Questions over Cherokee Nation IHS takeover
Last week, the Cherokee Nationproudly announced a takeover of operations at the W.W. Hastings Indian Hospital in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, but some tribal council members are questioning the move.

Dr. Brad Cobb, the chairman of the tribal council's health committee, said the issue was never put to a vote of the council. Speaker Meredith Frailey also said tribal members have contacted her with concerns about the takeover.

The council, in the past, has passed legislation to authorize the tribe to enter into negotiations for self-determination and self-governance contracts and compacts.

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Hospital takeover concerns mount (The Tahlequah Daily Press 4/24)

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