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American Indian Health & Family Services 1st Annual Charity Gala

October 6, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm


AIHFS is planning a brand-new event in 2022. On October 6th we will have a Gala celebration featuring a Fireside Chat with Edgar Villanueva, award-winning author of Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance. Villanueva is an activist, and expert on issues of race, wealth, and philanthropy, who will discuss how to make philanthropy equitable for all. The Fireside Chat will be moderated by Abigail Echo-Hawk, Executive Vice President at Seattle Indian Health Board and the Director of Urban Indian Health Institute.
The 2022 Charity Gala will help raise much needed funds to support our ability to expand our services to the American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) population and other underserved individuals in Southeastern Michigan. Today, 7 out of every 10 American Indians live in urban areas, yet remain an invisible and significantly underserved population who share similar disparities of other communities of color. We serve over 2,000 Urban Indians, enrolled tribal members from over 60 different tribes, and other underserved individuals each year. We aim to serve all of the 55,000 Urban Native Americans and other underserved individuals who reside in Detroit and southeast Michigan. We provide services to all people in need, regardless of their ethnicity, nationality, gender, race, religion, age, or sexual orientation.
A silent auction will take place at the event, which will be held at The Roostertail in Detroit, and will have 175 attendees. More information about the event tickets and sponsors will be available on our agency website (aihfs.org/charity-gala/) in the coming weeks.


October 6, 2022
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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American Indian Health & Family Services


Organizer Name
Kimberly Kleinhans
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Is this event charitable?
Is this event local within metropolitan Detroit?
Please list the organization name(s) hosting this event.
American Indian Health & Family Services
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American Indian Health & Family Services
Please explain what this charity supports, i.e., programs, services, etc.
AIHFS is a full medical clinic, behavioral health clinic, and community wellness center that provides culturally appropriate community services and activities. We offer over 20 programs and services holistically integrated between all three departments. Other services include Hope and Wellness Screenings, Sacred Bundle Suicide and Substance-use Prevention and Education program for youth and a Zero Suicide and Substance-use program for adults; Healthy Start Program that focuses on healthy pregnancies, babies, and families; Food Sovereignty, Healthy Food Prescription, and Snap-Ed Programs; Youth and Leadership Programs; Peer Groups; Cultural Development and Professional Trainings; Exercise classes; and a variety of Cultural and Traditional workshops, services, classes, events, trainings, and teachings.
Which categories does this event fall under? (Please check all that apply)
Fundraiser, Gala, Health, Speaking Engagement
Which categories does this agenda fall under? (Please check all that apply)
Cocktail/Happy Hour, Meet & Greet, Networking, Silent Auction
Registration Requirements
Tickets will be available for purchase on https://aihfs.org/charity-gala/ after 8/1/2022
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Parking Guidelines
Free parking in The Roostertail's lot
COVID-19 Protocols
Masking is up to the discretion of the individual attendees
Emcee/Host/Media Personality
Abigail Echo-Hawk
Celebrity/Special Guest
Edgar Villanueva
HOUR Detroit is the Official Media Sponsor of the Gala. Additional sponsors TBD.
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The Roostertail
100 Marquette Dr
Detroit,MI48214United States
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(313) 822-1234