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Lawmakers push to renew Special Diabetes Program for IndiansFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Lawmakers push to renew Special Diabetes Program for Indians (May 18, 2017)
The program has bipartisan support and has demonstrated success but it's due to expire before the end of the year unless Congress takes action.
Chris Buchanan: Indian Health Service sees progress on diabetesFiled Under: Health | Opinion
Chris Buchanan: Indian Health Service sees progress on diabetes (March 31, 2017)
Diabetes is an important topic for Indian Country, for our families and communities, and for the Indian Health Service.
Cronkite News: Tribes pushing for renewal of key diabetes fundingFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Tribes pushing for renewal of key diabetes funding (March 30, 2017)
Alton Villegas, a citizen of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, offered an unusual call to action for an 11-year-old boy.
Witness list for hearing on diabetes prevention among Native youthFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Witness list for hearing on diabetes prevention among Native youth (March 27, 2017)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing takes place in Washington, D.C., on March 29.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on diabetesFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on diabetes (March 21, 2017)
The hearing comes as tribes lobby Congress to reauthorize the Special Diabetes Program for Indians.
Vena A-dae Romero: Reclaiming our tribal communities from obesity and diabetesFiled Under: Health | Opinion
Vena A-dae Romero: Reclaiming our tribal communities from obesity and diabetes (February 16, 2017)
From obesity to poverty, we change the words, we can change our communities.
Tom Cole: Native Americans are a part of our nation's proud heritageFiled Under: Opinion
Tom Cole: Native Americans are a part of our nation's proud heritage (November 14, 2016)
The life and culture of our nation’s Native American tribes are written in nearly every chapter of America’s story.
Arne Vainio: A father wishes for 'more time' after burying his sonFiled Under: Health | Opinion
Arne Vainio: A father wishes for 'more time' after burying his son (September 19, 2016)
I saw his obituary in a Sunday paper that was almost a year old.
Brandon Ecoffey: Oglala Sioux Tribe must start fitness revolutionFiled Under: Health | Opinion
Brandon Ecoffey: Oglala Sioux Tribe must start fitness revolution (July 28, 2016)
Across the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation thousands of people have become aware of the benefits of living a more healthy and fit lifestyle
Reno-Sparks Indian Colony raises awareness of health issues with hoop houseFiled Under: Health | National
Reno-Sparks Indian Colony raises awareness of health issues with hoop house (July 12, 2016)
The Nevada tribe is hoping to educate its youth about the importance of cultivating their own food.
Delphine Red Shirt: Returning to a more traditional Lakota dietFiled Under: Health | Opinion
Delphine Red Shirt: Returning to a more traditional Lakota diet (June 20, 2016)
As humans we can adapt to any kind of diet, and we have, as Lakota people, but what if we go back to our native diet?
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe learns about diabetes treatments in CubaFiled Under: Health | World
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe learns about diabetes treatments in Cuba (May 19, 2016)
The Heberprot-P drug has been used successfully in the Caribbean nation but it's still undergoing medical trials in the United States.
Brandon Ecoffey: Oglala Sioux Tribe should impose a 'wellness tax'Filed Under: Health | Opinion
Brandon Ecoffey: Oglala Sioux Tribe should impose a 'wellness tax' (May 10, 2016)
For all the negativity that exists in Indian Country there are always positive movements taking shape in some way or another.
Gyasi Ross: Indian Country continues our struggle with diabetesFiled Under: Health | Opinion
Gyasi Ross: Indian Country continues our struggle with diabetes (March 29, 2016)
I don’t have any quick solutions; I do know that the answers are within our communities and us.
Arne Vainio: Watch Native Report for first Health Matters segmentFiled Under: Health | Opinion
Arne Vainio: Watch Native Report for first Health Matters segment (February 16, 2016)
Like any oppressed people, we learned to survive on what we had and white flour and processed sugar and high fat foods replaced our true traditional foods.
Tribes receive grants from Special Diabetes Program for IndiansFiled Under: Health
Tribes receive grants from Special Diabetes Program for Indians (January 28, 2016)
Congress authorized the program to provide $300 million over two years to help Indian Country fight high rates of the disease.
Pomo tribes in northern California fight high rates of diabetesFiled Under: Health
Pomo tribes in northern California fight high rates of diabetes (November 4, 2015)
The Lake County Tribal Health Clinic offers free physical training and classes in healthy eating and improving lifestyles.
Another $118K in grants awarded through Seeds of Native HealthFiled Under: Health | National
Another $118K in grants awarded through Seeds of Native Health (October 12, 2015)
The money will be used to improve nutrition and access to healthy foods for Native youth.
Marsha Small: Loss of bison led to rise of diabetes among tribesFiled Under: Environment | Opinion
Marsha Small: Loss of bison led to rise of diabetes among tribes (August 17, 2015)
To the people whose roots run deepest in Montana, almost nothing has inflicted more environmental and economic harm than eliminating wild buffalo.
Tribes receive first round of grants from Seeds of Native HealthFiled Under: Environment | Health | National
Tribes receive first round of grants from Seeds of Native Health (August 4, 2015)
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota launched the program to improve nutrition in Indian Country.
Urban Inter-Tribal Center of Texas helps with war against diabetes Filed Under: Health | National
Urban Inter-Tribal Center of Texas helps with war against diabetes (July 7, 2015)
Dr. Rodney Stapp said amputations have dropped to virtually zero after the introduction of Nike N7 shoe.
New Mexico tribe combats high rates of youth obesity and diabetesFiled Under: Health | National
New Mexico tribe combats high rates of youth obesity and diabetes (July 7, 2015)
Diabetes cases grew 5 percent in the last 5 years and nearly a quarter of youth are considered obese by the time they enter high school.
Jodi Gillette joins board of directors for Notah Begay III FoundationFiled Under: Health | National | Sports
Jodi Gillette joins board of directors for Notah Begay III Foundation (July 6, 2015)
The foundation, created by Navajo / Pueblo golfer Notah Begay, combats diabetes in Indian Country.
Mark Trahant: Indian Country finds success in diabetes fightFiled Under: Health | Opinion
Mark Trahant: Indian Country finds success in diabetes fight (May 19, 2015)
Indian Country has long faced the epidemic of diabetes with rates 2.3 times greater than the general population.
Coeur d'Alene Tribe takes proactive approach in diabetes fightFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Coeur d'Alene Tribe takes proactive approach in diabetes fight (April 28, 2015)
The tribe is screening more people and introducing healthier foods as part of its effort to combat the disease.
Sen. Barrasso highlights 100 days of work on Indian legislationFiled Under: National | Politics
Sen. Barrasso highlights 100 days of work on Indian legislation (April 16, 2015)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs has held nine hearings, including two on reservations, and has advanced nearly a dozen bills since the start of the 114th Congress.
Congress passes renewal of Indian Country diabetes programFiled Under: Health | Politics
Congress passes renewal of Indian Country diabetes program (April 16, 2015)
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 RidgeFiled Under: Education | Health | National
Lakota Country Times: Program brings healthy food to Pine Ridge (April 16, 2015)
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.
Yvette Roubideaux: Diabetes program works for Indian CountryFiled Under: Health | Opinion
Yvette Roubideaux: Diabetes program works for Indian Country (April 9, 2015)
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.
New Mexico reports high rate of obesity among Indian childrenFiled Under: Education | Health | National
New Mexico reports high rate of obesity among Indian children (April 6, 2015)
Among third grade students, a whopping 52.8 percent of American Indians are considered overweight or obese.
Navajo Nation makes headlines as first with tax on junk foodsFiled Under: Health | Law | National
Navajo Nation makes headlines as first with tax on junk foods (March 31, 2015)
Starting tomorrow, the tribe will collect an extra 2 percent tax on sugary foods that are deemed to have little or no nutritional value.
Julianne Jennings: Taking care of our eyesight in Indian CountryFiled Under: Health | Opinion
Julianne Jennings: Taking care of our eyesight in Indian Country (March 30, 2015)
What caused the decline of eyesight in Native America? Books. Yes, books.
Editorial: Shakopee Tribe contributes $5M for health initiativeFiled Under: Health | Opinion
Editorial: Shakopee Tribe contributes $5M for health initiative (March 27, 2015)
The tribe, which has become a philanthropic force in Minnesota and in Indian Country, has smartly worked in partnership with leading organizations that have done pioneering work in nutrition, fitness and wellness.
Opinion: Navajo Nation enacts 'sin tax' on unhealthy productsFiled Under: Health | Opinion
Opinion: Navajo Nation enacts 'sin tax' on unhealthy products (March 27, 2015)
The Navajos passed a 2 percent sales tax on pastries, chips, soda, desserts, fried foods, sweetened beverages, and other products with 'minimal-to-no-nutritional value.'
Andre Cramblit: Dramatic decision paid off for my health statusFiled Under: Health | Opinion
Andre Cramblit: Dramatic decision paid off for my health status (March 9, 2015)
Obesity has been a problem for me most of my life. Growing up I shopped in the husky section.
Gyasi Ross: Staying healthy for the New Year in Indian CountryFiled Under: Health | Opinion
Gyasi Ross: Staying healthy for the New Year in Indian Country (January 19, 2015)
Last year I got particularly out of shape for the holidays. So I was kinda in triage mode when New Year hit.
Leader of Navajo Nation signs bill for higher tax on junk foodFiled Under: Health | Law | National
Leader of Navajo Nation signs bill for higher tax on junk food (November 21, 2014)
The bill imposes an additional 2 percent tax on sugary foods that are deemed to have little or no nutritional value.
Navajo Nation Council approves controversial tax on junk foodFiled Under: Health | Politics
Navajo Nation Council approves controversial tax on junk food (November 17, 2014)
The bill imposes an additional 2 percent tax on soda and sugary foods.
Native Sun News: Activists take annual swim to Alcatraz IslandFiled Under: Health | National
Native Sun News: Activists take annual swim to Alcatraz Island (October 21, 2014)
Nakina Mills and Amanda Carlow of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation are among American Indian health activists from South Dakota, Washington and California states, taking part in the annual PATHSTAR Alcatraz Swim Week.
Regina Brave: Starchy foods and alcohol are killing our peopleFiled Under: Health | Opinion
Regina Brave: Starchy foods and alcohol are killing our people (October 7, 2014)
Alcoholism is a devastating disease unknown to our ancestors. Alcohol now pervades every nook, cranny and dimension of our society.
Navajo vice president returns home after near fatal spider biteFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Navajo vice president returns home after near fatal spider bite (September 30, 2014)
Rex Lee Jim spent more than four weeks in the hospital when a spider bite led to an infection.
Jon Tester: Bill protects Special Diabetes Program for Indians Filed Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Jon Tester: Bill protects Special Diabetes Program for Indians (September 22, 2014)
Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana) explains why he introduced S.2830, a bill to provide permanent funding for the Special Diabetes Program for Indians:
Kickapoo Tribe designates walking trail in battle against diabetesFiled Under: Health
Kickapoo Tribe designates walking trail in battle against diabetes (September 3, 2014)
Olympian Billy Mills, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, joined the dedication ceremony.
Tribes participate in 400-mile journey from Colorado to ArizonaFiled Under: Health | National
Tribes participate in 400-mile journey from Colorado to Arizona (July 31, 2014)
The Running in Beauty for a Stronger and Healthier Navajo Nation takes runners through tribal lands in Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona.
Notah Begay to be inducted into Stanford Athletics Hall of FameFiled Under: Health | National | Sports
Notah Begay to be inducted into Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame (July 31, 2014)
The Navajo / Pueblo golfer helped lead the team to the national championships in 1994.
Members of Mille Lacs Band participate in weight loss challengeFiled Under: Health | National
Members of Mille Lacs Band participate in weight loss challenge (June 6, 2014)
Tribal members lost over 1,000 pounds during 16-week challenge.
Ann Dapice: Ancestors lead the way in battle against diabetesFiled Under: Opinion
Ann Dapice: Ancestors lead the way in battle against diabetes (April 29, 2014)
Ann Dapice discusses how diet contributes to the battle against diabetes in Indian Country.
NPR: Havasupai Tribe celebrates victory in blood study disputeFiled Under: Education | Health | National
NPR: Havasupai Tribe celebrates victory in blood study dispute (April 25, 2014)
The Havasupai Tribe of Arizona celebrated Blood Victory Day this week.
Navajo Nation Council fails to revive higher tax on junk foodsFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Navajo Nation Council fails to revive higher tax on junk foods (April 24, 2014)
The Navajo Nation Council failed to revive a higher tax on junk foods.
Navajo Nation Council to take up higher tax on junk foodsFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Navajo Nation Council to take up higher tax on junk foods (April 22, 2014)
The Navajo Nation Council will reconsider a tax on junk foods that was vetoed by President Ben Shelly.
Congress passes renewal of Special Diabetes Program for IndiansFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Congress passes renewal of Special Diabetes Program for Indians (April 2, 2014)
The National Indian Health Board said it will continue to press for a longer extension to the Special Diabetes Program for Indians.
House passes extension of Special Diabetes Program for IndiansFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
House passes extension of Special Diabetes Program for Indians (March 28, 2014)
The House approved a one-year extension of the Special Diabetes Program for Indians on Thursday.
Notah Begay: Support bigger tax on junk foods on Navajo NationFiled Under: Health | Opinion
Notah Begay: Support bigger tax on junk foods on Navajo Nation (March 24, 2014)
Golfer Notah Begay supports a bill to increase the tax on junk foods on the Navajo Nation.
Mashantucket Tribe donates $40K from annual diabetes eventFiled Under: Health
Mashantucket Tribe donates $40K from annual diabetes event (March 21, 2014)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut donated $40,000 to two diabetes organizations.
CDC reports dramatic decline in obesity rate among children 2-5Filed Under: Health | National
CDC reports dramatic decline in obesity rate among children 2-5 (February 26, 2014)
The obesity rate among children ages 2-5 dropped 43 percent in the last decade, according to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
NIHB schedules briefing on Special Diabetes Program for IndiansFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
NIHB schedules briefing on Special Diabetes Program for Indians (December 3, 2013)
The National Indian Health Board will host a briefing on the Special Diabetes Program for Indians on Capitol Hill on Thursday.
Ute Mountain Ute Tribe and Navajo Nation hit hard by diabetesFiled Under: Health | National
Ute Mountain Ute Tribe and Navajo Nation hit hard by diabetes (November 22, 2013)
The Ute Mountain Tribe and the Navajo Nation are struggling with high rates of diabetes.
Teresa Abrahamson-Richards: Tax sugar to protect Indian livesFiled Under: Health | Opinion
Teresa Abrahamson-Richards: Tax sugar to protect Indian lives (November 18, 2013)
Teresa Abrahamson-Richards says tribes should impose taxes on sugary foods to fight high rates of diabetes and obesity.
Native Sun News: Billy Mills talks diabetes at NIHB conferenceFiled Under: Health | National
Native Sun News: Billy Mills talks diabetes at NIHB conference (September 9, 2013)
Olympic Gold Medalist and humanitarian, Billy Mills brought people to their feet in standing ovation as he shared his experiences with diabetes and traditional healing in the Aug. 28 plenary session of the National Indian Health Board's 30th Annual Consumer Conference.
Native Sun News: Native bodybuilder works to fight diabetesFiled Under: Health | National | Sports
Native Sun News: Native bodybuilder works to fight diabetes (August 27, 2013)
Deb Butler has always been a very physically active person; she has just decided that she would start competing in a sport because of it.

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