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Cherokee Nation sues pharmaceutical firms over drug products (05/22)
The tribe is concerned about drugs that were dispensed at one of its health care facilities.

Tribal traditions put to use for battle against substance abuse (05/20)
Sweat lodges are a part of the recovery program at Native American Connections in Phoenix, Arizona.

Mary Pember: New allies in battle against Indian youth suicide (05/20)
Desperate to stem the recent spate of youth suicides in their community, citizens of Pine Ridge reservation have turned to an unlikely ally, crowdfunding.

Oglala Sioux chef working on plans for restaurant and truck (05/19)
Sean Sherman, better known as The Sioux Chef, has been busy since the launch of his catering business in Minnesota.

Mark Trahant: Indian Country finds success in diabetes fight (05/19)
Indian Country has long faced the epidemic of diabetes with rates 2.3 times greater than the general population.

Joe Flood: What's lurking behind suicides in Indian Country? (05/18)
Since December, nine people between the ages of 12 and 24 have committed suicide on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

Lakota Country Times: Business provides alternative medicine (05/14)
The Nape Woapiye Holistic Center has provided affordable homeopathic healing alternatives to Western medicine for residents of the Rosebud Reservation for more than a decade.

Food: A high-protein snack inspired by the Kutzadika'a Tribe (05/08)
The recipe calls for just one ingredient -- a handful of alkali fly pupae, collected from Mono Lake in California for authenticity's sake.

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe outlaws smoking in public places (05/06)
Youth are being credited with helping convince tribal leaders to support the Smoke-Free Air Act, which went into effect on May 1.

Mark Trahant: Budget plan means deep cuts for Indian programs (05/01)
Let’s be clear about this plan: It would require deep spending cuts in federal Indian programs.

Oglala Sioux Tribe struggles with high rate of suicide among youth (05/01)
Since December, nine young people -- including a 12-year-old -- have committed suicide on the Pine Ridge Reservation. There have been at least 103 attempts since then.

Lakota Country Times: Rosebud walk raises awareness of autism (04/30)
Elementary students were accompanied by their family members and school staff on a walk to bring awareness to autism on the Rosebud Reservation.

Native Sun News: Pine Ridge school hosts first bison ceremony (04/29)
Students and staff gathered outside of Loneman School for a ceremony for the harvesting and processing of a 3-year old buffalo from the Oglala Sioux Tribe’s Slim Butte’s pasture.

Coeur d'Alene Tribe takes proactive approach in diabetes fight (04/28)
The tribe is screening more people and introducing healthier foods as part of its effort to combat the disease.

Editorial: Wyoming tribes battle drug influence on reservation (04/21)
In fiscal year 2014, there were more than 31,000 methamphetamine-related encounters in the Indian health care system.

Research finds antibiotic resistance in remote Yanomami Tribe (04/21)
The study on the isolated community suggests that resistance to antibiotic drugs did not emerge in the modern medical era.

Lakota Country Times: Families come together to fight suicide (04/20)
On a cold morning in February, three grassroots organizations met on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to discuss the continuing suicide epidemic impacting Lakota children.

Congress passes renewal of Indian Country diabetes program (04/16)
The Special Diabetes Program for Indians will be extended for two years under a bill that is headed to President Barack Obama for his signature.

Lakota Country Times: Program brings healthy food to Pine Ridge (04/16)
For students on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation finding access to healthy and nutrient dense foods is often a struggle for a variety of reasons.

James Giago Davies: Just another crazy breed Lakota in the IHS (04/16)
Every honest hearted person keeps two lists, the things they do well, and the things they don’t do well.

Mark Trahant: Millions of Native Americans wait on health care (04/15)
The best case for Medicaid expansion in Alaska is being delivered by Valerie Davidson.

Audio from House subcommittee's hearing on three tribal bills (04/14)
Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) plans to move quickly on the bills with or without the support of the Obama administration.

Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on three tribal bills (04/13)
Indian employment, trust reform and an Alaska Native land transfer are on the agenda for the House Subcommittee Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs at its first legislative hearing of the 114th Congress.

Yanomami Tribe buries blood samples studied without consent (04/13)
Nearly 2,700 samples were returned to the tribe after they were taken during the 1960s and subjected to scientific study.

Oglala Sioux Tribe struggles to address suicide among its youth (04/13)
Since December, seven young people -- including a 12-year-old -- have committed suicide on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Grande Ronde Tribes celebrate grand opening for food pantry (04/10)
The Iskam MǝkhMǝk-Haws, which means The House Where You Get Food in the Chinuk Wawa language, is a partnership with the Marion-Polk Food Share.

Leech Lake Band declares emergency over drugs seen in newborns (04/09)
Methamphetamine has far surpassed any other drug or substance found in newborns, according to the tribe.

Yvette Roubideaux: Diabetes program works for Indian Country (04/09)
It is spring again, and the hopes for better weather are accompanied by the worries and concerns of many American Indian and Alaska Native communities working hard to prevent and treat diabetes and its complications.

Baseball team renews contract with disabled Barona Band man (04/08)
The San Diego Padres are keeping a promise to Matt LaChappa so he can maintain his health insurance.

Puyallup Tribe set to debut first cancer clinic in Indian Country (04/08)
The Salish Integrative Oncology Care Center will provide a range of treatments options, both conventional and traditional.

Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul targeted BIA and IHS (04/08)
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) wanted to eliminate the Bureau of Indian Affairs altogether and cut the Indian Health Service budget in half.

Mark Trahant: Fight for Indian health funding at critical juncture (04/08)
One of Indian Country’s most important debates about increasing funding for the Indian health system is occurring far from Congress in state legislatures across the country.

Quechan Tribe loses bid to force US to pay for better health care (04/07)
The Indian Health Service facility on the reservation is the oldest in the United States but the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said the solution to adequate care lies with Congress.

New Mexico reports high rate of obesity among Indian children (04/06)
Among third grade students, a whopping 52.8 percent of American Indians are considered overweight or obese.

Chairman Michael Jandreau of Lower Brule Sioux Tribe passes (04/03)
Chairman Michael Jandreau, 71, had been hospitalized since last Friday. Vice Chairman Kevin Wright has asserted control over the tribe.

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