Trump Administration Pulls Robert Weaver Nomination to Head Indian Health Service

Published February 22, 2018 WASHINGTON – News broke on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, Robert Weaver, 39, a tribal citizen of the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma, is no longer the Trump Administration’s nominee to serve as director of the Indian Health Service (IHS). While in Reno, Nevada, IHS’ current acting director Michael Weahkee told a group of […]

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Shakopee Tribe Donates More Than $4 Million to Tribes and Charitable Causes Across the Country

Published February 22, 2018 PRIOR LAKE, MINNESOTA – The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) announced today more than $4 million in donations to a local charitable organization and 16 tribes across the country. The donations will support a variety of projects, including tribal housing repairs, a health clinic expansion, new emergency service equipment, and an early […]

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Drink More Water, Less Sugary Drinks is the Message at NB3 Foundation’s Healthy Beverage Summit

Published February 21, 2018 Keynote speaker Dr. Marion Nestle talks about tackling “big” soda ALBUQUERQUE — Today nearly 150 community members, educators, nutritionists, elders and youth gathered for the Notah Begay III (NB3) Foundation’s second annual Healthy Beverage Summit. Dialogue centered on making healthier choices by drinking more water and less sugary-sweetened beverages specifically for Native youth and […]

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Office of Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission Will Be Closed on February 27 to March 2, 2018

Published February 21, 2018 ST. MICHAELS, NAVAJO NATION – Office of Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission (“Commission”) will be closed from 1:00 PM on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 to 5:00 PM on March 2, 2018. On Wednesday, February 28, 2018 and Thursday, March 1, 2018, the Commission, in partnership with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights […]

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Navajo Leaders Honor the Significance of the Treaty of 1868 at National Museum of the American Indian

Published February 21, 2018 WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, as a part of the Nation-to-Nation Exhibition, the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) unveiled the original Treaty of 1868, which released the Navajo people from federal captivity, allowing them to return to their traditional homeland. During the unveiling ceremony, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye […]

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IHS launches National Accountability Dashboard for Quality

Published February 21, 2018   by Jonathan Merrell, RN, BSN, MBA, Acting Deputy Director for Quality Health Care February 20, 2018 In October, the Indian Health Service announced a new tool to monitor and report information from across IHS. The National Accountability Dashboard for Quality will enable the Indian Health Service to report on key performance data in a […]

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