RAPID CITY –Tribal Nations across South Dakota are putting their weight behind an upcoming ballot initiative that, if passed, will make affordable healthcare available to an additional 42,500 South Dakotans.
On July 20th at 3 pm MST, a press conference will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Rapid City, where tribal leaders will endorse Amendment D.
Joined by South Dakotans Decide Healthcare representatives, tribal leaders from the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, Rosebud Sioux Tribe, Oglala Sioux Tribe, Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, Yankton Sioux Tribe, and Flandreau Sioux Tribe will lay out their positions and provide comments to the press.
*Established in 1986, the Great Plains Tribal Leaders' Health Board represents the 18 tribal communities in the four-state region of South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska, and Iowa. Serving as a liaison between the Great Plains Tribes and the various Health and Human Services divisions, including the Great Plains Area Indian Health Service, GPTCHB works to reduce public health disparities and improve the health and wellness of the American Indian people.
*South Dakotans Decide Healthcare is a broad non-partisan coalition of organizations dedicated to ensuring all South Dakotans have access to affordable, quality health care coverage. We represent organizations from health systems, including Avera, Monument, and Sanford, to advocacy organizations, including AARP-SD, American Cancer Society, Cancer Action Network, American Heart Association, and the Community Healthcare Association of the Dakotas, South Dakota Education Association, South Dakota Farmers Union, and many other organizations.