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Wednesday, 26 July 2023 17:04

Resources - COVID 19


Resources for Business

It is important for businesses and employers to be prepared for the Coronavirus in terms of its potential impact on employees, services, and operations.

Discuss Coronavirus with your Employees and Create a Response Plan

Cleaning Guidelines for Facilitates with Suspected/Confirmed Coronavirus Disease

Travel Policies

Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board passed a Coronavirus-related Temporary Suspension of Nonessential Business Travel on March 11, 2020. 

If you are interested in taking similar action, please see GPTCHB’s Policy Memo as a possible example.

Resources for Communities

Every U.S. household is eligible to order 4 free at-home COVID-⁠19 tests.

For more information on at-home tests, please visit this link.

 Resources for Families

Considerations for People with Disabilities

Animals and COVID-19

Caring for Someone at Home

Frequently Asked Questions

Other Resources

Thursday, 08 September 2022 10:49

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Thursday, 14 July 2022 11:06

Protect Yourself

The rates of sexually transmitted diseases have been increasing across Indian County and the United States. The Great Plains Tribal Leaders Health Board is committed to taking action and raising awareness about this epidemic that impacts so many of our relatives.

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Monday, 23 May 2022 09:05

Terms and Conditions

Please read these Terms and Conditions (“Agreement”, “Terms and Conditions”) carefully before using www.gptchb.org (“the Site”) operated by Great Plains Tribal Leaders' Health Board (“us”, “we”, or “our”). This Agreement sets forth the legally binding terms and conditions for your use of the Site at https://www.greatplainstribalhealth.org/.

By accessing or using the Site in any manner, including, but not limited to, visiting or browsing the Site or contributing content or other materials to the Site, you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. Capitalized terms are defined in this Agreement.

Intellectual Property
The Site and its original content, features and functionality are owned by Great Plains Tribal Leaders' Health Board and are protected by international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws.

We may terminate your access to the Site, without cause or notice, which may result in the forfeiture and destruction of all information associated with you. All provisions of this Agreement that by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity, and limitations of liability.

Links To Other Sites
Our Site may contain links to third-party sites that are not owned or controlled by Great Plains Tribal Leaders' Health Board.

Great Plains Tribal Leaders' Health Board has no control over and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party sites or services. We strongly advise you to read the terms and conditions and privacy policy of any third-party site that you visit.

Governing Law
This Agreement (and any further rules, policies, or guidelines incorporated by reference) shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of South Dakota, United States, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law.

Changes To This Agreement
At our sole discretion, we reserve the right to modify or replace these Terms and Conditions by posting the updated terms on the Site. Your continued use of the Site after any such changes constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms and Conditions.

Please review this Agreement periodically for changes. If you do not agree to any of this Agreement or any changes to this Agreement, do not use, access, or continue to access the Site or discontinue any use of the Site immediately.

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At Great Plains Tribal Leaders' Health Board, accessible from https://www.greatplainstribalhealth.org/, one of our main priorities is the privacy of our visitors. This Privacy Policy document contains types of information that is collected and recorded by Great Plains Tribal Leaders' Health Board and how we use it.

If you have additional questions or require more information about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us.

This Privacy Policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our website with regards to the information that they shared and/or collect in Great Plains Tribal Leaders' Health Board. This policy is not applicable to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website. 


By using our website, you hereby consent to our Privacy Policy and agree to its terms.

Information we collect

The personal information that you are asked to provide, and the reasons why you are asked to provide it, will be made clear to you at the point we ask you to provide your personal information.

If you contact us directly, we may receive additional information about you such as your name, email address, phone number, the contents of the message and/or attachments you may send us, and any other information you may choose to provide.

When you register for an Account, we may ask for your contact information, including items such as name, company name, address, email address, and telephone number.

How we use your information

We use the information we collect in various ways, including to:

  • Provide, operate, and maintain our website
  • Improve, personalize, and expand our website
  • Understand and analyze how you use our website
  • Develop new products, services, features, and functionality
  • Communicate with you, either directly or through one of our partners, including for customer service, to provide you with updates and other information relating to the website, and for marketing and promotional purposes
  • Send you emails
  • Find and prevent fraud

Log Files

Great Plains Tribal Leaders' Health Board follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this and a part of hosting services' analytics. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users' movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.

Cookies and Web Beacons

Like any other website, Great Plains Tribal Leaders' Health Board uses 'cookies'. These cookies are used to store information including visitors' preferences, and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited. The information is used to optimize the users' experience by customizing our web page content based on visitors' browser type and/or other information.

For more general information on cookies, please read the Cookies article on TermsFeed website.

Advertising Partners Privacy Policies

You may consult this list to find the Privacy Policy for each of the advertising partners of Great Plains Tribal Leaders' Health Board.

Third-party ad servers or ad networks uses technologies like cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons that are used in their respective advertisements and links that appear on Great Plains Tribal Leaders' Health Board, which are sent directly to users' browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. These technologies are used to measure the effectiveness of their advertising campaigns and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see on websites that you visit.

Note that Great Plains Tribal Leaders' Health Board has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

Third Party Privacy Policies

Great Plains Tribal Leaders' Health Board's Privacy Policy does not apply to other advertisers or websites. Thus, we are advising you to consult the respective Privacy Policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information. It may include their practices and instructions about how to opt-out of certain options.

You can choose to disable cookies through your individual browser options. To know more detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers, it can be found at the browsers' respective websites.

CCPA Privacy Rights (Do Not Sell My Personal Information)

Under the CCPA, among other rights, California consumers have the right to:

Request that a business that collects a consumer's personal data disclose the categories and specific pieces of personal data that a business has collected about consumers.

Request that a business delete any personal data about the consumer that a business has collected.

Request that a business that sells a consumer's personal data, not sell the consumer's personal data.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us.

GDPR Data Protection Rights

We would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:

The right to access – You have the right to request copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.

The right to rectification – You have the right to request that we correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request that we complete the information you believe is incomplete.

The right to erasure – You have the right to request that we erase your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to data portability – You have the right to request that we transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us.

Children's Information

Another part of our priority is adding protection for children while using the internet. We encourage parents and guardians to observe, participate in, and/or monitor and guide their online activity.

Great Plains Tribal Leaders' Health Board does not knowingly collect any Personal Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13. If you think that your child provided this kind of information on our website, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately and we will do our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

Thursday, 14 April 2022 14:09

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Thursday, 14 April 2022 12:00

Board Of Directors

The Great Plains Tribal Leaders Health Board is governed by eighteen Board of Directors, including 18 Tribal Presidents, Chairpersons, or Delegates, from the Tribal Nations and Trenton entity, within the 4-state Service Area of Iowa, Nebraska, South, and North Dakota. Each Representative of the Great Plains Tribal Leaders Health Board membership represents their constituent’s interests – the tribally enrolled members within their respective communities.

The Board of Directors meets quarterly to set management and oversight policies and select Great Plains Area representatives for the United States Department of Health and Human Service tribal advisory committees for agencies, including the Indian Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, and others. In addition, the Board discusses national issues, sets policy agendas, deliberates over health priorities, and guides the GPTLHB in providing quality care, outreach, and representation.

The GPTLHB serves and advocates for the 18 tribal communities within the Service Area, including more than 220,000 tribal members. It is one of our responsibilities to represent tribal interests on the local and national level, to improve the health of our relatives.

Executive Committee

  • Ryman LeBeau, Chairman
    Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe
    PO Box 590
    Eagle Butte, SD 57625
  • Kameron Runnels, Vice Chairwoman
    108 Spirit Lake Ave W
    Niobrara, NE 68760
  • Janet Alkire, Secretary
    Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe
    PO Box 590
    Eagle Butte, SD 57625
  • Robert Flying Hawk, Treasurer 
    Yankton Sioux Tribe
    P.O. Box 1153
    Wagner, SD 5738
  • Rudy PapakeeAt-Large Member
    Meskwaki Nation/Sac & Fox Tribe of Mississippi in Iowa
    1646 308th St.
    Tama, IA 52339

Board Members

  • Clyde Estes, Chairman
    Lower Brule Sioux Tribe
    187 Oyate Circle
    Lower Brule, SD 57548
  • Douglas Yankton, Chairman
    Spirit Lake Nation
    PO Box 359
    Fort Totten, ND 58335
  • Frank Star Comes Out, President
    Oglala Sioux Tribe
    P.O. Box 2070/Highway 18 Main Street
    Pine Ridge, SD, 57770
  • Janet Alkire, Chairwoman
    Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
    PO Box D / 1 Standing Rock Ave
    Fort Yates, ND 58853
  • Leander Merrick, Chairman
    Omaha Tribe of Nebraska
    PO Box 368
    Macy, NE 68039
  • Duane Rabbe Jr., Chairman
    Trenton Indian Service Area
    331 4th Ave E
    Trenton, ND, 58853
  • Scott Herman, Chairman
    Rosebud Sioux Tribe
    P.O. Box 430
    Rosebud, SD 57570
  • Jamie Azure, Chairman
    Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians
    4180 Hwy 281
    Belcourt, ND 58316
  • Garret Renville, Chairman
    Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate
    PO Box 509
    Agency Village, SD 57262
  • Victoria Kitcheyan, Chairwoman
    Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska
    100 Bluff Street
    Winnebago, NE 68071
  • Peter Lengkeek, Chairman
    Crow Creek Sioux Tribe
    100 Drifting Goose Dr.
    Fort Thompson, SD 57339
  • Anthony Reider, President
    Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe
    603 W Board Ave.
    Flandreau, SD 57028
  • Mark Fox, Chairman
    MHA Nation/ Three Affiliated Tribes
    (Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation)
    404 Frontage Road
    New Town, ND 58763
Tuesday, 12 April 2022 11:58

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Monday, 21 March 2022 12:07

Career Development Resources

University of South Dakota Resources

SPURA (Summer Program for Undergraduate Research in Addiction)

Summer undergraduate research experience run by the USD Center for Brain and Behavior Research (CBBRe). 

Dept. Chemistry Northern Plains REU*

Summer undergraduate research experience run by USD Chemistry Department 

USD Sustainability REU

Sustainable River (Biology, Earth Science, and Sustainability faculty) 

USD Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network B.R.I.N. 


Local/Regional Opportunities and Resources

Undergraduate Research at Sanford Research


National Resources

National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Site

Lists all REU sites currently active and can be searched by research area and/or by state. 

Native Pathways to College/ American Indian College Fund

Native Pathways to College Program. The Native Pathways to College Program works to increase the number of Native American students enrolled in college, support the successful transfer of two-year tribal college and university (TCU) students to four-year institutions, and increase the admissions testing and college readiness of high school students through academic preparedness strategies. 

Monday, 21 March 2022 11:52


American Indian College Fund

AICF is accepting online applications for special scholarships for American Indian students attending mainstream and tribal colleges pursuing undergrad, graduate, and professional degrees. 


American Indian Services

AIS is a non-profit charity located in Salt Lake City. Something that sets us apart from many other non-profits is that all of our administrative expenses are covered by our generous board members. This means that every donation we receive goes directly to a Native American seeking an education.


Association of American Indian Affairs

AAIA is a national Indian organization headquartered in Maryland. We are governed by an all-Native American Board of Directors from across the country. Our programs fall into three main categories: youth/education, cultural preservation, and sovereignty. AAIA's Scholarship Recipients are awarded a scholarship twice per year until they graduate, as long as the student maintains a strong GPA and status as a full-time student. The AAIA scholarship focuses on students who wish to serve their communities and Indian Country as a whole. Look for AAIA's Scholarship Program Application in mid-May of every year on our website. AAIA will open up the application process for 30 days.


Catching the Dream

The mission of Catching the Dream, founded in 1986, is to help improve the quality of life in Indian communities through the higher education of Indian people. We provide scholarship funds for students who demonstrate academic achievement, clearly defined goals, leadership, the determination to succeed, and the desire to return to their communities and help others realize their dreams. We assist Indian schools in preparing students for success in college.

Catching the Dream works in collaboration with other groups concerned with improving Native American education. For example, we work cooperatively with two-year tribal colleges by helping qualified graduates further their education. We provide supplementary scholarship funding for those students who have received financial assistance from other sources. We ask students to apply for all sources of funding for which they are eligible. Once we select students, they are guaranteed funding for four years and beyond should they go on to graduate degrees. They never have to apply again. We ask students to contact us early in their senior year of high school or even as early as their freshman year.


Daughters of the American Revolution's American Indian Scholarship

The American Indian Committee of the DAR awards this scholarship to Native Americans and is intended to help Native American students of any age, any tribe, and in any state striving to get an education. All awards are judged based on financial need and academic achievement. Specify that you want information on the American Indian Scholarship when you send the self-addressed, stamped envelope for


Gates Millennium Undergraduate Scholars Program

The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) program, established in 1999, is a 1.6 billion dollar initiative funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The goal of the GMS program is to promote academic excellence and to provide an opportunity for outstanding minority students with significant financial need to reach their highest potential by: Reducing financial barriers for African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American and Hispanic American students with high academic and leadership promise who have significant financial need. Increasing the representation of these target groups in the disciplines of computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health, and the sciences, where these groups are severely underrepresented.


Indian Health Service Scholarship Program (IHSSP)

The mission of IHS is to raise the physical, mental, social, and spiritual health of American Indians and Alaska Natives to the highest level. Because of the IHS Scholarship Program, many qualified health professionals are given the opportunity to pursue their careers as well as help
their own communities.


Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

Founded in 1973 by Rachel Robinson, the Foundation has advanced higher education by providing generous, multi-year scholarship awards coupled with a comprehensive set of support services to highly motivated JRF Scholars and Extra Innings Fellows attending colleges and universities throughout the country.


Science Health Scholarships

Science Health Scholarships: list of scholarships for a science (health) major. 


The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP)

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research.


EDUMed Scholarships

EduMed Scholarships: 50 top scholarships for Medical and Health Students.


Financial Aid

This is the official FAFSA site which has all the up-to-date information about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid including the PELL grant.  This should be your first stop in applying for any federal aid or scholarships. The site includes valuable information such as deadlines, different grants, loans, etc.


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