Announcements of February 5th


Agency Closure
February 15th, AIHFS will be closed for all services due to President’s Day.  Please plan accordingly. All regular services will resume the following day.

Detroit Food Sovereignty
Can Detroit become a food-sovereign city? What is your understanding of food sovereignty? AIHFS’ Shiloh Maples was interviewed as part of an online article at Model D which can found at this link.

Detroiters Speak
A collaborative community classroom that is a mini-course and series of public forums for every kind of student.Detroiters Speak
Call For Papers
The 12th annual Indigenous and American Studies Storyteller’s Conference is requesting to submit papers for their theme- Visualizing Indigeneity: Reclamation through Action. For more info click here for the pdf: 12th Annual Indigenous and American Studies Storyteller

U of M Public Lectures
February 11, the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources & Environment speakers series will have Dr. Robin Kimmerer speak on The Honorable Harvest: Indigenous Knowledge for Biodiversity Conservation. There will also be a panel discussion of Traditional Ecological Knowledges.2-5-16 UM lecture

Urban Sugar Bush
Beginning in March at the Fenner Nature Center in Lansing they will be having an urban sugar bush.
Urban SugarBush



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
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

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
For more information, please contact: Stephanie Mae Howells

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 for further information.