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.
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.
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.
Tribes are growing increasingly alarmed by the never-ending government shutdown that has no solution in sight.
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.
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.
President Rodney Bordeaux of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe highlighted the government shutdown and the Keystone XL Pipeline in his State of the Tribes address.
Tribal Nations are sovereign governments that have a unique relationship with the federal government. Unfortunately, not everyone in Washington understands that.
Committee assignments are slowly trickling in for new members of Congress and the first Native women have landed key spots.
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.
Indian Country is 26 days into a fight with the Trump administration. One tribe's been struggling even longer.
When will the longest government shutdown in history end? Tribes are waiting for a thaw in Washington.
We need to thank the employees at Sioux San Hospital and Indian Health Service who work tirelessly to meet our health care needs.
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.
Plans for a halfway house for tribal citizens in Sioux City, Iowa, are moving forward thanks to a $300,000 donation.
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.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service are among the federal agencies affected by the government shutdown.
A former Indian Health Service pediatrician has been convicted of abusing boys on the Blackfeet Nation.
Tribal treaties with 'bad men' provisions are being invoked in abuse and other cases across Indian Country.
An Indian Health Service hospital that serves urban Indians is the subject of a tug-of-war in South Dakota.
President Trump said he will own a government shutdown in a theatrical meeting with Democratic leaders.
The spending bill includes Indian Health Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Bureau of Indian Education.
Three Sioux tribes continue to face questions about their efforts to manage an Indian Health Service facility.
Indian Health Service staff caused a baby boy to suffer irreversible brain damage, a federal judge concluded in a stunning decision.
Three tribes are seeking to manage a troubled Indian Health Service facility but some of their citizens are questioning the move.
The future of the Sioux San Hospital, an Indian Health Service facility in South Dakota, is at stake.
The future of an Indian Health Service hospital in South Dakota looks uncertain.
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.