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New Oyate Health Center Opens Feb 6, 2023

RAPID CITY – The new Oyate Health Center is near completion and will begin hosting patients on February 6, 2023, according to the Great Plains Tribal Leaders’ Health Board. The Health Board manages the facility on behalf of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, and the Rosebud Sioux…

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Community Round Dance Planned

RAPID CITY– The Great Plains Tribal Leaders Health Board, in partnership with multiple Native American organizations from around the Black Hills Area, has organized a unique community event to celebrate the lives of loved ones lost in recent years. For the better part of the past year, the Great Plains…

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Calling all Beaders, Quilters, Painters… Artwork Needed for new Oyate Health Center

RAPID CITY — In early November, the Great Plains Tribal Leaders’ Health Board and the Oyate Health Center submitted proposals for artwork to be displayed in the new facility. The deadline for one of these proposals has been extended to midnight on January 9, 2023. Across the new Oyate…

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National Award for Oyate Health Center Optometrist

RAPID CITY – The head of the Oyate Health Center’s Optometry Department has been awarded a national award for his work serving our relatives in Indian Country and his contributions to improved care in Rapid City. Dr. Derek Almer, OD., is the 2022 recipient of the Lester Caplan Award. This…

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South Dakota Tribes Formally Back Medicaid Expansion

RAPID CITY –Tribal Nations across South Dakota are putting their weight behind an upcoming ballot initiative that, if passed, will make affordable healthcare available to an additional 42,500 South Dakotans. At a press conference held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Rapid City, tribal leaders from South Dakota gathered to…

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