Announcements of November 15th

Latest Blog Posting
Check out our latest AIHFS blog posting written this time by our Healthy Foods Initiatives Coordinator, Shiloh Maples. Here is the beginning. “The fast-paced, money-driven society that we live in forces us to live in a scarcity mindset— the false belief that there will never be enough; whether it’s money, food, time, energy, or something else entirely.” Please use this link to read the rest of the posting on our blog:

https://aihfsdirector.wordpress.com/2017/11/13/traditional-food-principles-cultivate-generosity-gratitude/

 

Community Advisory Council
Thursday, November 16th, 5:30pm-7:30pm, we will have a legal panel. Some topics covered will include making a free will, record expungement and fighting human trafficking. For more info John 313-846-3718.

 

Dream Seekers Youth Program
Since 1992, our program has been building a positive support network for Native youth and families while exploring ways to live healthy and break the cycle of drugs, alcohol, tobacco and violence. The program is open to youth ages 8-17. For more info, Martha, Joe or Kat at 313-846-3718. Here is their calendar for the month of November.

 

AIHFS Hours of Operation Updates
Wednesday, November 22nd, 8:30am to 5:30pm
Thursday, November 23rd, closed for holiday
Friday, November 24th, closed for holiday

 

Weneniiganzejik Circle
Are you 18-24, and looking for a way to get involved with our Native community?  Join us for WeneNiiGanzejik – the Future Leaders project, Get to know you night! Share your story, connect with others, and learn together about our culture.  Thursday November 30th, from 7-9pm at American Indian Health and Family services.  The first in a series of events meant to cater to the specific needs of young adults, we will be provide a free meal, a talking circle, traditional medicines, and will be brainstorming on the ways in which we would like to use our collective strength to better ourselves and our community.  Contact Kat Arkansas if you would like to learn more about the Future Leaders Project or have any questions! Karkansas@aihfs.org –  (313)506-0510 Miigwetch, and see you there!

 

Film Screening
November 20, 2017, 4-6pm in WSU Student Center Room 285, the Wayne State University Native American Student Organization (NASO) and NDN Learning Community will be screening More Than a Word  which analyzes the Washington football team and their use of the derogatory term R*dskins. Using interviews from both those in favor of changing the name and those against, More Than a Word presents a deeper analysis of the many issues surrounding the Washington team name. The documentary also examines the history of Native American cultural appropriation. For more info, use the following the link:

http://morethanawordfilm.com/

 

 

Women’s Sweat Lodge
December 1st, we will have a Women’s N’doodooswan (sweat lodge teaching & ceremony) here at AIHFS. For more info 313-846-3718.

 

Native Film Festival
Rock Your Mocs is coming to Detroit! Please join us for the Detroit-area Rock Your Mocs kick-off event on December 10th – the IndigiStory Native Film Festival. Experience the stories of Native filmmakers as part of this collaborative effort to explore Native perspectives through the medium of film. Snacks will be served from 5:15 – 5:45 p.m. and the film screening will begin at 5:45 p.m. This event is FREE and open to the public. For more info, check out their facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/895515183940544/

 

Men’s Sweat Lodge
December 22nd, we will have a men’s sweat lodge here at AIHFS conducted by Tony Davis of the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawas. For more info 313-846-3718. (see flier below)
Community Sweat Lodge
December 23rd, we will have a community sweat lodge here at AIHFS conducted by Tony Davis of the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawas. For more info 313-846-3718.

 

Suicide Prevention
The 2018 Suicide Prevention Community Technical Assistance Meeting (CTAM) will be held May 2-4, 2018 at the Ralph MacMullan Conference Center in Roscommon. Please see the attached SAVE THE DATE flyer, and share it widely.

 

 

 

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Announcements of November 7th

Agency Closure
Friday, November 10th, our agency will be closed in recognition of Veterans Day. We at AIHFS would like to thank all those that have served in the Armed Forces. More than 42,000 Native Americans served in the military in the Vietnam era, and over 90 percent of these service members were volunteers. More info related to Native Americans in the armed forces, can be found in our video honoring Native American Veterans.


Fall Harvest Dinner Celebration
Wellbriety/ Women’s Society/ Men’s Society will be having a fall harvest dinner to start the holidays off right! We will be meeting on November 15th @ 5-7pm. Please bring a dish to pass. For more info contact Shelly or Sarah at 313-846-3718.

 

Women’s Society Cancelled
There will be no Women’s Society meetings on November 9th and November 16th.     Please join us at our Fall Harvest Dinner Celebration.

 

Community Advisory Council
Thursday, November 16th, 5:30pm-7:30pm, we will have a legal panel. Some topics covered will include making a free will, record expungement and fighting human trafficking. For more info John 313-846-3718.

 

Lansing Community College NA Heritage Month Events
For Native American Heritage Month, Lansing Community College will have a beading workshop, show the movie- Smoke Signals, have a genealogy workshop and other events. For a complete list and more info, follow this link:

https://www.lcc.edu/studentlife/nahm/

 

U of M NA Heritage Month Events
For Native American Heritage Month, University of Michigan will have presentations by Margaret Noodin, Sally Thomason, Matika Wilbur and other events.

 

 

 

Announcements of October 31st

Cancellation of Women’s Sweat Lodge
Due to funeral services for Dennis Banks, we are cancelling the women’s sweat lodge we had planned for this Saturday, November 4th.

Sacred Fire
Dennis Banks was an Anishinaabe Native American leader, teacher, lecturer, activist and author born on the Leech Lake Indian Reservation in northern Minnesota. He was a founding member and a longtime leader of the American Indian Movement who later led marches across the United States for justice and spiritual healing.
AIHFS will be hosting a sacred fire on Saturday 11/4/17, 4:30pm-7:30pm. Everyone is welcome to come and offer prayers or visit.

 

Announcements of October 24th

Conserve School
Thursday, October 26th, at Belle Isle State Park, the Youth Connection cordially invites H.S. Freshman, Sophomores, their parents and teachers to discover how they can spend an entire school semester learning about and in the great outdoors.

 

Trunk-or-Treat
Monday, October 30th, 5pm-7:30pm, at AIHFS. We invite you to bring the whole family for fun activities and healthy snacks! We are asking for volunteers for the event and to set up a trunk. There will be a contest for the best trunk! Contact Rosebud to register your vehicle or for more information. 313-846-3718 or email: rschneider@aihfs.org

Women’s Lodge
November 4th , 4:30pm, AIHFS will be hosting a Women’s Sweat Lodge teaching & ceremony with Bea Jackson.  Women and young ladies are welcome to join us for teachings and a lodge.  Please come early to help with preparations.  Bring a small dish to share if you can.  Please bring tobacco, shakers and sweat lodge attire-long cotton skirts or robe, towel.  No metal.  If you are interested in attending or have any questions, please contact Nickole Fox at (313)846-3718.

 

Community Advisory Council
Thursday, November 16th, 5:30pm-7:30pm, we will have a legal panel. Some topics covered will include making a free will, record expungement and fighting human trafficking. For more info, contact John at 313-846-3718.

 

Native American Research Internship
The University of Utah has a Native American Summer Research Internship that is a 10 week paid summer internship for American Indian and Alaska Native junior or senior undergraduate students that are interested in Biomedical or Health Science research. For more info use the following links:

Website link:  http://medicine.utah.edu/pediatrics/research/education/nari.php

Here is a video about the program but you will need to sign into your facebook account in order to view it.

Video link: https://www.facebook.com/NARIUOFU/videos/1462213710527991/

 

Announcements of October 16th

Healthy Start Playgroup
Families with young children are invited to join us for our October playgroup on Friday, October 20 from 11am-1:30pm. This month our Madonna University nursing students will be leading an activity about nutrition, including making homemade baby food. Parents will receive a $10 Meijer gift card for participating. For more information please contact the Healthy Start office.

 

AIHFS Newsletter
Our latest quarterly newsletter, October through December 2017, has info about dental hygiene, family caregivers, Healthy Start/Family Spirit, our youth programs, a recap of our pow wow and more! For the online version, use this link.

https://issuu.com/aihfs_detroit/docs/aihfs_oct-dec_2017_newsletter_final

If you prefer to download the pdf version (9MB)
click this link: AIHFS oct-dec 2017 Newsletter final


Trunk-or-Treat
Monday, October 30th, 5pm-7:30pm, at AIHFS. We invite you to bring the whole family for fun activities and healthy snacks! Contact Rosebud to register your vehicle or for more information. 313-846-3718 or email: rschneider@aihfs.org

 

 

Domestic Violence Awareness
1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of some form of physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime. 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have been victims of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime. On a typical day, there are more than 20,000 phone calls placed to domestic violence hotlines nationwide. The presence of a gun in a domestic violence situation increases the risk of homicide by 500%.

 

Election Inspectors Wanted
The City of Detroit Department of Elections is recruiting inspectors for the general election. There is a $175 stipend. You do not have to be a resident of Detroit to be an Inspector, but you must be a registered voter in the State of Michigan.

Here is the link to election inspector application:

http://files.constantcontact.com/20b9fe64601/3cbf718f-7013-42fe-9e9b-0aa43da5506c.pdf

 

Graduate Program
The Buder Center for American Indian Studies is a premier graduate program in Social Work. They are committed to preparing and supporting future American Indian leaders to practice in tribal and urban settings, making significant contributions to health, wellness, and the sustained future of Indian Country.

 

Youth Leadership Summit on Race
New Detroit in partnership with the University of Michigan – Dearborn will host a free Youth Leadership Summit on Race for racially diverse high school students in Grades 9-12 on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at University of Michigan-Dearborn (4901 Evergreen Rd, Dearborn, MI 48128), in Kochoff Hall.  Here is the link for registration:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdkJ5ZWA5olXyM5EIc6NRXx3COxHmVnr5_ePA9LaFbEyfnBMA/viewform

 

Udall Scholarship
The Udall scholarship provides $5,000 scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to American Indian nations, specifically tribal policy or native health care. Here is the link for more info:

https://lsa.umich.edu/onsf/scholarships/us-scholarships/udall-scholarship.html

 

Pow Wow Artwork Contest
The Native American Student Association (NASA), of University of Michigan, is calling for artwork for the 46th Annual Dance for Mother Earth Powwow. The winning design will be featured in advertising, the program, and on t-shirts and other official merchandise. The winner will receive a choice of a $400 payment or a single complimentary vendor space at the powwow.

 

 

 

 

Announcements of October 4th

Dream Seekers Youth Group Open House and Family Night
Monday, October 9th, 5:00pm-7:00pm. Food, Games, and fun for the whole family. Youth Group will continue on Monday and Tuesday from 5-7. Call Martha or Joe at 313-846-3718 to Register.

 

Wellbriety
Wednesdays, 5pm-6pm, at AIHFS. This group is a road to recovery & wellness and offers participants a journey of possible hope, healing, and support. It is modeled after White Bison’s “The red road to wellbriety: in the Native American way.” For more info 313-846-3718.

 

Men’s Society
Wednesdays, 6pm-7:30pm, at AIHFS. Men’s Society is a weekly gathering of Men over the age of 18 years old sharing common interests such as, cultural and spiritual wellness, mentorship/leadership, community outreach, outdoor and family fun. For more info, Glenn Wilson, 313-846-3718.

 

Women’s Society
Thursday’s, 5:30pm-7pm, at AIHFS. Be among women who are caring and compassionate and want to support each other. There are crafts to challenge your creative side and exercises to enhance well-being. We have Talking Circles to relieve the stress and find inner peace with your spirit sisters. Please join us and heal your spirit and mind. For more info, Shelly Nimocks-Hinshaw, 313-846-3718.

 

Trunk-or-Treat
Monday, October 30th, 5pm-7:30pm, at AIHFS. We invite you to bring the whole family for fun activities and healthy snacks! Contact Rosebud to register your vehicle or for more information. 313-846-3718 or email: rschneider@aihfs.org

 

Wellness Screenings
AIHFS is offering youth wellness screenings as appointments or walk-ins on a regular basis on Thursdays. We screen ages 10-24 years old. We offer a 20.00 gift card to Meijer for each screening which takes 20-30 minutes. It is all confidential, but people under the age of 18 need a consent from a guardian. If interested please contact Chris Biek,  email: cbiek@aihfs.org or call the clinic and ask to speak to Chris 313-846-6030, ex. 1502.

 

2017 AIHFS Annual Pow Wow & Health Fair Video
Check out our video from our annual pow wow and health fair held August 19th. In addition to showing Native American singing and dancing, this video also highlights the informational/educational vendors and shares a testimonial of the impact our gathering had on a community member.

 

How Do You Get Your NEWS?
AIHFS is asking for your help to find out how our community finds out about local NEWS. Please go to our WordPress version to get the link to take our short 4 question survey. Thanks in advance!
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HC8MKFR

 

Duane Linklater Opening Reception
Friday, October 6th, 6pm-8pm, Meet the artist at the opening reception of Field Station: Duane Linklater at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at MSU. At 7pm, Assistant Curator Carla Acevedo-Yates will lead a conversation with Linklater. An Omaskêko Cree artist from Moose Cree First Nation, Linklater will present an installation of new and recent work that addresses issues of cultural loss and recovery of indigenous language, culture, and history.

 

Solidarity Feast
Sunday, October 8th, 4:30-9pm, at ONE MILE, 7615 Oakland St, Detroit, MI, 48211, there will be an event called the Indigenous & African solidarity feast. This event is a collaboration between Detroit African Music Institution, Bomba Rica, the Raiz Up, Four Directions Wellness, Free Market Detroit, Detroit Independant Freedom Schools, and many other organizations supporting and contributing. There will be a potluck, drums, dance, Native & African food, and a mocktrial.

Here is a link to their facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/385909285161533/

 

Peace and Dignity Ceremony
October 9th, 4pm-6pm, at Wayne State University. Keynote speaker will be Wayne Wilson, folded arms clan, member of the Navajo nation.

 

Native American Festival
Saturday, October 21st, at Wayne County Community College District Downriver Campus you will be able to visit a beautiful display of Native American posters plus demonstrations of drum making and dream catchers. Traditional Native American dances will be performed by the Reggie Pettibone dance group.

 

Announcements of September 27th

Our Latest Blog Posting: A New Old Friend
Check out our latest blog written by Elizabeth C. Kincaid about the Talking Circle we had here at AIHFS for Martha Redbone. Here’s the link to our Blog:

https://aihfsdirector.wordpress.com/2017/09/15/a-new-old-friend/

 

Fall Pregnancy and Childbirth Class Series begins October 2nd
These classes are FREE for expecting parents and their partners and support people! This is a 6-week series and classes run every Monday from 12-2pm, starting October 2nd. Topics include: staying healthy during pregnancy, preparing for birth, infant feeding, and parenting new babies. Light refreshments and childcare are provided each week. Please call the Healthy Start team to RSVP or to get more information: (313)846-3718.

 

Dream Seekers Youth Group Open House and Family Night
Monday October 9th, 5:00pm-7:00pm. Food, Games, and fun for the whole family. Youth Group will continue on Monday and Tuesday from 5-7. Call Martha or Joe at 313-846-3718 to Register.

 

California History
Friday, September 29th, at 505 State, Ann Arbor, room 3512, Haven Hall, the University of Michigan. Professor William J. Bauer Jr. will give a talk on his new book, California Through Native Eyes: Reclaiming History.

 

Native American Film Screening
Wednesday, October 11th, 7:30pm-9:30pm, at the Ypsi Experimental Space. $5 suggested donation at the door. The film is called INAATE/SE (It shines a certain way. To a certain place. It flies. Falls.) It is a kaleidoscopic experience blending documentary, narrative, and experimental forms, INAATE/SE/ transcends linear colonized history to explore how the prophecy resonates through the generations in their indigenous community within Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. For more info use this link to their facebook event.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2023484347884354/

 

 

Veterans Day Conference & Celebration
November 10th through 12th, hosted by Welcome Missionary Baptist Church, 143 Oneida, Pontiac, MI
As part of this conference there will be a female veterans forum on November 10th. For more info 248-515-0081.