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Filed Under: Health | Law | National
Senate committee examines costs of substance abuse on tribes (07/30)
Lawmakers and witnesses shared devastating statistics about the impacts of drugs and alcohol in Indian Country.

Filed Under: Health | Law | National
IHS hired physician who was sanctioned by Justice Department (07/28)
An 18-year-old member of the Navajo Nation was diagnosed with conjunctivitis and sent home with ibuprofen even though he displayed serious neurological problems.

Filed Under: Health | Law | National
Indian Health Service discusses LGBT issues at 'historic' meeting (07/28)
Acting director Robert McSwain said the agency is committed to serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and Two Spirit communities.

Filed Under: Health | National
Senate panel sets hearing on substance abuse in Indian Country (07/27)
American Indians and Alaska Natives suffer from high rates of alcoholism and their mortality rate is about four times higher than that of the general population.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Press the Republican candidates on Indian issues (07/27)
What do you do with sixteen candidates? It’s a thorny problem for Republicans.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Alaska makes a big decision for Indian health (07/21)
Alaska’s new governor announced the expansion of Medicaid and this will significantly boost money for the Alaska Native medical system.

Filed Under: Health
IHS debuts new facility on San Carlos Apache Reservation (07/20)
The 179,000 square-foot San Carlos Apache Tribe Health Center in Peridot, Arizona, cost $116 million.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Indian funding bill pulled in Confederate flag flap (07/17)
The federal appropriations process may at its most convoluted point ever.

Filed Under: Business | Law | National | Politics
Bill shields tribes from Affordable Care Act employer mandate (07/15)
Sen. Steve Daines (R-Montana) and Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Montana) introduced the Tribal Employment and Jobs Protection Act to exempt tribes from large fines.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Republicans pull Interior funding bill over Confederate flag debate (07/09)
The withdrawal came as the White House renewed objections to funding cuts at the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Sovereignty in action with dental health programs (07/08)
Current law might prevent the Indian Health Service from investing in better oral health care delivery; but it does not say anything about a tribal health program.

Filed Under: Health | National
Urban Inter-Tribal Center of Texas helps with war against diabetes (07/07)
Dr. Rodney Stapp said amputations have dropped to virtually zero after the introduction of Nike N7 shoe.

Filed Under: National | Politics | Recognition
House to resume consideration of Interior appropriations measure (07/07)
President Barack Obama is threatening to veto H.R.2822 due to lower funding levels and controversial policy riders.

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Sen. Murkowski questions definition of 'Indian' for health care (07/01)
The limited definition penalizes American Indians and Alaska Natives who aren't enrolled in a federally recognized tribe or an Alaska Native corporation.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion
Yvette Roubideaux: Making progress at Indian Health Service (06/30)
I joined the Indian Health Service knowing that there was much work to do and there were no quick fixes available.

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Supreme Court adds second Indian law case to upcoming term (06/30)
The justices agreed to resolve a self-determination dispute that will affect how much the Indian Health Service owes to tribes.

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Supreme Court considers petition in contract support cost case (06/26)
The Menominee Nation and the Department of Justice are seeking to resolve a conflict that affects self-determination contracts nationwide.

Filed Under: Health | National
Senate passes measure to transfer land to Native health group (06/26)
The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation is planning a $250 million renovation and expansion of its campus in Bethel, Alaska.

Filed Under: Education | Health | National | Politics
Lawmakers promise to help tribes bring a halt to youth suicide (06/25)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs has held six hearings in a decade on a problem that affects tribes across the nation.

Filed Under: Education | Health | Law | National | Politics
White House threatens veto of funding bill for Indian programs (06/24)
The House is scheduled to take up the fiscal year 2016 Interior appropriations bill on Thursday.

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