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Trump's nominee for Indian Health Service promises positive changes


December 13, 2019

Michael Weahkee testifies before the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs in Washington, D.C., on December 11, 2019. Photo: SCIA

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- What a difference a strong nominee makes when it comes to Indian Country's health and wellness.

Michael Weahkee, a citizen of the Pueblo of Zuni, was embraced by Republicans and Democrats alike as he went before the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs for his confirmation hearing on Wednesday. He's been nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as director of the Indian Health Service, a federal agency that's gone without a permanent leader for more than four years.


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