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Tribal councilman becomes national leader for Indian health

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NESPELEM — As a national advocate for Indian health, Andy Joseph, Jr. says he sometimes feels like a war general who’s losing too many of his troops. And like a war general, he travels regularly across the country to Washington, D.C. from his home in Nespelem to fight for funding, hoping he won’t see so many of his people die before they grow old.

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