Home > Health > 2009 Headlines
Dorgan cites 'major breakthrough' on Indian health (12/21)
Mark Trahant: IHCIA now a part of Senate health bill (12/21)
Tournament organizers tackle Indian youth suicide (12/17)
Mark Trahant: Projects improve Indian health care (12/14)
CDC: High rate of Indian deaths from H1N1 virus (12/10)
Tulalip Tribes launch program to target tobacco use (12/09)
Canada spent $15M on Native diabetic amputations (12/09)
Mark Trahant: Work together for health care reform (12/08)
Mark Trahant: Health care system tied to economy (12/07)
Opinion: Abortion debate poisons Indian health bill (12/04)
Indian Health Care Improvement Act clears hurdle (12/04)
Doctor: IHS plagued by lack of adequate resources (12/03)
Full witness lists for Senate hearings on Indian health (12/02)
Indians in New Mexico have highest rate of flu deaths (12/02)
Indian Country waits for long-overdue health reform (12/02)
Agenda for Senate Indian Affairs Committee meeting (12/02)
Witness list for Senate hearing on Indian health issues (12/01)
North Dakota loses grant to fight Native youth suicide (12/01)
Alaska Natives hospitalized for flu at highest rate (11/30)
Mark Trahant: Health reform bill tests democracy (11/30)
Editorial: IHS hospital risks shutdown over money (11/30)
Senate Indian Affairs meeting, hearing this week (11/30)
VOA: Tohono O'odham turns to traditional foods (11/25)
GAO report on IHS collections from private insurers (11/23)
Senate moves forward with health reform debate (11/23)
Mark Trahant: Health reform boosts Indian Country (11/23)
Senate Indian Affairs action on IHCIA postponed (11/19)
PRI: Swine flu threatens Yanomami in Amazon (11/18)
Oneida Nation returns to corn farming tradition (11/17)
Charlene Avery: Lessons from diabetes programs (11/17)
Mark Trahant: Health care reform dead in Senate (11/17)
North Dakota tribal college starts nurse programs (11/13)
Mark Trahant: OMB poses a challenge for Obama (11/09)
IHCIA passes House as part of health reform bill (11/09)
Senate committee to look at Indian veteran care (11/04)
Rosebud President: Take action for Indian health (11/03)
Mark Trahant: New Republican 'interest' in IHCIA (11/02)
Veterans Affairs hearing on cooperation with IHS (11/02)
Rep. Hastings objects to IHCIA in health reform (10/30)
Museum opens Native cancer survivors exhibit (10/29)
Some Flathead Reservation bars allow smoking (10/29)
Mark Trahant: Send Medicaid funds right to IHS (10/29)
Coyhis of White Bison wins $100K Purpose Prize (10/27)
Mark Trahant: Health care debate drags on and... (10/26)
Artist Michael Kabotie dies from flu complications (10/26)
HHS Secretary Sebelius to host tribal leaders in DC (10/22)
House panel holds hearing on Indian health care (10/21)
Fort Belknap Tribes to close diabetes program (10/20)
Dorgan renews push for Indian health care bill (10/19)
Treatment center opens doors to Native youth (10/19)
Mark Trahant: Guaranteed rights to health care (10/19)
Dorgan introduces updated version of health bill (10/15)
Wind River Reservation schools closed due to flu (10/15)
Dorgan readies 'streamlined' version of IHCIA (10/13)
Mark Trahant: Debate not over on health reform (10/12)
Court revives suit over IHS contract costs (10/09)
Swine flu probe links nurse to body bags (10/08)
Another suicide on Mescalero Reservation (10/07)
Off-reserve Natives eye flu vaccine priority (10/07)
Pequots sued by tribe over medical claims (10/07)
Little Shell Tribe loses state tobacco grant (10/06)
Mark Trahant: Effortless Indian Country care (10/05)
Indian doctor backs Obama on health reform (10/05)
Schwarzenegger vetoes Indian health funds (10/02)
SAMHSA will award emergency suicide grant (10/01)
SAMHSA won't renew suicide prevention grant (09/30)
Federal Circuit rules in contract support case (09/29)
Mark Trahant: Tribal provisions in health reform (09/28)
IHS eyes youth treatment centers in California (09/28)
BIE school first in New Mexico to close for flu (09/25)
Southern Ute Tribe set to take over IHS clinic (09/25)
BIE school closed for large number of flu cases (09/24)
NPR interviews IHS Director Yvette Roubideaux (09/24)
BIE schools to take part in new health program (09/23)
Swine flu reported at Oglala Sioux Tribe school (09/23)
Grassley questions tribal provision in health bill (09/23)
Health reform bill includes tribal tax exemption (09/22)
DOI to announce Indian student health program (09/21)
Rosebud Sioux parents sue IHS over son's death (09/21)
Mark Trahant: Taxation of tribal health benefits (09/21)
Video: Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing (09/18)
Body bag apology not enough for First Nations (09/18)
Cancer society won't deal with Oneida Nation (09/18)
Mark Trahant: Indian Health Service paradox (09/17)
Senate Indian Affairs hearing moved to Friday (09/17)
First Nations receive body bags in swine flu kits (09/16)
North Dakota tribes support health care reform (09/16)
Three suicides seen on Mescalero Reservation (09/16)
Army Corps awards $13.5M for tribal hospital (09/16)
Witness list for hearing on tribes and tax issue (09/16)
Mark Trahant: Indian exemption and insurance (09/16)
BIE tells schools with swine flu cases to close (09/15)
Mark Trahant: Revive the public health hospital (09/14)
IHS awards $90.5M contract for Alaska facility (09/14)
Indian Affairs Committee hearing on tax issue (09/14)
Indian Affairs Committee meeting and hearing (09/10)
Mark Trahant: Grandma and health care reform (09/09)
Indian Affairs Committee meeting and hearing (09/08)
IHS starts work on Navajo Nation hospital complex (09/04)
Workshop focuses on suicide among Native youth (09/04)
Utah tribes receive money for swine flu campaign (09/04)
Canada vows Native priority for swine flu vaccine (09/01)
Mark Trahant: Ted Kennedy steps aside for health (08/31)
CSKT Chairman: Straight talk and action on health (08/31)
Rep. Herseth Sandlin upset with IHS criticism (08/26)
Volunteers bring free health care to Ute Tribe (08/26)
Notah Begay: Fight youth diabetes and obesity (08/25)
Mark Trahant: Tribes, IHS and health coverage (08/25)
Interview with IHS leader Yvette Roubideaux (08/24)
White House official blasts IHS 'scare tactics' (08/19)
First Nation cancels meeting over swine flu (08/18)
Tohono O'odham group walks for diabetes (08/18)
Mark Trahant: Ideas for health care reform (08/17)
Lower Brule Sioux Tribe bans liquor sales (08/17)
South Dakota tribes defend IHS from critic (08/17)
Indian women meet at wellness gathering (08/17)
Venida Chenault: Do better for health care (08/14)
Fort Belknap Reservation hit with swine flu (08/14)
Mary Pember: Painkillers in Indian Country (08/13)
Remote tribe in Peru sees cases of swine flu (08/13)
Interview: Dale Walker, Cherokee physician (08/12)
Blog: Heart disease and remote Bolivian tribe (08/11)
Urban Indian clinic dealing with budget cuts (08/10)
Mark Trahant: Duality in Indian health care (08/10)
Sacred Breath Pow Wow focuses on tobacco (08/10)
South Dakota governor calls IHS a 'disaster' (08/10)
Mark Trahant: Health care from a different view (08/04)
Interview with IHS director Yvette Roubideaux (07/31)
Editorial: Culture to blame for Indian death rate (07/29)
Jury rules against Mayan man in deportation case (07/28)
Mark Trahant: Indian businesses and health care (07/28)
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe plans diabetes center (07/27)
IHS officer says agency funded at half the need (07/22)
Urban Indian group recognizes longtime leader (07/22)
Program targets diabetes about young Indians (07/21)
Public Radio: Coeur d'Alene Tribe welcomes all (07/21)
Mark Trahant: First Americans are last in health (07/21)
Opinion: A terrible precedent in Indian health (07/20)
Yvette Roubideaux: Reform Indian health care (07/20)
First Nations raising money to fight swine flu (07/17)
Eastern Shawnee Tribe warns of river dangers (07/17)
Montana and Wyoming tribes combat alcoholism (07/14)
Native woman in Saskatchewan dies of swine flu (07/14)
Mark Trahant: Getting into Indian health reform (07/14)
South Dakota worried about Indian health costs (07/13)
This Land: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe's clinic (07/13)
Blackfeet Nation discusses prescription drug abuse (07/10)
Dorgan seeks views on Indian health care reform (07/10)
Mark Trahant: Lessons from Indian Country health (07/10)
Mark Trahant: IHS isn't broken, just underfunded (07/09)
EPA and IHS distribute $90M in stimulus to tribes (07/09)
Mark Trahant: Indian health care at the local level (07/08)
Ute Mountain Ute Tribe combats substance abuse (07/07)
Mark Trahant: IHS could be a model for reform (07/07)
Blackfeet Nation goes after prescription drug abuse (07/06)
Letter: Reform IHS before taking on US health care (07/01)
Video: Dr. Roubideaux speech at swearing-in (06/30)
Opinion: The health care crisis in Indian Country (06/30)
Study: Native youth believe they will die young (06/29)
Swearing-in ceremony for IHS head Roubideaux (06/29)
Tribes unsure of IHS stake in national reform talks (06/26)
Swine flu among Natives worries prime minister (06/26)
Editorial: IHS gets some long-overdue attention (06/26)
Oglala woman a cancer survivor after 53 years (06/25)
House Resources Committee hearing on IHCIA (06/25)
First Nations declare emergency over swine flu (06/25)
Fallon Paiute Shoshone leader battling disease (06/24)
First Nations denied hand sanitizer despite flu (06/24)
Witness list for hearing on IHCIA reauthorization (06/24)
High school students attend health care camp (06/23)
Obama signs tobacco regulation bill into law (06/23)
Union wants tribal help on health care option (06/22)
House Resources Committee hearing on IHCIA (06/22)
Editorial: Get started on Indian health care (06/22)
Tribes plan treatment center in Wyoming (06/19)
Roubideaux won't call IHS a 'historic failure' (06/18)
Tribes want action, not words, on health care (06/17)
HHS Secretary promises Indian health focus (06/16)
Indian Country still waiting for better health care (06/15)
House Resources Committee hearing on IHCIA (06/12)
Senate passes bill for FDA to regulate tobacco (06/12)
Senate hearing on Indian health care reform (06/11)
Oneida Nation welcomes Obama to Wisconsin (06/11)
Another swine flu case among Manitoba Natives (06/10)
Witness list for hearing on Indian health reform (06/10)
Natives in Manitoba hit by severe flu breakout (06/09)
Senate Indian Affairs hearing on health care reform (06/05)
First Nation in Manitoba confirms swine flu (06/05)
GAO releases second report on IHS property losses (06/04)
Judge dismisses suit over Cherokee IHS takeover (06/02)
South Dakota tribes target suicide among youth (06/01)
IHS director Roubideaux plans Washington move (06/01)
Murkowski supports study of Native youth suicide (05/28)
Alabama report examines Indian health status (05/28)
Time Capsule: Indian health care hearing in 1984 (05/26)
IHS still losing equipment, despite prior warnings (05/22)
IHS confirms three cases of swine flu in Navajo area (05/21)
Osage-owned eatery puts new spin on fry bread (05/20)
Obama pick opposes New York tribal smoke shops (05/20)
Swine flu death reported on Gila River Reservation (05/20)
Urban Indian clinic to break ground on expansion (05/19)
IHS director cites unmet needs in Indian Country (05/19)
Chippewa Cree Tribe reports case of swine flu (05/18)
Roubideaux announces $500M in recovery funds (05/15)
IHS confirms swine flu case on Navajo Nation (05/13)
Public Radio: Coeur d'Alene clinic serves region (05/13)
Indian Country largely spared from swine flu virus (05/12)
Metro Times: Class action Indian health lawsuit (05/08)
Senate confirms Roubideaux as director of IHS (05/07)
Mille Lacs Band reports possible case of swine flu (05/07)
Lac du Flambeau Band responds to swine flu concerns (05/05)
IHS runs out of contract care funds in 4.8 months (05/04)
Navajo Nation program offers free eyeglasses (05/04)
Committee backs Roubideaux nomination at IHS (04/30)
Senate confirms Sebelius as HHS Secretary (04/29)
Committee vote set on IHS nominee Roubideaux (04/28)
First Indian dentist recruits more into medical field (04/27)
Trial for Aquash murder defendants set to begin (04/27)
Dorgan expects vote on IHS nominee on April 30 (04/24)
Confirmation hearing for Roubideaux at IHS (04/23)
Senate panel backs Sebelius as HHS secretary (04/22)
Senate confirmation hearing for Roubideaux at IHS (04/20)
Detoxification center stays alive with $1.5M from IHS (04/17)
Confirmation hearing for IHS nominee on April 23 (04/14)
IHS cuts emergency services at Navajo facility (04/07)
Study: Nearly a third of Indian children are obese (04/07)
North Dakota tribe moves ahead with hospital (04/07)
Urban Indian clinic seeks share of stimulus funds (04/02)
IHS changes sweat lodge policy after another fire (03/30)
Editorial: IHS nominee another voice for Arizona (03/27)
Friend vows IHS will 'flourish' under Roubideaux (03/26)
Rosebud Sioux leaders hail Roubideaux for IHS (03/25)
Obama selects Native woman for IHS position (03/24)
Yurok Tribe hosts first anti-meth conference (03/23)
Kevin Abourezk: IHS gets $500M from stimulus (03/20)
IHS Director: National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness (03/19)
Biden announces $3M tribal senior nutrition funds (03/19)
Seneca Nation adopts tobacco safety standards (03/18)
Omnibus funds North Dakota tribe's overdue hospital (03/17)
Quechan Nation raises HIV/AIDS awareness (03/13)
Kevin Abourezk: Problems with Indian stimulus funds (03/13)
Death rates high among Natives in Washington (03/12)
Seneca Nation to investigate brand of cigarettes (03/10)
Film targets breast cancer among Native women (03/09)
Thune seeks more money for tribal law and health (03/04)
Kansas governor tapped for Health secretary post (03/02)
Video: Senate hearing on Indian youth suicide (02/27)
Senate Indian Affairs hearing on youth suicide (02/26)
Witness list for Senate hearing on youth suicide (02/25)
Senate Indian Affairs hearing on youth suicide (02/20)
Health: Why do women live longer than men? (02/17)
Rez dog attack leaves Indian woman hospitalized (02/17)
Kevin Abourezk: Congress poised to act on IHCIA (02/12)
Augustine Band benefits from solar energy system (02/12)
First Nations in Alberta launch telehealth project (02/11)
Opinion: Native nurses face health care challenges (02/10)
Video link for Indian Affairs hearing on health (02/05)
Forum: Do Alaska Natives get free health care? (02/05)
Absentee Shawnee Tribe to build $20M health center (02/04)
Pojoaque Pueblo expands wellness center (02/02)
Daschle HHS nomination tied up over tax issues (02/02)
Indian Affairs meeting and hearing on health (01/29)
IHS denies pending closure of Rosebud Sioux hospital (01/23)
Rosebud Sioux hospital faces closure this week (01/19)
IHS cuts tied to rise in STD cases in South Dakota (01/12)
Senate panel holds Daschle confirmation hearing (01/08)

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