Announcements of October 3rd

Fundraiser For Standing Rock Update
We are humbled and appreciative that the total amount raised at our September 23rd Fundraiser for the Standing Rock Sioux was $2,298.00 Thanks again for everyone that came out that night!

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We’d also like to say a special thank you to the following AIHFS staff and community members that volunteered their time to make this happen.

Keith Dayson; Sarah Brant; Chantel Henry; Nickole Fox; Jamie Alvord; Shelly Nimocks-Hinshaw; Karen Marshall; John Marcus; D’Arcy Hearn; Carmen Mendoza-King; Jacquelene Hollier-Jackson

-Community Members-
Kirk Schuyler; Dave Huizenga; Connie Pashenee; Jeremy Royer; Nancy Walker; Chloe Brown; Jeff Winchester; Emily Warren

The raffle winners from that night were as follows:
Angela Sedoskey won the baby Pendleton.
Lance Montour won the 50/50 drawing.
Marc Roland and his family won a painting and a quilt.

Last, but not least, we would like to give a special thanks to Jerry Cleland and his son Wayne for the pipe ceremony used to help carry those prayers where they needed to go.


Focus on Child Passenger Safety
Our latest blog posting, written by Carmen Mendoza King, focuses on child passenger safety. Here is part of it.
National Child Passenger Safety Week was Sunday, September 18th through Saturday, September 24th. The Week wrapped up on September 24th with National Seat Check Saturday—a call to action encouraging parents, other caretakers, and anyone responsible for driving with children to make sure that appropriate seating is being used when driving motorized vehicles. Taking the time to learn about child passenger safety is an opportunity to refresh knowledge on practical steps that may prevent motorized vehicle related injuries and fatalities among children. Please click here to go to our agency blog to read the rest of the article.


Women’s Society Kick-off
Join us October 8, from 1pm to 4pm, for the Women’s Society Kick-off luncheon. For more info, Shelly Hinshaw 313-846-6030.

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.

Suicide to Hope
AIHFS presents suicide to HOPE, a workshop that helps equip caregivers to support people who have survived a suicide crisis and are on the road to recovery. The workshop will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, October 17 in the Thurman Bear Basement of AIHFS, and CEUs may be available. Trainer Anne Kramer presents the first suicide to HOPE workshop in Michigan here at AIHFS! Audience is limited to 24 people. To register or for more information, please contact Karen Marshall before Thursday, October 13 at or (313) 846-6030, ext. 1404. The workshop is free, and includes a light breakfast and lunch. Click this pdf for more info:


Youth Sweat Lodge
Saturday, November 5, we will be having a youth sweat lodge. The sweat lodge conductor will be Tony Davis, of the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians. For more info including starting time, contact Martha, 313-846-6030.


Community Sweat Lodge
Sunday, November 6, we will be having a community sweat lodge here at AIHFS. The conductor will be Tony Davis of the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa. Women should bring a long comfortable skirt, modest comfortable top (such as a t-shirt) and a towel. Men should bring shorts and a towel. If you would like to bring a dish to share for the small feast afterwards, please do! For more info, including starting time, please contact Keith Dayson, 313-846-6030 or email:




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