Announcements of December 7th

Drive Out The Cold
As the Wheel of the seasons change, so do our needs in our own lives. The extreme seasons bring forth more needs for certain people and families in our communities. This season brings us the chill reminder that everything must rest before it can produce a great harvest for the future. That chill reminder also brings the need for new winter apparel, items to keep us warm during the human hibernation, and of course the continued need for personal hygiene items and the like. For more info about how to donate to our drive please go to our facebook event at this link:


Dream Seekers Family Night
Monday, December 11th, 5-7pm, Dream Seekers youth group members and their families are invited to join us for a fun night of traditional Anishinaabe teachings with Sue Wrobel, food, and fellowship. For more info call Martha, Joe, or Kat at 313-846-3718.


Holiday Cookie Exchange
Wellbriety, Women’s Society, and Men’s Society will have a holiday cookie exchange and dinner on December 13th from 5-7pm. Please bring a dish to pass and a dozen cookies to share.  Come join us!


Little Dreamers
Thursday, Dec. 14th, 5pm – 7pm, join us for the Little Dreamers program.  The Little Dreamers program is geared toward 5 to 7 year olds and focuses on Native American culture and wellness while having lots of fun. Parents are welcome to stay for the program but are not obligated to do so. Transportation for this program is not provided. For more information, please call Martha or Kat at 313-846-3718.


Healthy Start Playgroup
Families with young children are invited to join us for our December playgroup on Friday, December 15 from 11am-1:30pm.  We will do fun seasonal activities, enjoy delicious snacks, and enjoy the last playgroup of 2017! For more information please contact the Healthy Start office, 313-846-3718.


Winter Solstice Celebration
Thursday, Dec. 21st, 6pm – 8:30pm, we will have our annual winter solstice celebration at the University of Michigan-Dearborn Campus. University Center-Kochoff Hall, 4901 Evergreen rd., Dearborn, Michigan.
There will be a giveaway. Everyone is welcome to bring a new, homemade or gently used item to contribute! Donations are welcome to help cover event. Please bring your feast bundles! (plate, bowl, cup, utensils)
Here is the link to our facebook event:


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 the 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.


Community Advisory Council Meeting
Thursday, January 18th, 5:30pm-7:30pm, we will have a Community Advisory Council meeting about Residential Schools. Residential Schools or as they were known in the United States, Boarding Schools, were established in the 19th and early 20th centuries to educate and assimilate indigenous children and youths to Euro-Christian standards. We will have guest speaker Ruth Davis who went to the Mohawk Institute, aka Mush hole, in Ontario, Canada. For more info John Marcus, ph. 313-846-3718.


Stories and Dances of the Ho-Chunk Nation
Saturday, Dec. 16th, at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Reg Pettibone, a Native American champion dancer from the Ho-Chunk Nation, and members of his family provide an understanding of Native American culture through dance, song, narration and a display of artifacts with a strong environmental emphasis. For more info use this link to the D.I.A.



PSA Video Contest for Students
Students have a chance to lead the change in prescription opioid misuse and heroin use in schools and win up to $10,000 doing it. Now students can go beyond the classroom and get involved combating the epidemic. The Operation Prevention Video Challenge encourages students to send a message to their peers about prescription opioid misuse by creating a 30-60 second original Public Service Announcement. For more info use this link:


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