Announcements of May 4th

Cinco De Mayo
Sunday, May 6th, there will be a Cinco de Mayo parade and fiesta. The parade starts at Patton Park, 2301 Woodmere St., Detroit and the Fiesta is at Clark Park, 1130 Clark Ave., Detroit. You can support our AIHFS Thrive by Five Early Head Start program by attending.


Dream Seekers Calendar
This month the Dream Seekers have planned the Youth Council, a Youth CD Release Fundraiser and the Graduation Program. Here is the full schedule of events.

Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day
Thursday, May 10th, 4pm – 7pm, participants will engage with other youth/adults in fun educational activities here at AIHFS, 4880 Lawndale, Detroit. Tools and resources around mental health will be shared. We will have open mic, food, games, face painting and resource sharing! We look forward to see you all there. For more info, Glenn Wilson at 313-846-3718.

Community Lodge
Saturday, May 12th, 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 10am. We will go in around 12pm. 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.

Community Advisory Council Meeting
Thursday, May 17th, 5:30pm to 7:30pm, we will have a focus group regarding our suicide prevention programming. The first 20 participants registered will receive a gift card. You must be 18 years old or over to participate. RSVP to John Marcus, 313-846-3718 or
If under 18, please call Darius at 313-846-3718 or email him at

Dream Seekers Youth Share Messages of Hope and Resilience in New Music CD and Videos
Following the Anishinaabe Grandparent teachings of Love, Respect, Wisdom, Humility, Honesty, Truth, and Courage, the Dream Seekers collaborated with local singers, songwriters, musicians, and videographer John Marcus to produce an album of original songs and two music videos that carry on those teachings in creative and unique ways. The Dream Seekers express their gratitude to their elders by dedicating the album to those in the community who have guided and taught them and to their Youth Program Coordinator Martha Hinojosa who “leads them fearlessly down the Red Road.”
The Dream Seekers will be celebrating the release of their new album, titled “Greatest Dreams,” in a fundraiser concert and screening of the music videos made for two songs on the album, “Culture is Prevention” and “It’s Gon’ Get Better” and they are inviting the public to attend and support their efforts.
We are Dream Seekers, young and adult speakers. Time to take a stand you and me hand in hand for your family, culture, voice, time to take a stand it’s your choice.”    ~Dream Seekers, from the song It’s Gon’ Get Better
When: Friday May 18th, 2018, 6-8pm
Where: American Indian Health and Family Services, 4880 Lawndale, Detroit, MI 48210
What: Youth performances, CD release, video screening, and Indian taco sale
Why: All proceeds benefit youth programs at American Indian Health and Family Services
Contact Joe at 313-846-3718 or

Community Garden Workday
Sacred Roots will be having a Community Garden workday on May 19th from 9am-12noon at Romanowski Park. We will be focusing on pruning the fruit trees, cultivating the garden beds and other garden related tasks. We’ll meet here at AIHFS at 9am and walk over as a group by 9:15am. Any questions, contact Rosebud or Shiloh, 313-846-3718

AIHFS Pow Wow and Health Fair
Saturday, August 25th, 12pm to 4pm, we will have our annual pow wow and health fair! We will have Native American arts and crafts, as well as food available for purchase.  The pow wow will be open to the public beginning at 11am. This is a free event and we are recommending you bring your lawn chairs so you’ll be able to watch all the dancing in comfort. This year’s pow wow will be at Romanowski Park which is right around the corner from our agency. We are open to all dancers. We will also have a Wellness Walk around Romanowski Park at 10:30am. Registration for the walk begins at 10am. For pow wow vendor information, contact Casey Brant at  This is a drug and alcohol free event. For general information please call Shelly at 313-846-3718.

Asthma and Allergy Fundraiser
May 6th, 2pm at Harmony Park, 13103 Woodrow Wilson, Detroit, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America-Michigan Chapter is partnering with The Detroit Repertory Theater for a fundraiser. Tickets are $20. Each year the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America declares May as National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.  It is the peak season for those with asthma and allergies and the perfect time to educate patients, families, friends and co-workers about these diseases.  There is no cure for asthma and many deaths related to asthma are preventable with proper treatment and care.



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