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Bois Forte Band of Chippewa

article The Bois Forte consider a wellness court (8/23/2019)
(Minnesota) -- The Bois Forte Band of Chippewa needed a larger courthouse. "Attorneys were meeting with clients in cars and people charged with crimes and their...
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Cherokee Nation

article USDA waiver expands CN Food Distribution to Bartlesville (8/22/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved Cherokee Nation’s waiver request that allows the tribe to serve its citizens living in Bartlesville...
article Crittenden nominated as first Cherokee Nation Veterans Affairs secretary (8/19/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- During a roundtable discussion with veterans of the armed forces at the Cherokee Nation’s Veterans Center, Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. on Aug....
article Officials: Cherokee Nation homes to be restored in $30M plan (8/4/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation officials say a $30 million rehabilitation plan will overhaul hundreds of tribal homes, remodel community buildings and generate...
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Health Care

article Curyung Tribe to leave Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation (8/22/2019)
(Alaska) -- The Curyung Tribe is leaving the Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation. In a statement, Robert Clark, President and CEO of BBAHC, said the corporation "...
article Curyung Tribe, BBAHC’s largest tribe, will withdraw from health corporation (8/21/2019)
(Alaska) -- The Curyung Tribe is leaving the Bristol Bay Area Health Corp. In a statement, Robert Clark, president and CEO of BBAHC, said the corporation “does not...
article Northern Manitoba First Nations people rally for better health care (8/21/2019)
(Manitoba) -- A St. Theresa Point man says he is sick of living in this "concrete jungle" and wants to go home to his remote First Nation. Roy Harper says he...
article Minnesota Republicans to press for answers about DHS leadership turnover, overpayments to tribes (8/11/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Minnesota Republicans who have called for an explanation about turnover and turmoil within the Department of Human Services may get some answers this week.
article Emails to tribes: DHS previously advised billing rates it now calls ‘overpayments’ (8/7/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Two Minnesota tribes are pushing back on what the Department of Human Services calls overpayments of more than $25 million over the last five years for...
article Leech Lake Band: State agency told tribal officials Medicaid billing was correct (8/7/2019)
(Minnesota) -- The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe has produced email correspondence that the band says proves the state of Minnesota should be on the hook for more than $13...
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Mashpee Wampanoag

article HUD Official Tours As Wampanoag Housing Nears Completion (8/22/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The frames of several soon-to-be completed buildings stood amid plots of dirt and construction as General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and...
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Rosebud Sioux Tribe

article South Dakota, Rosebud Sioux Tribe partner to establish first reservation meth treatment program (8/22/2019)
(South Dakota) -- In South Dakota's ongoing fight against methamphetamine abuse, the state Department of Social Services is partnering with the Rosebud Sioux Tribe...
article State, Rosebud Sioux Tribe enter contract to expand meth treatment (8/22/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Governor Kristi Noem today announced that the Department of Social Services entered into a contract with the Rosebud Sioux Tribe to operate the only...
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First Nations

article Federal government funds economic development projects in Seine River (8/20/2019)
(Ontario) -- A northwestern Ontario Indigenous community will build a new, 8,000-square-foot multi-use centre with help from the federal government. FedNor on Monday...
article Nunavut addictions treatment centre planned for Iqaluit (8/19/2019)
(North Canada) -- An addictions and trauma treatment centre will open its doors in Iqaluit in about five years, according to the centre's executive director Jakob...
article Mi'kmaw Summer Games give Indigenous youth a chance to come together (8/19/2019)
(Nova Scotia) -- For Steven Googoo, a band councillor for Waycobah First Nation, the Nova Scotia Mi'kmaw Summer Games aren't just exciting — they're a...
article 'Looked like fire': Lightning strike at First Nation sends 13 people to hospital (8/17/2019)
(Canada) -- More than a dozen people were sent to hospital Friday evening after a bolt of lightning struck a tent that had fallen over at a powwow on Ebb and Flow First...
article Calgary Vet Students Care for Tsuut’ina and Siksika First Nations Horses (8/12/2019)
(Edmonton) -- A new rotation at the University of Calgary’s faculty of veterinary medicine is providing fourth-year students the chance to participate in hands-on...
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Trump Adminstration

article HUD officially abandons new rules for down payment assistance on FHA mortgages (8/19/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced late last week that is officially bailing on a contentious set of changes to its rules for...
article Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson tours LaGrave, talks housing (8/7/2019)
(North Dakota) -- Where can homeless families go in Grand Forks? That was one of a handful of problems brought to Ben Carson, the Housing and Urban Development Secretary...
article Ben Carson visit to North Dakota rescheduled for Wednesday (8/6/2019)
(North Dakota) -- Ben Carson's trip to North Dakota is back on. After the trip was announced and postponed just hours later Monday, Sen. John Hoeven's office...
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Adoption

article Native American teen's identity omitted in adoption records (8/18/2019)
(Montana) -- Calonna Carlisle's bright blue bedroom in the Twin Cities suburb of Lakeville is draped in gymnastics medals and pageant sashes, including one from the...
article Her Native American identity was omitted from her adoption records. Now she wants it back (8/7/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Calonna Carlisle’s bright blue bedroom in the Twin Cities suburb of Lakeville is draped in gymnastics medals and pageant sashes, including one from...
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Eastern Band of Cherokee

article How the Eastern Cherokee took control of their health care (8/16/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Light pours through large windows and glass ceilings of the Cherokee Indian Hospital onto a fireplace, a waterfall and murals.
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Mental Health

article National suicide hotline number could change to just three digits (8/16/2019)
(USA) -- The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is an essential tool to help millions of Americans dealing with mental health issues and potentially facing crises.
article Panel calls for better suicide prevention services for youth in B.C. (8/16/2019)
(British Columbia) -- A panel of experts says there is a need for more timely access to mental health supports and services in rural area of British Columbia to try and...
article The State With the Highest Suicide Rate Desperately Needs Shrinks (8/15/2019)
(Montana) -- The mental health unit inside the Glendive Medical Center is dark, and when Jaime Shanks declares that a light switch surely must be around here somewhere,...
article Community effort needed to prevent suicide, experts said (8/9/2019)
(Montana) -- Specialists and health professionals agree the only way for Montana to deal with the statewide suicide crisis is to work together in a joint community...
article Hannah Tooktoo returns to hero's welcome after 8-week bicycle journey for suicide prevention (8/8/2019)
(Quebec) -- Dozens of supporters welcomed Hannah Tooktoo back to Montreal on Thursday afternoon after the 24-year-old Inuk student spent the past two months bicycling...
article Arizona lawmaker tackles Native American suicide epidemic (8/6/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Native American suicide rate is at epidemic levels. An Arizona lawmaker is trying to tackle the issue with new legislation. "It has...
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Navajo Nation

article Navajo Nation Recognizes “Navajo Head Start Day” (8/16/2019)
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and First Lady Phefelia Nez along with Vice President Myron Lizer, and members of the 24th Navajo Nation Council joined...
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Chickasaw Nation

press release Chickasaw Nation employees, citizens honored at Area Director’s Awards (8/14/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- he Indian Health Service (IHS) acknowledged the efforts of Chickasaw Nation citizens and employees for improving the health and well-being of Native...
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Government Shutdown

article Protect Indian Health Service from budget fights, ABA House urges; 'health care is a right, not a privilege' (8/13/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Government shutdowns shouldn’t affect whether members of federally recognized American Indian tribes can see—or pay—their doctors...
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Northern Arapaho

article Northern Arapaho Tribe celebrates expansion of Riverton clinic (8/13/2019)
(Wyoming) -- Additional services and new jobs will accompany the expansion of a tribal clinic in Riverton that marked the changes in a reopening ceremony last week.
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Fort Belknap

article 'Grow your own' program can bring health care to Montana's reservations (8/12/2019)
(Montana) -- A bill that passed in the 2019 state Legislature will help Montana tribal communities train to provide basic health care and dental services. After effort...
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Jamestown S’Klallam

article Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe’s planned treatment center modeled after Swinomish facility (8/12/2019)
(Washington) -- The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe’s planned medication-assisted treatment center for Sequim will be modeled after a facility operated by the...
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Blackfeet Nation

article Christ is ‘springboard’ for doctor serving her people of Blackfeet Nation (8/11/2019)
(Montana) -- As a physician for Indian Health Service on the Blackfeet Reservation in Browning, Dr. Mary DesRosier serves her neighbors, her friends and her family - and...
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IHS

article Report critical of Cass Lake IHS handling of opioids (8/11/2019)
(Minnesota) -- The Indian Health Service in Cass Lake was one of five IHS facilities that received criticism from the Department of Health and Human Services in a recent...
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Indian Children Welfare Act (ICWA)

article 5th Circuit upholds Indian Child Welfare Act as constitutional, reversing lower court (8/10/2019)
(Texas) -- In a blow to the Texas Attorney General’s Office, a federal appeals court on Friday reversed a lower court’s October 2018 ruling that struck down...
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Pascua Yaqui

article Pascua Yaqui Tribe starts building new health services center (8/9/2019)
(Arizona) -- Pascua Yaqui tribal members will soon have many of their health care services consolidated into one new 100,000-square-foot building. Pascua Yaqui Health...
article Pascua Yaqui Tribe receives funding to build new youth facility (8/7/2019)
(Arizona) -- The Pascua Yaqui Tribe has received an Indian Community Development Block Grant to construct a new Boys and Girls Club Youth Facility on the reservation....
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Pennsylvania Gaming

article Self-Exclusion Program for Video Gaming Terminals Launched by Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (8/9/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) today announced that a self-help tool for individuals to voluntarily exclude themselves from participating...
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Crow Tribe

article Crow Tribe, National Guard work together to build homes for veterans (8/7/2019)
(Montana) -- This house being built in a small neighborhood on a hill overlooking the town feels like success. Working on the house are members of the Montana and Hawaii...
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Little River Band

article Michigan tribe awarded $700K for food distribution center (8/7/2019)
(Michigan) -- A federal grant of $700,000 will help a Michigan-based Native American tribe build a new food distribution center. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban...
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Opioid Crisis

article Elevated opioid risks found at some Native American hospitals (8/6/2019)
(Arizona) -- U.S. government hospitals put Native American patients at increased risk for opioid abuse and overdoses, failing to follow their own protocols for...
article IHS hospitals put Native Americans at opioid risk, audit says (8/5/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. government hospitals placed Native American patients at increased risk for opioid abuse and overdoses, failing to follow their own protocols...
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Spirit Lake Tribe

article While new Spirit Lake substance abuse treatment center completed, work remains to staff it (8/6/2019)
(North Dakota) -- While the walls may be up and the beds may be set in the new addiction treatment center at the Spirit Lake Nation, leaders say there’s still work...
article New Spirit Lake treatment center opening Tuesday (8/5/2019)
(North Dakota) -- A substance abuse treatment center is opening Tuesday in the Spirit Lake Dakota Nation amid tribal efforts to curb the toll of alcohol and drugs on the...
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Whiteclay

article Health problems linger after beer sales end in Whiteclay (8/5/2019)
(Nebraska) -- Two years after Nebraska state regulators shuttered four beer stores for selling excessive amounts of alcohol near South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian...
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Citizen Potawatomi

article Foster and adoptive homes needed for Potawatomi children nationwide (8/4/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Citizen Potawatomi Nation is an economically and culturally thriving tribe. Despite our successes, some Potawatomi children are involved with the child...
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Other News

article Native American “Aunties” launch nonprofit to help indigenous kids (8/22/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- "The Aunties” are a multi-generational group of Native American women in Oklahoma who have launched a new nonprofit, The Auntie Project: Native Women of...
article Native Americans work to grow their own physician workforce (8/22/2019)
(Indian Country) -- Poverty and disparities in education and health have helped create an urgent need for American Indian and Alaska Native physicians while...
article State looks to improve behavioral health; Utes get new center (8/22/2019)
(Colorado) -- Ute Mountain Tribal Councilman Selwyn Whiteskunk has been appointed to serve on the Colorado Behavioral Health Task Force. This year, Gov. Jared Polis...
article Four Island leaders honoured with awards at Anishinabek Nation gala (8/21/2019)
(Ontario) -- Four of Manitoulin Island’s Anishinaabe community leaders were celebrated at a ceremony last week by the Anishinabek Nation, at which they received lifetime...
article Tribe breaks ground on massive Youth Center in Worley (8/21/2019)
(Idaho) -- Coeur d’Alene Indian Reservation community members will be getting a new central hub for recreation and health.
article N.W.T. gov't unveils new plan to improve beleaguered child welfare system (8/20/2019)
(Northwest Territories) -- Nearly 10 months after the Auditor General of Canada delivered a scathing rebuke of the Northwest Territories' child welfare system, the...
press release Treatment Center Opening Underscores UnitedHealth Groups Commitment to Care in Native American Communities (8/20/2019)
(North Dakota) -- Nearly a year after a groundbreaking ceremony to create a substance-abuse treatment center on the Spirit Lake Reservation at Cankdeska Cikana Community...
article Single mother of 3 calls for better services for Indigenous families on DTES (8/19/2019)
(British Columbia) -- Robin Raweater is raising three daughters on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside and says doing so would be a lot easier if she could find somewhere...
article Speaking with Dr. Mary Owen, Center of American Indian and Minority Health (8/19/2019)
(Minnesota) -- The University of Minnesota Medical School in Duluth first began offering American Indian student programs in the early 1970s. Following that, the Center...
article Study indicates negative outcomes for Native American children who are spanked (8/19/2019)
(Michigan) -- Some people may believe that if you live in a community with different cultural values, spanking might not be harmful—an assumption that does not...
article Doctor Shortage Prompts Push For Native Americans To Attend Medical School (8/19/2019)
(USA) -- According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, American Indian and Alaska Native people suffer some of the poorest health outcomes in the United...
article Walking Forward awarded $3 million grant to improve tribal cancer care (8/18/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Walking Forward, announced a five-year grant of $3 million from the National Cancer Institute. The funding will go toward a two-phase study to bring...
article Young leaders from Nunavik bring their stories of hope, loss to youth forum (8/18/2019)
(Canada) -- Victoria Tukkiapik went to Sherbrooke with a message: something needs to be done to fix the suicide crisis in Nunavik. Tikkiapik was 15 when her best friend...
article Anaconda’s Army National Guard steps up for Native American veterans (8/17/2019)
(Montana) -- The troops from Anaconda’s Army National Guard 230th Engineers Co. work hard and are proud of their work. “That’s something that if we...
article Leukemia survivor designs scrubs to give back to medical community, raise awareness for bone marrow registry (8/17/2019)
(California) -- Before Jenny Beeghly was diagnosed with leukemia in 2018, she was the type of person who would organize 30-day fitness challenges at work. The Irvine-...
article Myths about opioids can be deadly to neighbors, family, friends (8/17/2019)
(Washington) -- Prescription opioids can be addictive and dangerous. Even when prescribed by a doctor, opioids can lead someone into addiction, and even a deadly...
article Cook Inlet Tribal Council gets kids ready for school at first-ever Fab Fest Stem and Culture day (8/17/2019)
(Alaska) -- It's time for children to get back into school mode. And, perhaps it's a more difficult task this year given the warm, summery weather. On Friday,...
article BC Transplant says misunderstanding led to liver transplant human rights case (8/16/2019)
(British Columbia) -- BC Transplant says a misunderstanding about the guidelines concerning alcohol abstinence and liver transplants triggered a human rights complaint...
article Finding a Native American Dentist is Rare, Univ. at Buffalo Dental Program Aims to Change That (8/16/2019)
(New York) -- Nearly 10,500 students applied to attend dental school in the United States this fall. Just 16 of those students are Native American, according to the...
article Record Number of Native American Students Enter U of M Medical School, Duluth (8/16/2019)
(Minnesota) -- There's long been a need for more medical care in Native American communities. Now, an incoming class of students at the University of Minnesota...

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