Announcements of August 26th


AIHFS Pow Wow and Health Fair
Saturday, August 27, 12pm to 5pm, we will have our annual pow wow and health fair! The event will be open to the public beginning at 11am, which is when we will also have a Wellness Walk around the perimeter of Romanowski Park. Our host drum will be Southern Straight and we are open to all dancers. We will have Native American arts and crafts, as well as Native food available for purchase. This is a free event and we are recommending you bring your lawn chairs so you’ll be able to watch all the dancing in comfort. This year’s pow wow will be at Romanowski Park which is right around the corner from our agency. For general information, email Thurman Bear at For vendor information, contact Casey Brant at You can also reach either person at 313-846-6030 This is a drug and alcohol free event. See you at the Pow Wow in the D!
pow wow flyer 2016


What is a pow wow?
Find out what it means to AIHFS’ Communications Specialist, John Marcus, by going to our AIHFS blog found here:


All Physical Activities at AIHFS are cancelled from 8/29/2016 to 9/6/2016. Classes will resume 9/7/2016. Here is the September fitness calendar.
September 2016 fitness calendar

Michigan Indian Day Event
Friday, September 23, Michigan State University School of Social Work will have a 2 hour lecture focusing on the devastating effects of generational poverty in Native American communities. This pervasive poverty has far reaching consequences in many areas, including health, education, substance abuse, and self–sufficiency. The Zoongaadiziwin program seeks to assess the multiple factors associated with challenges of individual and families and provide a sustainable and multi-generational therapeutic intervention. For more info including event description and registration info see the following pdf documents.
MSU Mi Indian Day lecture info

MSU lecture Policies Procedures Registration


Native American Political Leadership Program
The Richard M. Milanovich Fellowship began in 2015 as a partnership between The George Washington University and the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians with two goals in mind: to prepare the next generation of leaders in Indian County, and to honor and preserve the legacy of service and leadership of the late Tribal Chairman Richard M. Milanovich. For more info click this link below.


Suicide Prevention Conference
Child welfare workers and foster parents are invited to attend the second annual Michigan Suicide Prevention Conference Aug. 30 at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center in East Lansing. The Office of Family Advocate and the Office of Workforce Development and Training are hosting the event, which is designed to provide child welfare workers and foster parents strategies in preventing suicide among young people.
Attendees will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of workshops specifically related to suicide prevention.  Workers can register themselves and/or a foster parent.
This year, attendees will receive safeTALK suicide alertness certification.  For more information about safeTALK, visit
Questions should be directed to the Office of Family Advocate at Child welfare workers and foster parents are invited to attend the second annual Michigan Suicide Prevention Conference Aug. 30 at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center in East Lansing.


Suicide Prevention Walk
September 7, there will be a walk to support suicide prevention in Manistee, Michigan.
9-7-16 manistee suicide prevention walk


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