Announcements of July 6th


Baby Celebration
Healthy Start/Family Spirit is holding our annual Baby Celebration on Wednesday, July 8, from 5:30-7:30. This is a fun event for the whole community including dinner, family-friendly activities, and raffle prizes, to celebrate all of the children and parents who have participated in Healthy Start/Family Spirit this year. Everyone is welcome!
Baby Celebration 2015 Flyer

Fresh Food Share
Fresh Food Share is an easy, low-cost way to get your fruits and veggies. Through Gleaner’s, the program sources produce and will deliver your order to AIHFS for you to pick-up. Fresh Food Share orders need to be in by close of business on Friday July 10thFor more info click this link.  


Teaching About Mexica Moondance
Friday, July 10, 7:15-9:pm, please help us welcome two ceremonial elders from Mexico, Abuela Jovita Embarcadero Constantino and Maria Elena Diaz Mariaca.  They will be joining us for a teaching to be held here at AIHFS about the Mexica Moondance Ceremony also called la Danza de la Luna. Refreshments will be provided. For more info please contact Sandra Gonzales at 313-938-6323.


Native Music: Spirits Rising @ The Concert of Colors July 11th
Spirits Rising is the new dynamic musical duo of Native American singers and songwriters Allison Radell (Powhatan) and Joe Reilly (Cherokee). Incorporating elements of jazz, folk, blues, hip-hop, rock, and traditional Native American music, Spirits Rising shares songs from the heart that inspire and uplift. Joe and Allison are thrilled to return to the Concert of Colors and will be joined by Marion Hayden (bass), Gayelynn Mckinney (drums), Mark Stone (percussion), Lesley-Anne Stone (vocals) and traditional Anishnaabe dancers. Saturday July 11th, 2pm, Max M. Fisher Music Center, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit. This is a free event.
Concert of Colors Poster


Mexica Moondance
Beginning Tuesday, July 14 through Sunday, July 19, in Clio, Michigan will be the Danza de la Luna 2015 (Mexica Moondance). Campsites are $10 a night which includes meals.
Mexica Moondance


Community Advisory Council
Thursday, July 16, from 5:30-7:30pm we will be holding our monthly meeting. AIHFS is currently searching for a new facility and we want your input! A new space will provide many opportunities and we would like for you to be a part of the discussion. Everyone is welcome.

7-16-15 Community Advisory Council

Unable to attend the meeting?
As an organization, AIHFS is looking to move to a new location. We have been growing for many years and our current space can no longer provide enough space for AIHFS events and services. We want your input about the move! Please use the link below to take a survey. This survey will provide us with insight into the needs of our clients and the greater community. Thank you!
Participants are entered into a raffle! Four winners will receive $25 gift cards and one will receive the grand prize of a Pendleton blanket!
If you have any further questions, you can contact for further information.


Nutrition & Fitness Video
Eat a rainbow for health! Find out what this means by watching our latest nutrition and fitness video.


APHA Scholarship
October 31-November 4, the American Public Health Association (APHA) will have their annual meeting that addresses current and emerging health science, policy, and practice issues in an effort to prevent disease and promote health.  In addition it provides numerous opportunities to learn about public health careers, research careers and to network with American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian health professional role models and elders. For more info about the conference and scholarship, click this link to go to their website.


Interprofessional Team Home Visit Program
This program introduces Wayne State University’s medical, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, pharmacy, and social work students to team care for older adults. If you are interested in having a team come to your home for a visit, see the description and application below.
Description Interprofessional Team Home Visit Programapplication Interprofessional team home visit program


New Detroit Multicultural Leadership Series
This experience highlights the history, culture and socio-economics of the following communities of color: African American, Arab, Asian, Chaldean, Latino and Native American. The series builds cultural competency and provides a foundation for strengthening cross cultural relationships. New Detroit’s Multicultural Leadership Series is now in its’ 19th year.
Tuition: $1,000, plus $25 for the recognition ceremony.
DEADLINE for applications are due by Friday, July 31, 2015.
Apply for New Detroit’s Multicultural Leadership Series HERE
The following video links from Channel 7 Action News highlight the orientation session held at the Michigan State University Detroit Center on Woodward Avenue in Midtown, and the Chaldean session held at Shenandoah in West Bloomfield.


NAIA Summer Art Class
Wednesdays in July at the North American Indian Association there will be celebrations of art.
NAIA Summer Art Class 2015



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