Health

Mark Trahant: Donald Trump’s health secretary gone after reaching out to Indian Country

Written by at October 2, 2017

Are we back to square one when it comes to the Indian Health Service and the Trump administration?

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Remembering the Life and Legacy of John Trudell

Written by at September 23, 2017

Activist, poet, and Native thinker John Trudell walked on December 8 at the age of 69. “I want people to remember me as they remember me,” he said.

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Harvest like Our Ancestors: The Resistance is Fertile

Written by at September 20, 2017

Harvest season is a reminder that every tribe should have seeds, gardens, animals, pantries, and fresh water. Food sovereignty enhances tribal sovereignty.

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Native Sun News Today: Proclamation calls for action on Black Hills land claim

Written by at September 19, 2017

Time expires on Black Hills payment to tribes: Legislation needed Indigenous rights leaders proclaim: U.N. declaration guides sacred land security By Talli Nauman Native Sun News Today Health & Environment Editor nativesunnews.today PIEDMONT ––The Sept 10 signing here of an…

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Secretary of Health and Human Services continues outreach in Indian Country

Written by at September 19, 2017

The new leader of the Department of Health and Human Services is in Oklahoma this week to meet with tribes and learn more about their health care efforts.

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Mark Trahant: Another Republican health care bill fails to help Indian Country

Written by at September 19, 2017

Let’s be clear about the latest Republican plan: It would drain resources away from the Indian health system.

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6 Things You Should Know About GMOs

Written by at September 14, 2017

Genetically engineered organisms, or “GMOs,” have been around since 1996, but how dangerous are they? And how do they impact tribal food sovereignty?

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Trump administration embraces spending bill with increases for Indian programs

Written by at September 14, 2017

Just a few months after calling for drastic cuts to health, education, social service and other programs in Indian Country, the Trump administration has changed course.

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Mark Trahant: Sen. Sanders prepares bill to fully fund the Indian Health Service

Written by at September 13, 2017

Bernie Sanders is expected to introduce his version of health care reform, a plan he calls ‘Medicare for all.’

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Cronkite News: Tribal programs land on ‘high risk’ list despite push for reforms

Written by at September 13, 2017

Federal agencies that oversee tribal schools, lands and health care still suffer from weak leadership, a lack of oversight and mismanaged resources, despite nearly a decade of prodding from the Government Accountability Office.

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73 year old Leonard Peltier’s Health is Slipping Away

Written by at September 13, 2017

73 year old Leonard Peltier’s Health is Slipping Away“I’m one step back from passing away.” Native American political prisoner and activist Leonard Peltier has been imprisoned for more than 40 years, denied pardons even despite his health deteriorating throughout his sentence. Very recently, though, it seems his…..

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Indian Health Service finally promises to reduce lengthy wait times for patients

Written by at September 12, 2017

More than a year after facing criticism for lacking quality of care standards, the Indian Health Service is finally promising to address wait times for patients.

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The Day White Innocence Died: An Indigenous Take on #September11

Written by at September 11, 2017

God bless the families of all who were harmed by September 11th. God also bless the families devastated by terrorism perpetrated by the United States.

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Indian-Killer Andrew Jackson Deserves Top Spot on List of Worst US Presidents

Written by at September 8, 2017

Indian removal proponent Andrew Jackson has earned the top spot on ICMN’s list of worst U.S. presidents for Indian country.

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Mark Trahant: Alaska tribes solved their dental health crisis with unique program

Written by at September 6, 2017

Dental health therapy takes half the time it takes to train a dentist and it does what good medicine should: improve public health.

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Keith Harper on Obama, Trump and Global Human Rights

Written by at September 4, 2017

Attorney and Cherokee citizen Keith Harper, former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Human Rights Council, opens up about global issues.

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A Chat With First Nations Chef George Lenser

Written by at September 4, 2017

Chef George Lenser, Wet’suwet’en, Nisga’a and Squamish, talks about fusing ancient and modern cuisines at the Montreal First Peoples Festival 2017.

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Chief Wahoo Protester, Robert Roche, Faces Federal Theft Charges

Written by at September 3, 2017

Robert Roche, as a lead voice of opposition to the Cleveland Indians’ name and mascot, is facing federal charges of conspiracy to steal federal funds.

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The Week That Was: The Big Stories in Indian Country, September 3, 2017

Written by at September 3, 2017

Savannah Greywind, Freedmen and heinous Hurricane Harvey predominated during the Week That Was in Indian country, September 3, 2017.

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California Tribes Form Cannabis Association

Written by at September 3, 2017

California tribes have created the California Native American Cannabis Association to approach cannabis cultivation with tribal sovereignty in mind.

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AMERIND Critical Infrastructure: Broadband Builds Tribal Communities

Written by at September 3, 2017

Broadband—also known as high-speed Internet—is today’s critical infrastructure. From education to health care, public safety to Tribal housing, broadband provides the platform to build Tribal communities. For example, distance learning supports language preservation by allowing Native language classes to be conducted online. Telemedicine increases access to specialists and preventative care that can be lifesaving while allowing Tribal members to remain in their communities. Shorter response times for police and fire fighters mean that homes and lives can be saved.

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Get Off the Fence of White Supremacy

Written by at September 3, 2017

White supremacy is real no matter the denial, and for long standing positive change to be a reality, we must begin talking about the real history of the U.S.

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Indigenous Leaders Press Peruvian Government for Prior Consultation and Cleanup of Oil Concession

Written by at September 3, 2017

Indigenous leaders in Peru have taken to protests to pressure the government to provide consultation and cleanup of oil concession.

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Examining Interior’s Changes to Trust Land Buy-Back Program

Written by at September 3, 2017

A new formula prioritizes potential value of the land to tribal economic development rather than simple fractionation reduction in the Land Buy-Back Program.

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Native American Students Face Ongoing Crises in Education

Written by at September 3, 2017

From racially and culturally insensitive and incompetent teachers to low graduation rates and ableism, Native American students face ongoing crises in education.

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