PHOENIX – With childhood obesity levels on the rise in the U.S., more experts are looking at how to prevent high cholesterol in youth to help avoid serious health problems later in life.
PHOENIX – Advocates are pushing Arizona lawmakers to expand Medicaid coverage for women after they give birth to help improve maternal health outcomes and combat rising pregnancy-related deaths.
The Supreme Court’s 2020 McGirt decision has Oklahoma and its 39 tribes negotiating over the re-establishment of reservations in the state. Western states are watching, but most have a long-established framework on issues of criminal jurisdiction.
WASHINGTON – An update and expansion of the 112-year-old Buy Indian Act reduces red tape in procuring contracts with the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service, expands access to capital for tribes and increases opportunities for Native business promotion.
PHOENIX – Telehealth has been a widely used resource during the pandemic, but some experts continue to weigh the pros and cons of treating certain conditions from a distance – specifically mental illness and substance use.
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear a challenge to the Indian Child Welfare Act filed by a white Texas couple that was almost denied the chance to adopt a Native American boy who was set to be placed with a Navajo family.
WASHINGTON - Tribal governments have "a foot in the door" with the federal government but they don't yet have a seat at the table where decisions concerning them are being made, the president of the National Congress of American Indians said Monday.
PHOENIX – Shawn Soumilas lost her second child in a stillbirth 12 years ago. Today, the Prescott mother is part of an effort expanding to Arizona this month to teach expectant mothers about fetal movement and tracking the health of their unborn babies.
WASHINGTON - The chairman of the Pascua Yaqui told a House subcommittee Tuesday that tribes need more federal support to implement “critical” water infrastructure projects on their lands, and that includes funding as well as better communication with tribes.
WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court said a Navajo man who held his girlfriend while he assaulted her cannot also be convicted of kidnapping, saying such an expansion of kidnapping would lead to a "steroidal version" of assault laws.
TUCSON – The Pascua Yaqui Tribe received millions of dollars in state tax credits to fund a new subdivision of affordable homes in southern Arizona.
WASHINGTON - Native American advocates welcomed the announcement Wednesday that Washington's pro football team will now be called the Commanders, ending a yearslong fight to get rid of a name many deemed racist.