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Apr
27
Sat
Science Center Trip
Apr 27 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Science Center Trip

Meskwaki Tribal Health Clinic and MADAC will be sponsoring a FREE family-friendly trip to the Science Center of Iowa on April 27.

Featured Exhibit: Mental Health – Mind Matters.

Please RSVP to Cait or MADAC staff at the Tribal Health Clinic by April 12 at (641) 484-4094 and indicate whether you will need transportation.

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Apr
28
Sun
Meskwaki Community Easter Egg Hunt @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Meskwaki Community Easter Egg Hunt @ Meskwaki Health Clinic | Tama | Iowa | United States

Stop by the Meskwaki Health Clinic on Sunday, April 28th for games and activities at 2 PM followed by our annual Easter egg hunt at 3 PM. There will be a “golden” and “silver” egg in each age category and a visit from the Easter bunny! Prizes, food, and fun awaits!

Age categories include: 0-4, 5-8, 9-12, 13-17, and 50-up!

Fun for the whole family!!

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Apr
29
Mon
Hydrant Flushing Week
Apr 29 – May 3 all-day
Earth Day Road Side Clean Up @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Earth Day Road Side Clean Up @ Meskwaki Tribal Center

Where: Meet at the Tribal Gym

Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Date: April 29, 2019

Everyone that is going to take part in the Road Side Clean Up will need to get into a group of 5 to 6 people. Each group will then be assigned an area to pick up trash from the road side.

The group with the most bags filled up will receive that many in tickets for door prizes.

*Tribal Ops Employees – there will be an approved admin leave of 2 hours for everyone in attendance of the days events.

Call (641) 484-3511 if you have your team ready to go prior to Monday, April 22nd.

 

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Earth Day Celebration @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Earth Day Celebration @ Meskwaki Tribal Center

Meskwaki Earth Day

Road side clean-up in the morning, vendors, hands on activities for everyone, tree give away, door prizes, lunch sale and bake sale and so much more! So come on out and enjoy your day with us! Brought to you by the Meskwaki Natural Resources.

Where: Tribal Center Gym

When: April 29, 2019

Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Apr
30
Tue
Yoga Class @ Meskwaki Health Clinic Conference Room
Apr 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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Child Abuse Prevention & Sexual Assault Awareness Walk/Run @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Apr 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Child Abuse Prevention & Sexual Assault Awareness Walk/Run @ Meskwaki Tribal Center

On Tuesday, April 30th there will be a Child Abuse Prevention and Sexual Assault Awareness Walk / Run.

Registration at 5:00 pm.

Walk / Run begins at 5:30 pm.

Route:

1 mile – Tribal Center to stop sign and back

3 miles – Tribal Center to the clinic and back

*Subway sandwiches and chips served after – while supplies last

**T-shirts available – while supplies last

Please call (641) 484-4444 if you have any questions.

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Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Apr 30 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers

The next Tribal Council meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, April 30th. It will begin at 5:00 pm and take place inside 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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May
1
Wed
Meskwaki Settlement Art & Culture Night @ Meskwaki Settlement School - Commons
May 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Meskwaki Settlement Art & Culture Night @ Meskwaki Settlement School - Commons

On Wednesday, May 1st from 5:00 to 8:00 pm in the Meskwaki Commons the MSS will be hosting Art & Culture Night. The Concert will start at 6:00 pm.

Light refreshments will be available.

Door Prizes include: Pottery and Dawson Davenport Prints.

Activities include:

  • K-12 Art Exhibit with Ribbons
  • MAP and Cultural Displays
  • Works by Other – Applied Arts Departments
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STC Title VI – Parent Information Night @ STC Elementary Cafeteria
May 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
STC Title VI - Parent Information Night @ STC Elementary Cafeteria

The STC Title VI – Native American Program will be hosting a Parent Information Night on Wednesday, May 1st from 5:00-6:00 pm in the South Tama Elementary Cafeteria.

Parents, guardians and families are invited to join!

This informational meeting is organized to serve as a time to share about the Title VI program, which focuses on Native American Students within the STC school district.

Topics may include:

  • Assist in oversight of educational opportunities
  • Promote educational achievement of students
  • Advocate for curricular, co-curricular and extracurricular activities
  • Help facilitate involvement of parents, as first teachers of their children.
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Yoga Class @ Meskwaki Health Clinic Conference Room
May 1 @ 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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May
2
Thu
Aqua Aerobics / Resistance Training @ MBCH Pool
May 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Aqua Aerobics / Resistance Training @ MBCH Pool

Join Jason in the MBCH pool for Aqua Aerobics and Resistance Training!

These classes will be available beginning December 4th. The schedule is as follows,  Thursdays from 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm. Don’t forget your swimsuit!

For more information stop by the Wellness Center or call Jason at 641-484-4678 ext 9271.

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May
5
Sun
National Day of Awareness for MMIW Rally @ State of Iowa Capital Complex - West Capitol Terrace Stage
May 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
National Day of Awareness for MMIW Rally @ State of Iowa Capital Complex - West Capitol Terrace Stage

Join RISE (Resources for Indigenous Survivors and Empowerment) as they host a day of awareness for missing and murdered Indigenous Women.

On Sunday, May 5th from 1:00 – 3:00 pm at the State of Iowa Capital Complex, West Capital Terrace Stage in Des Moines, Iowa.

Wear red  and join us in solidarity as we honor the lives of missing and murdered indigenous women in Iowa. Allies Welcome!

*Rita Papakee Family Spotlight

Presenters include:

Marisa Miakonda Cummings, Omaha Tribe of Nebraska from Sioux City, Iowa

Christine Nobiss, Plains Cree/Salteaux of the Gordon First Nation and Decolonizer with Indigenous Iowa Seeding Sovereignty.

Morningstar Dance Troupe, Troupe from the Meskwaki Nation, educating and inspiring through Indigenous music, dance, songs, regalia and storytelling.

Leah Slick-Driscoll, Meskwaki Nation, Tama, Iowa

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May
6
Mon
Spring Clean-Up Week
May 6 – May 10 all-day
May
7
Tue
Seed and Transplant Giveaway @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Seed and Transplant Giveaway @ Meskwaki Tribal Center

Get seeds and transplants for your home garden! Pick up some easy to grow vegetables, herbs & flowers, courtesy of Meskwaki Food Sovereignty. Free and open to anyone. Growing information will be shared along with seeds and plants. If you can’t make it to any of the times or locations listed below, get in touch with us directly so we can try to accommodate you – 484-9504

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Yoga Class @ Meskwaki Health Clinic Conference Room
May 7 @ 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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May
8
Wed
Seed and Transplant Giveaway @ Meskwaki Senior Services
May 8 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Seed and Transplant Giveaway @ Meskwaki Senior Services

Get seeds and transplants for your home garden! Pick up some easy to grow vegetables, herbs & flowers, courtesy of Meskwaki Food Sovereignty. Free and open to anyone. Growing information will be shared along with seeds and plants. If you can’t make it to any of the times or locations listed below, get in touch with us directly so we can try to accommodate you – 484-9504

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Yoga Class @ Meskwaki Health Clinic Conference Room
May 8 @ 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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May
9
Thu
Aqua Aerobics / Resistance Training @ MBCH Pool
May 9 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Aqua Aerobics / Resistance Training @ MBCH Pool

Join Jason in the MBCH pool for Aqua Aerobics and Resistance Training!

These classes will be available beginning December 4th. The schedule is as follows,  Thursdays from 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm. Don’t forget your swimsuit!

For more information stop by the Wellness Center or call Jason at 641-484-4678 ext 9271.

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Seed and Transplant Giveaway @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Seed and Transplant Giveaway @ Meskwaki Health Clinic

Get seeds and transplants for your home garden! Pick up some easy to grow vegetables, herbs & flowers, courtesy of Meskwaki Food Sovereignty. Free and open to anyone. Growing information will be shared along with seeds and plants. If you can’t make it to any of the times or locations listed below, get in touch with us directly so we can try to accommodate you – 484-9504

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May
14
Tue
Yoga Class @ Meskwaki Health Clinic Conference Room
May 14 @ 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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May
15
Wed
Job Skills Worksho @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - East Conference Room
May 15 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Job Skills Worksho @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - East Conference Room

On Wednesday, May 15th Meskwaki Nation Probation Department and the Staff and Workforce Development Program will be hosting a Job Skills Workshop.

This workshop will be from 10:30 am until 2:30 pm and held in the East Conference Room in the Tribal Center.

On the agenda: application process, resume building, interviewing skills, job readiness and other fun activities!

*Lunch will be served

Call Misty to sign up as space is limited (641) 484-9300.

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Yoga Class @ Meskwaki Health Clinic Conference Room
May 15 @ 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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May
16
Thu
Aqua Aerobics / Resistance Training @ MBCH Pool
May 16 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Aqua Aerobics / Resistance Training @ MBCH Pool

Join Jason in the MBCH pool for Aqua Aerobics and Resistance Training!

These classes will be available beginning December 4th. The schedule is as follows,  Thursdays from 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm. Don’t forget your swimsuit!

For more information stop by the Wellness Center or call Jason at 641-484-4678 ext 9271.

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May
21
Tue
Yoga Class @ Meskwaki Health Clinic Conference Room
May 21 @ 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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