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-flyer-2016

 

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.
freshstart

 

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.
world-sabbath-2017

 

 

 

Announcements of October 3rd

Fundraiser For Standing Rock Update
We are humbled and appreciative that the total amount raised at our September 23rd Fundraiser for the Standing Rock Sioux was $2,298.00 Thanks again for everyone that came out that night!

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We’d also like to say a special thank you to the following AIHFS staff and community members that volunteered their time to make this happen.

-Staff-
Keith Dayson; Sarah Brant; Chantel Henry; Nickole Fox; Jamie Alvord; Shelly Nimocks-Hinshaw; Karen Marshall; John Marcus; D’Arcy Hearn; Carmen Mendoza-King; Jacquelene Hollier-Jackson

-Community Members-
Kirk Schuyler; Dave Huizenga; Connie Pashenee; Jeremy Royer; Nancy Walker; Chloe Brown; Jeff Winchester; Emily Warren

The raffle winners from that night were as follows:
Angela Sedoskey won the baby Pendleton.
Lance Montour won the 50/50 drawing.
Marc Roland and his family won a painting and a quilt.

Last, but not least, we would like to give a special thanks to Jerry Cleland and his son Wayne for the pipe ceremony used to help carry those prayers where they needed to go.

 

Focus on Child Passenger Safety
Our latest blog posting, written by Carmen Mendoza King, focuses on child passenger safety. Here is part of it.
National Child Passenger Safety Week was Sunday, September 18th through Saturday, September 24th. The Week wrapped up on September 24th with National Seat Check Saturday—a call to action encouraging parents, other caretakers, and anyone responsible for driving with children to make sure that appropriate seating is being used when driving motorized vehicles. Taking the time to learn about child passenger safety is an opportunity to refresh knowledge on practical steps that may prevent motorized vehicle related injuries and fatalities among children. Please click here to go to our agency blog to read the rest of the article.

 

Women’s Society Kick-off
Join us October 8, from 1pm to 4pm, for the Women’s Society Kick-off luncheon. For more info, Shelly Hinshaw 313-846-6030.
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Dream Seekers Youth Program After School Kickoff
Monday October 10th, 2016, 5-7pm @ AIHFS
Open to all youth ages 8-17 who want to have fun, learn about healthy lives free of alcohol and drugs, and learn about Native American cultures and the 7 Grandfather/Grandmother teachings. Youth group continues on Mondays and Tuesdays from 5-7pm throughout the school year. Parents/guardians must register youth and are encouraged to attend the kickoff event on October 10th. Call Martha or Joe at 313-846-3718 or email jreilly@aihfs.org for more information.
dream-seekers-after-school-kickoff-flier


Suicide to Hope
AIHFS presents suicide to HOPE, a workshop that helps equip caregivers to support people who have survived a suicide crisis and are on the road to recovery. The workshop will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, October 17 in the Thurman Bear Basement of AIHFS, and CEUs may be available. Trainer Anne Kramer presents the first suicide to HOPE workshop in Michigan here at AIHFS! Audience is limited to 24 people. To register or for more information, please contact Karen Marshall before Thursday, October 13 at KMarshall@AIHFS.org or (313) 846-6030, ext. 1404. The workshop is free, and includes a light breakfast and lunch. Click this pdf for more info:
suicide-to-hope

 

Youth Sweat Lodge
Saturday, November 5, we will be having a youth sweat lodge. The sweat lodge conductor will be Tony Davis, of the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians. For more info including starting time, contact Martha, 313-846-6030.

 

Community Sweat Lodge
Sunday, November 6, we will be having a community sweat lodge here at AIHFS. The conductor will be Tony Davis of the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa. 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, including starting time, please contact Keith Dayson, 313-846-6030 or email: kdayson@aihfs.org

 

 

 

Announcements of July 19th

 

Summer Day Camp
We are doing Summer Day Camp for Little Dreamers [Kids 5-7 years old] in August. Call Martha/Christy for more information [313+846-6030] Parents must come in and register their little dreamer. We will be available for registrations on Mondays or Fridays, just give us a call to set it up.

Garden Workday
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 Wednesday, July 20th, 5-7pm. For more info, ask Shiloh or Rosebud at 313-846-6030.
aihfs garden work days 2016

Community Advisory Council
Thursday, July 21, from 5:30pm – 7:30pm, we will have our monthly community advisory council meeting. This month we will be talking about community and police relations. Everyone is welcome. For more info call me, John Marcus, at 313-846-6030.

Community Sweat Lodge
Tony Davis, Little Traverse Bay Band, is scheduled to come in for a Community Sweat on Saturday July 23rd.  For questions or time info,  contact Keith Dayson, 313-846-6030.
Community Lodge 7-23-16

Sacred Roots Logo
The BALAC grant team & community coalition has selected a name for the grant project—from now on we will be referring to it as Sacred Roots.
Please visit the link and help us select a logo:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BD8MGC3

 

AIHFS Pow Wow and Health Fair
Saturday, August 27, 12pm to 5pm, we will have our annual pow wow and health fair! The event will be open to the public beginning at 11am, which is when we will also have a Wellness Walk. Our host drum will be Southern Straight and we are open to all dancers. We will have Native American arts and crafts, as well as Native food available for purchase. This is a free event and we are recommending you bring your lawn chairs so you’ll be able to watch all the dancing in comfort. This year’s pow wow will be right around the corner from our agency at Romanowski Park. For general information, email Thurman Bear at tbear@aihfs.org. For vendor information, contact Casey Brant at cbrant@aihfs.org You can also reach either person at 313-846-6030
This is a drug and alcohol free event. See you at the Pow Wow in the D!
pow wow flyer 2016

 

Cooling Center
The Team Wellness Center is opening its Eastern Market Clinic, located at 2925 Russell Street in the heart of Detroit’s historic Eastern Market, to provide refuge from this week’s heat wave by serving as a Cooling Center for men, women and families. It is open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Temperatures are expected to surge into the upper 90s through the weekend. “We welcome anyone to join us to cool off during this extreme heat that can be dangerous, especially for people who have medical conditions,” says Team Wellness Center President Pamela Lamb. “We have a large lobby with a television, a playhouse for kids, and a snack bar with cold water.  We have plenty of space for people to come and get comfortable.” The Salvation Army Bed & Bread Club’s truck delivers free lunches every day between noon and 1 p.m. at Team Wellness Center. Anyone visiting Team Wellness Center as a Cooling Center is not required to be a client at the clinic, which treats mental illness and addiction, and provides services for employment, housing, GED classes, job training, a primary care physician and medical staff, HIV/STD testing, psychiatry, therapists, opioid dependency, groups for Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous, as well as Specialty Treatment Teams for many groups including veterans, LGBT individuals, women and seniors. Team Wellness Center also provides free transportation on a 24-passenger bus and two vans.  Most insurance plans are accepted. For more information about Team Wellness Center and the Cooling Center, please call 313-396-5300 or visit TeamWellnessCenter.com.

Action Lab
Applications have been extended until July 25 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.
More info is in this pdf: Equity Action Lab Info

National Program for Intercultural Leadership
The Intercultural Leadership Institute is offering a new year-long rigorous personal and leadership development program for artists, culture bearers and other arts professionals. The Intercultural Leadership Institute (ILI) is a collaborative program of Alternate ROOTS, First Peoples Fund, National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) and PA’I Foundation. These four partner organizations have created ILI out of a shared commitment to pursue cultural equity and to support artists, culture bearers, and other arts professionals as change-makers in their communities.
Applications for the first Intercultural Leadership Institute cohort are being accepted online now through September 13, 2016. More information and a link to the online application is available at ileadershipi.net.

San Francisco Fellowship
The Christensen Fund is offering a two-year Fellowship, based in San Francisco, to an early- to mid-career professional with strong Indigenous connections, a unique opportunity to deeply learn about philanthropy thru extensive hands-on grant making experience, individual coaching, and mentorship. The Fellow will lead grant making in The Christensen Fund Bay Area Program and contribute to several other projects across the Fund. The Fellowship will include dedicated time for personal cultural study/practice (such as language learning, art, music or dance)—to be defined by the Fellow. The online application can be found HERE:

Youth Leaders Conference
WHAT – At Power Shift 2016, youth leaders will strategize with their fellow activists and gain valuable, practical skills such as campaign planning, voter education, citizen lobbying, power mapping, and bird-dogging, all with a focus on the ongoing campaigns, struggles, and needs of their region and community.  Read more about Power Shift – http://powershift2016.org/about-powershift
WHERE – Wayne State University (my alma mater) in Detroit – Aug 13 & 14!
YOUTH – This is a youth focused event so I’m encouraging all youth to make an effort to attend if you can!  Spread the word among youth who would like to meet others who are challenging structures and fighting for environmental justice.
HOUSING – Tower Residential Suites at Wayne State University (the same campus where Power Shift will be taking place!) – https://actionnetwork.org/ticketed_events/power-shift-midwest-housing-registration.  Or you can find your own lodging for the weekend.
FAQ’s – Yes high schooler’s and older folks can attend!  See more – http://powershift2016.org/frequently-asked-questions#highschool
SCHOLARSHIPS – Power Shift has scholarships available so if you need financial, travel, and/or housing assistance please apply!  There are partial and full scholarships available as it all depends on what you need.  If you would like some assistance with the scholarship application I can help you so just let me know.  https://actionnetwork.org/forms/power-shift-2016-scholarship-application-form
GENERAL TICKET PRICES – Student/youth (under 24 years old) – $60, Adult/Non-profit $160.

We R Native Photo Contest
Whether it’s hitting the powwow trail or a canoe journey, summer is a great time to connect with culture. So how do you #REPRESENT? Share some ways you’re showing your Native pride this summer and We R Native will enter you to win up to $150! For more info http://www.wernative.org/contests/summer-2016

 

 

Announcements of July 6th

 

AIHFS Newsletter
Our new newsletter is out! We have articles about hepatitis C, an upcoming parenting series, the Dream Seekers youth group,  breastfeeding, diabetes self-care and more.  Click this link to read our online version.

Or, click here to download the 4MB pdf: AIHFS July – Sept 2016 Newsletter

 

7th Fire Food Sovereignty Alliance
Today, Wednesday, July 6, from 5:30-7:30pm, the Healthy Foods Initiative Team is meeting here at AIHFS and invites you to join the coalition. We will be updating the community on the work we’ve been doing in the last few months. For more info contact Shiloh at 313-846-6030 or email: smaples@aihfs.org

 

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

 

AIHFS Pow Wow and Health Fair
This is our annual pow wow and health fair. The event will be open to the public beginning at 11am, which is when we will also have a Wellness Walk. Our host drum will be Southern Straight and we are open to all dancers. We will have Native American arts and crafts, as well as Native food available for purchase. This is a free event and we are recommending you bring your lawn chairs so you’ll be able to watch all the dancing in comfort. This year’s pow wow will be right around the corner from our agency at Romanowski Park. For general information, email Thurman Bear at tbear@aihfs.org. For vendor information, contact Casey Brant at cbrant@aihfs.org You can also reach either person at 313-846-6030
This is a drug and alcohol free event. See you at the Pow Wow in the D!
pow wow flyer 2016

 

Mamas’ Summit
Mothering Justice will be hosting our 2nd annual Mamas’ Summit. The event will be held Saturday, July 9, 2016 at the United Way Office for Southeast Michigan located at 660 Woodward Ave., Suite 300, Detroit, MI, 48226 starting at 8:30AM – 3:00PM. The Mamas’ Summit is a daylong event aimed at training women on a variety of issues dealing with pregnancy and parenting. This is an issue and skill building event. The one day gathering of women will bring together mother activist from different issue fronts to learn from one another about the work they are doing and find synergy. This will also be an opportunity for individual leaders to learn advocacy skills. These are the topics we are looking to cover at this daylong event. The event will discuss several panels. One will be centered around our moms running for office and the other one will deal with mothering justice issues such as education, affordable childcare, wage theft and cost of education.
Registration at this link:  http://www.motheringjustice.org/event.html

 

Cultural Garage
The Cultural Garage, located at 3439 Livernois, Detroit, is started their summer art program July 5, 2016. It is every day Monday through Friday from 5 pm to 8 pm. There will be many workshops for youth. For more info call Ismael Duran at 313-471-9768.

 

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 June 15th

Community Advisory Council
Thursday, June 16, we will be having our monthly meeting from 5:30-7:30pm. This month we will be having a Talking Circle with the focus being the recent events in Orlando, Florida. Talking Circles have been used as part of the healing process by many tribal nations. It is with this intent of healing that we ask everyone to come participate. Our mental health professionals will be available during this time as well.  For more info call me, John Marcus, at 313-846-6030.

 

Community Sweat Lodge
Saturday, June 18th, we will be having a community sweat lodge here at AIHFS. The conductor will be Tony Davis of the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa. 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, including starting time, please contact Keith Dayson, 313-846-6030 or email: kdayson@aihfs.org

 

New Blog Direction
We have updated the blog that was on our website and it has taken a new direction. Follow this link to check it out:
https://aihfsdirector.wordpress.com/

 

Job Postings
We have openings here at AIHFS for a Social Worker and a Community Health Worker in our Healthy Start program. For more details, including how to apply, follow this link to our employment page.

 

Anishinaabemowin Language Website
The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians have updated their language website. They have added some new lessons and stories.
Anishinaabemowin language

 

Community Cultural Teaching & Feast
Saturday, June 25, from 11am-3pm there will cultural teachings and a feast at Ezhibiigaadek Asin (the Sanilac Petroglyphs site near Cass City, Mi.). Participants include Joseph Sowmick, Stephanie Stone and Dr. Dean Anderson. community cultural teachings - sanilac petroglyphs

 

Detroit Narrative Agency
Are you suffering from narrative induced community injury or stereotyping? The Detroit Narrative Agency aims to change the stories that form the future of this city. Please watch the infomercial at our WordPress version and consider applying for a mini-grant from the Detroit Narrative Agency. More info here:
https://www.alliedmedia.org/dna
Watch “Detroit Narrative Agency Infomercial” on YouTube

 

 

Announcements of December 11th

 

Winter Solstice Celebration
Monday, Dec. 21st, we will be having our annual winter solstice celebration at the University of Michigan-Dearborn Campus.
University Center, Kochoff Hall, 1133 University Center, Dearborn, Michigan.
There will 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
Southeastern Michigan Indians Inc.
For more info, call Nickole Fox 313-846-3718 x1400
11-30-15 Winter Solstice Flyer 2015


Community Advisory Council
Thursday, December 17th, from 5:30-7:30pm, we will be having our monthly community advisory council meeting. This month we will be getting an update on our suicide prevention program, Manidookewigashkibjigan, by Christy Bieber. For more info, John Marcus, 313-846-6030

 

Healthy Start Playgroup
Parents and young children are welcome to join us for our December playgroup on Friday, December 18, from 11am-1:30pm. We will be making holiday dough ornaments, eating special holiday-themed healthy snacks, having our parent talking circle, and of course playing! Please call the Healthy Start office for more information.
12-11-15 Playgroup  Winter 2015-2016


Community Sweat Lodge
Sunday, December 20th, 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: nfox@aihfs.org

 

AIHFS Holiday Closings
During the upcoming holidays AIHFS will be closed the following days:
December 24th, 25th, 31st and January 1st. We hope everyone has a great holiday!

 

MSU Powwow Logo Contest
The North American Indigenous Student Organization of Michigan State University is proud to announce its first logo contest for this year’s 33rd Annual Powwow. This year’s theme will be: Reuniting the Three Fires. Submissions due by December 13th, 2015.
MSU powwow logo contest


Urban Roots
Urban Roots is a nine-week course designed to support community leaders in establishing or expanding thriving community gardens in the city. Classes begin January 30th and the applications are due January 15th, 2016. Here is the pdf application:  Urban Roots APPLICATION

 

Lansing Suicide Prevention Training
March 7th, 2016, there will be a one day overview of suicide prevention, intervention and postvention by the Michigan Assn. of Community Mental Health Boards. This training is open to anyone who wishes to learn more about intervening across the suicide spectrum. Professionals from the fields of substance abuse and mental health may all benefit. Here is the pdf with more info including how to register:  3-7-16 lansing Suicide Prevention Training