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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.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: