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Native Sun News Today: Tribes won't manage troubled Indian Health Service hospital


January 8, 2019

RAPID CITY – The takeover of management of historic Sioux San Hospital by the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board, which was touted as a done deal, was upended when the Rosebud Sioux Tribal Council voted to rescind their support.

On December 20, the Indian Health Service issued the following statement, “Today, the Indian Health Service informed the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board that we are ceasing negotiations on contract proposals regarding the Rapid City Service Unit in South Dakota. The Indian Health Service respects tribal sovereignty and is committed to tribal self-governance and self-determination. This action is the result of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe rescinding its authorization for the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board to enter into agreements with IHS on its behalf."


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