Announcements of August 26th

 

AIHFS Pow Wow and Health Fair
Saturday, August 27, 12pm to 5pm, we will have our annual pow wow and health fair! The event will be open to the public beginning at 11am, which is when we will also have a Wellness Walk around the perimeter of Romanowski Park. Our host drum will be Southern Straight and we are open to all dancers. We will have Native American arts and crafts, as well as Native food available for purchase. This is a free event and we are recommending you bring your lawn chairs so you’ll be able to watch all the dancing in comfort. This year’s pow wow will be at Romanowski Park which is right around the corner from our agency. For general information, email Thurman Bear at tbear@aihfs.org. For vendor information, contact Casey Brant at cbrant@aihfs.org You can also reach either person at 313-846-6030 This is a drug and alcohol free event. See you at the Pow Wow in the D!
pow wow flyer 2016

 

What is a pow wow?
Find out what it means to AIHFS’ Communications Specialist, John Marcus, by going to our AIHFS blog found here: https://aihfsdirector.wordpress.com/2016/08/26/what-is-a-pow-wow/

 

Cancellation
All Physical Activities at AIHFS are cancelled from 8/29/2016 to 9/6/2016. Classes will resume 9/7/2016. Here is the September fitness calendar.
September 2016 fitness calendar

Michigan Indian Day Event
Friday, September 23, Michigan State University School of Social Work will have a 2 hour lecture focusing on the devastating effects of generational poverty in Native American communities. This pervasive poverty has far reaching consequences in many areas, including health, education, substance abuse, and self–sufficiency. The Zoongaadiziwin program seeks to assess the multiple factors associated with challenges of individual and families and provide a sustainable and multi-generational therapeutic intervention. For more info including event description and registration info see the following pdf documents.
MSU Mi Indian Day lecture info

MSU lecture Policies Procedures Registration

 

Native American Political Leadership Program
The Richard M. Milanovich Fellowship began in 2015 as a partnership between The George Washington University and the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians with two goals in mind: to prepare the next generation of leaders in Indian County, and to honor and preserve the legacy of service and leadership of the late Tribal Chairman Richard M. Milanovich. For more info click this link below.

https://semesterinwashington.gwu.edu/milanovich?utm_source=CNAY+Newsletter+%26+NOW+Lists&utm_campaign=a2fd75fa97-Gen_I_NOW_8_178_17_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_84b5356dc9-a2fd75fa97-104679989&ct=t%28Gen_I_NOW_8_178_17_2016%29&goal=0_84b5356dc9-a2fd75fa97-104679989&mc_cid=a2fd75fa97&mc_eid=62387cfd3b

 

Suicide Prevention Conference
Child welfare workers and foster parents are invited to attend the second annual Michigan Suicide Prevention Conference Aug. 30 at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center in East Lansing. The Office of Family Advocate and the Office of Workforce Development and Training are hosting the event, which is designed to provide child welfare workers and foster parents strategies in preventing suicide among young people.
Attendees will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of workshops specifically related to suicide prevention.  Workers can register themselves and/or a foster parent.
This year, attendees will receive safeTALK suicide alertness certification.  For more information about safeTALK, visit www.livingworks.net/programs/safetalk.
Questions should be directed to the Office of Family Advocate at MDHHS-OFA@michigan.gov. Child welfare workers and foster parents are invited to attend the second annual Michigan Suicide Prevention Conference Aug. 30 at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center in East Lansing.

 

Suicide Prevention Walk
September 7, there will be a walk to support suicide prevention in Manistee, Michigan.
9-7-16 manistee suicide prevention walk

 

Announcements of August 17th

 

Cancellation:

Today, August 17, 2016, Wellbriety and Men’s Society will be cancelled. For more info call Shelly at 313-846-6030

 

Women’s Circle Dinner

Also today, August 17th, 5-7pm, everyone is welcome to a survey dinner we are having for our Women’s circle group. For more info contact Shelly Nimocks-Hinshaw at 313-846-6030.
womens circle survey

 

Community Advisory Council

Thursday, August 18th, 5:30-7:30pm, is our monthly meeting. This month we will have our behavioral health department director, Glenn Wilson, talking about ways to engage with our System of Care.  Everyone is welcome. For more info call me, John Marcus, at  ph 313-846-6030 x1406

 

Northern Indigenous Games

Saturday, August 20, AIHFS will be hosting Indigenous games for youth ages 8-17, parents and family are welcome. Registration is limited to the first 30 youth. We still have room for more youth.  To register or for questions, contact Nicolette at 313-846-6030 or nmcgahey@aihfs.org
Indigenous Games Flyer 8-20-16

 

Job Opportunity

The Chatham-Kent community health centres in Canada are recruiting for a traditional healing community outreach worker. The closing date for this posting is August 19th. For more info click on the following pdf files:

Canadian Job Posting

Canadian Job Description

 

 

 

Announcements of August 10th

 

Fundraiser Dinner
Today, Wednesday, August 10th, from 6-8pm, AIHFS is hosting a fundraising dinner to help send Shiloh and Rosebud to the Slow Food Global conference in Turin, Italy. The suggested donation for each dinner is $10.
rosebud shiloh fundraiser

 

Women’s Circle Dinner
August 17th, 5-7pm, everyone is welcome to a survey dinner we are having for our Women’s circle group. For more info contact Shelly Nimocks-Hinshaw at 313-846-6030.
womens circle survey

 

Community Advisory Council
Thursday, August 18th, 5:30-7:30pm, is our monthly meeting where different departments or topics from the agency are presented to community members for feedback. Everyone is welcome. For more info call me, John Marcus, at  ph 313-846-6030 x1406

 

Northern Indigenous Games
Saturday, August 20, AIHFS will be hosting Indigenous games for youth ages 8-17, parents and family are welcome. Registration is limited to the first 30 youth. To register or for questions, contact Nicolette at 313-846-6030 or nmcgahey@aihfs.org
Indigenous Games Flyer 8-20-16

 

AIHFS Pow Wow and Health Fair
Saturday, August 27, 12pm to 5pm, we will have our annual pow wow and health fair! The event will be open to the public beginning at 11am, which is when we will also have a Wellness Walk. Our host drum will be Southern Straight and we are open to all dancers. We will have Native American arts and crafts, as well as Native food available for purchase. This is a free event and we are recommending you bring your lawn chairs so you’ll be able to watch all the dancing in comfort. This year’s pow wow will be at Romanowski Park which is right around the corner from our agency. For general information, email Thurman Bear at tbear@aihfs.org. For vendor information, contact Casey Brant at cbrant@aihfs.org You can also reach either person at 313-846-6030 This is a drug and alcohol free event. See you at the Pow Wow in the D!
pow wow flyer 2016

 

Lights of Hope
The Lights of Hope event will take place on Tuesday, September 13th, during the annual American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Advocacy Leadership Summit and Lobby Day. At dusk bags will be lit and line the U.S. Capitol Reflecting Pool while survivors, caregivers and lawmakers reflect and give remarks.
Here is the pdf with more info:  light of hope

Announcements of July 29th

Film Screening Postponement
The project happiness film screening with Native Cry that was scheduled for July 30th here at AIHFS has been postponed to a date as yet to be determined.

Men’s Society
Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm, for more info, call Shelly Nimocks-Hinshaw at 313-846-6030.

Women’s Circle Dinner
August 17th, 5-7pm, everyone is welcome to a survey dinner we are having for our Women’s circle group. For more info contact Shelly Nimocks-Hinshaw at 313-846-6030.

Elder’s Cooking Class
Wednesdays, 11am – noon, July 27th through September 28th. Classes will be here at AIHFS. For more info call Shiloh or Rosebud at 313-846-3718 x1403
Elders Cooking class 2016

Community Cooking Class
Tuesday’s, 5:30-7:30pm, August 9,16,23,and 30. Classes will be here at AIHFS. For more info call Shiloh or Rosebud at 313-846-3718 x1403
Community Cooking Class 2016

Suicide Prevention Training
AIHFS is having an ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) August 9th-10th at the DoubleTree Hotel on 5801 Southfield Rd, Detroit, MI 48228. ASIST trainings are 2-day, eight hour trainings for anyone 16 or older—regardless of prior mental health experience—who wants to be able to provide suicide first aid. Attendees must come to both days of the training to receive certification. Training is funded by the Sacred Bundle Program at AIHFS and is at no cost to attendees! Breakfast and lunch will be provided. For more information or to register please contact Karen Marshall at (313)-846-6030.

Fresh Food Share
Fresh Food Share is an easy, low-cost way to get your fruits and veggies. Through Gleaner’s, the program sources produce and will deliver your order to AIHFS for you to pick-up. The next Fresh Food Share order due date is August 12th.
fresh food share 2016 Page 1fresh food share 2016 Calendar page 2

Fitness Calendar
We have added some new Zumba classes to our August fitness class schedule. Come out and join us!  For more info, Chantel or Michele at 313-846-6030.
Aug 2016 fitness calendar

Northern Indigenous Games
Saturday, August 20, AIHFS will be hosting Indigenous games for youth ages 8-17, parents and family are welcome. Registration is limited to the first 30 youth. To register or for questions, contact Nicolette at 313-846-6030 or nmcgahey@aihfs.org
Indigenous Games Flyer 8-20-16

PrEP for HIV Prevention
PrEP stands for Pre-exposure prophylaxis. Studies done so far show a reduction of HIV infection by 92% in people who take the pill EVERY DAY. PrEP does not work this well if it isn’t taken every day. For more info follow this link to our agency blog: https://aihfsdirector.wordpress.com/2016/07/29/prep-for-hiv-prevention/

Fulbright Scholarship
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide. The program currently awards approximately 1,900 grants annually in all fields of study, and operates in more than 140 countries worldwide.
DEADLINE: Submit all application materials online by October 13, 2016.
For more information, including detailed instructions, guidelines, and any additional questions please visit the Fulbright web page.
http://us.fulbrightonline.org/applicants/application-timeline

Breast Cancer
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Detroit is having a kickoff celebration on Wednesday, August 10, at the Southfield pavilion.
Making Strides

 

Announcements of July 19th

 

Summer Day Camp
We are doing Summer Day Camp for Little Dreamers [Kids 5-7 years old] in August. Call Martha/Christy for more information [313+846-6030] Parents must come in and register their little dreamer. We will be available for registrations on Mondays or Fridays, just give us a call to set it up.

Garden Workday
We need garden helpers as much as our garden needs sun and water. Join us for some garden work and fun learning activities for the whole family. Our next garden work day is Wednesday, July 20th, 5-7pm. For more info, ask Shiloh or Rosebud at 313-846-6030.
aihfs garden work days 2016

Community Advisory Council
Thursday, July 21, from 5:30pm – 7:30pm, we will have our monthly community advisory council meeting. This month we will be talking about community and police relations. Everyone is welcome. For more info call me, John Marcus, at 313-846-6030.

Community Sweat Lodge
Tony Davis, Little Traverse Bay Band, is scheduled to come in for a Community Sweat on Saturday July 23rd.  For questions or time info,  contact Keith Dayson, 313-846-6030.
Community Lodge 7-23-16

Sacred Roots Logo
The BALAC grant team & community coalition has selected a name for the grant project—from now on we will be referring to it as Sacred Roots.
Please visit the link and help us select a logo:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BD8MGC3

 

AIHFS Pow Wow and Health Fair
Saturday, August 27, 12pm to 5pm, we will have our annual pow wow and health fair! The event will be open to the public beginning at 11am, which is when we will also have a Wellness Walk. Our host drum will be Southern Straight and we are open to all dancers. We will have Native American arts and crafts, as well as Native food available for purchase. This is a free event and we are recommending you bring your lawn chairs so you’ll be able to watch all the dancing in comfort. This year’s pow wow will be right around the corner from our agency at Romanowski Park. For general information, email Thurman Bear at tbear@aihfs.org. For vendor information, contact Casey Brant at cbrant@aihfs.org You can also reach either person at 313-846-6030
This is a drug and alcohol free event. See you at the Pow Wow in the D!
pow wow flyer 2016

 

Cooling Center
The Team Wellness Center is opening its Eastern Market Clinic, located at 2925 Russell Street in the heart of Detroit’s historic Eastern Market, to provide refuge from this week’s heat wave by serving as a Cooling Center for men, women and families. It is open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Temperatures are expected to surge into the upper 90s through the weekend. “We welcome anyone to join us to cool off during this extreme heat that can be dangerous, especially for people who have medical conditions,” says Team Wellness Center President Pamela Lamb. “We have a large lobby with a television, a playhouse for kids, and a snack bar with cold water.  We have plenty of space for people to come and get comfortable.” The Salvation Army Bed & Bread Club’s truck delivers free lunches every day between noon and 1 p.m. at Team Wellness Center. Anyone visiting Team Wellness Center as a Cooling Center is not required to be a client at the clinic, which treats mental illness and addiction, and provides services for employment, housing, GED classes, job training, a primary care physician and medical staff, HIV/STD testing, psychiatry, therapists, opioid dependency, groups for Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous, as well as Specialty Treatment Teams for many groups including veterans, LGBT individuals, women and seniors. Team Wellness Center also provides free transportation on a 24-passenger bus and two vans.  Most insurance plans are accepted. For more information about Team Wellness Center and the Cooling Center, please call 313-396-5300 or visit TeamWellnessCenter.com.

Action Lab
Applications have been extended until July 25 for next year’s cohort of the Detroit Equity Action Lab (DEAL), which will begin in September 2016 and meet through May/June 2017. The DEAL is a combination of a learning community, a support network, and an action lab made up of folks and organizations from Metro Detroit who are working for racial equity.
More info is in this pdf: Equity Action Lab Info

National Program for Intercultural Leadership
The Intercultural Leadership Institute is offering a new year-long rigorous personal and leadership development program for artists, culture bearers and other arts professionals. The Intercultural Leadership Institute (ILI) is a collaborative program of Alternate ROOTS, First Peoples Fund, National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) and PA’I Foundation. These four partner organizations have created ILI out of a shared commitment to pursue cultural equity and to support artists, culture bearers, and other arts professionals as change-makers in their communities.
Applications for the first Intercultural Leadership Institute cohort are being accepted online now through September 13, 2016. More information and a link to the online application is available at ileadershipi.net.

San Francisco Fellowship
The Christensen Fund is offering a two-year Fellowship, based in San Francisco, to an early- to mid-career professional with strong Indigenous connections, a unique opportunity to deeply learn about philanthropy thru extensive hands-on grant making experience, individual coaching, and mentorship. The Fellow will lead grant making in The Christensen Fund Bay Area Program and contribute to several other projects across the Fund. The Fellowship will include dedicated time for personal cultural study/practice (such as language learning, art, music or dance)—to be defined by the Fellow. The online application can be found HERE:

Youth Leaders Conference
WHAT – At Power Shift 2016, youth leaders will strategize with their fellow activists and gain valuable, practical skills such as campaign planning, voter education, citizen lobbying, power mapping, and bird-dogging, all with a focus on the ongoing campaigns, struggles, and needs of their region and community.  Read more about Power Shift – http://powershift2016.org/about-powershift
WHERE – Wayne State University (my alma mater) in Detroit – Aug 13 & 14!
YOUTH – This is a youth focused event so I’m encouraging all youth to make an effort to attend if you can!  Spread the word among youth who would like to meet others who are challenging structures and fighting for environmental justice.
HOUSING – Tower Residential Suites at Wayne State University (the same campus where Power Shift will be taking place!) – https://actionnetwork.org/ticketed_events/power-shift-midwest-housing-registration.  Or you can find your own lodging for the weekend.
FAQ’s – Yes high schooler’s and older folks can attend!  See more – http://powershift2016.org/frequently-asked-questions#highschool
SCHOLARSHIPS – Power Shift has scholarships available so if you need financial, travel, and/or housing assistance please apply!  There are partial and full scholarships available as it all depends on what you need.  If you would like some assistance with the scholarship application I can help you so just let me know.  https://actionnetwork.org/forms/power-shift-2016-scholarship-application-form
GENERAL TICKET PRICES – Student/youth (under 24 years old) – $60, Adult/Non-profit $160.

We R Native Photo Contest
Whether it’s hitting the powwow trail or a canoe journey, summer is a great time to connect with culture. So how do you #REPRESENT? Share some ways you’re showing your Native pride this summer and We R Native will enter you to win up to $150! For more info http://www.wernative.org/contests/summer-2016

 

 

Announcements of July 6th

 

AIHFS Newsletter
Our new newsletter is out! We have articles about hepatitis C, an upcoming parenting series, the Dream Seekers youth group,  breastfeeding, diabetes self-care and more.  Click this link to read our online version.

Or, click here to download the 4MB pdf: AIHFS July – Sept 2016 Newsletter

 

7th Fire Food Sovereignty Alliance
Today, Wednesday, July 6, from 5:30-7:30pm, the Healthy Foods Initiative Team is meeting here at AIHFS and invites you to join the coalition. We will be updating the community on the work we’ve been doing in the last few months. For more info contact Shiloh at 313-846-6030 or email: smaples@aihfs.org

 

Men’s Society Kick-off
Saturday, July 9th, from 1-4pm, we will have a chillin and grillin BBQ to kick-off the new beginnings for the Men’s Society, which was formally known as Men’s Talking Circle. Join us for food, fun and friendship. For more info, contact Keith Dayson at 313-846-6030.
Men's society kick off bbq 2016

 

Women’s Sweat Lodge
AIHFS will be hosting a Women’s Sweat Lodge the week of July 10th.  Women and young ladies 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 Keith Dayson at (313)846-3718
Women's Lodge with Bea Jackson Flyer July 2016

 

AIHFS Pow Wow and Health Fair
This is our annual pow wow and health fair. The event will be open to the public beginning at 11am, which is when we will also have a Wellness Walk. Our host drum will be Southern Straight and we are open to all dancers. We will have Native American arts and crafts, as well as Native food available for purchase. This is a free event and we are recommending you bring your lawn chairs so you’ll be able to watch all the dancing in comfort. This year’s pow wow will be right around the corner from our agency at Romanowski Park. For general information, email Thurman Bear at tbear@aihfs.org. For vendor information, contact Casey Brant at cbrant@aihfs.org You can also reach either person at 313-846-6030
This is a drug and alcohol free event. See you at the Pow Wow in the D!
pow wow flyer 2016

 

Mamas’ Summit
Mothering Justice will be hosting our 2nd annual Mamas’ Summit. The event will be held Saturday, July 9, 2016 at the United Way Office for Southeast Michigan located at 660 Woodward Ave., Suite 300, Detroit, MI, 48226 starting at 8:30AM – 3:00PM. The Mamas’ Summit is a daylong event aimed at training women on a variety of issues dealing with pregnancy and parenting. This is an issue and skill building event. The one day gathering of women will bring together mother activist from different issue fronts to learn from one another about the work they are doing and find synergy. This will also be an opportunity for individual leaders to learn advocacy skills. These are the topics we are looking to cover at this daylong event. The event will discuss several panels. One will be centered around our moms running for office and the other one will deal with mothering justice issues such as education, affordable childcare, wage theft and cost of education.
Registration at this link:  http://www.motheringjustice.org/event.html

 

Cultural Garage
The Cultural Garage, located at 3439 Livernois, Detroit, is started their summer art program July 5, 2016. It is every day Monday through Friday from 5 pm to 8 pm. There will be many workshops for youth. For more info call Ismael Duran at 313-471-9768.