Announcements of May 10th

Focus Group Participants Needed
Thursday, May 18th, at this month’s community advisory council meeting we will have a focus group by the Sacred Bundle project. This will be used to get feedback on our suicide prevention efforts. Everyone is welcome but the size will be limited to 12 participants. Please RSVP to John Marcus, 313-846-3718 or reply to this email, to reserve your seat.


Community Advisory Council Schedule Change
Effective immediately, the community advisory council will meet every other month. Since we are having a meeting this month, we will not have a meeting in June. We are doing this in hope that the additional time between meetings will allow planning for more relevant topics which in turn would increase community participation. For more info please call John Marcus, 313-846-6030.


Sacred Roots Garden Work Days
Starting May 15th, join the Sacred Roots program for weekly garden fun, Mondays, 3:30pm to 6:30pm, and Thursdays, 9am to 12pm. For more info, Shiloh or Rosebud at 313-846-3718.


Job Posting
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.


Not Enrolled in Expanded Medicaid?
The University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation is looking for individuals around the State that are eligible for the expanded Medicaid (HMP), but have not enrolled. See these fliers for more info.


Second Call For Abstracts
Monday, May 15th, is the deadline for the second call for abstracts for the 10th National Conference, Changing Patterns of Cancer in Native Communities: Strength through Tradition and Science. This conference will be September 21-24, 2017 in Niagara Falls, NY. For more info follow this link:


Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day Walk & Rally
Tuesday, May 23rd, 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.



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