Announcements of February 22nd

safeTALK Training
Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 from 12pm-4pm AIHFS will have a FREE safeTALK workshop for the community. It is a 4-hour suicide alertness workshop that prepares anyone over the age of 15, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. To RSVP contact Darius Watkins at or call Darius at 313-846-3718 ext. 1203. All people ages 15-17 must have parent/guardian signature in order to participate in the free safeTALK workshop. 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.


Bear Forgiveness Bundle Teachings
Thursday, March 1st, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, Bea Jackson will conduct Bear Forgiveness Bundle Teachings here at AIHFS. This will be a potluck so bring your feast bundles. On April 29th everyone will carpool down to the river for the castaway ceremony. Bea Jackson will be giving the Teachings.


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


Detroit Community Health Visioning Kick-Off
Saturday, February 24th, at TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs, from 11am to 1pm, come discuss what a healthy Detroit means to you. There will also be gift card raffles, yoga, and health resources available. This is presented by the Detroit Health Department and community partners. AIHFS is one of the partners for this kick-off! RSVP to Bianca Lawrence at 313-590-1613 or


Lido Pimienta Concert
Lido Pimienta is a Toronto-based interdisciplinary musician and artist-curator of Colombian and indigenous Wayuu descent. Her music draws from various styles including traditional indigenous, Afro-Colombian, contemporary synthpop and electronic. This will be Friday, March 9th, 6:30pm to 10pm at the Arab American National Museum, 13624 Michigan, Dearborn. Tickets are $15 for general public and $10 for AANM members. For more info here is their facebook event page.

This is presented in partnership with American Indian Health & Family Services and we will have availability of some complimentary tickets and we will also have some limited transportation available. Please contact AIHFS’s Elizabeth Kincaid at 313-846-3718 for more info about tickets and transportation.


Community Advisory Council
Thursday, March 15th, 5:30pm-7:30pm, at AIHFS we will have Tonya Myers Phillips, Executive Director of the Southwest Detroit Community Justice Center, presenting about her organization.


Peer Recovery Services CCAR Training
April 30th thru May 4th, the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) registration is limited to Peer Recovery Coaches. Some highlights of this training include learning the roles and functions of a recovery coach, and understanding the components, core values, and guiding principles of recovery.


Detroit Pistons vs. Chicago Bulls
March 9th the Detroit Pistons take on the Chicago Bulls in a cancer awareness game!  Enjoy exclusive ticket pricing, a free t-shirt, the opportunity to take a complimentary free-throw shot after the game, a free ticket for survivors. Survivors will receive a complimentary ticket to the game when a companion ticket is purchased.  All American Cancer Society guests will receive a colon health awareness t-shirt and will be invited to participate in on court activities post game. Tickets for this game ($35, $55, and $80) are on sale now for the game against the Chicago Bulls. The American Cancer Society will receive $5 from the sale of each ticket.


Scholarship Info
The Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI) Undergraduate Summer Internship provides an opportunity for three talented undergraduates to conduct research, to explore career possibilities in archives and special collections, and to learn about advanced training in Native American and Indigenous Studies and related fields.


We Exist
On December 26th, 2018, the Urban Indian Health Institute (UIHI) and TONL debuted “We Exist,” a modern and authentic selection of stock imagery featuring American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) peoples. “This is a unique set of stock photos because of its real-life portrayal of Native peoples today,” said Abigail Echo-Hawk, Director of UIHI. “Most photos have Native peoples framed in the past or in a stereotypical manner, but these are a stark contrast to that.”
Click this pdf link to read the rest of the press release: We Exist- Press Release


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