All posts by Crystal Mzhickteno

Meskwaki Tribal Health Clinic Now Offers Full-Time Mental Health Counseling

The Meskwaki Tribal Health Clinic is pleased to offer full-time mental health counseling. The Clinic recently hired licensed counselor, Caitlin Silveira, who began seeing patients just after the first of the year. Appointments are Monday through Friday and can be made by calling the Clinic to schedule. Caitlin can see patients of all ages and can provide individual, couples, and family therapy.                

My name is Caitlin Silveira and I recently joined the staff at the Tribal Health Clinic as a mental health counselor. I am a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Iowa, and have been a practicing therapist for 8 years. My background is in community mental health, and I have done most of my work with individuals who have experienced trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Additionally, I have experience working with people with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, dual-diagnosis issues, and schizophrenia. My clinical background is in cognitive behavioral therapy, as well as process-oriented and trauma focused treatment. I believe in meeting people where they are at and walking alongside the people that I work with on their journey to greater mental health and wellness. Previous to employment on the Meskwaki Settlement, I was working managing a community outreach team in the greater Boston area.  I have a passion for community mental health and am excited to join the team at the health clinic.

 

Fundraiser: Indian Taco & Bake Sale

Indian Taco & Bake Sale Fundraiser:

Friday, January 25th from 11:00 AM until Sold Out at the Tribal Center Snack Bar!

Indian Taco – $6.00

Frybread – $3.00

Softshell Taco – $3.00

All proceeds will go towards planning for the MMIW: Missing and Murdered Indigenous People’s March on Feb. 14th in Minneapolis, MN.

MMIW: Missing & Murdered Indigenous Peoples March

For more information contact Dara Jefferson at (641) 484-4444

Meskwaki Housing Program Relocating

Notice:

Meskwaki Housing Program, Realty and GIS will be relocating to our new offices located at 100 East Village Road on Monday, January 28th. Our phone number (641) 484-4972 will remain the same.

We will be closed from 12:00 pm Friday, January 25th through Monday, January 28th to complete this task.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

In case of an emergency during this period, please call (641) 481-0335.

We will be open normal business hours beginning Tuesday, January 29th at 8:00 am at our new location.

Meskwaki Apprenticeship Program will remain at the 3134 H Ave location. Their phone number is (641) 484-9388.

Thank you,

Meskwaki Housing Program, Realty and GIS.

The Hunters Are Feeding Us (Hunter’s Feast)

Please join us for our upcoming community meal Dideneniwaki ketadamekonana – The Hunters Are Feeding Us – an evening celebrating seasonal foods and stories.

Mark your calendar for Wednesday, January 30th at 5:00 pm, hosted at Meskwaki Senior Services.

In the past, this event has been known as our Winter Wild Game Feast, so come prepared for a delicious community meal and the opportunity to try a variety of dishes featuring Meskwaki seasonal game meats.

Meal will be served at 5:30 pm. This event is free and open to all community  members.

Contact MFSI staff at 484-9501 with any questions. We look forward to seeing you there.

*The alternate date for this event will be February 6.

Tribal Council Meeting

The next Tribal Council meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 23rd starting at 5:00 pm in the Tribal Chambers.

Enrolled Tribal Members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

*Meetings are held on a bi-weekly basis.

**Meeting dates/times are subject to change at the discretion of the Tribal Chairman.

Community Meal – Dideneniwaki ketadamekonana

Please join us for our upcoming community meal Dideneniwaki ketadamekonana – The Hunters Are Feeding Us – an evening celebrating seasonal foods and stories. Mark your calendar for Wednesday, January 30th at 5:00 pm, hosted at Meskwaki Senior Services.

In the past, this event has been known as our Winter Wild Game Feast, so come prepared for a delicious community meal and the opportunity to try a variety of dishes featuring Meskwaki seasonal game meats.

Meal will be served at 5:30 pm. This event is free and open to all community  members. Contact MFSI staff at 484-9501 with any questions. We look forward to seeing you there.

The alternate date for this event will be February 6.

MSS Middle/High School Award Assembly

On January 18, 2019 at 2:50 pm in the High School gym Meskwaki Settlement School will be having their Mid-Year Academic Award Assembly for the Middle/High School students.

Honor Roll A – 4.0 – 3.5 GPA

Honor Roll B – 3.49 – 3.0 GPA

Perfect Attendance

Parents/guardians are welcome to join us for the assembly. Please enter through the High School’s main entrance and sign in at the front office.