Announcements of August 17th

WeneNiiganzejik Circle
Our WeneNiiganzejik Circle meets next Thursday, August 23rd, from 6pm-8pm at AIHFS. This group is for young adults who are looking to connect, share, and grow together. We also seek to reignite our indigenous culture and strengthen the relationships we have with each other. For more info, Teia at 313-846-3718. Additional meeting dates are on this flier.


AIHFS Pow Wow and Health Fair
Saturday, August 25th, public welcome from 11am to 4pm, at our annual pow wow and health fair! We will have Native American arts and crafts, as well as food available for purchase.  The grand entry of dancers will begin at noon! 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. Our pow wow will be at Romanowski Park, 4551 Lonyo Ave., Detroit, 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. Wellness Walk participants will receive a t-shirt. 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. The flier is at last week’s announcements.


Pow Wow Volunteers Wanted
We are looking for a bunch of help for Saturday August 25th, from approximately 9am-6:30pm for our annual powwow and health fair that celebrates and promotes wellness in the community.  We will need the most help during set up and clean up, but also have roles throughout the day that we could use support on. If you are able to volunteer, please contact Bridie at email: or ph (313)846-3718.


Fall Pregnancy and Childbirth Class Series
These classes are FREE for expecting parents and their partners and support people! This is a 6-week series and classes run every Wednesday from 12-2, starting September 26, 2018. Topics include: staying healthy during pregnancy, preparing for birth, infant feeding, and parenting new babies. Light refreshments and childcare are provided each week. Classes are available to both English and Spanish speakers. Please call the Healthy Start team to RSVP or to get more information: (313)846-3718.

Spanish language version
English language version


Sacred Roots Fundraiser
Join us in supporting The Sacred Roots team. They have been selected as delegates this year to represent AIHFS, Slow Food Detroit and Turtle Island at this year’s Terra Madre Salone de Gusto in Turin, Italy. They would greatly appreciate it if you were able to support them by purchasing a t-shirt or by making a donation to their travel fund. Shirts will be available for sale during our Powwow on August 25th. We can accept cash, check and credit cards. If you would like to pre-order, please contact Rosebud – or 313-846-3718.
You are also welcome to use our donation page, which accepts debit or credit cards, to pay for your shirt. Please note: Sacred Roots Fundraiser and size you would like. (If using our website, click on the donate button, then click on the text, “Donate to general or specific program:” and a box will pop up and you can enter Sacred Roots Fundraiser and your shirt size in it.)


Thrive by Five
Members of Starfish Family Services did a wonderful job representing the Thrive by Five Detroit collaborative while on Click on Detroit! American Indian Health & Family Services is a part of this collaborative. In 4 short minutes they were able to increase our footprint in the city of Detroit, recruit for both children and teachers, as well as give parents an activity to do at home with their children. Use the following link to watch the segment.

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