Announcements of November 7th

Agency Closure
Friday, November 10th, our agency will be closed in recognition of Veterans Day. We at AIHFS would like to thank all those that have served in the Armed Forces. More than 42,000 Native Americans served in the military in the Vietnam era, and over 90 percent of these service members were volunteers. More info related to Native Americans in the armed forces, can be found in our video honoring Native American Veterans.

Fall Harvest Dinner Celebration
Wellbriety/ Women’s Society/ Men’s Society will be having a fall harvest dinner to start the holidays off right! We will be meeting on November 15th @ 5-7pm. Please bring a dish to pass. For more info contact Shelly or Sarah at 313-846-3718.


Women’s Society Cancelled
There will be no Women’s Society meetings on November 9th and November 16th.     Please join us at our Fall Harvest Dinner Celebration.


Community Advisory Council
Thursday, November 16th, 5:30pm-7:30pm, we will have a legal panel. Some topics covered will include making a free will, record expungement and fighting human trafficking. For more info John 313-846-3718.


Lansing Community College NA Heritage Month Events
For Native American Heritage Month, Lansing Community College will have a beading workshop, show the movie- Smoke Signals, have a genealogy workshop and other events. For a complete list and more info, follow this link:


U of M NA Heritage Month Events
For Native American Heritage Month, University of Michigan will have presentations by Margaret Noodin, Sally Thomason, Matika Wilbur and other events.




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