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Quapaw Tribe heads to polls as chairman challenged by failed Trump nominee
Quapaw Tribe heads to polls as chairman challenged by failed Trump nominee (July 17, 2018)

The chairman of the Quapaw Tribe is up for re-election and his opponent is an unlikely one.


Senate confirms Indian nominee without so much as a confirmation hearing
Senate confirms Indian nominee without so much as a confirmation hearing (June 21, 2018)

In what appears to be a first, one of the Trump administration's Indian policy nominees has been confirmed without so much as a confirmation hearing.


White House office in charge of Trump nominees run by inexperienced staffers
White House office in charge of Trump nominees run by inexperienced staffers (March 30, 2018)

An office responsible for reviewing thousands of Trump nominees has been run by inexperienced staffers who hosted happy hours, played drinking games and smoked electronic cigarettes while on the job.


'Acting' Trump administration officials present Indian budget plans
'Acting' Trump administration officials present Indian budget plans (March 20, 2018)

The leadership void within the Trump administration is again on display as lawmakers consider the budgets for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service.


Mark Trahant: Creating a new story for the Indian health care system
Mark Trahant: Creating a new story for the Indian health care system (February 26, 2018)

We need to think differently about the Indian Health Service.


Failed Indian Health Service nominee lashes out after being abandoned
Failed Indian Health Service nominee lashes out after being abandoned (February 22, 2018)

Robert Weaver, President Donald Trump’s failed pick to lead the Indian Health Service, is lashing out after the White House abandoned his nomination without so much as an explanation.


Trump nominee for Indian Health Service drops out amid doubts about record
Trump nominee for Indian Health Service drops out amid doubts about record (February 21, 2018)

Robert Weaver, President Donald Trump’s embattled nominee to lead the Indian Health Service, is no longer under consideration for the job.


Top Indian positions in Trump administration remain without leaders
Top Indian positions in Trump administration remain without leaders (February 20, 2018)

Tribal leaders are complaining about a lack of leadership in key Indian policy posts but one of them might soon be filled.


Trump administration continues to back Indian Health Service pick
Trump administration continues to back Indian Health Service pick (February 15, 2018)

The nomination of Robert Weaver, a citizen of the Quapaw Tribe, to lead the Indian Health Service remains in limbo amid questions about his qualifications and his past.


Indian Health Service enters another year without permanent leader
Indian Health Service enters another year without permanent leader (January 25, 2018)

New leadership is coming to the Department of Health and Human Services but it's not for one of the most important positions in Indian Country.


Mary Annette Pember: Indian Health Service still lacks a permanent leader
Mary Annette Pember: Indian Health Service still lacks a permanent leader (January 17, 2018)

President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Indian Health Service has left many wondering what qualifications the agency's director should meet.


Mark Trahant: What does it take to manage the Indian health care system?
Mark Trahant: What does it take to manage the Indian health care system? (January 8, 2018)

What qualifications are needed to manage (and possibly reform?) the Indian health system?


Major changes in store as trust reform office returns home to Bureau of Indian Affairs
Major changes in store as trust reform office returns home to Bureau of Indian Affairs (December 12, 2017)

A years-long effort by tribes is coming to fruition as the Trump administration prepares to return the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians to its familiar roots.


President Trump taps Bush-era official as Health and Human Services Secretary
President Trump taps Bush-era official as Health and Human Services Secretary (November 13, 2017)

Alex Azar, a pharmaceutical executive, served in top leadership posts at the department in George W. Bush administration, an era of resistance to Indian health care.


Trump team pushes Senate to move on nominations at Department of the Interior
Trump team pushes Senate to move on nominations at Department of the Interior (October 26, 2017)

The Trump administration is sending a not-so-subtle message about the lack of confirmed officials at the Department of the Interior, including the top Indian Affairs position.


President Trump nominates Quapaw citizen Robert Weaver to lead Indian Health Service
President Trump nominates Quapaw citizen Robert Weaver to lead Indian Health Service (October 9, 2017)

It's taken longer than expected but President Donald Trump is finally addressing the leadership void at the beleaguered Indian Health Service.