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Alaska tribes still in contract support costs negotiations with IHS (08/14)
So far, the agency has paid $449 million to settle long-running disputes over self-determination contracts.

Russ Kepfer: Washington water quality plan doesn't help tribes (08/11)
Russ Kepfer, the vice chairman of the Lower Elhwa Klallam Tribe, discusses water quality standards being proposed by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D).

Navajo band raises money for research into multiple sclerosis (08/08)
Signal 99's former bass player, Chuck Haven, suffers from the disease.

First Nation group finishes 435-mile walk for cancer awareness (08/06)
About 50 marchers made the journey from the reserve to Manitoba's capital.

Another state failed to consult tribe about changes in Medicaid (08/06)
Officials claim they were told they didn't have to consult the Pokagon Band.

Puyallup Tribe starts doctor residency program on reservation (08/06)
The tribe is taking advantage of a program in the Affordable Care Act that's due to expire next year.

Winnebago Tribe looking to address deficiencies at IHS hospital (08/05)
The tribe was given a 14-page list of corrections, Chairman John Blackhawk said.

Mark Trahant: It's past time to reform the Indian Health Service (08/05)
As we near the 50th anniversary of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, it’s time to rethink the agency’s structure and demand reform.

Tribes participate in 400-mile journey from Colorado to Arizona (07/31)
The Running in Beauty for a Stronger and Healthier Navajo Nation takes runners through tribal lands in Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona.

Sen. Tester questions void in leadership at IHS regional offices (07/31)
Four of the 12 regions lack permanent directors, with vacancies in two regions dating to 2011.

Notah Begay to be inducted into Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame (07/31)
The Navajo / Pueblo golfer helped lead the team to the national championships in 1994.

Former employee sentenced for theft from Chippewa Cree Tribe (07/29)
A former director of the Rocky Boy's Wellness Center was found guilty of diverting more than $26,000 for his own use.

WyoFile: Tribes depend on Medicaid funding for health services (07/29)
Gregory Nickerson reports on efforts by the Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe to increase Medicaid enrollment.

Blog: Tanka Fund aims to grow Indian Country's bison economy (07/25)
The GOAT Blog on High Country News explores the Tanka Fund, an effort to restore bison to Indian communities.

IHS pays $53M to settle another contract support cost dispute (07/25)
SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium was underpaid on contracts from 1999 to 2013.

Indian Health Service discloses privacy breach of patient data (07/25)
A file folder containing names, Social Security numbers and VA information was left in a public place.

Native Sun News: IHS hospital at Pine Ridge undergoes review (07/25)
Two weeks ago the Pine Ridge Indian Health Service Unit underwent a full survey conducted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to determine if the hospital is meeting the minimum requirements.

S.E. Ruckman: Tribal members share frustrations on IHS care (07/24)
S.E. Ruckman writes about a meeting where tribal members shared horror stories about the level of service at the Lawton Indian Hospital.

Woman waiting in line at SCIA hearing reportedly had bedbugs (07/24)
The woman apparently was paid to wait in line for the hearing.

Remote tribes facing threats from drug trafficking and logging (07/24)
At least 77 uncontacted tribes are believed to live along the border of Peru and Brazil.

Fond du Lac Band tries to uncover cause of foodborne illness (07/23)
Tribal administrator said food from a recent powwow and other outdoor events could be linked to the outbreak.

Native Sun News: Great Plains tribes call for full contract funds (07/23)
Taking a step towards holding the federal government accountable, the Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Association is calling out the United States, Administration and Congress.

Members of remote tribe receive care before heading home (07/22)
The seven members indicated they were fleeing violence along the Peru-Brazil border.

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 bills (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.

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