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Tester Criticizes Indian Health Service Leadership, Calls for Staffing Changes
Rob Capriccioso - 7/29/14

Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana) wants to know why the leadership of the Indian Health Service (IHS) has failed to hire permanent directors in one-third of its regional offices.
Tester, chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (SCIA), highlighted his concerns in a letter sent July 24 to Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell.
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Family faces tribal disenrollment

PORTLAND (AP) — An Oregon woman says 86 members of her family have been disenrolled from an American Indian tribe that operates the state’s largest tribal casino, as leaders review the tribe’s rolls and enforce new membership requirements.
#Family spokeswoman Mia Prickett said she’s shocked about being stripped of membership from the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde, since one of the family’s ancestors was a chief who signed an 1855 treaty that helped establish the tribe.
#The council that governs the 5,000-member tribe had been considering disenrolling the family for nearly a year, saying they no longer satisfy enrollment rules. The decision to remove the family was made after the council earlier this month changed the enrollment ordinance via “emergency amendments.” The amendments gave the authority to make decisions on disenrollment to an enrollment committee.
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Data Leak

Indian Health Service discloses privacy breach of patient data
FRIDAY, JULY 25, 2014

The Indian Health Service is notifying patients and offering them credit monitoring and reporting services after their private medical data was inadvertently left in a public area in South Dakota.
There is no indication that the information on the 620 patients has been used. But the file folder that was left in a public area at the Rapid City Service Unit contained names, Social Security numbers and Department of Veterans Affairs enrollment information, all highly-sensitive data.
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Ted Nugent

A Victory for Native Power: Just Say No to Ted Nugent's Ugliness
Gyasi Ross - 7/28/14

Both the Coeur d'Alene Tribe and the Puyallup Tribe displayed Native Power 2014-style. Ted Nugent (and really anybody else) has an absolute legal right to say hateful, ugly and/or racist things ("Subhuman mongrel," anyone?); yet Tribes are thankfully showing that they do not have to be complicit in hateful ugliness and/or REWARD the ugliness. Both the Coeur d'Alene Tribe as well as the Puyallup Tribe flexed that ability—to express displeasure with their pocketbooks. At first glance, these steps might not appear huge, yet these are steps that Tribes would not have the ability to make 20 years ago. In that regard, this is a huge deal—a thousand mile journey starts with one step.
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Andrew Daniel Named a Semifinalist for Dick Howser Award
Andrew Daniel is one of 35 semifinalists for this award.
May 21, 2014

DALLAS, Texas - The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association has released the list of semifinalists for the 2014 Dick Howser Trophy, presented by Easton Foundations. The award, given to the top player in collegiate baseball, is based on two rounds of national voting.  Highlighting this listis University of San Diego junior infielder Andrew Daniel
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