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3 Members of Blackfeet Nation Sue IHS Over Sexual Abuse


January 27, 2020

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Three members of the Blackfeet Nation have filed a civil lawsuit against the Indian Health Service and are seeking $9 million in damages, alleging the organization violated their treaty rights by failing to prevent a former IHS doctor from sexually abusing them.

The lawsuit refers to Stanley Patrick Weber, who was convicted of sexually assaulting boys while working for the IHS on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana and the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.


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