It is still the responsibility of the U.S. government, according to the 1868 Treaty, to provide health care.
The Navajo Nation citizen spent more than 20 years telling the stories of Native people.
More than 600 tribal health leaders are attending the 10th annual annual National Tribal Public Health Summit.
Jefferson Keel is stepping down as Lieutenant Governor of the Chickasaw Nation but he won't be going far from his people.
A panel of federal officials and tribal leaders will talk about the budgets for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service.
Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Tara Sweeney, and her new boss, Secretary David Bernhardt, are on Capitol Hill to talk about the Trump administration's budget.
The Trump administration remains silent on a key issue -- forward funding for tribal programs.
A former Indian Health Service pediatrician who was convicted of sexual abuse and awaits trial on more charges continues to cause headaches for the beleaguered agency.
Sioux San employees and Rapid City Indian community members are in for another rollercoaster ride.
Tribes and lawmakers support forward funding for Indian Country but the Trump administration is not on board.
Medicaid brings more money into the Indian health system. Why aren't more states expanding the program?
First of all I am not one to engage in online tit-for-tat when my integrity as a journalist is being challenged.
Amendments to strengthen tribal sovereignty are being considered for inclusion in the Violence Against Reauthorization Women Act.
The government post with the most responsibility in Indian Country might soon be filled by a longtime lawyer and lobbyist.
An Indian Health Service pediatrician abused young patients on two reservations for years without being held accountable.
A new task force will investigate how the Indian Health Service failed to protect children on the Blackfeet Nation and the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Sherry Wounded Foot was taken to an Indian Health Service hospital with severe injuries but treatment was slow to arrive, according to a new lawsuit.
But there is growing support for the Indian Health Service and the Bureau of Indian Affairs to receive advance funding.
The House Committee on Appropriations continued an annual tradition by inviting Indian Country leaders to share their funding priorities with key members of Congress.
Stanley Patrick Weber worked at the Indian Health Service for two decades before being indicted for abusing young male patients.
Representatives of tribal nations, Indian organizations and urban Indian providers from across the U.S. are presenting their funding priorities to Congress.
What if there was an Indian Country primary? Call it an experiment.
Despite periodic promises to diversify staff, mainstream media continue to be dominated by White men.
Agatha White Buffalo left the Rosebud Sioux Reservation in November 1973 to seek medical care. Her family never saw her again.
We need an assessment of the direct-service facilities within the Indian Health Service as soon as possible.
A renewed attempt to assume control over a troubled Indian Health Service hospital is running into roadblocks.
With key Trump officials in the audience, the nation's largest and oldest inter-tribal advocacy group opened a historic week in Washington with a stinging rebuke of the president and his policies.
A cloud is hanging over the State of Indian Nations and the National Congress of American Indians but it's still looking like a banner week in Washington, D.C.
The St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance distributed more than 100,000 pounds of food during three mobile drives for employees of TSA, Phoenix Indian Medical Center and the Grand Canyon.
The Indian Health Service has been without a permanent leader for four years.
President Trump has failed to offer a budget for Indian Country programs but that doesn't mean Congress is shirking its trust and treaty responsibilities to tribal nations.
A divided Congress and an unpredictable president spell trouble for tribes and their advocates.
A historic meeting, called to bring three tribes together, instead ended with a greater wedge between them.
Jamie Lee Brave Heart was shot and killed by an Oglala Sioux police officer on June 3, 2016.
With the threat of another shutdown looming, tribal leaders are supporting legislation they hope will protect their communities from the drama and disorder in the nation's capital.
There will be a lot of demand from tribes and non-profits to get cash flow restarted to pay for contracts with the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service.
Tribes are growing increasingly alarmed by the never-ending government shutdown that has no solution in sight.
Stanley Patrick Weber was sentenced to more than 18 years for abusing boys on the Blackfeet Nation. He faces similar charges on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
In what some have termed “historic” the Rapid City Indian community chose five men and five women to represent tribal people living in sacred He Sapa.
President Rodney Bordeaux of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe highlighted the government shutdown and the Keystone XL Pipeline in his State of the Tribes address.
Tribal Nations are sovereign governments that have a unique relationship with the federal government. Unfortunately, not everyone in Washington understands that.
Committee assignments are slowly trickling in for new members of Congress and the first Native women have landed key spots.
Even though she saw six opioid overdoses in recent months, two fatal, Kerry Hawk Lessard closed the medical and behavioral health clinic she runs for Native Americans.
Indian Country is 26 days into a fight with the Trump administration. One tribe's been struggling even longer.
When will the longest government shutdown in history end? Tribes are waiting for a thaw in Washington.
We need to thank the employees at Sioux San Hospital and Indian Health Service who work tirelessly to meet our health care needs.
As longest government shutdown continues with no solution in sight, Navajo President Russell Begaye urges U.S. President Donald Trump to end the impasse and fund tribal services.
Plans for a halfway house for tribal citizens in Sioux City, Iowa, are moving forward thanks to a $300,000 donation.
Friday is going to be a rough day for tribes and Indian organizations. They will not get paid what they are owed by the United States of America.