Announcements of December 9th

MI Healthy Mind
If you’re driving through the northern suburbs, look for AIHFS’ Keith Dayson up on the billboards at I-75, south of 13 mile rd. and another at I-275 near Plymouth rd! Be sure to catch the show they are promoting which is MI Healthy Mind, this Sunday at 12 noon on channel 20. Besides Keith being on the show, it will also feature from AIHFS, Ashley Tuomi and Glenn Wilson. From our Traditional Teachers Advisory Council, look for Jerry Cleland.

Community Lodge
In the evening of Dec. 16, Friday, we will be having a community sweat lodge. The conductor will be Tony Davis of the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians. Fire & Teachings start around 5pm. We will go in around 7pm. Please remember these times are approximate. 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, please contact Nickole Fox or Keith Dayson, 313-846-6030.


Coat Giveaway
Sunday, Dec 18, Leaders Advancing and Helping Communities (LAHC), in partnership with Midwest Recycling, will be giving away coats (gently used, first come, first served) to income eligible families. The event will take place at the LAHC community center located at: 4337 Maple St. in Dearborn.

Winter Accessory Giveaway
Wednesday, Dec. 21st, residents of Oakland, Wayne and Macomb counties can stop by the Southfield Parks and Recreation Building to receive a winter hat, a pair of winter gloves, a pair of socks and one headband.

Winter Solstice
Wednesday, Dec. 21st, we will be having our annual winter solstice celebration at the University of Michigan-Dearborn Campus. The address for the University is 4901 Evergreen Rd, Dearborn, MI 48128. The Building info is: University Center, Kochoff Hall, 1133 University Center, Dearborn, Michigan. (once you get on campus you can look for signs to the University Center/Kochoff Hall)
This year’s feast will feature foods grown in the AIHFS garden. There will also be a giveaway. Everyone is welcome to bring a new, homemade or gently used item to contribute! Donations are welcome to help cover event. Please bring your feast bundles! (plate, bowl, cup, utensils)
~Event sponsored by~
University of Michigan, Dearborn
American Indian Health & Family Services
Southeastern Michigan Indians Inc.
For more info, call Nickole Fox 313-846-3718 x1400

Blog Posting
Our latest blog posting is titled One Small Step to Improve the Health of our Planet. It is by a former AIHFS Dream Seeker, Jacquelene Hollier Jackson. Here is an excerpt. “Through the values I’ve learned at home and at AIHFS as a former Dream Seeker, I think that caring for the planet is so important, so, before you throw something away try to think of another use for it! I grew up with my big Muscogee Creek/African American family in Detroit…”  Click here to go to our blog and read the entire posting:

Urban Roots is a nine-week course, beginning February 4th, designed to support community leaders in establishing or expanding thriving community gardens in the city.  Applications are due January 20th! Since 2005, nearly 400 community leaders have participated in Urban Roots, building their skills as growers, organizers and using this experience to establish and maintain thriving urban gardens and farms in the city. For more info, see the following pdf application at their website:



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