Men’s Society, Wellbriety, Women’s Society
Men’s and Women’s Societies are back in action! Please come visit men’s society on Wednesday 6-7:30pm and Women’s Society on Thursday 5:30-7pm. Bring a dish to pass and have some fun! Wellbriety is meeting every Wednesday @ 5-6pm. Start out the new year in good spirits and start walking a new path, clean and sober!
Monday, January 15th, we will be closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We will resume normal business on Tuesday, January 16th.
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.
Thursday, Jan. 18th, 5pm – 7pm, 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.
Our latest quarterly newsletter, January through March 2018, has info about bacteria vs. viruses, System of Care recognition, the marriage of medical health and mental health, the community advisory council and more! Please use this link below to go to our online version:
Or, click this link to download the 4 MB pdf:
AIHFS jan-mar 2018 Newsletter
Winter Solstice Celebration Pictures
We had 224 people sign into our recent winter solstice celebration held December 21st at the University of Michigan Dearborn campus! We’d like to thank everyone that attended. We are also thankful for the give-away exchange held that night and the great food everyone was able to share together! Lastly, a special thanks to photographer, Jon DeBoer, for taking these pictures. Here is some information about Jon. Jon DeBoer is a photographer and graphic designer living and working in Detroit, Michigan. His background in graphic design and interest in architecture has strongly influenced his approach to photography. In 2009, Jon began exploring the city of Detroit and has been photographing the evolving urban landscape ever since. In addition to his cityscape and architectural work, Jon also works as a freelance commercial and event photographer. He has worked as the photographer for Detroit’s soccer team Detroit City FC since their first season in 2012. (Note: the pictures are on our Facebook page and you will have to have a Facebook account to view them.)
Link to solstice pictures on FB https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10155884777803971.1073741850.163735563970&type=1&l=c28f19278a
Collective Struggle – Moving Together
This is a 2 day event held January 12th and 13th. There will be discussion or workshops on the following topics: immigration, black liberation, feminism, decolonization, cultural organizing, technology & media literacy, hip hop lifestyle & music. On Friday, the 12th , it will be held at AIHFS, 4880 Lawndale, Detroit. On Saturday, the 13th, it will be held at Motor City Street Dance Academy, 3439 Livernois ave., Detroit. For more info, call 313-444-9704.
Call For Proposals
Call for proposals for the inaugural Anishinaabe Racial Justice Conference! This conference will offer workshops, presentations, and coalition building on racial justice. They are working in collaboration with the following organizations: Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion, Red Circle Consulting, Native Justice Coalition, Northern Michigan University – Center for Native American Studies, Michigan Technological University, Showing Up For Racial Justice – Keweenaw Chapter, and the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community. Please spread the word. For more info, use the following link to their website.