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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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Seat Open on Oyate Health Center Governing Board 

RAPID CITY –The Oyate Health Center is currently looking for individuals interested in representing the Rosebud Sioux Tribe on the Oyate Health Center’s Governing Board.  On February 26, the Oglala Sioux Tribe, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe formally authorized the Great Plains Tribal Leaders Health Board to…

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