Announcements of February 12th

Native American Cuisine Night
Tonight, February 12, in Lansing there will be a fundraiser hosted by the Lansing School District Native American Program and the Native American Parent Advisory Committee. For more info click on this pdf: Native American Cuisine

Agency Closure
Monday, February 15th, AIHFS will be closed for all services due to President’s Day.  Please plan accordingly. All regular services will resume the following day.

Flint Water Donation Video
In January AIHFS staff initiated donations to take up to the people of Flint to help with their water crisis. We made a video about the trip and dedicated it to the people of Flint and everyone else who doesn’t have access to clean, affordable water. It includes commentary from community member and Native American Elder, Jessie Collins (Cherokee/Saponi).

Food Sovereignty Newsletter
The February AIHFS Food Sovereignty Newsletter is now available. Click the following for the pdf: February Food Sovereignty News Letter

Community Advisory Council
February 18, will be our monthly community advisory council meeting. This month we will have a Talking Circle. Everyone is welcome. For more info, John Marcus, 313-846-6030.

Healthy Start Playgroup
Parents and young children are welcome to join us for our February playgroup on Friday, February 19, from 11am-1:30pm. We will be making fun Valentine’s day crafts, having parent circle time, eating yummy food, and of course playing! Please call the Healthy Start office, 313-846-6030, for more information.
12-11-15 Playgroup Winter 2015-2016

Transportation to N. Scott Momaday Evening
Thanks to a generous offer from University of Michigan there will be transportation, Friday, March 11, 2016, from AIHFS to Ann Arbor, University of Michigan, Michigan League Ballroom to hear a lecture with a reception for Pulitzer prize-winning novelist, Native American scholar, and poet, N. Scott Momaday. We will leave at 4:45pm and return at 9:30pm. RSVP to John Marcus:
transport to n. scott momaday page 1transport to n. scott momaday page 2

Here at AIHFS, we want to celebrate the importance of dads in our community. We would love to welcome all men who play a role in a child’s life – such as grandfathers, uncles, mentors, and more – to fill out this quick survey about events for men and children in our community. Your opinions are greatly appreciated!

Basket Making Workshop
March 25, 5:30-8:30pm, we will be having a basket making workshop taught by Lauren Hollier and Lana Hardin. Limited space, please RSVP to Christy Bieber, 313-846-6030.
3-25-16 basket making workshop

Milan  Powwow
April 9, the Native American community at FCI Milan federal prison will be holding their spring 2016 pow wow. They are seeking volunteer dancers and drum to participate. Be advised that everyone is required to fill out the national crime information center form in order to attend. For more info contact, Eric Cox, 734-358-0688.
Milan 2016 Pow-Wow

Trevor Project Trainings
April 29 and 29, AIHFS is sponsoring 3 workshops by the Trevor Project: 1 is for youth and 2 are for adults. These trainings are related to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and two-spirit people lifestyle and their allies.
Trevor Project Trainings

Great Lakes Resources
Have you been to the Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission website? They have some really nice resource materials available for download such as posters about drumming, a kid’s activity booklet, CD’s and books focused on the Ojibwe lifestyle. Their site is here:

Native Youth Artwork
The CAIFC’s Living a Good Life Native Youth Art Project 2016 invites you to join us at the Artspeak Gallery. Check out the artistic creations made by our talented Native youth. The kids were asked to create artwork that depicted Living a Good Life! Local native youth submitted impressive, thought provoking pieces. Come join us at the open reception. Everyone welcome! Get your free tickets at Eventbrite:

Men’s Talking Circle
Mondays from 11am to 1pm. It is meant to provide a safe haven for men wishing to share and discuss life’s challenges as well as life’s many joys. For more info contact Shelly Nimocks-Hinshaw 313-846-6030.



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