Announcements of February 1st

Dream Seekers February Calendar
Below is the February calendar for the AIHFS youth program, Dream Seekers. The Dream Seekers program is open to youth ages 8-17. For more info, Martha, Joe or Kat at 313-846-3718.

Traditional Healing
Traditional Healing One-on-One sessions with Liz Akiwenzie will be conducted, February 15, from 9am to 5pm. Please call (313) 846-6030 to set up an appointment.

Community Lodge
Saturday, Feb. 17th, we are having a community sweat lodge here at AIHFS, 4880 Lawndale, Detroit. The conductor will be Tony Davis of the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians. Fire & Teachings start around 4pm. We will go in around 6pm. Please remember these times are approximate. Women should bring a long comfortable skirt, modest comfortable top (such as a t-shirt) and a towel. Men should bring shorts and a towel. If you would like to bring a dish to share for the small feast afterwards, please do! For more info, 313-846-3718.

Agency Closure

Monday, Feb. 19th, AIHFS will be closed for President’s Day. We will resume all regular business the following day.

safeTALK Training
Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 from 12pm-4pm AIHFS will be having a FREE safeTALK workshop. It is a 4-hour alertness workshop that prepares anyone over the age of 15, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. If you or someone you know is possibly experiencing a suicidal crisis, please call 1-800-273-8255. It is open 24/7, 365 days a year.

Cottage Food Law
March 27th, 6pm-8pm, learn how to prepare and sell foods to the public under Michigan’s Cottage Food Law. AIHFS is having a 2 hour workshop which will help you in the preparation and selling of cottage foods safely and successfully. You must register to attend. Register with Rosebud at AIHFS, ph. 313-846-3718.

Our latest AIHFS Videos
Have you been to our YouTube channel or the videos page of our website lately? We’ve added three videos to them recently. Below is one about our mission here at AIHFS, another is a recap of our Winter Solstice Celebration and the last is a Year-in-review.


Zoster Vaccine
For a limited time American Indian Health and Family Services has a limited surplus of Zoster vaccines available to those who qualify!
The Zoster vaccine helps increase your protection and decrease discomfort against the shingles, an extremely painful skin rash caused by the same virus as the chickenpox (varicella zoster virus). This pain can last for several months or years, cause complications involving the eye, and in some instances pneumonia, hearing problems, blindness, brain inflammation or even death.
Zoster infections are fairly common as one out of every three people age 60 or older will develop singles. That’s why we’re looking for patients or community members above the age of 60.
Community members age 60 and over can receive the Zoster vaccine for free at AIHFS if you:

  • are American Indian/Alaska Native
  • are NOT allergic to gelatin, or the antibiotic neomycin
  • do NOT have a weakened immune system
  • Or have insurance coverage of the Zoster vaccine (please call your insurance to verify)

While there is no cure for shingles, vaccination is the best way to protect yourself, or your loved elders from this disease. Talk to the elders in your life to remind them to be vaccinated against Zoster and other illnesses. To schedule an appointment or find more information, contact our medical clinic at 313-846-6030 or visit

Need Garden Space?
Sacred Roots is offering garden space and assistance for all of your planting needs. For more info, Rosebud, ph. 313-846-3718.

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