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For Hopi veteran Clifford Balenquah, the issue comes down to a lack of communication between the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Native American veterans it serves. 'Nobody consults us minorities, or people living in remote areas,' he says.

But for decades, Native veterans and their allies have clamored for Congress to address what they see as inequalities within the VA system. Read more» 1

A push for new funding — and the use of existing funds — may soon make more resources available to help identify vets who need help with depression or other mental illness through the National Council for Behavioral Health’s “Mental Health First Aid training.” Read more»