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Rosebud Sioux leaders hail Roubideaux for IHS


Leaders of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota say Dr. Yvette Roubideaux will be responsive to Indian Country as director of the Indian Health Service.

Chairman Rodney Bordeaux said Roubideaux responded quickly to the tribe's concerns when she was serving on the transition team for President Barack Obama. He hopes she can address funding issues if confirmed to lead the IHS.

"Her being aware of how IHS works will be a great benefit," Chairman Bordeaux told The Sioux Falls Argus Leader.

Sinte Gleska University President Lionel Bordeaux said he hopes Roubideaux can help tribal colleges work with IHS.

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Rosebud member chosen to lead Indian Health Service (The Sioux Falls Argus Leader 3/25)

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