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Jun
14
Fri
ISU Reiman Gardens
Jun 14 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Jun
18
Tue
Marshalltown Plaza 9 Movie
Jun 18 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Kinship Garden Groundbreaking & Planting
Jun 18 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Kinship Garden Groundbreaking & Planting

2019 will be our first growing season in the Kinship Garden, a communal space where community members can grow together.  Those who participate will be able to share in the harvest.

If you are interested in being a part of the Kinship garden, join us at the groundbreaking and planting!

The garden is located on the hilltop south of the Health Clinic.  Light refreshments will be served, then we will plant the garden.  For questions, call Meskwaki Agriculture and Food Sovereignty (641) 484-3511.

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Father’s Day Field Events @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Jun 18 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Father's Day Field Events @ Meskwaki Tribal Center

A special event to educate families on financial empowerment. Healthy finances contribute to healthy families.

Tuesday, June 18th

5:00 pm Registration

5:30 pm Start Time

@ Tribal Center Field

Field events include water balloon toss, marshmallow relay, HORSE competition, and hot potato!

Breakfast burritos starts the event at the Tribal Center Snack Bar, financial education information will be provided.

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Jun
19
Wed
Bean Bags @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Jun 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Tribal Chambers
Jun 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Tribal Chambers

The next Tribal Council Meeting has been scheduled to take place on Wednesday, June 19, 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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Jun
20
Thu
Seniors Guest Speaker: Ashley Aylsworth
Jun 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Jun
21
Fri
Seniors Trip: Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad
Jun 21 @ 11:30 am – 4:00 pm
Enrollment Office Closed This Afternoon
Jun 21 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Postponed -Summer Solstice Festival @ Red Earth Gardens
Jun 21 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Postponed -Summer Solstice Festival @ Red Earth Gardens

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Summer Solstice Festival has been postponed to a later date.  New information coming soon!

Please join us for an evening full of activities and celebration at Red Earth Gardens for our Summer Solstice Festival on Friday, June 21st!

Events begin at 4:00 pm.

Fun Run/Walk and Youth Races at 5:30 pm.  *If raining, the run/walk will be cancelled.

Traditional Meal will be served following the fun run/walk.

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Jun
25
Tue
Enrollment Office Closed This Afternoon
Jun 25 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm

CDIB’s and Tribal IDs still available.

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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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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
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 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Meskwaki Health Clinic BBQ @ Meskwaki Health Clinic

We’re moving this to 5:30 to hopefully wait out the rain!  Join us for a BBQ and Family Fun Games at the Meskwaki Health Clinic from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm on Wednesday, July 3rd!  If it rains, we’re moving to the Tribal Center!

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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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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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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Our Town – Weiting Theatre Play @ Weiting Theatre
Jul 11 @ 7:30 pm – Jul 13 @ 9:00 pm
Our Town - Weiting Theatre Play @ Weiting Theatre

The Weiting Theatre Presents: Our Town by Thornton Wilder

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday: July 11th – 13th at 7:30 pm

Admission: Adults – $12, Students/Children – $8

Advanced tickets on sale at both State Bank of Toledo locations and the Lincoln Savings Bank.

Our Town is presented with permission from Samuel French

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Jul
12
Fri
Meskwaki Nation Day – Tribal Office Closed
Jul 12 – Jul 13 all-day
Meskwaki Nation Day - Tribal Office Closed

We’re closed today in celebration of Meskwaki Nation Day!  Come out and celebrate with us on Saturday.  Check out the Events Page for more info!

 

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Jul
13
Sat
Meskwaki Nation Day Events @ Tribal Center
Jul 13 @ 8:30 am – 6:30 pm
Meskwaki Nation Day Events @ Tribal Center

Meskwaki Nation Day is on Saturday, July 13, 2019. All events will be held at the Meskwaki Tribal Center:

  • Fun Run/Walk
    • 8:30 am – Registration (tshirts)
    • 9:00 am – Start
    • Refreshments provided after. Sponsored by Meskwaki Health Clinic and MADAC
  • Flag Raising
    • 10:00 am
  • 4×4 Adult Volleyball Tournament
    • 10:00 am – Registration with Quincy
    • 11:00 am – Tribal Center Gym
  • Bags Tournament
    • 10:00 am – Registration with Joni
    • 11:00 am – South Side of Tribal Center
  • 3×3 Youth Basketball Tournament
    • 8:30 am – Registration with Tashina
    • 10:15 am – Outside Courts
  • Lunch
    • 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
  • Supper
    • 4:00 pm  – 6:00 pm
    • Sponsored by Meskwaki Agriculture and Food Sovereignty
    • 5:00 pm – Presentation by MSS Geography Club: Europe Experience
  • Bone Dice
    • 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Moccasin Game
    • 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Evening door prizes – must be present to win!

-Tribe will not be held responsible for any accidents or incidents.

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Meskwaki Nation Day Powwow @ Meskwaki Tribal Center Gym
Jul 13 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Meskwaki Nation Day Powwow @ Meskwaki Tribal Center Gym

Meskwaki Nation Day Powwow

July 13, 2019 at the Tribal Center Gym

6:00 pm – Grand Entry

Head Staff:

Head Man: Sean Keahna, Jr.

Head Woman: Delonda Pushetonequa

AD: David “Odie” OldBear

Specials:

  • Tiny Tots – Sponsored by Meskwaki Family Services
  • Jr Girls (7-12) Traditional, Fancy, Jingle – Sponsored by Meskwaki Youth Program
  • Teen Girls (13-17) Traditional, Fancy, Jingle – Sponsored by Meskwaki Youth Program
  • Jr Boys (7-12) Traditional, Fancy, Grass – Sponsored by Meskwaki Youth Program
  • Teen Boys (13-17) Traditional, Fancy, Grass – Sponsored by Meskwaki Youth Program
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