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.
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.