The Tribal Youth M.O.V.E. group of AIHFS is currently fundraising in hopes to attend the NICWA conference in Anchorage, AK. To fundraise, the group has been doing bottle drives, a food fundraiser, and a couple raffles. So far, the group has raised $1,800 of their $3,500 goal. The NICWA conference is coming up on April 15-18, so if you would like to donate bottles or money for the group, please contact us at (313) 846-3718 and ask for Elizabeth Kincaid. Also, below is a link to our AIHFS website donation page where you can donate through our agency PayPal account. Just make sure to click in the box that says “Donation to General or Specific program” and write Tribal Youth M.O.V.E. group trip in there.
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 the link to their facebook event page.
This is presented in partnership with American Indian Health & Family Services and we will have some complimentary tickets. Please contact AIHFS’s Elizabeth Kincaid at 313-846-3718 for more info about tickets.
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.
Bear Forgiveness Bundle Teachings
Saturday, March 10th, from 12 noon to 2pm, 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. (This is the rescheduled date for the one we cancelled due to snow March 1st)
Opioid Crisis Parent Forum
Tuesday, March 13th, 10am to 12 noon, at the Northeast Guidance Center there will be a parent forum to discuss how to be part of the solution to the opioid crisis. This is a free event presented by Family Alliance for Change, Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority, Southwest Solutions, and Connections. For more info, Debora Martinez or Saray Medina at 313-267-2675.
American Indian Festival
Saturday, April 28th, 12pm – 4pm, American Indian Communities Leadership Council will be presenting American Indian Festival in Algonac Mi at Algonac High School. Make sure to say hi to our AIHFS representatives who’ll be doing outreach there. This is a free event that is open to the public and there will be powwow dancing, American Indian crafts, and a food sale.