Announcements of August 18


Dream Seekers Youth Digital Storytelling

Tomorrow, August 19th, we will be hosting a Dream Seekers Youth Digital Storytelling Premiere from 6-8pm in the AIHFS Social Hall. This will give our youth who participated in the summer program an opportunity to share the digital stories they created. Please come and support them with your presence.
8-19-15 youth digital storytelling

Community Advisory Council
Thursday, August 20, 5:30-7:30pm, we will be having our monthly community advisory council meeting. This month we will have a representative from the Veteran’s Administration, Charles Lawrence. One of the talking points will be: Is the VA meeting the spiritual needs of Native Americans. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more info, John Marcus, 313-846-6030.
8-20-15 CAC meeting

American Indian Diabetes Summit
August 29, at the Ford community & performing arts center will be an American Indian Diabetes Summit. Some of the workshop topics will be: diabetes management, nutrition and fitness information and preventing medical complications. For more info call AIHFS 313-846-3718.
8-29-15 diabetes summit

Native American Heritage Day
September 26, across from the Nankin Mills interpretive center, 33175 Ann Arbor Trail, Westland, Mi. from 1-5pm. Join AIHFS as we help celebrate the  75th anniversary of one of our partners, the North American Indian Association, with Native American singing, dancing, craft items and food for sale. The cost is free and should be a great family event.
9-26-15 Nankin mills pow wow

World Suicide Prevention Day
Join us For World Suicide Prevention Day!
September 10th 4:00pm-7:00pm at AIHFS [4880 Lawndale, Detroit, 48210]
We will be having BBQ, Traditional crafts, Visual Arts- pop up mural painting, Open Mic [special poetry sharing from Youth United & Awkward Theory will be performing!].  We will also be breaking down stigma through activities with Youth United.  Use our Hashtags for the event #WSPD2015 and #HealingHelpers
Hope & Wellness Screenings will be offered- youth ages 10-24 get a $20 giftcard for participating.  Under 18’s don’t forget to bring your parents to sign consents! More Info/Questions- Contact Christy B. [ | 313-846-6030]
9-10-15 aihfs world suicide prevention day

Traditional Dinner Event
Join us on Sept. 18th at 6pm for our Decolonizing Our Diet: Healing Our Bodies, Healing Ourselves event as we discuss wellness and native foods and enjoy a traditional dinner. Also, help AIHFS determine the direction of our new grant focusing on food sovereignty and healthy food access. For more information, contact Shiloh at (313) 846-6030 or
9-18-15 Traditional Dinner Event

Native Agriculture & Food Systems Scholarships
First Nations Development Institute is accepting applications for its First Nations Native Agriculture & Food System program that aims to encourage more Native American college students to enter the agricultural sector in Native communities. For more info including how to apply, use this link:



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