Announcements of September 8th


Anishinaabemowin Class
Friday, September 9, 5:30-7:30pm, everyone is welcome to come learn the language of the Anishinaabe, which is a language indigenous to Michigan. This will be a potluck with special guest, Alphonse Pitawanakwat. There will also be another class the following Friday, September 16, 5:30-7:30pm For more info, Christy or Keith, at 313-846-6030.
anishinaabemowin class

Back to School Support
The Youth Program Team at AIHFS has developed a Native American Educational Resource Guide to help give cultural support and guidance to students and teachers. This includes important background information about Michigan tribes and our urban Detroit community as well as tips and resources for teaching culturally appropriate material. Please share with youth and teachers. Miigwech! Here is the pdf:


Suicide Prevention Week
Our latest blog post features this topic. Here is the beginning of that article.
Here we are, easing out of summer and casting an eye toward fall and all it represents: Kiddoes back to school, cooler weather, stunning shows of color as the leaves change from luscious greens to their own brilliant hues. Soon, we’ll see the full Harvest Moon rising over the last of this year’s warm weather gardens.
Also arriving within the first few days of September is a day set aside internationally that brings our attention to supporting the lives of people around us who are thinking that life is no longer worth living.
Please click here to read the rest of the post on our agency blog.


Garden work days
We have two upcoming Garden Workdays – Friday 9/9, 10-12pm, and Wednesday 9/14, 5-7pm! We will be harvesting on Friday and could use some extra hands.


Childbirth Classes
Healthy Start is starting our fall series of Childbirth Classes at American Indian Health next week! Classes are Tuesday afternoons, 12-2pm, starting September 13 and running through October 25.  Lunch and activities for children will be provided. Any pregnant women and partners/support people are welcome to register by contacting Healthy Start at 313-846-6030 ext. 1300.


Job Posting
We have a part-time job opening for a WIC Competent Professional Authority here at AIHFS. For job description and how to apply click on this link:


Dream Seekers Youth Program After School Kickoff
Monday October 10th, 2016, 5-7pm @ AIHFS
Open to all youth ages 8-17 who want to have fun, learn about healthy lives free of alcohol and drugs, and learn about Native American cultures and the 7 Grandfather/Grandmother teachings. Youth group continues on Mondays and Tuesdays from 5-7pm throughout the school year. Parents/guardians must register youth and are encouraged to attend the kickoff event on October 10th. Call Martha or Joe at 313-846-3718 or email for more information.


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