Announcements of November 15th

Latest Blog Posting
Check out our latest AIHFS blog posting written this time by our Healthy Foods Initiatives Coordinator, Shiloh Maples. Here is the beginning. “The fast-paced, money-driven society that we live in forces us to live in a scarcity mindset— the false belief that there will never be enough; whether it’s money, food, time, energy, or something else entirely.” Please use this link to read the rest of the posting on our blog:


Community Advisory Council
Thursday, November 16th, 5:30pm-7:30pm, we will have a legal panel. Some topics covered will include making a free will, record expungement and fighting human trafficking. For more info John 313-846-3718.


Dream Seekers Youth Program
Since 1992, our program has been building a positive support network for Native youth and families while exploring ways to live healthy and break the cycle of drugs, alcohol, tobacco and violence. The program is open to youth ages 8-17. For more info, Martha, Joe or Kat at 313-846-3718. Here is their calendar for the month of November.


AIHFS Hours of Operation Updates
Wednesday, November 22nd, 8:30am to 5:30pm
Thursday, November 23rd, closed for holiday
Friday, November 24th, closed for holiday


Weneniiganzejik Circle
Are you 18-24, and looking for a way to get involved with our Native community?  Join us for WeneNiiGanzejik – the Future Leaders project, Get to know you night! Share your story, connect with others, and learn together about our culture.  Thursday November 30th, from 7-9pm at American Indian Health and Family services.  The first in a series of events meant to cater to the specific needs of young adults, we will be provide a free meal, a talking circle, traditional medicines, and will be brainstorming on the ways in which we would like to use our collective strength to better ourselves and our community.  Contact Kat Arkansas if you would like to learn more about the Future Leaders Project or have any questions! –  (313)506-0510 Miigwetch, and see you there!


Film Screening
November 20, 2017, 4-6pm in WSU Student Center Room 285, the Wayne State University Native American Student Organization (NASO) and NDN Learning Community will be screening More Than a Word  which analyzes the Washington football team and their use of the derogatory term R*dskins. Using interviews from both those in favor of changing the name and those against, More Than a Word presents a deeper analysis of the many issues surrounding the Washington team name. The documentary also examines the history of Native American cultural appropriation. For more info, use the following the link:



Women’s Sweat Lodge
December 1st, we will have a Women’s N’doodooswan (sweat lodge teaching & ceremony) here at AIHFS. For more info 313-846-3718.


Native Film Festival
Rock Your Mocs is coming to Detroit! Please join us for the Detroit-area Rock Your Mocs kick-off event on December 10th – the IndigiStory Native Film Festival. Experience the stories of Native filmmakers as part of this collaborative effort to explore Native perspectives through the medium of film. Snacks will be served from 5:15 – 5:45 p.m. and the film screening will begin at 5:45 p.m. This event is FREE and open to the public. For more info, check out their facebook page:


Men’s Sweat Lodge
December 22nd, we will have a men’s sweat lodge here at AIHFS conducted by Tony Davis of the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawas. For more info 313-846-3718. (see flier below)
Community Sweat Lodge
December 23rd, we will have a community sweat lodge here at AIHFS conducted by Tony Davis of the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawas. For more info 313-846-3718.


Suicide Prevention
The 2018 Suicide Prevention Community Technical Assistance Meeting (CTAM) will be held May 2-4, 2018 at the Ralph MacMullan Conference Center in Roscommon. Please see the attached SAVE THE DATE flyer, and share it widely.




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