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STC Title VI Parent Information Night

The STC Title VI – Native American Program will be hosting a Parent Information Night on Wednesday, May 1st from 5:00-6:00 pm in the South Tama Elementary Cafeteria.

Parents, guardians and families are invited to join!

This informational meeting is organized to serve as a time to share about the Title VI program, which focuses on Native American Students within the STC school district.

Topics may include:

  • Assist in oversight of educational opportunities
  • Promote educational achievement of students
  • Advocate for curricular, co-curricular and extracurricular activities
  • Help facilitate involvement of parents, as first teachers of their children.
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Science Center Trip

Meskwaki Tribal Health Clinic and MADAC will be sponsoring a FREE family-friendly trip to the Science Center of Iowa on April 27.

Please RSVP to Cait or MADAC staff at the Tribal Health Clinic by April 12 and indicate whether you will need transportation. (641) 484-4094.

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Language Night

Language Night at the Meskwaki Settlement School will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, April 17th.

5:00 pm – Kiwisenibeni in the HS Commons. Menu: soup, frybread, dessert and drinks.

6:00 pm – Kiwittenotibeni in the Elementary gym and classrooms. Bone dice, hand games, Meskwaki style Bingo!

*This is a family activity and we encourage everyone to join us in playing language games. All levels of language learners are welcome.

Activities will end by 8:00 pm.

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Invitation for in Person Interviews

State Public Policy Group in Des Moines along with the Iowa Department of Human Rights are focusing their efforts on people with diverse life experiences, including members of the Native American community.

They would like to conduct in person interviews at the Meskwaki Tribal Center on Thursday, May 2nd from 12:00-6:00 pm. ASL interpretation is available if needed.

Please call Bri Steirer with State Public Policy Group at (515) 237-0339 to scheduled your confidential 45 minute interview.

*Participants will receive a $20.00 cash incentive for sharing their time and opinions.

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Easter Egg Hunt

Meskwaki Health Services and Diabetes Program will be hosting a community-wide Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, April 21st at the Meskwaki Health Center. There will be food, prizes, fun and a special appearance made by the Easter Bunny!

Activities begin at 2:00 pm

Egg hunt starts at 3:00 pm

Age categories: 4 and under, 5-8, 9-12, 13-17, 50 and up

There will be a GOLD and SILVER egg in each age category!


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Janice Eagle Hawk featured as the First 2019 Technology Association of Iowa Catalyst

Meskwaki Nation IT Director Janice Eagle Hawk was recently featured by the Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) as part of their 2019 Catalyst spotlight program. The series, sponsored by Corteva Agriscience and DuPont Pioneer, was launched by TAI in 2018 and seeks to “profile amazing women tech leaders from across the state who offer diverse perspectives and are guiding meaningful change within Iowa’s tech landscape”. Last year, ten Iowa women in the technology industry were interviewed and featured as Catalysts throughout the year. Catalysts are technology leaders who inspire change, forge new paths and ignite technology innovation in the state of Iowa. The series is a collection of conversations providing a glimpse into the lives of the subjects and focuses on their career path and perspectives on the future of technology.

Eagle Hawk was the first Catalyst announced by TAI for 2019. You can read her inspiring spotlight interview here: https://www.catalystsiowa.com/janice-eagle-hawk


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Meskwaki Carnival Night

The Family Fun Night Committee presents….


Date/Time: Wednesday, April 24th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

Location: Southeast side of the Meskwaki Tribal Health Clinic

Bring the whole family! There will be games and prizes, a photo booth, face painting and more!

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