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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
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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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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Aug
1
Thu
Blood Pressure / Sugar Check @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Aug 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Aug
8
Thu
Tribal Operations Closing @ 12 PM Includes Seniors, Tribal Center, Health Clinic and Pharmacy
Aug 8 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Tribal Operations Closing @ 12 PM Includes Seniors, Tribal Center, Health Clinic and Pharmacy

Senior Center serving  breakfast only!

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Aug
9
Fri
Tribal Operations Closing @ 12 PM Includes Seniors, Tribal Center, Health Clinic and Pharmacy
Aug 9 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Tribal Operations Closing @ 12 PM Includes Seniors, Tribal Center, Health Clinic and Pharmacy

Senior Center serving  breakfast only!

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Aug
19
Mon
CANCELLED: Darts @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Aug 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Aug
20
Tue
CANCELLED: Marshalltown Plaza 9 Movie – TBD
Aug 20 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Aug
21
Wed
CANCELLED: National Senior Citizen Day @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Aug 21 all-day
CANCELLED: Darts @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Aug 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Aug
22
Thu
CANCELLED: Guest Speaker: Jacob Molitor, MNPD Chief of Police @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Aug 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Aug
23
Fri
Grout Museum Exhibit – Waterloo, IA
Aug 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Aug
26
Mon
Bean Bags @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Aug 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Aug
27
Tue
Guest Speaker – Robert Bills, CEO of Meskwaki, Inc. @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Aug 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Aug
29
Thu
Blood Pressure / Sugar Check @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Aug 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
August Birthday Meal @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Aug 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Sep
4
Wed
Bingo @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Sep 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Sep
5
Thu
Blood Pressure / Sugar Check @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Sep 5 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sep
9
Mon
Bean Bags @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Sep 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Sep
10
Tue
Elder’s Committee Meeting @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Sep 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Sep
12
Thu
Guest speaker: Social Security Representative @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Sep 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Sep
16
Mon
Darts @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Sep 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Sep
18
Wed
Bingo @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Sep 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Sep
23
Mon
Bean Bags @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm