Aaron Payment: Affordable Care Act boosts Indian Country health (March 21, 2016)
American Indians and Alaskan Natives, long recognized as having the highest poverty rates of any ethnic group, have better access to medical care more than ever before. We can thank the Affordable Care Act.
A dramatic proposal to create a new Indian education agency within the Interior Department is on the agenda for an April 6 hearing.
House subcommittee takes testimony on Indian Country budget (March 21, 2016)
Officials from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians and the Indian Health Service will discuss their priorities amid concerns from some lawmakers that the budget invests in programs that may not be seeing results.
Jeremy Red Star Wolf: Treaty tribes see success with hatcheries (March 21, 2016)
Over the last 40 years, a coalition of tribal, federal and state agencies worked together to reverse salmon declines.
Russell Begaye: Tribes face obstacles to economic development (March 21, 2016)
This week, many tribes from across the country will gather in Las Vegas for the Res 2016 convention, to celebrate business successes, seek out new business opportunities and find innovative ways to get around common barriers many of us face.
Albert Bender: Cherokee war chief Dragging Canoe was a true hero (March 21, 2016)
On February 27, a commemoration of the life of the great Cherokee war chief Dragging Canoe was held at the Global Education Center in Nashville.
Harlan McKosato: Cobell buy-back program tackles fractionation (March 21, 2016)
Many Natives see humor in the fact that they receive a $2 check from the U.S. Department of Treasury for their land ownership and/or their oil and gas leases.
Supreme Court declines case over Indian symbol on license plate (March 21, 2016)
The plate features the 'Sacred Rain Arrow' sculpture by the late acclaimed Apache artist Allan Houser.
Cronkite News: Democrats court Native voters ahead of primary (March 21, 2016)
As thousands of people lined up around the Phoenix Convention Center last Tuesday afternoon to hear presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speak, they could hear the constant beat of drums outside.
Bureau of Indian Affairs within reach of land-into-trust milestone (March 21, 2016)
The Obama administration has already placed about 400,000 acres in trust after acquisitions came to a near-halt during the Bush era.
Supreme Court won't hear case challenging Ute Tribe's sovereignty (March 21, 2016)
The state of Utah and three counties have been trying to diminish the boundaries of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation despite losing a string of cases dating back decades.
Rosebud Sioux Tribe left 'high and dry' by IHS hospital executive (March 21, 2016)
A month after the chief executive of the Rosebud Hospital in South Dakota hospital left, the emergency room was shut down and the facility itself is in danger of losing a key certification.
Steve Russell: History repeats itself with Donald Trump campaign (March 21, 2016)
Playing the part of the modern Indian fighter Donald Trump was the second most famous Indian fighter in history after Custer, Andrew Jackson.
Tim Giago: Propaganda gets in the way of facts in Indian Country (March 21, 2016)
Oftentimes the total lack of knowledge when it comes to offsetting the propaganda spread by the American Indian Movement over the years is puzzling and disturbing and even more so with the easy access to social media.
Jay Daniels: Bureau of Indian Affairs hinders tribes with inaction (March 21, 2016)
Indian Country has been waiting about ten years for new rights-of-way regulations to be approved and implemented.
Native Sun News: Tribal activist welcomes pledge to curb fracking (March 21, 2016)
Lisa DeVille lauded U.S-Canadian joint vows to curb toxic methane flaring from fracking operations, such as those that plague the Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Tribes.
Mark Trahant: Turn to Montana for proof that Native votes matter (March 21, 2016)
When you want proof that the Native vote works, evidence can be found in Montana.
Harold Monteau: Some Democratic votes count more than yours (March 21, 2016)
What are Super Delegates, and why do their votes count so much more than yours or mine?
Gyasi Ross: Only one candidate pays attention to Indian Country (March 21, 2016)
See, Hillary Clinton STILL has not shown one bit of investment into Indian Country (other than a conference call that probably cost two dollars)—no outreach people to Indian Country, no ads committed to Native people, no visits to Indian Country.
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