Announcements of April 18th

Call For Donations!
Our Healthy Start Program at American Indian Healthy and Family Services is looking for some supplies to support our littlest ones!  If you are able, please consider donating any of the following items:

Please contact Nina Eusani at AIHFS to arrange pick up/drop off of the donation.  You can also have the items directly shipped to AIHFS (4880 Lawndale, Detroit, MI 48210).  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Nina at neusani@aihfs.org or (313)846-3718

 

WeneNiiganzejik Circle
Our circle meets next Thursday, April 26th at 6pm at AIHFS! We’ll be brainstorming and envisioning projects that we can create and build together to better our community.
We’ve also found some great resources we’d like to share!

Fresh Tracks brings youth from urban and Indigenous communities together during a three day expedition, using the outdoors as a background for transformative leadership development.

http://www.cnay.org/blog/gen-i-now-2018-fresh-tracks-northeast-region-training

The Gen-I Movement Builders Fellowship (Gen-I MBF) is a six-month intensive leadership development program that aims to strengthen the voice and role of Native American youth in broader social justice movements

http://www.cnay.org/blog/gen-i-movement-builders-fellowship

Creative Native is a new Call for Art that supports young Indigenous artists ages 5-24 years old by providing them an opportunity to receive national recognition, funding for art supplies, and $200.

http://www.cnay.org/blog/creative-native

WeneNiiganzejik: The Future Leaders Project Survey

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScJS06RI0G9f5yzYfSuw9UUtdj5Ro4ygina_rbUbblyh-qrpg/viewform

 

American Indian Festival
Saturday, April 28th, 12pm – 4pm, American Indian Communities Leadership Council will be presenting American Indian Festival in Algonac Mi at Algonac High School. Make sure to say hi to our AIHFS representatives who’ll be doing outreach there. This is a free event that is open to the public and there will be powwow dancing, American Indian crafts, and a food sale.

 

Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day
Thursday, May 10th, 4pm – 7pm, participants will engage with other youth/adults in fun educational activities here at AIHFS, 4880 Lawndale, Detroit. Tools and resources around mental health will be shared. We will have open mic, food, games, face painting and resource sharing! We look forward to see you all there. For more info, Glenn Wilson at 313-846-3718.

 

2018 Relay For Life Detroit
Saturday and Sunday, June 16th and 17th, join Marygrove College as they show cancer who is boss. For more info or to register, relayforlife.org/detroitmi  or contact Jenna Christie at jenna.Christie@cancer.org

 

Johns Hopkins Course Offerings
The Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health is offering three Institute courses over a two-week period during Summer Institute 2018, at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland.

 

ILPC Program Coordinator Position
Our Indigenous Law & Policy Center (ILPC) just posted a job announcement and request for applications for a Program Coordinator position for our center. The ILPC Program Coordinator maintains the ILPC office and assists ILPC faculty and staff in coordinating events, conferences, and student programming. The deadline for applications is April 30, and the anticipated start date is July 1, 2018. This is a full-time position.
Information and a link to the official announcement are available online here:  https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__turtletalk.wordpress.com_2018_04_16_ilpc-2Dprogram-2Dcoordinator-2Dposition_&d=DwIFAw&c=nE__W8dFE-shTxStwXtp0A&r=ssDO_OwwmQGM0pBdzm83E5KSRUpV3xk9kdPv4z7mQ3A&m=RrBOFxnas8H5n-qjbpzXtmjsTT483S1im-SCTP-v35Q&s=dYoq4Jd9rotrOJMYNDlkKSQ2ZO579t__TaZ3OhThkXA&e=.

 

 

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Announcements of April 4th

AIHFS Newsletter
Check out our latest newsletter to get an update from our CEO, Ashley Tuomi. There are also articles about our Digital Divide Survey partnership, a physician’s call for public health solutions for gun violence, a behavioral health essay from our BH director, the Dream Seekers  drum naming, Young Detroit Drum, our Early Head Start program, and the residential school presentation at our community advisory council meeting. Please use this link to go to our online version:

https://issuu.com/aihfs_detroit/docs/aihfs_april_-_june_2018_newsletter

Or, if you’d rather download it, click this pdf (3.1 MB)
AIHFS april – june 2018 Newsletter


Dream Seekers Calendar
The April calendar for the AIHFS youth program, Dream Seekers, can be found at the WordPress version of these announcements. The Dream Seekers program is open to youth ages 8-17. For more info, Martha or Joe at 313-846-3718.

 

American Indian Festival
Saturday, April 28th, 12pm – 4pm, American Indian Communities Leadership Council will be presenting American Indian Festival in Algonac Mi at Algonac High School. Make sure to say hi to our AIHFS representatives who’ll be doing outreach there. This is a free event that is open to the public and there will be powwow dancing, American Indian crafts, and a food sale.

 

Community Advisory Council Meeting
Thursday, May 17th, 5:30pm to 7:30pm, we will have a focus group regarding our suicide prevention programming. The first 20 participants registered will receive a gift card. You must be 18 years old or over to participate. RSVP to John Marcus, 313-846-3718 or jmarcus@aihfs.org  If under 18, please call or see flier for details.

 

Announcements of March 30th

Amazon Smile Donation
Did you know if you shop at Amazon that they will donate .5% of every purchase to AIHFS? Now through March 31st, they will triple that donation to 1.5% on your behalf! This only applies to a first time purchaser though. This is a great way to support our work as we continue to try to meet the needs of Native American families and other underserved communities in southeastern Michigan. For more info about the 3 X donation use this first link. To register and select AIHFS at the organization to receive your donations use the second link.

3 X info: https://www.amazon.com/gp/browse.html?node=17652706011&ref%5F=pe%5F732550%5F275250400&pldnSite=1

To register: https://goo.gl/FHkHs7

 

ASIST Workshop
April 9th and 10th, Sacred Bundle is holding an Applied Suicide Intervention Training (ASIST) workshop at the Double Tree Detroit-Dearborn Hotel. It follows up safeTALK and teaches people how to further communicate with people in suicidal crisis, safety plan, and more! For more info, please email Lauren Lockhart at LLockhart@aihfs.org  Registration is limited!


Earth Day Celebration & Community Garden Cleanup
Sunday, April 22nd, 1pm-3pm, join Sacred Roots as they celebrate springtime, build community, and honor Mother Earth. For more info, contact Shiloh or Rosebud at 313-846-3718.

 

NUIFC Digital Divide Survey
Greetings from AIHFS,
We work hard every day to provide our community with the health, social, and educational resources necessary to live and succeed today. As part of that, we see people all the time who face significant challenges. And we do everything we can to help them and strengthen our community. Sometimes that means addressing their health needs, or providing after school programs for our youth, but today it means fighting for their access to technology and the internet.
Our organization is partnering with the National Urban Indian Family Coalition (NUIFC) on the first-ever national survey focusing on how the digital divide affects Native Americans living in urban population centers. The digital divide refers to the fact that 25% of households in America don’t currently have internet access. With so many resources available online, this is simply unacceptable.
Will you support our efforts by responding to this short survey? (found here: http://v2.decipherinc.com/survey/selfserve/1ff2/g134/180209 )

Thank you for your participation and for all that you mean to our community.

 

Field Museum Job
The Field Museum has a few positions posted within their new permanent exhibit of Native North America. They are encouraging applicants of indigenous ancestry to apply. For more info, here’s the link: https://www.fieldmuseum.org/about/careers

 

Cultural Sovereignty Fellowship
The Association on American Indian Affairs seeks a recent graduate of an undergraduate, graduate or law degree program to join AAIA for a year in the metro DC area for a paid internship to work on National policy on protecting cultural resources/heritage and Indian child and youth matters. Applications are due by April 23. Use this link to find the announcement: ​
https://www.indian-affairs.org/job-listings.html

 

Anishinaabe Environmental Justice Project
April 21st and 22nd at the Mary Murray Culture Camp, Sugar Island, MI. Youth centered environmental work by and for our Anishinaabe communities.

 

Announcements of March 15th

Community Advisory Council
Thursday, March 15th, 5:30pm-7:30pm, at AIHFS we will have Tonya Myers Phillips, Executive Director of the Southwest Detroit Community Justice Center, presenting about her organization.

 

Little Dreamers
Little Dreamers, youth group for youth ages 5-7, meets on the third Thursday of each month. Topics include Native Teachings, Storytelling, Crafts, Games Trips and more!  Join us this Thursday, March 15th from 5-7pm @AIHFS.
Program staff are currently looking to identify Elder volunteers in our community who would be interested in joining us once a month to provide intergenerational learning opportunities.  If you or someone you know may be interested in spending time with our little ones (ages 5-7 youth) please contact Kat Arkansas @ 313 846-3718 x 1406

 

WeneNiiganzejik (future leaders) Project
AIHFS has recently received funding from the Administration for Native Americans (ANA) to promote self-sufficiency by providing youth-driven and focused social/economic development opportunities to Native youth.  The Initiative for Leadership, Empowerment, and Development (I-LEAD) will expand upon A.I.H.F.S’s existing youth program, allowing the WeneNiiganzejik project to provide more services to youth ages 14-24. Program staff have been working together to create a web of educational and career developmental resources, which will soon be made available to youth and families along with career and academic advising by our new Career and Academic Support person.   The team is also planning to host resume, career, and college application workshops, FAFSA informational nights, college visits, and establish partnerships with vocational and trade schools in hopes of propelling our youth into successful careers and lifelong success.  Minobinmaadziwin. The grant also provides the means for youth employment, this summer 8 youth will be employed to work within different capacities, depending on personal interest, within our agency. Allowing youth to gain employment and resume building skills, while benefiting from intergenerational and experiential learning opportunities. No youth positions have been posted yet, but please continue to check the employment section of our website for any opportunities.

 

WeneNiiganzejik Circle
A social night for young adults, ages 18-24, who seek solidarity in hopes of re-igniting our culture and strengthening the fabric of our community.  The circle meets on the 4th Thursday of each month, includes free supper, functions as a platform for Indigenous young adults to exchange resources, opportunities, and ideas while participating in cultural activities and traditional practices.  Come create, connect, share, exchange, and grow with us! Circle meets the 4th Thursday of each month , 6-9pm @ AIHFS, 4880 Lawndale – Detroit, MI 48210

 

NUIFC Digital Divide Survey
Greetings from AIHFS,
We work hard every day to provide our community with the health, social, and educational resources necessary to live and succeed today. As part of that, we see people all the time who face significant challenges. And we do everything we can to help them and strengthen our community. Sometimes that means addressing their health needs, or providing after school programs for our youth, but today it means fighting for their access to technology and the internet.
Our organization is partnering with the National Urban Indian Family Coalition (NUIFC) on the first-ever national survey focusing on how the digital divide affects Native Americans living in urban population centers. The digital divide refers to the fact that 25% of households in America don’t currently have internet access. With so many resources available online, this is simply unacceptable.
Will you support our efforts by responding to a short survey? Please use the following link to take the survey and thank you for your participation and for all that you mean to our community..

 http://v2.decipherinc.com/survey/selfserve/1ff2/g134/180209

 

Youth Fundraiser
The Tribal Youth M.O.V.E. group of AIHFS is currently fundraising in hopes to attend the NICWA conference in Anchorage, AK. To fundraise, the group has been doing bottle drives, a food fundraiser, and a couple raffles. So far, the group has raised $1,800 of their $3,500 goal. The NICWA conference is coming up on April 15-18, so if you would like to donate bottles or money for the group, please contact us at (313) 846-3718 and ask for Elizabeth Kincaid. Also, below is a link to our AIHFS website donation page where you can donate through our agency PayPal account. Just make sure to click in the box that says “Donation to General or Specific program” and write Tribal Youth M.O.V.E. group trip in there.

http://aihfs.org/donate.html

 

Dramatic Reading
Thursday, March 22nd, at the University of Michigan Keene Theater there will be a dramatic reading of Gerald Vizenor’s 2006 epic poem:  Bear Island: The War at Sugar Point. This is a free event.

 

An Evening with Gerald Vizenor
Friday, March 23rd, 6:30pm to 8:00pm at the UMMA Museum Apse, 525 State st., Ann Arbor, MI. The Native American Studies at the University of Michigan warmly invites the public to the free lecture with a catered reception and book-signing to follow. Gerald Vizenor is Professor Emeritus of American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a citizen of the White Earth Nation in Minnesota, and has published more than thirty books including novels, literary criticism, cultural studies, and poetry.

 

U of M Pow Wow
March 24th and 25th at the Skyline High School, 2552 N Maple rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103

 

African and Native American Slavery Book
Friday, April 6th, 5:30pm at the University of Detroit Mercy, come hear renowned author and historian Tiya Miles discuss her latest book, The Dawn of Detroit: A Chronicle of Slavery and Freedom in the City of the Straights, which recovers the city’s early complicity in African and Native American slavery.

 

ASIST Workshop
April 9th and 10th, Sacred Bundle is holding an Applied Suicide Intervention Training (ASIST) workshop at the Double Tree Detroit-Dearborn Hotel. It follows up safeTALK and teaches people how to further communicate with people in suicidal crisis, safety plan, and more! For more info, please email Lauren Lockhart at LLockhart@aihfs.org  Registration is limited!

 

Johns Hopkins Course Offerings
The Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health is offering three Institute courses over a two-week period during Summer Institute 2018, at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland.

They are also offering a Public Health Training Certificate for American Indian Health Professionals. For more info here is their pdf (7MB):
Public Health Training Certificate for American Indian Health Professionals

 

Amazon Smile Donation
Did you know if you shop at Amazon that they will donate .5% of every purchase to AIHFS? Well, March 12th through 31st, they will triple that donation on your behalf! This only applies to a first time purchaser though. This is a great way to support our work as we continue to try to meet the needs of Native American families and other underserved communities in southeastern Michigan. For more info about the 3 X donation use this first link. To register and select AIHFS at the organization to receive your donations use the second link.

3 X info: https://www.amazon.com/gp/browse.html?node=17652706011&ref%5F=pe%5F732550%5F275250400&pldnSite=1

 

To register:  https://smile.amazon.com/ap/signin?_encoding=UTF8&openid.assoc_handle=amzn_smile&openid.claimed_id=http%3A%2F%2Fspecs.openid.net%2Fauth%2F2.0%2Fidentifier_select&openid.identity=http%3A%2F%2Fspecs.openid.net%2Fauth%2F2.0%2Fidentifier_select&openid.mode=checkid_setup&openid.ns=http%3A%2F%2Fspecs.openid.net%2Fauth%2F2.0&openid.ns.pape=http%3A%2F%2Fspecs.openid.net%2Fextensions%2Fpape%2F1.0&openid.pape.max_auth_age=0&openid.return_to=https%3A%2F%2Fsmile.amazon.com%2Fgp%2Fcharity%2Fhomepage.html%3Fie%3DUTF8%26ein%3D38-3081615%26newts%3D1%26ref_%3Dsmi_chpf_redirect%26ref_%3Dsmi_ext_ch_38-3081615_cl%26token%3Di1%252FnrGRHH%252FTri%252FhQph%252BRH0zUHFZREE%252FVWt27WuRL8xjZ7LjY%252BfqtzWAvRKICYyjfyLkxRnnj3Vq5Kvaun%252FQxVg%253D%253D

 

 

 

Announcements of March 8th

Youth Fundraiser
The Tribal Youth M.O.V.E. group of AIHFS is currently fundraising in hopes to attend the NICWA conference in Anchorage, AK. To fundraise, the group has been doing bottle drives, a food fundraiser, and a couple raffles. So far, the group has raised $1,800 of their $3,500 goal. The NICWA conference is coming up on April 15-18, so if you would like to donate bottles or money for the group, please contact us at (313) 846-3718 and ask for Elizabeth Kincaid. Also, below is a link to our AIHFS website donation page where you can donate through our agency PayPal account. Just make sure to click in the box that says “Donation to General or Specific program” and write Tribal Youth M.O.V.E. group trip in there.

http://aihfs.org/donate.html

 

Lido Pimienta Concert
Lido Pimienta is a Toronto-based interdisciplinary musician and artist-curator of Colombian and indigenous Wayuu descent. Her music draws from various styles including traditional indigenous, Afro-Colombian, contemporary synthpop and electronic. This will be Friday, March 9th, 6:30pm to 10pm at the Arab American National Museum, 13624 Michigan, Dearborn. Tickets are $15 for general public and $10 for AANM members.
For more info here is the link to their facebook event page.

https://www.facebook.com/events/108537749911843/

This is presented in partnership with American Indian Health & Family Services and we will have  some complimentary tickets. Please contact AIHFS’s Elizabeth Kincaid at 313-846-3718 for more info about tickets.

 

Detroit Pistons vs. Chicago Bulls
March 9th the Detroit Pistons take on the Chicago Bulls in a cancer awareness game!  Enjoy exclusive ticket pricing, a free t-shirt, the opportunity to take a complimentary free-throw shot after the game, a free ticket for survivors. Survivors will receive a complimentary ticket to the game when a companion ticket is purchased.  All American Cancer Society guests will receive a colon health awareness t-shirt and will be invited to participate in on court activities post game. Tickets for this game ($35, $55, and $80) are on sale now for the game against the Chicago Bulls. The American Cancer Society will receive $5 from the sale of each ticket.

 

Bear Forgiveness Bundle Teachings
Saturday, March 10th, from 12 noon to 2pm, Bea Jackson will conduct Bear Forgiveness Bundle Teachings here at AIHFS. This will be a potluck so bring your feast bundles. On April 29th everyone will carpool down to the river for the castaway ceremony. Bea Jackson will be giving the Teachings. (This is the rescheduled date for the one we cancelled due to snow March 1st)

 

Opioid Crisis Parent Forum
Tuesday, March 13th, 10am to 12 noon, at the Northeast Guidance Center there will be a parent forum to discuss how to be part of the solution to the opioid crisis. This is a free event presented by Family Alliance for Change, Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority, Southwest Solutions, and Connections. For more info, Debora Martinez or Saray Medina at 313-267-2675.

 

American Indian Festival
Saturday, April 28th, 12pm – 4pm, American Indian Communities Leadership Council will be presenting American Indian Festival in Algonac Mi at Algonac High School. Make sure to say hi to our AIHFS representatives who’ll be doing outreach there. This is a free event that is open to the public and there will be powwow dancing, American Indian crafts, and a food sale.

 

 

Announcements of March 2nd

Healthy Michigan Plan Update
Dearest AIHFS Community Members:
Do you have health insurance through the Healthy Michigan Plan? If so we’d like to remind you of an important upcoming date.
If you have coverage through the Healthy Michigan Plan, you must complete a Health Risk Assessment with your primary care provider by March 31, 2018, or you risk losing coverage on April 1, 2018.
A Health Risk Assessment might sound scary, but really it is a simple 1-2 page form to help guide your yearly physical with your primary care provider and a tool to help you and your doctor zero in on important health issues!
If you are unsure if you are a Healthy Michigan Plan recipient, contact the number on the back of your insurance card to ask your insurance company. We don’t want you to miss this deadline and lose coverage! To schedule your Health Risk Assessment or yearly physical with your AIHFS provider, contact our Front End reception staff at 313-846-6030.
We hope to help you on the Minobinmaadziwin or “journey to a good life!”

 

Native American vs. American Indian
Check out our latest AIHFS blog posting that addresses the question of “What do we prefer to be called, Native American or American Indian?”  To read the full blog posting use the following link:

https://aihfsdirector.wordpress.com/2018/03/01/native-american-or-american-indian/

 

Spring Pregnancy and Childbirth Class Series begins March 6
These classes are FREE for expecting parents and their partners and support people! This is a 6-week series and classes run every Tuesday from 12-2, starting March 6, 2018. 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.

 

Lido Pimienta Concert
Lido Pimienta is a Toronto-based interdisciplinary musician and artist-curator of Colombian and indigenous Wayuu descent. Her music draws from various styles including traditional indigenous, Afro-Colombian, contemporary synthpop and electronic. This will be Friday, March 9th, 6:30pm to 10pm at the Arab American National Museum, 13624 Michigan, Dearborn. Tickets are $15 for general public and $10 for AANM members.
For more info here is their facebook event page.

https://www.facebook.com/events/108537749911843/

This is presented in partnership with American Indian Health & Family Services and we will have availability of some complimentary tickets and we will also have some limited transportation available. Please contact AIHFS’s Elizabeth Kincaid at 313-846-3718 for more info about tickets and transportation.

 

Detroit Pistons vs. Chicago Bulls
March 9th the Detroit Pistons take on the Chicago Bulls in a cancer awareness game!  Enjoy exclusive ticket pricing, a free t-shirt, the opportunity to take a complimentary free-throw shot after the game, a free ticket for survivors. Survivors will receive a complimentary ticket to the game when a companion ticket is purchased.  All American Cancer Society guests will receive a colon health awareness t-shirt and will be invited to participate in on court activities post game. Tickets for this game ($35, $55, and $80) are on sale now for the game against the Chicago Bulls. The American Cancer Society will receive $5 from the sale of each ticket.

 

Community Advisory Council
Thursday, March 15th, 5:30pm-7:30pm, at AIHFS we will have Tonya Myers Phillips, Executive Director of the Southwest Detroit Community Justice Center, presenting about her organization.

 

An Evening with Gerald Vizenor
Friday, March 23rd, 6:30pm to 8:00pm at the UMMA Museum Apse, 525 State st., Ann Arbor, MI. The Native American Studies at the University of Michigan warmly invites the public to the free lecture with a catered reception and book-signing to follow. Gerald Vizenor is Professor Emeritus of American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a citizen of the White Earth Nation in Minnesota, and has published more than thirty books including novels, literary criticism, cultural studies, and poetry.

 

ANTHC Summer Research Internship
The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium’s clinical and research program is seeking an intern to assist with: statistical analysis, manuscript review and much more.  Application deadline is March 18th.

 

Announcements of February 22nd

safeTALK Training
Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 from 12pm-4pm AIHFS will have a FREE safeTALK workshop for the community. It is a 4-hour suicide alertness workshop that prepares anyone over the age of 15, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. To RSVP contact Darius Watkins at dwatkins@aihfs.org or call Darius at 313-846-3718 ext. 1203. All people ages 15-17 must have parent/guardian signature in order to participate in the free safeTALK workshop. If you or someone you know is possibly experiencing a suicidal crisis, please call 1-800-273-8255. It is open 24/7, 365 days a year.

 

Bear Forgiveness Bundle Teachings
Thursday, March 1st, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, Bea Jackson will conduct Bear Forgiveness Bundle Teachings here at AIHFS. This will be a potluck so bring your feast bundles. On April 29th everyone will carpool down to the river for the castaway ceremony. Bea Jackson will be giving the Teachings.

 

Dream Seekers March Calendar
Here is the March calendar for the AIHFS youth program, Dream Seekers. The Dream Seekers program is open to youth ages 8-17. For more info, Martha or Joe at 313-846-3718.

 

Detroit Community Health Visioning Kick-Off
Saturday, February 24th, at TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs, from 11am to 1pm, come discuss what a healthy Detroit means to you. There will also be gift card raffles, yoga, and health resources available. This is presented by the Detroit Health Department and community partners. AIHFS is one of the partners for this kick-off! RSVP to Bianca Lawrence at 313-590-1613 or DetroitCHA@detroitmi.gov

 

Lido Pimienta Concert
Lido Pimienta is a Toronto-based interdisciplinary musician and artist-curator of Colombian and indigenous Wayuu descent. Her music draws from various styles including traditional indigenous, Afro-Colombian, contemporary synthpop and electronic. This will be Friday, March 9th, 6:30pm to 10pm at the Arab American National Museum, 13624 Michigan, Dearborn. Tickets are $15 for general public and $10 for AANM members. For more info here is their facebook event page.

https://www.facebook.com/events/108537749911843/

This is presented in partnership with American Indian Health & Family Services and we will have availability of some complimentary tickets and we will also have some limited transportation available. Please contact AIHFS’s Elizabeth Kincaid at 313-846-3718 for more info about tickets and transportation.

 

Community Advisory Council
Thursday, March 15th, 5:30pm-7:30pm, at AIHFS we will have Tonya Myers Phillips, Executive Director of the Southwest Detroit Community Justice Center, presenting about her organization.

 

Peer Recovery Services CCAR Training
April 30th thru May 4th, the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) registration is limited to Peer Recovery Coaches. Some highlights of this training include learning the roles and functions of a recovery coach, and understanding the components, core values, and guiding principles of recovery.

 

Detroit Pistons vs. Chicago Bulls
March 9th the Detroit Pistons take on the Chicago Bulls in a cancer awareness game!  Enjoy exclusive ticket pricing, a free t-shirt, the opportunity to take a complimentary free-throw shot after the game, a free ticket for survivors. Survivors will receive a complimentary ticket to the game when a companion ticket is purchased.  All American Cancer Society guests will receive a colon health awareness t-shirt and will be invited to participate in on court activities post game. Tickets for this game ($35, $55, and $80) are on sale now for the game against the Chicago Bulls. The American Cancer Society will receive $5 from the sale of each ticket.

 

Scholarship Info
The Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI) Undergraduate Summer Internship provides an opportunity for three talented undergraduates to conduct research, to explore career possibilities in archives and special collections, and to learn about advanced training in Native American and Indigenous Studies and related fields.

 

We Exist
On December 26th, 2018, the Urban Indian Health Institute (UIHI) and TONL debuted “We Exist,” a modern and authentic selection of stock imagery featuring American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) peoples. “This is a unique set of stock photos because of its real-life portrayal of Native peoples today,” said Abigail Echo-Hawk, Director of UIHI. “Most photos have Native peoples framed in the past or in a stereotypical manner, but these are a stark contrast to that.”
Click this pdf link to read the rest of the press release: We Exist- Press Release