Announcements of August 18th

AIHFS Pow Wow and Health Fair
It is almost Pow wow time! Saturday, August 19, 12pm to 4pm, we will have our annual pow wow and health fair! We’ve had an update in our Host Drum. We are pleased to share that it will be the Southern Straight singers! 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. For general information please email Fred Blaisdell at

Wellness Walk 2017
Join us for a one mile Wellness Walk before the pow wow on August 19th at 10:00am. It’s a great way to wake up your body and mind, view our new gardens, and to have fun with old and new friends! There is no need to pre-register but the first 50 attendees will be eligible for a free t-shirt. We hope to see you there!


Changing Patterns of Cancer Scholarship
The Spirit of Eagles now has scholarship applications available for students and community members who would like to attend the National Changing Patterns of Cancer in Native Communities Conference.  The conference will be September 21-24, 2017 in Niagara Falls, New York. The deadline for application will be Friday, August 25.
Please contact Marcy Averill, 507-266-3064  if you have any questions.
Here is the application as pdf and word document
Student – ScholarshipApplication (pdf)

Community -ScholarshipApplication (pdf)

Student – Scholarship Application (word doc)

Community – Scholarship Application081017 (word doc)

Saturday, September 9th, American Indian Health & Family Services is joining the voices for recovery movement by participating in the Michigan Celebrate Recovery Walk & Rally at Belle Isle. We are looking for community members to come with us to participate in the activities for the day. Keynote speaker will be Tony Hoffman. For more info please contact Sarah Brant at 313-846-3060 ex.1207


Workshop about Native Americans and Sex Trafficking
As part of Michigan Indian Day, Michigan State University School of Social Work is hosting a workshop about Native Americans and Sex Trafficking on Friday, September 22nd. The speaker for this workshop will be Emily Loerzel, White Earth Ojibwe.
Mich Indian day 2017 flyer

Mich Indian day – registration


Sapsik‘ʷałá (Teacher) Education Program
The Sapsik‘ʷałá Education Program was created by the University of Oregon College of Education in partnership with the nine federally recognized tribes of the State of Oregon. The goal of the project is to prepare American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) as teachers whose knowledge, skills, and cultural sensitivity will bring about long-term, much needed improvements in the elementary, middle and high school educational experiences of AI/AN youth. For more info, see this pdf.
U of Oregon Teachers Education Program


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