South Dakota governor creates Indian health position
South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds (R) appointed Daryl "KC" Russell, a member of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, as the state's first director of Indian Health Care Initiatives.

Russell used to work for the Indian Health Service in South Dakota. He will now work with tribes and the federal government to address Indian health issues.

“KC’s two decades of experience working in the Native American health care arena will be invaluable in our mission of getting the necessary services to those who need it the most," Rounds said in a statement.

"I look forward to making a difference," said Russell. "There are far too many tribal members in our state who don't have access to the health care they desperately need and deserve."

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