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Lawsuit blames Indian Health Service and 'rent-a-doc' for Lakota woman's death
Lawsuit blames Indian Health Service and 'rent-a-doc' for Lakota woman's death (March 14, 2019)

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.


Mark Trahant: The Trump budget has no chance of becoming law
Mark Trahant: The Trump budget has no chance of becoming law (March 12, 2019)

But there is growing support for the Indian Health Service and the Bureau of Indian Affairs to receive advance funding.


AUDIO: Indian Country leaders share funding priorities with Congress
AUDIO: Indian Country leaders share funding priorities with Congress (March 11, 2019)

The House Committee on Appropriations continued an annual tradition by inviting Indian Country leaders to share their funding priorities with key members of Congress.


President Trump releases new budget with cuts for Indian Country programs
President Trump releases new budget with cuts for Indian Country programs (March 11, 2019)

The Trump administration finally released its fiscal year 2020 budget and the numbers aren't looking good for Indian Country.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes yet another look at 'high-risk' programs
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes yet another look at 'high-risk' programs (March 11, 2019)

'Where Are They Now' sounds like an old cable television show, only this week it's about the trust and treaty responsibility.


VIDEO: Indian Health Service official discusses pediatrician convicted of abuse
VIDEO: Indian Health Service official discusses pediatrician convicted of abuse (March 6, 2019)

Stanley Patrick Weber worked at the Indian Health Service for two decades before being indicted for abusing young male patients.


House Committee on Appropriations welcomes Indian Country leaders to Washington
House Committee on Appropriations welcomes Indian Country leaders to Washington (March 1, 2019)

Representatives of tribal nations, Indian organizations and urban Indian providers from across the U.S. are presenting their funding priorities to Congress.


Mark Trahant: The first nations should have the first say on the next president
Mark Trahant: The first nations should have the first say on the next president (February 25, 2019)

What if there was an Indian Country primary? Call it an experiment.


Mary Annette Pember: Media continues to tell Native stories without our input
Mary Annette Pember: Media continues to tell Native stories without our input (February 25, 2019)

Despite periodic promises to diversify staff, mainstream media continue to be dominated by White men.


'It was mayhem for us': Native family shattered by mother's murder in 1973
'It was mayhem for us': Native family shattered by mother's murder in 1973 (February 25, 2019)

Agatha White Buffalo left the Rosebud Sioux Reservation in November 1973 to seek medical care. Her family never saw her again.


Sen. Mike Rounds: Indian Health Service fails its trust and treaty obligations
Sen. Mike Rounds: Indian Health Service fails its trust and treaty obligations (February 22, 2019)

We need an assessment of the direct-service facilities within the Indian Health Service as soon as possible.


Native Sun News Today: Indian Health Service rejects tribal takeover of hospital
Native Sun News Today: Indian Health Service rejects tribal takeover of hospital (February 14, 2019)

A renewed attempt to assume control over a troubled Indian Health Service hospital is running into roadblocks.


Native leaders deliver rebuke of Trump administration at State of Indian Nations
Native leaders deliver rebuke of Trump administration at State of Indian Nations (February 11, 2019)

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.


Cronkite News: Food drive benefited Indian Health Service employees during shutdown
Cronkite News: Food drive benefited Indian Health Service employees during shutdown (February 7, 2019)

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.


Timeline: Leadership Crisis at the Indian Health Service
Timeline: Leadership Crisis at the Indian Health Service (February 6, 2019)

The Indian Health Service has been without a permanent leader for four years.


Tribes invited to present funding priorities despite lack of budget from Trump
Tribes invited to present funding priorities despite lack of budget from Trump (February 5, 2019)

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.


Indian Country experts warn of gridlock in troubled political climate
Indian Country experts warn of gridlock in troubled political climate (February 1, 2019)

A divided Congress and an unpredictable president spell trouble for tribes and their advocates.


Native Sun News Today: Historic tribal meeting focuses on health care controversy
Native Sun News Today: Historic tribal meeting focuses on health care controversy (February 1, 2019)

A historic meeting, called to bring three tribes together, instead ended with a greater wedge between them.


Lakota mother seeks justice for son shot to death by tribal officer
Lakota mother seeks justice for son shot to death by tribal officer (January 29, 2019)

Jamie Lee Brave Heart was shot and killed by an Oglala Sioux police officer on June 3, 2016.


'We shouldn't have to fight': Tribes worried about the next shutdown
'We shouldn't have to fight': Tribes worried about the next shutdown (January 29, 2019)

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.


Mark Trahant: The longest government shutdown in history is over. For now.
Mark Trahant: The longest government shutdown in history is over. For now. (January 28, 2019)

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.


Navajo Nation resorts to food drive as longest government shutdown continues
Navajo Nation resorts to food drive as longest government shutdown continues (January 24, 2019)

Tribes are growing increasingly alarmed by the never-ending government shutdown that has no solution in sight.


Native Sun News Today: Former Indian Health Service doctor sentenced for abusing boys
Native Sun News Today: Former Indian Health Service doctor sentenced for abusing boys (January 24, 2019)

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.


Native Sun News Today: Urban Indians assert control over health care
Native Sun News Today: Urban Indians assert control over health care (January 21, 2019)

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.


Native Sun News Today: Tribal leader addresses lawmakers in South Dakota
Native Sun News Today: Tribal leader addresses lawmakers in South Dakota (January 18, 2019)

President Rodney Bordeaux of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe highlighted the government shutdown and the Keystone XL Pipeline in his State of the Tribes address.


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: We must follow through on our obligation to Indian Country
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: We must follow through on our obligation to Indian Country (January 17, 2019)

Tribal Nations are sovereign governments that have a unique relationship with the federal government. Unfortunately, not everyone in Washington understands that.


Rep. Haaland and Rep. Davids land first committee assignments in 116th Congress
Rep. Haaland and Rep. Davids land first committee assignments in 116th Congress (January 17, 2019)

Committee assignments are slowly trickling in for new members of Congress and the first Native women have landed key spots.


Cronkite News: Lawmakers, advocates say shutdown's impact hits hardest in tribal areas
Cronkite News: Lawmakers, advocates say shutdown's impact hits hardest in tribal areas (January 17, 2019)

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.


'We are homeland security': Tohono O'odham Nation demands role in border talks
'We are homeland security': Tohono O'odham Nation demands role in border talks (January 16, 2019)

Indian Country is 26 days into a fight with the Trump administration. One tribe's been struggling even longer.


Solutions elusive for Indian Country as impasse in Washington drags on
Solutions elusive for Indian Country as impasse in Washington drags on (January 15, 2019)

With efforts to resolve the record-breaking government shutdown at a standstill, tribal leaders and advocates are scrambling for ways out of the crisis.


Tribes bring #ShutdownStories to Washington as funding impasse continues
Tribes bring #ShutdownStories to Washington as funding impasse continues (January 14, 2019)

The federal government's trust and treaty obligations to Indian Country have gone out the window as the record-breaking government shutdown continues.


Mark Trahant: Indian Country feels the hardships of the shutdown
Mark Trahant: Indian Country feels the hardships of the shutdown (January 14, 2019)

When will the longest government shutdown in history end? Tribes are waiting for a thaw in Washington.


Ernestine Chasing Hawk: An appreciation for the Indian Health Service
Ernestine Chasing Hawk: An appreciation for the Indian Health Service (January 14, 2019)

We need to thank the employees at Sioux San Hospital and Indian Health Service who work tirelessly to meet our health care needs.


Navajo President: Government shutdown violates treaty obligations
Navajo President: Government shutdown violates treaty obligations (January 11, 2019)

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.


'We'll be bold': Efforts continue to provide urban Indians with services
'We'll be bold': Efforts continue to provide urban Indians with services (January 11, 2019)

Plans for a halfway house for tribal citizens in Sioux City, Iowa, are moving forward thanks to a $300,000 donation.


Mark Trahant: Indian Country enters national emergency territory with #TrumpShutdown
Mark Trahant: Indian Country enters national emergency territory with #TrumpShutdown (January 10, 2019)

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.


'Recipe for disaster': The #TrumpShutdown and Indian Country
'Recipe for disaster': The #TrumpShutdown and Indian Country (January 9, 2019)

With tribal communities feeling the pinch of the #TrumpShutdown, Democrats in Congress are working to restore federal funding to Indian Country.


Mark Trahant: Indian Country faces a long government shutdown
Mark Trahant: Indian Country faces a long government shutdown (December 26, 2018)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service are among the federal agencies affected by the government shutdown.


Native Sun News Today: Former Indian Health Service pediatrician awaits sentencing for abuse
Native Sun News Today: Former Indian Health Service pediatrician awaits sentencing for abuse (December 26, 2018)

A former Indian Health Service pediatrician has been convicted of abusing boys on the Blackfeet Nation.


Native Sun News Today: Battle continues over urban Indian hospital
Native Sun News Today: Battle continues over urban Indian hospital (December 20, 2018)

Native activists are trying to stop three tribes from taking over management of an Indian Health Service facility in South Dakota.


Native Sun News Today: 'Bad men' treaty provision invoked in abuse cases
Native Sun News Today: 'Bad men' treaty provision invoked in abuse cases (December 18, 2018)

Tribal treaties with 'bad men' provisions are being invoked in abuse and other cases across Indian Country.


Indian health law killed by same judge behind Indian Child Welfare Act ruling
Indian health law killed by same judge behind Indian Child Welfare Act ruling (December 17, 2018)

A federal judge who invalidated the Indian Child Welfare Act has issued a new ruling that could devastate tribal nations.


Native Sun News Today: Indian Health Service rejects move of urban hospital
Native Sun News Today: Indian Health Service rejects move of urban hospital (December 13, 2018)

An Indian Health Service hospital that serves urban Indians is the subject of a tug-of-war in South Dakota.


Mark Trahant: Indian Country impacted by a government shutdown
Mark Trahant: Indian Country impacted by a government shutdown (December 12, 2018)

President Trump said he will own a government shutdown in a theatrical meeting with Democratic leaders.


Congress sends more Indian Country bills to President Trump
Congress sends more Indian Country bills to President Trump (December 11, 2018)

Indian energy, Indian education and Indian health are gaining a boost as the 115th Congress comes to a close.


Mark Trahant: Congress still working on Indian Country funding bill
Mark Trahant: Congress still working on Indian Country funding bill (December 4, 2018)

The spending bill includes Indian Health Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Bureau of Indian Education.


Native Sun News Today: Tribal takeover of troubled hospital questioned
Native Sun News Today: Tribal takeover of troubled hospital questioned (November 30, 2018)

Three Sioux tribes continue to face questions about their efforts to manage an Indian Health Service facility.


Indian Health Service ordered to pay $15 million for baby's brain damage
Indian Health Service ordered to pay $15 million for baby's brain damage (November 29, 2018)

Indian Health Service staff caused a baby boy to suffer irreversible brain damage, a federal judge concluded in a stunning decision.


Native Sun News Today: Activists question tribal takeover of hospital
Native Sun News Today: Activists question tribal takeover of hospital (November 21, 2018)

Three tribes are seeking to manage a troubled Indian Health Service facility but some of their citizens are questioning the move.


Native Sun News Today: Tribes discuss takeover of troubled hospital
Native Sun News Today: Tribes discuss takeover of troubled hospital (November 13, 2018)

The future of the Sioux San Hospital, an Indian Health Service facility in South Dakota, is at stake.


Mark Trahant: Ballot initiatives impact tribal communities in big ways
Mark Trahant: Ballot initiatives impact tribal communities in big ways (October 30, 2018)

There are a lot of reasons for Native voters to get the polls in Alaska, Idaho, Montana and Washington.


Tribal citizens question changes at Indian Health Service hospital
Tribal citizens question changes at Indian Health Service hospital (October 25, 2018)

The future of an Indian Health Service hospital in South Dakota looks uncertain.


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.