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Providing jobs through tribal healthcare

The Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians just opened its new health care center called the Rolling Hills Clinic in California. Chairman Andrew Alejandre joins us. Plus, Jourdan Bennett-Begaye is Indian Country Today’s managing editor, she shares a look into our ICT newsroom.

The Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians are headquartered in Corning, California. The Band just opened its new health care center called the Rolling Hills Clinic.

Joining us today is Chairman Andrew Alejandre.

Prior to being elected chairman in 2016, he served as its tribal secretary. Under his leadership, the tribe was able to renew its gaming compact last year, ensuring stability for his Band for the next 25 years.

Jourdan Bennett-Begaye is Indian Country Today’s managing editor. She is Diné and reports from Washington, D.C. Welcome Jourdan and thanks for being here today!

A slice of our Indigenous World  

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  • The future is looking a little greener for a thousand year old tree in southeast Australia.

  • People are celebrating in Rapid City, South Dakota with the opening of a new center for Native American teens.

  • Ty Dah-foh, who is Ojibwe and Oneida, is a versatile artist who identifies as two-spirit. 

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Aliyah Chavez, Kewa Pueblo, is a reporter-producer at Indian Country Today. Follow her on Twitter: @aliyahjchavez or email her at achavez@indiancountrytoday.com.

Jourdan Bennett-Begaye, Diné, is the managing editor for Indian Country Today based in Washington, D.C. Follow her on Twitter: @jourdanbb or email her at jbennett-begaye@indiancountrytoday.com. Bennett-Begaye’s Grey’s Anatomy obsession started while attending the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

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