Three (3) Native American women, Julie Mohney, Donna M. Gilbert, and Charmaine White Face, have been fighting in the Courts for the past two years trying to save the Sioux San Hospital. They are now at the United States Supreme Court level and need financial assistance to proceed with their case.
Located in Rapid City, SD, the Sioux San provides health care for more than 23,000 patients representing more than 325 Indian tribes and Indigenous peoples from the United States.
More than 60 years ago, the Rapid City Native American community established the largest Indian Health Service (IHS) Health Care facility in the Region, the Sioux San Hospital. Now IHS is shirking their responsibilities and violating many federal laws as IHS has turned the Hospital over to a state non-profit corporation that is not a health care management organization and is not a tribal organization. Health Care at the Hospital has been drastically declining, and lives and well being are at stake.
Proceeding by themselves without an attorney, the three women have made it to the Supreme Court. Now the three women are seeking financial help, as they have hired an experienced attorney to increase their chances of winning at the Supreme Court. Winning their case will help restore the hospital and the health care so desperately needed by the community. Defenders of the Black Hills, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, is acting as the fiscal agent.