Red Lake Nation News - Babaamaajimowinan (Telling of news in different places)

With low expectations, many Natives go without health care


— This is the fourth in a series of stories examining childhood health on the Wind River Indian Reservation, as part of our reader-supported Generation of Hope project. See below the story for more details. — Ed

Horse wrecks are a fact of life in Wyoming. Most bring bruises, bloody scrapes and the wisdom of experience. But some are worse than others.

In September 2013 Franklin Lee Martel III was injured in an ugly one. It was bad, but in the range of human-livestock encounters gone wrong, not so out of the ordinary. What followed, however, was quite different from the experiences of most Wyomingites.


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