‘Your debt is due’: Tribes on alert as U.S. government looms toward shutdown (September 26, 2023)Indian Country is on high alert as the U.S. government prepares for a possible shutdown, the first of its kind in more than three years.
Native America Calling: Troubling trends: government shutdown and COVID-19 (September 26, 2023)A coalition of tribal organizations is warning about the potential damage of a federal government shutdown to tribal citizens.
Diabetes program for Indian Country set to lose funds again (September 14, 2023)The Special Diabetes Program for Indians is about to run out of money, again, despite helping address high rates of the disease.
Native America Calling: Big changes ahead for Native Medicaid recipients (August 29, 2023)It’s called the “Unwinding.” Native people will be losing Medicaid coverage, as a pandemic-era safety net is expiring.
House committee advances slate of Indian Country bills (June 14, 2023)Bipartisanship seemed to be on rare display on Capitol Hill as lawmakers advanced a trio of bills benefiting Indian Country.
National Congress of American Indians puts prized property on the market (December 8, 2022)The Embassy of Tribal Nations, the home of the National Congress of American Indians, is on the market.
Markwayne Mullin becomes first Native U.S. Senator in nearly two decades (November 8, 2022)Markwayne Mullin has made history as the first tribal citizen to win election to the U.S. Senate in nearly two decades.
Secretary Deb Haaland provides update from Department of the Interior (September 27, 2022)Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland provides an update at the 39th Annual National Tribal Health Conference.
Indian Health Service finally lands a permanent leader in Roselyn Tso (September 22, 2022)For the first time in nearly two years, the Indian Health Service has a permanent leader.
Indian Health Service nominee up for confirmation hearing (May 24, 2022)With his administration sounding the alarm on health worker burnout, President Biden’s pick to lead the Indian Health Service is up for a long-awaited confirmation hearing.
National Congress of American Indians hosts winter meeting (February 14, 2022)The National Congress of American Indians will be hearing from top Biden administration officials and key members of Congress at its winter meeting.
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NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week (October 12, 2021)ICYMI: President Biden officially declared October 11 Indigenous Peoples’ Day.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs examines COVID-19 response (April 14, 2021)One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, how are Native communities doing after suffering the highest infection, hospitalization and death rates in the U.S?
Indian Country Health Leaders: Protecting your community amid COVID-19 (December 28, 2020)Native communities are strong and resilient. Together, we will get through this.
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation health leader advises Joe Biden on COVID-19 (December 15, 2020)Dealing with COVID-19 is one of president-elect Joe Biden’s highest priorities and Dr. Jill Jim of the Navajo Nation will be there to guide him.
COVID-19 vaccine arrives in Indian Country as cases continue to rise (December 14, 2020)Indian Country is receiving a new COVID-19 vaccine but the vast majority of tribal citizens will have to wait before they can be protected from a disease that continues to ravage their communities.
Cronkite News: Indian health care law in hands of nation’s highest court (November 17, 2020)Native leaders are keeping close watch on the Supreme Court battle over whether to repeal all or parts of the Affordable Care Act, a move many say could devastate health care in Indian Country.
Supreme Court hears arguments in Affordable Care Act case (November 10, 2020)The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a case that could undo the Indian Health Care Improvement Act.
Tribal leaders discuss COVID-19 at National Tribal Health Conference (October 15, 2020)Tribal leaders participate in a panel at the National Tribal Health Conference on October 14, 2020.
Cronkite News: Tribes denied access to public health data (October 8, 2020)The Tribal Health Data Improvement Act aims to remove barriers that Native Americans face in accessing public health data – something even more critical in the COVID-19 era.
House panel sets hearing on COVID-19 in Indian Country (September 28, 2020)The National Congress of American Indians, the National Indian Health Board and the National Council of Urban Indian Health will provide COVID-19 updates at an appropriations hearing.
Tribal Health Data Improvement Act up for passage in House (September 28, 2020)A bipartisan bill to ensure that tribal authorities have access to the same public health data as states is moving forward on Capitol Hill.
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