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article Broadband expansion project to bring high-speed internet to five remote communities (10/18/2019)
(Ontario) -- Five remote Indigenous communities in northwestern Ontario will use $30 million in provincial funding to connect their residents to high-speed internet. The...
article 'We just want to go home': First Nations storm evacuees grow tired of Winnipeg (10/16/2019)
(Manitoba) -- Shirley Sinclair is no stranger to city hotels. The Dauphin River resident lived in them for almost a year after the 2011 flood and is back in one again...
article Manitobans could face more than week-long delay to get power back after snowstorm (10/14/2019)
(Manitoba) -- Hundreds of people are seeking shelter in Winnipeg after being evacuated from First Nations communities as Manitoba reels from a snowstorm that has left...
article Medical boarding homes 'over capacity' in Yellowknife and Edmonton (10/11/2019)
(North Canada) -- Two medical boarding homes in Yellowknife and Edmonton don't have enough beds for patients on most nights, forcing the overflow of clients to stay...
article B.C. women are not getting the health care they need, report says (10/9/2019)
(British Columbia) -- The health-care system in British Columbia is failing women of all ages and races, says a new report. The report, called In Her Words, found women...
article OP/ED: By fighting a compensation ruling, the government denies First Nations children justice — again (10/8/2019)
(Ottawa) -- Canada is facing what former Minister of Indigenous Services Jane Philpott described as a "humanitarian crisis" with respect to Indigenous child...
article NDP commit to improving conditions in mercury-contaminated Grassy Narrows First Nation (10/8/2019)
(Ontario) -- The New Democratic Party of Canada and leader Jagmeet Singh have committed to improving conditions within the Grassy Narrows First Nations community in...
article Quebec Cree community to get regional hospital (10/8/2019)
(Quebec) -- Representatives from the Cree Nation are welcoming news of funding for a new 52-bed regional hospital and health centre to be built in the James Bay...
article Trudeau appeal could block billions in compensation to Indigenous children (10/5/2019)
(Canada) -- The government of Justin Trudeau will appeal a court ruling that found Indigenous youth were “wilfully and recklessly” harmed under national...
article Trudeau government seeks judicial review in decision to compensate First Nations kids (10/4/2019)
(Ottawa) -- The Liberal government led by Justin Trudeau is challenging a landmark human rights ruling to compensate apprehended First Nations children harmed by the on-...
article Field of dreams: New ball diamond unveiled at northern Ontario Indigenous high school a 'safe place' (10/3/2019)
(Ontario) -- Indigenous high school students attending a school near Sioux Lookout, Ont., have a brand new baseball field to play on thanks to a partnership with, and...
article Scheer says he'd seek 'judicial review' of First Nation child welfare compensation (10/3/2019)
(Ottawa) -- Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer today called for a "judicial review" of a Canadian Human Rights Tribunal decision to compensate First Nations...
article OSPCA mobile spay and neuter unit travels to northwestern Ontario First Nation (10/1/2019)
(Ontario) -- The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is scheduled to be in Naicatchewenin First Nation this week as the society says the trip to the...
article N.B. students taught that ‘every child matters’ by Elsipogtog First Nation elder (10/1/2019)
(Canada) -- People across New Brunswick wore orange shirts on Monday in honour of residential school survivors. The Orange Shirt Day campaign was inspired by B.C’s...
article St. John's skaters ride The Rooms (9/30/2019)
(North Canada) -- St. John's skateboarders were able to pull off some tricks inside one of the province's most iconic buildings over the weekend, as the Boarder...
15 Total Articles on this Issue

Mississippi Band of Choctaw

article Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians awarded $363,000 in public safety funding (10/18/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians has been awarded $363,000 in federal funding to improve public safety, serve victims of crime, combat violence...
1 Article on this Issue

Whiteclay

article Whiteclay summit allows hope for town and Pine Ridge residents (10/17/2019)
(South Dakota) -- A little more than two years ago, Whiteclay, Nebraska, was an unincorporated town of 12 located 200 yards from a dry Pine Ridge Reservation that had...
1 Article on this Issue

Cherokee Nation

article Cherokee Nation Accepting 2019 Angel Project Applications (10/16/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The 2019 Cherokee Nation Angel Project applications are now available at sites throughout the tribe’s 14 counties. Applications can also be submitted...
article CN citizen's company wins cancer treatment patent (10/11/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Originally filed as a medical invention, High Eagle Technologies Inc. was granted a patent on May 21 from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office with the...
article Cherokee Nation opens first phase of outpatient health center (10/9/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation officials opened phase one of the tribe’s new four-story, 469,000-square-foot outpatient health center with a ribbon-cutting on Oct 7.
article Cherokee Nation seeks to reduce wait time at tribal health clinics (10/8/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation will reorganize health-clinic staffs in an effort to reduce how much time patients spend waiting, Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr....
article Cherokee Nation Plans to Improve Health System as It Begins Opening New Outpatient Center (10/7/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation's health system has been labeled the "gold standard" by the Indian Health Service, and officials are trying to make it even...
article Cherokee Nation doctor, Junior Miss Cherokee receive awards (10/6/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The National Indian Health Board presented Cherokee Nation Health Services Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Jorge Mera the Outstanding Service Award at the...
article Oklahoma health center to serve Cherokee Nation’s citizens (10/6/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation citizens, including thousands who live in Northwest Arkansas, can soon get medical care at a new $200 million health center. The outpatient...
article Largest Tribal Outpatient Health Facility in U.S. Opening First Phase to Patients (10/5/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation’s new four-story, 469,000 square foot outpatient health center will open its optometry, audiology, physical rehabilitation,...
article Largest Tribal Outpatient Health Facility in U.S. Opening First Phase to Patients (10/5/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation’s new four-story, 469,000 square foot outpatient health center will open its optometry, audiology, physical rehabilitation,...
article Health center to serve Cherokee citizens (9/29/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation citizens, including thousands who live in Northwest Arkansas, can soon get medical care at a new $200 million health center. The outpatient...
10 Total Articles on this Issue

Food Sovereignty

article An intertribal teaching farm and cultural center grows in Graton (10/16/2019)
(California) -- The Cultural Conservancy, a Native-led non-profit based in San Francisco, is in the early stages of developing an intertribal biocultural center in...
article Dream of wild health (10/13/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Dream of Wild Health works to restore health and well-being in the Native community by recovering knowledge of and access to healthy Indigenous foods,...
article Tribal members aim to cultivate healthy future with gardens (10/1/2019)
(Connecticut) -- In his mind's eye, Daniel Menihan Jr. sees a time when backyard vegetable gardens dot the Mashantucket Pequot reservation, their yields nourishing...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

National Congress of American Indians

press release Red Cross of Alaska to Present at National Congress of American Indians Tribal Conference, Exhibit at 2019 Alaskan Federation of Natives Convention (10/15/2019)
(Alaska) -- The American Red Cross of Alaska, a nonprofit organization committed to providing relief to victims of disasters and helping people prevent, prepare for and...
1 Article on this Issue

MMIW

article Majority of Manitoba homicide victims are Indigenous men, but 'it's not really talked about': advocate (10/14/2019)
(Manitoba) -- Jane Mitchell's son became part of what she calls an upsetting and disturbing trend in Manitoba this year. Jordan Wade Batenchuk, Mitchell's son,...
1 Article on this Issue

Mental Health

article Great Plains to tackle Native youth suicide through five-year, multi-million dollar grant (10/13/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Native Americans are 2.5 times more likely to die by suicide compared to the white population in South Dakota, the state with the sixth-highest suicide...
article Structural Barriers To Mental Health Services Found In American Indian Communities (10/10/2019)
(Indian Country) -- According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 1 in 5 adults will experience some form of mental illness this year. However, researchers...
article Native community leaders forge paths toward suicide prevention (10/9/2019)
(Idaho) -- When her counselor told her she had a call, Willeena George’s stomach fell. She knew it must be important for the officials at the Idaho prison where...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Adoption

article 'Sesame Street' Doesn't Shy Away From The Topic Of Addiction (10/11/2019)
(USA) -- Sesame Street has revealed the reason why one puppet character went into foster care. The children's program is taking on one of the most difficult social...
1 Article on this Issue

Colville Tribe

article With support from federal politicians, Colville Tribe confident it will get new clinic in Omak (10/11/2019)
(Washington) -- In a letter composed and signed by members of congress on Friday, the message was clear that the Colville Tribes desperately need an Indian Health Care...
1 Article on this Issue

IHS

article IHS doctor found guilty (10/7/2019)
(South Dakota) -- A federal trial jury here convicted former Pine Ridge Indian Health Service pediatrician Stanley Patrick Weber on September 27 of all 11 criminal...
1 Article on this Issue

Health Care

article Uninsured Native Americans often lack needed prenatal care. Is there help available? (10/6/2019)
(USA) -- For almost two years, Sylvia Valenzuela relied on the federal Indian Health Service system to get the primary care she needed. But when she had to see an OB-GYN...
article Why was a pregnant, sick mother of three mistakenly kicked off Medi-Cal? (10/6/2019)
(California) -- Sylvia Valenzuela was in bed for two months early in her pregnancy because of severe nausea and vomiting caused by a rare condition. At a time when she...
article Uninsured Native Americans often lack needed prenatal care (10/4/2019)
(California) -- For almost two years, Sylvia Valenzuela relied on the federal Indian Health Service system to get the primary care she needed. But when she had to see an...
article Report says tribal health insurance increased but behind U.S. average (10/3/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The number of people who showed up at at Indian Health Service facilities with health insurance rose from 64 percent of patients in 2013 to 78...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Indian Children Welfare Act (ICWA)

article Families push for new hearing in Indian adoption case (10/3/2019)
(USA) -- Families and states looking to change a 1978 law giving preference to Native American families in foster care and adoption proceedings involving American Indian...
1 Article on this Issue

Mohegan Tribe

article Mohegan Tribe, Yale New Haven Health partner up (10/3/2019)
(Colorado) -- The Mohegan Tribe and Yale New Haven Health System said Thursday they have entered into a partnership making Yale New Haven Health the preferred provider...
1 Article on this Issue

Voter Suppression

article Poverty, isolation among voting barriers for Native Americans (10/3/2019)
(USA) -- A congressional hearing in Phoenix this week on voting rights and election administration in Arizona provided a stark reminder of the obstacles many Native...
1 Article on this Issue

LGBTQ

article ‘A safe place’ at Pine Ridge (10/2/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Nagi Nunpa Hocoka in the town of Pine Ridge is a busy place. Teens and young adults break into smiles of recognition and relief when they enter the...
1 Article on this Issue

Opioid Crisis

article Native American communities, hard hit by the opioid crisis, seek innovative solutions (10/2/2019)
(Arizona) -- Native American advocates are seeking more funding and new ways to tackle the opioid crisis in Indian Country as overdose death rates continue to rise.
1 Article on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article Navajo NDSU student pursues dentistry to become 'ultimate changemaker' for her tribe (9/30/2019)
(North Dakota) -- Marlinda Haudley met a female Native American dentist named Tamana Begay six years ago at a summer institute for aspiring medical professionals. Begay...
1 Article on this Issue

Nez Perce Tribe

article Proposed assisted living facilty topic for third day of Nez Perce Tribe’s council (9/29/2019)
(Idaho) -- At the conclusion of the Nez Perce Tribe’s fall General Council meeting, attendees got a breakdown of a to-be-built assisted living facility. The tribe...
article Proposed assisted living facilty topic for third day of Nez Perce Tribe’s council (9/29/2019)
(Idaho) -- At the conclusion of the Nez Perce Tribe’s fall General Council meeting, attendees got a breakdown of a to-be-built assisted living facility. The tribe...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Other News

article State relocates adoption event planned at Fort Snelling amid outcry from Minnesota Indian groups (10/18/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Amid sharp criticism from American Indian community leaders, the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) has canceled plans to hold an event...
article Senate Hears Testimony On Roadblocks To Tribal Housing (10/17/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- A Fort Belknap council member briefed the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Wednesday about roadblocks to homeownership. Three years. That...
article Murkowski Introduces Legislation to Address Alaska’s Rural Public Safety Crisis (10/17/2019)
(Alaska) -- In her continued effort to address the public safety crisis in rural Alaska, U.S Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) introduced the Alaska Tribal Public Safety...
article Surprise school evacuation drill helps Morongo protect lives (10/17/2019)
(California) -- The Morongo Band of Mission Indians conducted a surprise emergency drill on Wednesday, Oct. 16 to practice safely evacuating students from the three...
press release County to Assess American Indian, Alaska Native Homelessness (10/17/2019)
(California) -- The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved a motion by Board Chair Janice Hahn and Supervisor Hilda Solis to assess and...
article NDN Collective Celebrates One Year of Building Indigenous Power (10/15/2019)
(California) -- On Indigenous Peoples’ Day of 2018, the NDN Collective launched as a new organization dedicated to building Indigenous power.
article Fed Up With Deaths, Native Americans Want to Run Their Own Health Care (10/15/2019)
(South Dakota) -- When 6-month-old James Ladeaux got his second upper respiratory infection in a month, the doctor at the Sioux San Indian Health Service Hospital...
article Salmonella outbreak likely tied to Elko casino restaurant (10/14/2019)
(Nevada) -- State health officials have concluded a salmonella outbreak in Elko this spring that sickened more than two dozen people and prompted a federal lawsuit from...
article Childhood trauma inspires Dene woman to help others in hospital (10/13/2019)
(Canada) -- Despite living over 1,360 kilometres away from her home community for five decades, a Tlicho woman has held onto her language and culture after using it to...
article More people are being admitted into hospitals to be treated for gambling addiction (10/13/2019)
(UK) -- Gambling addiction is leading to an increasing number of hospital admissions in the south east. Exclusive data from the NHS shows there were 45 of these...
article Childhood trauma inspires Dene woman to help others in hospital (10/12/2019)
(Edmonton) -- Despite living over 1,360 kilometres away from her home community for five decades, a Tlicho woman has held onto her language and culture after using it to...
article Dental diseases persist in SD due to chronic poverty, lack of access to dentists (10/12/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Tooth decay, gum disease and many other oral-health illnesses are considered to be 100% preventable, yet many children and adults across South Dakota...
article A traumatic past can make you a better social worker, but it might block you studying it in the first place (10/11/2019)
(USA) -- Last year, I received a phone call from a prospective student. She wanted to know if our university would accept her into a Master of Social Work program....
article Group exploring potential for a native cultural center in Billings (10/11/2019)
(Montana) -- A Billings Indian Cultural Center would be a “beautiful place,” said one respondent to the Native American Coalition’s ongoing survey...
article Misery at the Oasis: 1,900 trailer park residents contend with arsenic in water, patchwork of laws (10/10/2019)
(California) -- Life at the Oasis Mobile Home Park on Torres Martinez tribal land in Southern California is a hardscrabble existence. Residents liken it to a slum...
article Uninsured Native Americans often lack needed prenatal care (10/10/2019)
(California) -- For almost two years, Sylvia Valenzuela relied on the federal Indian Health Service system to get the primary care she needed. But when she had to see...
article Tribal Leaders Seek Help With Recruitment, Retention Of Indian Health Service Workers (10/9/2019)
(Wyoming) -- Members of the Eastern Shoshone Business Council are back from Washington D.C., where they met with Indian Health Service (IHS) officials about healthcare...
article Problem gamblers' siblings also prone to risk-taking: UBC study (10/9/2019)
(British Columbia) -- Siblings of people with gambling disorders also display markers of impulsivity and risk-taking, suggesting that problem gamblers may have pre-...
article UCCS donates abandoned bikes to ‘One Nation Walking Together’ (10/8/2019)
(Colorado) -- Every year, Parking and Transportation Services takes bikes left on campus over the summer break and donates them to One Nation Walking Together (ONWT), a...
article CDC Museum gives public glimpse into its worldwide work (10/7/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- When the public is in need of health advice, disease investigation and warnings, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one of the...

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