American Indian Health and Family Services (Detroit, MI) is currently hiring for the Program Coordinator Position for our MSPI, Weneniiganzejik: The Future Leaders Project. The Program Coordinator works directly with the project team to provide support, assistance and leadership for carrying out multiple components of the Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Initiative, including promoting positive youth development, increasing family engagement, and increasing access to culturally appropriate prevention activities with the goal of reducing drug use and suicide among Native American youth in Southeastern Michigan. For more information, see the job posting on our website. http://www.aihfs.org/employment.html
American Indian Festival
Saturday, April 29th, American Indian Communities Leadership Council will be presenting American Indian Festival in Algonac Mi. Make sure to say hi to our AIHFS representatives who’ll be doing outreach there. This is a free event that is open to the public and there will be powwow dancing, American Indian crafts, and a food sale.
Check out our latest newsletter, with information about oral cancer awareness, our community advisory council, childbirth classes, a story by our behavioral health director, a recap of the youth program’s family night and more! Use this link to view the online version.
Or, if you want to download it(10MB), use this link,AIHFS April 2017 Newsletter FINAL(2)
Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day Walk & Rally
Thursday, May 4th, from 4pm to 7pm at Claude Allison Park in Redford, Mich., join Youth United as they celebrate Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day with a free event for the whole family. This is sponsored by Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority, the Connections of Wayne County System of Care and Youth United. For more info contact Youth United at 313-344-9099.
Community Sweat Lodge
In the evening of May 5th, Friday, we will be having a community sweat lodge here at AIHFS, 4880 Lawndale, Detroit. The conductor will be Tony Davis of the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians. Fire & Teachings start around 6pm. We will go in around 8pm. 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, 313-846-6030.
Walking the Red Road
June 16th-18th, at the Kewadin Casino’s Convention Center in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan there will be a sobriety conference hosted by Sober Indianz.