Announcements of June 29th

Holiday Closure
AIHFS will be closed Wednesday, July 4th, in observance of Independence day. This also means there will not be Wellbriety, Women’s Society, or Men’s Society that day. We will resume all regular business the following day, Thursday, July 5th. Please plan accordingly.


AIHFS Newsletter
Our quarterly newsletter for the period July through September is now available! Check it out to see articles from our CEO, Heathy Start & Early Head Start, American Cancer Society, Behavioral Health, Suicide Prevention, Youth Programs and the Community Advisory Council. Here is the online version:

Or, if you would rather download the pdf (5MB), click on this link:
July – Sept 2018 Newsletter


Suicide Prevention
True or False, in the U.S. more people die each year from suicide than homicide? Find the answer to this question and more below!


Sacred Roots Garden Work
Join Sacred Roots every week for garden fun at their new space at Romanowski park. They meet Mondays and Thursdays from 9am-12pm, and Wednesdays from 4pm -6pm. For more info ask Shiloh or Rosebud at 313-846-3718.


Family Olympics
The Michigan Indian Family Olympics will take place on Friday July 20th, 2018 at Central Michigan University’s Bennett Track and Field in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. The Olympics brings together native people from all over the state for a day filled with fun, community, and health and wellness. Join our Detroit team! Transportation will be provided along with an AIHFS team t-shirt! Please email to reserve your spot TODAY!


Wellness Beyond The Walls
The Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority (DWMHA) is hosting its 4th Annual Faith Based Initiatives Conference and would like you and/or your organization to participate.  Here is the flyer and link to register for the  4th Annual Inter-Faith Based Initiatives Wellness Beyond the Walls Conference:  Connecting Community, Spirituality & Wellness: Chasing Circumstances or Changing Conditions to be held Thursday, July 19, 2018 from 8:00am-4pm at Burton Manor, 27775 Schoolcraft, Livonia 48150.


Marijuana Town Hall Meetings
Come learn the facts about marijuana. The DWMHA is sponsoring a series of community town hall meetings Monday, July 16th through Wednesday, July 18th.

Announcements of July 29th

Film Screening Postponement
The project happiness film screening with Native Cry that was scheduled for July 30th here at AIHFS has been postponed to a date as yet to be determined.

Men’s Society
Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm, for more info, call Shelly Nimocks-Hinshaw at 313-846-6030.

Women’s Circle Dinner
August 17th, 5-7pm, everyone is welcome to a survey dinner we are having for our Women’s circle group. For more info contact Shelly Nimocks-Hinshaw at 313-846-6030.

Elder’s Cooking Class
Wednesdays, 11am – noon, July 27th through September 28th. Classes will be here at AIHFS. For more info call Shiloh or Rosebud at 313-846-3718 x1403
Elders Cooking class 2016

Community Cooking Class
Tuesday’s, 5:30-7:30pm, August 9,16,23,and 30. Classes will be here at AIHFS. For more info call Shiloh or Rosebud at 313-846-3718 x1403
Community Cooking Class 2016

Suicide Prevention Training
AIHFS is having an ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) August 9th-10th at the DoubleTree Hotel on 5801 Southfield Rd, Detroit, MI 48228. ASIST trainings are 2-day, eight hour trainings for anyone 16 or older—regardless of prior mental health experience—who wants to be able to provide suicide first aid. Attendees must come to both days of the training to receive certification. Training is funded by the Sacred Bundle Program at AIHFS and is at no cost to attendees! Breakfast and lunch will be provided. For more information or to register please contact Karen Marshall at (313)-846-6030.

Fresh Food Share
Fresh Food Share is an easy, low-cost way to get your fruits and veggies. Through Gleaner’s, the program sources produce and will deliver your order to AIHFS for you to pick-up. The next Fresh Food Share order due date is August 12th.
fresh food share 2016 Page 1fresh food share 2016 Calendar page 2

Fitness Calendar
We have added some new Zumba classes to our August fitness class schedule. Come out and join us!  For more info, Chantel or Michele at 313-846-6030.
Aug 2016 fitness calendar

Northern Indigenous Games
Saturday, August 20, AIHFS will be hosting Indigenous games for youth ages 8-17, parents and family are welcome. Registration is limited to the first 30 youth. To register or for questions, contact Nicolette at 313-846-6030 or
Indigenous Games Flyer 8-20-16

PrEP for HIV Prevention
PrEP stands for Pre-exposure prophylaxis. Studies done so far show a reduction of HIV infection by 92% in people who take the pill EVERY DAY. PrEP does not work this well if it isn’t taken every day. For more info follow this link to our agency blog:

Fulbright Scholarship
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide. The program currently awards approximately 1,900 grants annually in all fields of study, and operates in more than 140 countries worldwide.
DEADLINE: Submit all application materials online by October 13, 2016.
For more information, including detailed instructions, guidelines, and any additional questions please visit the Fulbright web page.

Breast Cancer
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Detroit is having a kickoff celebration on Wednesday, August 10, at the Southfield pavilion.
Making Strides


Announcements of January 20th, 2016

Community Advisory Council
Thursday, January 20th, we will have our monthly community advisory council meeting from 5:30-7:30pm. This month we well be getting an update from the BALAC grant by Shiloh Maples.
1-21-16 CAC meeting flier

Decolonize our Diet
January 27th at the Wayne State Student Center the WSU Native American Student Organization is presenting Decolonizing our Diet: Healing our bodies, Healing ourselves.
decolonize our diet

Say and Play Focus Group
Parents of young children are invited to a focus group to give their input about an initiative to improve vocabulary and language development for children under five. The group will take place Friday, January 29, 11am-1:30pm. Lunch and activities for children will be provided. Please come share your ideas and opinions! For more information contact Healthy Start or download this pdf SayAndPlay AIHFS

Traditional Spirituality Program
We will be selecting participants for a 12 week program organized around the sweat lodge. If you are interested in participating in this new twelve-week program that will orient members of Detroit’s urban American Indian community to Indigenous traditional spirituality and tribal ceremonial practices, then download the following screening documents in either a word doc or a pdf.
Screener-Traditional Spirituality Program
Screener-Traditional Spirituality Program pdf

Women’s Talking Circle
WELCOME ALL LADIES!!!! Are you tired of watching afternoon soaps ? Cleaning the house got you down? That pot of coffee not keeping you peppy during the day? Well hey, it’s time to break up the monotony of your week and come to AIHFS for Women’s Talking Circle. We meet every Wednesday from 12-2pm. A potluck lunch is provided w/ the assistance of our lovely ladies in attendance . Be among Women  who are caring and compassionate and need a break just like you.  We have crafts to challenge your creative side. We do exercises to enhance your figure. We have Talking Circles to relieve the stress and find inner peace with your spirit sisters. So ladies please join us and heal your spirit and mind. For more info please call Shelly Nimocks-Hinshaw at 313-846-6030

Annual Michigan Suicide Prevention Meeting
Do you personally want to know what can be done locally around suicide prevention? Do you have a group of people that want to work together to do something about suicide? Are you thinking about getting a coalition started in your community? Then see the following flier.
annual Michigan suicide prevention meeting

Food Sovereignty Newsletter
The latest AIHFS food sovereignty newsletter is out featuring articles about accessing fresh foods, Indigenous food info and recipes. Click here to download the pdf January Food Sovereignty News Letter pdf