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Is Shoddy Cancer Care for Natives a Treaty Violation? - ICTMN.com

22.7.16

Is Shoddy Cancer Care for Natives a Treaty Violation? - ICTMN.com: “Thus far, given the option, Congress would rather let Indians die than adequately fund the Indian Health Service,” Donald Warne, the first Native doctor to serve on the national board of directors of the American Cancer Society, told Newsweek. “We are not receiving ‘all proper care and protection’”—the specifics guaranteed by the tribal treaties—“so, in truth, the federal government is in violation of the treaties. And the treaties are essentially contracts. I think if there’s an unnecessary death, you should look at how the federal government is in breach of contract in allowing unnecessary death.”


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