New HHS Fact Sheet On Direct Liability of Business Associates under HIPAA

May 31, 2019
The HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has issued a new fact sheet that provides a clear compilation of all provisions through which a business associate can be held directly liable for compliance with certain requirements of the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Breach Notification, and Enforcement Rules (“HIPAA Rules”), in accordance with the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical... Read More >>

Pain Management Task Force Issues Final Report on Best Practices for Treatment of Pain

May 31, 2019
The Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force, a federal advisory committee established by the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 - PDF, today released its final report on acute and chronic pain management best practices, calling for a balanced, individualized, patient-centered approach. To ensure best practices for the treatment of pain, the Task Force final report underscores the need to address stigma,... Read More >>

AIANTA RFP for Bookkeeping & Accounting Services

May 31, 2019
REQUEST FOR  PROPOSAL/BOOKKEEPING AND ACCOUNTING SERVICES AIANTA is seeking proposals from an experienced practitioner or vendor to provide bookkeeping/accounting services for AIANTA and prepare the required year-end returns. Preference will be given to individuals or vendors who have experience with small nonprofit organizations. Services that will be required from the individual or vendor include: Bookkeeping Services Receive and record revenue, prepare bank deposits Receive and record expenses, process weekly checks and post adjustments if needed Prepare and process payroll Prepare annual 1099s and W2s Monthly and quarterly reconciliation of bank account Manage receipt, status, and release of temporarily restricted funds Financial Reporting Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual reports Prepare reports for donors or funders as needed Provide all needed documentation and reports for auditor Assist auditor with tax preparation as needed Provide audit process support Comply with relevant reporting requirements for federal... Read More >>

CALL TO ACTION: How You Can Help Tribal Nations in the Midwest Hit Hard by Tornadoes and Flooding

May 30, 2019
Unprecedented flooding and tornadoes in the Midwest have devastated tribal nations in the region. The disaster has displaced families, destroyed homes, tribal buildings, and critical infrastructure. Tribal nations are working hard to address the needs of their citizens and repair damages, but they need all the help they can get. If you would like to send monetary donations, supplies,... Read More >>

Supreme Court Affirms Crow Tribe of Indians’ Off-Reservation Treaty Hunting Rights

May 24, 2019
On May 20, 2019, the Supreme Court of the United States issued an opinion in Herrera v. Wyoming, a tribal treaty rights case. The Supreme Court voted 5-4 to affirm the Crow Tribe of Indians’ treaty right to hunt on unoccupied lands within the United States survives Wyoming’s establishment as a state. Read NCAI's full statement here. Read the Supreme Court’s opinion here. NCAI Contact... Read More >>

H.R. 375 Needs Tribal Support!

May 12, 2019
A bill to provide for a clean fix to the 2009 Supreme Court decision Carcieri v. Salazar is headed to the floor of the House of Representatives following a bipartisan vote in the House Natural Resources Committee on May 1, 2019. In that decision, the Supreme Court ruled that the Secretary of the Interior could take land into trust only for those Tribes... Read More >>

Notice of in-person meeting on proposal on AFCARS

May 11, 2019
Dear Tribal Leader: The Children’s Bureau (CB) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Department of  Health and Human Services (HHS) is requesting tribal consultation on a Notice of Proposed  Rulemaking (NPRM) on the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) published  in the Federal Register on April 19, 2019 (84 FR 16572). In addition to the... Read More >>

NIHB Chair Victoria Kitcheyan Elected Chair of HHS Secretary’s Tribal Advisory Committee

May 9, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 8, 2019 Phoenix, AZ--Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary's Tribal Advisory Committee (STAC) met for its annual meeting in Indian Country. STAC is an invaluable resource for both HHS and the Tribes, as the Committee works to ensure the Tribal voice is heard at all levels of HHS. The STAC routinely meets with agency... Read More >>

May 5 Marks National Murdered and Missing American Indians and Alaska Natives Awareness Day

May 7, 2019
On Friday May 3, 2019, President Trump signed a new proclamation declaring May 5 as a national day of awareness for murdered and missing American Indians and Alaska Natives. The White House proclamation coincided with a similar resolution passed by the United States Senate that declared May 5 as National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women... Read More >>

Eastern Shoshone Tribe – May 2019 News

May 7, 2019
April was a busy month for the Eastern Shoshone Tribe and it doesn't look like things are slowing down in May. School will be out this month and the Eastern Shoshone Tribal Health Fair will be held on May 24. Meanwhile, planning is underway for the 60th Annual Eastern Shoshone Indian Days Powwow and the Shoshone Fair. Visit our Website-... Read More >>