Announcements of February 13th


Wednesday, February 15th, here at AIHFS we will have a safeTALK training. The safeTALK program is a half-day program where you will learn to identify people who may have thoughts of suicide and how to help them. It is open to anyone 15 or older, regardless of experience.


Community Advisory Council
Thursday, February 16th, 5:30pm-7:30pm, is our monthly community advisory council meeting featuring different departments or programs. This month we will follow up with National Heart Awareness materials produced after last month’s recommendations and seek input on our agency blog. Everyone is welcome. For more info John Marcus email: or ph. 313-846-6030.


Ojibwe Language Class
Friday, February 17th, 5:30pm-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. For more info, Christy or Keith, at 313-846-6030.


Sacred Roots Reaches Out To The World
This year AIHFS’s Sacred Roots team was invited to help represent Detroit and the new Turtle Island Association of Slow Food at the conference held in September in Turin, Italy. To read more about this experience, click this link to go to our blog.


According to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) American Indian communities are at a risk for overlooking the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). The EITC is for working people who earn less than $53,505 (in 2016) and meet certain eligibility requirements. Many individuals and families do not claim the credit because they may think they are ineligible or do not know about the credit. To see if you qualify use the EITC Assistant on the IRS website.


Community Gardener Training
Keep Growing Detroit, one of AIHFS’s long time partners, is seeking support for the Urban Roots Community Gardener Training Program.  This program has been supported and attended by AIHFS since 2005 and we value its impact on food access, knowledge and community building.  Please consider supporting the 16 community members seeking scholarships:


Women-only Veterans’ STAND DOWN
February 23rd, 10am to 2pm, at Piquette Square, 6221 Brush st., Detroit, MI, there will be on-site access for female veterans to many services and opportunities.


Border Latino and American Indian Summer Exposure to Research (BLAISER) is strongly committed to attract students that represent the diverse population to biomedical research, expose them and make them sensitive to the health disparities of southern Arizona and the border region. This cutting edge 10-week, undergraduate research experience provides an extraordinary laboratory training opportunity, pairing junior and senior level student-scholars with preeminent University of Arizona health sciences researchers. This is a premier research experience for undergraduate students from underrepresented backgrounds arming them with skills to make them competitive and successful in their pursuit of post-secondary education and research. The deadline for this program application is February 24, 2017.
For more info :


An Evening with Joy Harjo
Friday, March 10th, 6pm – 7:30pm, Joy Harjo will be at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Joy Harjo is an internationally known poet, writer, and performer of the Mvskoke Creek nation. Thanks to a generous offer from University of Michigan there will be transportation from AIHFS to Ann Arbor. Watch for more details.


Native American Critical Issues Conference
March 23rd -25th at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan will be this year’s conference. This year’s theme will be Rebuilding Traditional Knowledge Systems. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Malia Villegas.




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