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Filed Under: Health | Law | National
Leader of Navajo Nation signs bill for higher tax on junk food (11/21)
The bill imposes an additional 2 percent tax on sugary foods that are deemed to have little or no nutritional value.

Filed Under: Health | Politics
Navajo Nation Council approves controversial tax on junk food (11/17)
The bill imposes an additional 2 percent tax on soda and sugary foods.

Filed Under: Health | National
Native Sun News: Activists take annual swim to Alcatraz Island (10/21)
Nakina Mills and Amanda Carlow of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation are among American Indian health activists from South Dakota, Washington and California states, taking part in the annual PATHSTAR Alcatraz Swim Week.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion
Regina Brave: Starchy foods and alcohol are killing our people (10/07)
Alcoholism is a devastating disease unknown to our ancestors. Alcohol now pervades every nook, cranny and dimension of our society.

Filed Under: Health | National | Politics
Navajo vice president returns home after near fatal spider bite (09/30)
Rex Lee Jim spent more than four weeks in the hospital when a spider bite led to an infection.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Jon Tester: Bill protects Special Diabetes Program for Indians (09/22)
Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana) explains why he introduced S.2830, a bill to provide permanent funding for the Special Diabetes Program for Indians:

Filed Under: Health
Kickapoo Tribe designates walking trail in battle against diabetes (09/03)
Olympian Billy Mills, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, joined the dedication ceremony.

Filed Under: Health | National
Tribes participate in 400-mile journey from Colorado to Arizona (07/31)
The Running in Beauty for a Stronger and Healthier Navajo Nation takes runners through tribal lands in Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona.

Filed Under: Health | National | Sports
Notah Begay to be inducted into Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame (07/31)
The Navajo / Pueblo golfer helped lead the team to the national championships in 1994.

Filed Under: Health | National
Members of Mille Lacs Band participate in weight loss challenge (06/06)
Tribal members lost over 1,000 pounds during 16-week challenge.

Filed Under: Opinion
Ann Dapice: Ancestors lead the way in battle against diabetes (04/29)
Ann Dapice discusses how diet contributes to the battle against diabetes in Indian Country.

Filed Under: Education | Health | National
NPR: Havasupai Tribe celebrates victory in blood study dispute (04/25)
The Havasupai Tribe of Arizona celebrated Blood Victory Day this week.

Filed Under: Health | National | Politics
Navajo Nation Council fails to revive higher tax on junk foods (04/24)
The Navajo Nation Council failed to revive a higher tax on junk foods.

Filed Under: Health | National | Politics
Navajo Nation Council to take up higher tax on junk foods (04/22)
The Navajo Nation Council will reconsider a tax on junk foods that was vetoed by President Ben Shelly.

Filed Under: Health | National | Politics
Congress passes renewal of Special Diabetes Program for Indians (04/02)
The National Indian Health Board said it will continue to press for a longer extension to the Special Diabetes Program for Indians.

Filed Under: Health | National | Politics
House passes extension of Special Diabetes Program for Indians (03/28)
The House approved a one-year extension of the Special Diabetes Program for Indians on Thursday.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion
Notah Begay: Support bigger tax on junk foods on Navajo Nation (03/24)
Golfer Notah Begay supports a bill to increase the tax on junk foods on the Navajo Nation.

Filed Under: Health
Mashantucket Tribe donates $40K from annual diabetes event (03/21)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut donated $40,000 to two diabetes organizations.

Filed Under: Health | National
CDC reports dramatic decline in obesity rate among children 2-5 (02/26)
The obesity rate among children ages 2-5 dropped 43 percent in the last decade, according to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Filed Under: Health | National | Politics
NIHB schedules briefing on Special Diabetes Program for Indians (12/03)
The National Indian Health Board will host a briefing on the Special Diabetes Program for Indians on Capitol Hill on Thursday.

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