Community Advisory Council Meeting
Thursday, March 16th, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, we will have our monthly community advisory council meeting. This month Shiloh Maples will be presenting info related to March being National Nutrition month. For more info call John Marcus, 313-846-6030.
Healthy Start Playgroup
Families with young children are invited to join us for our March playgroup on Friday, March 17 from 11am-1:30pm. We will be making homemade playdough, eating yummy food, and of course playing! For more information please contact the Healthy Start office.
Hand Drum Making Workshop
We are planning a hand drum making workshop. We currently have 7 spots left. The date has not yet been set. To sign up or request more info, please contact Keith Dayson at 313-846-3718 ext.1006
Survey For Youth
Calling all Native American Youth ages 12-18 in Southeast Michigan! American Indian Health (AIHFS) is doing a survey to hear from youth like you about topics important to you. The survey has questions about your health, lifestyle, and habits. If you complete the survey you will get a $10 gift card! Your answers to the survey are very important! They will tell us what young people are doing that may affect their health and help us decide how to help youth be healthy and successful. We want to hear from you! Your answers to the survey will be confidential, which means no one will know how you answered the questions. Here is the link to the survey: https://qaz1.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cXXS2aIUf1DoiEZ
Reducing Alcohol-Exposed Pregnancies
AIHFS, in conjunction with Denver Public Health, University of Wisconsin, and Intertribal Council of Michigan, is pleased to offer a free 2-day training, “Reducing Alcohol-Exposed Pregnancies Using Evidence-Based Brief Counseling.” Participants will have the opportunity to learn the basics about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, Motivational Interviewing, and Alcohol Screening and Brief Interventions. MCBAP hours are being offered. To register, e-mail Aimee at email@example.com.
Michigan in 1817
April 4, at the University of Michigan, William Clements library, Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery Room, 4:00-5:30pm, there will be a lecture called “At the Cutting Edge: Michigan in 1817.” Brian Dunnigan will describe what the territory of Michigan was like when U-M first opened its doors to scholars. Using images of original maps, art, architecture, and letters from the amazing collections at the Clements Library, he will transport you back to the Michigan of 200 years ago. This event is free and open to the public. For any questions, please email Anne Bennington-Helber at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mapping the Great Lakes in the 17th Century
April 18, at the University of Michigan, William Clements library, Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery Room, 6:00-7:30pm, there will be a lecture called “Mapping the Great Lakes in the 17th Century.” Join Jean-François Palomino as he discusses early French mapping of the Great Lakes region and two noted cartographers who played seminal roles in introducing the Great Lakes to Europeans. A Michigan Map Society Lecture. This event is free and open to the public. For any questions, please email Anne Bennington-Helber at email@example.com.
Thundersticks: Firearms and the Violent Transformation of Native America
April 20, at the University of Michigan, William Clements library, Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery Room, 4:00-5:30pm, there will be a lecture called “Thundersticks: Firearms and the Violent Transformation of Native America.” The adoption of firearms by American Indians between the 17th and 19th centuries marked a turning point in the history of North America’s indigenous peoples. Author David Silverman will discuss this profound “cultural earthquake” and its impact with special focus on Pontiac’s War. Books will be available for purchase. This event is free and open to the public. For any questions, please email Anne Bennington-Helber at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seeking Future Teachers
The Indigenous Teacher Education Project has extended the deadline to March 31st for application to an Indigenous preservice teachers in the University of Arizona’s Elementary Education Program, with a focus on Indigenous Education.