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Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Sen. Mark Begich: Moving forward for the first people of Alaska (11/20)
Outgoing Senator: When Alaska Natives thrive, all of Alaska reaps the rewards.

Filed Under: Education | Health | Politics
Audio: Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on child trauma (11/19)
The hearing was the last of the 113th Congress and the last under Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana), who served as chairman for less than a year.

Filed Under: Health | National
MTPR: Native Americans urged to sign up for healthcare plans (11/18)
Native Americans who are eligible for the Indian Health Service are being encouraged to sign up for additional coverage at HealthCare.Gov.

Filed Under: Health | National
S.E. Ruckman: Series on health care law and Indian Country (11/17)
Taking a closer look at the Affordable Care Act and its impact in Indian Country.

Filed Under: Health | National
IHS still without a written policy on emergency contraception (11/13)
Coverage remains uneven more than a year after a verbal directive was issued.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Prepare for more budget cuts with Republicans (11/12)
The amount of money spent on the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Health Service and other programs, amounts to a tiny slice of federal spending.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Alaska Senate race is a real test of Native policy (10/29)
Alaska is a case in point where misleading ads about character are common.

Filed Under: National | Opinion | Politics
National Congress of American Indians set to open convention (10/27)
Several Cabinet secretaries will be making appearances at this year's meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Native Sun News: Indian lawmaker Kevin Killer makes big plans (10/27)
One would be hard pressed to find a lawmaker with the ability to walk on to any playground on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and get a game hoops one day, then turn around the next, and display the political aptitude needed to introduce an idea worthy of being imitated nationally.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Indian health system is on the ballot this election (10/06)
Even in Indian Country. If you look at funding prospects for the Indian health systems, then the Affordable Care Act is the only route that leads to more funding.

Filed Under: Health | National
IHS and IRS simplify tax exemption issue for Indian descendants (09/24)
Patients who are eligible for care through the IHS, urban Indian organizations and tribal providers will be able to be claim an exemption through the tax filing process.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion
Lauren Jones: Affordable Care Act benefits Native Americans too (08/29)
Lauren Jones of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma explains how the Affordable Care Act helps Native Americans secure additional health coverage.

Filed Under: Law | National
Native Sun News: Tribes walk out of contract support cost meeting (08/29)
At a recent meeting of the Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Association (GPTCA) in Rapid City, tribal leaders met to discuss strategies for a 'consultation' with the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Filed Under: Health | Law | Technology
Former IHS information security officer convicted for child porn (08/27)
Timothy DeFoggi, 56, will be sentenced November 7.

Filed Under: Health
Oklahoma City Indian Clinic celebrates grand opening of building (08/21)
The facility is dedicated to Dr. Everett R. Rhoades, a member of the Kiowa Tribe who was the first Indian director of the Indian Health Service.

Filed Under: Health | Law | National
Alaska Natives look to Obamacare to cover IHS budget shortfall (08/18)
The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium are testing out a program that basically provides insurance for free.

Filed Under: Health | Law
Alaska tribes still in contract support costs negotiations with IHS (08/14)
So far, the agency has paid $449 million to settle long-running disputes over self-determination contracts.

Filed Under: Health
Winnebago Tribe looking to address deficiencies at IHS hospital (08/05)
The tribe was given a 14-page list of corrections, Chairman John Blackhawk said.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion
Mark Trahant: It's past time to reform the Indian Health Service (08/05)
As we near the 50th anniversary of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, it’s time to rethink the agency’s structure and demand reform.

Filed Under: Health | Politics
Sen. Tester questions void in leadership at IHS regional offices (07/31)
Four of the 12 regions lack permanent directors, with vacancies in two regions dating to 2011.

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