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A Thorny Question: Should American Indians and Alaska Natives Buy Their Own Health Insurance?

Mark Trahant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Trahant

Should American Indians and Alaska Natives eligible for services in the Indian health system buy their own insurance? The first answer ought to be a resounding "no."

Lands, Sacred Spaces Part of US Human Rights Review

Valerie Taliman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Valerie Taliman

The "listening session" held by the U.S. State Department drew more than 100 Native leaders, legal scholars and human rights activists. Testimonies covered rights to self-determination, land, natural resources, sacred sites and religious freedom.

Sen. Suzanne Williams: Some American Indian Mascots Offensive

Denver Post | Lynn Bartels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A state lawmaker who is one-quarter Comanche wants high schools with American Indian mascots to get approval from a state board. Sen. Suzanne Willi...

Health Care: Indian Country Included in a Big Way

Mark Trahant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Trahant

Indian Country is included in a big way this time around in the health care debate. If either the House or the Senate bill becomes law, there will be a significant boost in resources for the Indian Health system.

Resolutions, Experiments for a New Year

Mark Trahant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Mark Trahant

At the beginning of this new year I am experimenting, instead of resoluting. (I know, it's not a real word. But it just sounds right.) I'm interested in how technology can play a role in behavior change.

Kevin Willmott's The Only Good Indian Premieres Today at Sundance

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Filmed in various Kansas locations, The Only Good Indian is a revisionist historical drama that covers a period of American history that sadly, over the years, conveniently has been ignored by our culture.