Announcements of June 15th

Latest AIHFS blog Posting
Check out the latest posting on our blog by former Program Assistant, Jacquelene Hollier-Jackson, and her review of her year here at AIHFS. We enjoyed having Jacquelene here and wish her the best on her future endeavors.


Urban American Indian Traditional Spirituality Program Published
Many years ago Dr. Joseph Gone of University of Michigan approached AIHFS about a research proposal. After many community focus groups and consultations with traditional advisors, a pilot version of the Urban American Indian Traditional Spirituality program was implemented here at AIHFS in the spring of 2016. The account of this experience was recently published in the American Journal of Community Psychology! Here is the full article in a pdf sweat lodge program published JPG-KB+ Teaching Tradition


Linguistic Conference
Wednesday, June 21st, at the Westland City Hall, the Wayne county system of care is having a linguistics conference.  This is their 2nd annual children’s cultural linguistic competency summit: paradigm shifts in cultural & linguistic competency in children’s system of care. Note: This is free for those working within Wayne County. Please be advised that those outside of Wayne County will be charged $15 to attend.


Martha Redbone Community Talking Circle
As part of the Concert of Colors, we will be having a community talking circle with Martha Redbone here at AIHFS, Sunday, July 16th, 2017. For more info use this link to eventbrite



AIHFS Pow Wow and Health Fair
Saturday, August 19, 12pm to 4pm, we will have our annual pow wow and health fair! Our host drum will be the Eagle Flight singers and we are open to all dancers. We will have Native American arts and crafts, as well as Native food available for purchase.  The event will be open to the public beginning at 11am. This is a free event and we are recommending you bring your lawn chairs so you’ll be able to watch all the dancing in comfort. This year’s pow wow will be at Romanowski Park which is right around the corner from our agency.  For vendor information, contact Casey Brant at  This is a drug and alcohol free event. We will also have a Wellness Walk around Romanowski Park at 10:30am. Registration for the Walk begins at 10am. For general information please email Fred Blaisdell at


Film: Tribal Justice
The Cinetopia Film Festival, along with the Washtenaw County Peacemaking Court are proud to partner in presenting the film, Tribal Justice. Tribal Justice focuses on two Chief Judges, the Honorable Abby Abinanti and the Honorable Claudette White over a period of three years that documents their committed efforts to rehabilitate tribal members.


What’s Your Detroit Story?
Thursday, July 13th, at the Arab American National Museum, AIHFS and the Arab American National Museum present Family Pictures USA. This is a community photo-sharing session that is part of a new television series being filmed for PBS’ World Channel, Family Pictures: USA.

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