RISE will be having a free film screening of Gridshock, an investigative documentary about sex trafficking in Iowa.
This showing will take place on Tuesday, August 13, 2019. Doors open at 5:30 pm and film begins at 6:00 pm. Following the documentary there will be a discussion with filmmaker Vanessa McNeal.
Soda and popcorn will be available.
For those of you who are interested in buying a MMIW shirt you may now submit an order until March 8, 2019! This is a fundraiser in which all proceeds will go towards future MMIW events.
Linked below is an order form that you may print, complete and return (with payment) to the Tribal Center Front Desk or Meskwaki Family Services. The order form will need to be turned in no later than March 8, 2019. *Payment is due at time of order.
The final day for ordering will be March 8th. Items will be available March 22nd. Please indicate your name and best contact number.
If you have any questions please contact Dara Jefferson at (641) 484-4444.
Tonight, Feb. 4th at the Tribal Center Snack Bar from 5-7pm there will be supplies available for those who are going to the MMIW March and would like to make signs for that event.
If you’d like anything printed out, please contact Dara Jefferson at (641) 484-4444 beforehand.
A rally was held on Sunday, July 22nd in Rock Island to raise awareness of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls. Dara Jefferson, Victim Advocate, and other speakers at the rally shared the story of Rita Papakee, missing since 2015 from the Meskwaki Nation settlement and others. To read the whole story, visit: