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Lawmakers once again seek fixes to 'broken' Indian Health ServiceFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Lawmakers once again seek fixes to 'broken' Indian Health Service (May 25, 2017)
The Restoring Accountability in the Indian Health Service Act address long-standing management, staffing and transparency issues at the agency.
Kevin Washburn: Indian Country feels the pain with Donald TrumpFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Kevin Washburn: Indian Country feels the pain with Donald Trump (May 25, 2017)
Indian country will feel ‘tremendous fiscal pain’ if the Trump budget is passed.
Northwest tribes slam Donald Trump's budget for cuts to Indian programsFiled Under: Health | National | Politics | Trust
Northwest tribes slam Donald Trump's budget for cuts to Indian programs (May 24, 2017)
Leaders from the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians say the new administration isn't listening to Indian Country.
President Trump confirms Indian Country's fears with budget requestFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
President Trump confirms Indian Country's fears with budget request (May 23, 2017)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service are among the many losers in the Trump world.
Mark Trahant: Funds for Indian health in danger under Republican ruleFiled Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Funds for Indian health in danger under Republican rule (May 22, 2017)
Medicaid is the one part of Indian health funding that’s growing.
Lawmakers push to renew Special Diabetes Program for IndiansFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Lawmakers push to renew Special Diabetes Program for Indians (May 18, 2017)
The program has bipartisan support and has demonstrated success but it's due to expire before the end of the year unless Congress takes action.
Bipartisan task force announced to look into Indian Health ServiceFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Bipartisan task force announced to look into Indian Health Service (May 18, 2017)
The 14-member working group will look for ways to improve the delivery of health care to the first Americans.
Indian Health Service budget and 'high risk' tribal programs on agenda for upcoming hearingsFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Indian Health Service budget and 'high risk' tribal programs on agenda for upcoming hearings (May 17, 2017)
Lawmakers who control the federal government's spending levels are continuing to focus on Indian Country.
Bureau of Indian Affairs designates service area for Tejon TribeFiled Under: National | Federal Recognition
Bureau of Indian Affairs designates service area for Tejon Tribe (May 17, 2017)
The tribe still doesn't have a reservation but its service area is the entirety of Kern County in California.
Indian Country leaders testify about funding needs on Capitol HillFiled Under: Education | Health | National | Politics
Indian Country leaders testify about funding needs on Capitol Hill (May 16, 2017)
The House Appropriations Committee is holding four sessions to learn about health, housing, education and other needs in tribal communities.
Hearing on high-risk tribal programs highlights void in Trump leadership teamFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Hearing on high-risk tribal programs highlights void in Trump leadership team (May 15, 2017)
More than 100 days into the Trump administration, Indian Country still doesn't know who will be advocating for their interests in the nation's capital.
Nooksack Tribe remains without recognized council as Trump administration digs inFiled Under: Health | Law | National | Politics
Nooksack Tribe remains without recognized council as Trump administration digs in (May 12, 2017)
A group of disputed leaders has been kicked out of federal court and denied access to an estimated $14 million in federal funds.
Donald Trump's surprise FBI firing upends Senate Committee on Indian AffairsFiled Under: Health | Law | National | Politics
Donald Trump's surprise FBI firing upends Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (May 10, 2017)
Partisan outrage over the sudden firing of the nation's top law enforcement official is affecting Indian Country's agenda on Capitol Hill.
Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on two billsFiled Under: Health | Law | National | Politics
Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on two bills (May 8, 2017)
Lawmakers will take testimony on a bill to bring AMBER Alert funds to Indian Country and another to benefit Alaska Native health care.
Indian lawmakers support Republican repeal of Affordable Care ActFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Indian lawmakers support Republican repeal of Affordable Care Act (May 5, 2017)
With the Indian Health Service severely underfunded, tribal advocates are worried about the impacts of the repeal and replace effort.
Mark Trahant: Republican bill takes billions from Indian health careFiled Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Republican bill takes billions from Indian health care (May 4, 2017)
How much does it cost to buy the vote of a ‘moderate’ Republican? Today the going rate is $8 billion.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs looks at 'high risk' Indian programsFiled Under: Education | Health | National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs looks at 'high risk' Indian programs (May 3, 2017)
The Government Accountability Office recently urged Congress to pay more attention to Indian education, health and energy development.
Funding bill holds the line for Indian Country ahead of Trump cutsFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Funding bill holds the line for Indian Country ahead of Trump cuts (May 2, 2017)
The 2017 omnibus appropriations package includes $2.9 billion for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and $5 billion for the Indian Health Service.
Mark Trahant: Bill boosts spending for Indian Country -- for nowFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Bill boosts spending for Indian Country -- for now (May 1, 2017)
Congress has a spending plan. And it rejects most (but not all) of President Donald J. Trump’s priorities.
Senate panel takes up bill to bring AMBER Alert funding to tribesFiled Under: Health | Law | National | Politics
Senate panel takes up bill to bring AMBER Alert funding to tribes (April 28, 2017)
Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) introduced S.772, the AMBER Alert in Indian Country Act, on March 29.
Shutdown of federal government looms ahead of April 28 deadlineFiled Under: National | Politics
Shutdown of federal government looms ahead of April 28 deadline (April 24, 2017)
With President Donald Trump in the picture, talks have become complicated by his demands for a wall along the Mexican border.
Chris Buchanan: Indian Health Service sees progress on diabetesFiled Under: Health | Opinion
Chris Buchanan: Indian Health Service sees progress on diabetes (March 31, 2017)
Diabetes is an important topic for Indian Country, for our families and communities, and for the Indian Health Service.
Native Sun News Today: Tribal group advocates for Indian healthFiled Under: Health | National
Native Sun News Today: Tribal group advocates for Indian health (March 30, 2017)
The Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Health Board serves tribes and tribal citizens in South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves five bills at meetingFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves five bills at meeting (March 29, 2017)
The bills address health care for Native veterans, outdated federal Indian laws, economic development, criminal jurisdiction and Columbia River treaty tribes.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs considers new round of billsFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs considers new round of bills (March 27, 2017)
Health care for Native veterans, outdated federal Indian laws, economic development, criminal jurisdiction and Columbia River treaty tribes are on the agenda.
Mark Trahant: The fight ahead for the future of Indian health careFiled Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: The fight ahead for the future of Indian health care (March 27, 2017)
President Donald J. Trump’s legislative agenda has crashed.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on diabetesFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on diabetes (March 21, 2017)
The hearing comes as tribes lobby Congress to reauthorize the Special Diabetes Program for Indians.
Mary Smith and Mary Wakefield: Obamacare repeal is bad for Indian CountryFiled Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mary Smith and Mary Wakefield: Obamacare repeal is bad for Indian Country (March 21, 2017)
The hidden costs of Affordable Care Act repeal with American Health Care Act replacement on Native Americans.
Tim Giago: Indian Health Service fails to live up to treaty obligationFiled Under: Health | Opinion
Tim Giago: Indian Health Service fails to live up to treaty obligation (March 20, 2017)
Tribe after tribe surrendered millions of acres of rich lands, water and natural resources to the federal government under treaties guaranteeing them health care in perpetuity.
Mark Trahant: Donald Trump's budget means less for the first AmericansFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Donald Trump's budget means less for the first Americans (March 16, 2017)
The new Trump Administration budget is short on details, but clear on direction.
Donald Trump brings bad news to Indian Country with first budgetFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Donald Trump brings bad news to Indian Country with first budget (March 16, 2017)
The parent agencies of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service are seeing major cuts to offset increases in defense spending.
Native Sun News Today: Ex-Indian Health Service doctor charged for abuse of minorFiled Under: Health | Law | National
Native Sun News Today: Ex-Indian Health Service doctor charged for abuse of minor (March 16, 2017)
A former Indian Health Service pediatrician stationed at the Pine Ridge Service Unit was charged with sexual abuse crimes against a minor.
Markwayne Mullin: Promise kept to protect Indian health care lawFiled Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Markwayne Mullin: Promise kept to protect Indian health care law (March 13, 2017)
This Congress, one of my priorities is to improve Indian health care.
Bill John Baker: A new day for the Cherokee Nation on health careFiled Under: Health | Opinion
Bill John Baker: A new day for the Cherokee Nation on health care (March 13, 2017)
We have worked aggressively to improve access to quality health care and the wellness of our tribe, both individually and collectively.
Mark Trahant: Obamacare replacement faces narrow path to becoming lawFiled Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Obamacare replacement faces narrow path to becoming law (March 13, 2017)
Instead of a repeal, the Republican leadership took the framework of the Affordable Care Act.
Indian health care law safe for now as GOP targets ObamacareFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Indian health care law safe for now as GOP targets Obamacare (March 8, 2017)
The Indian Health Care Improvement Act isn't affected by the repeal provisions of the new Republican health proposal.
Veterans Affairs aims to expand efforts with Indian Health ServiceFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Veterans Affairs aims to expand efforts with Indian Health Service (March 8, 2017)
Secretary David Shulkin says veterans deserve to receive care as close to home as possible.
House panel looks at Indian Health Service infrastructure needsFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
House panel looks at Indian Health Service infrastructure needs (March 6, 2017)
Aging Indian Health Service facilities are under scrutiny at a hearing of the House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs.
Mark Trahant: Indian Country can't ignore Native RepublicansFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Indian Country can't ignore Native Republicans (March 6, 2017)
Indian Country cannot afford to close the door to Republicans in Congress and in state legislatures.
Bill seeks comprehensive audit of Indian Health Service amid debate on ObamacareFiled Under: Health | National
Bill seeks comprehensive audit of Indian Health Service amid debate on Obamacare (March 1, 2017)
As the nation's politicians spar over the fate of Obamacare, tribes are still waiting on the federal government to fulfill its trust responsibilities.
Mark Trahant: A victory on Indian health from Washington stateFiled Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: A victory on Indian health from Washington state (February 23, 2017)
Look for more action and more Indian health success stories coming from state capitals.
Mark Trahant: Indian programs gain 'high risk' label at worst timeFiled Under: Education | Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Indian programs gain 'high risk' label at worst time (February 20, 2017)
Federal Indian programs have been added to the “high-risk” category by the Government Accountability Office.
Tribal leaders hear dueling messages on Indian health in the new Donald Trump eraFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Tribal leaders hear dueling messages on Indian health in the new Donald Trump era (February 14, 2017)
Indian issues have always been portrayed as non-partisan but it looks like that's no longer the case, at least when it comes to health care.
Donald Trump's Cabinet grows with more anti-Indian advocatesFiled Under: Health | Law | National | Politics
Donald Trump's Cabinet grows with more anti-Indian advocates (February 13, 2017)
Attorney General Jeff Sessions won't support tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians while Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price wants to dismantle Obamacare.
Rob Bishop: Republicans aren't trying to get rid of Indian health lawFiled Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Rob Bishop: Republicans aren't trying to get rid of Indian health law (February 6, 2017)
A short statement from the leader of the House Committee on Natural Resources.
Raúl Grijalva: Republicans are forgetting about Indian Country againFiled Under: Health | Opinion
Raúl Grijalva: Republicans are forgetting about Indian Country again (February 2, 2017)
Repealing the ACA will affect the Indian Health Care Improvement Act as well.
Democrats force a delay in vote on President Trump's tribal jurisdiction foeFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Democrats force a delay in vote on President Trump's tribal jurisdiction foe (January 31, 2017)
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) has refused to say whether he will defend the tribal jurisdiction provisions of the Violence Against Women Act.
Harlan McKosato: Indian Health Service is in danger under President TrumpFiled Under: Health | Opinion
Harlan McKosato: Indian Health Service is in danger under President Trump (January 30, 2017)
We need the spirit of Standing Rock in the Native health care fight.
James Giago Davies: Why the American health care system stinksFiled Under: Health | Opinion
James Giago Davies: Why the American health care system stinks (January 26, 2017)
I’m still kicking despite the fact that the Indian Health Service almost killed me once, not out of an honest mistake, but because the emergency room doctor was dismissive, insulting, indifferent, and sent me home with Salmonella poisoning.
Mark Trahant: Prepare for tribal budget cuts under President Donald TrumpFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Prepare for tribal budget cuts under President Donald Trump (January 23, 2017)
If this is day one, remember there are fourteen hundred and fifty-nine to go.
Mark Trahant: Congress moves forward with repeal of ObamacareFiled Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Congress moves forward with repeal of Obamacare (January 16, 2017)
Congress has voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Kinda, sorta.
Indian Health Service to award scholarships and loan repaymentsFiled Under: Education | Health
Indian Health Service to award scholarships and loan repayments (January 10, 2017)
The agency plans to award about $13.7 million in scholarships and about $30 million in loan repayments.
Indian Health Service takes steps to expand community health aide programFiled Under: Health | National
Indian Health Service takes steps to expand community health aide program (January 9, 2017)
The IHS is forming a national workgroup after hearing positive feedback from tribes in the Lower 48.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Oceti Sakowin suffer at Indian Health ServiceFiled Under: Health | Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Oceti Sakowin suffer at Indian Health Service (January 6, 2017)
We will continue to endure government abuse, racial intolerance, injustice, and poor health.
Republicans take initial steps to dismantle Indian health care lawFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Republicans take initial steps to dismantle Indian health care law (January 4, 2017)
The GOP pledge to repeal Obamacare leaves the Indian Health Care Improvement Act at risk.
Mark Trahant: Challenges and promises for tribes in the Donald Trump eraFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Challenges and promises for tribes in the Donald Trump era (January 3, 2017)
One way a Trump administration could really help Indian Country is infrastructure.
Nooksack Tribe tries to evict family amid mass enrollment purgeFiled Under: Law | National
Nooksack Tribe tries to evict family amid mass enrollment purge (December 22, 2016)
A disenrollment dispute continues to make waves in Washington.
Native Sun News Today: Tribes left out of plans for new hospitalFiled Under: Health | National
Native Sun News Today: Tribes left out of plans for new hospital (December 13, 2016)
The Indian Health Service has plans to tear down 16 historic buildings to make room for a large, two story hospital at the Sioux San site in Rapid City, South Dakota.
Mark Trahant: Navajo Republican lands job in Trump White HouseFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Navajo Republican lands job in Trump White House (December 12, 2016)
If, then, this. A series of three words explaining what happens in any new White House.
Native Sun News Today Editorial: A bumpy ride with Donald TrumpFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Native Sun News Today Editorial: A bumpy ride with Donald Trump (December 8, 2016)
It doesn’t matter if you are a Republican Indian or Democrat; the power to uplift or crush Indian Country is now in the hands of extremely conservative people.

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