Announcements of November 18th

 

Seventh Fire Food Sovereignty Alliance
Join us, Nov. 22nd, at 5:30pm for our next Food Sovereignty Alliance meeting. This group increases community voice, ownership, and action in the Sacred Roots traditional food program. This month we will begin planning our digital storytelling workshop that will take place this winter. Everyone is welcome at our meetings. Meetings are potluck—please bring something to share if possible. For more information, contact Shiloh or Rosebud at (313) 846-6030 ext 1403.
7th-fire-food-sovereignty

 

Holiday Closures
AIHFS will be closed Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th. We will resume all regular business on Monday, November 28th.

 

Program Cancellations
Wednesday, November 23, there will be no Wellbriety meeting and no Men’s Society meeting. For more info call Shelly, 313-846-6030.

 

Art & Healing: American Indian Textiles & Beads
Suzanne L. Cross, Ph.D., Associate Professor Emeritus, Michigan State University and member of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe, is a shawl maker and beadwork artist. She created a body of work to increase awareness and emphasize cardiac health for American Indian women by informing, supporting, and encouraging self-care and the value of changing life ways. This work will be on display in Ann Arbor beginning December 19th.
art-and-healing

 

Indian Affairs Summer Internship
Lawrence S. Roberts, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs, announced today that applications to the Indian Affairs Student Leadership Summer Institute, a 10-week paid internship for post-secondary Native students now in its second year, are being accepted for 2017.  The deadline for applications is November 30, 2016. For more info see this link to turtle talk https://turtletalk.wordpress.com/2016/11/15/news-release-principal-deputy-assistant-secretary-roberts-announces-applications-now-being-accepted-for-indian-affairs-student-leadership-summer-institute-2017/

 

 

 

Announcements of July 22nd

 

Women’s Sweat Lodge
Thursday, July 23, we will be having a sweat lodge for women and young ladies. Please come early to help with the preparations. Bring a small dish to share if you can. For more info contact Nickole Fox 313-846-3718 or email nfox@aihfs.org
Women's Lodge with Bea Jackson Flyer 7-23-15

Talking Circle and Sweat Lodge
Friday, July 24, from 2-4pm we will have a Talking Circle followed up directly with a fire and sweat lodge preparations. We plan on entering the Lodge around 6pm. Tony Davis, LTBB of Odawa Indians, will be conducting both.
7-24-15 Comm Lodge and talking circle

Zumba
We have changed the day and time of our weekly Zumba class. It will now be on Wednesdays from 3:30 to 4:30pm. Please call Rosebud for more info 313-846-6030 or 313-588-1553.
Zumba Flyer 2015

Annual Tour of Detroit Urban Gardens & Farms
Wednesday, AUG 5th, join us on a bus or bike tour visiting a sampling of our city’s 1,400 urban gardens & farms and celebrate how gardeners, entrepreneurs, and food-focused organizations are working together to grow a beautiful and thriving food system.
All tours will leave from Eastern Market Shed 3, located east of Russell Street between Adelaide and Division Streets. Check-in begins at 5:00pm and tours will leave at 6:00pm sharp. After the tour, a reception featuring locally-grown food and refreshments prepared by local chefs will provide attendees with a taste of Detroit’s delicious culinary landscape. Advanced registration is strongly encouraged. The fee for the tour, paid when you register, is a sliding scale $15-$100. Register here.

Calling All Artists

The We Are SW community art exhibition is looking for submissions by July 26th. The opening, Sat Aug 8th, will be at Grace in Action on Lawndale s of Vernor.  We’re looking for work exploring Realities and Resistance to Land Displacement, Environmental Toxification and Cultural Gentrification in SW Detroit. Also work that celebrates and lifts up SW/indigenous history, culture, people, stories. All forms of expression are encouraged, visual, performance, installation, storytelling, prayer, historical, dance song……send submissions to HealingResistance@gmail.com
For more information, please contact: Stephanie Mae Howells stephanieamus@gmail.com

AIHFS Needs Assessment Survey
As an organization, AIHFS is looking to move to a new location. We have been growing for many years and our current space can no longer provide enough space for AIHFS events and services. We want your input about the move! Please use the link below to take a survey. This survey will provide us with insight into the needs of our clients and the greater community. Thank you! Participants are entered into a raffle! Four winners will receive $25 gift cards and one will receive the grand prize of a Pendleton blanket!   If you have any further questions, you can contact lhiggins@aihfs.org for further information. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5YVL2RP

 

 

 

Announcements of July 15th

Community Advisory Council

Thursday, July 16, from 5:30-7:30pm we will be holding our monthly meeting. AIHFS is currently searching for a new facility and we want your input! A new space will provide many opportunities and we would like for you to be a part of the discussion. Everyone is welcome.

7-16-15 Community Advisory Council

Unable to attend the meeting?
As an organization, AIHFS is looking to move to a new location. We have been growing for many years and our current space can no longer provide enough space for AIHFS events and services. We want your input about the move! Please use the link below to take a survey. This survey will provide us with insight into the needs of our clients and the greater community. Thank you!
Participants are entered into a raffle! Four winners will receive $25 gift cards and one will receive the grand prize of a Pendleton blanket!
If you have any further questions, you can contact lhiggins@aihfs.org for further information.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5M8FTGY

DMC Grant Press Release
American Indian Health and Family Services (AIHFS) received a grant of $50,650 from The DMC Foundation. The purpose of the grant is to expand the Healing Our Bodies, Healing Ourselves cooking classes and encourage healthier diets and lifestyles.
DMC Foundation Grant Press release

Talking Circle and Sweat Lodge
Friday, July 24, from 2-4pm we will have a Talking Circle followed up directly with a fire and sweat lodge preparations. We plan on entering the Lodge around 6pm. Tony Davis, LTBB of Odawa Indians, will be conducting both.
7-24-15 Comm Lodge and talking circle

The AIHFS Newsletter
Follow this link to the latest newsletter for articles about lead poisoning, the Dream Seekers, the clinic, diabetes, breastfeeding and much more! http://issuu.com/aihfs_d…/…/aihfs_july_2015_newsletter_final

Community Advisory Council Video
Check out our latest video which features some of the people that have regularly attended our meetings.


NAIA Gardening Class
Create an amazing container garden in one day! Register for this free class with MSU’s Alyce Hartman, a master gardener and all around gardening rock star! She has taught food and garden related courses for years, and even ran her own food-related nonprofit in California for 7 years. She now lives in Detroit and wants to teach us how to get the most out of an easy urban gardening method. Supplies are included with this FREE class. Class space is for registrants only. Please call NAIA to register between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. (313) 535-2966.

 

NAIA Summer Art Classes
Wednesdays in July at 1pm at the North American Indian Association(NAIA) there will be celebrations of art. Classes include: pottery, leatherwork, stamping, and more! To register contact NAIA at 313-535-2966

 

Announcements of July 6th

 

Baby Celebration
Healthy Start/Family Spirit is holding our annual Baby Celebration on Wednesday, July 8, from 5:30-7:30. This is a fun event for the whole community including dinner, family-friendly activities, and raffle prizes, to celebrate all of the children and parents who have participated in Healthy Start/Family Spirit this year. Everyone is welcome!
Baby Celebration 2015 Flyer

Fresh Food Share
Fresh Food Share is an easy, low-cost way to get your fruits and veggies. Through Gleaner’s, the program sources produce and will deliver your order to AIHFS for you to pick-up. Fresh Food Share orders need to be in by close of business on Friday July 10thFor more info click this link.  

 

Teaching About Mexica Moondance
Friday, July 10, 7:15-9:pm, please help us welcome two ceremonial elders from Mexico, Abuela Jovita Embarcadero Constantino and Maria Elena Diaz Mariaca.  They will be joining us for a teaching to be held here at AIHFS about the Mexica Moondance Ceremony also called la Danza de la Luna. Refreshments will be provided. For more info please contact Sandra Gonzales at 313-938-6323.

 

Native Music: Spirits Rising @ The Concert of Colors July 11th
Spirits Rising is the new dynamic musical duo of Native American singers and songwriters Allison Radell (Powhatan) and Joe Reilly (Cherokee). Incorporating elements of jazz, folk, blues, hip-hop, rock, and traditional Native American music, Spirits Rising shares songs from the heart that inspire and uplift. Joe and Allison are thrilled to return to the Concert of Colors and will be joined by Marion Hayden (bass), Gayelynn Mckinney (drums), Mark Stone (percussion), Lesley-Anne Stone (vocals) and traditional Anishnaabe dancers. Saturday July 11th, 2pm, Max M. Fisher Music Center, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit. This is a free event. www.concertofcolors.com
Concert of Colors Poster

 

Mexica Moondance
Beginning Tuesday, July 14 through Sunday, July 19, in Clio, Michigan will be the Danza de la Luna 2015 (Mexica Moondance). Campsites are $10 a night which includes meals.
Mexica Moondance

 

Community Advisory Council
Thursday, July 16, from 5:30-7:30pm we will be holding our monthly meeting. AIHFS is currently searching for a new facility and we want your input! A new space will provide many opportunities and we would like for you to be a part of the discussion. Everyone is welcome.

7-16-15 Community Advisory Council

Unable to attend the meeting?
As an organization, AIHFS is looking to move to a new location. We have been growing for many years and our current space can no longer provide enough space for AIHFS events and services. We want your input about the move! Please use the link below to take a survey. This survey will provide us with insight into the needs of our clients and the greater community. Thank you!
Participants are entered into a raffle! Four winners will receive $25 gift cards and one will receive the grand prize of a Pendleton blanket!
If you have any further questions, you can contact lhiggins@aihfs.org for further information.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5M8FTGY

 

Nutrition & Fitness Video
Eat a rainbow for health! Find out what this means by watching our latest nutrition and fitness video.

 

APHA Scholarship
October 31-November 4, the American Public Health Association (APHA) will have their annual meeting that addresses current and emerging health science, policy, and practice issues in an effort to prevent disease and promote health.  In addition it provides numerous opportunities to learn about public health careers, research careers and to network with American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian health professional role models and elders. For more info about the conference and scholarship, click this link to go to their website.

 

Interprofessional Team Home Visit Program
This program introduces Wayne State University’s medical, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, pharmacy, and social work students to team care for older adults. If you are interested in having a team come to your home for a visit, see the description and application below.
Description Interprofessional Team Home Visit Programapplication Interprofessional team home visit program

 

New Detroit Multicultural Leadership Series
This experience highlights the history, culture and socio-economics of the following communities of color: African American, Arab, Asian, Chaldean, Latino and Native American. The series builds cultural competency and provides a foundation for strengthening cross cultural relationships. New Detroit’s Multicultural Leadership Series is now in its’ 19th year.
Tuition: $1,000, plus $25 for the recognition ceremony.
DEADLINE for applications are due by Friday, July 31, 2015.
Apply for New Detroit’s Multicultural Leadership Series HERE
The following video links from Channel 7 Action News highlight the orientation session held at the Michigan State University Detroit Center on Woodward Avenue in Midtown, and the Chaldean session held at Shenandoah in West Bloomfield.
http://detroit2020.com/2013/10/15/new-detroit-series-closes-the-racial-ethnic-and-cultural-divide/
http://detroit2020.com/2013/10/16/new-detroit-multicultural-leadership-series-chaldean-community/

 

NAIA Summer Art Class
Wednesdays in July at the North American Indian Association there will be celebrations of art.
NAIA Summer Art Class 2015