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'Institutional and systemic breakdown' at Indian Health Service under scrutiny


March 27, 2019

Tribal leaders are welcoming an investigation into the "institutional and systemic breakdown" within the Indian Health Service, one that allowed a pediatrician to abuse young patients on two reservations for years without being held accountable.

The Presidential Task Force on Protecting Native American Children in the Indian Health Service System is being co-chaired by R. Trent Shores, a citizen of the Choctaw Nation who is the only Native American serving as a U.S. Attorney in the Trump administration. It will attempt to determine how the IHS failed to keep young citizens of the Blackfeet Nation and the Oglala Sioux Tribe safe from Stanley Patrick Weber, described by federal prosecutors as a "pedophile" who feels no remorse for the hurt he caused.


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