It was called the 'Spanish Flu.' But it killed hundreds of Indians too (May 24, 2018)

A worldwide flu pandemic struck Indian Country hard, killing more than 2,000 Navajos and 600 Lakotas one hundred years ago.

Indian Health Service back in the hot seat with budget hearing (May 22, 2018)

It's almost been a year since the Indian Health Service came under heavy fire before lawmakers who control the agency's funding.

Cherokee Nation sees success with 'trailblazing' program for hepatitis C (May 16, 2018)

The Cherokee Nation is reducing hepatitis C among its citizens, reporting a 90 percent cure rate for those testing positive.

Tribes continue to rely on key lawmakers for help with funding (May 15, 2018)

With few people in their corner in the Trump administration, tribes are once again relying on Congress to fulfill the federal government's trust and treaty responsibilities.

'Who do you think you are?': Lakota veteran encounters resistance at the VA (May 14, 2018)

With the Department of Veterans Affairs still lacking leadership, one Native veteran is glad Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana) helped derail the man who was supposed to lead the agency.

Cronkite News: Native Americans almost close the gap on life expectancy (May 11, 2018)

Life expectancy for American Indians is decades longer than it was in the 1960s, nearly closing the gap with the rest of the population.

High Country News: Tribes are taking the lead in battle against opioids (May 9, 2018)

Native communities have been flooded with prescription pain pills.

Arne Vainio: Sharing our stories with 'In the Spirit of Medicine' (May 9, 2018)

KUMD in Minnesota has asked me to read my stories. The first segment goes on the air on Monday, May 14.

High Country News: Native food sovereignty moves to digital platforms (May 2, 2018)

Colonial contact brought foreign food and disease to tribal nations but a digital generation is reconnecting with tradition.

Cronkite News: Indian Health Service facility sees success in HIV/AIDS prevention (May 2, 2018)

The Phoenix Indian Medical Center in Arizona has received recognition for its work with HIV/AIDS patients.

Winnebago Tribe names executives for takeover of troubled Indian Health Service hospital (May 1, 2018)

As a key deadline looms, the Winnebago Tribe has named two executives who will manage the troubled hospital on the reservation.

Graham Lee Brewer: President Trump injects 'race' into tribal health care debate (May 1, 2018)

Yes, tribal nations are sovereign, but the U.S. still has obligations for their wellbeing.

Trump's pick to lead Department of Veterans Affairs withdraws amid doubts (April 26, 2018)

Another one of President Donald Trump's nominees has dropped out of the confirmation process after questions were raised by key lawmakers.

Mark Trahant: Trump administration sabotages the treaty and trust relationship (April 24, 2018)

The Trump administration maintains tribes are a race rather than sovereign governments, implicating the flow of Medicaid dollars to Indian Country.

Tribes prepare for takeover of troubled Indian Health Service hospital (April 23, 2018)

Citing chronic underfunding and inaction at the federal level, tribes in the Great Plains are planning to take over a troubled Indian Health Service hospital.

Top Trump officials skipped out on tribal consultation session amid big changes (April 23, 2018)

Tribes are being excluded as the Department of Health and Human Services refuses to take a stand on Medicaid and the first Americans.

Stéphane Gayet: Weighing the mental health risks of marijuana use (April 16, 2018)

With the emergence of new categories of cannabis, studies have shown the risk of mental illness linked to the use of these new varieties.

Cherokee Nation promotes citizen to top job within health department (April 12, 2018)

The Cherokee Nation has promoted one of its own to lead the tribe's growing health enterprise.

Arne Vainio: 'If I quit smoking right now it wouldn't change a thing' (April 11, 2018)

She was working hard to breathe. She always worked hard, but this time was different.

Civil Eats: City in Arizona recognized for preserving its Native food heritage (April 9, 2018)

The prevalence of food-related disease among indigenous people is glaring—and drives many of the food justice efforts in Tucson, Arizona.

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: The Indian Health Service exists for Indian people (April 6, 2018)

There is no question that health service, a treaty right and obligation to the Great Sioux Nation, is a disgrace to an underserved population here in our area.

Native Sun News Today: 'Sioux Chef' Sean Sherman rises to fame (March 30, 2018)

Born in Pine Ridge, South Dakota, proud Oglala Lakota Chef Sean Sherman and his company have risen to fame.

Winnebago Tribe promotes food sovereignty for future generations (March 30, 2018)

Native and non-Native farmers, ranchers and agricultural advocates met on the Winnebago Reservation to discuss regenerative agriculture.

The Conversation: Forced sterilization harmed thousands in California (March 28, 2018)

In the 20th century, U.S. eugenics programs rendered tens of thousands of people infertile.

Indian Country sees 'real progress' with $1.3 trillion spending bill (March 26, 2018)

Increases for Indian schools, tribal courts, victims of crime and other key initiatives are now law thanks to bipartisan action in Congress.

Mark Trahant: Business as usual in D.C. is good for Indian Country (March 26, 2018)

Federal Indian programs, some of which had been slated for either elimination or deep cuts by the Trump administration, continue on course.

Lawmakers reject Trump cuts with increases for Indian programs in massive spending bill (March 22, 2018)

Lawmakers from both parties are rebuking the Trump administration's budget cuts with the release of a $1.3 trillion spending bill that includes increases for Indian Country.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs postpones activity due to snow (March 21, 2018)

It's a snow day in the nation's capital, with the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs taking a break due to inclement weather.

Cronkite News: Tribes hit hard by opioid crisis but federal support remains elusive (March 20, 2018)

The opioid crisis has hit rural Native Americans significantly harder than any group in the nation, and the problem may be even worse because of racial misclassification on death certificates.

'Acting' Trump administration officials present Indian budget plans (March 20, 2018)

The leadership void within the Trump administration is again on display as lawmakers consider the budgets for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service.

Mary Annette Pember: Film focuses on sterilization of Indian women (March 16, 2018)

'I can never live up to my Navajo name, but I can tell people my story.'

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs convenes hearing on opioids (March 14, 2018)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is once again tackling the opioid crisis in tribal communities

Tim Giago: Native Americans are dying from diabetes every year (March 12, 2018)

Over the years I have written about the epidemic that is the scourge of Indian Country: Diabetes

Arne Vainio: 'The doctor missed my cancer. How can I trust him?' (March 12, 2018)

I was in the grocery store looking at apples when he and his wife came up to me.

Chickasaw Nation breaks ground on health center with unique system (March 7, 2018)

Citizens of the Chickasaw Nation will soon be able to utilize a unique fitness system, one of the first of its kind in the United States.