Sioux San Clinic Now Oyate Health; IHS Transfers Management

Jul 21, 2019

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

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.

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

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.