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HOPE Initiative- Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Listening Session

September 19, 2016

The HOPE Initiative’s Awareness Week events will include a listening session during which Justice Department officials will hear from tribal leaders from the New Mexico tribes most deeply affected by the national heroin and opioid epidemic.  At 2:00 pm on Sept. 20, 2016, tribal leaders and police chiefs from the Eight Northern Indian Pueblos will meet with Associate Deputy Attorney General Ohr and U.S. Attorney Damon P. Martinez at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque, N.M., to discuss the devastating impact heroin and opioids have had on tribal communities in northern New Mexico.  Indian Health Services (IHS) physicians who provide care to New Mexico's Native American population and medical professionals from the UNM Health Science Center who provide pain and addiction training to IHS providers throughout the country participated in the discussion.

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