Health Care

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.

June 30, 2012
By:
Steve Russell

Luke Russert, son of the late and much-admired journalist Tim Russert, recently referred to Watergate as "the mother of all political scandals." He’s right, given our predilection to add “-gate” when we

June 28, 2012
By:
Mark Trahant

The entire debate over ObamaCare” is now fundamentally different. It’s the law of the land that has been upheld by the Supreme Court.

June 27, 2012
By:
Mark Trahant

The Supreme Court will most likely issue a decision on Thursday that will leave a mess behind. I doubt there will be a clean decision—up or down—it’s far more likely that court will focus on the most narrow of issues. Then the political process can sort out what’s left standing.

June 05, 2012
By:
Mary Annette Pember

As a Native American woman and recovering alcoholic I am grateful for Whiteclay, Nebraska for the simple reason that it keeps the disease of alcoholism and addiction right where it needs to be for our people: front and center.

May 28, 2012
By:
James D. Adams

Our society is afflicted with diabetes, heart disease, arthritis and cancer, diseases that were less common a century ago.

March 29, 2012
By:
Julianne Jennings

State-recognized tribes are Native American Indian Tribes and Heritage Groups that are recognized by individual states for their various internal government purposes.

March 16, 2012
By:
Julianne Jennings

From the earliest documented times in American history, there were reports of deafness among indigenous people.

February 23, 2012
By:
Ruth Hopkins

A few weeks ago, Susan G. Komen for the Cure defunded Planned Parenthood.

February 07, 2012
By:
Steve Russell

“We ain’t even two months into the election year, and the thing is already going to the dogs.”

January 22, 2012
By:
Mark Trahant

A question for any Republican running for any federal office: If you are successful repealing “ObamaCare,” what happens to the Indian Health Care Improvement Act?

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