Inadequate funding for the Indian Health Service hinders treatment and addiction programs for expecting mothers in tribal communities.
A new report reveals that chronic understaffing at the Indian Health Service denies patients quality care.
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.
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.
Nine people have admitted they misused health care funds that were provided to Omaha Tribe.
Generations of government assimilation programs left Native Americans 'robbed of the ability to speak our own language,' one advocate said.
The Indian Health Service still doesn't have enough doctors or nurses to meet its trust and treaty obligations.
Are citizens of the Lumbee Tribe considered 'Indians' under federal law?
For the first time in nearly a decade, Congress is close to passing a bill that funds a large number of Indian Country initiatives.
Leaders of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe are wondering when the federal government will provide adequate health care on their reservation.
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.
Native voters in South Dakota are making some big decisions in 2018.
Congress must remain committed and attentive to fulfilling the United States’ obligations to Indian Country.
The chairman of the Quapaw Tribe is up for re-election and his opponent is an unlikely one.
Three Sioux tribes are asserting self-determination in order to take care of their own people.
A bill that protects Indian Country from funding cuts but fails to stop the Trump administration's controversial reorganization is moving forward.
An Indian Health Service hospital is getting a new name as it comes under the control of the Winnebago Tribe.
The Indian Health Service could see a dramatic reduction in personnel if the Trump administration goes ahead with a major reorganization.
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.
Federal agencies that oversee Indian affairs are not making enough progress to satisfy key members of Congress.
The Cherokee Nation has fired a nurse who broke protocol by reusing syringes at an Indian Health Service facility in Oklahoma.
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.
Is the Trump administration making progress in improving Indian education, health and energy programs?
With his campaign flailing, a Republican candidate for Congress dropped a 'bombshell' about tribes and treaties. The gamble didn't pay off.
More than a dozen federal, state and local leaders met to discuss substance abuse and homelessness among the Native community.
It's almost been a year since the Indian Health Service came under heavy fire before lawmakers who control the agency's funding.
The House Committee on Natural Resources is due to advance three Indian bills at a markup session on Capitol Hill.
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.
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.
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.
Life expectancy for American Indians is decades longer than it was in the 1960s, nearly closing the gap with the rest of the population.
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.
The Phoenix Indian Medical Center in Arizona has received recognition for its work with HIV/AIDS patients.
As a key deadline looms, the Winnebago Tribe has named two executives who will manage the troubled hospital on the reservation.
Yes, tribal nations are sovereign, but the U.S. still has obligations for their wellbeing.
Another one of President Donald Trump's nominees has dropped out of the confirmation process after questions were raised by key lawmakers.
The Trump administration maintains tribes are a race rather than sovereign governments, implicating the flow of Medicaid dollars to Indian Country.
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.
Tribes are being excluded as the Department of Health and Human Services refuses to take a stand on Medicaid and the first Americans.
The tribal self-governance program, a key development in the self-determination era, is celebrating its 30th anniversary with some achievements.
Here we go again. The Trump administration is defending cuts to Indian Country programs amid bipartisan fire from Congress.
The Cherokee Nation has promoted one of its own to lead the tribe's growing health enterprise.
Paul Ryan came to Washington to blow up Washington. What happened?
What started off as a single lawsuit has turned into a full-blown movement in Indian Country against the opioid industry.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is getting back to work this week by catching up with some unfinished business.
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.
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.
Increases for Indian schools, tribal courts, victims of crime and other key initiatives are now law thanks to bipartisan action in Congress.
Federal Indian programs, some of which had been slated for either elimination or deep cuts by the Trump administration, continue on course.
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 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.
It's a snow day in the nation's capital, with the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs taking a break due to inclement weather.
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.
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.
'I can never live up to my Navajo name, but I can tell people my story.'
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is once again tackling the opioid crisis in tribal communities
With jokes about powwows and questions about DNA tests, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) is still facing doubts about her Indian heritage.