Happy Indigenous Peoples’ Day!
Many communities across the Americas are celebrating today as Indigenous Peoples’ Day. In honor of that we at AIHFS ask you to acknowledge the ancestral ways of the peoples of the Americas because every day we do is a victory for culture, the ancestors and the future generations.
GM Foundation Grant Awarded
Special thanks to the Native American Affinity Group at GM for their application on our behalf to the GM foundation. This $5,000 foundation grant continues to support AIHFS’s wellness initiatives. Miigwetch (Thank you), GM Foundation & the Native American Affinity Group!
AIHFS has New Hours
Beginning this week, we have expanded hours of operation. On Thursdays, we will now be open 8:30am to 8:00pm! We will still have late start Wednesdays, 11:00am to 8:00pm. Monday, Tuesday and Friday we are open 8:30 to 5:30pm.
Traditional Teachings with Liz Akiwenzie
Sunday, October 23, 10am-2pm, Liz Akiwenzie will discuss healing from the loss of relationships due to death, break up, job loss or other forms of loss. There will also be a letting go ceremony. For more info contact Keith Dayson, 313-846-6030.
AIHFS Trunk-or-Treat Halloween Celebration
Tuesday, October 25, is our annual Halloween celebration from 5-8pm. The celebration will be held in our parking lot where vehicle trunks are decorated for family fun, activities and healthy treats. For more info, including registering your vehicle, call Mary Alice, 313-846-6030.
Fall Back Friday
Friday, October 28, we will have a Halloween celebration for 18 to 24 year olds with a DJ and dancing! There will also be a craft, lots of food and Halloween/fall themed snacks! There will be a movie theater in the basement playing Throwback Halloween Movies. We welcome and encourage costumes/Halloween attire. For more info, Christy B. at 313-846-6030 or firstname.lastname@example.org This is a kick-off event brought by the MSPI Program (focused on substance abuse prevention, suicide prevention and cultural identity for youth and young adults) at AIHFS. It is a part of the Weneniiganzejik Youth Leadership Project. For more info call Christy B. 313-846-6030
AIHFS Diabetes Classes
Beginning November 3rd you can learn to manage your diabetes by caring for the whole person. This is a 12 week class held here at AIHFS that will cover the ABC’s of Diabetes, blood sugar monitoring, healthy recipe demos and more. For questions or to register, contact Shiloh or Julie at 313-846-6030.
Holiday Meal Wish List
Holidays are a time of family, food and generosity. Some of the families that use our services could use help with their holiday meal. To help them out we have created a holiday meal wish list of the following items below. For more info contact Keith Dayson or Shelly Nimocks-Hinshaw 313-846-6030.
- Green Beans
- Cream of Mushroom Soup
- Stove Top Stuffing
- Mashed Potato Flakes
- French’s Fried Onions
- Jiffy Mix
- Jell-O/ Pudding Mix
Celebrating Africa and Her Diaspora
For $25 you can join Just Food Detroit and ROC United in a fundraiser to be held on Indigenous Peoples’ Day, October 10, from 5pm to 9pm.