Tribal leaders take aim at Indian health issues
POLSON - Tribal and federal officials and health care experts from around the country converged on this smoke-shrouded lakeside resort Monday to plan a renewed push to raise the level of health care for American Indians.
"The health disparities in Indian Country are overwhelming," Chippewa Cree tribal Chair Alvin Windy Boy Sr. told the planning committee, which he co-chairs. "It is our hope that this committee can develop a forum that's going to come up with some solutions or directions to solutions."
Windy Boy said the federal government spends about $1,530 per person for health care for I...