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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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Spring Into Health Fair Happening Today!

Make sure to stop by the Meskwaki Veterans Convention Center today from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm for the Meskwaki Spring Into Health Fair!

This is a FREE community event designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, prevent and manage disease and to help to connect you to resources.

There will be informational booths, door prizes, health resources and more!

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National Day of Awareness for MMIW Rally

Join RISE (Resources for Indigenous Survivors and Empowerment) as they host a day of awareness for missing and murdered Indigenous Women.

On Sunday, May 5th from 1:00 – 3:00 pm at the State of Iowa Capital Complex, West Capital Terrace Stage in Des Moines, Iowa.

Wear red  and join us in solidarity as we honor the lives of missing and murdered indigenous women in Iowa. Allies Welcome!

*Rita Papakee Family Spotlight

Presenters include:

Marisa Miakonda Cummings, Omaha Tribe of Nebraska from Sioux City, Iowa

Christine Nobiss, Plains Cree/Salteaux of the Gordon First Nation and Decolonizer with Indigenous Iowa Seeding Sovereignty.

Morningstar Dance Troupe, Troupe from the Meskwaki Nation, educating and inspiring through Indigenous music, dance, songs, regalia and storytelling.

Leah Slick-Driscoll, Meskwaki Nation, Tama, Iowa

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Rescheduled: Child Abuse Prevention & Sexual Assault Awareness Walk/Run

On Tuesday, April 30th there will be a Child Abuse Prevention and Sexual Assault Awareness Walk / Run.

Registration at 5:00 pm.

Walk / Run begins at 5:30 pm.


1 mile – Tribal Center to stop sign and back

3 miles – Tribal Center to the clinic and back

*Subway sandwiches and chips served after – while supplies last

**T-shirts available – while supplies last

Please call (641) 484-4444 if you have any questions.

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