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BAKKEN BREAKOUT • Spring 2011


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the people of the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation of the Three Affiliated Tribes. Intended to operate an extended-hours primary care clinic and a 24/7 emergency medical service, the facility will emphasize wellness and prevention, inclusive of health education, public health nursing, environmental health,


as well as public health nutrition. Services expected include mammography, eye and ear care, physical therapy and telemedicine. As staffing requires additional housing, the MHA Nation continues going to the table to re-evaluate ways to provide housing congruent to the facility.


MHA Chairman Tex Hall has been selected as one of 12 American Indian leaders to meet with President Barack Obama on Dec. 15. Following his opportunity to discuss needs on the Great Plains for all tribes, energy, development and health care, President Obama will meet with 400


tribal leaders in the White House on Dec. 16. “We’ll work with the N.D. Legislature on needs of the people here, as well as the surrounding towns,” Hall said. “As a former educator, this is a priority. Previously, we worked with the mayor of New Town and the state of North Dakota on the


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