Announcements of March 30th

Amazon Smile Donation
Did you know if you shop at Amazon that they will donate .5% of every purchase to AIHFS? Now through March 31st, they will triple that donation to 1.5% on your behalf! This only applies to a first time purchaser though. This is a great way to support our work as we continue to try to meet the needs of Native American families and other underserved communities in southeastern Michigan. For more info about the 3 X donation use this first link. To register and select AIHFS at the organization to receive your donations use the second link.

3 X info:

To register:


ASIST Workshop
April 9th and 10th, Sacred Bundle is holding an Applied Suicide Intervention Training (ASIST) workshop at the Double Tree Detroit-Dearborn Hotel. It follows up safeTALK and teaches people how to further communicate with people in suicidal crisis, safety plan, and more! For more info, please email Lauren Lockhart at  Registration is limited!

Earth Day Celebration & Community Garden Cleanup
Sunday, April 22nd, 1pm-3pm, join Sacred Roots as they celebrate springtime, build community, and honor Mother Earth. For more info, contact Shiloh or Rosebud at 313-846-3718.


NUIFC Digital Divide Survey
Greetings from AIHFS,
We work hard every day to provide our community with the health, social, and educational resources necessary to live and succeed today. As part of that, we see people all the time who face significant challenges. And we do everything we can to help them and strengthen our community. Sometimes that means addressing their health needs, or providing after school programs for our youth, but today it means fighting for their access to technology and the internet.
Our organization is partnering with the National Urban Indian Family Coalition (NUIFC) on the first-ever national survey focusing on how the digital divide affects Native Americans living in urban population centers. The digital divide refers to the fact that 25% of households in America don’t currently have internet access. With so many resources available online, this is simply unacceptable.
Will you support our efforts by responding to this short survey? (found here: )

Thank you for your participation and for all that you mean to our community.


Field Museum Job
The Field Museum has a few positions posted within their new permanent exhibit of Native North America. They are encouraging applicants of indigenous ancestry to apply. For more info, here’s the link:


Cultural Sovereignty Fellowship
The Association on American Indian Affairs seeks a recent graduate of an undergraduate, graduate or law degree program to join AAIA for a year in the metro DC area for a paid internship to work on National policy on protecting cultural resources/heritage and Indian child and youth matters. Applications are due by April 23. Use this link to find the announcement: ​


Anishinaabe Environmental Justice Project
April 21st and 22nd at the Mary Murray Culture Camp, Sugar Island, MI. Youth centered environmental work by and for our Anishinaabe communities.


Announcements of December 16th


Community Lodge
In the evening of Dec. 16, Friday, we will be having a community sweat lodge here at AIHFS, 4880 Lawndale, Detroit. The conductor will be Tony Davis of the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians. Fire & Teachings start around 5pm. We will go in around 7pm. Please remember these times are approximate. Women should bring a long comfortable skirt, modest comfortable top (such as a t-shirt) and a towel. Men should bring shorts and a towel. If you would like to bring a dish to share for the small feast afterwards, please do! For more info, please contact Nickole Fox or Keith Dayson, 313-846-6030.


Rebroadcast of AIHFS on MI Healthy Mind
If you missed AIHFS being spotlighted on MI Healthy Mind, this past Sunday on channel 20, they are going to rebroadcast it again this Sunday, the 18th, at noon. They said they are doing this, in part, due to a great response! Besides Ashley Tuomi, Glenn Wilson and Keith Dayson being featured, look for community elder, Jerry Cleland as part of the broadcast.


Winter Solstice
Wednesday, Dec. 21st, we will be having our annual winter solstice celebration at the University of Michigan-Dearborn Campus. The address for the University is 4901 Evergreen Rd, Dearborn, MI 48128. The Building info is: University Center, Kochoff Hall, 1133 University Center, Dearborn, Michigan. (once you get on campus you can look for signs to the University Center/Kochoff Hall)
This year’s feast will feature foods grown in the AIHFS garden. There will also be a giveaway. Everyone is welcome to bring a new, homemade or gently used item to contribute! Donations are welcome to help cover event. Please bring your feast bundles! (plate, bowl, cup, utensils)
~Event sponsored by~
University of Michigan, Dearborn
American Indian Health & Family Services
For more info, call Nickole Fox 313-846-3718 x1400


Winter Solstice AIHFS Hours of Operation
Wednesday, Dec. 21, the clinic will only be open from 12:30pm – 3:30pm, in lieu of the Winter Solstice.


AIHFS Program Cancellations Over the Holidays
Men’s Society:  12-21-16; 12-28-16; 1-4-17
Wellbriety:  12-21-16
Women’s Society:  12-22-16; 12-29-16; 1-5-17
For more info, call Shelly Nimocks-Hinshaw


Holiday Closings
AIHFS will be closed the following days:
Friday, Dec. 23
Monday, Dec. 26
Friday, Dec. 30
Monday, Jan. 2


Potential Job Opportunities
AIHFS has a SAMHSA grant to implement services and become an active member of the Detroit Wayne System of Care (SOC).  The SOC is seeking both Parent and Youth Peer Support Partners to work with Native American consumers. Parent Support Partners must be a parent with first-hand experience navigating public child serving agencies and raising a child with a mental health or developmental challenge. Youth Peer Support Partners are age 15 – 25 and must have “lived experience” which simply means having received mental health services as a youth. Upon receiving training these positions may be part or full-time and start at around $13/ hour.  If interested, please contact Bob Davis at AIHFS – 313 846-6030.


Tobacco Cessation
The American Cancer Society has a group-based tobacco cessation counseling program called Freshstart. The program is designed to help participants stop smoking by providing essential information, skills for coping with cravings and group support.


Women’s Lodge
Friday, January 6th, Bea Jackson will be joining us to share teachings and conduct a women’s sweat lodge.  All women are welcome and men who are interested in helping with the fire.  The fire & teachings start at 5pm. We will be going in the lodge around 7pm. For more info, please contact Nickole Fox or Keith Dayson, 313-846-6030.


World Sabbath Day
The 18th Annual World Sabbath will be held at Temple Beth El in Bloomfield Hills on Sunday, March 5th, 2017, officially beginning at 4:00 PM.  This is an interfaith experience of music, dance and prayer: seeking to build a world of tolerance, justice, faithfulness and peace.