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Oglala Sioux Tribe on track to complete $16.5M nursing home Oglala Sioux Tribe on track to complete $16.5M nursing home (07/30)
The 51,000 square-foot facility near Whiteclay, Nebraska, will house 60 elders.
Senate committee examines costs of substance abuse on tribes Senate committee examines costs of substance abuse on tribes (07/30)
Lawmakers and witnesses shared devastating statistics about the impacts of drugs and alcohol in Indian Country.
IHS hired physician who was sanctioned by Justice Department IHS hired physician who was sanctioned by Justice Department (07/28)
An 18-year-old member of the Navajo Nation was diagnosed with conjunctivitis and sent home with ibuprofen even though he displayed serious neurological problems.
Indian Health Service discusses LGBT issues at 'historic' meeting Indian Health Service discusses LGBT issues at 'historic' meeting (07/28)
Acting director Robert McSwain said the agency is committed to serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and Two Spirit communities.
Senate panel sets hearing on substance abuse in Indian Country Senate panel sets hearing on substance abuse in Indian Country (07/27)
American Indians and Alaska Natives suffer from high rates of alcoholism and their mortality rate is about four times higher than that of the general population.
Native Sun News: Indian elders suffer from higher dementia risk Native Sun News: Indian elders suffer from higher dementia risk (07/27)
The first-ever study of dementia in American Indians showed that more than one-fourth of elders suffer from it.
Vince Two Eagles: Questions about 'Pezhi' in Indian Country Vince Two Eagles: Questions about 'Pezhi' in Indian Country (07/23)
I wanted to underscore by concern about the growing interest to use pot as a cash crop as part of some Native Nation's emerging strategy for economic growth and opportunity.
Indian youth face enormous economic and health obstacles Indian youth face enormous economic and health obstacles (07/21)
In 2013, 37 percent of Indian children lived below the poverty level, according to the Kids Count Data Book from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
Mark Trahant: Alaska makes a big decision for Indian health Mark Trahant: Alaska makes a big decision for Indian health (07/21)
Alaska’s new governor announced the expansion of Medicaid and this will significantly boost money for the Alaska Native medical system.
IHS debuts new facility on San Carlos Apache Reservation IHS debuts new facility on San Carlos Apache Reservation (07/20)
The 179,000 square-foot San Carlos Apache Tribe Health Center in Peridot, Arizona, cost $116 million.
Pinoleville Pomo Nation hires security team at marijuana farm Pinoleville Pomo Nation hires security team at marijuana farm (07/17)
The Ukiah Daily Journal continues its exclusive look at the marijuana operation on the Pinoleville Pomo Nation in California.
Lawsuit threatened over halt of sweat lodge ceremony at VA Lawsuit threatened over halt of sweat lodge ceremony at VA (07/17)
Monthly sweat lodges at the Robert J. Dole Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas, have been canceled twice so far this year.
Pinoleville Pomo Nation was initially resistant to marijuana farm Pinoleville Pomo Nation was initially resistant to marijuana farm (07/13)
The Ukiah Daily Journal is running a six-part exclusive series on the tribe's new operation.
Chair of Pit River Tribe slams federal raid of marijuana operation Chair of Pit River Tribe slams federal raid of marijuana operation (07/13)
Chairman Mickey Gemmill called the raid 'appalling' and said federal authorities knew about the medicinal marijuana operation.
Northern Arapaho Tribe loses Affordable Care Act mandate case Northern Arapaho Tribe loses Affordable Care Act mandate case (07/09)
Congress did not exempt tribes from the large employer mandate requiring them to provide insurance to employees, a judge determined.
Native youth arrive in nation's capital for historic White House gathering Native youth arrive in nation's capital for historic White House gathering (07/08)
First Lady Michelle Obama and nearly a dozen Cabinet members are welcoming the youth to historic event.
Mark Trahant: Sovereignty in action with dental health programs Mark Trahant: Sovereignty in action with dental health programs (07/08)
Current law might prevent the Indian Health Service from investing in better oral health care delivery; but it does not say anything about a tribal health program.
Urban Inter-Tribal Center of Texas helps with war against diabetes Urban Inter-Tribal Center of Texas helps with war against diabetes (07/07)
Dr. Rodney Stapp said amputations have dropped to virtually zero after the introduction of Nike N7 shoe.
New Mexico tribe combats high rates of youth obesity and diabetes New Mexico tribe combats high rates of youth obesity and diabetes (07/07)
Diabetes cases grew 5 percent in the last 5 years and nearly a quarter of youth are considered obese by the time they enter high school.
Jodi Gillette joins board of directors for Notah Begay III Foundation Jodi Gillette joins board of directors for Notah Begay III Foundation (07/06)
The foundation, created by Navajo / Pueblo golfer Notah Begay, combats diabetes in Indian Country.
Sen. Murkowski questions definition of 'Indian' for health care Sen. Murkowski questions definition of 'Indian' for health care (07/01)
The limited definition penalizes American Indians and Alaska Natives who aren't enrolled in a federally recognized tribe or an Alaska Native corporation.
Lakota Country Times: Reservation counties rank as deadliest Lakota Country Times: Reservation counties rank as deadliest (07/01)
Despite being rich in culture and history five of western South Dakota’s counties have been deemed amongst the deadliest counties in the entire United States.
Ponca Tribe sends twelve youth to White House conference Ponca Tribe sends twelve youth to White House conference (06/30)
The young tribal members accepted the Generation Indigenous challenge and created the Ponca Pantry to collect food, clothing and other items for elders.
Yvette Roubideaux: Making progress at Indian Health Service Yvette Roubideaux: Making progress at Indian Health Service (06/30)
I joined the Indian Health Service knowing that there was much work to do and there were no quick fixes available.
Supreme Court adds second Indian law case to upcoming term Supreme Court adds second Indian law case to upcoming term (06/30)
The justices agreed to resolve a self-determination dispute that will affect how much the Indian Health Service owes to tribes.
Mark Trahant: Action plan needed for health in Indian Country Mark Trahant: Action plan needed for health in Indian Country (06/29)
The Supreme Court once again affirmed the legality of the Affordable Care Act.
Supreme Court considers petition in contract support cost case Supreme Court considers petition in contract support cost case (06/26)
The Menominee Nation and the Department of Justice are seeking to resolve a conflict that affects self-determination contracts nationwide.
Senate passes measure to transfer land to Native health group Senate passes measure to transfer land to Native health group (06/26)
The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation is planning a $250 million renovation and expansion of its campus in Bethel, Alaska.
Lawmakers promise to help tribes bring a halt to youth suicide Lawmakers promise to help tribes bring a halt to youth suicide (06/25)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs has held six hearings in a decade on a problem that affects tribes across the nation.
Leader of Monacan Nation passes on after fight with liver cancer Leader of Monacan Nation passes on after fight with liver cancer (06/24)
Sharon Bryant was the first woman to lead the tribe. She was 54.
White House threatens veto of funding bill for Indian programs White House threatens veto of funding bill for Indian programs (06/24)
The House is scheduled to take up the fiscal year 2016 Interior appropriations bill on Thursday.
Lakota Country Times: Rosebud Sioux Tribe plants new garden Lakota Country Times: Rosebud Sioux Tribe plants new garden (06/23)
Community members took the first step toward food sovereignty on the Rosebud Reservation and planted a variety of vegetables in a one acre garden.
Mary Annette Pember: Boarding schools leave impact in US too Mary Annette Pember: Boarding schools leave impact in US too (06/23)
Many more Native children were harmed in the U.S. than in Canada by boarding schools.
Native Sun News: Oglala Lakota College celebrates a milestone Native Sun News: Oglala Lakota College celebrates a milestone (06/23)
When the graduating class in Social Work from the He Sapa Campus of Oglala Lakota College were asked what they wanted for their graduation ceremony, they said caps and gowns and Black Hills gold rings.
Tribes impacted by youth suicide to appear at Senate hearing Tribes impacted by youth suicide to appear at Senate hearing (06/22)
President John Yellow Bird Steele of the Oglala Sioux Tribe and Chairman Darrell Seki will testify before the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.

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