Treaty or Not? The Affordable Care Act & Indian Country - Ep. 5 "The Earthquake"


Treaty or Not? The Affordable Care Act & Indian Country - Ep. 5 "The Earthquake"

Will the Affordable Care Act work? It's too early to know that answer. But this is not a new question in history. More than sixty years ago the Bureau of Indian Affairs was awful in its operation of health care programs. One doctor wrote: All we really need are good doctors, facilities and pharmaceuticals. I am weary." Congress finally got the message and in 1955 created the Indian Health Service. But that shift -- as dramatic as the one today -- worked and it significantly improved the quality of life for American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Written by Mark Trahant.

Interviews conducted and edited by Mark Trahant.



A provocative film from the American Indian perspective that reframes today’s controversial energy debate while the fate of the environment hangs in the balance.


Don't Miss March 1 Deadline for Film Projects
Film Screenings Encourage Dialogue, Cultural Understanding
'The Last Conquistador' Reveals Collision of Past, Present
New Film Follows Two Parallel Stories in History
Job Opportunities
Film Festival Opportunities
Training and Other Opportunities
Funding Opportunities
Fellowship and Internship Opportunities


Complement classroom discussion about America's energy future with this film, and help students comprehend the debate about the best use of natural resources.