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Jul
13
Sat
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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Jul
15
Mon
Cooking Demo @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
Jul 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Cooking Demo @ Meskwaki Health Clinic

Join us on Monday, July 15 for a Cooking Demo hosted by the Diabetes Program!

This Cooking Demo will be held at the Meskwaki Health Clinic (Lawn) and will have Grilling Kabobs – steak, chicken, veggies on the menu.

In case of rain or strong wings, the demo will be moved inside to the clinic kitchen.

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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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Sewing/Beading Crafts Canceled @ Meskwaki Culture Museum
Jul 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sewing/Beading Crafts Canceled @ Meskwaki Culture Museum | Tama | Iowa | United States

The museum will be open every Tuesday night for sewing/beading so people who want to work on their regalia or projects may do so.

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Jul
17
Wed
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Jul 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers

The next scheduled Tribal Council Meeting will take place on Wednesday, July 17, 2019. The meeting will begin at 5:00 pm and be held in the Tribal Chambers.

Enrolled Tribal Members are welcome and encourage 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
22
Mon
MSS School Registration @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Jul 22 @ 8:00 am – Aug 19 @ 4:00 pm
MSS School Registration @ Meskwaki Settlement School

Meskwaki Settlement School Registration for the 2019-2020 School Year will begin Monday, July 22nd to Monday, August 19th.  Registration hours are 8:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Middle School/High School Offices.

First Day of School is Monday, August 19th!

What you need to bring with you: All students must have a copy of their CDIB, social security card, birth certificate, and current immunization records.

We ask that ALL families to please take the time to fill out the Free and Reduced Meal applications. These are very important so each family will receive a small token of appreciation when the application is completed and turned in.

EC Language Nest Registration: For questions, contact Webisega at (641) 484-4990.

  • Students must be 3 years old by September 15, 2019 and be able to use the toilet independently when classes start.
  • Submit a completed Early Childhood Registration and Health Requirements packet before classes start.
  • Reminder: Limited amount of spaces available.

Pre-K through 6th Grade Registration: For questions, contact Hallie at (641) 484-4990.

7th thought 12th Grade Registration: For questions, contact Sylvana at (641) 484-9000.

For questions call Elementary 484-4990, or MS/HS 484-9000.

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Jul
23
Tue
Youth Focus Group Discussion @ Meskwaki Tribal Center Gym
Jul 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Youth Focus Group Discussion @ Meskwaki Tribal Center Gym

Meskwaki Youth ages 10-18 we want to hear your views and opinions.

Join us on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at the Meskwaki Tribal Gym to discuss the Meskwaki Nation Recreation Center.

Discussion will be from 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm. Pizza and drinks will also be served.

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Sewing/Beading Crafts Canceled @ Meskwaki Culture Museum
Jul 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sewing/Beading Crafts Canceled @ Meskwaki Culture Museum | Tama | Iowa | United States

The museum will be open every Tuesday night for sewing/beading so people who want to work on their regalia or projects may do so.

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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
26
Fri
Youth Motivational Speaker: Larry Yazzie @ MSS High School Commons
Jul 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Youth Motivational Speaker: Larry Yazzie @ MSS High School Commons

Join Meskwaki Juvenile Probation in welcoming Meskwaki actor, Larry Yazzie, as he speaks on issues that today’s youth deal with and how he overcame those issues to get where he is today.

Friday, July 26, 2019

1:00 – 3:00 pm

MSS High School Commons

For more information, contact Quincy at (641) 484-9269.

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Jul
30
Tue
Sewing/Beading Crafts Canceled @ Meskwaki Culture Museum
Jul 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sewing/Beading Crafts Canceled @ Meskwaki Culture Museum | Tama | Iowa | United States

The museum will be open every Tuesday night for sewing/beading so people who want to work on their regalia or projects may do so.

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Jul
31
Wed
Summer Lunch & Learn @ MBCH Convention Center
Jul 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Summer Lunch & Learn @ MBCH Convention Center

Diabetes Program Presents: SUMMER LUNCH AND LEARN

July 31, 2019 at Noon in the MBCH Convention Center

Menu:

  • Marinated and Grilled Summer Vegetable Kabobs
  • Asian Grilled Chicken Skewers w/ Light Vinaigrette
  • Chopped Greens Salad
  • Steamed Basmati Rice
  • Grilled Fresh Summer Fruits w/ Pound Cake & Local Honey
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Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Jul 31 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
The next Tribal Council meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, July 31, 2019. The meeting will begin at 5:00 pm 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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Aug
2
Fri
VA Benefits Open Sign Up and Claims Event @ East Conference Room - Tribal Center
Aug 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
VA Benefits Open Sign Up and Claims Event @ East Conference Room - Tribal Center

VA will be holding a Bringing VA Benefits Home event here on the Meskwaki Settlement on Friday, August 2nd from 10:00 am – 4:30 pm in the East Conference Room of the Tribal Center.

During this event you’ll be able to:

  • Speak with a VA representative
  • Get answers to VA claim and benefits questions
  • File your claim
  • Get same-day decisions when you share complete information

Point of Contact: Peter Vicaire, (612) 558-7744, Peter.Vicaire@va.gov.

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Aug
6
Tue
Postponed – Community Engagement re: Meskwaki Recreation Center @ ISG Tent - TBA
Aug 6 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Postponed - Community Engagement re: Meskwaki Recreation Center @ ISG Tent - TBA

This event has been postponed.  Check back soon for the rescheduled date!

Community Engagement Opportunity regarding the Meskwaki Recreation Center

August 6, 2019 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. This is the last chance to share your thoughts about the recreation center.

Meskwaki Recreation Center 3D Virtual Reality Walk-though on Saturday, August 10, 2019 from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm in the ISG Tent at the Annual Powwow.

Take a 3D tour through the Ho-Chunk District One Community Center showcasing the project’s concepts and plan elements.

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No Sewing/Beading Crafts This Week @ Meskwaki Culture Museum
Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
No Sewing/Beading Crafts This Week @ Meskwaki Culture Museum | Tama | Iowa | United States

The museum will be open every Tuesday night for sewing/beading so people who want to work on their regalia or projects may do so.

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Aug
8
Thu
NE Iowa Food Bag Distribution @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Aug 8 @ 8:00 am – 11:45 am
Meskwaki Annual Powwow
Aug 8 @ 1:00 pm – Aug 11 @ 11:00 pm
The Meskwaki Annual Powwow is the only one of its kind in Iowa and is held on the only Indian Settlement in Iowa.
Beginning as a celebration known as “Field Days”, the first powwows were 10 days long and held after the fall harvest.  They featured dancing, games and horse racing!
Today, the Meskwaki Annual Powwow is a four day event with a Princess Contest held the Wednesday evening before the powwow begins on Thursday.
Featuring traditional Meskwaki dancing, singing, native arts, crafts, our historic exhibition tent, and food, we invite you to share in what is truly distinctive about the Meskwaki way of life.
General Admission
Adults: $7.00     Children: $5.00
Children 5 and under: FREEThursday, August 8
Grand Entry: 1pm & 7pm
Children’s Day/ages 6 -12: $3.00

Friday, August 9
Grand Entry: 1pm & 7pm
Senior’s Day/ages 55 and up: $3.00

Saturday, August 10
Grand Entry: 1pm & 7pm
Veteran’s Day/ All Veterans: $3.00
(Must show proof)

Sunday, August 11
Grand Entry: 1pm & 7pm
Special Events

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105th MAPA Princess Contest @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Aug 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Aug
10
Sat
CANCELLED: Co-Ed Bags Tournament @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Aug 10 all-day
ISG Virtual Reality Experience @ Meskwaki Powwow - ISG Tent
Aug 10 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Aug
11
Sun
POSTPONED: MADAC Annual Fun Run & Walk @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Aug 11 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
POSTPONED: MADAC Annual Fun Run & Walk @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds

Join us on Sunday, August 11th for MADAC’s Annual Fun Run and Walk during the Meskwaki Annual Powwow!

Registration at 8:30 am

Run/Walk starts at 9:00 am.

Start and Finish at the powwow grounds cook shack.

Route: North to railroad tracks, turn right (East) on gravel road to Hwy E49 and back to cook shack.

Seniors need only walk to railroad tracks and back.

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Aug
13
Tue
Fill the Bus @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Aug 13 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Fill the Bus @ Meskwaki Tribal Center

Join us for this Fill the Bus event!

Tuesday, August 13th from 1:00 – 6:00 pm in the MSS High School Commons.

Come pick up your school supplies for the new school year! Also, FREE haircuts will be offered as well!

*Please bring your child’s hair clean and already shampooed.

ALL community youth are welcome, but do NOT need to be present.
Supplies will be available as long as supplies last.

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CANCELLED: CPR & First Aid Training @ Meskwaki Health Clinic Conference Room
Aug 13 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Charise and Sara from the Meskwaki Health Clinic will be offering American Heart Association CPR/First Aid classes on August 13, 15, 19 and 20 from 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm in the Conference room at the clinic.

These classes are FREE to the Meskwaki Community.

If interested, contact Sara or Charise at the Meskwaki Health Clinic at (641) 484-4094.

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RISE Presents: Gridshock @ MBCH Convention Center
Aug 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
RISE Presents: Gridshock @ MBCH Convention Center

R.I.S.E will be having a free film screening of Gridshock is an investigative documentary about sex trafficking in Iowa.

Tuesday, August 13th

Doors open at 5:30 pm

Film begins at 6:00 pm

*Discussion following the documentary with filmmaker Vanessa McNeal

There will be soda and popcorn available

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Jul
13
Sat
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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Jul
15
Mon
Cooking Demo @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
Jul 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Cooking Demo @ Meskwaki Health Clinic

Join us on Monday, July 15 for a Cooking Demo hosted by the Diabetes Program!

This Cooking Demo will be held at the Meskwaki Health Clinic (Lawn) and will have Grilling Kabobs – steak, chicken, veggies on the menu.

In case of rain or strong wings, the demo will be moved inside to the clinic kitchen.

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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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Sewing/Beading Crafts Canceled @ Meskwaki Culture Museum
Jul 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sewing/Beading Crafts Canceled @ Meskwaki Culture Museum | Tama | Iowa | United States

The museum will be open every Tuesday night for sewing/beading so people who want to work on their regalia or projects may do so.

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Jul
17
Wed
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Jul 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers

The next scheduled Tribal Council Meeting will take place on Wednesday, July 17, 2019. The meeting will begin at 5:00 pm and be held in the Tribal Chambers.

Enrolled Tribal Members are welcome and encourage 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
22
Mon
MSS School Registration @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Jul 22 @ 8:00 am – Aug 19 @ 4:00 pm
MSS School Registration @ Meskwaki Settlement School

Meskwaki Settlement School Registration for the 2019-2020 School Year will begin Monday, July 22nd to Monday, August 19th.  Registration hours are 8:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Middle School/High School Offices.

First Day of School is Monday, August 19th!

What you need to bring with you: All students must have a copy of their CDIB, social security card, birth certificate, and current immunization records.

We ask that ALL families to please take the time to fill out the Free and Reduced Meal applications. These are very important so each family will receive a small token of appreciation when the application is completed and turned in.

EC Language Nest Registration: For questions, contact Webisega at (641) 484-4990.

  • Students must be 3 years old by September 15, 2019 and be able to use the toilet independently when classes start.
  • Submit a completed Early Childhood Registration and Health Requirements packet before classes start.
  • Reminder: Limited amount of spaces available.

Pre-K through 6th Grade Registration: For questions, contact Hallie at (641) 484-4990.

7th thought 12th Grade Registration: For questions, contact Sylvana at (641) 484-9000.

For questions call Elementary 484-4990, or MS/HS 484-9000.

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Jul
23
Tue
Youth Focus Group Discussion @ Meskwaki Tribal Center Gym
Jul 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Youth Focus Group Discussion @ Meskwaki Tribal Center Gym

Meskwaki Youth ages 10-18 we want to hear your views and opinions.

Join us on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at the Meskwaki Tribal Gym to discuss the Meskwaki Nation Recreation Center.

Discussion will be from 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm. Pizza and drinks will also be served.

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Sewing/Beading Crafts Canceled @ Meskwaki Culture Museum
Jul 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sewing/Beading Crafts Canceled @ Meskwaki Culture Museum | Tama | Iowa | United States

The museum will be open every Tuesday night for sewing/beading so people who want to work on their regalia or projects may do so.

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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
26
Fri
Youth Motivational Speaker: Larry Yazzie @ MSS High School Commons
Jul 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Youth Motivational Speaker: Larry Yazzie @ MSS High School Commons

Join Meskwaki Juvenile Probation in welcoming Meskwaki actor, Larry Yazzie, as he speaks on issues that today’s youth deal with and how he overcame those issues to get where he is today.

Friday, July 26, 2019

1:00 – 3:00 pm

MSS High School Commons

For more information, contact Quincy at (641) 484-9269.

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Jul
30
Tue
Sewing/Beading Crafts Canceled @ Meskwaki Culture Museum
Jul 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sewing/Beading Crafts Canceled @ Meskwaki Culture Museum | Tama | Iowa | United States

The museum will be open every Tuesday night for sewing/beading so people who want to work on their regalia or projects may do so.

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Jul
31
Wed
Summer Lunch & Learn @ MBCH Convention Center
Jul 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Summer Lunch & Learn @ MBCH Convention Center

Diabetes Program Presents: SUMMER LUNCH AND LEARN

July 31, 2019 at Noon in the MBCH Convention Center

Menu:

  • Marinated and Grilled Summer Vegetable Kabobs
  • Asian Grilled Chicken Skewers w/ Light Vinaigrette
  • Chopped Greens Salad
  • Steamed Basmati Rice
  • Grilled Fresh Summer Fruits w/ Pound Cake & Local Honey
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Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Jul 31 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
The next Tribal Council meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, July 31, 2019. The meeting will begin at 5:00 pm 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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Aug
2
Fri
VA Benefits Open Sign Up and Claims Event @ East Conference Room - Tribal Center
Aug 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
VA Benefits Open Sign Up and Claims Event @ East Conference Room - Tribal Center

VA will be holding a Bringing VA Benefits Home event here on the Meskwaki Settlement on Friday, August 2nd from 10:00 am – 4:30 pm in the East Conference Room of the Tribal Center.

During this event you’ll be able to:

  • Speak with a VA representative
  • Get answers to VA claim and benefits questions
  • File your claim
  • Get same-day decisions when you share complete information

Point of Contact: Peter Vicaire, (612) 558-7744, Peter.Vicaire@va.gov.

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Aug
6
Tue
Postponed – Community Engagement re: Meskwaki Recreation Center @ ISG Tent - TBA
Aug 6 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Postponed - Community Engagement re: Meskwaki Recreation Center @ ISG Tent - TBA

This event has been postponed.  Check back soon for the rescheduled date!

Community Engagement Opportunity regarding the Meskwaki Recreation Center

August 6, 2019 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. This is the last chance to share your thoughts about the recreation center.

Meskwaki Recreation Center 3D Virtual Reality Walk-though on Saturday, August 10, 2019 from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm in the ISG Tent at the Annual Powwow.

Take a 3D tour through the Ho-Chunk District One Community Center showcasing the project’s concepts and plan elements.

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No Sewing/Beading Crafts This Week @ Meskwaki Culture Museum
Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
No Sewing/Beading Crafts This Week @ Meskwaki Culture Museum | Tama | Iowa | United States

The museum will be open every Tuesday night for sewing/beading so people who want to work on their regalia or projects may do so.

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Aug
8
Thu
NE Iowa Food Bag Distribution @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Aug 8 @ 8:00 am – 11:45 am
Meskwaki Annual Powwow
Aug 8 @ 1:00 pm – Aug 11 @ 11:00 pm
The Meskwaki Annual Powwow is the only one of its kind in Iowa and is held on the only Indian Settlement in Iowa.
Beginning as a celebration known as “Field Days”, the first powwows were 10 days long and held after the fall harvest.  They featured dancing, games and horse racing!
Today, the Meskwaki Annual Powwow is a four day event with a Princess Contest held the Wednesday evening before the powwow begins on Thursday.
Featuring traditional Meskwaki dancing, singing, native arts, crafts, our historic exhibition tent, and food, we invite you to share in what is truly distinctive about the Meskwaki way of life.
General Admission
Adults: $7.00     Children: $5.00
Children 5 and under: FREEThursday, August 8
Grand Entry: 1pm & 7pm
Children’s Day/ages 6 -12: $3.00

Friday, August 9
Grand Entry: 1pm & 7pm
Senior’s Day/ages 55 and up: $3.00

Saturday, August 10
Grand Entry: 1pm & 7pm
Veteran’s Day/ All Veterans: $3.00
(Must show proof)

Sunday, August 11
Grand Entry: 1pm & 7pm
Special Events

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105th MAPA Princess Contest @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Aug 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Aug
10
Sat
CANCELLED: Co-Ed Bags Tournament @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Aug 10 all-day
ISG Virtual Reality Experience @ Meskwaki Powwow - ISG Tent
Aug 10 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Aug
11
Sun
POSTPONED: MADAC Annual Fun Run & Walk @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Aug 11 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
POSTPONED: MADAC Annual Fun Run & Walk @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds

Join us on Sunday, August 11th for MADAC’s Annual Fun Run and Walk during the Meskwaki Annual Powwow!

Registration at 8:30 am

Run/Walk starts at 9:00 am.

Start and Finish at the powwow grounds cook shack.

Route: North to railroad tracks, turn right (East) on gravel road to Hwy E49 and back to cook shack.

Seniors need only walk to railroad tracks and back.

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Aug
13
Tue
Fill the Bus @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Aug 13 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Fill the Bus @ Meskwaki Tribal Center

Join us for this Fill the Bus event!

Tuesday, August 13th from 1:00 – 6:00 pm in the MSS High School Commons.

Come pick up your school supplies for the new school year! Also, FREE haircuts will be offered as well!

*Please bring your child’s hair clean and already shampooed.

ALL community youth are welcome, but do NOT need to be present.
Supplies will be available as long as supplies last.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
CANCELLED: CPR & First Aid Training @ Meskwaki Health Clinic Conference Room
Aug 13 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Charise and Sara from the Meskwaki Health Clinic will be offering American Heart Association CPR/First Aid classes on August 13, 15, 19 and 20 from 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm in the Conference room at the clinic.

These classes are FREE to the Meskwaki Community.

If interested, contact Sara or Charise at the Meskwaki Health Clinic at (641) 484-4094.

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RISE Presents: Gridshock @ MBCH Convention Center
Aug 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
RISE Presents: Gridshock @ MBCH Convention Center

R.I.S.E will be having a free film screening of Gridshock is an investigative documentary about sex trafficking in Iowa.

Tuesday, August 13th

Doors open at 5:30 pm

Film begins at 6:00 pm

*Discussion following the documentary with filmmaker Vanessa McNeal

There will be soda and popcorn available

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