Lapses in student safety at federally run boarding school

Chemawa Indian School is supposed to offer an academic home preparing students for college or careers in a safe and stable setting. It’s seen as a refuge for Native high schoolers across the West. But an OPB investigation found the Salem school struggles to spend taxpayer money wisely, educate students and even keep them safe.…

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Federal hospitals fail Native Americans

The Indian Health Service, a federal agency that serves Native Americans, failed to meet minimum U.S. standards for medical facilities in some of the poorest areas of the country, an investigation by The Wall Street Journal has found. It turned away gravely ill patients and caused unnecessary deaths. These IHS hospitals repeatedly failed inspections, shut…

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