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Navajo Nation

article Navajo Housing Authority up in the air (4/25/2017)
(Arizona) -- On April 20, the Navajo Nation Council voted 16-4 in support of legislation which would effectively remove the current Navajo Housing Authority board of...
article Navajo Nation hiring officials after clearing housing board (4/25/2017)
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye is looking for new housing authority board members after the council voted to remove the previous board. Begaye has...
article OP/ED: McCain: The Navajo Housing Authority investigation we need (4/23/2017)
(Arizona) -- Navajo families are living a housing nightmare. Far removed from the suburbs of Phoenix, the Navajo reservation is dotted with crumbling houses and...
article NHA management cites accomplishments (4/19/2017)
(Arizona) -- Navajo Housing Authority officials issued a statement Tuesday in response to a letter written by Navajo Nation leaders asking the NHA board to remove top...
article President, speaker call for removal of top NHA management (4/19/2017)
(Arizona) -- In probably the strongest letter that Navajo Nation officials have written in recent years, the president and speaker of the Council has asked for the...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Whiteclay

article Q & A: What's next for Whiteclay beer stores? (4/22/2017)
(Nebraska) -- The Nebraska Liquor Control Commission decided Wednesday it would not renew the licenses of four beer stores in Whiteclay. The decision was hailed by...
article Longest Walk 5.2 Holds Anti-Drugs-Alcohol-Domestic Violence Prayerful Walk Through Whiteclay (4/10/2017)
(Nebraska) -- On Saturday, April 8, 2017, the Longest Walk 5.2 gathered in White Clay, Nebraska to bring attention to the devastating negative impact alcohol has on...
article Activists: Beer stores near Indian reservation should close (4/8/2017)
(Nebraska) -- Four Nebraska beer stores on the border of a South Dakota Indian reservation should close because the area doesn't have sufficient law enforcement to...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Cherokee Nation

article Cherokee Nation Sues Drug Firms over Opioid Crisis (4/21/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- In the first lawsuit of its kind, lawyers for the Cherokee nation are filing a lawsuit in a tribal court against the nation’s top six drug...
article Cherokee Nation Sues Opioid Providers In Tribal Court (4/21/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation is seeking restitution for a drug abuse epidemic that has disproportionately affected members of its tribe. The nation filed a lawsuit...
article Cherokee Nation Sues Walmart, Drug Companies Over Opioids (4/21/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- Declaring an “opioid epidemic of unprecedented proportions” in Indian country, the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma on Thursday, April 20 filed suit...
article Cherokee Nation files lawsuit targeting CVS and other pharmacies in opioid crisis (4/20/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation is suing CVS Health, Walgreens, and other drug companies and retailers, alleging the companies didn’t do enough to stop prescription...
article Cherokee Nation Sues Drug Companies & Retailers for Illegal Prescribed Opioids in the Cherokee Nation (4/20/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- Today, the Cherokee Nation filed a lawsuit against McKesson Corporation, Cardinal Health, Inc., AmerisourceBergen, CVS Health, Walgreens Boots Alliance,...
article Cherokee Nation sues drug companies for alleged 'epidemic' of prescription painkiller abuse (4/20/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- Accusing them of creating “an epidemic of prescription opioid drug abuse” by flooding Oklahoma with unnecessary painkillers, the Cherokee...
article Cherokee Nation sues drug firms, retailers for flooding communities with opioids (4/20/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- Lawyers for the Cherokee Nation opened a new line of attack against the pharmaceutical industry Thursday, filing a lawsuit in tribal court that accuses the...
article Tribal Council accepts grant to help increase fitness, nutrition (3/24/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council on Monday unanimously approved a contract with the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust Healthy Living Program...
8 Total Articles on this Issue

Muscogee Creek

article ADA donation passes during HEW session (4/20/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- A Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council Health, Education and Welfare Committee meeting was held April 17 at the Mound Building in Okmulgee.
1 Article on this Issue

Suicide

article Yurok Tribe sees successes in suicide prevention following crisis (4/20/2017)
(California) -- Nearly a year has passed since several Yurok tribal departments moved from their Weitchpec office to make room for a mobilization of social services to...
article Gathering of Native Americans coming to Fort Belknap (4/15/2017)
(Montana) -- The Fort Belknap Indian Reservation’s Chemical Dependency Center will host a Gathering of Native Americans, or GONA, a three-day event geared toward...
article Indigenous suicide prevention in the Digital Age (4/15/2017)
(Australia) -- Aboriginal Australians are dying. Needlessly. We are losing three Aboriginal people a week to suicide, from a population that is just over half a million...
article Suicide conversation opens doors to understanding and healing (4/13/2017)
(Montana) -- After recent suicides tragically hit the community hearts in the last several months the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Health Department hosted a...
article 'There's always a little light': Indigenous youth find hope in the face of suicide (4/7/2017)
(Manitoba) -- Every morning before 8 a.m., before 500 high school students arrive at Mikisew High School in Cross Lake, principal Anna McKay prays quietly alone in her...
article I want to die so bad': Indigenous youth from Cross Lake, Man., document hope and despair (4/6/2017)
(Manitoba) -- Last winter, the remote northern Indigenous community of Cross Lake was hit by tragedy. Five young people killed themselves. In the weeks that followed,...
article One bill to prevent suicide tabled; leaders promise alternative solution (3/28/2017)
(Montana) -- One of several bills to combat youth suicides was killed Tuesday, but legislative leaders from both parties promised to work on a more comprehensive...
article First Nations say suicide crisis requires same response as natural disasters (3/25/2017)
(Ontario) -- A rash of suicides; a car crash that claims multiple members of the same family; the arrival of a new, highly addictive drug — First Nations in...
8 Total Articles on this Issue

Indian Children Welfare Act (ICWA)

article Indian community attorneys argue before AZ Supreme Court to protect Indian children (4/17/2017)
(Arizona) -- Attorneys for the Gila River Indian Community this morning made oral arguments before the Arizona Supreme Court in a controversial case involving which...
article Attorney general: compliance with tribal child custody law a ‘priority’ (4/1/2017)
(California) -- A coalition of California tribal governments, including two from the North Coast, say the state has taken a ‘monumental’ step toward...
article Butte County sees upsurge in Indian Child Welfare Act cases (3/31/2017)
(South Dakota) -- Butte County State’s Attorney Cassie Wendt presented to the Butte County Commission during its March 21 meeting, delineating to the commission...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Swinomish Tribe

press release Brian Cladoosby Accepts Position on Group Health Community Foundation Board (4/17/2017)
(Washington) -- Brian Cladoosby, Chairman of the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, is honored to have accepted a position of service on the Board of Directors for the...
article Washington tribe beats dental lobby, gets dental therapy (4/5/2017)
(Washington) -- After years of failed efforts to pass a dental therapy law in Washington, an Indian tribe took a page from their counterparts in Alaska and exercised...
article Council approves Swinomish opioid treatment facility permit (3/27/2017)
(Washington) -- An opioid treatment facility proposed by the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community is another step closer to reality this week, after the Anacortes City...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Attawapiskat

article Attawapiskat chief urges faster government action after year-long emergency (4/16/2017)
(Ontario) -- One year after a surge of suicide attempts prompted the northern Ontario First Nation to declare a crisis, Chief Ignace Gull said he continues to get calls...
1 Article on this Issue

Massachusetts Gaming

article Foxborough Awarded Grant From Mass. Gaming Commission (4/15/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- The town will receive some mitigation funds from the state's gaming commission. The Mass. Gaming Commission voted 4-0 Thursday to approve...
1 Article on this Issue

Nooksack Tribe

article Federal government to take over health care from Nooksack Tribe (4/11/2017)
(Washington) -- Nearly 300 people who have been kicked out of the Nooksack Indian Tribe will once again get health care when the federal government steps in at the end...
1 Article on this Issue

Lumbee Tribe

article Investigating Heart Health for Lumbee Women (4/7/2017)
(North Carolina) -- When Tona Jacobs, the vibrant principal of Pembroke Elementary School, fainted twice at work five years ago, she figured she was just weak from...
1 Article on this Issue

Pine Ridge

article At Thunder Valley, Tilsen pushes to end poverty on Pine Ridge (4/7/2017)
(South Dakota) -- The call to activism may have been born into Nick Tilsen, literally as part of his DNA. Tilsen's parents met during the 1973 standoff at Wounded...
article Emergency foster care home up and running in Oglala (3/29/2017)
(South Dakota) -- A seven year quest to bring an emergency foster care home for young children in need on the Pine Ridge Reservation -- and to chip away at troubling...
article Spring breakers spending time helping out on the Pine Ridge Reservation (3/29/2017)
(South Dakota) -- Many spring breakers choose to hit the sandy shores to enjoy a week of warm weather and sunshine, but some choose to spend it by helping those in need...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Shakopee Mdewakanton

article Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Increases Native American Nutrition Campaign to $10 Million (4/4/2017)
(Minnesota) -- The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) announced today that it is committing an additional $5 million in new funding over the next two years to...
1 Article on this Issue

Native Voices

article MIDGE: Playing ‘Russian Roulette’ With Women’s Health (4/3/2017)
(USA) -- A din of squealing and snorking was heard coming from a White House conference room March 23, when top government leaders met with a group of all male barnyard...
article TRAHANT: The fight ahead for the future of Indian health care (3/27/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald J. Trump’s legislative agenda has crashed. The Republican promise to quickly repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act on...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Chickasaw Nation

article Chickasaw Nation Cuts Ribbon for Ardmore Child Development Center (4/2/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- The importance of education took center stage as Chickasaw Nation officials opened a one-of-a-kind child development center designed to encourage...
1 Article on this Issue

St. Regis Mohawk

article Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Recognizes Long-term Physician, “Doc Kelly” (4/2/2017)
(Michigan) -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe recently highlighted Dr. Benson Kelly as their long-term service employee.
1 Article on this Issue

Sault Ste. Marie Tribe

article Sault Tribe Offers Parents of Newborns Safe Sleep Alternative—The Baby Box (4/1/2017)
(Michigan) -- The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Health Center, located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, is providing parents of Sault Tribe newborns and...
1 Article on this Issue

San Manuel Tribe

article San Manuel tribe honors Redlands Assistance League (3/29/2017)
(California) -- The Assistance League of Redlands personifies Yawa’ — meaning to act on one’s beliefs — according to the San Manuel Band of...
1 Article on this Issue

Trump & Tribes

article In Indian Country, the survival of Obamacare's Medicaid expansion brings a sigh of relief (3/29/2017)
(Minnesota) -- As members of Congress and the Trump administration point fingers over their failure to repeal the Affordable Care Act, one constituency is definitely...
1 Article on this Issue

American Gaming Association

article FREEMAN: Gaming and Health Care (3/28/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- One of the most important duties we face as an industry is to ensure customers enjoy our entertainment product in a responsible manner, which nearly...
1 Article on this Issue

Tobacco & Cigarettes

article First Nations teens create innovative smoking prevention campaign for B.C. youth (3/26/2017)
(British Columbia) -- First Nations teens and the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) have announced a new smoking prevention campaign aimed at preventing the use of...
1 Article on this Issue

Cheyenne/Arapaho Tribe

article One year in, gardening project on the reservation going strong (3/25/2017)
(Wyoming) -- A study evaluating the health impacts of food gardens with Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho families is under way, and the first wave of 18 families...
1 Article on this Issue

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

article Law was meant to let American Indians prosecute violence; is it working? (3/25/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- When you hear about violence against women, the commonly used statistics are 1 in 2 have experienced physical violence in their lifetime while 1 in...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Notah Begay III to Swing for Worthy Causes at AMERIND Risk’s Annual Golf Tournament (4/26/2017)
(New Mexico) -- Four-time PGA Tour winner Notah Begay III will grace Twin Warriors Golf Club this Thursday, April 27, in honor of AMERIND Risk’s sold-out 13th...
article ‘Destroy the Ice Cream Man’: Native Youth Testifies on Diabetes Crisis (4/26/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (SCIA) Chairman John Hoeven (R-ND) continued his rapid pace of hearings on issues important to Indian country...
article State Responds To American Indian Health Director Resignation (4/25/2017)
(Montana) -- The head of Montana's health department says she is, quote, “disappointed” to learn of the resignation of American Indian Health Director...
article 4 Manitoba men switched at birth not satisfied after meeting with reviewers looking into mix-up (4/25/2017)
(Manitoba) -- A spokesperson for the four Manitoba men who were switched at birth at the Norway House Hospital in the 1970s says recent meetings with officials looking...
article Pueblos work together to promote healthy lifestyle (4/25/2017)
(New Mexico) -- Thousands of New Mexicans are diagnosed with diabetes, but the State Department of Health finds the disease disproportionately affects Native Americans....
article Montana's First American Indian Health Director Resigns (4/24/2017)
(Montana) -- Montana's first-ever director of American Indian Health says she thinks state government lacks the commitment for her to do meaningful work, and is...
article Rounds eyes fixes for troubled Indian Health Service (4/24/2017)
(South Dakota) -- Sen. Mike Rounds says he's confident that he can coax a bill he introduced through congress that would mandate an audit of the Indian health Service....
article The Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women Receives $250K from Grants (4/23/2017)
(New Mexico) -- The Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women (CSVANW) has received $250,000 in competitive grants from Verizon Wireless HopeLine, a Pueblo of...
article 'Terrified they will take their babies': Aboriginal midwives break cycle of distrust in health services (4/23/2017)
(Australia) -- James Burns has been to every prenatal appointment with his fiancee Kelly Jenkins. She's three days past her due date and her little boy is kicking...
article 'Native?' Winnipeg man won't call landlord racist but is speaking out to raise awareness (4/22/2017)
(Manitoba) -- A Winnipeg man who was asked if he was "Native" when he inquired about renting a house says the question was discriminatory and inappropriate,...
article Evicted Warrior says there needs to be protections for tenants and landlords on reserve (4/22/2017)
(Nova Scotia) -- A well known Mi’kmaq warrior says there needs to be more protections for landlords and tenants on reserve. Suzanne Patles received an eviction...
article Grannies walk to raise awareness on mental health in First Nation youth (4/22/2017)
(Ottawa) -- A group of Grandmothers calling themselves the “Grannies with wings” along with others, began a walk to Ottawa in hope of getting more help for...
article More than 120 totes full of donations take off from Tilbury to northern reserve Neskantaga (4/22/2017)
(Ontario) -- It took a long chain of students, a charitable organization and a giving community, but more than 100 totes full of supplies destined for a remote First...
article Fashion designer from northern Ontario starts sewing circle in remote First Nation (4/22/2017)
(Ontario) -- A new sewing project is being set up in the remote northwestern Ontario community of Eabametoong First Nation, with the help of a Canadian fashion designer...
article Common Settings for Hantavirus Exposure in the United States Revealed (4/21/2017)
(USA) -- A recent study examined exposure characteristics of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) over a 22-year period, showing that the syndrome disproportionately...
article Esgenoôpetitj needs rehab facility, says drug counsellor (4/21/2017)
(New Brunswick) -- Theresa Bonnell is "expecting a phone call anytime" with news of one of her Esgenoôpetitj First Nation relatives struggling with addiction.
article Family of small boy with cerebral palsy in Winnipeg say they are being discriminated against (4/21/2017)
(Manitoba) -- It’s an unfortunate reality for many First Nation families from northern and remote communities that when their children are sick, they must leave home for...
article Family of young boy with Leukodystrophy trying to find cash to go to U.S. for treatment (4/21/2017)
(Manitoba) -- A Manitoba family is hoping for a miracle after an incurable disease has left their young boy fighting for his life. The genetic disorder is rare – with...
article Income, not just poor housing, tied to First Nations respiratory ailments, StatsCan says (4/21/2017)
(Canada) -- While much has been made of the links between mouldy, overcrowded houses and the health of First Nations people, a new report released by Statistics Canada...
article LIHEAP to cut services due to funding questions (4/21/2017)
(Washington) -- With 800 households across the Colville Reservation served by the Colville Tribal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, a cut – or full termination...

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