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Catawba elders focus on health needs at summit


Elders of the Catawba Nation of South Carolina hope an upcoming summit being sponsored by the state will focus on their health needs.

The Indian Health Service has cut back on funds for the reservation, according to The Rock Hill Herald. Elders said that means there isn't enough money to cover their transportation and prescription needs.

Barbara MorningStar Paul, the Native Affairs coordinator for the S.C. Commission for Minority Affairs, said health care is at a "crisis" level for tribal elders. She will teach a class at the 30th annual Summer School of Gerontology to raise awareness of health issues.

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Catawbas hopeful meeting sheds light on senior community (The Rock Hill Herald 8/21)

Relevant Links:
Catawba Cultural Preservation Project - http://www.ccppcrafts.com

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