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House committee considers bill to reform Indian Health Service House committee considers bill to reform Indian Health Service (09/14)
A tribally-supported bill to reform the troubled agency is taking a step forward on Capitol Hill.
Indian Health Service crisis continues with shutdown at hospital Indian Health Service crisis continues with shutdown at hospital (09/14)
Leaders of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe were stunned when they were told about the shutdown with prior consultation.
House easily approves bills for Native youth and tribal tourism House easily approves bills for Native youth and tribal tourism (09/13)
The Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children Act and the Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience Act are non-controversial although neither comes with federal funds.
House schedules action on Native youth and tribal tourism bills House schedules action on Native youth and tribal tourism bills (09/12)
The Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children Act and the Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience Act are moving closer to becoming law.
Arne Vainio receives 'Unsung Hero' award for efforts in Minnesota Arne Vainio receives 'Unsung Hero' award for efforts in Minnesota (09/06)
Arne Vainio is a physician and member of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe.
Tim Giago: Surviving open heart surgery and Cabbage Pod the cat Tim Giago: Surviving open heart surgery and Cabbage Pod the cat (09/06)
Most of the problems we experience in later life with our hearts are caused by bad habits (smoking and drinking) and by bad diets (too much fatty food) or undue stress.
Bear River Band schedules grand opening for new recreation center Bear River Band schedules grand opening for new recreation center (09/02)
The 23,000 square-foot Bear River Recreation Center features basketball courts, a gym and an activity center.
Indian Health Service hosts meeting with Direct Service Tribes Indian Health Service hosts meeting with Direct Service Tribes (08/30)
Direct Service Tribes are the tribes that rely on the IHS to provide health care to their communities.
Second switched at birth case uncovered at First Nation hospital Second switched at birth case uncovered at First Nation hospital (08/29)
Leon Swanson and David Tait Jr. were born days apart in early 1975 at the Norway House Indian Hospital
Hopi Tribe struggles to address high levels of arsenic in water Hopi Tribe struggles to address high levels of arsenic in water (08/25)
The tribe needs $18 million to $20 million to fix the water system but it doesn't have the money.
Native Sun News: Sage remains a special plant for Native peoples Native Sun News: Sage remains a special plant for Native peoples (08/24)
Peji hota or prairie sage (artemisia ludoviciana) is one of many native herbs of South Dakota and the Great Plains
Native village of Kwinhagak reels from fatal overdose of 19-year-old girl Native village of Kwinhagak reels from fatal overdose of 19-year-old girl (08/19)
Jamie Roberts was pronounced dead after health aides tried to resuscitate her for more than two hours.
Cronkite News: Fight erupts over reclaimed water on reservation in Arizona Cronkite News: Fight erupts over reclaimed water on reservation in Arizona (08/16)
A deal to trade drinking water for reclaimed water has been the source of a months-long battle on the on the Gila River Indian Community in Arizona.
Indian Health Service sued for delay in removing needle from patient's foot Indian Health Service sued for delay in removing needle from patient's foot (08/16)
Karrie Yankton, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, had to wait four days before a sewing needle was removed from her foot
Tribal Leaders: The Indian Health Service can't be fixed overnight Tribal Leaders: The Indian Health Service can't be fixed overnight (08/12)
It took years for systemic issues in Indian Health to materialize, and it will take years to turn them around.
Indian Health Service board certifies more health aides in Alaska Indian Health Service board certifies more health aides in Alaska (08/11)
The Community Health Aide Program trains Alaska Natives to provide services in their villages.
Lakota Country Times: Democrat Paula Hawks reaches out to tribes Lakota Country Times: Democrat Paula Hawks reaches out to tribes (08/10)
In a race that has received little attention from the South Dakota media, a fresh face is set to challenge incumbent Rep. Kristi Noem (R).
Witness list for field hearing on trauma and mental health in Indian Country Witness list for field hearing on trauma and mental health in Indian Country (08/09)
The field hearing takes place August 17 on the campus of the United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck, North Dakota.
Shingle Springs Band wins ruling in dispute over sovereign immunity Shingle Springs Band wins ruling in dispute over sovereign immunity (08/09)
The dispute arose after a former employee sued the tribe in California state court.
Lakota Country Times: Youth of Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe drive smoking policies Lakota Country Times: Youth of Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe drive smoking policies (08/09)
Young people were the driving force behind the Canli Coalition, a group who worked on the Smoke Free Air Act enacted by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe.
Lakota Country Times: Olympic legend Billy Mills congratulates runners at Rosebud Lakota Country Times: Olympic legend Billy Mills congratulates runners at Rosebud (08/05)
Billy Mills, Oglala Lakota Olympic Gold Medalist, visited Rosebud to help with the 3rd Annual Half Marathon Run by greeting all finishers with a medal and a hug.
Puyallup Tribe updates compact in order to cultivate marijuana Puyallup Tribe updates compact in order to cultivate marijuana (08/04)
The tribe operates a cannabis institute and will be growing marijuana to help with medical needs.
Lakota Country Times: Rosebud Sioux Tribe promotes food sovereignty Lakota Country Times: Rosebud Sioux Tribe promotes food sovereignty (08/04)
The Rosebud Economic Development Corporation’s Food Sovereignty Initiative hosted a community meal, along with other activities, to showcase the progress of their huge garden.
Eastern Cherokees toughen drug laws and keep eye on treatment Eastern Cherokees toughen drug laws and keep eye on treatment (08/03)
The North Carolina tribe is imposing fines on Indians and non-Indians who bring drugs into the community and is building a new treatment center.
Indian Health Service finishes youth treatment center in California Indian Health Service finishes youth treatment center in California (08/02)
The Desert Sage Youth Wellness Center will provide alcohol and drug abuse treatment to youth ages 12 to 17.
Janine Pease: Our Indian children in Montana continue to fall behind Janine Pease: Our Indian children in Montana continue to fall behind (08/01)
The Kids Count Data Book helps us understand our families’ status and improve our children’s life opportunities for their strong and healthy futures.
Brandon Ecoffey: Oglala Sioux Tribe must start fitness revolution Brandon Ecoffey: Oglala Sioux Tribe must start fitness revolution (07/28)
Across the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation thousands of people have become aware of the benefits of living a more healthy and fit lifestyle
Native Sun News: Indian Health Service eyes new hospital in Rapid City Native Sun News: Indian Health Service eyes new hospital in Rapid City (07/28)
The Indian Health Service is planning to build a new hospital facility in the central portion of the Sioux San campus in Rapid City, South Dakota.
Vi Waln: Too many of our own people continue to smoke cigarettes Vi Waln: Too many of our own people continue to smoke cigarettes (07/27)
If the smoking chain is not broken now, our unborn generations will continue to die from disproportionately high disease rates.
Lakota Country Times: SuAnne Big Crow Center focuses on fitness Lakota Country Times: SuAnne Big Crow Center focuses on fitness (07/27)
The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation has its fair share of fitness enthusiasts, the only problem is that this budding population has lacked a major facility to train in until now.
Delphine Red Shirt: Let's eat food that's always been good for us Delphine Red Shirt: Let's eat food that's always been good for us (07/26)
Let's return to what we've always known is best for us.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe declares emergency over opioids Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe declares emergency over opioids (07/22)
At least 11 people -- all under of the age of 35 -- died after overdosing on opioids and two more deaths have been linked to drugs.
Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe hosts walk for cancer Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe hosts walk for cancer (07/22)
Several tribal citizens of all ages braved a hot summer day and walked from the Billy Mills Hall to the pow-wow grounds to acknowledged Native American Cancer Awareness Month.
Lakota Country Times: Fire deals huge setback to Rosebud Sioux children's program Lakota Country Times: Fire deals huge setback to Rosebud Sioux children's program (07/21)
Staff of the Lakota Tiwahe Center are working hard to resume services after a fire completely destroyed the building which housed the program and the records of children.
Field hearing set on trauma and mental health in Indian Country Field hearing set on trauma and mental health in Indian Country (07/19)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is heading to Bismarck, North Dakota, in August.

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