Announcements of November 13th


Community Sweat Lodge
Saturday, November 14, we will be having a community sweat lodge. The conductor will be Tony Davis of the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa. The fire will start around 10am and the community will enter the lodge around noon. For more info, Nickole Fox, 313-846-6030 or email:
Community Sweat Lodge 11-14-15

Free Movie Night
November 16, join us at the MSU center at 3408 Woodward in Detroit for a viewing of 2 films featuring Native American themes. One is called Unnatural Causes and the other is Eriel Deranger – Reclaiming our Indigeneity and our place in modern society.
11-16-15 Free Native American Film Night

Ghost Supper
Wednesday, November 18, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Social Hall. The Systems of Care Grant here at AIHFS will be hosting a traditional Ghost Supper to celebrate the time we’ve had with those we know and love that have walked on. There will be an opening prayer followed by a teaching about Ghost Suppers by Frank Ettawageshik, song and a drum with a sacred fire. A main course will be provided and you can feel free to bring a sampling of your loved one’s favorite dish to pass if you like. The invitation is open to all. Miigwetch.
Ghost supper

Community Advisory Council
Thursday, November 19th, 5:30-7:30pm, we will have Brian Smith from the Center for Urban Responses to Environmental Stressors, sharing their video Good Food = Good Health and having dialogue about community health. Everyone is welcome. For more info, John Marcus, 313-846-6030.


Healthy Start Playgroup
Join us for a free playgroup on Friday, November 20th from 11:00 to 1:30! There will be games, crafts, and fun for kids 0-5. All are welcome! For more info, call Healthy Start at 313-846-6030 x1300. We hope to see you there!


Food Sovereignty Newsletter
Check out the first issue of the AIHFS Food Sovereignty Newsletter pdf below.
Food Sovereignty Newsletter_Nov. 2015


WSU Film and Discussion
Monday, November 23, in honor of Native American heritage month, come see the documentary, “Our Fires Still Burn: The Native American Experience,” at Wayne State University.
WSU film and discussion

Heritage Month Activities in Ann Arbor
If you are interested in events planned as part of Native American heritage month at University of  Michigan, including a performance by Hip-Hop artist Frank Waln, a fall feast, a panel discussion and more, check out this flier below.
Ann Arbor heritage month activities



Announcements of June 26th


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
Supreme Court Upholds Subsidies in King v. Burwell
The Supreme court voted 6-3 to uphold the subsidies and the interpretation of the Internal Revenue Services that individuals in all 50 states should be able to access these subsidies. This is an excerpt from the most recent blog posting by our Agency Director, Ashley Tuomi. Click here to go to her blog and read the rest of the entry.

“System of Care” Connections Community Picnic
June 30, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, at Claude Allison Park is a free event for the entire family. We welcome you out to explore what your system of care looks like. Join us for fun family filled day, enjoy food, d.j., bounce house, fun and games. Transportation is available at 3 locations. Call Care Coordinator if you wish to reserve your spot, 313-846-6030.
SOC Connections Community Picnic

NAIA Job Posting
The North American Indian Association is looking for an Office Assistant. For more info Job description is in the following pdf.
NAIA -Office Assistant-Job Posting 6-26-15

Grow Your Own Food
July 30th, at the North American Indian Association you can learn how to grow your own food in small spaces. Learn what grows well in containers and how to care for you plants. RSVP to or call 313-535-2966 by July 17th to reserve your supplies.
Grow your own food

Free Monday Movies
At the MSU Detroit Center, 3408 Woodward ave., will be a monthly gathering celebrating the connections between health, agriculture, food security, the economy, community and earth.  This 2015 Movie Night series is a collaborative project supported by: American Indian Health and Family Services, Boggs Center, Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, Earthworks, Fender Bender, Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit, Keep Growing Detroit, NOW (local chapter), The Green Burial Council and The Greening of Detroit. Thanks to Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit for facilitation and to MSU-Office of the Vice President for Governmental Affairs for providing the venue.
Free Movies July-Nov2015