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Indian Health Service
February 11, 2020
Former Indian Health Service pediatrician in South Dakota sentenced to five life sentences for crimes against children
MITCHELL, S.D. -- A former Pine Ridge Indian Health Service pediatrician has been sentenced to five consecutive life sentences for aggravated...
February 11, 2020 - 9:20am
November 21, 2019
Faced with trauma, tribes fighting to curb rising suicide rates
Editor's note: If you or a loved one is in crisis, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (1-800-273-TALK)....
November 21, 2019 - 7:00am
September 27, 2019
Jury finds former IHS pediatrician guilty of child sex abuse
RAPID CITY, S.D. — A former Indian Health Service pediatrician faces up to a lifetime in prison after a jury found him guilty on eight counts...
September 27, 2019 - 2:58pm
August 24, 2019
Former SD pediatrician indicted on two more charges
PINE RIDGE, S.D. — A former Indian Health Service pediatrician convicted of sexually abusing Native American boys in Montana and awaiting trial...
August 24, 2019 - 3:09pm
Report points to 'manifold and systemic' problems at IHS-run Rosebud Hospital years after intervention
PIERRE, S.D. — Years after federal officials stepped in to temporarily close an Indian Health Service-run tribal hospital's emergency department...
July 24, 2019 - 4:45pm
February 27, 2019
State to display nine tribes' flags in Capitol in symbol of unity
PIERRE, S.D. -- The South Dakota Capitol Rotunda on Wednesday, Feb. 27, echoed with the voices of children from the Crow Creek Tribal School...
February 27, 2019 - 3:53pm
September 20, 2012
South Dakota hospital suing IHS for $6.5 million
MARTIN (AP) -- A South Dakota hospital that nearly closed earlier this year because of financial problems is suing the Indian Health Service, saying the federal agency doesn't pay its bills. The Bennett County Hospital in Martin is trying to collect more than $1.65 million in fees...
September 20, 2012 - 3:21pm
August 3, 2012
Reprimand reversed for Spirit Lake whistleblower
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- The Indian Health Service has rescinded its reprimand of a psychiatrist who criticized the Spirit Lake Tribe in North Dakota for what he said was the failure to protect reservation children from abuse. The U.S.
August 3, 2012 - 9:17am
Reprimand lifted for Spirit Lake whistleblower
FARGO - The Indian Health Service has rescinded its reprimand of a clinical psychiatrist who sounded the alarm over what he regarded as systemic failures to protect endangered children of the Spirit Lake Tribe. A letter of reprimand has been ordered removed from the personnel file...
August 3, 2012 - 7:00am
August 2, 2012
GIAGO: Cloaks and daggers in the Indian Health Service
I had what I thought was a simple request of the Indian Health Service. To my chagrin, I discovered that nothing is simple when it comes to the...
August 2, 2012 - 8:27am
July 31, 2012
OUR OPINION: Indian Health Service must explain Tilus reprimand
The sad and troubling news coming from Spirit Lake got a little more troubling over the weekend. A whistleblower who called attention to the...
July 31, 2012 - 12:00am
July 30, 2012
IHS reassigns psychologist who criticized tribe
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- A psychologist who wrote a letter expressing "grave concern" about children on the Spirit Lake reservation has been reprimanded and reassigned. Michael Tilus, who served as behavioral health director of the Indian Health Service clinic in Fort Totten, wrote...
July 30, 2012 - 8:05am
March 31, 2011
Dr. Yvette Roubideaux, Washington, column: IHS makes progress on needed improvements
By Yvette Roubideaux WASHINGTON -- The Herald story, "N.D. Sen. Conrad puts director of Indian Health Service 'on notice' during meeting," did not include the many corrective actions taken to date to improve the operation and service delivery of the Indian Health Service's Aberdeen...
March 31, 2011 - 12:05am
March 30, 2011
OUR OPINION: Reservations need, deserve a free press
It's encouraging that -- as today's Herald reports -- Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., met with the director of the Indian Health Service and "put her on notice" that American Indians in North Dakota deserve better care than they're getting. But it's deeply discouraging that problems on...
March 30, 2011 - 12:05am
March 29, 2011
N.D. Sen. Conrad puts director of Indian Health Service 'on notice' during meeting
Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., met Tuesday with the director of the Indian Health Service and "put her on notice" that the 34,000 American Indians...
March 29, 2011 - 3:55pm