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In rain or snow, Route 5010 in New Mexico is impassable — a quagmire that highlights the government’s shameful neglect of Native people.
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Democrats and Republicans on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce have asked the leader of the Indian Health Service to address two investigations that highlighted serious lapses in the agency’s care for Native Americans.
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Two reporters share their tips and insights from reporting on health issues in Indian Country.
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Through a fellowship with the USC Annenberg-Center for Health Journalism, we travel to LA and look at a program, which is helping ensure babies and parents are safe, healthy, and at the same time connecting them to other Native Americans in the big city.
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Program participants at a drum and dance class speak about what wellness means to them and how culture is part of their efforts to decrease stress, engage in their community and maintain sobriety.
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Individuals like Loren Anthony, a fitness instructor from the Navajo Nation, are modeling healthy lifestyles and getting their friends and families involved. Grassroots organizations are starting group exercise sessions, basketball tournaments, traditional cooking classes and workshops.
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Desperate to stem the recent spate of youth suicides in their community, residents of South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation have turned to an unlikely ally — crowdfunding.

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Local programs within Native American communities are at the forefront of an effort to increase cancer screening and reduce cancer deaths.

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Montana Native Americans have the highest rate of suicide in a state that has the highest rate in the nation. Tribal Leaders are not taking these deaths lightly, and the fight against suicide has begun.

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