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Jun
26
Wed
Enrollment Office Closed Today
Jun 26 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

CDIBs and Tribal IDs still available.

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Yoga Class @ Meskwaki Health Clinic Conference Room
Jun 26 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Yoga Class @ Meskwaki Health Clinic Conference Room

Join Ashley, Health Educator for Yoga on Tuesdays @ 12:30 pm (30 min class) and on Thursdays @ 5:00 pm (1 hour class).

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Jun
27
Thu
Blood Pressure / Sugar Check @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Jun 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
June Birthday Meal @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Jun 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Elders Night Out @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gym
Jun 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Elders Night Out @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gym

Family Fun Night Committee Presents: Elders Night Out!

A night of fun and games for the whole family! Come play Bingo, Bags and Bone Dice.

Community members are encouraged to bring Elders so they can participate in the fun too! June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month – Engaging Elders in community activities is a great way to make an impact to prevent and address Elder Abuse.

Thursday, June 27th at the Tribal Center Gym

Dinner at 5:00 pm

Games from 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Prizes for winners of rounds of Bingo. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in the Bags Tournament and Bone Dice!

If you are an Elder and in need of transportation, please call Nicole Lepley at (641) 484-4444 to request transportation to and from this event.

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Jun
28
Fri
Medicare Reimbursement Checks @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Jun 28 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
MPD Farewell and Welcome @ Tribal Center
Jun 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
MPD Farewell and Welcome @ Tribal Center

Stop in to the Tribal Center on Friday, June 28th to say “farewell” to BIA Chief Michael Longhat and Officer Michael Cizek. Both have been helping out at the MPD for the last month.

At the gathering, meet the new BIA officers, Lee Simcox and Branden Hassett, coming to help out as the MPD continues to recruit new team members. You’ll also have the chance to get to know new and current Meskwaki Police Department officers too. Join us!

Friday, June 28th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at the Tribal Center. Sandwiches will be served!

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Jul
2
Tue
Yoga Class @ Meskwaki Health Clinic Conference Room
Jul 2 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Yoga Class @ Meskwaki Health Clinic Conference Room

Join Ashley, Health Educator for Yoga on Tuesdays @ 12:30 pm (30 min class) and on Thursdays @ 5:00 pm (1 hour class).

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Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Jul 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers

A Tribal Council meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, July 2, 2019. It will begin at 5:00 pm and take place in the Tribal Chambers.

Enrolled Tribal Members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

*Meetings are held on a bi-weekly basis.

**Meeting dates/times are subject to change at the discretion of the Tribal Chairman.

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Jul
3
Wed
Meskwaki Health Clinic BBQ @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
Jul 3 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Meskwaki Health Clinic BBQ @ Meskwaki Health Clinic

Join us for a BBQ and Family Fun Games at the Meskwaki Health Clinic from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm on Wednesday, July 3rd!

A raffle run/walk will take place at 5:30 pm – there are prizes to be won!

Please bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket.

For more information call the Health Clinic at 641-484-4094.

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Yoga Class @ Meskwaki Health Clinic Conference Room
Jul 3 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Yoga Class @ Meskwaki Health Clinic Conference Room

Join Ashley, Health Educator for Yoga on Tuesdays @ 12:30 pm (30 min class) and on Thursdays @ 5:00 pm (1 hour class).

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Jul
9
Tue
Yoga Class @ Meskwaki Health Clinic Conference Room
Jul 9 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Yoga Class @ Meskwaki Health Clinic Conference Room

Join Ashley, Health Educator for Yoga on Tuesdays @ 12:30 pm (30 min class) and on Thursdays @ 5:00 pm (1 hour class).

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Jul
10
Wed
Summer Solstice Milkweed Festival @ Red Earth Gardens
Jul 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
Summer Solstice Milkweed Festival @ Red Earth Gardens | Tama | Iowa | United States

Join us for the Summer Solstice Milkweed Festival on Wednesday, July 10th from 10:00 am – 1:30 pm.

Fun Walk/Run around Red Earth Gardens – Registration starts at 10:00 am, Walk/Run at 10:30 am.

Noon Meal – featuring milkweed and other foraged foods, corn, beans, squash, frybread, bison and walleye.

For the Kids: Door Prizes, bouncy houses, and participation/placement ribbons for the walk/run!

Door Prizes: Including 2 special drawings for those who bring complete dish-kits.

Participation t-shirts for youth and adults.

Red Earth Gardens is located at 1401 305th Street, Tama IA (Behind the Casino, South of the RV Park).

Event sponsored by Red Earth Gardens, Meskwaki Ag & Food Sovereignty Initiative, Meskwaki Diabetes Program, Meskwaki Youth Program.

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Yoga Class @ Meskwaki Health Clinic Conference Room
Jul 10 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Yoga Class @ Meskwaki Health Clinic Conference Room

Join Ashley, Health Educator for Yoga on Tuesdays @ 12:30 pm (30 min class) and on Thursdays @ 5:00 pm (1 hour class).

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Jul
11
Thu
Job Skills Workshop @ Tribal Center - East Conference Room
Jul 11 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Job Skills Workshop @ Tribal Center - East Conference Room

Join us for a Job Skills Workshop on Thursday, July 11th! This training is from 10:30 am – 2:30 pm and will be held in the East Conference Room at the Tribal Center.

Some of the items on the agenda are:

  • Application process
  • Resume building
  • Interviewing skills
  • Job readiness
  • Other fun activities

Lunch will be served.

Call Misty to sign up – Space is limited! (641) 484-9300

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Jul
16
Tue
School Board Election
Jul 16 all-day
School Board Election

At a Special Meeting on June 6, 2019, the Sac and Fox Tribal Council voted to establish the Meskwaki Settlement School Board. The board will initially be established through an election process on July 16, selecting from those individuals who have submitted a letter of interest and who meet the requirements.

School Board Member Requirements:

  • Must be 21 years of age
  • Must be either an enrolled Meskwaki Tribal Member OR a non-enrolled Meskwaki Descendant
  • Must have an immediate family member who currently attends Meskwaki Settlement School. (Immediate family members include: children, grandchildren, siblings, nieces, and nephews)

The board will consist of 6 members with staggered terms. 3 members will initially serve a 2-year term and 3 members will initially serve a 4-year term.

In lieu of nominations, please submit your letter of interest if you are interested in serving on the MSS Board.

Eligible voters include: Meskwaki Tribal Members aged 21 and over, and parents/guardians of students currently attending Meskwaki Settlement School.

Once elected, the School Board will work with the Tribal Council to develop School Board Policies.

A School Board Election will be held on July 16, 2019, selecting from those who have submitted a letter of interest. Letters of interest are due by July 5, 2019 at 4:30 P.M.

Please submit your letter of interest by July 5 to:

 Sac and Fox Tribal Council Re: School Board

349 Meskwaki Road

Tama, IA 52339

You may mail it in or drop it off at the Tribal Center front desk.

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Yoga Class @ Meskwaki Health Clinic Conference Room
Jul 16 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Yoga Class @ Meskwaki Health Clinic Conference Room

Join Ashley, Health Educator for Yoga on Tuesdays @ 12:30 pm (30 min class) and on Thursdays @ 5:00 pm (1 hour class).

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Jul
17
Wed
Yoga Class @ Meskwaki Health Clinic Conference Room
Jul 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Yoga Class @ Meskwaki Health Clinic Conference Room

Join Ashley, Health Educator for Yoga on Tuesdays @ 12:30 pm (30 min class) and on Thursdays @ 5:00 pm (1 hour class).

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Jul
23
Tue
Yoga Class @ Meskwaki Health Clinic Conference Room
Jul 23 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Yoga Class @ Meskwaki Health Clinic Conference Room

Join Ashley, Health Educator for Yoga on Tuesdays @ 12:30 pm (30 min class) and on Thursdays @ 5:00 pm (1 hour class).

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Jul
24
Wed
Yoga Class @ Meskwaki Health Clinic Conference Room
Jul 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Yoga Class @ Meskwaki Health Clinic Conference Room

Join Ashley, Health Educator for Yoga on Tuesdays @ 12:30 pm (30 min class) and on Thursdays @ 5:00 pm (1 hour class).

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Jul
25
Thu
Meskwaki Bat Program @ Meskwaki High School - Parking Lot
Jul 25 @ 7:45 pm – 8:45 pm
Meskwaki Bat Program @ Meskwaki High School - Parking Lot

Join MNR staff on Thursday, July 25th at 7:45 pm to experience the not-so-scary bats up close and personal!

Dr. Russ Benedict will be visiting the Settlement to mist-net bats and to give a presentation on them.

Meet in the High School parking lot (west side) at 7:45 pm. There will be a short presentation followed by the netting of bats.

Things to bring: Headlamp or flashlight, bug spray, sturdy shoes.

Call MNR if you have any questions: 641-484-3511

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Jul
29
Mon
Tribal Membership Audit
Jul 29 @ 8:30 am – Aug 2 @ 4:00 pm
Tribal Membership Audit

PURPOSE
Pursuant to the Constitution and Bylaws of the Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa “Any member of the Tribe who resides away from the reservation for a period of ten years and who has not within that time signified to the Tribal Council his desire to continue his membership in the Tribe but may later be adopted into the Tribe under the same membership status as previously enjoyed, by a majority vote of the Tribal Council after residing on the reservation for one year.”

For financial purposes the Tribal Council mandated an audit of all enrolled tribal members to occur every five (5) years to verify addresses, bank information, and update tribal identification. In order to accomplish this, all enrolled tribal members are required to present themselves in person to Tribal Council representatives.
PROCEDURE
The next membership audit will be July 29, 2019 through August 9, 2019 to accommodate all out of town tribal members.

  • July 29, 2019 through August 2, 2019 from 8:30am-4:00pm
  • August 3, 2019 from 9:00am-1:00pm
  • August 5, 2019 through August 7, 2019 from 8:30am-4:00pm
  • August 8, 2019 through August 9, 2019 from 8:30am-11:30am

All August 2019 per capita payments will only be available in paper check format. Per Capita checks will not be disbursed until the week of August 5th. Per capita payments that are regularly distributed by direct deposit or mail must be picked up in person upon completion of your audit. Direct deposit will resume with September 2019 per capita payments.

If you have any questions or need further assistance regarding per capita please contact Vestana Lasley at 641-484-4678 or email forms@meskwaki-nsn.gov. Special arrangements can be made to accommodate those members who have been identified as legally incompetent, active duty, incarcerated, or handicapped.

For more details see:

2019 Tribal Audit Coming July 29th through August 9th

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Jul
30
Tue
Yoga Class @ Meskwaki Health Clinic Conference Room
Jul 30 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Yoga Class @ Meskwaki Health Clinic Conference Room

Join Ashley, Health Educator for Yoga on Tuesdays @ 12:30 pm (30 min class) and on Thursdays @ 5:00 pm (1 hour class).

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Jul
31
Wed
Yoga Class @ Meskwaki Health Clinic Conference Room
Jul 31 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Yoga Class @ Meskwaki Health Clinic Conference Room

Join Ashley, Health Educator for Yoga on Tuesdays @ 12:30 pm (30 min class) and on Thursdays @ 5:00 pm (1 hour class).

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Aug
3
Sat
Tribal Membership Audit
Aug 3 @ 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
Tribal Membership Audit

PURPOSE
Pursuant to the Constitution and Bylaws of the Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa “Any member of the Tribe who resides away from the reservation for a period of ten years and who has not within that time signified to the Tribal Council his desire to continue his membership in the Tribe but may later be adopted into the Tribe under the same membership status as previously enjoyed, by a majority vote of the Tribal Council after residing on the reservation for one year.”

For financial purposes the Tribal Council mandated an audit of all enrolled tribal members to occur every five (5) years to verify addresses, bank information, and update tribal identification. In order to accomplish this, all enrolled tribal members are required to present themselves in person to Tribal Council representatives.
PROCEDURE
The next membership audit will be July 29, 2019 through August 9, 2019 to accommodate all out of town tribal members.

  • July 29, 2019 through August 2, 2019 from 8:30am-4:00pm
  • August 3, 2019 from 9:00am-1:00pm
  • August 5, 2019 through August 7, 2019 from 8:30am-4:00pm
  • August 8, 2019 through August 9, 2019 from 8:30am-11:30am

All August 2019 per capita payments will only be available in paper check format. Per Capita checks will not be disbursed until the week of August 5th. Per capita payments that are regularly distributed by direct deposit or mail must be picked up in person upon completion of your audit. Direct deposit will resume with September 2019 per capita payments.

If you have any questions or need further assistance regarding per capita please contact Vestana Lasley at 641-484-4678 or email forms@meskwaki-nsn.gov.Special arrangements can be made to accommodate those members who have been identified as legally incompetent, active duty, incarcerated, or handicapped.

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