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Violated: Inside South Dakota's Native American health care crisis

Before South Dakota became a state, its original inhabitants were offered a promise. Trade tribal land and natural resources to white settlers in exchange for the guarantee of housing, education and health care. Under duress, they agreed. But the federal government did little to uphold its end of the treaty agreement. From the start, funding for the health programs was inadequate and largely focused on preventing the spread of infectious disease.

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12/9/2018

article Violated: How the Indian Health Service betrays patient trust and treaties in the Great Plains
(South Dakota) -- Doctors pulled Kathy Boyd’s heart out of her chest. Hundreds of miles from her home on the Rosebud Indian Reservation, the 57-year-old wife and...
article Demonstrators want the federal government to remain in charge of Sioux San Hospital
(South Dakota) -- On Saturday people from the Native community took to the streets to voice their concerns about Sioux San Hospital. About 30 people rallied outside the...

12/5/2018

article Congress Is Starving the Indian Health Service and South Dakota Tribes Are Paying With Their Lives
(South Dakota) -- BThe federal government’s refusal to adequately fund the Indian Health Service is slowly killing two South Dakota tribes. The Argus Leader...
article Violated: Inside South Dakota's Native American health care crisis
(South Dakota) -- Before South Dakota became a state, its original inhabitants were offered a promise. Trade tribal land and natural resources to white settlers in...

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