Announcements of May 22

Community Sweat Lodge
Tomorrow, Saturday, May 23, we will be having a community sweat lodge. The conductor will be Tony Davis of the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa. The fire will start around 10am and the community will enter the lodge around noon. For more info, Nickole Fox, 313-846-6030 or email:

Drum Social and Round Dance
We are hosting a Father’s Day Drum Social and Round Dance on Friday, May 29th from 6-8 pm here at the center. Everyone is invited to celebrate all of the wonderful dads, grandfathers, uncles, and male role models in our community. All are welcome, not just dads.Drum social and round dance

Models Wanted
We are seeking Native American parents and their children (of all ages) to be in a FUN and professional PHOTO SHOOT for a media campaign promoting Native American health in Michigan. The selected models will be featured on posters and advertisements promoting physical activity. Seeking mothers and fathers with their daughters or sons. All ages are encouraged to apply! No experience is necessary. Pay is $200/model for a one day shoot. TO APPLY, send a current photograph of you and your children together, along with individual full body pictures and headshots of each of you. Please also include your contact info, and a few sentences about why this interests you. Apply by June 5th, 2015 For more information, and to submit your materials, email:

Medicine Walk
June 6, come join us as Beth Moody leads us in a Medicine Walk in front of our facility. Learn the identification and uses of the Traditional Herbal Medicines that surround us. We will also have an Herbal Tea tasting after the walk. Contact Chantel Henry @ (313) 846-6030 for more information.

Native Youth Summer Camp
Are you in Middle School or know someone in middle school? There is a GREAT camp for Native youth going on this summer- Camp Kinomaage. They need to fill their camp by June 1st or it will be cancelled! The camp runs from June 21-26 at the UM Biological Station in Pellston. For more info and application, click this pdf: Camp Kinomaage


#MIKidsCan Tribe to Tribe Marathon
Here’s how it works. Tribal youth ages 6-17 can run or walk the first 25.2 miles of a marathon during the 9 weeks the Blues Community Challenge is underway. Then, if you are attending the Michigan Indian Family Olympics in Shepherd, MI on Friday, July 17, all marathon kids will run their final mile together during the Family Olympics. For registration and an activity log see the WordPress version. Contact Chantel Henry @ (313) 846-6030 for more information.

Youth Urban Agriculture Apprenticeship
Keep Growing Detroit is excited to announce that we are looking for good candidates for our inaugural Youth Urban Agriculture Apprenticeship – a PAID SUMMER JOB FOR YOUTH. Young people between the ages of 16-20 will be working alongside our staff at the Plum St. Market Garden while learning about farming and food, and gaining valuable real-world work experience. The Youth Urban Agriculture Apprenticeship runs Tuesday-Friday from July 7th through August 14th, including a pre-orientation on June 15th and 16th.
Youth Apprenticeship

BALAC Survey
We are still looking for participants for AIHFS’ new Bemidji Area Leaders Acting for Change (BALAC) grant. We are completing a community needs assessment throughout the month of May. The data from that survey will inform our staff and community members about the strengths and needs of the community—which will then be used to develop our project for the next 4 years of the grant. Please see the BALAC press release for more information. If you are 18yrs old, live in AIHFS service area, and would like to take the survey,  then please call Shiloh at 313-846-6030 ext.1401. Survey participants will receive a $20 Target gift card.

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