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Native American Health Director Resigns

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by Eric Whitney

Montana’s first-ever director of American Indian Health says she thinks state government lacks the commitment for her to do meaningful work, and is resigning.

Mary Lynn Billy-Old Coyote was appointed by Governor Steve Bullock in March of 2016. She submitted her resignation Saturday.

Billy-Old Coyote’s letter says that she was recently informed that her Office of American Indian Health would be moving from the state health department to the Governor’s Office of Indian Affairs.

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