Announcements of July 7th

Pow Wow Volunteers Needed
American Indian Health & Family Services will be hosting their Annual Pow Wow & Health Fair Saturday, August 19 at Romanowski Park in Detroit, MI. We will be offering a Volunteer Orientation for all volunteers and a Pow Wow 101 Workshop for those new to pow wows before the event in August. If you are interested joining this volunteer opportunity, please contact Shandiin Church at


Community Advisory Council
Thursday, July 20, 5:30pm-7:30pm, we will have Grace Schmitz, from the Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Epidemiology Center. She is returning to share findings from a series of interviews she did in our community previously around tobacco. Everyone is welcome! For more info call me, John Marcus, at 313-846-3718.


Healthy Start Playgroup
Families with young children are invited to join us for our July playgroup on Friday, July 14th from 11am-1:30pm. We will be playing outside with sidewalk chalk, getting to splash in the wading pool, and other fun outdoor children’s games (weather permitting). Lunch will be provided, and transportation is available for families participating in the Healthy Start program. For more information please contact the Healthy Start office at (313) 846-6030 extension 1300.


Know Your Rights Workshop
Healthy Start at AIHFS hosts Michigan United on Friday, July 28th from 11am-1:30pm for a workshop that teaches how you can help your family or others in your community become aware of their legal rights when it comes to being of undocumented immigration status. Learn about ways to respond and take action in the face of potential detention or deportation. Lunch and childcare will be provided. This workshop will be lead in Spanish with English and Arabic interpretation available. For more information please contact the Healthy Start office at (313) 846-6030 extension 1300.

American Indian Commercial Tobacco Program (AICTP)
The AICTP has set a goal of enrolling 183 people in their program by July 31st. They offer American Indians free access to online tools, support from other commercial tobacco users, and other information to help you achieve harmony and balance by quitting the use of commercial tobacco. For more info, ph. 855-372-0037, or follow this link:



Announcements of March 25th

Healthy Foods Coalition
Thursday, March 31, 5-7pm, join us here at AIHFS in using your voice to assist in making healthy food policies that will effect our Native Community, network with individuals/organizations working in food justice and being a part of the greater food community in Detroit. For more info call Shiloh or Rosebud, 313-846-3718.
healthy foods Coalition

Connecting with Pacific Relatives in Detroit
Thursday, March 31, from1-3pm at the Earthworks Urban Farm, 1264 Meldrum St, Detroit, MI 48207. There will be an exchange of ideas, traditions and strategies for strengthening communities from visiting Maori relatives, Wikuki Kingi and Tania Wolfgramm. We hope to engage in an exchange connecting people with interests in environmental social justice, cultural revitalization and resurgence and land-based practices such as food sovereignty. For more info, including biographies of the presenters, click on this pdf:
Connecting with pacific relatives in detroit

Volunteers Wanted
The Ann Arbor Dance for Mother Earth Powwow is looking for volunteers. This year’s powwow will be April 2nd & 3rd at Skyline High School in Ann Arbor, Mi.  For more info click on this pdf:
volunteer at ann arbor powwow

U of M Native Student Celebration 2016
Friday, April 29, you are invited to be part of the annual Native Student Celebration! The celebration acknowledges the accomplishments of graduating Native students. The local Native community, faculty and staff provides cultural enrichment to the ceremony. For more info click on this pdf:
UM Native Student Celebration 2016

Trevor Lifeguard Workshop
Thursday, April 28th, 5:00pm-9:00pm
For youth: To learn about life for LGBTQ2S Youth.
(flier below)

Trevor Ally Training
Friday, April 29th, 8am-noon
The Trevor Ally Program helps adults learn about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and two-spirit people, with an emphasis on youth, the specific risks and challenges they face, and how they can become an “ally” by knowing valuable resources and strategies. (flier below)

Trevor CARE Training
Friday, April 29th , 1pm-5pm
The Trevor CARE Trainings help adults who work with youth learn to “Connect, Accept, Respond and Empower” (CARE) young people in crisis. (flier below)

Trevor Trainings Location
All Trevor trainings will be at American Indian Health and Family Services, 4880 Lawndale St., Detroit, Michigan. To register for these FREE workshops, contact Karen Marshall at (313) 846-6030, ext. 1404.

Trevor Project TrainingsMen’s 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.



Announcements of June 17th

Community Advisory Council
Thursday, the 18th, will be our monthly community advisory council meeting. This month we will have representatives from the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services Division of Environmental Health.
6-18-15 CAC meeting

Talking Circle for Men
Mondays, 11am-1pm, here at AIHFS we have Talking Circles for Men. These circles are facilitated by Gene Bereza.

Talking Circle for Men
Talking Circle for Men

Job Postings
Today we posted new positions for employment here at AIHFS. Click here to go to our website employment page for job descriptions and how to apply.

Volunteer Opportunities
Interested in volunteering with AIHFS? The next volunteer orientation and HIPAA training will be on July 6th, 11am-1pm.  Please RSVP to Nickole Fox

Parent’s Guide to Home Firearm Safety
1 in 3 U.S. homes with children under 18 has a firearm. 3 in 4 children age 5 to 14 know where firearms are kept in their home. Easy access to firearms can lead  to tragic consequences.
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Request for Information to Promote the Health Needs of the AI/AN LGBT Community
The Indian Health Service (IHS) is seeking broad public input as it begins efforts to advance and promote the health needs of the American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community. Click this link to go to the federal register for more info and to submit a formal comment.