2014 Health & Welfare News Stories

Navajo Nation in jeopardy of losing unspent housing money (Indian Country Today) 3/5/15

Home safe home: Permanent housing is key to helping domestic violence survivors (Indian Country Today) 3/4/15

Repeal of "Alaska exemption" gives tribes more power to protect Alaska Native women (Washington Post) 12/18/14

Navajo human rights commission assesses treatment of Navajo citizens (Indian Country Today) 12/15/14

Feds pledge to help tribes with enforcement of Indian Child Welfare Act (Rapid City Journal) 12/13/14

Michigan court of appeals reverses termination of parental rights; cites Indian Child Welfare Act standard (JD Supra) 12/9/14

Child welfare in Indian Country: A story of painful removals (Health Affairs) 12/14

Enrolled Natives and Obamacare (Indian Country Today) 12/11/14

Northern Arapahoe Tribe files federal lawsuit over IRS health care rule (StarTribune) 12/10/14

Justice Department vows to fight states that violate Indian child welfare laws (NPR) 12/8/14

Children in the crosshairs: The emerging battle over Alaska's Native children (Indian Country Today) 12/4/14

Obama plan aims to help young American Indians (Washington Post) 12/3/14

Few options for at-risk Native American kids (Sante Fe New Mexican) 11/30/14

From broken homes to a broken system (Washington Post) 11/28/14

Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians opens historic new health center (Indian Country Today) 11/22/14

Native American kids need more protection, advisory panel tells Holder in new report (Washington Post) 11/17/14 (Copy of Report: Ending violence so children can survive.)

How American Indians fit into the Affordable Care Act (Native Times) 11/16/14

Report: Ending Violence so Children Can Thrive (Justice.gov) 11/14 Why are Native American women still being denied access to Plan B? (Jezebel) 11/12/14

Columbia River tribes displaced by dams live in squalor, seek help (Seattle Times) 11/9/14

Collaboration a common concern of child welfare conference speakers (Chadron State College) 11/8/14

Marysville school district will get $10 million grant for mental health education (Indian Country Today) 10/28/14

Cherokee Nation ONE FIRE office receives $884K federal grant (Indian Country Today) 10/26/14

In a historic moment, two Sioux tribes receive federal funds to build tribal foster care (SF Gate) 10/6/14

Alaska Supreme Court rules for non-Native adoption (Herald Net) 10/2/14

Longtime Native voice for women's rights, Deer, speechless with recent honor (Indian Country Today) 9/25/14

Hatch's proposals to fight child trafficking, strengthen child welfare passes Senate (St. George's News) 9/21/14

Native Leaders Applaud Passage of Tribal General Welfare Exclusion (Indian Country Today (9/19/14)

Disproportionate number of aboriginal children in care in Canada (CBC News) 9/15/14

Inaugural meeting aimed to help tribal veterans get services they deserve (Indian Country Today) 9/3/14

Alaska Natives wait...and wait, for health law exemption (Alaska Public Media) 9/3/14

Justice Department supports Native Americans in child welfare case (NPR) 8/29/14

How American Indians can get insurance thanks to the new Health Care law (Native American Times) 8/29/14

ICWA lawsuit in Pennington County could affect other state circuits (South Dakota Public Broadcasting) 8/21/14

Native Sun News: DOJ backs tribes in ICWA case in South Dakota (Indianz) 8/21/14

California Appeals Court upholds ICWA in Choctaw foster case (Indian Country Today) 8/20/14

Two more South Dakota Lakota tribes advance toward their own foster care systems, intending to replace the State DSS system (BizWire Express) 8/20/14

Fed comments accepted in Indian child welfare case (Rapid City Journal) 8/18/14

Judge accepts feds' comments on Indian Child Welfare case (Rapid City Journal) 8/18/14

Begich hits Republican rivals on domestic violence, tribal justice law (Alaska Dispatch News) 8/16/14

Lac du Flambeau families benefit from foster care changes (WSAU-AM) 8/13/14

$800,000 federal grant to aid at-risk children awarded to Passamaquoddy Tribe (Bangor Daily News (ME)) 8/10/14

UN will hear about Lakota child foster care crisis (Indian Country Today) 8/8/14

Senator tries to repeal divisive provision she inserted in Violence Against Women Act (Washington Post) 8/2/14

Heitkamp launches new one-stop-shop webpage for Native American veterans (Heitkamp Press Release) 7/25/14

House passes bill to prevent sex trafficking, strengthen vulnerable children and families (Dave Camp Press Release) 7/24/14

Why are these Indian children being torn away from their homes? (American Civil Liberties Union) 7/23/14

Abuse and neglect: toxic lives of drug endangered children (Indian Country Today) 7/21/14

Some SD Native Americans wary about health reform (Washington Times) 7/19/14

Alaska Supreme Court affirms full faith and credit to tribal court orders in Simmonds v. Parks decision (NARF News) 7/18/14

Adoptive parents in Indian Country get help from Sen. Johnson (Indian Country Today) 7/16/14

Tulalips wield new power against domestic violence (Everett, WA Herald) 7/14/14

The battle for ICWA goes to California with contested Choctaw foster case (Indian Country Today) 7/9/14

Senator Johnson introduces legislation to help adoptive parents in Indian Country receive adoption tax credit (Johnson Press Release) 7/9/14

Navajo Nation makes historic agreement with DHHS to handle its tribal foster care (Indian Country Today) 6/30/14

Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium reaches landmark contract settlement with IHS (Alaska Native News) 6/28/14

S.D. tribes look to establish foster care services on reservations (Argus Leader) 6/26/14

New federal laws help, but still don't fully protect Native American women from violence (Washington Post) 6/13/14

Advisory Committee on Native Children Exposed to Violence holds final hearing (Indian Country Today) 6/12/14

Tester aims to fight homelessness among Native veterans (Indian Country Today) 6/11/14

GAO: Improved oversight, accountability, and prioritization can improve access for Native American veterans (Rural Assistance Center) 6/10/14

Senator demands fix of 'dysfunctional' Indian health system (Lewiston Tribune) 5/27/14

Tribal leaders discuss healh care issues with Senate commitee (Columbia Missourian) 5/27/14

Senate to vote on Indian children?s commission (Grand Forks Herald) 5/22/14.

One battle for civil rights continues (High Country News) 5/6/14

GOP hopeful finds tribal tie cuts both ways (New York Times) 5/4/14

Sen. Walsh listening session hears tribal elder concerns (Char-Koosta News) 5/1/14

Tribes and federal government begin settling decades-long contract disputes (Washington Post) 5/1/14

IHS to pay Alaska Tribal health providers $193 million for contract support costs (Alaska Journal of Commerce) 4/25/14

Federal settlements for tribal healthcare delivery approaches $200 million (KTUU) 4/25/14

Comprehensive child support program opens at Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe (Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe) 4/22/14

American Dental Association president makes case to Congress for Indian Health Services dental programs (News RX) 4/20/14

Cherokee Nation adds millions to housing, career programs (Indian Country Today) 4/17/14

Oklahoma City Indian Clinic partners with Chickasaw Nation to build pharmacy (Indian Country Today) 4/11/14

Congress passes short-term Indian diabetes program funding (Indian Country Today) 4/3/14

Two-Spirit organizations applaud Obama's selection for Director of National AIDS Policy (Indian Country Today) 4/1/14

Pearce acts to enhance Native American housing (Congressman Pearce) 3/27/14

Bill seeks tougher foster care rules for reservations (Bemidji Pioneer) 3/27/14

American Indians can enroll in health insurance plans after March 31 (The Oklahoman) 3/24/14

South Dakota judge ordered to explain stance in ICWA dispute (Indianz.com) 3/21/14

Circuit judges accused of ignoring federal judge's order in suit over Native children custody hearings (Rapid City Journal) 3/19/14

Sen. Heitkamp discusses native issues (Indian Country Today) 3/18/14

Hope on the horizon for Choctaw Nation (MSNBC) 3/16/14

Native Hawaiian organizations will be included in improvements to federal child care benefits (Hirono Senate) 3/13/14

Senate approves Tester measure to improve tribal child care facilities (Tester Senate) 3/13/14

Three Murkowski amendments help to Alaskanize child care block grant bill (Alaska Business Monthly) 3/13/14

NICWA clarifies child maltreatment statistics to Washington Post (4-Traders) 3/12/14

Cherokee Nation study seeks to keep expectant moms, babies healthier (Indian Country Today) 3/12/14

The Affordable Care Act: What's in it for American Indians and Alaska Natives? (Administration for Children & Families) 3/10/12

New Mexico governor signs foster care bill (Sacramento Bee) 3/10/14

Navajo Code Talkers ask for help with decrepit dwellings (LA Times) 3/10/14

The hard lives ? and high suicide rate ? of Native American children on reservations (Washington Post) 3/9/14

Navajo military veterans struggle with housing (LA Times) 3/8/14

South Dakota's Native children denied due process in custody cases (Indian Country Today) 2/20/14

Opinion: The invisible crisis killing Native American youth (Denver Post) 1/30/14

Indian groups question public child-welfare practices (New York Times) 2/5/14

Tribal juvenile justice outdated (Durango Herald) 1/25/14

Farm bill would cut $8 billion from food-stamp funding (Indian Country Today) 1/28/14

Cherokee Nation health center groundbreaking in Oklahoma (NWA.com) 1/24/14

Cherokee resolution aimed at establishing priority placement for children (Times Record Online Edition) 1/20/14

HIV and Hepatitis exposure concerns on Nevada reservation (POZ) 1/16/14

Judge rules HUD cannot release $3 million to Chukchansi (Indian Country Today) 1/13/14

Cherokee Nation hosting health enrollment fairs for veterans (Indian Country Today) 1/10/14

Native American Development Center forming (Bismarck Tribune) 1/9/14


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