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• • Idaho tribe roots for passage of health overhaul (Northwest Public Radio) 01/05/10

• • Supreme Court terminates Ely mother's parental rights after hearing appeal (The Ely Times) 12/30/09

• • Indian Health Care Improvement Act included in Senate Health Insurance Reform Bill (United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs) 12/21/09

• • American Indians have far higher H1N1 flu death rate (Modern Medicine) 12/16/09

• • Seek bliss ... and work together (High Country News) 12/8/09

• • Indian Country & health care reform (Huffington Post) 12/7/09

• • Indian Health Care Improvement Act clears hurdle (Indianz.com) 12/4/09

• • The federal government’s medical system still needs improvement (and money) (Blogger News Network) 12/3/09

• • NM sees higher H1N1 flu deaths among Indians (KVII) 12/1/09

• • New hopes on health care for American Indians (New York Times) 12/1/09

• • Agressive action needed at IHS (Rapid City Journal) 11/27/09

• • Health care reform means a significant boost in resources for Indian country (Indian Country Today) 11/23/09

• • The lessons we’ve learned (Indian Country Today) 11/16/09

• • Don't get sick after June (Fox News) 11/5/09

• • The time for action is now! (Indian Country Today) 11/2/09

• • Rep. Hastings objects to IHCIA in health reform (Indianz.com) 10/30/09

• • A practical reform: Indian Country as the 51st state (Kaiser Health News) 10/29/09

• • The debate that drags on and on (Indian Country Today) 10/26/09

• • Soboba tribe saluted for role in Indian adoptions law (Press-Enterprise) 10/22/09

• • Tribal health care changes promised (Oklahoman) 10/21/09

• • IHS worker says closing diabetes program could hurt progress (Havre Daily News) 10/19/09

• • Bill offers boost to Indian health (Argus Leader) 10/19/09

• • Full funding for a right ‘guaranteed’ by treaty (Indian Country Today) 10/19/09

• • Wind River reservation closes schools over flu (Billings Gazette) 10/15/09

• • Court decision could be worth millions (Arctic Sounder) 10/8/09

• • Arizona tribe sues Mashantuckets for millions over medical claims (New London Day) 10/7/09

• • Reducing poverty (Minot Daily News) 10/7/09

• • Effortless health care? Not in a Medicaid plan (Indian Country Today) 10/6/09

• • American Indian clinic struggles with cutbacks (San Diego Union-Tribune) 10/2/09

• • Clinic's patient base continues to grow (Union) 9/29/09

• • Blacks, Native Americans more likely to go to foster care (Oregonian) 9/28/09

• • Spotlight on the Native American provisions (Indian Country Today) 9/28/09

• • Should counties be required to notify tribes of custody cases involving their members? (Wisconsin State Journal) 9/26/09

• • Southern Utes gain control of clinic (Durango Herald) 9/25/09

• • Committee acts to exclude health benefits provided by Tribes from taxation (Red Lake Net News) 9/24/09

• • Navajo Aging program wants bigger role in daily lives of Nation residents (Farmington Daily Times) 9/24/09

• • Baucus modifies Chairman's mark to improve health care affordability, maintain deficit reductions (U.S. Senate Finance Committee) 9/22/09

• • Taxing the logic of tribal health benefits (High Country News) 9/22/09

• • Indian welfare changes considered at Wisconsin capitol (FOX 21 News) 9/21/09

• • The Indian Health Service paradox (Kaiser Health News) 9/16/09

• • Indian Country & health care reform (Mark Trahant) 9/16/09

• • Firm awarded contract to build health-care facility (Minot Daily News) 9/16/09

• • Cherokee Nation officials prepare for H1N1 virus (Cherokee Phoenix) 9/15/09

• • IHS awards $90.5M contract for Alaska facility (Indianz.com) 9/14/09

• • Utah's tribes will get grant money for new flu (Salt Lake Tribune) 9/6/09

• • IHS breaks ground on Kayenta hospital (Farmington Daily Times) 9/4/09

• • We can’t afford not to have health reform (Missoulian) 8/31/09

• • Don't take IHS criticism at face value (Indianz.com) 8/30/09

• • Native Americans and the public option (Wall Street Journal) 8/29/09

• • Human capital (Tulsa World) 8/29/09

• • Federal funds will help fight domestic violence in rural Alaska (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner) 8/25/09

• • Gang violence on the rise on Indian reservations (National Public Radio) 8/25/09

• • Mother invokes Indian law in victory over Marin child welfare authorities (San Gabriel Valley Tribune) 8/15/09

• • UN probes human rights in Aboriginal camps (ABC News) 8/17/09

• • Tribal program helps parents, kids rebuild relationships (The Arizona Republic) 8/6/09

• • Colorado tribes to be schooled about diabetes (The Denver Post) 8/2/09

• • An interview with IHS Director Dr. Yvette Roubideaux (Indian Country Today) 7/31/09

• • Culture may help raise breast cancer death rate for American Indians (U.S. News & World Report) 7/24/09

• • President pushes health care reform agenda (Indian Country Today) 7/23/09

• • Court: Mother’s custody wishes trump those of tribe (Las Vegas Sun) 7/23/09

• • Indian farmers finally get counted; now await benefits (McClatchy-Tribune Information Services) 7/22/09

• • Crow Agency hospital feels budget pinch (Billings Gazette) 7/21/09

• • Roubideaux: Health reform initiative will benefit Indian services (Argus Leader) 7/19/09

• • Arsenault and Rainie: Tribal management key to improved health services (Indian Country Today) 7/18/09

• • Yup'ik-speaking voters to receive additional language assistance in the city of Bethel, Alaska (CommonDreams.org) 7/13/09

• • Tribes seek state tools for child support (Cherokee Phoenix) 7/13/09

• • A rising but doubted dream on a reservation (New York Times) 7/12/09

• • National American Indian Veterans organization seeks charter, financial support (Indian Country Today) 7/10/09

• • Neb. court: Tribe can intervene in kids’ cases (Indian Country Today) 7/7/09

• • Blackfeet seek answers to 'pill epidemic' (Great Falls Tribune) 7/6/09

• • Nebraska court: Tribe can intervene in kids’ cases (Lincoln Journal Star) 6/26/09

• • Court decision abandons ‘existing Indian family’ doctrine (The Journal Record) 6/24/09

• • How will universal health care affect Native Americans? (The Huffington Post) 6/21/09

• • American Indian children faring poorly in foster care (Indian Country Today)
6/18/09

• • Indian health care to get boost (Arizona Daily Sun) 6/17/09

• • Tiguas to receive $1.1 million federal grant to rehabilitate housing for low-income families in Mission Valley (Targeted News Service) 6/16/09

• • Oklahoma's Citizen Potawatomie Nation loses federal lawsuit (The Oklahoman) 6/16/09

• • Cherokee tribes claim victory after housing ruling (Cherokee Phoenix) 6/15/09

• • PROMISES, PROMISES: Indian health care's victims (The Fresno Bee) 6/15/09

• • Tribal leaders seek health care reform (Great Falls Tribune) 6/12/09 Court tells HUD to base tribal funding on need (Courthouse News Service) 6/9/09

• • Senate Committee to hold hearing on Indian health care reform (Targeted News Service) 6/5/09

• • U.S. Supreme Court will not hear Blackfeet mold case (Greatfallstribune.com) 5/29/09

• • Document examines health status [of] Alabama's Native American Indians (South Alabamian) 5/28/09

• • Tester's invite brings Cabinet members to reservation, schools (Billings Gazette) 5/28/09

• • Neb. Tribe wants to intervene in kids' case (Cherokee Phoenix) 5/26/09

• • Utah Supreme Court to consider severing Navajo kids' adoption (Salt Lake Tribune) 5/22/09

• • Senators seek money for Indian safety and health (Indianz.com) 5/21/09

• • Indian health center to double in size (Tulsa World) 5/19/09

• • Unalachtigo Band of Lenni Lenape seeks acknowledgment (Indian Country Today) 5/21/09

• • Roubideaux announces $500M in recovery funds (Indianz.com) 5/15/09

• • No Indian health and safety fund in Obama's budget (Indianz.com) 5/8/09

• • Rell signs agreement for limited smoking ban at Foxwoods (Hartford Courant) 5/8/09

• • Two likely cases of swine flu found at Southwest High (Minneapolis Star Tribune) 5/6/09

• • Bad medicine (Detroit Metro Times) 5/5/09

• • Crow students march for meth-free life (Billings Gazette) 5/5/09

• • American Indian communities lack dental care due to dentist shortage (Dental Plans) 5/4/09

• • Bishop optical offering eyeglasses to 4,000 Navajo (Farmington Daily Times) 5/4/09

• • Tribal members recruited into medical fields (Arizona Republic) 4/27/09

• • Facts show Indian health needs attention (American Chronicle) 4/23/09

• • Tribe upset with proposed bill on Indian foster children (Robesonian) 4/17/09

• • NCI gets reprieve, funding from IHS (Gallup Independent) 4/16/09

• • Fed funds to boost child care, vaccines (Bangor Daily News) 4/10/09

• • Senate turns back on health, safety in Indian Country (Native American Times) 4/10/09

• • New law will boost Tribal adoptions (Daily Yonder) 4/8/09

• • Study finds 1 in 5 obese among 4-year-olds (Washington Post) 4/7/09

• • IHS cuts emergency hours (Daily Times) 4/7/09

• • Tribes work on staff funding (Minot Daily News) 4/7/09

• • HST Global announces Native American initiative (MarketWatch) 4/3/09

• • American Dental Association president urges Congress to shore up Indian Health Service dental care (Individual.com) 3/27/09

• • Eastern Shoshone Tribe receives diabetes care and management grant (Indian Country Today) 3/22/09

• • Yurok Tribe sponsors gathering to fight methamphetamine (Times-Standard) 3/22/09

• • Will two new IHS hospitals tie up funding? (Reznet News) 3/20/09

• • $3 million federal stimulus for elder nutrition (Indian Country Today) 3/19/09

• • Eastern Shoshone Tribe receives diabetes care and management grant (Individual.com) 3/19/09

• • Vice President Biden announces release of nearly $100 million in Recovery Act funding to support senior nutrition programs (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services) 3/18/09

• • Tribes move ahead with new health-care center (Minot Daily News) 3/17/09

• • Quechans holding HIV/AIDS awareness day (Yuma Sun) 3/12/09

• • Film puts focus on breast cancer: Production aims to raise awareness of disease in Native American women (Argus Leader) 3/9/09

• • In re Lee oral argument [ICWA] (Turtle Talk) 3/4/09

• • Thune seeks more money for tribal law and health (Indianz.com) 3/4/09

• • White House: Fact sheet on Indian funding (Indianz.com) 3/2/09

• • Utah Senate considering bill that would enable Navajo child support (BYU NewsNet) 2/27/09

• • Fight over smoking in casinos continues (Daily Times) 2/23/09

• • Blumenthal: Casino smoking must stop (Norwich Bulletin) 2/10/09

• • Desert Rock health risks questioned (Gallup Independent) 2/8/09

• • EPA study found that Red Dog Mine benefited region (Anchorage Daily News) 2/7/09

• • Construction set to begin on new health care center in Little Axe (Journal Record) 2/4/09

• • Pojoaque Wellness Center expands facilities (Santa Fe New Mexican) 2/1/09

• • Indian Affairs meeting and hearing on health (Indianz.com) 1/29/09

• • Put health before money (Norwich Bulletin) 1/24/09

• • IHS says Rosebud hospital won't be closed (Rapid City Journal) 1/23/09

• • Rosebud hospital notified of closure (KSFY) 1/17/09

• • Cowlitz tribe set to break ground on new clinic (Daily News Online) 1/15/09

• • Tribe gets money for dental clinic (Statesman Journal) 1/14/09

• • Sexually spread diseases up in S.D. (Argus Leader) 1/12/09

• • Bush administration’s uranium mining decision could affect tribes (Indian Country Today) 1/9/09

• • Treatment program focuses on Arapaho culture (Indianz.com) 1/8/09

 

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