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Oct
23
Wed
CANCELLED: Harvest Highlight
Oct 23 @ 2:46 pm – 3:46 pm
CANCELLED: Harvest Highlight

Diabetes Program and Food Sovereignty Present – HARVEST HIGHLIGHT

Join us for harvesting the produce from the Kinship Garden – you take home what you harvest!

Wednesday, October 23rd at the Kinship Garden (located behind the east side of the Health Clinic).

Questions? Contact the Health clinic at (641) 484-9400 or Natural Resources at (641) 484-9584.

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Oct
24
Thu
MHE Hosts the Iowa Valley Education and Training for HSED @ Meskwaki Higher Ed Office
Oct 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
MHE Hosts the Iowa Valley Education and Training for HSED @ Meskwaki Higher Ed Office | Tama | Iowa | United States

Meskwaki Higher Education Program is hosting the

Iowa Valley Education and Training for High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED)

Start date is September 4.  Other start dates available.

Times and location:  Meskwaki Higher Education computer lab

Tuesdays and Thursdays 9-12 noon.

 

Please contact MHEP at 641-481-3157 to sign up.  All fees are paid by MHEP.”

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No MAP @ MSS
Oct 24 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
MSS Parent/Teacher Conferences @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Oct 24 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
An Evening with Mary Black @ Tama Civic Center
Oct 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
An Evening with Mary Black @ Tama Civic Center | Tama | Iowa | United States

Meskwaki Alcohol and Drug Abuse Center Presents… “An Evening with Mary Black and Blain Constant”.

Thursday, October 24th from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm at the Tama Civic Center (305 Siegel St, Tama, IA 52339).

Mary and Blain are returning to the Meskwaki Settlement for an encore to their Red Ribbon Week performance. This Indigenous duo uses motivational songs and stories to deliver their culturally-relevant message on preventing drug and alcohol abuse by sharing their personal journeys of hope and healing.

There will be a FREE community meal for those who attend this event. We hope to see you there!

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Oct
25
Fri
MSS No School @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Oct 25 all-day

Staff comp day for conferences.

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Oct
28
Mon
Harvest Highlight @ Kinship Garden (Behind Health Clinic)
Oct 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Harvest Highlight @ Kinship Garden (Behind Health Clinic)

Join the Diabetes Program and Food Sovereignty as they host the Harvest Highlight on Monday, October 28th! Harvest Highlight will be from 4:00-5:30 pm at the Kinship Garden (located behind the Health Clinic).

Join us as we harvest the produce from the Kinship Garden – you take home what you harvest!

Questions? Contact the Health Clinic at (641) 484-9400 or Natural Resources at (6410 484-9584.

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Oct
29
Tue
MNR Open House @ Meskwaki Natural Resources
Oct 29 all-day
MNR Open House @ Meskwaki Natural Resources

Meskwaki Natural Resources will be having their Open House on Tuesday, October 29th! This will be an all-day event with more details to come! Make sure to save the date!

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MHE Hosts the Iowa Valley Education and Training for HSED @ Meskwaki Higher Ed Office
Oct 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
MHE Hosts the Iowa Valley Education and Training for HSED @ Meskwaki Higher Ed Office | Tama | Iowa | United States

Meskwaki Higher Education Program is hosting the

Iowa Valley Education and Training for High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED)

Start date is September 4.  Other start dates available.

Times and location:  Meskwaki Higher Education computer lab

Tuesdays and Thursdays 9-12 noon.

 

Please contact MHEP at 641-481-3157 to sign up.  All fees are paid by MHEP.”

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Trunk or Treat at Travel Plaza @ Meskwaki Travel Plaza
Oct 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Trunk or Treat at Travel Plaza @ Meskwaki Travel Plaza

The Meskwaki Travel Plaza will be hosting their Trunk or Treat event on Tuesday, October 29th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at the Meskwaki Travel Plaza.

Judging will begin at 6:00 pm. There will be three (3) categories – Most Original, Scariest, and Funniest. The winners of each category will receive $100.00. *All participants will receive a free bowl of chili!

This is a free event and open to all community members.

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Oct
30
Wed
MSS 12:30 pm Early Dismissal @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Oct 30 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Meskwaki Trick or Treat Night @ Meskwaki Settlement
Oct 30 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Meskwaki Trick or Treat Night @ Meskwaki Settlement

The Tribal Council of the Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa is please to announce Meskwaki Trick or Treat Night on Wednesday, October 30 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm.

Turn your porch lights on to invite all the little Meskwaki ghosts and ghouls!

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Oct
31
Thu
MHE Hosts the Iowa Valley Education and Training for HSED @ Meskwaki Higher Ed Office
Oct 31 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
MHE Hosts the Iowa Valley Education and Training for HSED @ Meskwaki Higher Ed Office | Tama | Iowa | United States

Meskwaki Higher Education Program is hosting the

Iowa Valley Education and Training for High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED)

Start date is September 4.  Other start dates available.

Times and location:  Meskwaki Higher Education computer lab

Tuesdays and Thursdays 9-12 noon.

 

Please contact MHEP at 641-481-3157 to sign up.  All fees are paid by MHEP.”

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Nov
2
Sat
Free Rabies and Mange Clinic @ Meskwaki Public Works
Nov 2 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Free Rabies and Mange Clinic @ Meskwaki Public Works

Meskwaki Community Members with dogs and cats please join MNR and the ISU Veterinary Public Health Club for a Free Rabies and Mange Clinic!

This clinic will be held in the Meskwaki Public Works Building (1632 305th St, Tama) on Saturday, November 2nd from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.

Once there, you can have your dogs and cats receive a free veterinary physical exam. Learn about rabies and how to prevent it. Get your dogs and cats vaccinated against rabies. Learn about mange, its treatment and how to prevent it. You can also learn about other diseases shared between animals and humans.

For questions, contact MNR at (641) 484-3511.

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Meskwaki Halloween Party @ MSS High School Gym
Nov 2 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Meskwaki Halloween Party @ MSS High School Gym

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)
HALLOWEEN POW-WOW
  • Grand Entry at 7:00 pm
  • Host Drum: Meskwaki Nation
  • MC: Mikona
  • Youth Categories:
    • 6-8, 9-11, 12-14, 15-17
  • Adult Categories:
    • 18 and Up
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Nov
5
Tue
MHE Hosts the Iowa Valley Education and Training for HSED @ Meskwaki Higher Ed Office
Nov 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
MHE Hosts the Iowa Valley Education and Training for HSED @ Meskwaki Higher Ed Office | Tama | Iowa | United States

Meskwaki Higher Education Program is hosting the

Iowa Valley Education and Training for High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED)

Start date is September 4.  Other start dates available.

Times and location:  Meskwaki Higher Education computer lab

Tuesdays and Thursdays 9-12 noon.

 

Please contact MHEP at 641-481-3157 to sign up.  All fees are paid by MHEP.”

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Swearing In Ceremony @ Tribal Chambers
Nov 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Swearing In Ceremony @ Tribal Chambers

Join us for a Swearing In Ceremony for the newly elected Tribal Council Members on Tuesday, November 5th at 10:00 am in the Tribal Chambers.

Light refreshments will be served.

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Nomination Meeting @ Tribal Center Gym
Nov 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nomination Meeting @ Tribal Center Gym

NOTICE OF NOMINATION MEETING:

A Nomination Meeting will be held on NOVEMBER 5, 2019 in the Tribal Gymnasium at the Sac and Fox Tribal Center on the Meskwaki Settlement at 7:00 pm.

If the attendance is less than 30% of eligible voters of the Tribe at the first Nomination Meeting, a second Nomination Meeting will be held on Wednesday, NOVEMBER 6, 2019 at 7:00 pm.

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Nov
6
Wed
Tagaani Demo @ Health Clinic Kitchen
Nov 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Tagaani Demo @ Health Clinic Kitchen

Join the Diabetes Program and Food Sovereignty for this traditional food cooking Demo!

Tagaani Demo, Wednesday, November 6th from 5:00 – 6:30 pm in the Health Clinic Kitchen.

Here are a few things you will learn during this demo:

  • Learn the process of making tagaani
  • Different preparation and cooking options – including traditional and modern methods
  • Hands on demonstrations and tasting!
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Nomination Meeting @ Tribal Center Gym
Nov 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nomination Meeting @ Tribal Center Gym

NOTICE OF NOMINATION MEETING:

A Nomination Meeting will be held on NOVEMBER 5, 2019 in the Tribal Gymnasium at the Sac and Fox Tribal Center on the Meskwaki Settlement at 7:00 pm.

If the attendance is less than 30% of eligible voters of the Tribe at the first Nomination Meeting, a second Nomination Meeting will be held on Wednesday, NOVEMBER 6, 2019 at 7:00 pm.

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Nov
7
Thu
MHE Hosts the Iowa Valley Education and Training for HSED @ Meskwaki Higher Ed Office
Nov 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
MHE Hosts the Iowa Valley Education and Training for HSED @ Meskwaki Higher Ed Office | Tama | Iowa | United States

Meskwaki Higher Education Program is hosting the

Iowa Valley Education and Training for High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED)

Start date is September 4.  Other start dates available.

Times and location:  Meskwaki Higher Education computer lab

Tuesdays and Thursdays 9-12 noon.

 

Please contact MHEP at 641-481-3157 to sign up.  All fees are paid by MHEP.”

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Nov
9
Sat
Meskwaki Veterans Powwow @ TBA
Nov 9 @ 5:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Meskwaki Veterans Powwow @ TBA

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.
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

Contest:

  • 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

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Nov
11
Mon
Tribal Operations & MSS Closed – VETERANS DAY
Nov 11 all-day
Nov
12
Tue
Healthy Recipe Contest Submissions Due
Nov 12 all-day
Healthy Recipe Contest Submissions Due

The Meskwaki Diabetes Program will now be accepting recipes for the Healthy Recipe Contest until November 12th!

Recipe submissions can be made by email (see below) or drop-in at the Health Clinic. Submissions must include your name, current phone number and recipe. A prize will be awarded to every submission after the cook-off!

*Please note that a healthy recipe meets these general guidelines:

  • Low to moderate in fat content
  • Low in added sugar
  • Low in sodium
  • High in vitamins, minerals and fiber

On November 15th, the Top 5 Recipe contestants will be announced. These individuals will go on to make their recipe at the cook-off. The Diabetes Program will provide all ingredients.

On November 20th, the Cook-off will be held! Cooking starts at 5:00 pm at the Tribal Center for contestants. Voting and tasting starts at 6:00 pm for the public. Come on over to eat some tasty food and to vote for your favorites! The Top 2 recipes will win additional prizes.

We hope to see you there!

See email addresses below for submissions:

  • Linda Winter Chaser, Program Coordinator, dc.mhc@meskwaki-nsn.gov
  • Megan Koehn, Registered Dietitian, rd.mhc@meskwaki-nsn.gov
  • Ashley Aylsworth, Health Educator, he3.mhc@meskwaki-nsn.gov
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Special Election @ Tribal Center Gym
Nov 12 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Special Election @ Tribal Center Gym

ORDER FOR SPECIAL ELECTION:

On October 18, 2019, the Tribal Council issued an Order for Special Election due to a resignation of a Tribal Council member, Adrian Pushetonequa. The Special Election will fill one vacancy for the remainder of the term ending on November 2021.

The Election Committee issued a notice for a Special Election to be held on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2019 in the Tribal Gymnasium at the Sac and Fox Tribal Center on the Meskwaki Settlement from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Upon written request, absentee ballots will be made available tot hose who are temporarily living away from the Meskwaki Settlement as defined by the Title 8 (Elections Article II, Section 8-2103 (b). Requests for an absentee ballot can be made via the following:

  1. Faxed to: Sac and Fox Tribal Offices, Fax number (641) 484-5424 Attn: Election Committee
  2. Mailed to: Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa Attn: Election Committee, 349 Meskwaki Rd, Tama IA 52339.
  3. Email: el.committee@meskwaki-nsn.gov

All absentee ballot requests by mail must be postmarked by Monday, October 28, 2019. All requests by fax or email must be received by Monday, October 28, 2019.

NOTICE OF NOMINATION MEETING:

A Nomination Meeting will be held on NOVEMBER 5, 2019 in the Tribal Gymnasium at the Sac and Fox Tribal Center on the Meskwaki Settlement at 7:00 pm.

If the attendance is less than 30% of eligible voters of the Tribe at the first Nomination Meeting, a second Nomination Meeting will be held on Wednesday, NOVEMBER 6, 2019 at 7:00 pm.

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