Health Care

December 20, 2012
By:
Steve Russell

Everything is not a matter of opinion and all opinions are not equal. In the U.S., we frame all policy arguments in terms of liberty, and since we don’t teach critical thought, who wins the framing dispute wins the argument.

December 16, 2012
By:
Dr. Cheryl Crazy Bull

Imagine societies where frequent family and community events were held to ensure that all people were provided for and where goods and resources were regularly redistributed so no one would be in need.  Traditionally, American Indian societies are like that.

November 28, 2012
By:
Cathy Abramson and Isabel Burger

Making a Difference in Tribal Communities Across the Country, by Cathy Abramson

November 24, 2012
By:
Michael E. Roberts

For most Americans, Thanksgiving has been as a celebration of giving, a day of thanks—thankful to be surrounded by family and friends.

November 16, 2012
By:
Byron Dorgan

In the coming weeks, we will hear a lot about the budget, the deficit and the need to make hard choices when it comes to federal funding. I agree with that. But the choices also have to be smart choices.

November 11, 2012
By:
Steve Russell

The battle is over, and pundits now stroll to the battlefield and shoot the survivors. I have used this bully pulpit to urge that Indians bloc vote only when threatened as Indians.  My own vote turned on threats I perceived to my family.  Your mileage may vary.

October 24, 2012
By:
Dwanna L. Robertson

After hanging up from a marathon talk with one of my best friends, Stephany, I suddenly remembered that October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. It reminded me that cancer is the leading cause of death among Indian women, with heart disease coming in as a close second.

October 22, 2012
By:
Claudia Kauffman

While watching Monday Night Football this week one couldn’t help but notice the bright pink shoes, gloves, towels and ribbons being sported by the play

September 16, 2012
By:
Walter Lamar

This fall, most of us will suffer from nothing worse than hay fever. However, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has issued several warnings recently about rising numbers of more serious illnesses. The bad news is that these serious ailments can cause death.

September 10, 2012
By:
Edward Luttrell

There's a misguided cost-cutting plan being discussed on Capitol Hill that could severely jeopardize the health of millions of rural Americans.

August 29, 2012
By:
Kathleen Sebelius

Last week, I toured the new Indian Health Service (IHS) Cheyenne River Health Center. The center, which opened last year, includes a new dental clinic, CT scanner and a Spiritual Room where patients and family can practice their traditions.

August 27, 2012
By:
Harold Monteau

Let’s dispel a myth circulating in Indian country: Indians and Indian tribes are not prevented from taking advantage of the benefits of the Patient Protection and Aff

August 01, 2012
By:
Devon G. Peña, Ph.D.

One of the consequences of the conquest and settlement of North and South America by Europeans was the displacement and destruction of native biological and cultural diversity.

July 03, 2012
By:
Mark Trahant

Voting should be easy, almost routine. If it’s election day, we should vote. It’s that simple because it’s the very foundation of democracy. It is only when “we” have a say in what happens next, in our future, that governance meets the basic test of a democracy.

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