Sun Apr 22, 2012, 06:08 PM
flyingfysh (1,465 posts)
From General Discussion: 'U.N. To Investigate Plight Of Native Americans For First Time'
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From General Discussion: 'U.N. To Investigate Plight Of Native Americans For First Time' (Original post)
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Thu Jun 21, 2012, 03:15 PM
brzysunset (9 posts)
1. Occasionally it is not the US Govt that Oppresses IndianTribes
I am almost tempted to submit my story to the UN that is so interested in the Native American plight.
This is what is going on with me and it is not the US govt that is causing me to possibly lose the area I have lived for 20 years. It is at the hands of the Seminole Tribe of Florida. If I don't find a resolve, I will go the route of my ancestors, the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, the first to walk the Trail of Tears. Forced to leave because I have to go to my own tribe for the medical care that was given and now being taken back. It is not always the US Government that does the oppressing!! The Seminole Tribe of Florida is denying tribal members of other tribes to use their health facilities as of 7-1-12 for any chronic problem if your are not Seminole, yet my Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma tribe sees every person of Native American heritage with a CDIB. So who is the oppressor? IHS meant for us all to have access to medical care. The Seminole Health states they will no longer treat anyone not Seminole for chronic conditions. Diabetes is a chronic condition and is prevalent in all our Indian families. They will see us for acute condition- short term duration like the flue and Indians living in Florida with Diabetes or other chronic illness patients are now uninsurable and thrown to the wolves. If you can help by faxing or sending letters stating this is unfair treatment, I would appreciate it. I am Choctaw and my tribe Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma treats all Indians of all tribes in clinics across Okla.
Connie Whidden is the Seminole Health Director- Her Fax 954-985-8456-Phone 954-962-2009 address Seminole Tribe of Florida 3006 Josie Billie Ave., Hollywood, Fl. 33024
Thank you for allowing me to address this issue on your thread. Today is my first day as a member at DU, and they won't allow me to start my own thread yet. I am in tears, I was insurable when I started going to their clinic 7 years ago. Now that I have diabetes I can no longer buy affordable insurance. The govt insurance is $370.00 per month for one person my age (55).If the Seminoles can do this to me, it can be done to any Indian by any Tribe- anywhere.