Announcements of July 29th

Film Screening Postponement
The project happiness film screening with Native Cry that was scheduled for July 30th here at AIHFS has been postponed to a date as yet to be determined.

Men’s Society
Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm, for more info, call Shelly Nimocks-Hinshaw at 313-846-6030.

Women’s Circle Dinner
August 17th, 5-7pm, everyone is welcome to a survey dinner we are having for our Women’s circle group. For more info contact Shelly Nimocks-Hinshaw at 313-846-6030.

Elder’s Cooking Class
Wednesdays, 11am – noon, July 27th through September 28th. Classes will be here at AIHFS. For more info call Shiloh or Rosebud at 313-846-3718 x1403
Elders Cooking class 2016

Community Cooking Class
Tuesday’s, 5:30-7:30pm, August 9,16,23,and 30. Classes will be here at AIHFS. For more info call Shiloh or Rosebud at 313-846-3718 x1403
Community Cooking Class 2016

Suicide Prevention Training
AIHFS is having an ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) August 9th-10th at the DoubleTree Hotel on 5801 Southfield Rd, Detroit, MI 48228. ASIST trainings are 2-day, eight hour trainings for anyone 16 or older—regardless of prior mental health experience—who wants to be able to provide suicide first aid. Attendees must come to both days of the training to receive certification. Training is funded by the Sacred Bundle Program at AIHFS and is at no cost to attendees! Breakfast and lunch will be provided. For more information or to register please contact Karen Marshall at (313)-846-6030.

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. The next Fresh Food Share order due date is August 12th.
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Fitness Calendar
We have added some new Zumba classes to our August fitness class schedule. Come out and join us!  For more info, Chantel or Michele at 313-846-6030.
Aug 2016 fitness calendar

Northern Indigenous Games
Saturday, August 20, AIHFS will be hosting Indigenous games for youth ages 8-17, parents and family are welcome. Registration is limited to the first 30 youth. To register or for questions, contact Nicolette at 313-846-6030 or
Indigenous Games Flyer 8-20-16

PrEP for HIV Prevention
PrEP stands for Pre-exposure prophylaxis. Studies done so far show a reduction of HIV infection by 92% in people who take the pill EVERY DAY. PrEP does not work this well if it isn’t taken every day. For more info follow this link to our agency blog:

Fulbright Scholarship
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide. The program currently awards approximately 1,900 grants annually in all fields of study, and operates in more than 140 countries worldwide.
DEADLINE: Submit all application materials online by October 13, 2016.
For more information, including detailed instructions, guidelines, and any additional questions please visit the Fulbright web page.

Breast Cancer
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Detroit is having a kickoff celebration on Wednesday, August 10, at the Southfield pavilion.
Making Strides


Announcements of June 29th


Baby Celebration
Join us for our annual Baby Celebration on Wednesday, June 29th, from 5-7pm. 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. This year we will also be featuring music by Joe Reilly. Everyone is welcome!
6-29-16 baby celebration

Holiday Closure
AIHFS will be closed Monday, July 4th, for the holiday. All regular business will resume the following day.

Garden Work Days
We need garden helpers as much as our garden needs sun and water. Join us for some garden work and fun learning activities for the whole family. Our next garden work day is Saturday, July 9th, 10am-12pm. For more info, ask Shiloh or Rosebud at 313-846-6030.
aihfs garden work days 2016

Men’s Society Kick-off
Saturday, July 9th, from 1-4pm, we will have a chillin and grillin BBQ to kick-off the new beginnings for the Men’s Society, which was formally known as Men’s Talking Circle. Join us for food, fun and friendship. For more info, contact Keith Dayson at 313-846-6030.
Men's society kick off bbq 2016

Women’s Sweat Lodge
AIHFS will be hosting a Women’s Sweat Lodge the week of July 10th.  Women and young ladies welcome to join us for teachings and a lodge.  Please come early to help with preparations.  Bring a small dish to share if you can.  Please bring tobacco, shakers and sweat lodge attire-long cotton skirts or robe, towel.  No metal.  If you are interested in attending or have any questions, please contact Keith Dayson at (313)846-3718
Women's Lodge with Bea Jackson Flyer July 2016

Healthy Selfie
Our AIHFS staff participated in the Healthy Selfie Contest. Here are the pictures of them participating in healthy activities. As a part of our Community we would like your help in choosing the best Healthy Selfie. Please take the time and click the survey link to help vote for the best Healthy Selfie. The survey will close July 8, 2016 so please cast your vote as soon as possible.


Changing Patterns of Cancer in Native Communities
Save the date, September 21-24, 2017, the Spirit of EAGLES is having another National Conference! The American Indian / Alaska Native populations have very high incidence rates for specific cancer sites and poor survival rates for most cancers. The AI/AN Leadership Initiative on Cancer addresses comprehensive tribal cancer control.
Spirit of EAGLES 2017 National Conference

Are you interested in QPR Suicide Prevention and Mental Health First Aid Training opportunities? There will be trainings offered at the Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority, Lincoln Behavioral Services, and The Guidance Center. For more info use this link.


Action Lab
Applications are still open for next year’s cohort of the Detroit Equity Action Lab (DEAL), which will begin in September 2016 and meet through May/June 2017. The DEAL is a combination of a learning community, a support network, and an action lab made up of folks and organizations from Metro Detroit who are working for racial equity.
They meet approximately 1 full day a month (and continue to work in between sessions, and beyond the fellowship year) to learn, network, and plan for action together.
They are accepting applications through June 30. The attached handout and the link below give more information, as well as a link to the online application:
Diversity on many levels is important for success– needed are perspectives from all races and ethnicities, types of work, ages, and organizational perspectives. It is especially important to have strong involvement from the Indigenous community– Indigenous people and perspectives are often left out of discussions about racism and social justice, and they are needed to bring the strengths of the Native community to bear on these important issues.
Please share this info with folks you think need to be here to help continue building a strong network of support for racial equity in Detroit and beyond!
Anyone who is interested in applying but hasn’t finished the application or has questions, please let us know by filling out the quick form here: