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:

https://www.lcc.edu/studentlife/nahm/

 

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 3rd

 

American Indian Commercial Tobacco Quit-line
855-372-0037 is the American Indian Commercial Tobacco Quit-line and it’s now live and ready for use!
A I Tobacco Quitline

Suspension and Expulsion Rights
Do you know what to do if your Detroit student is suspended or expelled? Attend an information session Wednesday, November 4th to find out.
suspension and expulsion rights


Super Saturday
November 7th, 10am-2pm, open to members of the Dream Seekers Youth Program for tutoring and homework help, lunch, and games. Transportation is provided for youth. Volunteer tutors are needed. Please call Martha or Joe to schedule transportation or to inquire about volunteering, 313-846-6030.
Super Saturday Flier


Agency Closure

Wednesday, November 11, AIHFS will be closed in observance of Veterans day.

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

GONA Training of Facilitators
Coming up November 21st, 22nd, &23rd 2015 at AIHFS, Sacred Bundle will be hosting a GONA [Gathering of Native Americans] Training for facilitators where we will be working together for 3 full days building up our skills and working through the GONA themes of Belonging, Mastery, Interdependence, and Generosity to address the issues facing our community.   GONA is rooted in our cultural values and utilizes humor to promote healing and wellness.  If this sounds interesting to you and you want to REGISTER or if you have any Questions please contact Christy B. [cbieber@aihfs.org | 313-846-6030].
GONA TOF 2015 Flyer

 

Heritage Month Activities in Lansing
There are over a dozen events planned at Michigan State University and the East Lansing area for November being Native American heritage month.
Lansing Native Heritage Month

Needs Assessment Survey
The North American Indian Association, Southeastern Michigan Indians Inc., American Indian Health & Family Services and the American Indian Veterans of Michigan are seeking your help in participating in our Needs Assessment Survey.
Needs Assessment SurveyHere are the survey links listed in the flier above:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/county_wayne

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

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

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

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

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

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

Native Craft & Food Sale
December 12, at the N’Amerind Friendship Centre in London, Ontario. They will have authentic Native Hand-made crafts with fundraising proceeds going to United Way for the community liaison program.
Native Craft n Food Sale

 

 

Announcements of October 23rd

 

Trunk-or-Treat Halloween Celebration
Tuesday, October 27, we will have our annual Halloween celebration from 6-8pm. The celebration will be held in our parking lot where vehicle trunks are decorated for family fun, activities and healthy treats.
10-27-15 Halloween trunk or treat

Basket Making Workshop
Thursday, October 29, we will have instruction by Lauren Hollier and Lana Hardin. This will also be a potluck. Space is limited, please RSVP to Nickole Fox at 313-846-6030.
10-29-15 basket making workshop

safeTALK Training
You can learn how to help save a life from suicide by attending the next safeTALK (Suicide Alertness for Everyone) training here at American Indian Health and Family Services. In about three hours, you can learn to recognize people who may be at risk of suicide, how to open up discussion, keep them safe, and refer them to appropriate services. Up to 30 people may enroll for this free training scheduled for 1 – 4 p.m. Friday, November 6, 2015. If you have questions or would like to register, contact Karen Marshall at KMarshall@AIHFS.org or at (313) 846-6030, ext. 1404.
safeTALK training

Women’s Sweat Lodge
Saturday, November 7, we will be having a sweat lodge teachings and ceremony by Bea Jackson for women and young ladies. The Fire and Teachings will be at 3pm. We will enter the lodge at dark. Bring a small dish to share if you can. For more info contact Nickole Fox 313-846-3718 or email nfox@aihfs.org
Women's Sweat Lodge with Bea Jackson Flyer 11-7-15

Agency Closure
Wednesday, November 11, AIHFS will be closed in observance of Veterans day.

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: nfox@aihfs.org
Community Sweat Lodge 11-14-15

Ghost Supper
Wednesday November 18, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the AIHFS 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. There will also be song and 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. For more info please contact System of Care Project Director, Bob Davis, at 313-846-6030.

 

U of M Graduate Horizons
Help spread the word!  Do you know Native college students or college graduates who are seeking to apply to graduate or professional school? Graduate Horizons is a competitive graduate school admission workshop for Native college students and college graduates. For more info here is their website. http://www.graduatehorizons.org/

 

Native One-stop Portal
The official benefits website of the United States, http://www.Benefits.gov, launched a portal of resources for Native American, Alaskan Native, and tribal populations. The portal, Native One-Stop, provides information about the services that are available through the Federal government. Native One-Stop conveniently houses any service that these populations may need with topics ranging from assistance for populations with severe disabilities to congressional internships for Native Americans.

 

Clothing Available
The following 3 Church of Latter Day Saints locations should be able to provide family members with coats, shoes, blankets, and additional clothing. Families should bring their own bag to carry clothes. No vouchers are required on Saturday, but those that go on Friday can say Calvin Modawell’s name and say that they didn’t have time to get a voucher but it should be taken care of.
When: Friday, October 23 (9-5) and Saturday, October 24 (9-12)
Where: 3 Locations at the Church of Latter Day Saints (Roseville is recommended because of way shorter lines)

  • 16965 E 12 Mile, Roseville
  • 20201 Rotunda Dr, Dearborn
  • 23190 W 9 Mile, Southfield

For more please call Michelle Vincil at 248-688-2837