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Attorney General Bondi sues major opioid manufacturers and distributors

TALLAHASSEE — Attorney General Pam Bondi filed an action in state court May 15 against some of the nation’s largest opioid manufacturers and distributors for their role in the national opioid crisis. The complaint names as defendants opioid manufacturers Purdue Pharma L.P., Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc., Cephalon Inc.,

Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum presents Seminole Discovery Days series

BIG CYPRESS — The Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum is pleased to announce its 2018 Seminole Discovery Days series of special events. The Discovery Days series provides the perfect opportunity for visitors to discover more about Seminole culture with hands-on activities for all age groups. The next event is “Earth

Center for Native American Youth to recognize Champions for Change

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Aspen Institute’s Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) will celebrate its sixth cohort of CNAY Champions for Change through a series of recognition events in Washington, D.C. in February. The 2018 Champions include Damien Carlos (Tohono O’odham Nation), Isabel Coronado (Muscogee Creek Nation), Shawna Garza (Kickapoo

National Native American Veterans Memorial design finalists announced

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian announced Jan. 25 the five finalists for the design of the National Native American Veterans Memorial. They are: James Dinh Daniel SaSuWeh Jones (Ponca) and Enoch Kelly Haney (Seminole Nation of Oklahoma) Harvey Pratt (Cheyenne /Arapaho) Stefanie Rocknak Leroy Transfield (Māori: Ngai

HHS takes major actions to protect conscience rights and life

On Jan. 19, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced two major actions to protect life and the conscience rights of Americans. HHS’ Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is issuing new guidance to state Medicaid directors restoring state flexibility to decide program standards. The letter issued today

FIU to host indigenous programs

MIAMI — Florida International University’s Global Indigenous Forum will host the following upcoming events: Feb. 22 – 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Maidique campus, SIPA 220: Author and illustrator Dorothy Downs with Lee Tiger, Miccosukee Tribal Member will hold a book signing presentation about”Canoe Back in Time:” An Indigenous Family’s Perspectives

Tribal First acquires American Indian Health Services

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — Tribal First, a division of Alliant Specialty Insurance Services, has acquired American Indian Health Services (AIHS). The acquisition pairs Tribal First, the nation’s largest tribal insurance brokerage, with one of Indian Country’s leading providers of healthcare services and financing tools. “Access to quality, affordable healthcare continues to

Hard Rock charity poker event benefits Feeding South Florida

HOLLYWOOD — Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood hosted a charity poker tournament Oct. 3 benefiting Feeding South Florida and its hurricane relief efforts. PokerStars, which is the flagship brand of The Stars Group Inc. and is the world’s most licensed online gaming brand, matched the tournament donation

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