2015 Health & Welfare News Stories

Thune, Rounds introduce bill to protect tribal veterans' health care (Thune Press Release) 12/17/15

US starts pilot program to prevent overdoses on Native American lands (Fox News Health) 12/17/15

Feds threaten to terminate Rosebud hospital from Medicare (Rapid City Journal) 12/3/15

Shinnecock Indian Nation considering starting medical marijuana program (Southampton Patch) 12/1/15

Tester, Daines lead effort to combat Native American veteran homelessness (Sen. Daines) 11/12/15

DOJ asks Supreme Court to hear Indian domestic violence case (Indianz) 11/11/15

Washburn announces updated regulations to help end homelessness in tribal communities and commitment to work with federal partners to address homelessness (Indian Affairs) 11/7/15 (see S.2274)

Suicide raised as major issue during NCAI's annual convention (Indianz) 10/20/15

Native Americans turn to 'Safe Stars' for help with sexual assaults (NPR) 10/13/15

Pala Band of Mission Indians will be first tribe to protect Native American children in California's welfare system (Bloomberg) 10/12/15

Udall, Heinrich announce $4.39 million for tribal suicide, drug abuse and domestic violence prevention (New Mexico Democrats) 10/8/15

Tribes: Domestic violence program ‘very successful,’ challenges remain (AZ Central) 10/7/15

Murkowski bill fixes definition of “Indian” in Affordable Care Act (Alaska Native News) 10/6/15

Bill would extend child nutrition programs to Indian tribes (The Hill) 9/15/15

Native Americans take advantage of Obamacare (USA Today) 9/12/15

Getting the word out: Obamacare is for Native Americans too (Indianz) 9/8/15

Tribes are essential to the well-being of Native American children (Washington Post) 9/4/15

Cherokee Nation wants Risperdal lawsuit back in State Court (Top Class Actions) 9/4/15

Disaster unemployment assistance available for Oglala Sioux (Washington Times) 8/17/15

Lawmakers raise tribal concerns in genetic foods controversy (Indianz) 8/6/15

OIC signs health care contract with Washington Indian tribes (State of Reform) 7/21/15

Lawmakers seek to exempt tribes from ACA large employer mandate (Forbes) 7/17/15

Tribes push to end Affordable Care Act coverage requirement (Rapid City Journal) 7/17/15

Dozens celebrate grand opening of new center to aid low-income Native American families in San Bernardino County (Native Times) 6/25/15

Udall discusses critical need to address youth suicide in native communities (Cibola Beacon) 6/25/2015

Native American tribes tackle diet and health woes with businesses built on traditional foods (ExecReview) 6/13/2015

Indian Health Service settles employee overtime case for $80M (Federal News Radio) 5/29/2015

Law firm gifts $3.5M to tribal health (Alaska Public Media) 5/11/2015

Court rebuffs Cherokee Nation in Indian Child Welfare Act case (Indianz) 5/4/15

Four tribes seek child services funding (Rapid City Journal) 5/2/15

Pine Ridge Indian reservation struggles with suicides among its young (New York Times) 5/1/15

NICWA applauds robust participation in ICWA hearings (Reuters) 4/29/15

Judge in Indian child welfare case asks court to reconsider (Rapid City Journal) 4/28/15

South Dakota defendants seek reconsideration in ICWA dispute (Indianz) 4/28/15

President, First Lady, Tribal leaders discuss investing in Native youth (Indian Country Today) 4/22/15

Federal officials debate long-awaited rules for Indian child welfare (OPB) 4/21/15

Tribes urge restart of background checks in child placement (The Spokesman-Review) 4/19/15

NB3 Foundation awards $80,000 to Native nonprofits serving Navajo children (Indian Country Today) 4/17/15

Governor announces planned change for adoption process of Alaska Native children (News Miner) 4/16/15

Governor, AFN say new adoption rules a step toward stronger ties (Alaska Dispatch News) 4/16/15

State issues emergency rules to ease adoption for Alaska Natives (Alaska Dispatch News) 4/15/15

Millions of Native Americans wait on health care (Indianz) 4/15/15

South Dakota American Indians win in landmark child welfare case (People's World) 4/14/15

South Dakota's 'Gone in 60 Seconds' child-custody hearings are no more (ACLU) 4/13/14

Tribal access to vctims' assistance (FCNL) 4/10/15

Native American rights law firm gives grants for tribal health care (Alaska Dispatch News) 4/14/15

First Lady on challenges facing Native youth: "We own this" (Indian Country Today) 4/13/15

Appeals Court dismisses Quechan Tribe health care claim (Yuma Sun) 4/6/15

Oil train derailment response, and Native children in Heitkamp budget amendments (Indian Country Today) 4/1/15

Appeals Court dismisses Quechan Tribe health care claim (Yuma Sun) 4/6/15

Oil train derailment response, and Native children in Heitkamp budget amendments (Indian Country Today) 4/1/15

Rape survivors' stories in full FORCE; Focus on abuse against Native women (Indian Country Today) 3/31/15

Tribes and families in South Dakota win big victory in ICWA case (Indianz) 3/31/15

House committee passes Native American Children's Safety Act (Indianz) 3/27/15

Native American housing legislation (NAHASDA) passes House (AK Biz Mag) 3/23/15

Foster-care plan for tribes filled with problems (Arizona Daily Star) 3/21/15

State upholds decision in case of Native child adoption (News Miner) 3/18/15

Alaska requests more time to consider position in ICWA dispute (Indianz) 3/18/15

Assistant Secretary Washburn answers call to strengthen implementation of Indian Child Welfare Act (DOI Press Release) 3/18/15 (See related Federal Register notice of proposed rules.)

BIA schedules consultations and meetings for ICWA (Indianz) 3/18/15

Senate bill would save Navajo Nation housing monies (Indian Country Today) 3/16/15

Native American women still getting short shrift on emergency contraception (ACLU) 3/16/15

Native nonprofits want state [of Alaska] to change on adoption case (Alaska Public Media) 3/11/15

Lakota children in "imminent danger"' in state [of South Dakota] (Indianz) 3/11/15

Alaska tribes want state to join rehearing request in ICWA case (Indianz) 3/9/15

Federal judge delays ruling in Indian child welfare lawsuit (Kelo Land) 3/6/15

USDA to assist in ending child hunger for Chickasaw and Navajo tribal nations (Blue Nation Review) 3/5/15

Cherokee Nation applauds BIA's Indian Child Welfare Act guideline revision (Indian Country Today) 3/3/15

BIA releases new ICWA guidelines to protect Native families and children (Indian Country Today) 2/26/15. (See the regulations published in the Federal Register at: 80 FR 10146-02, (PDF).)

New Jersey appeals court calls for notice to tribes in ICWA case (Indianz) 2/23/15

The historic and ongoing issue of health disparities among Native elders (American Society on Aging) 2/20/15

Saving Native American youth (Mission Network News) 2/16/15

Tribe suing federal government (The Morning Sun News) 2/15/15

Navajo Nation Council opposes portion of federal housing bill (Santa Fe New Mexican) 2/14/15

Federal judge hears arguments in Wyoming tribe's lawsuit against federal health care rule (Greenfield Reporter) 2/13/15

Tribal chairman urges expansion of Medicaid (Daily Inter Lake) 2/10/15

Proposed 2016 budget for Indian Health Services outlined (Four Corners News) 2/8/15

Sen. Heitkamp discusses the need for a commission on Native children (Indian Country Today) 2/5/15

Obama wants tribal contract support cost payments to be non-discretionary (Indian Country Today) 2/3/15

Indian housing projects get $5 million in 2014 (Indian Country Today) 2/3/15

Standing Rock, state to collaborate on child support (Bismark Tribune) 1/21/15

Native youth know how to improve health & safety (Reuters) 1/19/15

Cooperation improves kids' lives in tribal nation within county (Juvenile Justice Information Exchange) 1/18/15

Hoeven reintroduces Native American Children's Safety Act (Minot Daily News) 1/17/15

Two Spirit: The trials and tribulations of gender identity in the 21st century (Indian Country Today) 1/13/15

Indian Affairs assisting elderly, disabled get funds (Clinton NC) 1/2/15

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