Montana’s Missing Indigenous Persons Task Force met for the second time in Great Falls, Montana this weekend. The task force focused on the management of databases to find people and overlaps and gaps in jurisdictions for who is spearheading the search.
Indian Health Service Fails To Meet Own Opioid Prescribing Standards
The federal Indian Health Service has failed to meet its own standards for prescribing opioids. That’s the takeaway from a federal audit released last week, by the inspector general of the U.S. Health and Human Services Department.
In January, former Indian Health Service Doctor Stanley Weber was sentenced to 18 years in prison for sexually abusing boys on the Blackfeet reservation. The IHS has instituted new policies to try to prevent similar abuse in the future, but at least one expert is skeptical of the agency’s actions.