01/19)
Last year I got particularly out of shape for the holidays. So I was kinda in triage mode when New Year hit.

Cherokee Nation among seven tribes in IHS construction program (01/16)
The tribe will spend $53.1 million on a new hospital in Tahlequah.

Opinion: Poor health of Native peoples linked with colonization (01/08)
I have learned that for many indigenous peoples there can be no health without healing, and no healing without reconciliation and restitution.

Indian Health Services physician charged for child pornography (01/08)
Thomas Murray, 61, was employed at the Acoma-Canoncito-Laguna Service Unit at Acoma Pueblo in New Mexico.

Native Sun News: Professor works on youth suicide prevention (01/08)
'If you want to have happy children you have to be a happy parent,' said one participant at the American Indian Life Skills Curriculum workshop.

Mechoopda Tribe announces plan for new headquarters and clinic (01/07)
Construction of the clinic is due to start in the spring.

CDC reports high rate of alcohol poisoning deaths among Natives (01/07)
Alaska and New Mexico, home to the largest percentages of Native Americans, had the highest death rates.

S.E. Ruckman: Series on Affordable Care Act and Indian Country (01/05)
An ordinary glance might see Chinle, Arizona as sparse and unyielding. But it is the site of a bona fide bonanza.

Senate joins House in approving $1.1T appropriations measure (12/15)
The bill provides $2.6 billion for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, $4.6 billion for the Indian Health Service and $139 million for the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians.

House passes $1.1T omnibus appropriations bill by narrow vote (12/12)
The bill provides $2.6 billion for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and $4.6 billion for the Indian Health Service.

Northern Arapaho Tribe files lawsuit over Affordable Care Act rules (12/10)
The tribe says working-class Native Americans who obtained coverage through healthcare.gov will be penalized.

Lawmakers unveil massive appropriations bill to fund government (12/09)
The 1,603-page Omnibus Appropriations bill includes $2.6 billion for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and $4.6 billion for the Indian Health Service.

Tribes warned about misspending of federal health care money (12/08)
The Office of Inspector General at the Department of Health and Human Services is taking a close look at tribal spending.

President Obama makes Native youth a priority in administration (12/04)
The Generation Indigenous initiative includes a Cabinet listening tour and the first-ever White House Tribal Youth Gathering.

Sharlene Peone: IHS rations out health care to tribal members (12/02)
A member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes is fighting the Indian Health Service over an emergency room bill.

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