Announcements of July 28th

Community Cooking Series
Beginning August 3rd AIHFS will have a weekly community interactive cooking lesson using healthy recipes and traditional Native American foods.  Participants at least 8 years of age & up will get a gift card for each session they complete.


AIHFS Pow Wow and Health Fair
Saturday, August 19, 12pm to 4pm, we will have our annual pow wow and health fair! Our host drum will be the Eagle Flight singers and we are open to all dancers. We will have Native American arts and crafts, as well as Native food available for purchase.  The event 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.  For vendor information, contact Casey Brant at  This is a drug and alcohol free event. We will also have a Wellness Walk around Romanowski Park at 10:30am. Registration for the Walk begins at 10am. For general information please email Fred Blaisdell at


Wellness Walk 2017
Join us for a one mile Wellness Walk before the pow wow on August 19th at 10:00am. It’s a great way to wake up your body and mind, view our new gardens, and to have fun with old and new friends! There is no need to pre-register but the first 50 attendees will be eligible for a free t-shirt. We hope to see you there!


AIHFS Pow Wow Volunteers Needed
American Indian Health & Family Services will be offering a Volunteer Orientation for all volunteers and a Pow Wow 101 Workshop for those new to pow wows before our August 19th pow wow. If you are interested in joining this volunteer opportunity, please contact Shandiin Church at


World Suicide Prevention Day Event
Sunday, September 10th, at the Ross School of Business, in Ann Arbor there will be a film screening and panel discussion of the documentary, “The S Word.” Here is a link to register for the Sept. 10 screening of “The S Word,” an amazing documentary by Ann Arbor-based filmmakers that is being shown by the U of M Depression Center.


Need a New Fridge?
You might be eligible to receive a brand-new ENERGY STAR certified refrigerator from DTE Energy at no cost to you. DTE Energy is partnering with Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice to give qualifying customers new energy efficiency refrigerators to replace their old, inefficient models. A new refrigerator could be just a form away. Follow this link for more info:


Expungement Clinic
Lakeshore Legal Aid(LLA) is holding a FREE legal expungement clinic at their office to clear criminal convictions off Detroit residents’ records.

Tuesday, August 8th, from 5pm – 7pm (appointments every half hour)
Lakeshore Legal Aid, Cass Corridor Office
2727 2nd Ave., Ste 118
Detroit, MI 48201

LLA will have volunteer attorneys on site to meet with pre-registered clients.  Lakeshore Legal Aid also has grant funds to cover the costs of certified copies and the required Michigan State Police background check.

Clients must be residents of Detroit and must be eligible for Lakeshore Legal Aid’s services.

Please fill out this attached expungement intake form.

expungement intake form

You may either email it back to us at or you can fax it to us at (313) 429-7282.  We only have a certain number of client slots available, so please register as early as possible.
Once we receive the intake sheet, we will assess your eligibility and contact you directly to schedule the appointment with the attorney.


LLA are planning to run this clinic monthly.  If you can’t attend the August 8th event, please contact Sheri or Crystal and they will assist either individually or at a future clinic.

Please feel free to contact them if you have any questions.

Sheri Osher
Staff Attorney, Lakeshore Legal Aid
313-242-0811 x 1313

Crystal Miller
Paralegal, Lakeshore Legal Aid
313-242-0811 x 1319