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The Office of Global Health (OGH) invites you to attend an ongoing lecture series on issues related to global health and constructive ways to build healthy communities. The lectures will be held twice a month at 12:00 noon CT. Invited guest speakers will share their personal stories and experiences. Everyone is invited to attend. Free lunch will be provided to the first 50 attendees (Lubbock campus only!).

  • Lubbock ACB 110
  • Lectures originating at the Lubbock campus
    will no longer be linked, but they will be
    recorded for viewing on the OGH web site.

The Alabama and Coushatta were originally separately organized Tribes that inhabited adjacent areas near present day Montgomery, Alabama. In 1763 as European settlers began to encroach on their lands, the Tribes began to migrate westward, first to Louisiana and then to Southeast Texas.

Since migrating to Texas in the late 1700s both the Alabama and Coushatta tribes have shared a lengthy history in Texas. In 1854 and 1856, the Texas Legislature passed the "Act for relief for the Alabama Indians" and the "Act for relief of the Coushatta Indians" respectively, which authorized the State to grant or purchase land for the Tribes. In 1928, additional land in Polk County were awarded by the Federal Government.

In 1954, President Dwight Eisenhower signed Public Law 627, terminating the trust relationship between the Tribe and the United States. The termination remained in effect until 1987 when Texas Congressmen Roland Coleman and Charlie Wilson introduced a Restoration Act. The Restoration Act was passed by both Houses of Congress and was subsequently signed into law by President Ronald Regan.

The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe has established a governmental Limited Liability Corporation Code to reinforce the economic development efforts of the Tribe. Alabama-Coushatta Tribal Holdings, LLC (ACTH, LLC) is intended to create and stimulate the economy of the Tribe and promote growth and continuity of the company.

Bryan Small serves as the Chief Executive Officer for ACTH, LLC. Mr. Small received his Bachelors of Arts from the University of Richmond, Masters of Public Policy from Pepperdine University, and Masters of Business Administration from the University of Houston C.T. Bauer College of Business. He also has done training workshops in Indian Country on community and economic development as a consultant with the RedWind Group. While working with the RedWind Group, Small developed a community plan on behalf of the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe.

During this presentation, Mr. Small will focus on how economic development affects health care for the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe.
For more information about the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas, please visit their web site at

This event is free and open to the public. No RSVP is necessary. Meals will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis.

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Previous Lectures

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Fall 2011

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January 2011 February 2011 March 2011 April 2011 May 2011

Fall 2010

September 2010 October 2010 November 2010 December 2010

Summer Seminar Series on Health Disparities

Spring 2010

January 2010 February 2010 March 2010 April 2010 May 2010

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