Announcements of July 12th

Community Advisory Council
Thursday, July 19th, 5:30pm-7:30pm, everyone is welcome to attend a community discussion here at AIHFS on Human Papillomavirus (HPV) led by Michelle Schulte of Inter-Tribal Council of Mi. Don’t forget, the first 20 people get a $10 gift card and will be eligible for a $50 gift card to be raffled off that night.

 

Family Olympics
The Michigan Indian Family Olympics will take place on Friday July 20th, 2018 at Central Michigan University’s Bennett Track and Field in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. The Olympics brings together native people from all over the state for a day filled with fun, community, and health and wellness. Join our Detroit team! Transportation will be provided along with an AIHFS team t-shirt! Please email tmcgahey@aihfs.org to reserve your spot TODAY! Here is the pdf 2-sided flier:
MI Indian Family Olympics

 

American Indian and Alaska Native Maternal and Infant Mortality
Here are links to 2 great articles shedding some light on AI/AN maternal and infant mortality. The Healthy Start program here at AIHFS is also a part these articles!

https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/early-childhood/news/2018/07/09/451344/american-indian-alaska-native-maternal-infant-mortality-challenges-opportunities/

https://rewire.news/article/2018/07/09/amid-staggering-maternal-infant-mortality-rates-native-communities-revive-traditional-concepts-support/

 

Rumble
Sunday, July 15th, at the Detroit Film Theatre, 5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit, as part of the concert of colors there will be a free viewing of Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World. This documentary brings to light the influence of Indigenous people on popular music in North America. Focusing on icons like Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Buffy Sainte-Marie and Charley Patton. For more info, use this link to the DIA website

https://www.dia.org/events/rumble-indians-who-rocked-world-4

 

Ribbon Skirt Workshop
On August 4th, we’ll be hosting a Ribbon Skirt Workshop at AIHFS. All are welcome to participate in the workshop, though we’re mostly looking to engage young women ages 14-24. We’re also looking for volunteers/mentors to help guide our newer crafters along their journey of sewing! Please call Casey or Teia at 313-846-3718 x 1406 to volunteer or register!

 

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 cbrant@aihfs.org  This is a drug and alcohol free event. For general information please call Shelly at 313-846-3718.

 

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