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Making Progress for Native American Communities


“If you knew the conditions and circumstances…you would do all you could to remedy them.” These were the words written by Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte—the first Native American woman to earn a medical degree—in 1907. Her letter appealed to the federal government to act to address a lack of health-care resources for her Omaha tribe, to send more medical professionals to her people, and to stem the spread of disease among local children.

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