Sioux San to remain under Indian Health Services management
RAPID CITY, S.D. – Rosebud Sioux Tribe rescinds authorization for Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board to enter into agreements with Indian Health Services on its behalf.
This move means the Rapid City Service Unite known as Sioux San will remain under the management of Indian Health Services (IHS).
Statement from IHS:
“Today, the Indian Health Service informed the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board that we are ceasing negotiations on contract proposals regarding the Rapid City Service Unit in South Dakota. The Indian Health Service respects tribal sovereignty and is committed to tribal self-governance and self-determination. This action is the result of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe rescinding its authorization for the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board to enter into agreements with IHS on its behalf. Therefore, IHS will continue to operate the Rapid City Service Unit and will move forward with plans to construct a replacement facility. We value our partnership with the tribes we serve and look forward to continuing to work together to provide access to comprehensive, high quality health care for American Indians and Alaska Natives in the Great Plains Area.”