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American Indian Health & Family Services’ 2nd Annual Charity Gala

October 5, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm


AIHFS will be hosting its Charity Gala celebration featuring keynote, Tatanka Means. Tatanka Means is an award-winning actor and stand-up comedian from Chinle, Arizona. He represents the Navajo, Omaha, Ihanktonwan Nations and is an enrolled member of the Oglala Lakota Sioux Tribe in Pine Ridge, South Dakota. His most recent work includes FX’s critically acclaimed series “Reservation Dogs” Directed by Tazbah Chavez, Marvel’s Disney+ show “Echo” directed by Sydney Freeland, and stars in the highly anticipated Martin Scorsese Western crime drama film Killers of the Flower Moon, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jesse Plemons and Robert De Niro. Means is currently filming Kevin Costner’s Western epic Horizon.

Aside from acting, Tatanka performs stand-up comedy throughout Indian Country spreading laughter and speaking to Native youth across on reservations about healthy living and sobriety wellness. He currently resides in New Mexico with his wife and children. Means is the son of Gloria Grant and American Indian activist & actor, Russell Means.

The 2023 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 50,000 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 Garden Theater in Detroit. More information about the event tickets and sponsors will be available on our agency website in the coming weeks. We are currently looking for event sponsors and silent auction item donations, and event tickets will be sold beginning in August.


October 5, 2023
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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American Indian Health and Family Services (AIHFS)


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Kimberly Kleinhans
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American Indian Health and Family Services
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American Indian Health and Family Services
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About AIHFS Since 1978, American Indian Health and Family Services (AIHFS) has been a nonprofit health and community wellness center. The center’s approach integrates traditional Native American healing and spiritual practices with contemporary Western medicine in both treatment and prevention through the use of the Integrated Care Model.
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Comedy, Entertainment, Gala, Speaking Engagement
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Celebrity Appearance, Meet & Greet, Silent Auction
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Ticket will be available for sale in August.
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There will be hosted parking in a nearby ramp
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Depending on the state and federal guidelines regarding COVID-19, we will let the guests decide if they want to wear masks, at their own discretion. Proof of vaccination may be required. This is subject to change with regard to the positivity rate in the area.
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Tatanka Means
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Garden Theater
3929 Woodward Ave
Detroit,MI48201United States
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