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Category Archives: MFSI

Information posted here collects in the right hand column of the MFSI webpage as well as on the Tribal website’s “In The News” page. The post automatically posts to the MFSI Facebook page.

Garden Tilling For Elders

Attention Seniors: From May 7th – May 18th Meskwaki Food Sovereignty will till your garden for FREE! This is a first come, first serve basis –  you must have your request in by May 13th.

Contact Shelley Buffalo – Please leave your name, address and a way to contact you.

Phone: 641-484-5311 (leave a message with Nina)

Email: fsc.econdev@meskwaki-nsn.gov

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shelleybuffalo.economicdevelopment.1

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MFSI Spring Equinox Community Meal

The event will begin at 5:00 pm and the meal will be served between 5:30 and 6:00 pm. We will be serving a delicious seasonal menu, and we will have a door prize raffle with lots of great things to win including handmade items by local artists and garden themed gifts. This event is family friendly, free, and open to everyone regardless of tribal enrollment status or residency. We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, please be in touch if you have any questions.

Stay up to date with the event details by RSVPing on Facebook at this link: https://www.facebook.com/events/605683963207328/

An extra challenge:

Bring your own reusable set of dishes to the Community Meal to be entered in special raffle to win an Instant Pot!

In order to be eligible your “Dish Kit” must include everything you need to enjoy dinner without utilizing disposable flatware or utensils – plate, bowl, cup, spoon, fork, and a reusable bag to carry everything in are the basics you must bring to be entered in the Instant Pot raffle. None of the dishes you bring or the bag you carry them in may be single use paper or plastic!

You may also want to bring a reusable straw, a cloth napkin or towel, and reusable containers to take home leftovers, but these items are not required for the Instant Pot raffle.

Help us be more sustainable and use less single use paper and plastic table ware! Love the earth, bring your own dish kit.

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Hunter’s Feast on February 6th

Reminder – The Hunter’s Feast has been rescheduled for this Wednesday, February 6th at 5:00 pm in the Tribal Center Gym.

Meal will be served at 5:30 pm.

Hear about Meskwaki Food Sovereignty’s 2019 annual plan, and then play some after dinner games. There will be drawings for awesome door prizes throughout the evening, and the meal highlighting a variety of seasonal game meats will be delicious! We look forward to seeing you there!

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MFSI: Hunters Feast

MFSI will be having a Hunters Feast on Wednesday, January 30th from 5:00 – 8:00 pm at Meskwaki Senior Services.

This will be a community meal and celebration of winter seasonal foods, and this event is free and open to all. Meal will be served at 5:30 pm and games will be set up after dinner.

If you or someone you know may be interested in donating game meat for this meal please contact Shelley or Donetta at (641) 484-9507.

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Moved to Tribal Center: Pizza On The Farm

Due to the forecasted weather conditions the Pizza on the Farm event has been moved to the Tribal Center Gym.

The schedule for the evening is as follows:

  • 5 pm – Pizza is served! (Homemade pizza crust, farm fresh toppings from Red Earth Gardens)
  • 6 pm – Community Meeting, hear results from the recent Community Financial Literacy Survey and discuss next steps
  • 7 pm – Film Screening, “Gi-ti-gay-wi-nini-wug: The planters and keepers of the Creators garden”
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MFSI staff give presentation at Iowa Farm to School Conference

On June 29th, MFSI Outreach & Education staff attended the Iowa Farm to School Conference in Ankeny, Iowa, where they had the opportunity to present on MFSI’s youth garden programs with the Meskwaki Settlement School and Meskwaki Youth Program.

Check out this cool “smoothie bike” we saw and tested out – healthy, homemade smoothies powered by your leg muscles! What smoothie would you spin up on this bike if you had it?

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