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NIHB Celebrates Tribal Public Health Week

March 28, 2019
  NIHB Celebrates Tribal Public Health Week Monday to Friday, April 1-5, 2019         In recognition of the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) National Public Health Week, the National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is celebrating Tribal Public Health Week from April 1st-5th! Join us throughout the week by participating in one of our activities (PDF of Calendar Found Here):     Monday, April 1:   Webinar: Tribal Health... Read More >>

Washington Report: Issue 19-13

March 28, 2019
IHS Congressional Justification for FY 2020 Now Available On Monday, March 25, 2019, the Indian Health Service (IHS) released its Congressional Justification (CJ) which provides additional details in support of President Trump's Budget proposal priorities to enhance the health and well-being, strengthen direct medical services and expand efforts to improve medical quality at IHS facilities. You can view the full CJ... Read More >>

Wilma Mankiller Fellowship Application, Climate Action Task Force, and More!

March 28, 2019
    MARCH 26, 2019 Donate Now!     NCAI Wilma Mankiller Fellowship Program: Application Window Now Open for 2019-2020 Cohort!   The NCAI Wilma Mankiller Fellowship Program for Tribal Policy and Governance provides an exceptional opportunity for emerging young professionals from across Indian Country to work side by side with national leaders in tribal policy and governance.   Fellows serve 11-month tenures with NCAI at the Embassy of... Read More >>

UPDATE: Action Alert!

March 28, 2019
March 26, 2019   CALL TO ACTION: How You Can Help Tribal Nations in the Great Plains Hit Hard by the “Bomb Cyclone”   Devastating weather conditions in the Great Plains are dramatically impacting tribal nations in the region. The disaster has displaced many families, leaving them without water, power, and other critical resources. Tribal nations are working hard to address the needs... Read More >>

Wilma Mankiller Fellowship Application, Harvard Honoring Nations Highlight, and More!

March 25, 2019
    MARCH 19, 2019 Donate Now!     Supreme Court Upholds Yakama Treaty Rights and Pre-Empts State of Washington’s Fuel Tax   On March 19, 2019 the Supreme Court of the United States announced its decision in Washington State Department of Licensing v. Cougar Den, Inc. upholding long-standing treaty rights held by the Yakama Nation. In Cougar Den, the Supreme Court considered whether a Washington State tax... Read More >>

HHS Weekly Stakeholder Bulletin – March 11-15, 2019

March 19, 2019
Weekly Stakeholder Bulletin Week of March 11-15, 2019   HHS TOP NEWS Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS Announces New Members March 14, 2019 Secretary Azar’s Opening Remarks at The Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee Hearing March 12, 2019 Statement on FY2020 Budget Proposal for Ending The HIV Epidemic In America March 11, 2019 Secretary Azar Statement on President Trump’s FY 2020 Budget March 11, 2019   CMS TOP NEWS CMS Updates Drug Dashboards... Read More >>

Tribal Consultation on Potential Future Tribal Set-Aside Funding

March 19, 2019
Tribal Consultation on Potential Future Tribal Set-Aside Funding   The United States Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) looks forward to holding a Tribal Consultation with Alaska Tribal Leaders, their representatives, and stakeholders on potential future tribal set-aside funding from the federal Crime Victims Fund.   We are honored to hold this Tribal Consultation on the... Read More >>

Legislative and Administrative Update

March 12, 2019
Legislative Update House Appropriation Committee Receives Testimony on FY 2020 Tribal Programs H. Res. 173 and S. Res. 100 Introduced S. 498 Introduced H.R. 1315 Introduced   Hearings House Judiciary Committee Receives Testimony on VAWA Reauthorization   Upcoming Hearings HNRC Subcommittee to Hold Hearing on the Alteration of our National Monuments House Judiciary Committee to Hold Markup of VAWA Reauthorization Legislation SCIA to Hold Hearing on Indian Programs on the GAO High... Read More >>

Washington Report: Issue 19-11

March 12, 2019
In This Issue:   TOP STORY Advance Appropriations Support Letter - Outreach Still Needed!   NIHB UPDATES Register Now! Tribal Public Health Summit Register Now! AI/AN National Behavioral Health Conference NIHB Health Policy Fellowship Applications Are OPEN!   CAPITOL HILL UPDATES SCIA Holds Hearing on GAO High Risk Series SDPI Letter Circulating on Capitol Hill - Tribal Outreach STILL Needed! Energy & Commerce Committee Requests Briefing from IHS  to Improve the Indian... Read More >>

President’s FY 2020 Budget Request to Congress Released

March 12, 2019
President's FY 2020 Budget  Request to Congress Released  Major Cuts to Domestic Spending March 11, 2019 Today the President released his fiscal year (FY) 2020 Budget Request to Congress. This document contains funding recommendations to Congress as it begins to draft next year's appropriations bills.   Additional details on the FY 2020 request will be available in the coming weeks, but you can read the... Read More >>