New Mexico's Contentious 'Pot Powwow'

A cannabis company believes the pot industry could save tribal nations from poverty. But many argue it would only make a drug problem worse.

Fighting Opioid Abuse in Indian Country

The overdose death rate among Native Americans is three times the rate in the general population. As the opioid epidemic surges, many tribes are investing in treatment and specialized housing on the reservation.

Why Same-Sex Marriage Bans Risk Native American Sovereignty

When tribes don’t allow gay couples to marry their chosen partners, they invite negative perceptions about their unique legal status.

Indian Health Service Proposes Expanded Use of Dental Health Aide Therapists

The plan seeks to deliver quality health care to more patients in tribal communities

State and Local Daily Digest: Did Ore. Occupiers Disturb Tribal Relics Digging Latrine?; N.C. Lawmakers Target LGBT Ordinance

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