Senate Committee of Indian Affairs Chairman John Barrasso, R-Wyoming, says a patient-centered culture at Indian Health Service is long overdue. Barrasso is a physician. What happens to Indian health after the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, especially
Mark Trahant
TRAHANT REPORTS — A few years ago I had a chance to ask President George Bush what he thought about tribal sovereignty in the 21st century...
Tanya H. Lee
The Indian Health Service has a new plan to provide high-quality, patient-centered, safe medical care to the 2.2 million American Indians and Alaska Native it serves...
Meth can be smoked, snorted, injected, or ingested orally. Long-term meth use may have severe mental health consequences, including anxiety, confusion, insomnia, memory loss and mood disturbances such as depression.
Tanya H. Lee
The Indian Health Service has almost doubled the number of grants for meth and suicide prevention among youth in American Indian communities with the announcement of 42 new awards ...
Tanya H. Lee
Joe Starita’s third book, “ A Warrior of the People ,” is the masterful depiction of an American Indian woman and the times and cultures she negotiated so brilliantly to bring a ne...
Tanya H. Lee
A fraud perpetrated by the sugar industry on the medical community has impacted the health of American Indians and Alaska Natives for nearly half a century...
U.S. Sen. John McCain talks with elected Navajo leaders Friday. Pictured, from left, are McCain, Navajo President Russell Begaye, Vice President Jonathan Nez and Council Speaker LoRenzo Bates.
Alysa Landry
U.S. Senator John McCain made some hefty promises Friday when he met with Navajo leaders during a roundtable discussion in St. Michaels, Arizona...
Rep. Sharon Clahchischilliage, Navajo, represents San Juan County in the New Mexico Legislature. She is one of at least fourteen Republican Native Americans who are running for state or federal office this year.
Mark Trahant
TRAHANT REPORTS —A question I am often asked: Are American Indians and Alaska Natives only Democrats? Of course not...
Jon Eagle Sr.

Long ago our ancestors knew the Cannon Ball River as Inyan Wakan Kagapi Wakpa, "River where the sacred stones are made," and they knew the Missouri River as Mni Sose, "Turbulant Water." At the confluence of where those two rivers met was a great whirlpool that created perfectly round stones that...

Dr. Dean Chavers
As of 1969, Congress had passed 5,000 laws for Indians...
A recent Newsweek feature begins with a well-known Indian country adage, “Don’t get sick after June.” This is because by then the under-funded Indian Health Service has run out of ...