This Thursday & Friday, September 22nd and 23rd, both administration and all other regular services of American Indian Health & Family Services will be closed for training. We will resume all regular business again on Monday, September 26.
Fundraiser For Standing Rock
Friday, September 23, from 6pm – 9pm, we will be having a special fundraiser for the Standing Rock Sioux of North Dakota. In an effort to protect water and sacred places, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North Dakota is facing a long struggle. They have asked for support in their struggle. As a result, thousands of Native Americans and Non-Native Americans have gone to camps there set up to show support. Here is an opportunity for those of us that can’t attend, but would like to support their cause, by having this fundraiser with the proceeds going to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s struggle. We will be selling Native American food such as Indian Tacos and Fry Bread. For more info, call Keith Dayson 313-846-6030
AIHFS Pow Wow Pictures
Have you seen our Pow wow pictures, taken by Tara Zapinski on August 27, that were uploaded to Facebook? If not, use this link:
If you like Tara’s work you can find more of it at this link: https://m.facebook.com/mtpadmin/
AIHFS Pow Wow Video
Here is the grand entry we had at our annual pow wow and health fair held August 27th at Romanowski Park.
We are looking for an Office Coordinator for our clinic frontend here at AIHFS. For more info, including how to apply, follow this link to our employment webpage: http://www.aihfs.org/employment.html
Filmmaking Opportunity For Young Women
The Arab American National Museum is pleased to announce a wonderful opportunity for young women at our museum this fall starting in October! They are proud to present their newest FREE arts program, Reel Stories: Empowering Young Women through the Art of Filmmaking. Reel Stores is a Museums Connect project, an initiative of the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and a joint program with the Palestinian Heritage Museum in East Jerusalem.
The program will bring together 40 young women who are interested in film making, 20 from metro Detroit and 20 from East Jerusalem. Participants will learn the art of film making, through a 20-week intensive program that includes technical skill-building in film production, facilitated dialogues on identity and gender empowerment, and participation in an immersive cultural exchange via social media and public programming.
Reel Stories will be lead by experienced local and international film makers and editors, and will entail the production two short films by students. The program will culminate in a series of public film screenings and an exhibition at the Arab American National Museum and in East Jerusalem at the Palestinian Heritage Museum.
We will select 20 young women ages 14 to 17 to participate in this competitive program through a rigorous online application. Application deadline is Mon, Oct. 3 at 5:00PM. Help us in circulating this announcement to those who would be interested. For complete details follow this link: http://www.arabamericanmuseum.org/reel-stories
Community Sweat Lodge
Sunday, November 6, we will be having a community sweat lodge here at AIHFS. The conductor will be Tony Davis of the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa. Women should bring a long comfortable skirt, modest comfortable top (such as a t-shirt) and a towel. Men should bring shorts and a towel. If you would like to bring a dish to share for the small feast afterwards, please do!
For more info, including starting time, 313-846-6030
2015 Tax Help
If you still need to file your 2015 taxes and your income was under $62,000 you can complete your taxes for free at by clicking the MyFreeTaxes icon on the AIHFS website. Even though the tax deadline has passed, this free service is still running through October 15, 2016 for those who still need to file.