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Filed Under: Health | National | Politics
Coeur d'Alene Tribe takes proactive approach in diabetes fight (04/28)
The tribe is screening more people and introducing healthier foods as part of its effort to combat the disease.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Sen. Barrasso highlights 100 days of work on Indian legislation (04/16)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs has held nine hearings, including two on reservations, and has advanced nearly a dozen bills since the start of the 114th Congress.

Filed Under: Health | Politics
Congress passes renewal of Indian Country diabetes program (04/16)
The Special Diabetes Program for Indians will be extended for two years under a bill that is headed to President Barack Obama for his signature.

Filed Under: Education | Health | National
Lakota Country Times: Program brings healthy food to Pine Ridge (04/16)
For students on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation finding access to healthy and nutrient dense foods is often a struggle for a variety of reasons.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion
Yvette Roubideaux: Diabetes program works for Indian Country (04/09)
It is spring again, and the hopes for better weather are accompanied by the worries and concerns of many American Indian and Alaska Native communities working hard to prevent and treat diabetes and its complications.

Filed Under: Education | Health | National
New Mexico reports high rate of obesity among Indian children (04/06)
Among third grade students, a whopping 52.8 percent of American Indians are considered overweight or obese.

Filed Under: Health | Law | National
Navajo Nation makes headlines as first with tax on junk foods (03/31)
Starting tomorrow, the tribe will collect an extra 2 percent tax on sugary foods that are deemed to have little or no nutritional value.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion
Julianne Jennings: Taking care of our eyesight in Indian Country (03/30)
What caused the decline of eyesight in Native America? Books. Yes, books.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion
Editorial: Shakopee Tribe contributes $5M for health initiative (03/27)
The tribe, which has become a philanthropic force in Minnesota and in Indian Country, has smartly worked in partnership with leading organizations that have done pioneering work in nutrition, fitness and wellness.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion
Opinion: Navajo Nation enacts 'sin tax' on unhealthy products (03/27)
The Navajos passed a 2 percent sales tax on pastries, chips, soda, desserts, fried foods, sweetened beverages, and other products with 'minimal-to-no-nutritional value.'

Filed Under: Health | Opinion
Andre Cramblit: Dramatic decision paid off for my health status (03/09)
Obesity has been a problem for me most of my life. Growing up I shopped in the husky section.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion
Gyasi Ross: Staying healthy for the New Year in Indian Country (01/19)
Last year I got particularly out of shape for the holidays. So I was kinda in triage mode when New Year hit.

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.

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