All posts by Crystal Mzhickteno

Nomination Meeting Tonight

Reminder of the Nomination Meeting being held this evening, May 21st in the Tribal Center Gym at 7:00 pm.

If the attendance is less than 30% of eligible voters of the Tribe at the first Nomination Meeting, a second Nomination will be held on Wednesday, May 22nd at 7:00 pm.

Iowa River Flood Status

Attention – Please read the following information regarding the Iowa River here on the Settlement.

The Iowa River is expected to crest at approximately 10 ft (2.5 ft BELOW flood stage) tomorrow afternoon (Tuesday, May 21). Central and Northern Iowa are expected to receive heavy rains tonight into Wednesday, so keep up to date with flood predictions using the National Weather Service’s Hydrologic Predictive Service at this link. The observed and forecasted flood stage, seen in the posted image, is updated daily.

Thanks for your time,

Jake  Hill

Water Program Lead

Meskwaki Natural Resources

105th Meskwaki Annual Powwow Princess Contest

MAPA is now accepting applications for the 105th Meskwaki Annual Powwow Princess Contest!Pick up an application from the Meskwaki Tribal Center Front Desk, the Meskwaki Settlement School Front Desk or download an application online at: or the Meskwaki Powwow Facebook page (


  • Sr. Princess: 13-18 years old
  • Jr. Princess: 6-12 years old
  • Meskwaki Descendant living within a 30-mile radius of the Meskwaki Settlement
  • Unmarried with no children
  • Enrolled in school/graduate from High School.

The Princess contest will be held during the Thursday dinner session at 5:00 pm on August 8, 2019.

The current 2018-2019 Meskwaki Annual Powwow Princesses are:

Sr. Princess: Waweatanokwe – Marley Whitefish

Jr. Princess: Byetato – Jenaya Kapayou

Tribal Council Meeting

A Tribal Council meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, May 29, 2019. It will begin at 5:00 pm and take place 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.

Cooking Demo

Diabetes Program will be hosting a Cooking Demo on June 11th at the Meskwaki Tribal Health Clinic on at Noon.

Bring a lawn chair and enjoy grilled pizzas and fun salads!

For more information call the clinic at (641) 484-4094 and ask for Megan or Ashley.

Dalton Youngbear Youth Basketball Camp

Sponsored by: YBP LLC, Meskwaki Nation Youth Program, and Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel.

Registration Fee: $35

You can register in person at Meskwaki Youth Program or online here:

Deadline to register: May 31, 2019


Saturday: Ages 6-13 @ 1pm-3:30pm,
Ages 14-17 @ 4pm-6:30pm

Sunday: Ages 6-13 @ 1pm-3:30pm,
Ages 14-17 @ 4pm-6:30pm

Participant maximum per group is 50

Check-in will open 1 hour before.

Location: MYP Outdoor Basketball Court (Tribal Center), Tama, IA.

Blood Drive

MBCH along with American Red Cross will be hosting a Blood Drive on Monday, June 10th from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. Due to continuous natural disasters blood stores around the country are in great need.

Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel is located at 1504 305th Street in Tama, Iowa.

Stop The Bleed Training

Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign and a call-to-action. Stop the Bleed is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.

No matter how rapid the arrival of professional emergency responders, bystanders will always be first on the scene. Life-threatening emergencies can happen fast.  A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes, therefore it is important to quickly stop the blood loss. Those nearest to someone with life threatening injuries are best positioned to provide first care measures.

You Are the Help Until Help Arrives

Learn five simple steps that may save a life – Call 9-1-1. Stay Safe. Stop the Bleeding. Position the Injured. Provide Comfort

Audience: Open to all interested

Where: MBCH Breakout Rooms

When: Classes to be held Monday, June 3rd 2019

Times: 8a-10a, 10a-12p, 1p-3p and 3p-5p

Takes approximately two hours.