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In a significant move to bolster healthcare infrastructure for Native American tribes, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), via the Indian Health Service (IHS), has allocated $55 million in funding to 15 tribes and tribal organizations. 

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February indicates not only the onset of winter’s thaw but also a touching reminder of the importance of heart health. As the nation observes American Heart Health Month, Indigenous communities across the nation join in raising awareness about cardiovascular disease, which disproportionately affects American Indians and Alaska Natives.  

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As February comes about, so does National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, casting a spotlight on a prevalent yet often overlooked issue affecting young people across Indian Country.  

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Tiny, intricate beads danced together in unison, forming an array of vivid colors. The hands of 41-year-old Jennifer Tendoy trembled as she grazed the top of a half-finished moccasin. A bear paw drawing was placed carefully on copy paper with smudged pencil marks from where her daughter last drew, two weeks before her daughter died by suicide.

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Dr. Anjuli Piya is the new Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of The Native American Health Center (NAHC) in Oakland, Cali., the center announced today.

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WASHINGTON — Secretary Of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough announced at the National Congress of American Indians Executive Council Winter Session on Tuesday morning that the Department of Veterans Affairs has exempted or reimbursed more than 143,000 copayments totaling approximately $2.5 million for more than 3,800 eligible American Indian and Alaska Native Veterans.

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Federally Recognized Tribes will get part of a $150 million settlement from opioid manufacturer Hikma Pharmaceuticals for its part in the nationwide opioid crisis. 
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The Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw (CTCLUSI) is opening a new healthcare center offering traditional and modern care for Tribal members in southwest Oregon. 
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While Native Americans are at the highest risk for suicide, they are significantly less likely to go to the emergency room with self-inflicted injuries than non-Nativces, according to a new study.

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Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi (NHBP) Tribal Council Chairperson Jamie Stuck has been appointed as a member of the Michigan Opioid Advisory Commission (OAC) by Michigan Senate Majority Leader Winnie Brinks effective January 16, 2024.