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.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/aihfsemployeehealthyselfie

 

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

Trainings
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. http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1103364065441&ca=ac8a3523-bd21-41e8-95dd-46c5784d0a52

 

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:
http://law.wayne.edu/keithcenter/detroit-equity-action-lab/cohort-information.php
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:
http://forms.wayne.edu/5761babf8d67c

 

 

Announcements of January 29, 2016

 

Men’s Talking Circle
Mondays from 11am to 1pm. It is meant to provide a safe haven for men wishing to share and discuss life’s challenges as well as life’s many joys. For more info contact Shelly Nimocks-Hinshaw 313-846-6030.
Mens Circle flyer 1-29-16 version

Playwriting Contest
Calling all Native American playrights under the age of 25! The Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program is hosting its first playwriting contest and is looking for young Native writers to submit their own plays. For more info here is a link to their website.
Playwriting contest

Combined Federal Campaign
The Combined Federal Campaign program is a federal employee program where any federal employee can make a donation to American Indian Health & Family Services through payroll deductions.
combined federal campaign

Exhibit Lecture
January 30, the Ziibiwing Center, located in Mt. Pleasant, will have Cameron Wood of the Cranbrook Institute of Science (CIS) lecture on the CIS Great Lakes Native American Collection.
CRANBROOK LECTURE

 

Great Lakes Traditional Arts Gathering
August 10-14 spend four days working directly with the region’s most noted traditional artists, craftspeople, historians and naturalists in small group settings – with dozens of workshops for both adults and children.  Forge your own fire steel, help build a moose skin canoe, weave a rabbit skin blanket, learn to process wild rice, work with a master falconer, explore the waters around Drummond island in a replica 1870s wooden ship, and much more.  For more info here is a link to their website.