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IHS pays $29.5M to end contract dispute with Cherokee Nation (07/15)
The tribe won a unanimous decision from the Supreme Court in 2005.

Audio: House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs (07/15)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs embraced three bills while the Indian Health Service was more guarded about a forward funding bill.

Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on four tribal billls (07/14)
Bills affect self-determination, land-into-trust and the Indian Health Service.

Study finds high rate of dental problems among Navajo children (07/09)
Rate of untreated tooth decay is far higher than the national average.

State seeks to enter lawsuit over road for Alaska Native village (07/08)
Gov. Sean Parnell (R) says the $21 million project will be funded entirely by the state.

Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs sets hearing (07/08)
Bills affect self-determination, land-into-trust and the Indian Health Service.

MPR: Cancer hits hardest among American Indians in Minnesota (07/08)
Minnesota Public Radio reports on the high rates of cancer among American Indians in the state.

Tristan Ahtone: Navajo veteran returns from war a changed man (07/07)
Tristan Ahtone shares the story of Lonnie Al Watts, a Navajo Nation veteran who died last year at the age of 37.

KGOU: Dolores Bigfoot from Indian Country Child Trauma Center (07/07)
KGOU talks to Delores Bigfoot about her work with the Indian Country Child Trauma Center.

Remains of Indian patients at infamous hospital being reburied (07/07)
The remains are among more than 3,500 that were discovered at the institution in 2005.

AARP News: Grants help older Native Americans fight hunger (07/02)
The AARP Foundation has awarded a total of $438,000 to First Nations Development Institute to fight hunger among elders in Indian Country.

Choctaw Nation and Chickasaw Nation sign agreement for clinic (07/01)
Choctaw Nation will manage clinic on its own under a new agreement.

ANTHC accepts $153M settlement in contract support cost case (07/01)
Settlement is the largest single payout reached with the Indian Health Service.

Yvette Roubideaux: Let's Move in Indian Country marks 3rd year (07/01)
Program celebrates birthday at Zuni Pueblo in New Mexico.

NNHA: Dental care arrives too late for many in Indian Country (06/27)
The Native Health News Alliance reports on efforts to improve dental care in Indian Country.

IHS announces plans to employ more Native American veterans (06/27)
Goal is to raise Native veteran employment rate from 6 percent to 9 percent.

Chickasaw Nation set to welcome patients at new health facility (06/26)
New clinic is already providing services to tribal employees.

KUCB: Alaska tribe seeks to replace hospital destroyed in WWII (06/25)
The facility could cost up to $100 million.

Widow of late activist Russell Means files wrongful death case (06/23)
Doctors failed to diagnose cancer despite repeated visits to clinics.

Editorial: Ponca Tribe makes strides in boosting health service (06/16)
Nebraska newspaper praises the Ponca Tribe for tackling behavioral health issues.

Native Sun News: Lakota leaders discuss Indian health issues (06/13)
Peter Catches, co-founder of the Pine Ridge-based Oceti Wakan, and Dr. Donald Warne, an Oglala Lakota who directs the Master of Public Health program at North Dakota State University, took part in the First Annual Pocahontas Memorial Research Symposium.

Rebecca Wald: Mistreatment leads to health disparity for tribes (06/11)
Rebecca Wald explains the health challenges facing American Indians in Mendocino County, California.

Native Sun News: Big crowd turns out for field hearing on IHS (06/09)
More than 100 tribal members from Montana and Wyoming packed the community meeting room at a field hearing to consider Indian Health Service problems

Members of Mille Lacs Band participate in weight loss challenge (06/06)
Tribal members lost over 1,000 pounds during 16-week challenge.

Senate confirms Sylvia Mathews Burwell as Secretary for HHS (06/06)
Navajo Nation Vice President Rex Lee Jim to work closely with new leader as chair of the Secretary's Tribal Advisory Committee.

Study shows high rate of suicide among Guarani Tribe in Brazil (06/05)
The majority of people who take their lives were between the ages of 15 and 30.

Oglala Sioux Tribe requests trust status for former sanitarium (06/03)
Tribe wants to protect three parcels, including an unmarked cemetery.

NPR: Traditional plants provide excellent sources for nutrients (06/03)
Study looked at traditional plants on three reservations in North Dakota.

Editorial: Address management issues at Indian Health Service (06/02)
Newspaper says management issues at the Indian Health Service need just as much attention as money.

Navajo Nation chapter backs ban on smoking in public places (05/28)
Community in New Mexico is the first on the reservation to take action.

Winnebago Tribe hopes to prevent Medicare cutoff at hospital (05/28)
Federal agency launched investigation after patient died last month.

Tribes in Montana and Wyoming air complaints about IHS care (05/28)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a field hearing in Billings, Montana.

Witness list for Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on IHS (05/26)
Tribal leaders from Montana and Wyoming will testify at the field hearing.

Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne share personal IHS stories (05/26)
Over the past few months, key developments affecting the Indian Health Service, specifically the Billings Area has been the topic of considerable press coverage.

Steve Russell: Blame for VA and IHS shortfalls rests on Congress (05/23)
Steve Russell looks at the Department of Veterans Affairs scandal and links it to the Indian Health Service.

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