Advisory Committee Needs Two Additional Community Members
RAPID CITY – The Oyate Health Center needs two individuals to contribute to the organization’s development by participating in the Mni Luzahan Wicozani Advisory Committee.
The advisory committee serves as a bridge between the community and the Oyate Health Center and consists of tribally elected leaders and community members. Two new alternate board members will be selected after the application/nomination process is complete. The committee meets monthly, weighs in on the organization’s direction, and receives monthly reports from OHC’s administration.
In May 2018, the Unified Health Board assembled tribally elected leaders and community members to help create a new vision for healthcare for tribal citizens living in Rapid City. To reflect the combined representation of elected tribal officials and community members, the Unified Health Board became the Mni Luzahan Wicozani Advisory Committee.
The board currently consists of elected officials Bernita In The Woods (CRST), Ryman Lebeau (CRST), Ryan Jumping Eagle (OST), Julianne Spotted Bear (OST), Tyler Yellow Boy (OST), and Skyla Fast Horse (RST). Current community members are Richard Boyd, Erik Brings White, Amy Sazue, Bre Jackson.
The Oyate Health Center is a tribally-owned and operated walk-in primary care clinic located in Rapid City, South Dakota. The facility is under the management of the Great Plains Tribal Leaders’ Health Board and serves all Indian Health Service eligible patients.
Nomination/application forms are available below or can be picked up at the Oyate Health Center.