Announcements of May 31st

Dream Seekers Summer Day Camp Registration Open House
Wednesday June 6th, 2018, 5-7pm at AIHFS. Parents and guardians must attend the registration open house to register their youth for summer programs. Summer programs will include cultural activities, trips, traditional teachings, games, crafts, and more!
Camp Schedule is 10am-3pm. Ages 12-17: July 9th-12th, ages 8-11: July 16th-19th, ages 8-17: July 23rd-26th, ages 5-7: August 20th-23rd.
Call Martha or Joe for more information, 313-846-3718 or text them at 313-402-5033

 

Thursday Farm Stand
Beginning June 7th, the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, from 3pm to 5pm, we will have Eastern Market’s farm stand where you can purchase fresh, locally grown food using cash, credit/debit, WIC, Bridge Card, Double-Up Food Bucks, Project Fresh, or Senior Fresh coupons. For more info contact Sacred Roots at 313-846-3718.

 

Digital Storytelling Workshop
June 8th through the 10th, the Sacred Bundle invites you to share your Hope and Wellness story. We are looking for 10 individuals that would like to learn the digital story process and come away with a beautiful product of their own to share with our community. Join us Friday June 8th, 6-8pm for the kick off to what is sure to be a therapeutic weekend full of listening, learning and sharing. Space in the workshop is limited, please contact Lauren to register at (313)846-3718 or LLockhart@aihfs.org.

 

Community Lodge
Saturday, June 9th, 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.

 

AIHFS Receives CDC Wellness Grant
American Indian Health & Family Services (AIHFS) has received a 3-year grant from the Center for Disease Control to fund a project to identify and implement cultural wellness practices. The Tribal Practices for Wellness in Indian Country grant will support traditional practices that build connections to community, family, and culture—which have been shown to reduce risk for chronic disease among American Indians and Alaska Natives. For more info, here is the full press release.

 

Bottle Drive
The Tribal Youth M.O.V.E. Group at AIHFS is currently collecting donations of cans and bottles. The group is trying to raise funds to recruit new members as well as for traveling expenses to different Native conferences throughout the year. If you have cans and/or bottles that you would like to donate, please contact Elizabeth Kincaid at ekincaid@aihfs.org or Bridie Johnson at bjohnson@aihfs.org

 

Men’s Health Community Dialogue
Saturday, June 2nd, 9:30am to 2:30pm, at Henry Ford Hospital, 2799 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit, be part of a listening session sponsored by the Office of Minority Health at the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. This is one of many being held across the country.

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