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Arne Vainio: A mother's gift carried me through many life journeys Arne Vainio: A mother's gift carried me through many life journeys (05/26)
My stethoscope is broken. The upper part where the ear pieces go into the tubing separated and I can’t find any way to fix it.
Indian Health Service announces more hires at troubled hospital Indian Health Service announces more hires at troubled hospital (05/25)
The Omaha Winnebago Hospital in Nebraska can no longer bill for Medicaid and Medicare after losing certification last summer.
Indian Health Service reform efforts gaining steam on Capitol Hill Indian Health Service reform efforts gaining steam on Capitol Hill (05/25)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold a field hearing on S.2953, the Indian Health Service Accountability Act, in June.
Native Sun News: Anti-suicide effort incorporates tribal traditions Native Sun News: Anti-suicide effort incorporates tribal traditions (05/25)
The Full Circle-Kyle Health Center program’s innovative approach emphasizes the positive aspects of life, including individual achievement within a group, or collectivistic, setting, family and community.
Dental group appears to relent on therapists in Indian Country Dental group appears to relent on therapists in Indian Country (05/24)
The American Dental Association won't fight a new dental health aide therapist program started by the Swinomish Tribe of Washington.
Indian Health Service facility faulted for treatment of 6-month-old Indian Health Service facility faulted for treatment of 6-month-old (05/24)
A six-month-old boy suffered a seizure after a provider at the Sioux San Hospital in Rapid City, South Dakota, failed to consider his full medical history.
Another Indian Health Service facility in Great Plains threatened Another Indian Health Service facility in Great Plains threatened (05/23)
The Sioux San Hospital in Rapid City, South Dakota, poses an 'mmediate threat to the health and safety' of tribal members, a warning letter stated.
Native Sun News: Pine Ridge school hosts meth awareness day Native Sun News: Pine Ridge school hosts meth awareness day (05/23)
With the residents of the Pine Ridge Reservation faced with deadly concerns about the meth problems, Crazy Horse School hosted a Meth Awareness Day with special guest speakers Miss Oglala Lakota Nation Santana Youngman and Julie Richards, the Founder of Mothers Against Meth Awareness.
Roger Birdbear: Obamacare can aid woes at Indian Health Service Roger Birdbear: Obamacare can aid woes at Indian Health Service (05/23)
Perhaps the notion that American Indians should have separate health care will go by the wayside as healthcare and access to it improves for everyone.
Osage Nation signs compact to address adult protective services Osage Nation signs compact to address adult protective services (05/20)
The tribe and the state will work together to protect vulnerable adults on Osage land.
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe learns about diabetes treatments in Cuba St. Regis Mohawk Tribe learns about diabetes treatments in Cuba (05/19)
The Heberprot-P drug has been used successfully in the Caribbean nation but it's still undergoing medical trials in the United States.
Indian Health Service hires contractor to run emergency rooms Indian Health Service hires contractor to run emergency rooms (05/18)
AB Staffing Solutions will run the Winnebago, Rosebud and Pine Ridge hospitals in the Great Plains Area for at least one year.
Indian Health Service faces questions for efforts in troubled region Indian Health Service faces questions for efforts in troubled region (05/16)
The leader of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and South Dakota's Congressional delegation aren't convinced of the agency's new improvement agreements.
Secretary of Education John King visits Pine Ridge Reservation Secretary of Education John King visits Pine Ridge Reservation (05/13)
The Education Department also announced a $107,631 grant to address suicide on the reservation.
Sen. Rounds seeks support for audit into Indian Health Service Sen. Rounds seeks support for audit into Indian Health Service (05/12)
'Tribal members are literally dying due to inadequate care,' the Republican lawmaker from South Dakota said.
House panel sets hearing for Native youth and Alaska Native bills House panel sets hearing for Native youth and Alaska Native bills (05/10)
The May 22 hearing is the first for the House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs in nearly two months.
Brandon Ecoffey: Oglala Sioux Tribe should impose a 'wellness tax' Brandon Ecoffey: Oglala Sioux Tribe should impose a 'wellness tax' (05/10)
For all the negativity that exists in Indian Country there are always positive movements taking shape in some way or another.
Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on two bills Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on two bills (05/09)
Lawmakers will take testimony on a bill to help Native veterans with health care services and another to update data used for the Johnson-O'Malley education program.
Mike Myers: Indian Health Service carries out cultural colonization Mike Myers: Indian Health Service carries out cultural colonization (05/09)
It bothers me that I know that somewhere there are purportedly Indigenous folks collaborating with the Indian Health Service to develop this 'traditional healer' position.
Eastern Cherokees move to pay off more than $96M in existing debt Eastern Cherokees move to pay off more than $96M in existing debt (05/06)
The North Carolina tribe will be completely debt free after paying off loans associated with two big projects on the reservation.
Lakota Country Times: Rosebud Sioux Tribe sues IHS over shutdown Lakota Country Times: Rosebud Sioux Tribe sues IHS over shutdown (05/06)
In an effort to hold the federal government responsible for promises made to the Lakota people, the Rosebud Sioux Tribe has partnered with some heavy hitters to reopen the emergency room on the reservation.
Harold Monteau: Raising awareness about autism in Indian Country Harold Monteau: Raising awareness about autism in Indian Country (05/06)
I am not a Doctor, but I am the parent of a very wonderful and loving (and loved) child with ASD and this article is written from that perspective.
Sen. Rounds to seek system-wide review of Indian Health Service Sen. Rounds to seek system-wide review of Indian Health Service (05/05)
The Great Plains Tribal Chairman's Association supports the Government Accountability Office audit.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules meeting and hearing Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules meeting and hearing (05/05)
Three bills are on the agenda for the business meeting while the hearing will focus on a veterans health and the Johnson O’Malley program.
Indian Health Service reaches agreements for troubled facilities Indian Health Service reaches agreements for troubled facilities (05/02)
The Rosebud and Pine Ridge hospitals can continue to bill for Medicaid and Medicare services while improvements are being made.
Indian Health Service faulted for lengthy waits in patient care Indian Health Service faulted for lengthy waits in patient care (04/29)
A lack of physicians and other key staff, along with aging infrastructure and equipment, contribute to delays for American Indians and Alaska Natives.
Rosebud Sioux Tribe sues Indian Health Service over 'crisis' in care Rosebud Sioux Tribe sues Indian Health Service over 'crisis' in care (04/28)
Since the emergency room on the hospital shut down in December, six people have died while seeking urgent care at facilities far from the reservation.
Cronkite News: EPA slammed for response to Gold King Mine spill Cronkite News: EPA slammed for response to Gold King Mine spill (04/28)
Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) and Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-Arizona) are accusing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency of neglect for the agency’s response to Navajo communities after a Colorado mine spill polluted the San Juan River last August.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves eight bills at meeting Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves eight bills at meeting (04/28)
The bills address Indian education, dam safety, Dine College on the Navajo Nation, Alaska Native health care and a New Mexico tribe.
Eastern Cherokee group hails Tribal Marijuana Sovereignty Act Eastern Cherokee group hails Tribal Marijuana Sovereignty Act (04/27)
A grassroots group called Common Sense Cannabis has been advocating for marijuana as a health aide on the reservation.
John Thune: Tribal citizens suffer at hands of Indian Health Service John Thune: Tribal citizens suffer at hands of Indian Health Service (04/27)
For years now, patients on Indian reservations in the Great Plains area have been receiving substandard medical care.
Chippewa Cree Tribe and FBI investigate theft of drugs at clinic Chippewa Cree Tribe and FBI investigate theft of drugs at clinic (04/27)
Surveillance footage shows two people who stole medications that could be dangerous and even deadly if consumed.
Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative secures $190K grant Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative secures $190K grant (04/26)
The money will be used to study the link between tribal food policy and community health.
Rosebud Sioux Tribe kept in dark about IHS emergency room contract Rosebud Sioux Tribe kept in dark about IHS emergency room contract (04/25)
Tribal officials weren't told about a request for outside help until the day before submissions were due.
Report shows dramatic increase in suicide rates in Indian Country Report shows dramatic increase in suicide rates in Indian Country (04/22)
Suicide rates among American Indian women grew by 89 percent between 1999 and 2014, representing largest rate increase among all racial and ethnic groups in the United States.

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