2019 Meskwaki Veterans Powwow – Saturday, November 9th in the MSS High School Gym
ALL Veterans and General Public Invited – Free Admission.
Come join us as we honor and show respect to Veterans. We hope to see you there!
5:00 pm – Dinner (Sides Greatly appreciated!)
5:30 pm – Veterans Powwow Princess and Brave Contest
10-17 years old
Must be a descendant of Meskwaki Veteran
6:30 pm – Grand Entry
Color Guard – Robert Morgan Legion Post #701
Head Man – Dennis Youngbear, US Army -Meskwaki
Head Lady – Aubry Roberts, 2018 Veterans Princess
Emcee – Mikona – Tyler Lasley
Youth Emcee – Tyrin Lasley
Arena Director – Jason “Jayrock” Kingbird
Youth Arena Director – Lincoln Kingbird
Host Drum – Coon Hunters
Youth Host Drum – The Crew
Sound – Bones Explicit
Junior Girls Jingle Special – 3 Places, Sponsored by Aubrey Roberts, 2018 Veterans Princess
Veterans Men’s Combined (50 & up) – 1st Place and 2 Consolations, Sponsored by Dennis Youngbear
Youth Categories (Juniors & Teens) All Styles – Sponsored by Meskwaki Youth Program
Tiny Tots (6 & under) Must be in Regalia- Sponsored by Meskwaki Family Services
To Sponsor a Special – Please contact Jennie Wanatee at (641) 481-5360.
All Drums (Day Money) and Vendors – Contact Jennie Wanatee (641) 481-5360
Door Prizes throughout the evening – MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN
Questions? Contact Jennie Wanatee at (641) 481-5369.
Hosted in partnership: STC Native Pride Unity Club and Meskwaki Nation Youth Program
Join in on the fun during the Meskwaki Halloween Party! Saturday, November 2nd in the MSS High School Gym. Doors open at 5:30 pm, there will be Door Prizes, Games, Dancing and Refreshments!
Party Games begin at 6:00 pm – there will be prizes for winners!
Contest Registration from 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm.
Witch and Warlock Contest (Sponsored by MNCSS)
1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.
Baby Contest (Sponsored by Child Care Program)
3 Places -Ages 0-12 month, 13-24 month and 3-5 years.
Pumpkin Carving Contest **Pumpkins donated by Red Earth Gardens**
Adult’s will have 1st, 2nd, 3rd place winners (Sponsored by Economic Development)
Youth will have 1st, 2nd, 3rd place winners (Sponsored by Youth Program)
Grand Entry at 7:00 pm
Host Drum: Meskwaki Nation
The Meskwaki Youth Program along with co-hosts: University of Iowa Lacrosse Team, and the IA Mavericks Girls Lacrosse Coaches Clinic will be sponsoring a Lacrosse Camp to be held on Saturday, September 28th.
This Lacrosse Camp will be held on September 28th, from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm for Boys and Girls in Grades 3rd – 6th at the Meskwaki Settlement School Football Field (1610 305th Street, Tama, IA 52339).
The cost for this camp is $10 per child – cost includes T-shirt and snack.
Onsite Registration and Drop off at MSS at 1:45pm
OR online at
For more information or questions, contact Meskwaki Youth Program at (641) 484-5369.
Meskwaki Youth Program is proud to announce the Veterans Day Powwow Princess and Brave Contest!
Applications are now being accepted for the Princess and Brave contest. The application and picture deadline is October 18, 2019. Applicants must be from 10-17 years of age, and a descendant of a Meskwaki Veteran. You can apply online at > ,
For questions please contact MYP at (641) 484-5369.
Congratulations to all who participated in the Summer Youth Enrichment /Activities Program this year provided by the Meskwaki Youth Program!
Click the link below to see the newsletter that Media Services Intern, Summer Youngbear, created called Summer Times a SYEP Newsletter!
We are kicking off our SYEP and SYAP Employment program with Mandatory IDA training. This IDA training is for all SYEP/SYAP employees and their parents/guardians.
Training will be held this evening, Thursday, June 13th from 5:30 – 6:30 pm in the MBCH Convention Center.
For more information contact the Meskwaki Youth Program at (641) 484-5639
Meskwaki Youth Program is having a Logo Design Contest for their upcoming Meskwaki Youth Leadership Conference!
This contest is for ages 13 and older. The Logo must also include “
Adietisotaki winai nikaniyage”
Entries are due on July 1st and must be turned in to MYP which is located in the Economic Development Building.
For more information, call (641) 484-5369.
Please join us for an evening full of activities and celebration at Red Earth Gardens for our Summer Equinox Festival on Friday, June 21st!
Events begin at 4:00 pm.
Fun Run/Walk and Youth Races at 5:30 pm.
Traditional Meal will be served following the fun run/walk.
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.
Middle School Night for May 9th has been canceled.
For questions please contact K. Waseskuk at (641) 484-5369.