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• • Tribes often at odds with state foster care system (HeraldNet) 12/21/07

• • Program lends hand to poor Indian tribes (The Washington Times) 12/20/07

• • Coquille Indian Tribe & SCINT receive grant to fight meth problem (KCBY) 12/18/07

• • $25 million plus awarded to Alaskan Indian tribes in largest lawsuit against U.S. Indian Health Service (MaximsNews Network) 12/17/07

• • Reservation housing development's mold problem 'a simmering health emergency' (Great Falls Tribune) 12/16/07

• • Rare disease forces Navajo parents to cope as a cure is sought (The Daily Times) 12/16/07

• • More than 1,200 homeless, nearly homeless on reservations (Post-Bulletin) 12/14/07

• • More Indian mothers getting prenatal care (Tulsa World) 12/13/07

• • Court tosses 'Indian child' definition (The Daily Iowan) 12/11/07

• • Gaming business has lifted tribe‚Äôs middle class (The Asheville Citizen-Times) 12/7/07

• • American Indian health care a national embarrassment (Indian Country Today) 12/7/07

• • New Lac du Flambeau Health Center (WJFW) 12/6/07

• • State loses case over Indian Health Care Improvement Act (Indianz.com) 12/4/07

• • Study links PCBs, high risk of diabetes (Times Union) 11/30/07

• • Cancer education not reaching tribe (The Salt Lake Tribune) 11/30/07

• • Iowa court rules law defining Indian children is too broad (ICWA) (Associated Press) 11/30/07

• • Heart disease and cancer are top killers in Indian Country (Indianz.com) 11/29/07

• • Report profiles Native American foster care (The Spokesman Review) 11/25/07

• • National Congress of American Indians convenes in Denver (Indian Country Today) 11/23/07

• • American Indians overrepresented [foster care] (The Salt Lake Tribune) 11/20/07.
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• • Diabetes: Scourge of the reservation (Grand Forks Herald) 11/18/07

• • Chickasaw tribe to break ground on new hospital (The Oklahoman) 11/9/07

• • Budget constraints delay opening of health center (Reno Gazette-Journal) 11/9/07

• • Roundtable addresses effects of uranium mining on Navajos (KTAR.com) 11/9/07

• • House subcommittee approves Indian health care bill (Indianz.com) 11/8/07

• • AIDS conference starts in Palm Springs (MyDesert.com) 11/7/07

• • Sault Tribe closes Health Center for repairs (SooEveningNews.com) 11/5/07

• • Prairie Island Indians seek removal of nuclear waste (Star Tribune) 11/1/07

• • Health, 8(a) and Hawaiian bills are headed for a vote (Indian Country Today) 10/25/07

• • Grant to target high infant mortality rate (Billings Gazette) 10/25/07

• • Tribe assuming hospital operations (Arizona Silver Belt) 10/24/07

• • Alcohol exposure affects generations on Indian reservations (Minnesota Public Radio) 10/22/07

• • Indian health care bill cleared for vote in Senate (Indianz.com) 10/22/07

• • SANI-T gets $500,000 to fight poverty (The Rapid City Journal) 10/17/07

• • Rosebud teen speaks at United Nations (The Rapid City Journal) 10/17/07

• • Report details cancer rates among Native Americans (Indianz.com) 10/16/07

• • Whose best interest? (The Washington Post) 10/15/07

• • Indian Health Service funds for all tribes; CNO funds for its citizens (Muskogee Phoenix) 10/11/07

• • Bill would stop Native vets co-pays (Navy Times) 10/9/07

• • Uranium workers meeting set for Shiprock (The Daily Times) 10/9/07

• • A tribal question [Indian Child Welfare] (The Washington Post) 10/9/07

• • Indian health care leaders win prestigious award (Indianz.com) 10/4/07

• • Grant to boost diabetes fight (The Oklahoman) 10/2/07

• • Diabetes too common among Indians (Indianz.com) 10/1/07

• • Indian children in foster care pose challenges (KTVZ) 9/26/07

• • Nike designs shoe for American Indians (The Washington Post) 9/26/07

• • State reviews tribe's child welfare program (Sioux City Journal) 9/26/07

• • Hope for Indian Health Service (Argus Leader) 9/20/07

• • Indian Country rallies for health care in U.S. Capitol (Indianz.com) 9/13/07

• • Tulalip heart study planned (The Daily Herald) 9/10/07

• • Senate markup on Indian Health Care Act (Indianz.com) 9/10/07

• • Cherokee Freedmen dispute affects NAHASDA debate (Indianz.com) 9/7/07

• • Whooping cough spreads throughout state (wjtv.com) 8/31/07

• • Children, discrimination and the Indian Child Welfare Act (PR Newswire) 8/29/07

• • Good medicine: Cowlitz Indian Tribal clinics earns accreditation (The Daily News) 8/24/07

• • $43M medical pavilion in works (East Valley Tribune) 8/23/07

• • National 'Just Move It' fitness program comes to Nevada (Indian Country Today) 8/22/07

• • Kids' health on tribal land targeted (The Denver Post) 8/22/07

• • Sanford vows help for reservations: Expanding health care for Indian children a goal, says pediatrics director (Argus Leader) 8/21/07

• • Congress hears testimony in Indian Country (The Missoulian) 8/18/07

• • Housing gives reservation hope (Argus Leader) 8/17/07

• • Senator lashes out at state of Indian Health Service (Great Falls Tribune) 8/16/07

• • Teams inspect more Coachella Valley trailer parks (Los Angeles Times) 8/14/07

• • Tribe works to improve health (Battle Creek Enquirer) 8/13/07

• • Senate committee plans hearing in Crow Agency (Billings Gazette) 8/12/07

• • Wagner ER vital to tribe's well-being (Argus Leader) 8/12/07

• • Utes honor Laura Brown (Cortez Journal) 8/9/07

• • Judge says Wagner IHS emergency room can close (Sioux City Journal) 8/7/07

• • Fond du Lac Band to open pharmacy in Minneapolis (Duluth News Tribune) 8/6/07

• • Senate field hearing on health care on August 15 (Indianz.com) 8/6/07

• • Sen. Domenici pushes for Indian diabetes program (Indianz.com) 8/3/07

• • Tribes have 2 years to comply with Adam Walsh sex offender list (The Casper Star-Tribune) 8/2/07

• • Indian kids' health focus of new study (Billings Gazette) 7/30/07

• • Indian Country suffers long waits for care (Great Falls Tribune) 7/29/07

• • Diseases ravaged tribes, and they take a toll today (The Olympian) 7/27/07

• • Healing plan destined for Native communities (Helena Independent Record) 7/26/07

• • House votes to fund initiatives against abuse of indigenous women (KTUU) 7/26/07

• • Number of minority kids in foster care draws concern (The Oregonian) 7/25/07

• • Senate confirmation hearing for Dr. Grim of IHS (Indianz.com) 7/23/07

• • Pills and pain: Long waits for care, overprescribing of medicine blamed for crisis that's scarring Indian Country (Great Falls Tribune) 7/22/07

• • Office of Urban Indian Health Programs (Indianz.com) 7/20/07

• • South Dakota health summit (Indian Country Today) 7/18/07

• • Film follows Plains diet experiment (Argus Leader) 7/15/07

• • A heritage of healing: Native practitioners to help veterans (Anchorage Daily News) 7/16/07

• • Hospital recognized for improved tribal care (KTIV News 4) 7/12/07

• • Dental groups to settle lawsuit (Anchorage Daily News) 7/12/07

• • Blackfeet medicine wheel hopes to put the brakes on Browning's drinking drivers (Great Falls Tribune) 7/12/07

• • Budget cuts leave tribes with inadequate police (Argus Leader) 7/9/07

• • Oklahoma first in deaths of abused children (The Tahlequah Daily Press) 7/6/07

• • HUD approves 'Indian area' expansion (The Spokesman-Review) 7/6/07

• • Indian children deserve better (Argus Leader) 7/5/07

• • Durango gets 3rd federal prosecutor (Rocky Mountain News) 7/3/07

• • Crow Agency camps out against alcohol abuse (Billings Gazette) 6/29/07

• • Divided court limits use of race by school districts (The Washington Post) 6/28/07

• • Oglala activists plan alcohol blockade at Whiteclay (Rapid City Journal) 6/28/07

• • Native-run dental program approved (Anchorage Daily News) 6/28/07

• • Leaders are dedicated to improve health care for tribes (Indian Country Today) 6/22/07

• • Colorado tribe wins contract support cost dispute (Indianz.com) 6/22/07

• • Cherokee health advocate earns new national award (Indian Country Today) 6/20/07

• • Center in Crow Agency brings providers together (Billings Gazette) 6/20/07

• • How does your garden grow? Manitoba Cree ask Israeli experts (CBC News) 6/14/07

• • Pojoaque woman to chair Native American WIC Coalition (Santa Fe New Mexican) 6/13/07

• • Lots of socks: Navajo First Lady accepts Rotary Club donation (Farmington Daily Times) 6/13/07

• • Tribal leaders unveil new 'meth toolkit' (Anchorage Daily News) 6/12/07

• • United Amerindian Center to reopen for business (Green Bay Press-Gazette) 6/12/07

• • Nation to develop emergency plans [Navajo Nation] (Farmington Daily Times) 6/12/07

• • Tribes get $140,000 for youth suicide prevention (Lincoln Journal Star) 6/4/07

• • Tester plans health care initiative for tribal colleges (Missoulian.com) 6/2/07

• • ‘Own' health care, Natives told (Missoulian.com) 6/1/07

• • Court rejects Seminoles' effort to raise boy (The Miami Herald) 5/31/07

• • Residential center motivates students (The Oklahoman) 5/29/07

• • Rocky Boy's water tainted by solvent (Great Falls Tribune) 5/26/07

• • Chippewa Cree ink Medicaid pact (Great Falls Tribune) 5/25/07

• • Cass County, Leech Lake Band on the brink of innovative child welfare initiative (The Pilot-Independent) 5/24/07

• • A new day for tribal homebuilding (The Seattle Times) 5/23/07

• • Indian Health Care Act passes Senate committee, may change Medicaid status of Navajo Nation (Farmington Daily Times) 5/17/07

• • Youth with disabilities summit in Albuquerque (Indianz.com) 5/15/07

• • In Native Alaskan Villages, a culture of sorrow (The New York Times) 5/14/07

• • 'Troubling' data reaffirms gap in Indian health care (ArgusLeader.com) 5/14/07

• • State tribes taking steps to snuff out smoking (The Seattle Times) 5/14/07

• • Senate Indian Affairs Committee approves four bills (Indianz.com) 5/11/07

• • Wilson fights for health clinic funds (The Albuquerque Tribune) 5/10/07

• • A time for healing on Shinnecock reservation (Newsday.com) 5/10/07

• • United Amerindian Center curtails services (Green Bay Press-Gazette) 5/8/07

• • Eating disorders high among Native Americans (Indianz.com) 5/8/07

• •'Shadow Wolves' prowl the U.S.-Mexico border (The Washington Post) 5/6/07

• • Senators look at care for Indians (Argus Leader) 5/2/07

• • American Indian health care unfair to California tribes (Medill Reports) 4/30/07

• • Tribes face deadline to join national sex offender registry (Indianz.com) 4/30/07

• • Navajos lack records: Access to Medicaid can be hindered, tribal leaders say (Deseret News) 4/26/07

• • Indians concerned about meth, suicide (Salt Lake Tribune) 4/25/07

• • U.S. authorities fail to protect Native American and Alaska Native Women from shocking rates of rape, reports Amnesty International (Amnesty International) 4/24/07

• • Tribal leaders worried about spike in suicides(Sioux City Journal) 4/17/07

• • Deaths prompt outcry: BIA law enforcement is failing, Blackfeet leaders say (Great Falls Tribune) 4/15/07

• • Suicide plagues Natives (Anchorage Daily News) 4/10/07

• • Nonprofits to discuss cancer on reservations (Argus Leader) 4/10/07

• • Indian diabetes program up for reauthorization (Indianz.com) 4/9/07

• • Bush administration takes limited view of Indian health (Indianz.com) 3/12/07

• • Urban Indians feel health plan pinch (Albuqurque Journal) 3/8/07

• • Senate hearing on Indian Health reauthorization (Indianz.com) 3/8/07

• • Indian Health Care Act introduced in House (Indianz.com) 3/7/07

• • Hearings on Indian Health Care Improvement Act (Indianz.com) 3/5/07

• • Richardson urges delegation to support funding for Indian health care (New Mexican)2/21/07

• • Connecticut tribes launch cancer project (Indian Country Today) 2/21/07

• • Mashantucket hosts regional minority health conference (Indian Country Today) 2/21/07

• • Diabetes rates highest in Indian country, experts say (Indian Country Today) 2/21/07

• • Indian agency to quit taking drugs to Billings (Billings Gazette) 2/16/07

• • Yaquis' new center will fight diabetes (Tucson Citizen) 2/16/07

• • Harjo: Republican policy-makers oppose health bill as 'race-based' (Indian Country Today) 2/09/07

• • Disease prevention at heart of Haskell program (LJ World) 02/02/07

• • Disease prevention at heart of Haskell program (LJ-World) 02/02/07

• • Tribes forced to ration funds for health services (KOTV.com) 02/02/07

• • Indian Health Care "rationing" medical coverage (KOTV.com) 02/01/07

• • Tribal task force making progress (Billings Gazette) 01/26/07

• • Report cites high rates of substance abuse disorders (Indianz.com) 01/24/07

• • A boost for Indian health strategies (Indian Country Today) 1/19/07

• • Authentic ethnicity in question (Santa Barbara Independent) 1/18/07

• • Dome caps Cherokee Nation Muskogee Health Center (Indian Country Today) 1/17/07

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