What a difference a strong nominee makes when it comes to Indian Country's health and wellness.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is advancing legislation and taking testimony from one of President Donald Trump's nominees.
The largest tribal outpatient health facility is now open in the capital of the Cherokee Nation.
American Indians and Alaska Natives serve in the U.S. military at the highest rates of any racial or ethnic group but their needs often go ignored or are overshadowed by other developments.
A bipartisan bill to address child abuse and neglect in tribal communities has the support of Indian Country organizations.
More medical services will be available to Native Americans in Phoenix, Arizona, thanks to a $200,000 federal grant awarded to Native American Connections.
With a growing number of communities celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day, another Democratic presidential candidate announced plans to improve the government's relationship with the first Americans.
The number of Indian Health Service patients with insurance rose from 64 percent in 2013 to 78 percent in 2018, according to a new report.
Does the Trump administration support funding the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service ahead of time?
What is happening at the Sioux San Hospital in South Dakota is no longer a laughing matter.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers wants to fund the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Bureau of Indian Education and the Indian Health Service ahead of time.
The Special Diabetes Program for Indians has proven to be effective and we need to further invest in the program to continue to build on its success.
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg didn't attend a historic Native forum like several others but he's still reaching out to Native voters.
From freeing Indian activist Leonard Peltier to improving Indian health care, the 2020 candidates for president didn't run from the difficult issues at the historic Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum.
I imagine how much Frank LaMere would enjoy participating in his own presidential forum next week in Iowa.
Urban Indian patients are suing the federal government to ensure their care remains in the hands of the Indian Health Service.
The Indian Health Service has a trust and treaty responsibility to provide proper health care to tribal members and it continues to fail in its duty.
An innovative hospital run by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians showcases an alternative model of health care that could have lessons for other tribal communities and beyond.
The drama that has been Washington gets a two-year break after the president and leaders in Congress reach a budget deal.
The Indian Health Service cited 'staffing changes and limited resources' when shutting down a tribe's emergency room back in 2015. That wasn't the whole story.
I endured a war on their behalf and acquired diseases as a result, yet I am still a 'damn Indian.'
Aging roads, bridges and facilities in tribal communities are in need of critical improvements, maintenance and outright replacement.
Urban Indian patients are hoping to reach the leader of the Indian Health Service before tribes assume control of the Sioux San Hospital in South Dakota.
Curtis St. Cyr gained notoriety playing harmonica and singing the blues. But he also dedicated his life to his people and his family.
Urban Indians continue to express concerns about a tribal takeover of an Indian Health Service facility.
The Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Health Board will manage most operations at the Sioux San Hospital in South Dakota.
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.