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Mary Annette Pember: Opioid crisis affects mothers and newborns in Indian Country
Mary Annette Pember: Opioid crisis affects mothers and newborns in Indian Country (October 17, 2018)

Inadequate funding for the Indian Health Service hinders treatment and addiction programs for expecting mothers in tribal communities.


Indian Health Service provider vacancies a 'never-ending cycle'
Indian Health Service provider vacancies a 'never-ending cycle' (October 10, 2018)

A new report reveals that chronic understaffing at the Indian Health Service denies patients quality care.


John Thune: Honoring our Native American history and traditions
John Thune: Honoring our Native American history and traditions (October 4, 2018)

South Dakota is lucky to have a new generation of tribal leaders who continue to fight day in and day for the communities in which they live.


Mike Rounds: Celebrating the culture and contributions of Native Americans
Mike Rounds: Celebrating the culture and contributions of Native Americans (September 28, 2018)

When state, federal and tribal governments work together, we have the opportunity to make real changes that will improve the lives of tribal members in our state.


Omaha Tribe theft case results in guilty pleas from all defendants
Omaha Tribe theft case results in guilty pleas from all defendants (September 10, 2018)

Nine people have admitted they misused health care funds that were provided to Omaha Tribe.


'We are still here': Advocates seek support for Native languages
'We are still here': Advocates seek support for Native languages (August 23, 2018)

Generations of government assimilation programs left Native Americans 'robbed of the ability to speak our own language,' one advocate said.


Indian Health Service still seeing high vacancy rates
Indian Health Service still seeing high vacancy rates (August 22, 2018)

The Indian Health Service still doesn't have enough doctors or nurses to meet its trust and treaty obligations.


Going backwards? Tribal funding bill at risk in Trump era
Going backwards? Tribal funding bill at risk in Trump era (August 22, 2018)

Indian Country could see an influx of funding, so long as President Trump doesn't derail the bill.


Citizen of Lumbee Tribe seeks answer on Indian preference
Citizen of Lumbee Tribe seeks answer on Indian preference (August 22, 2018)

Are citizens of the Lumbee Tribe considered 'Indians' under federal law?


'We do right by Indian Country': Funding bill moves closer to passage
'We do right by Indian Country': Funding bill moves closer to passage (August 9, 2018)

For the first time in nearly a decade, Congress is close to passing a bill that funds a large number of Indian Country initiatives.


'We had hope for a little while': Rosebud hospital under scrutiny again
'We had hope for a little while': Rosebud hospital under scrutiny again (August 6, 2018)

Leaders of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe are wondering when the federal government will provide adequate health care on their reservation.


Children separated from families abused at migrant shelters
Children separated from families abused at migrant shelters (August 6, 2018)

Employees at two migrant shelters, including one visited by First Lady Melania Trump, have been charged with abusing children who were separated from their families.


'People are ready for something different': Democrat seeks Native vote
'People are ready for something different': Democrat seeks Native vote (August 3, 2018)

Native voters in South Dakota are making some big decisions in 2018.


Democrats: We must build on the successes of self-determination
Democrats: We must build on the successes of self-determination (July 23, 2018)

Congress must remain committed and attentive to fulfilling the United States’ obligations to Indian Country.


Quapaw Tribe heads to polls as chairman challenged by failed Trump nominee
Quapaw Tribe heads to polls as chairman challenged by failed Trump nominee (July 17, 2018)

The chairman of the Quapaw Tribe is up for re-election and his opponent is an unlikely one.


Tribes face obstacles at troubled Indian Health Service facility
Tribes face obstacles at troubled Indian Health Service facility (July 16, 2018)

Three Sioux tribes are asserting self-determination in order to take care of their own people.


Funding package with increases for Indian Country slated for action
Funding package with increases for Indian Country slated for action (July 9, 2018)

A bill that protects Indian Country from funding cuts but fails to stop the Trump administration's controversial reorganization is moving forward.


Winnebago Tribe set to assume control of troubled hospital on reservation
Winnebago Tribe set to assume control of troubled hospital on reservation (June 27, 2018)

An Indian Health Service hospital is getting a new name as it comes under the control of the Winnebago Tribe.


Trump's proposal to cut public health professionals impacts Indian Country
Trump's proposal to cut public health professionals impacts Indian Country (June 27, 2018)

The Indian Health Service could see a dramatic reduction in personnel if the Trump administration goes ahead with a major reorganization.


Senate confirms Indian nominee without so much as a confirmation hearing
Senate confirms Indian nominee without so much as a confirmation hearing (June 21, 2018)

In what appears to be a first, one of the Trump administration's Indian policy nominees has been confirmed without so much as a confirmation hearing.


'Very little progress': Lawmakers question Trump administration's Indian affairs record
'Very little progress': Lawmakers question Trump administration's Indian affairs record (June 14, 2018)

Federal agencies that oversee Indian affairs are not making enough progress to satisfy key members of Congress.


Land-into-trust fix added to controversial federal recognition bill
Land-into-trust fix added to controversial federal recognition bill (June 13, 2018)

A controversial bill to strip the Bureau of Indian Affairs of its federal recognition powers has just gotten more messy.


Cherokee Nation hospital tests patients for infectious diseases after lapse in protocol
Cherokee Nation hospital tests patients for infectious diseases after lapse in protocol (June 12, 2018)

The Cherokee Nation has fired a nurse who broke protocol by reusing syringes at an Indian Health Service facility in Oklahoma.


Republican-sponsored Indian bills are back on agenda for key House committee
Republican-sponsored Indian bills are back on agenda for key House committee (June 12, 2018)

Bills to address blood quantum in Oklahoma, tribal recognition and the Indian Health Service are taking a step forward on Capitol Hill.


Witness list for Senate hearing on 'high risk' federal Indian Country programs
Witness list for Senate hearing on 'high risk' federal Indian Country programs (June 12, 2018)

Officials from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Bureau of Indian Education and the Indian Health Service are back on Capitol Hill to discuss whether they are making any progress in improving the people they serve.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs sets another hearing on 'high risk' programs
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs sets another hearing on 'high risk' programs (June 11, 2018)

Is the Trump administration making progress in improving Indian education, health and energy programs?


Controversial Republican candidate loses primary after slamming tribal treaties
Controversial Republican candidate loses primary after slamming tribal treaties (June 6, 2018)

With his campaign flailing, a Republican candidate for Congress dropped a 'bombshell' about tribes and treaties. The gamble didn't pay off.


Community leaders push for treatment center for urban Indians
Community leaders push for treatment center for urban Indians (June 4, 2018)

More than a dozen federal, state and local leaders met to discuss substance abuse and homelessness among the Native community.


Indian Health Service back in the hot seat with budget hearing
Indian Health Service back in the hot seat with budget hearing (May 22, 2018)

It's almost been a year since the Indian Health Service came under heavy fire before lawmakers who control the agency's funding.


House committee set to advance Republican-sponsored Indian bills
House committee set to advance Republican-sponsored Indian bills (May 22, 2018)

The House Committee on Natural Resources is due to advance three Indian bills at a markup session on Capitol Hill.


Tribes lose out with funding bill that includes money for Trump reorganization
Tribes lose out with funding bill that includes money for Trump reorganization (May 17, 2018)

A funding bill advancing on Capitol Hill is a win overall for Indian Country except for one big issue: a reorganization that tribes have been told little to nothing about.


Tribes continue to rely on key lawmakers for help with funding
Tribes continue to rely on key lawmakers for help with funding (May 15, 2018)

With few people in their corner in the Trump administration, tribes are once again relying on Congress to fulfill the federal government's trust and treaty responsibilities.


'Who do you think you are?': Lakota veteran encounters resistance at the VA
'Who do you think you are?': Lakota veteran encounters resistance at the VA (May 14, 2018)

With the Department of Veterans Affairs still lacking leadership, one Native veteran is glad Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana) helped derail the man who was supposed to lead the agency.


Cronkite News: Native Americans almost close the gap on life expectancy
Cronkite News: Native Americans almost close the gap on life expectancy (May 11, 2018)

Life expectancy for American Indians is decades longer than it was in the 1960s, nearly closing the gap with the rest of the population.


Dozens of Indian Country leaders present their budget priorities
Dozens of Indian Country leaders present their budget priorities (May 7, 2018)

Lawmakers have lined up an impressive slate of witnesses to help them write the funding bill for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service.


Cronkite News: Indian Health Service facility sees success in HIV/AIDS prevention
Cronkite News: Indian Health Service facility sees success in HIV/AIDS prevention (May 2, 2018)

The Phoenix Indian Medical Center in Arizona has received recognition for its work with HIV/AIDS patients.


Winnebago Tribe names executives for takeover of troubled Indian Health Service hospital
Winnebago Tribe names executives for takeover of troubled Indian Health Service hospital (May 1, 2018)

As a key deadline looms, the Winnebago Tribe has named two executives who will manage the troubled hospital on the reservation.


Graham Lee Brewer: President Trump injects 'race' into tribal health care debate
Graham Lee Brewer: President Trump injects 'race' into tribal health care debate (May 1, 2018)

Yes, tribal nations are sovereign, but the U.S. still has obligations for their wellbeing.


Trump's pick to lead Department of Veterans Affairs withdraws amid doubts
Trump's pick to lead Department of Veterans Affairs withdraws amid doubts (April 26, 2018)

Another one of President Donald Trump's nominees has dropped out of the confirmation process after questions were raised by key lawmakers.


Mark Trahant: Trump administration sabotages the treaty and trust relationship
Mark Trahant: Trump administration sabotages the treaty and trust relationship (April 24, 2018)

The Trump administration maintains tribes are a race rather than sovereign governments, implicating the flow of Medicaid dollars to Indian Country.


Tribes prepare for takeover of troubled Indian Health Service hospital
Tribes prepare for takeover of troubled Indian Health Service hospital (April 23, 2018)

Citing chronic underfunding and inaction at the federal level, tribes in the Great Plains are planning to take over a troubled Indian Health Service hospital.


Top Trump officials skipped out on tribal consultation session amid big changes
Top Trump officials skipped out on tribal consultation session amid big changes (April 23, 2018)

Tribes are being excluded as the Department of Health and Human Services refuses to take a stand on Medicaid and the first Americans.


Tribal self-governance celebrates 30th anniversary with some 'PROGRESS'
Tribal self-governance celebrates 30th anniversary with some 'PROGRESS' (April 18, 2018)

The tribal self-governance program, a key development in the self-determination era, is celebrating its 30th anniversary with some achievements.


Budget cuts for Indian programs again come under fire on Capitol Hill
Budget cuts for Indian programs again come under fire on Capitol Hill (April 12, 2018)

Here we go again. The Trump administration is defending cuts to Indian Country programs amid bipartisan fire from Congress.


Cherokee Nation promotes citizen to top job within health department
Cherokee Nation promotes citizen to top job within health department (April 12, 2018)

The Cherokee Nation has promoted one of its own to lead the tribe's growing health enterprise.


Mark Trahant: Paul Ryan's legacy included less for Indian health care
Mark Trahant: Paul Ryan's legacy included less for Indian health care (April 12, 2018)

Paul Ryan came to Washington to blow up Washington. What happened?


Navajo Nation joins parade of tribal lawsuits targeting opioid industry
Navajo Nation joins parade of tribal lawsuits targeting opioid industry (April 11, 2018)

What started off as a single lawsuit has turned into a full-blown movement in Indian Country against the opioid industry.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs gets back to work after 'work' break
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs gets back to work after 'work' break (April 9, 2018)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is getting back to work this week by catching up with some unfinished business.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: The Indian Health Service exists for Indian people
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: The Indian Health Service exists for Indian people (April 6, 2018)

There is no question that health service, a treaty right and obligation to the Great Sioux Nation, is a disgrace to an underserved population here in our area.


White House office in charge of Trump nominees run by inexperienced staffers
White House office in charge of Trump nominees run by inexperienced staffers (March 30, 2018)

An office responsible for reviewing thousands of Trump nominees has been run by inexperienced staffers who hosted happy hours, played drinking games and smoked electronic cigarettes while on the job.


Indian Country sees 'real progress' with $1.3 trillion spending bill
Indian Country sees 'real progress' with $1.3 trillion spending bill (March 26, 2018)

Increases for Indian schools, tribal courts, victims of crime and other key initiatives are now law thanks to bipartisan action in Congress.


Mark Trahant: Business as usual in D.C. is good for Indian Country
Mark Trahant: Business as usual in D.C. is good for Indian Country (March 26, 2018)

Federal Indian programs, some of which had been slated for either elimination or deep cuts by the Trump administration, continue on course.


Mark Trahant: Congress faces deadline to pass big spending bill
Mark Trahant: Congress faces deadline to pass big spending bill (March 22, 2018)

Indian programs are not a part of the policy disputes in Congress, but the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service would have operations suspended during a government shutdown


Lawmakers reject Trump cuts with increases for Indian programs in massive spending bill
Lawmakers reject Trump cuts with increases for Indian programs in massive spending bill (March 22, 2018)

Lawmakers from both parties are rebuking the Trump administration's budget cuts with the release of a $1.3 trillion spending bill that includes increases for Indian Country.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs postpones activity due to snow
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs postpones activity due to snow (March 21, 2018)

It's a snow day in the nation's capital, with the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs taking a break due to inclement weather.


Cronkite News: Tribes hit hard by opioid crisis but federal support remains elusive
Cronkite News: Tribes hit hard by opioid crisis but federal support remains elusive (March 20, 2018)

The opioid crisis has hit rural Native Americans significantly harder than any group in the nation, and the problem may be even worse because of racial misclassification on death certificates.


'Acting' Trump administration officials present Indian budget plans
'Acting' Trump administration officials present Indian budget plans (March 20, 2018)

The leadership void within the Trump administration is again on display as lawmakers consider the budgets for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service.


Mary Annette Pember: Film focuses on sterilization of Indian women
Mary Annette Pember: Film focuses on sterilization of Indian women (March 16, 2018)

'I can never live up to my Navajo name, but I can tell people my story.'


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs convenes hearing on opioids
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs convenes hearing on opioids (March 14, 2018)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is once again tackling the opioid crisis in tribal communities


Sen. Elizabeth Warren still facing Indian heritage questions and jokes
Sen. Elizabeth Warren still facing Indian heritage questions and jokes (March 13, 2018)

With jokes about powwows and questions about DNA tests, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) is still facing doubts about her Indian heritage.