April 14, 2020

Indian Country continues to address HIV and AIDS

With an estimated 18 percent of HIV-positive Native Americans and Alaska Natives unaware of their status, Indian Health Service is among the agencies specifically tasked with helping stop the virus’ transmission.
November 27, 2019

Broadband expansion in Indian Country continues to lack support from federal agencies

The 2018 Government Accountability Office report stated that there was a 27 percent difference between Indian and non-Indian communities in terms of access to broadband service. That means an estimated 35 percent of Americans living on tribal lands lack access to broadband services, compared to 8 percent of all Americans.
November 15, 2019

Better journalism about Indian Country begins with local schools and education

"One thing I’ve come to realize is that until we start teaching Indigenous histories in the classroom, American newsrooms will continue to misunderstand us."
February 12, 2019

Examining trauma provides insight into mental health disparities and poverty across Indian Country

Exposure to adverse, distressing events such as forced removal and cultural loss across multiple generations can manifest in anxiety, depression and other mental illnesses.
September 20, 2018

2018 Farm Bill, impact on Indian Country

Every five years, U.S. legislators update bipartisan legislation regulating the agriculture industry and federal food assistance programs through the Agriculture Improvement Act, or farm bill. In […]
August 27, 2018

Native American endurance

The fur trade’s decline and colonial competition increased turmoil across Indian Country. Through the 18th to early 19th century, discord among Native Americans and the federal […]
April 4, 2018

Indian Country continues to fight opioid epidemic

By Lenzy Krehbiel-Burton Naloxone is showing up in more corners of Indian Country as part of the continued growth of a two-year-old interagency agreement aimed at […]
January 2, 2018

‘Hope and change’ – Multicultural activist Emcee One motivates, educates youths and communities through power of music

Youth have power. Right now. “When we told them they’re the future, we accidentally said, ‘You don’t matter yet. You don’t count until some futuristic point […]