Health Care

November 01, 2015
Steve Russell

First thing this morning, there's Dr. Ben Carson on the tube defending unleashing government power against women to make sure every woman is forced to carry every pregnancy to term.

September 06, 2015
Carly McIntosh

The amount of lies told in this world makes you wonder if anything can be true anymore. If we all had the curse the fictional character Pinocchio had, imagine for a moment how long our noses would be.

August 13, 2015
Carly McIntosh

Just being taught of the Aboriginal Medicine Wheel, I can definitely say that my medicine wheel is not perfect. Being shown a circle cut into four equal elements standing for Spiritual, Emotional, Physical, and Mental.

June 09, 2015
Walter Lamar


May 31, 2015
Terese Marie Mailhot

Joe Flood writes in The New York Times article, "What's Lurking Behind the Suicides," that the issue of youth suicide is related to multi-generational sexual abuse that stems from abuse within Indian boarding schools.

March 16, 2015
Andre Cramblit

Let me start by saving I am not a physician.

March 12, 2015
JoDe L. Goudy

The Yakama Nation takes the welfare of our children seriously and we are committed to making decisions in the best interests of our members.

March 07, 2015
André Cramblit

Obesity has been a problem for me most of my life. Growing up I shopped in the husky section. When I was 13 in 7th grade, I weighed 225 pounds. My football coaches loved it, but it was not easy being the brownest and roundest kid in school.

January 29, 2015
Pamela S. Hyde & Mirtha Beadle

Access to health care coverage that includes services for mental health and substance use disorders is critical for everyone. This is especially true for the American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) community, which face some significant behavioral health challen

December 23, 2014
Camaray Devalos

de·col·o·nize - verb (of a country) withdraw from (a colony), leaving it independent.

October 31, 2014
Renée Roman Nose

The facts are there. We know them. We live them, every day. We see them in our children’s lives, especially now. According to Aspen Institute, 75 percent of all Native youth deaths between 12 and 20 are directly attributable to violence.

October 01, 2014
Crystal Willcuts

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and this was written to honor my mother and every life touched by this devastating disease.

September 20, 2014
Sen. Jon Tester

Diabetes is a terrible disease, and one that has afflicted American Indian and Alaska Native communities since the disruption of their traditional cultures centuries ago.

August 12, 2014
Brandon Ecoffey

As someone who has had the unique experience of witnessing America’s drug war from both the front lines and the prison camps, and as someone who is an Ivy League graduate who has spent the last decade advocating for the legalization of marijuana, I found a recent column printed by the Indian Coun