Inyan Pedersen, 34, holds her newborn daughter Sincere. Two of Inyan's younger children were born on a scheduled Cesarian, because the closest birthing center is two hours away.
In January of this year, Cody Pedersen was stabbed in the neck. It took the ambulance over two hours to arrive and Cody considers himself very lucky to survive.
Edie Hoff an Urban Indian Health clinic nurse, drives from Sioux Falls to Wagner where the nearest IHS-run clinic is located. She picks up free medicine for Native Americans who are still registered as residence of that reservation but live in Sioux Falls. Urban Indian Health clinic cannot dispense medication, and can only issue prescriptions to be bought in a pharmacy. Whereas Native Americans are entitled to free medication. Edie is a Blackfoot and is originally from Montana.