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Free Rabies and Mange Clinic

Meskwaki Community Members with dogs and cats please join MNR and the ISU Veterinary Public Health Club for a Free Rabies and Mange Clinic!

This clinic will be held in the Meskwaki Public Works Building (1632 305th St, Tama) on Saturday, November 2nd from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.

Once there, you can have your dogs and cats receive a free veterinary physical exam. Learn about rabies and how to prevent it. Get your dogs and cats vaccinated against rabies. Learn about mange, its treatment and how to prevent it. You can also learn about other diseases shared between animals and humans.

For questions, contact MNR at (641) 484-3511.

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Meskwaki Traditional Arts Workshop Sept. 21-22

A free two-day Meskwaki Traditional Arts Workshop is being held on Saturday and Sunday September 21-22 at the Meskwaki Powwow Grounds. *If inclement weather alternate venue will be the Meskwaki Tribal Center.

The following hands on activities will be set up from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm daily:

  • Woodcarving with Luke Kapayou
  • Cattail Mat Weaving with Bess Scott
  • Bulrush Mat Weaving and Twined Bags with Nina Young Bear, LeAnn Morgan, Brenda Wanatee and Kelly Schott
  • Basketry with Toni Lasley

Come on out and try your hand at one of these traditional art forms!

This event is hosted by Meskwaki Historic Preservation and is Sponsored by Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation and REWILD/BEWILD.

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Hemp Department Logo Contest

Meskwaki Nation Hemp Department is having a Logo Contest! Artists needed to help the Hemp Department design its new logo.

Submit your design idea to hd.exec@meskwaki-nsn.gov by Friday, September 20th at 4:30 pm. Winner to be chosen and announced on September 25th.

For questions, contact the Hemp Department at (641) 484-4678.

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Jacob Flores “Family Systems Recover”

Join MADAC as they celebrate National Recovery Month with Jacob Flores as he presents “Family Systems Recovery – It’s Not A One Way Street”.

This Presentation will be on  Thursday, September 26th. Dinner will be served at 5:00 pm followed by the presentation beginning at at 6:00 pm. Location is currently TBD but we will announce once a location is finalized.

*There will also be door prizes!!

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MADAC Hosts Recovery Fun Run & Walk

Join MADAC as they host a Recovery Fun Run and Walk on September 19th in honor of National Recovery Month!

This Fun Run/Walk will be held at the Meskwaki Health Clinic. Registration at 5:00 pm, and the Run/Walk begins at 5:30 pm!

*All participants will receive special incentives.

Route: Start and Finish at the Clinic – Clinic to the Casino stop sign and back. Seniors may walk at their own discretion.

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Tribal Council Meeting Sept. 18th

The next Tribal Council Meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, September 18, 2019. It will begin at 5:00 pm and held 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.

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TONIGHT – 5th Annual Koko & Medo Celebration

Join us on Monday, September 9th at the Meskwaki Tribal Center Gym!

5:00 pm Sign in and Sign Ups and Traditional Meal will be served. (**Long-sleeved shirts while supplies last**)

  • Present honorary gifts to Eldest of the Tribe
  • Tokan/Kisko importance presentation
  • Traditional dancing and singing and photo area – traditional attire encouraged
  • Door prizes and Elder gifts giveaway
  • Bone Dice for Women and Girls – 200 coin ($0.01) buy-in
  • Moccasin Game for Men and Boys – Winner takes-all
  • Meskwaki word/language challenge for adults
  • MNPD Senior Welfare Program booth and Meskwaki Elders Circle booth will be set up

Event sponsored by: Meskwaki Senior Services, Meskwaki Language Preservation, Meskwaki Youth Program, MNPD, Meskwaki Nation Child Support Services, Meskwaki Elders Circle, Meskwaki Higher Education, Meskwaki Historic Preservation

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