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Mark Trahant: President Trump brings more chaos to health coverage for tribal citizens (October 13, 2017)

President Trump's policy change impacts American Indians and Alaska Natives who get their health insurance through Affordable Care Act exchanges.

YES! Magazine: Tribal hospital in Alaska brings traditional foods to patients (October 13, 2017)

A unique program in the Arctic tundra finds a way around federal regulation to put traditional foods on the hospital menu.

Swinomish Tribe set to open substance abuse treatment center in Washington (October 11, 2017)

The Swinomish Tribe will be providing a comprehensive set of services at its new substance abuse treatment center in Washington.

Congress approves yet another short-term extension for Indian diabetes program (October 9, 2017)

Congress has renewed the Special Diabetes Program for Indians but only for three months, the shortest extension on record.

President Trump nominates Quapaw citizen Robert Weaver to lead Indian Health Service (October 9, 2017)

It's taken longer than expected but President Donald Trump is finally addressing the leadership void at the beleaguered Indian Health Service.

Sen. McCaskill unveils unprecedented bill to abrogate tribal sovereign immunity (October 5, 2017)

A member of Congress who generated controversy by going after tribal businesses is wading into hot-button territory with a new bill aimed at abrogating tribal sovereign immunity.

Native Sun News Today: Indian Health Service pulls funds without telling tribe (October 5, 2017)

This past spring, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe learned that $4.1 million was pulled from an Indian Health Service center on the reservation.

Cronkite News: How racism may contribute to higher rates of infant mortality (October 5, 2017)

Across the United States, African-American women are more likely than any other race to give birth to premature babies, which is the leading cause of infant death for that population

Mark Trahant: Congress finds ways to complicate health care for Indian children (October 4, 2017)

American Indian and Alaska Native children rely on Medicaid and CHIP at higher levels than the general population yet Congress is finding ways to complicate the issue.

Mark Trahant: Donald Trump's health secretary gone after reaching out to Indian Country (October 2, 2017)

Are we back to square one when it comes to the Indian Health Service and the Trump administration?

President Trump upset with Secretary of Health and Human Services over private flights (September 28, 2017)

President Donald Trump is upset with the official who oversees the Indian Health Service due to his frequent use of private planes.

St. Croix Chippewa Tribe announces plan for cannabidiol business in Wisconsin (September 27, 2017)

The St. Croix Chippewa Tribe is moving forward with plans for a cannabidiol production and distribution business in Wisconsin.

YES! Magazine: Food bank builds community and improves nutrition in Arizona (September 27, 2017)

An urban farm in Tucson, Arizona, brings residents better nutrition and builds community. It’s a win-win.

Cronkite News: Republican health bill collapses as Democrats air concerns about tribes (September 27, 2017)

Senate leaders abandoned their latest effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, saying they would turn their attention to tax reform after key GOP defections doomed the health care proposal.

Secretary of Health and Human Services took private plane to tribal meetings (September 25, 2017)

The Indian Health Service remains woefully underfunded but taxpayers have been footing the costs of Secretary Tom Price's private jet travel.

Cronkite News: Sen. McCain delivers blow to latest Republican health care bill (September 25, 2017)

Sen. John McCain cannot 'in good conscience' vote for the latest plan to replace Obamacare, a surprise announcement that may have killed the bill for Republican leaders.

Mark Trahant: States complain to Senate about the burdens of Indian health care (September 22, 2017)

Wouldn’t it be cool if once, just once, there was a debate in Congress that could only be decided by a vote that benefits Native people?

Cronkite News: Tribal leaders focus on marijuana industry at conference in Arizona (September 22, 2017)

Tribal leaders discussed the potential opening of legal marijuana businesses on tribal lands at the National Indian Gaming Association conference.

Cronkite News: Republicans in Senate aim for vote on Obamacare replacement (September 21, 2017)

Sen. John McCain, a key vote in the failure of the last Obamacare repeal attempt, refused to say how he will vote on a new Republican bill to overhaul the nation's health care system.

Mary Annette Pember: Native advocate can't trust Trump team due to instability (September 21, 2017)

What is the Trump team doing about the Indian Health Service, which has suffered from chronic mismanagement and underfunding?

Secretary of Health and Human Services continues outreach in Indian Country (September 19, 2017)

The new leader of the Department of Health and Human Services is in Oklahoma this week to meet with tribes and learn more about their health care efforts.

Mark Trahant: Another Republican health care bill fails to help Indian Country (September 19, 2017)

Let’s be clear about the latest Republican plan: It would drain resources away from the Indian health system.

YES! Magazine: Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate takes steps toward food sovereignty (September 19, 2017)

South Dakota’s Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate tribal members would rather share their food than sell it. But that gets in the way of building a local cash economy.

Trump administration embraces spending bill with increases for Indian programs (September 14, 2017)

Just a few months after calling for drastic cuts to health, education, social service and other programs in Indian Country, the Trump administration has changed course.

Yerington Paiute Tribe plans medical marijuana dispensary and cultivation site (September 14, 2017)

The Yerington Paiute Tribe is joining the medical marijuana industry after signing a compact with the state of Nevada.

Cronkite News: Trump administration cites progress on 'high risk' tribal programs (September 14, 2017)

Leaders of federal agencies serving Indian Country said they have made some progress on dozens of problems cited in Government Accountability Office audits but lawmakers said much more needs to be done.

Mark Trahant: Sen. Sanders prepares bill to fully fund the Indian Health Service (September 13, 2017)

Bernie Sanders is expected to introduce his version of health care reform, a plan he calls 'Medicare for all.'

Indian Health Service finally promises to reduce lengthy wait times for patients (September 12, 2017)

More than a year after facing criticism for lacking quality of care standards, the Indian Health Service is finally promising to address wait times for patients.

Arne Vainio: Helping the next generation of physicians climb that mountain peak (September 12, 2017)

I still see patients every day and I still do the same things I’ve always done, but more and more I want to find the future physicians among us.

'Acting' Trump administration officials testify about 'high risk' tribal programs (September 11, 2017)

Nine months into the Trump administration and Indian Country still doesn't know who will be advocating for tribal interests at the federal level.

Mark Trahant: We need a president who can reach out and deal with Democrats (September 7, 2017)

Big news: The rest of the year will have less drama than the ups and downs we’ve been experiencing since January.

Mark Trahant: Alaska tribes solved their dental health crisis with unique program (September 6, 2017)

Dental health therapy takes half the time it takes to train a dentist and it does what good medicine should: improve public health.

Native Sun News Today: Does 'Death with Dignity' go against Lakota tradition? (September 5, 2017)

Physician-assisted death may be on the ballot in 2018 if Death with Dignity South Dakota can get enough signatures on a petition.

Mary Annette Pember: Tribes lost key source of food to dams on Missouri River (August 29, 2017)

The near-extinction of mouse beans along the Missouri River is a metaphor for the devastating impact of US development of tribal lands, Mary Annette Pember writes on Indian Country Media Network.

YES! Magazine: Statistics show White people are safer in diverse communities (August 21, 2017)

New data on violent deaths shows that all people are safer living in diverse places—but especially White people.