Health

February 26, 2014
By:
Sen. Lisa Murkowski

The Aleut of King Cove, Alaska want safe, reliable access to medical care – something nearly all other Americans already have and often take for granted.

February 22, 2014
By:
Laura Waterman Wittstock

Debbie Dogskin froze to death in Fort Yates, North Dakota on February 4 while housesitting a trailer for a friend.

February 21, 2014
By:
Ruth Hopkins

Living in the Dakotas isn’t for everyone, primarily because of the weather. In the summer, it gets hot and sticky. Thunderheads appear on the horizon, hail stones rain down, and tornadoes materialize from on high to rage across the prairie.

February 15, 2014
By:
Larry Emerson

Shouldn't we Diné older folks be saddened that our precious youth and grandchildren are now driven to “protest” regarding our collective need to honor and protect our sacred land, air, water, plants, animals, and, therefore, ourselves?

February 14, 2014
By:
Taté Walker

For too many Indigenous women, love comes at a horrific price.

February 11, 2014
By:
Taté Walker

The recent death of Debbie Dogskin, found unresponsive inside her own frozen home on the Standing Rock Sioux reservation, hit hard across Indian Country. Many of us face similar circumstances or have relatives who do.

February 06, 2014
By:
Simon Moya-Smith

I'm in no mood to write today.

January 20, 2014
By:
Hon. Carolyn Bennett

The federal government’s callous treatment of Jeremy Meawasige, an Aboriginal teenager from the Pictou Landing reserve is nothing less than shameful. This youth is living with cerebral palsy, autism, spinal curvature, and a debilitating accumulation of spinal fluid in the brain.

January 14, 2014
By:
Jennifer Denetdale

Like so many other times, I stopped at a gas station just outside the boundary of the Navajo Nation. As I start to pump gas in my SUV for my trip back to Albuquerque, a young Diné woman approaches me and asks if she might catch a ride to Gallup, a bordertown about 15 minutes away.

January 04, 2014
By:
Steve Russell

Cheap shots have been taken at the Affordable Care Act—Obamacare—on the ground that most of the Congress that voted for it never read it. The shot is true. What makes it cheap is ignorance.

December 14, 2013
By:
Ann Dapice

Editor’s Note: The following is an edited version of an academic presentation at the World Diabetes Congress last week.

December 06, 2013
By:
Walter Lamar

Among other things, Miley Cyrus has become the poster girl for the club drug MDMA, which is gaining popularity in a powdered or crystal form called "Molly." Television about methamphetamine crimes rivet the nation, while the same citizens are blind to the reality of meth in their communities, inc

November 21, 2013
By:
Julieanne Jennings

The rising teenage suicide rate (or attempted suicides) among any population is sorrowful. Multiple youth suicides send waves of hopelessness and despair throughout all communities in which they occur.

November 18, 2013
By:
A-dae Vena Romero

Currently, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing food safety regulations (proposed produce safety rules) on food businesses that will have chilling and devastating effects on tribal food businesses.

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