Announcements of April 3rd, 2015

U of M Dance for Mother Earth Powwow
This weekend, April 4th and 5th, is the 43rd annual celebration of Native American culture. Look for us Saturday, the 4th. We will be doing agency outreach and having suicideTALKs which is an awareness exploration and a stigma busting conversation. For more info follow this link to their website.

Childbirth classes
Healthy Start’s spring Childbirth Class series starts next week at AIHFS!
Classes are FREE and are held on Wednesday evenings, 5:30-7:30pm, starting April 8 and running through May 13. Any pregnant women and partners/support people are welcome to register by contacting Healthy Start at 313-846-6030 ext. 1300.
childbirth class flyer April-May2015 eng

childbirth class flyer April-May2015 SPANISH

“Violence and Vulnerability” Social Justice Art Festival
The University of Michigan School of Social Work’s Social Justice Art Festival will be on Saturday, April 11 12-5pm. This year’s theme is “Violence and Vulnerability”, and we will showcase amazing art, performances, and media about Black lives matter, environmental justice, domestic violence, rape and sexual assault, global affairs, and queer issues, just to name a few. Snacks and drinks will be provided, and attendees can participate in interactive art activities and contests for prizes. The festival is free and open to the public. For more info go, see pdf flier, visit the website, or contact Neetha Mony ( for more details.
Violence and Vulnerability Social Justice Art Festivalpdf

Honor the Earth
April 14, Winona LaDuke, the Native American activist, environmentalist, economist, candidate and writer, known for her work on tribal land claims and preservation, will be speaking at Marygrove College.
4-14-15 Honor the EarthFlyer

AAIP 2015 National Native American Youth Initiative Application
The Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP) is accepting applications for the 17th National Native American Youth Initiative (NNAYI), which will be held on the George Washington University campus in Washington D.C., June 20-28, 2015.  American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) high school students, ages 16 – 18, who have an interest in the health field and/or biomedical research are encouraged to apply. For more info click here to go to their site.

Money Management Workshop
Do you wish to improve your financial situation? Would you like to know more about how to start or improve on your path to financial success?
NAIA is offering a Monday night workshop June 1, June 8, and June 15 from 6-8 p.m. (6 hours total). This workshop is FREE. Participants that complete all three workshops will receive a certificate of Money Management from MSU Extension and NAIA, as well as other benefits!
When individuals and families in our communities are financially healthy, it creates an environment for sustained community prosperity!
Give us a call to put your name on the class list! NAIA (313) 535-2966.

American Indian Festival
Saturday, May 2nd, American Indian Communities Leadership Council will be presenting American Indian Festival in Algonac Mi. This is open to the public and there will be powwow dancing, American Indian Crafts, and a food sale.
Algonac American Indian Festival

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