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• • Some 'bias,' some 'bull'?: Indian groups respond to CNN’s Campbell Brown (Indian Country Today) 12/19/08

• • Thune seeks aid for tribes (Argus Leader) 12/17/08

• • Family must give back adopted son (Salt Lake Tribune) 12/13/08

• • Chicago's American Indian Health Services needs federal legisation to continue care (Medill Reports) 12/11/08

• • Diabetes among American Indians targeted (San Diego Union-Tribune) 12/8/08

• • Indian health bill advocate still hopeful (Reznet) 12/4/08

• • Indian health bill appears dead (Cherokee Phoenix) 12/1/08

• • Tribes hope Daschle boosts Indian health care (Argus Leader) 11/21/08

• • Study: Ozaukee is Wisconsin’s healthiest county (Chicago Tribune) 11/20/08

• • Vizenor describes plan for chemical dependency residential treatment program for American Indian youth (Bemidji Pioneer) 11/19/08

• • Resources for recovery (Minot Daily News) 11/14/08

• • Ho-Chunk Nation opens trail to curb pre-diabetes (Jackson County Chronicle) 11/12/08

• • Groundbreaking health care (Minot Daily News) 11/11/08

• • Much more than lack of money ails Indian Health Service (Billings Gazette) 10/22/08

• • IHS website provides 'Quality of Care' reports (Indianz.com) 10/20/08

• • Tribal advocates tout Obama's health plan (Reznet) 10/16/08

• • Digital technology improves eye exams (Emax Health) 10/16/08

• • New Mexico residents struggle to navigate health care system in crisis (PBS) 10/15/08

• • Cherokee council fails to override veto on clinic bill (Tulsa World) 10/15/08

• • Congress fails to pass critical Indian health care bill (Indianz.com) 10/13/08

• • New technology makes eye exams easier for tribe (KTAR) 10/7/08

• • Child welfare bill includes tribal focus, funds (Indian Country Today) 10/3/08

• • Tribe takes over Hastings (Tahlequah Daily Press) 10/2/08

• • Cherokees take charge of hospital (Tulsa World) 10/2/08

• • Tribe sues over hospital handover (Tulsa World) 10/1/08

• • Native American clinic loses contract (Green Bay Press-Gazette) 9/30/08

• • No action on Indian Health Care Improvement Act (Indianz.com) 9/29/08

• • Tribes join for ‘Healthy Nations' (Desert Sun) 9/28/08

• • Chief vetoes Cherokee clinics measure (Tulsa World) 9/24/08

• • Stroke prevalence higher, deadlier among American Indians (Washington Post) 9/23/08

• • Omaha Tribe to get money for health programs (KPTM FOX 42) 9/19/08

• • Cherokee council OKs medical, dental clinics (Tulsa World) 9/18/08

• • Tribal members ready for fourth annual diabetes walk (Great Falls Tribune) 9/16/08

• • Stand up, Congress, and pass Indian health legislation (Indian Country Today) 9/15/08

• • Report finds high rate of alcohol deaths in Indian Country (Indianz.com) 9/3/08

• • New tack for Indian health care (Indian Country Today) 8/29/08

• • Native health care legislation occupies forum at the DNC (Indian Country Today) 8/29/08

• • Tribe OKs pact to take over hospital (Tulsa World) 8/29/08

• • DOJ awards $14.9M for tribal law enforcement (Indianz.com)[grants by tribe for FY 08] 8/29/08

• • Surgeon general takes on Tse' Bit' Ai students (Farmington Daily Times) 8/28/08

• • Leech Lake Tribal Council: Health care concerns voiced (Bemidji Pioneer) 8/28/08

• • Indian health clinic looks for shot in arm: Kickapoos ask government for emergency funds (Topeka Capital-Journal) 8/27/08

• • Cancer screenings pay off (Grand Forks Herald) 8/23/08

• • Tribe puts year-round focus on combating substance abuse (Morning Sun) 8/10/08

• • N. Idaho tribe says it struggles to run clinic (Local News 8) 8/10/08

• • Cherokees plan new health centers at hospital site (Tulsa World) 7/29/08

• • Kickapoo Nation declares health care emergency (KTKA) 7/28/08

• • Omaha tribe faces cuts to vital health services (Senator Ben Nelson) 7/24/08

• • Health care money needed (Argus Leader) 7/24/08

• • A $15.8 million pile of bat dung (Daily Times) 7/23/08

• • Rise in breast cancer among Native women may be leveling (Anchorage Daily News) 7/23/08

• • Helping Native Americans (National Ledger) 7/22/08

• • Sanford takes on tribal health care problems (Argus Leader) 7/22/08

• • Villagers can't kick soda pop habit (Anchorage Daily News) 7/20/08

• • Senate backs bill with $2B for Indian Country (Indianz.com) 7/17/08

• • Congress approves $300M for diabetes program (Indianz.com) 7/14/08

• • Indian health care meet set here July 22 (Shawnee Sun) 7/10/08

• • Poison pill slipped into Indian Health Bill (In These Times) 7/9/08

• • White Earth celebrates treatment facility for young people (Minnesota Public Radio) 7/9/08

• • Fort Peck Tribe asks Congress to look into Indian Health Service (Missoulian) 7/6/08

• • IHS acknowledges tribal copay 'elephant in the room' (Indian Country Today) 7/4/08

• • Court rules in Yankton Sioux emergency room case (Indianz.com) 7/8/08

• • Low funds mean low-quality care for American Indians (Medill Reports) 6/26/08

• • Native American, black kids more likely to end up in foster care (Seattle Post-Intelligencer) 6/26/08

• • Crownpint hospital ER reopens (Gallup Independent) 6/25/08

• • Native Americans suffer from highest diabetes rate in US (Indianz.com) 6/25/08

• • Witness list for Senate hearing on contract health (Indianz.com) 6/25/08

• • Senate Indian Affairs hearing on contract health (Indianz.com) 6/23/08

• • IHS considers stopping funds for tribes requesting patient copays (Indian Country Today) 6/20/08

• • Tomato link found in N.M. (The Albuquerque Journal) 6/20/08

• • Iowa Supreme Court rules in Indian adoption case [ICWA] (Radio Iowa) 6/13/08

• • Report looks at health status of nation's youth (Indianz.com) 6/12/08

• • Belcourt hospital to stay open (Grand Forks Herald) 6/7/08

• • Feds owe Indians health care (The Spokesman-Review) 6/4/08

• • Fighting potential health horrors (Indian Country Today) 6/2/08

• • U.S. childhood cancers vary by sex, region (The Washington Post) 6/2/08

• • Dealing with diabetes (Yakima Herald-Republic) 5/27/08

• • S.E.C. backs health care balloting (The New York Times) 5/27/08

• • Tribe's bison herd is a matter of health (The Seattle Times) 5/24/08

• • Pass legislation to better life for American Indian foster children (Billings Gazette) 5/24/08

• • SDSU research: Native American tea has health benefits (South Dakota State University) 5/22/08

• • Sen. Clinton promises support for Ellsworth, DUSEL, Native American health initiatives (Rapid City Journal) 5/15/08

• • Health care access of concern to American Indian community (The Daily Times) 5/12/08

• • A nuclear problem: Oglala Sioux fight expansion of uranium mine (Indian Country Today) 5/9/08

• • Senate committee sets hearing on contract health (Indianz.com) 5/5/08

• • Census figures show slow rise in Native population (Indianz.com) 5/2/08

• • House committees given extension on IHCIA (Indianz.com) 4/28/08

• • New tribal health center takes first step (The Yuma Sun) 4/27/08

• • Hospital takeover concerns mount (The Tahlequah Daily Press) 4/24/08

• • Tribe celebrates health center opening (The Battle Creek Enquirer) 4/23/08

• • Indian health care a national tragedy (Indianz.com) 4/21/08

• • Study looks at Indian cancer treatment (The Missoulian) 4/17/08

• • Name recognition (The Norman Transcript) 4/16/08

• • Companies, Alaska Native group wisely embrace preventive care (The Hill) 4/15/08

• • CBHS, tribe find way to keep detox center open (Lake Powell Chronicle) 4/15/08

• • Cherokee Nation will take over operation of Hastings hospital (The Muskogee Phoenix) 4/15/08

• • What to do with toxic waste? (The Southtown Star) 4/14/08

• • Pascua Yaqui Tribe to fund diabetes management program (FOX 11 News) 4/10/08

• • Navajo have no glowing 'welcome back' for mines (Star Tribune) 4/5/08

• • California's Native Americans deserve quality health care (Times-Standard) 4/8/08

• • Senate committee to examine contract health services (Indianz.com) 4/7/08

• • Reopening a mine also can reopen wounds (The Daily Times) 4/6/08

• • Governor appoints Indian health care coordinator (Rapid City Journal) 4/4/08

• • Rural Alaska Natives at risk due to lack of in-home water (Indianz.com) 4/2/08

• • As uranium firms eye N.M., Navajos are wary (The Washington Post) 3/28/08

• • Tribe supports Senate's health care plan (The Morning Sun) 3/24/08

• • Indian clinics uncover high rate of hepatitis C (Billings Gazette) 3/22/08

• • UC Denver student gets $4.2M to study diabetes programs (Denver Business Journal) 3/20/08

• • National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (Indianz.com) 3/19/08

• • Dental clinic coming to Catawba reservation (Indian Country Today) 3/19/08

• • Senate budget includes $1B boost for IHS (Indianz.com) 3/14/08

• • CMU joins with tribe in health effort (Morning Sun) 3/7/08

• • Mohegans honored for helping kids (The Day) 3/7/08

• • Governor signs bill creating urban Indian health group (KVIA) 3/3/08

• • NCAI holds annual winter session in Washington (Indianz.com) 3/3/08

• • Delegation works to maintain Wagner IHS clinic's hours, but reduction likely to happen Saturday (The Daily Republic) 2/29/08

• • Senate OKs Indian health update (Argus Leader) 2/27/08

• • Radioactive remains: The forgotten story of the Northwest's only uranium mines (The Seattle Times) 2/24/08

• • IHS resolves another self-determination dispute (Indianz.com) 2/20/08

• • Feds settle lawsuit, give $1M for care of abused children (The Salt Lake Tribune) 2/19/08

• • Shore up Indian Health Service (Argus Leader) 2/19/08

• • Proposed FY 2009 budget adds for important services (Arizona Silver Belt) 2/13/08

• • YST makes push to save ER (Press & Dakotan) 2/13/08

• • Gambling money funds Tribal wellness center in Washington (CasinoGamblingWeb.com) 2/12/08

• • Air ambulance gets OK to serve more reservations (Lincoln Journal Star) 2/11/08

• • YST fights to keep 24-hour clinic (Yankton Press & Dakotan) 2/8/08

• • Study of Native American genes searches for way to reduce cancer (Lake County Leader) 2/7/08

• • Tribe to dedicate new health clinic (Tulsa World) 2/7/08

• • IHS budget sees cut in final year of Bush era (Indianz.com) 2/6/08

• • Tribal health care part of obligation on part of U.S. (Argus Leader) 2/6/08

• • Federal money for reservations needed (Argus Leader) 2/3/08

• • Garcia pushes for IHCIA in State of Indian Nations (Indianz.com) 2/1/08

• NCAI State of Indian Nations speech on Thursday (Indianz.com) 1/28/08

• • Day 2 of debate on Indian Health Care Improvement (Indianz.com) 1/23/08

• • Congress considers revamping Indian health care system (Great Falls Tribune) 1/23/08

• • Coburn plans battle on Indian care bill (The Oklahoman) 1/20/08

• • Keep IHS at Hastings (The Muskogee Phoenix) 1/17/08

• • Senate expected to vote on Indian Health Care Act (Indianz.com) 1/17/08

• • Keetoowahs to seek control of W.W. Hastings Hospital (Muskogee Phoenix) 1/16/08

• • Tribe appoints judge, hospital head (The Neshoba Democrat) 1/16/08

• • Cherokees discuss HIMC takeover; UKB announces bid (Tahlequah Daily Press) 1/16/08

• • United Amerindian Center closes, cites lack of funds (Green Bay Press-Gazette) 1/15/08

• • Tribes win grant for addiction program (Billings Gazette) 1/15/08

• • Snoqualmie Tribe eyes hospital site (The Seattle Times) 1/11/08

• • Drumming up support for health care (The Fresno Bee) 1/8/08

• • Free anti-meth training sessions offered to tribes (Indianz.com) 1/8/08

• • Struggling shelter copes with problems on reservation (The Rapid City Journal) 1/6/08

• • Senator Dorgan discusses health care for American Indians (KFYR-TV News) 1/3/08

• • Just say no to self-determination act (Arizona Silver Belt) 1/2/08

• • Fetal-alcohol syndrome means lifetime of struggles (The Clarion-Ledger) 1/1/08

 

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