Announcements of May 12th

Tribe to Tribe Blues Community Challenge
AIHFS is competing in the 2016 Tribe to Tribe Blues Community Challenge. Starting Saturday, May 7, 2016 and end date for recording is Friday, July 1, 2016. Award celebration at MIFO (Michigan Indian Family Olympics) Friday, July 22, 2016. For more info: We have been fortunate enough to place every year and your participation will help us place again this year. Please join our team! This pdf has step-by-step instructions on how to sign up. 
How to Sign-up
There is also a mobil app called Walking Works to help quickly and easily record your activity through your device. Here is a pdf with more info about that app.
Tribe to Tribe mobil app info

WIC Closure
WIC service at AIHFS will be closed Tuesday, May 17th. If you have any questions, please call Rosebud at 313-846-6030 or email

Focus Groups
Thursday, May 19, 5:30-7:30pm, we will be doing a community readiness assessment through focus groups. You must be 18 or older to participate in this group and you will receive a $20 gift card for you participation. Space is limited, please RSVP to John Marcus at 313-846-6030 or email:
5-19-16 CAC meeting which is a CRA focus groups

Keep Growing Detroit (KGD) Newsletter
The May 5th edition of the KGD newsletter is available here as a pdf. KGD exists to promote a food sovereign city where the majority of fruits and vegetables Detroiters consume are grown by residents within the city’s limits.
May 5 KGD newsletter

Free 2 Year Tuition
The city of Detroit has created the “Detroit Promise,” which is a permanent funding source to make sure Detroit students have access to a tuition-free, two-year community college education. For more info

What is a Native American?
Here is a link to a video produced by the University of Michigan and used as part of its Archives and Oral Histories course. It features footage of their experience of Chippewa cultural teachings.


Native American Youth Film Institute
July 17th through the 22nd, Michigan State University will be sponsoring a Native American Youth Film Institute. Selected students will receive training and hands-on experience with lighting, sound, storyboarding, shot design, special effects production and many other benefits! Applications are due by May 31st. For full details, read this pdf.
NA Youth Film Institute

Climate Justice Film
Thursday, May 26, the Detroit Film Theatre at the DIA will be showing This Changes Everything. The doors will open at 6pm with the film to begin at 7pm. The film is a documentary about climate change and communities around the world who are fighting for clean energy. It includes a focus on Native American communities in Alberta, Canada and Montana who are fighting tar sands and coal mining.   Click here for the pdf event flier: Climate Justice Film
Here is the movie trailer


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