Tanya H. Lee
Conditions that rise to the level of malpractice at Indian Health Services facilities in the Great Plains area are killing people, according to Senate Committee on Indian Affairs C...
Deer Mice Hantavirus
Alysa Landry
A 17-year-old Navajo girl has died of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome , a serious respiratory disease likely caused by contact with infected rodent droppings...
Tooth Fairy Smile Drive
Kristina Hyatt, Miss Native American USA 2015-16, is teaming up with America’s ToothFairy: National Children’s Oral Health Foundation to reach out to Native children across the cou...
iStock ADHD Pills
David Edward Walker
Diagnosing Native children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and treating them with stimulants does nothing to improve their educational or intellectual growth...
Swinomish Dental Aide Daniel Kennedy
Suzette Brewer
To address the significant disparity in oral health services for Native people, on Monday, January 4, the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community in Washington State became the first tri...
State of Obesity 2015
Tanya H. Lee
The Trust for America’s Health has issued its 2015 report on obesity in the U.S., and there’s no good news for the American Indian/Alaska Native community...
Alcatraz Swimmers Elizabeth Best Tina Voight
In September 2003, Lakota Sioux Richard Iron Cloud and Armando Black Bear, novice swimmers from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation near the Badlands of South Dakota, swam from Alcat...
Really Old Squash Image
Alysa Landry
Communities across the Midwest and Canada are growing a variety of squash that yields fruits topping 30 pounds...
iStock Eye Exam Reflection
Neyal J. Ammary-Risch
Understanding Diabetic Eye Disease According to the Indian Health Service, almost 16 percent of American Indians and Alaska Natives have diabetes...