Health

December 02, 2011
By:
Ruth Hopkins

Technology has afforded us many advantages. Over the past few hundred years, breakthroughs in medicine have lead to cures for potentially lethal illnesses like polio, smallpox and bacterial infections, and provided viable modes of treatment for other chronic illnesses.

November 26, 2011
By:
Ruth Hopkins

Shortly after his second birthday, my son stopped talking. The onset of symptoms was just that abrupt. After nearly two years of visits to doctors and specialists, he was finally diagnosed with atypical autism.

November 25, 2011
By:
Frank VanderPloeg

Crunch time has come for tribes to review whether their employee benefit plans are “governmental,” in light of the Internal Revenue Servic

November 22, 2011
By:
Lisa R. Shellenberger

Ms.

November 17, 2011
By:
Dr. Yvette Roubideaux

The Indian Health Service (IHS) faces daily challenges in providing health services to 1.9 million American Indians and A

November 17, 2011
By:
Rob Schmidt

The 20/20 special about the Pine Ridge Reservation, "Children of the Plains" (watch the full episode

November 12, 2011
By:
Lisa R. Shellenberger

The Indian Health Service (“IHS”), an agency within the

November 10, 2011
By:
Walter Lamar

You may think spice can be found somewhere in your kitchen, but if you hear young folks talking about it, they probably aren't discussing cinnamon.

November 08, 2011
By:
Dr. Margaret Moss

Where is the outcry, outrage and outpouring for various tribes: with the highest levels of diabetes in the world; where a baby

November 06, 2011
By:
Dr. Tandie Mitchell

Silent voices speak to honor the life and passing of a revered Elder Spiritual Leader of the Anishinabek Nation: Peacemaker, William Commanda, the founder of “

November 04, 2011
By:
Ruth Hopkins

In 1898, just eight years after the Wounded Knee Massacre, the U.S. Congress passed a bill that created a new federal facility: The Hiawatha Asylum for Insane Indians.

November 02, 2011
By:
Tekatsitsiakwa Katsi Cook

Among the privileged few early “outsider” observers of Native American birth is anthropologist Matilda Coxe Stevenson who published on Pueblo cosmogony and “

November 01, 2011
By:
Beverly Cook

We know that acts of genocide were perpetrated on our people because we refused to be separated from our lands.

September 29, 2011
By:
Walter Lamar

For a decade, heroin use has been declining across the United States, and particularly in Indian Country.

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