Iowa Senator Joni Ernst visited the Meskwaki Nation on Tuesday, July 2, 2019. During a tour of the Settlement, Ernst visited the Meskwaki Tribal Center, Tribal Museum, and the Meskwaki Settlement School. Meeting with Tribal Council members and Executive staff to discuss current events and programming, Ernst expressed her desire to work with the tribe to enhance programming to the Meskwaki people. Ernst spoke about her ability to assist in dealings with federal agencies like Social Security, Medicare, Veteran’s and Military benefits, and others. She expressed her desire to learn more about the Meskwaki culture, heritage, and values and to do her part to help with future tribal issues and sovereignty initiatives.