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Record number of presidential candidates lined up for historic Native issues forum
Record number of presidential candidates lined up for historic Native issues forum (August 19, 2019)

The Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum is the first of the 2020 cycle to focus on Indian Country's issues.


Candidates make first major play for Native vote in 2020 presidential race
Candidates make first major play for Native vote in 2020 presidential race (July 25, 2019)

The 2020 Democratic presidential field is a crowded one. Some candidates are distinguishing themselves in Indian Country.


Omaha elder and educator Winona 'Hawatay' Caramony passes on at age of 94
Omaha elder and educator Winona 'Hawatay' Caramony passes on at age of 94 (July 1, 2019)

Winona 'Hawatay' Mitchell Caramony was the oldest living Omaha tribal citizen and one of her tribe’s last fluent speakers.


Santee Sioux Tribe slowly 'getting back to normal' after unprecedented flooding
Santee Sioux Tribe slowly 'getting back to normal' after unprecedented flooding (March 19, 2019)

In the wake of unprecedented flooding, the Santee Sioux Tribe is seeking donations of bottled water and baby supplies, even as it continues to make repairs to damaged infrastructure.


Rally shows support for tribal elder at center of #MAGA confrontation
Rally shows support for tribal elder at center of #MAGA confrontation (January 21, 2019)

Supporters of Nathan Phillips braved subzero temperatures to show solidarity with the tribal elder at the center of a widely-seen confrontation in the nation's capital.


VIDEO: Indigenous Peoples March spokesperson talks about #MAGA incident
VIDEO: Indigenous Peoples March spokesperson talks about #MAGA incident (January 20, 2019)

'I got very concerned and afraid that violence or some sort of physical confrontation was going to break out,' activist Chase Iron Eyes said of the widely-condemned incident.


VIDEO: Omaha elder taunted by #MAGA youth at Indigenous Peoples March
VIDEO: Omaha elder taunted by #MAGA youth at Indigenous Peoples March (January 19, 2019)

The Indigenous Peoples March in the nation's capital was marred by a confrontation between a Native elder and #MAGA youth.


'They have no heart': Native veteran being forced out of his home
'They have no heart': Native veteran being forced out of his home (November 21, 2018)

Eugene Pappan and his family feel like refuges in their own tribal homeland.


'I was born an Omaha and I'm going to die an Omaha'
'I was born an Omaha and I'm going to die an Omaha' (November 6, 2018)

The Omaha Tribe is defending its decision to remove dually-enrolled citizens from the rolls.


Three sentenced for roles in murder on Winnebago Reservation
Three sentenced for roles in murder on Winnebago Reservation (September 10, 2018)

Three tribal citizens have been sentenced for the murder of a 32-year-old man on the Winnebago Reservation in Nebraska.


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.


Omaha language institute attracts students and teachers of all ages
Omaha language institute attracts students and teachers of all ages (July 23, 2018)

Nearly 100 people participated in the 2nd annual Umónhon-Pónka Summer Institute in Nebraska.


Winnebago Tribe set to assume control of troubled hospital on reservation
Winnebago Tribe set to assume control of troubled hospital on reservation (June 27, 2018)

An Indian Health Service hospital is getting a new name as it comes under the control of the Winnebago Tribe.


Trailblazing tribal hospital lands on 'Most Endangered Historic Places' list
Trailblazing tribal hospital lands on 'Most Endangered Historic Places' list (June 26, 2018)

As the first Native physician, Susan LaFlesche Picotte was a trailblazer. Efforts to preserve her legacy just got a big boost.


Muscogee Nation clashes with state in reservation boundary dispute
Muscogee Nation clashes with state in reservation boundary dispute (May 21, 2018)

The Muscogee Nation and the state of Oklahoma are headed into a historic sovereignty clash thanks to the Supreme Court.


Winnebago Tribe names executives for takeover of troubled Indian Health Service hospital
Winnebago Tribe names executives for takeover of troubled Indian Health Service hospital (May 1, 2018)

As a key deadline looms, the Winnebago Tribe has named two executives who will manage the troubled hospital on the reservation.


Winnebago Tribe moves forward with takeover of troubled hospital
Winnebago Tribe moves forward with takeover of troubled hospital (February 6, 2018)

The Winnebago Tribe is moving forward with plans to take over the troubled Indian Health Service hospital on its reservation.


Omaha Tribe working to restore hospital built by first Native American doctor
Omaha Tribe working to restore hospital built by first Native American doctor (December 21, 2017)

The Omaha Tribe is working with historians and the Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs to restore the historic hospital built in the early 1900s by Susan La Flesche, the first Native American physician.


Omaha Tribe leaders and former leaders headed to trials for theft of federal funds
Omaha Tribe leaders and former leaders headed to trials for theft of federal funds (December 15, 2017)

Eight current and former leaders of the Omaha Tribe are headed to trials in connection with the theft of federal health funds.


Omaha Tribe fires back after being accused of mismanaging federal disaster funds
Omaha Tribe fires back after being accused of mismanaging federal disaster funds (December 8, 2017)

The Omaha Tribe is firing back after being accused of failing to properly spend Federal Emergency Management Agency funds following disastrous flooding along the Missouri River in 2011.


Omaha Tribe 'mismanaged' nearly $14 million in funds after disastrous flooding
Omaha Tribe 'mismanaged' nearly $14 million in funds after disastrous flooding (December 6, 2017)

The Omaha Tribe has been cut off by the Federal Emergency Management Agency after an audit found major problems with its handling of disaster funds.


Indian Country vows battle after final Keystone XL Pipeline route is approved
Indian Country vows battle after final Keystone XL Pipeline route is approved (November 20, 2017)

Reaction from Indian Country was strong and swift as tribes and tribal citizens criticized the approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline in Nebraska.


Winnebago Tribe asserts self-determination in hopes of fixing troubled hospital
Winnebago Tribe asserts self-determination in hopes of fixing troubled hospital (November 15, 2017)

The Winnebago Tribe is moving to take over management of the hospital on its reservation in Nebraska, more than two years after federal officials cut off key funding sources for the troubled facility.


Indian Health Service patients warned of exposure to HIV and other diseases
Indian Health Service patients warned of exposure to HIV and other diseases (August 3, 2017)

Patients a troubled Indian Health Service hospital in Nebraska may have been exposed to HIV and other serious diseases.


Landowners on two reservations in Nebraska receive Cobell buy-back offers
Landowners on two reservations in Nebraska receive Cobell buy-back offers (May 22, 2017)

Some $28.1 million went out to Winnebago Reservation and another $16.9 million was directed to he Omaha Reservation.


Native Sun News Today: Winnebago champs trounce rival Omahas in yearly matchup
Native Sun News Today: Winnebago champs trounce rival Omahas in yearly matchup (December 14, 2016)

'They call it rez ball,' fifth year Winnebago Head Coach Jeff Berridge said


Three more tribes enter into Cobell land buy-back agreements
Three more tribes enter into Cobell land buy-back agreements (September 8, 2016)

So far more than 44,000 individual Indian landowners have been paid nearly $883.8 million through the program.


Indian Health Service remains on defensive as troubles continue
Indian Health Service remains on defensive as troubles continue (July 13, 2016)

Tribes and lawmakers question whether the agency is making progress in the troubled Great Plains Area.


Great Plains tribes testify on bill to reform Indian Health Service
Great Plains tribes testify on bill to reform Indian Health Service (July 12, 2016)

The Rosebud Sioux Tribe, the Omaha Tribe and the Winnebago Tribe have been hit hard by reductions in services at facilities in their communities.


Omaha Tribe cooperates with federal investigation into payments
Omaha Tribe cooperates with federal investigation into payments (June 27, 2016)

Several council members and some employees received $389,000 in 'incentive' payments that are now being questioned.


Supreme Court enters final stretch of historic yet unusual term
Supreme Court enters final stretch of historic yet unusual term (June 20, 2016)

A record four Indian law cases were on the docket and tribes are still waiting for a decision a closely-watched jurisdiction dispute.


Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge Hospital sees shakeup in staff
Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge Hospital sees shakeup in staff (June 7, 2016)

Only weeks after Oglala Sioux Tribal President John Yellowbird Steele pledged to close the Aberdeen Area Office and contract out the emergency room in Pine Ridge, federal officials opted to hire a contractor to do just that.


Indian Health Service announces more hires at troubled hospital
Indian Health Service announces more hires at troubled hospital (May 25, 2016)

The Omaha Winnebago Hospital in Nebraska can no longer bill for Medicaid and Medicare after losing certification last summer.


Indian Health Service reform efforts gaining steam on Capitol Hill
Indian Health Service reform efforts gaining steam on Capitol Hill (May 25, 2016)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold a field hearing on S.2953, the Indian Health Service Accountability Act, in June.


Indian Health Service hires contractor to run emergency rooms
Indian Health Service hires contractor to run emergency rooms (May 18, 2016)

AB Staffing Solutions will run the Winnebago, Rosebud and Pine Ridge hospitals in the Great Plains Area for at least one year.


Sen. Rounds seeks support for audit into Indian Health Service
Sen. Rounds seeks support for audit into Indian Health Service (May 12, 2016)

'Tribal members are literally dying due to inadequate care,' the Republican lawmaker from South Dakota said.


Sen. Rounds to seek system-wide review of Indian Health Service
Sen. Rounds to seek system-wide review of Indian Health Service (May 5, 2016)

The Great Plains Tribal Chairman's Association supports the Government Accountability Office audit.


Indian Health Service reaches agreements for troubled facilities
Indian Health Service reaches agreements for troubled facilities (May 2, 2016)

The Rosebud and Pine Ridge hospitals can continue to bill for Medicaid and Medicare services while improvements are being made.


Indian Health Service faulted for lengthy waits in patient care
Indian Health Service faulted for lengthy waits in patient care (April 29, 2016)

A lack of physicians and other key staff, along with aging infrastructure and equipment, contribute to delays for American Indians and Alaska Natives.


Omaha Tribe welcomes long overdue assistance for 2011 disaster
Omaha Tribe welcomes long overdue assistance for 2011 disaster (April 20, 2016)

Flooding along the Missouri River caused extensive damage on the Nebraska and Iowa sides of the reservation.


Indian Health Service seeks new contracts for emergency rooms
Indian Health Service seeks new contracts for emergency rooms (April 20, 2016)

The agency solicited bids for three emergency rooms in the troubled Great Plains region.


President of Oglala Sioux Tribe welcomes scrutiny of IHS hospital
President of Oglala Sioux Tribe welcomes scrutiny of IHS hospital (April 12, 2016)

The facility on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota has been suffering from problems for more than five years.


Brian Pierson: Omaha Tribe wins boundary case in Supreme Court
Brian Pierson: Omaha Tribe wins boundary case in Supreme Court (April 12, 2016)

In his opinion for a unanimous Supreme Court, Justice Clarence Thomas was careful to keep alive a potential challenge to the tribe’s regulatory authority in the portion of the reservation occupied by non-Indians.


Indian Health Service failing to make progress in troubled region
Indian Health Service failing to make progress in troubled region (April 11, 2016)

Yet another facility in the Great Plains Area stands to lose certification due to numerous deficiencies.


New leader of Indian Health Service plans big trip to Great Plains
New leader of Indian Health Service plans big trip to Great Plains (March 23, 2016)

Mary Smith, who was named acting director of the agency earlier this month, wants to hear from 'all of the tribes' in a region that has been under intense scrutiny in Indian Country and in Congress.


Nebraska won't fully concede despite loss in Omaha Tribe's case
Nebraska won't fully concede despite loss in Omaha Tribe's case (March 23, 2016)

Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson (R) is standing down -- for now -- after the U.S. Supreme Court delivered a unanimous victory in a closely-watched reservation diminishment case.


Supreme Court backs Omaha Tribe in reservation boundary case
Supreme Court backs Omaha Tribe in reservation boundary case (March 22, 2016)

By a unanimous vote, the justices determined that Congress did not intend to change the boundaries of the tribe's reservation in Nebraska.


Diane Humetewa not under consideration for Supreme Court seat
Diane Humetewa not under consideration for Supreme Court seat (March 11, 2016)

A short list of five potential candidates is being widely cited in the media but it does not include anyone from Indian Country.


Indian Health Service aims to save certification for troubled facility
Indian Health Service aims to save certification for troubled facility (March 9, 2016)

The new leader of the beleaguered agency vowed to do 'whatever it takes' to prevent more facilities in the troubled Great Plains Area from losing a key source of funding.


Updates from Day 2 of National Congress of American Indians winter session in D.C.
Updates from Day 2 of National Congress of American Indians winter session in D.C. (February 24, 2016)

Some highlights from the second day of the National Congress of American Indians 2016 executive council winter session in Washington, D.C.


No Supreme Court opinions this week following Scalia's death
No Supreme Court opinions this week following Scalia's death (February 22, 2016)

Decisions are pending in Dollar General Corporation v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, a tribal jurisdiction case, and Nebraska v. Parker, a reservation diminishment case.


Appeals court backs tougher sentence in domestic violence case
Appeals court backs tougher sentence in domestic violence case (February 16, 2016)

Terry Lee Harlan, 53, was found guilty of being a habitual offender under under a law that recognizes prior tribal domestic violence convictions.


President Obama seeks another increase for Indian Health Service budget
President Obama seeks another increase for Indian Health Service budget (February 10, 2016)

The agency would see a record $6.6 million in funding under the last budget of President Barack Obama's administration.


Inspections of IHS facilities in Great Plains turn up big problems
Inspections of IHS facilities in Great Plains turn up big problems (January 28, 2016)

The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare found serious problems at hospitals on the Pine Ridge Reservation and the Rosebud Sioux Reservation, both in South Dakota.


Senate Indian Affairs Committee expands look into 'substandard' care at Indian Health Service
Senate Indian Affairs Committee expands look into 'substandard' care at Indian Health Service (January 22, 2016)

Lawmakers and staff are convening a listening session to hear from tribal members across Indian Country in addition to looking at the Great Plains Area of the IHS.


Lyle Denniston: Supreme Court seems more sympathetic to Omaha Tribe in reservation boundary case
Lyle Denniston: Supreme Court seems more sympathetic to Omaha Tribe in reservation boundary case (January 22, 2016)

The case got its start when the tribe — with approval of the federal government — decided to regulate liquor sales on the reservation.


Matthew Fletcher: Commentary on Supreme Court oral arguments
Matthew Fletcher: Commentary on Supreme Court oral arguments (January 21, 2016)

There seemed to be two major threads of argument in Nebraska v. Parker.


Supreme Court hears Omaha Tribe reservation boundary dispute
Supreme Court hears Omaha Tribe reservation boundary dispute (January 20, 2016)

The justices appeared skeptical of the state of Nebraska's attempts to diminish the reservation by excluding the village of Pender from the tribe's land base.


Omaha Tribe lands in Supreme Court in reservation boundary case
Omaha Tribe lands in Supreme Court in reservation boundary case (January 19, 2016)

The outcome will determine whether the village of Pender remains a part of the reservation in northeastern Nebraska.


Mike Myers: Supreme Court ready to cheat Native people again
Mike Myers: Supreme Court ready to cheat Native people again (January 18, 2016)

What’s being said here is that the Indigenous nation and/or people have no claim or right just cuz we’re here and our presence automatically precludes any rights, interests or claims.