Chair Exercise Routine
Working out for just 10 minutes a day can help strengthen your immune system, burn extra calories and elevate your mood for the entire day. Try out this routine below featuring participants from our chair exercise class here at AIHFS.
Eat Healthy, Be Active
This 6-week FREE cooking class started May 27th. Come learn tips for eating healthy on a budget and sample some really great food. Plus, for this specific class, participants that complete the series will receive a $50 gift card for groceries! Space is limited, so we ask that you register– contact Shiloh at (313)846-6030 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more info or to sign-up.
Attention Filmmakers and Digital Artists
New Frontier Native Forum at the Allied Media Conference in Detroit from June 18-19: https://2015-newfrontierdaylabnativeforum.splashthat.com/
The New Frontier Native Forum provides a space for Indigenous artists, activists and innovative media makers to have conversations and participate in working sessions around leveraging transmedia storytelling for social activism. Come share ideas, talk about works-in-progress, and envision new projects and campaigns.
Native Forum participants include: Bird Runningwater (Sundance Institute Native and Indigenous Program), Skawennati Fragnito (CyberPowWow and TimeTraveller), Eve-Lauryn LaFountain (Conversation Pieces: A Swan Song, NAWADINIWE), and the New Frontier and MIT presenters from the Day Lab. RSVP is recommended, the event is free!
Super-Fun: Dream Seekers Summer Youth Program Begins July 7th!
The Dream Seekers Summer Youth Program is a fun, culturally-based alcohol, drug, and suicide prevention program designed for Native American youth ages 8-17. We will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout July from 10am-3pm and create digital stories, play games, and travel on special trips including a tour of the Michigan football stadium in Ann Arbor and a visit to the high ropes course in Walled Lake. Lunches and snacks are provided. We can offer limited transportation for youth. Contact Martha and Joe to register, 313-846-6030. All parents and guardians are encouraged to attend the Summer Youth Program Open House on June 24th at AIHFS from 6-8pm to learn more about the program.
We are still looking for participants for AIHFS’ new Bemidji Area Leaders Acting for Change (BALAC) grant. 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.
If you still need to file your 2014 taxes and your income was under $60,000 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, 2015 for those who still need to file.
Michigan Indian Family Olympics AIHFS Team Members Needed
Friday, July 17, at Shepherd H.S., Shepherd, Michigan. This year AIHFS would like to send a team and if you need transportation we will have limited space available.
Focus Group for Healthcare Providers
AIHFS is hosting a discussion group for health care providers on June 30 , 6-8pm. Those eligible to participate include nurses, midwives, physicians, PAs, NPs, dentists, clinic providers, allied staff, Community Health Representatives, and home visitors that provide care to pregnant/postpartum women or infants. The main topics of discussion will be on maternal health and infant health/child care. Attendees will receive a $40.00 gift card after the discussion group as compensation for participation. For more information, please contact: Nina Eusani, email@example.com or 313-846-6030 ext. 1300.
Money Management Education
The North American Indian Association is holding a money management education workshop. Invest in yourself and your family by learning the best money management practices and how to make the most out of your income and financial resources. You will learn how to wisely work with your budget, grow your dollars, and make the best financial decisions to create abundance in just 3 Monday evenings. This is a FREE workshop series beginning Monday June 1 from 6-8 pm. You will earn a money management certificate and benefit from the latest information from community financial advisors from Michigan State University. You will receive personal attention to your needs, one-on-one consultation, as well as be eligible for future financial assistance and training opportunities. Please call Deanna at NAIA to register: (313) 535-2966.
Free Monday Movies
At the MSU Detroit Center, 3408 Woodward ave., will be a monthly gathering celebrating the connections between health, agriculture, food security, the economy, community and earth. This 2015 Movie Night series is a collaborative project supported by: American Indian Health and Family Services, Boggs Center, Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, Earthworks, Fender Bender, Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit, Keep Growing Detroit, NOW (local chapter), The Green Burial Council and The Greening of Detroit. Thanks to Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit for facilitation and to MSU-Office of the Vice President for Governmental Affairs for providing the venue.