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  • Writer's pictureChairman Larry Wright Jr.

NIHB board member and tribal chairman endorses Dakotans for Health

Updated: Jul 9, 2021

Lincoln, Nebraska

National Indian Health Board member and Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Chairman Larry Wright Jr. issued the following endorsement and statement of support of the grassroots group Dakotans for Health’s campaign to expand Medicaid.

“Medicaid expansion represents one of the most significant opportunities to improve the quality and availability of healthcare in Indian Country. The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska fully supports the important working being done by Dakotans for Health and the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen to bring about this important change. Lives literally depend on it."

Wright is the longtime Chairman of the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska, located in Lincoln, Nebraska. He also serves as the Vice-Chairmen of the Great Plains Tribal Leader's Health Board and holds positions on the board of the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Association.

You can view his official letter and statement of support HERE:

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About Dakotans for Health

Dakotans for Health, an emerging group of public officials, caregivers, health care advocates, and concerned citizens to improve healthcare in the Dakotas including sponsoring the expansion of Medicaid and defending South Dakota's century old tradition of the initiated measure. We are honored to be joined by Organized Labor, all nine of South Dakota's Native Nations, and AFSCME Council 65 in this worthy endeavor.

Questions? Contact Pam Cole [] she is our Grassroots Organizing Director and will take good care of you!

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