The Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Health Board appreciates the thoughtful deliberations of the Rosebud Sioux Tribal Council on January 24, 2019 and its commitment to further conversations regarding the combined efforts of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, the Oglala Sioux Tribe, and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe to improve healthcare delivery for the Native American community in Rapid City.
GPTCHB remains committed to the vision of the three Tribes that the beneficiaries of Sioux San receive high quality, comprehensive, and culturally-congruent healthcare services and that the capacity of all health programs serving the three Tribes can be improved. We believe the proposed plan for the assumption of Sioux San is forward-thinking, creative, and will help resolve long-standing grievances of the American Indian healthcare consumers in the Rapid City area.
We support the Rosebud Sioux Tribal Council as it explores reengaging in the development of to a sovereign healthcare system. We fully support and uphold Rosebud Sioux Tribal Council’s position that it has the legal authority to conduct government to government discussions regarding Indian healthcare services for its members living in the Black Hills Area, as do the Oglala and Cheyenne River Sioux Tribes. We look forward to continuing our work to help advance the need for expanding and improved healthcare access and services.