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Sioux San Clinic Now Oyate Health; IHS Transfers Management

Credit Victoria Wicks
Jerilyn Church, president and CEO of the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Health Board

This weekend, July 20 and 21, people gathered at Sioux San in Rapid City to celebrate the opening of the Oyate Health Center.

At midnight Saturday, the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Health Board assumed primary control of management at the Indian Health Services facility.

Credit Victoria Wicks
Ryman LeBeau, Cheyenne Sioux Nation tribal councilman.

The celebration started with a reception at 11 p.m. and a ribbon cutting and smudging ceremony an hour later.

SDPB's Victoria Wicks has this report.

Rapid City freelancer Victoria L. Wicks has been producing news for SDPB since August 2007. She Retired from this position in March 2023.
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