IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT - POSTED JUNE 13, 2017

To AICH community, clients, allies and friends,

The American Indian Community House has been informed that we will no longer receive funding from Indian Health Service, Office of Urban Indian Health Programs due to financial difficulties. We are currently appealing this decision and we strongly encourage everyone to write a letter in support of AICH continuation and send us a copy. Please email or write today-

Martha Ketcher
Office of Contracts
Office of Urban Indian Health Programs
711 Stewarts Ferry Pike # 101
Nashville, TN 37214

via email- martha.ketcher@ihs.gov (cc: raho.ortiz@ihs.gov and chris.bucanan@ihs.gov)

The nonprofit status of AICH remains viable and AICH will continue hosting monthly programming and events, as well as socials. This will allow for greater flexibility and the chance for co-sponsoring a wider range of Native programs.

We will be going through a period of restructuring and transition during the appeal process. We will also seek additional funding to continue the vital health and social services work, and are working diligently to make sure people have appropriate follow up services.

This means that effective June 30, 2017 the American Indian Community House, Inc. will be supported through volunteer efforts and will seek a new space. We will continue to use our current mailing address. If you need health or social services please refer to our website for available resources or call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room if you are in an emergency situation. Please visit the website often to receive updates, communicate with the agency and thank you for your support.

Sincerely,
Ben Geboe, LMSW, PhD (c.)
Interim Executive Director

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AICH CALENDER OF EVENTS

June 2017

AICH Outreach Table at The People Power Planet Party, June 17, 2017 from 11:00am-5:00 pm, East 6th Str (btwn Ave. B and C) free, all ages.

Celebration of Rainbow Pride, Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 1:00pm-3:00 pm at New York Society of Ethical Culture Concert Hall, 2 West 64th Street, NY, NY 10023 (at Central Park West). Also Sunday Gay Pride March on June 25, 2017, AICH marches with GLBT Project, lineup meets at 3:30 at 39th between Madison and 5th Avenues.

July 2017

Mondays (July 10, 17, 24, 31) AICH Drumming from 4:30-6:00 and Wellbriety Support Group from 6:00-8:00 pm at AICH.6:00-8:00 Volunteer Group.  Contact us for more info info@aich.org and put ‘Mondays’ in the subject line.

AICH Monthly Social, third Wednesday of every month: July 19, 2017, 6:00-9:00 pm.  Join us for Drumming, community announcement, vendors and food! Location TBD.

26th Annual Echoes of  a Proud Nation Pow Wow, Tekakwitha Island on the Kahnawake Mohawk Nation, Kahnawake, Quebec, Canada.  AICH will camp out and table.  (info@kahnawakepowwow.com), July 8-9, 2017.

Cultural Event: Intersections of Identities and Archival Material: LesbianAmerican Indian women at LHA (Lesbian Herstory Archives), July 27, 2017, from 7-9 pm, 484 14th Street, Brooklyn, For info call 718-768-DYKE or email lesbianherstoryarchieves@gmail.com

Thunderbird Pow-Wow (July 28, 29, 30) Queens Co. Farm Museum in Queens, AICH will camp out and table. (www.thunderbirdamericanindiandancers.org).

August 2017

Mondays ( August 7, 14, 21, 28) AICH Drumming from 4:30-6:00 and Wellbriety Support Group from 6:00-8:00 pm at AICH. 6:00-8:00 Volunteer Group. Contact Zuben for more info info@aich.org and put ‘Mondays’ in the subject line.

AICH Monthly Social, third Wednesday of every month: August 16, 2017, 6:00-9:00 pm.  Join us for Drumming, community announcement, vendors and food! Location TBD.

Mohegan Tribe Wigwam Festival, August 19-20, 2017, Fort Shantok, Uncasville, CT for more information:   https://mohegan.nsn.us/docs/default-source/default-document-library/wigwam-2017-flyer.pdf

Schemitzun The feast of green corn and dance Pow Wow Saturday-Sunday August 26-27, 2017 (https://schemitzun.mptn-nsn.gov/gcphome.aspx). AICH will camp out and table.

AICH and the Guyana Cultural Center of NYC host Indigenous groups from the rainforest of Guyana, Thursday, August 31, 2017, Saturday, September 2, 2017.

September 2017

Mondays (September 10, 17, 24) AICH Drumming from 4:30-6:00 and Wellbriety Support Group from 6:00-8:00 pm at AICH. 6:00-8:00 Volunteer Group. Contact Zuben for more info info@aich.org and put ‘Mondays’ in the subject line.

AICH Monthly Social, third Wednesday of every month: September 20, 2017, 6:00-9:00 pm.  Join us for Drumming, community announcement, vendors and food! Location TBD.

71st Annual Shinnecock Indian Pow Wow, Labor day weekend 2017 (shinnecockindianpowwow.com).



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OUR NEW LOCATION



AICH has moved to the new location!

While we are in transition moving our classic phone number to the new location, please feel free to contact us at Info@aich.org, or for emergencies (331) 901-0011.

We appreciate the patience as we are reorganizing.  We would like to refocus and reinvent our cultural events with more socials, crafting, and health awareness.

We are located at:

39 Eldridge Street
4th Floor
New York, NY 10002

.Hope to see you soon!