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Meskwaki Nation Photo Gallery
Apr
20
Sat
U of I Powwow @ UI Field House
Apr 20 @ 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Apr
22
Mon
Senior Walking @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Apr 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Apr
23
Tue
Bowling – Marshalltown @ Wayward Social
Apr 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Apr
24
Wed
Spring Lunch & Learn @ MBCH Convention Center
Apr 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Spring Lunch & Learn @ MBCH Convention Center

Diabetes Program Spring Lunch and Learn on April, 24th from 12:00 – 1:00 pm to take place at the MBCH Convention Center.

Menu: Sauteed shrimp salad, spring vegetable, whole grain roll and rhubarb fresh berry parfait.

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Bean Bags @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Apr 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Special Council Meeting
Apr 24 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Special Council Meeting
A Special Council Meeting is being scheduled for Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 5 PM in Tribal Chambers. Enrolled Tribal Members are welcome and encouraged to attend.
 
*Meeting dates and time are subject to change at the discretion of the Tribal Chairman.
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Meskwaki Carnival Night @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Meskwaki Carnival Night @ Meskwaki Health Clinic

The Family Fun Night Committee presents….

MESKWAKI CARNIVAL NIGHT!

Date/Time: Wednesday, April 24th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

Location: Southeast side of the Meskwaki Tribal Health Clinic

Bring the whole family! There will be games and prizes, a photo booth, face painting and more!

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Apr
25
Thu
Blood Pressure / Sugar Check @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Apr 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Birthday Meal @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Cooking Demo @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Kitchen
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Cooking Demo @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Kitchen

Diabetes Program Cooking Demo has been rescheduled to Thursday, April 25th. It will start at 12:00 pm and be in the Tribal Center Kitchen.

Menu: Zesty Shrimp Saute, Zucchini Noodles and an Easter-themed treat!

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Apr
26
Fri
Craft Day @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Apr 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Apr
27
Sat
Science Center Trip
Apr 27 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Science Center Trip

Meskwaki Tribal Health Clinic and MADAC will be sponsoring a FREE family-friendly trip to the Science Center of Iowa on April 27.

Featured Exhibit: Mental Health – Mind Matters.

Please RSVP to Cait or MADAC staff at the Tribal Health Clinic by April 12 at (641) 484-4094 and indicate whether you will need transportation.

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Apr
28
Sun
Meskwaki Community Easter Egg Hunt @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Meskwaki Community Easter Egg Hunt @ Meskwaki Health Clinic | Tama | Iowa | United States

Stop by the Meskwaki Health Clinic on Sunday, April 28th for games and activities at 2 PM followed by our annual Easter egg hunt at 3 PM. There will be a “golden” and “silver” egg in each age category and a visit from the Easter bunny! Prizes, food, and fun awaits!

Age categories include: 0-4, 5-8, 9-12, 13-17, and 50-up!

Fun for the whole family!!

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Apr
29
Mon
Hydrant Flushing Week
Apr 29 – May 3 all-day
Earth Day Road Side Clean Up @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Earth Day Road Side Clean Up @ Meskwaki Tribal Center

Where: Meet at the Tribal Gym

Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Date: April 29, 2019

Everyone that is going to take part in the Road Side Clean Up will need to get into a group of 5 to 6 people. Each group will then be assigned an area to pick up trash from the road side.

The group with the most bags filled up will receive that many in tickets for door prizes.

*Tribal Ops Employees – there will be an approved admin leave of 2 hours for everyone in attendance of the days events.

Call (641) 484-3511 if you have your team ready to go prior to Monday, April 22nd.

 

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Earth Day Celebration @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Earth Day Celebration @ Meskwaki Tribal Center

Meskwaki Earth Day

Road side clean-up in the morning, vendors, hands on activities for everyone, tree give away, door prizes, lunch sale and bake sale and so much more! So come on out and enjoy your day with us! Brought to you by the Meskwaki Natural Resources.

Where: Tribal Center Gym

When: April 29, 2019

Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Senior Walking @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Apr 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Apr
30
Tue
Medicare Reimbursement Checks @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Apr 30 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Canceled: Child Abuse Prevention & Sexual Assault Awareness Walk/Run @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Apr 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Canceled: Child Abuse Prevention & Sexual Assault Awareness Walk/Run @ Meskwaki Tribal Center

Due the rain we are experiencing today the Child Abuse Prevention and Sexual Assault Awareness Walk/Run scheduled for today has been canceled.

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Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Apr 30 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers

The next Tribal Council meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, April 30th. It will begin at 5:00 pm and take place inside 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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May
1
Wed
Meskwaki Settlement Art & Culture Night @ Meskwaki Settlement School - Commons
May 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Meskwaki Settlement Art & Culture Night @ Meskwaki Settlement School - Commons

On Wednesday, May 1st from 5:00 to 8:00 pm in the Meskwaki Commons the MSS will be hosting Art & Culture Night. The Concert will start at 6:00 pm.

Light refreshments will be available.

Door Prizes include: Pottery and Dawson Davenport Prints.

Activities include:

  • K-12 Art Exhibit with Ribbons
  • MAP and Cultural Displays
  • Works by Other – Applied Arts Departments
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STC Title VI – Parent Information Night @ STC Elementary Cafeteria
May 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
STC Title VI - Parent Information Night @ STC Elementary Cafeteria

The STC Title VI – Native American Program will be hosting a Parent Information Night on Wednesday, May 1st from 5:00-6:00 pm in the South Tama Elementary Cafeteria.

Parents, guardians and families are invited to join!

This informational meeting is organized to serve as a time to share about the Title VI program, which focuses on Native American Students within the STC school district.

Topics may include:

  • Assist in oversight of educational opportunities
  • Promote educational achievement of students
  • Advocate for curricular, co-curricular and extracurricular activities
  • Help facilitate involvement of parents, as first teachers of their children.
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May
3
Fri
Pella Tulip Festibal Trip
May 3 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Guest Speaker: Dr. Michael Luick-Thrams @ Meskwaki Cultural Center & Museum
May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Guest Speaker: Dr. Michael Luick-Thrams @ Meskwaki Cultural Center & Museum

The Meskwaki Cultural Center and Museum will be hosting a guest speaker on Friday, May 3rd. Dr. Michael Luick-Thrams is visiting the United States from Germany, and has scheduled a lecture here on the Settlement. He will be discussing WW11, and specifically Prisoners of War. His presentation will cover the “Wider Context Behind Meskwaki Prisoners of War in Nazi Germany”. This lecture will begin at 7:00 pm and will last until 8:00 pm, with time for questions and remarks at the conclusion.

This event is open to the public.

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May
5
Sun
National Day of Awareness for MMIW Rally @ State of Iowa Capital Complex - West Capitol Terrace Stage
May 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
National Day of Awareness for MMIW Rally @ State of Iowa Capital Complex - West Capitol Terrace Stage

Join RISE (Resources for Indigenous Survivors and Empowerment) as they host a day of awareness for missing and murdered Indigenous Women.

On Sunday, May 5th from 1:00 – 3:00 pm at the State of Iowa Capital Complex, West Capital Terrace Stage in Des Moines, Iowa.

Wear red  and join us in solidarity as we honor the lives of missing and murdered indigenous women in Iowa. Allies Welcome!

*Rita Papakee Family Spotlight

Presenters include:

Marisa Miakonda Cummings, Omaha Tribe of Nebraska from Sioux City, Iowa

Christine Nobiss, Plains Cree/Salteaux of the Gordon First Nation and Decolonizer with Indigenous Iowa Seeding Sovereignty.

Morningstar Dance Troupe, Troupe from the Meskwaki Nation, educating and inspiring through Indigenous music, dance, songs, regalia and storytelling.

Leah Slick-Driscoll, Meskwaki Nation, Tama, Iowa

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Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
Senior Walking 1:00 pm
Senior Walking @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Apr 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Senior Walking @ Meskwaki Senior Services
 
2
3rd Annual College & Career Fair 12:00 pm
3rd Annual College & Career Fair
Apr 2 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
3rd Annual College & Career Fair
Open to the public! Meet with employers and various college and university representatives. Tuesday, April 2nd from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the MBCH Meskwaki Veteran’s Convention Center. Employer Information Booths: Health Services, Manufacturing, … Continue reading 3rd Annual College & Career Fair
3
Bingo 1:00 pm
Bingo @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Apr 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Bingo @ Meskwaki Senior Services
 
4
Guest Speaker…TBA 12:00 pm
Guest Speaker…TBA @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Apr 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Guest Speaker...TBA @ Meskwaki Senior Services
 
5
Plaza 9 Movie; Early Afternoon Showing 11:30 am
Plaza 9 Movie; Early Afternoon Showing @ Plaza 9 Movie Theater
Apr 5 @ 11:30 am – 3:00 pm
Plaza 9 Movie; Early Afternoon Showing @ Plaza 9 Movie Theater
 
Tribal Council Special Meeting 5:00 pm
Tribal Council Special Meeting @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Chambers
Apr 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tribal Council Special Meeting @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Chambers
A Tribal Council Special Meeting has been scheduled for Friday, April 5th starting at 5:00 pm inside the Tribal Chambers. Enrolled Tribal Members are welcome and encouraged to attend. *Meetings are held on a bi-weekly … Continue reading Tribal Council Special Meeting
6
Spring Sale on the Settlement 9:00 am
Spring Sale on the Settlement @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gym
Apr 6 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Spring Sale on the Settlement @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gym
 
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8
Senior Walking 1:00 pm
Senior Walking @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Apr 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Senior Walking @ Meskwaki Senior Services
 
9
IA State Extension Class 1:00 pm
IA State Extension Class @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Apr 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
IA State Extension Class @ Meskwaki Senior Services
 
10
U of Iowa Museum of Natural History Trip 9:00 am
U of Iowa Museum of Natural History Trip @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Apr 10 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
U of Iowa Museum of Natural History Trip @ Meskwaki Senior Services
 
POSTPONED: Child Abuse Prevention & Sexual Assault Awareness Walk/Run 5:00 pm
POSTPONED: Child Abuse Prevention & Sexual Assault Awareness Walk/Run @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Apr 10 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
POSTPONED: Child Abuse Prevention & Sexual Assault Awareness Walk/Run @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
The previously scheduled Child Abuse Prevention & Sexual Assault Awareness Walk/Run has now been POSTPONED due to the expected rain for tomorrow, Wednesday, April 10th. Rescheduled date to be announced at a later time.
Tribal Council Meeting 5:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Chambers
Apr 10 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Chambers
The next Tribal Council meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 10, 2019 starting at 5:00 pm and taking place in the Tribal Chambers. Enrolled Tribal Members are welcome and encouraged to attend. *Meetings are … Continue reading Tribal Council Meeting
11
Meskwaki Spring Into Health Fair 9:00 am
Meskwaki Spring Into Health Fair @ MBCH Convention Center
Apr 11 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Meskwaki Spring Into Health Fair @ MBCH Convention Center
This is a FREE community event designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, prevent and manage disease and connect you to resources. Informational Booths Door Prizes Health Resources & more! For more information contact the Meskwaki Tribal … Continue reading Meskwaki Spring Into Health Fair
Blood Pressure / Sugar Check 11:00 am
Blood Pressure / Sugar Check @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Apr 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Blood Pressure / Sugar Check @ Meskwaki Senior Services
 
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14
15
POSTPONED: Cooking Demo 12:00 pm
POSTPONED: Cooking Demo @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Kitchen
Apr 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
POSTPONED: Cooking Demo @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Kitchen
The previously scheduled Cooking Demo hosted by the Meskwaki Diabetes Program for today (04/15/19) has been postponed.
Senior Walking 1:00 pm
Senior Walking @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Apr 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Senior Walking @ Meskwaki Senior Services
 
16
IA State Extension Class 1:00 pm
IA State Extension Class @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Apr 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
IA State Extension Class @ Meskwaki Senior Services
 
17
Bingo 1:00 pm
Bingo @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Apr 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Bingo @ Meskwaki Senior Services
 
Language Night at MSS 5:00 pm
Language Night at MSS @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Apr 17 @ 5:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Language Night at MSS @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Language Night at the Meskwaki Settlement School will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, April 17th. 5:00 pm – Kiwisenibeni in the HS Commons. Menu: soup, frybread, dessert and drinks. 6:00 pm – Kiwittenotibeni in the Elementary … Continue reading Language Night at MSS
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19
Canceled: Senior Services 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt 1:00 pm
Canceled: Senior Services 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Apr 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Canceled: Senior Services 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Meskwaki Senior Services to host their 2nd Annual Seniors Easter Egg Hunt on Friday, April 19th from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place prizes! Please join us for Easter … Continue reading Canceled: Senior Services 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt
20
U of I Powwow 1:00 pm
U of I Powwow @ UI Field House
Apr 20 @ 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm
U of I Powwow @ UI Field House | Iowa City | Iowa | United States
 
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22
Senior Walking 1:00 pm
Senior Walking @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Apr 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Senior Walking @ Meskwaki Senior Services
 
23
Bowling – Marshalltown 1:00 pm
Bowling – Marshalltown @ Wayward Social
Apr 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Bowling - Marshalltown @ Wayward Social
 
24
Spring Lunch & Learn 12:00 pm
Spring Lunch & Learn @ MBCH Convention Center
Apr 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Spring Lunch & Learn @ MBCH Convention Center
Diabetes Program Spring Lunch and Learn on April, 24th from 12:00 – 1:00 pm to take place at the MBCH Convention Center. Menu: Sauteed shrimp salad, spring vegetable, whole grain roll and rhubarb fresh berry … Continue reading Spring Lunch & Learn
Bean Bags 1:00 pm
Bean Bags @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Apr 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Bean Bags @ Meskwaki Senior Services
 
Special Council Meeting 5:00 pm
Special Council Meeting
Apr 24 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Special Council Meeting
A Special Council Meeting is being scheduled for Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 5 PM in Tribal Chambers. Enrolled Tribal Members are welcome and encouraged to attend.   *Meeting dates and time are subject to … Continue reading Special Council Meeting
Meskwaki Carnival Night 6:00 pm
Meskwaki Carnival Night @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Meskwaki Carnival Night @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
The Family Fun Night Committee presents…. MESKWAKI CARNIVAL NIGHT! Date/Time: Wednesday, April 24th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Location: Southeast side of the Meskwaki Tribal Health Clinic Bring the whole family! There will be games … Continue reading Meskwaki Carnival Night
25
Blood Pressure / Sugar Check 11:00 am
Blood Pressure / Sugar Check @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Apr 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Blood Pressure / Sugar Check @ Meskwaki Senior Services
 
Birthday Meal 12:00 pm
Birthday Meal @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Birthday Meal @ Meskwaki Senior Services
 
Cooking Demo 12:00 pm
Cooking Demo @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Kitchen
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Cooking Demo @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Kitchen
Diabetes Program Cooking Demo has been rescheduled to Thursday, April 25th. It will start at 12:00 pm and be in the Tribal Center Kitchen. Menu: Zesty Shrimp Saute, Zucchini Noodles and an Easter-themed treat!
26
Craft Day 1:00 pm
Craft Day @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Apr 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Craft Day @ Meskwaki Senior Services
 
27
Science Center Trip 12:00 pm
Science Center Trip
Apr 27 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Science Center Trip
Meskwaki Tribal Health Clinic and MADAC will be sponsoring a FREE family-friendly trip to the Science Center of Iowa on April 27. Featured Exhibit: Mental Health – Mind Matters. Please RSVP to Cait or MADAC … Continue reading Science Center Trip
28
Meskwaki Community Easter Egg Hunt 2:00 pm
Meskwaki Community Easter Egg Hunt @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Meskwaki Community Easter Egg Hunt @ Meskwaki Health Clinic | Tama | Iowa | United States
Stop by the Meskwaki Health Clinic on Sunday, April 28th for games and activities at 2 PM followed by our annual Easter egg hunt at 3 PM. There will be a “golden” and “silver” egg … Continue reading Meskwaki Community Easter Egg Hunt
29
Hydrant Flushing Week
Hydrant Flushing Week
Apr 29 – May 3 all-day
Hydrant Flushing Week
 
Earth Day Road Side Clean Up 9:00 am
Earth Day Road Side Clean Up @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Earth Day Road Side Clean Up @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Where: Meet at the Tribal Gym Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am Date: April 29, 2019 Everyone that is going to take part in the Road Side Clean Up will need to get into a … Continue reading Earth Day Road Side Clean Up
Earth Day Celebration 10:00 am
Earth Day Celebration @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Earth Day Celebration @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Meskwaki Earth Day Road side clean-up in the morning, vendors, hands on activities for everyone, tree give away, door prizes, lunch sale and bake sale and so much more! So come on out and enjoy … Continue reading Earth Day Celebration
Senior Walking 1:00 pm
Senior Walking @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Apr 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Senior Walking @ Meskwaki Senior Services
 
30
Medicare Reimbursement Checks 11:00 am
Medicare Reimbursement Checks @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Apr 30 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Medicare Reimbursement Checks @ Meskwaki Senior Services
 
Canceled: Child Abuse Prevention & Sexual Assault Awareness Walk/Run 5:00 pm
Canceled: Child Abuse Prevention & Sexual Assault Awareness Walk/Run @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Apr 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Canceled: Child Abuse Prevention & Sexual Assault Awareness Walk/Run @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Due the rain we are experiencing today the Child Abuse Prevention and Sexual Assault Awareness Walk/Run scheduled for today has been canceled.
Tribal Council Meeting 5:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Apr 30 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
The next Tribal Council meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, April 30th. It will begin at 5:00 pm and take place inside the Tribal Chambers. Enrolled Tribal Members are welcome and encouraged to attend. *Meetings … Continue reading Tribal Council Meeting