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Apr
29
Mon
Hydrant Flushing Week
Apr 29 – May 3 all-day
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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May
6
Mon
Spring Clean-Up Week
May 6 – May 10 all-day
May
7
Tue
Seed and Transplant Giveaway @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Seed and Transplant Giveaway @ Meskwaki Tribal Center

Get seeds and transplants for your home garden! Pick up some easy to grow vegetables, herbs & flowers, courtesy of Meskwaki Food Sovereignty. Free and open to anyone. Growing information will be shared along with seeds and plants. If you can’t make it to any of the times or locations listed below, get in touch with us directly so we can try to accommodate you – 484-9504

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May
8
Wed
Seed and Transplant Giveaway @ Meskwaki Senior Services
May 8 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Seed and Transplant Giveaway @ Meskwaki Senior Services

Get seeds and transplants for your home garden! Pick up some easy to grow vegetables, herbs & flowers, courtesy of Meskwaki Food Sovereignty. Free and open to anyone. Growing information will be shared along with seeds and plants. If you can’t make it to any of the times or locations listed below, get in touch with us directly so we can try to accommodate you – 484-9504

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Bingo @ Meskwaki Senior Services
May 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
May
9
Thu
Canceled: Seed and Transplant Giveaway @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Canceled: Seed and Transplant Giveaway @ Meskwaki Health Clinic

Get seeds and transplants for your home garden! Pick up some easy to grow vegetables, herbs & flowers, courtesy of Meskwaki Food Sovereignty. Free and open to anyone. Growing information will be shared along with seeds and plants. If you can’t make it to any of the times or locations listed below, get in touch with us directly so we can try to accommodate you – 484-9504

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Blood Pressure / Sugar Check @ Meskwaki Senior Services
May 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Signing Ceremony @ Tribal Chambers
May 9 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Signing Ceremony @ Tribal Chambers

On Thursday, May 9th at 11:30 a.m. FEMA will be on site for a signing ceremony.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Tribe will come together to enter into a FEMA-Tribal Agreement for the recently approved disaster declaration which was signed by the President.

This is the first time that the Tribe was able to apply for assistance directly as a sovereign entity apart from the state.

This historic signing ceremony will be held in the Tribal Chambers on Thursday, May 9th at 11:30.

All are invited.

Light refreshments will be served.

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May
10
Fri
Canceled: Plaza 9 Movie
May 10 @ 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm
May
15
Wed
Job Skills Worksho @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - East Conference Room
May 15 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Job Skills Worksho @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - East Conference Room

On Wednesday, May 15th Meskwaki Nation Probation Department and the Staff and Workforce Development Program will be hosting a Job Skills Workshop.

This workshop will be from 10:30 am until 2:30 pm and held in the East Conference Room in the Tribal Center.

On the agenda: application process, resume building, interviewing skills, job readiness and other fun activities!

*Lunch will be served

Call Misty to sign up as space is limited (641) 484-9300.

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Bean Bags @ Meskwaki Senior Services
May 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Meskwaki Tribal Chambers
May 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Meskwaki Tribal Chambers

The next Tribal Council meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, May 15, 2019. It will start at 5:00 pm and be held 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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May
17
Fri
Plaza 9 Movie
May 17 @ 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Pride Week Powwow @ Meskwaki Settlement School - West Baseball Field
May 17 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Pride Week Powwow @ Meskwaki Settlement School - West Baseball Field

Join us in honoring Meskwaki High School Class of 2019 on Friday, May 17th.

All singers and dancers are invited!

5:00 pm – Meal in the Commons

7:00 pm – Grand Entry at the West Baseball Field at MSS

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May
19
Sun
Meskwaki Settlement School Graduation @ Meskwaki Settlement School
May 19 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
May
21
Tue
Nomination Meeting @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
May 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nomination Meeting @ Meskwaki Tribal Center

On April 8, 2019, the Tribal Council issued an Order for Special Election due to a resignation of a Tribal Council member, Harvey Davenport, Jr. The Special Election will fill one vacancy for the remainder of the term ending on November 2021.

On May 3, 2019, the Election Committee issued a notice for a Special Election to be held on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 in the Tribal Gymnasium at the Sac and Fox Tribal Center on the Meskwaki Settlement from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Upon written request, absentee ballots will be made available to those who are temporarily living away from the Meskwaki Settlement as defined by the Title 8 (Elections) Article II, Section 8-2103 (b). Requests for an absentee ballot can be made via the following:

  1. Faxed to: Sac and Fox Tribal Offices, Fax Number: (641) 484-5424

Attn: Election Committee

  1. Mailed to: Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa

Attn: Election Committee

349 Meskwaki Rd.

Tama, IA  52339

  1. Email: committee@meskwaki-nsn.gov

All absentee ballot requests by mail must be postmarked by Monday, May 13, 2019.

All requests by fax or e-mail must be received by Monday, May 13, 2019.

Notice of nomination meeting

A Nomination Meeting will be held on May 21, 2019 in the gymnasium at the Sac & Fox Tribal Center on the Meskwaki Settlement at 7:00 p.m.

If the attendance is less than 30% of eligible voters of the Tribe at the first Nomination Meeting, a second Nomination will be held Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 7 pm.

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May
22
Wed
Bingo @ Meskwaki Senior Services
May 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
May
23
Thu
MSS Elementary Track & Field Meet @ Meskwaki Settlement School
May 23 all-day
Birthday Meal @ Meskwaki Senior Services
May 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Blood Pressure / Sugar Check @ Meskwaki Senior Services
May 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
General Meeting @ MBCH Convention Center
May 23 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
General Meeting @ MBCH Convention Center

Tribal Council has scheduled a General Meeting to take place on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at the MBCH Convention Center.

Agenda:

5:00 pm – Dinner served in the Meskwaki Veterans Convention Center.

6:00 pm – Meeting

  1. Welcome – Anthony Waseskuk, Chairman
  2. General Updates – Tribal Council
  3. Meskwaki Natural Resources – Jarrett Pfrimmer, Director
  4. Meskwaki Nation Child Support Services – Allison Lasley, Director
  5. Meskwaki Family Services – Mylene Wanatee, Director
  6. Health – Rudy Papakee, Director
  7. Question / Comment Period

*Anyone currently banned from the casino must request a temporary waiver of their ban by writing a letter to:

Sac and Fox Gaming Commission, 1504 305th St., Tama, IA, 52339

The Gaming Commission must receive requests no later than May 13th. Letter may be handwritten or you may pick up and sign a pre-filled letter at the Tribal Center Front Desk.

**Personnel matters will not be discussed during a public forum.

***Enrolled Tribal Members are encouraged to attend.

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May
24
Fri
MSS Pre-K Graduation @ Meskwaki Settlement School
May 24 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Have your child bring their two-piece dress or shirt to change in to for graduation at 2:30 pm at the Meskwaki Settlement School.

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Hydrant Flushing Week
Hydrant Flushing Week
Apr 29 – May 3 all-day
Hydrant Flushing Week
 
Meskwaki Settlement Art & Culture Night 5:00 pm
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 … Continue reading Meskwaki Settlement Art & Culture Night
STC Title VI – Parent Information Night 5:00 pm
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 … Continue reading STC Title VI – Parent Information Night
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Pella Tulip Festibal Trip 9:00 am
Pella Tulip Festibal Trip
May 3 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Pella Tulip Festibal Trip
 
Guest Speaker: Dr. Michael Luick-Thrams 7:00 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. … Continue reading Guest Speaker: Dr. Michael Luick-Thrams
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National Day of Awareness for MMIW Rally 1:00 pm
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 … Continue reading National Day of Awareness for MMIW Rally
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Seed and Transplant Giveaway 10:00 am
Seed and Transplant Giveaway @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Seed and Transplant Giveaway @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Get seeds and transplants for your home garden! Pick up some easy to grow vegetables, herbs & flowers, courtesy of Meskwaki Food Sovereignty. Free and open to anyone. Growing information will be shared along with … Continue reading Seed and Transplant Giveaway
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Seed and Transplant Giveaway 11:00 am
Seed and Transplant Giveaway @ Meskwaki Senior Services
May 8 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Seed and Transplant Giveaway @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Get seeds and transplants for your home garden! Pick up some easy to grow vegetables, herbs & flowers, courtesy of Meskwaki Food Sovereignty. Free and open to anyone. Growing information will be shared along with … Continue reading Seed and Transplant Giveaway
Bingo 1:00 pm
Bingo @ Meskwaki Senior Services
May 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Bingo @ Meskwaki Senior Services
 
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Canceled: Seed and Transplant Giveaway 10:00 am
Canceled: Seed and Transplant Giveaway @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Canceled: Seed and Transplant Giveaway @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
Get seeds and transplants for your home garden! Pick up some easy to grow vegetables, herbs & flowers, courtesy of Meskwaki Food Sovereignty. Free and open to anyone. Growing information will be shared along with … Continue reading Canceled: Seed and Transplant Giveaway
Blood Pressure / Sugar Check 11:00 am
Blood Pressure / Sugar Check @ Meskwaki Senior Services
May 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Blood Pressure / Sugar Check @ Meskwaki Senior Services
 
Signing Ceremony 11:30 am
Signing Ceremony @ Tribal Chambers
May 9 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Signing Ceremony @ Tribal Chambers
On Thursday, May 9th at 11:30 a.m. FEMA will be on site for a signing ceremony. The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Tribe will come together to enter into a FEMA-Tribal Agreement for the … Continue reading Signing Ceremony
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Job Skills Worksho 10:30 am
Job Skills Worksho @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - East Conference Room
May 15 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Job Skills Worksho @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - East Conference Room
On Wednesday, May 15th Meskwaki Nation Probation Department and the Staff and Workforce Development Program will be hosting a Job Skills Workshop. This workshop will be from 10:30 am until 2:30 pm and held in … Continue reading Job Skills Worksho
Bean Bags 1:00 pm
Bean Bags @ Meskwaki Senior Services
May 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Bean Bags @ Meskwaki Senior Services
 
Tribal Council Meeting 5:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Meskwaki Tribal Chambers
May 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Meskwaki Tribal Chambers
The next Tribal Council meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, May 15, 2019. It will start at 5:00 pm and be held in the Tribal Chambers. Enrolled Tribal Members are welcome and encouraged to attend. … Continue reading Tribal Council Meeting
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Plaza 9 Movie 12:00 pm
Plaza 9 Movie
May 17 @ 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Plaza 9 Movie
 
Pride Week Powwow 5:00 pm
Pride Week Powwow @ Meskwaki Settlement School - West Baseball Field
May 17 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Pride Week Powwow @ Meskwaki Settlement School - West Baseball Field
Join us in honoring Meskwaki High School Class of 2019 on Friday, May 17th. All singers and dancers are invited! 5:00 pm – Meal in the Commons 7:00 pm – Grand Entry at the West … Continue reading Pride Week Powwow
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Nomination Meeting 7:00 pm
Nomination Meeting @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
May 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nomination Meeting @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
On April 8, 2019, the Tribal Council issued an Order for Special Election due to a resignation of a Tribal Council member, Harvey Davenport, Jr. The Special Election will fill one vacancy for the remainder … Continue reading Nomination Meeting
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Bingo 1:00 pm
Bingo @ Meskwaki Senior Services
May 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Bingo @ Meskwaki Senior Services
 
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MSS Elementary Track & Field Meet
MSS Elementary Track & Field Meet @ Meskwaki Settlement School
May 23 all-day
MSS Elementary Track & Field Meet @ Meskwaki Settlement School
 
Birthday Meal 11:00 am
Birthday Meal @ Meskwaki Senior Services
May 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Birthday Meal @ Meskwaki Senior Services
 
Blood Pressure / Sugar Check 11:00 am
Blood Pressure / Sugar Check @ Meskwaki Senior Services
May 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Blood Pressure / Sugar Check @ Meskwaki Senior Services
 
General Meeting 5:00 pm
General Meeting @ MBCH Convention Center
May 23 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
General Meeting @ MBCH Convention Center
Tribal Council has scheduled a General Meeting to take place on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at the MBCH Convention Center. Agenda: 5:00 pm – Dinner served in the Meskwaki Veterans Convention Center. 6:00 pm – … Continue reading General Meeting
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MSS Pre-K Graduation 2:30 pm
MSS Pre-K Graduation @ Meskwaki Settlement School
May 24 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Have your child bring their two-piece dress or shirt to change in to for graduation at 2:30 pm at the Meskwaki Settlement School.
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Graduation Powwow – Save The Date! 1:00 pm
Graduation Powwow – Save The Date! @ Meskwaki Settlement School
May 25 @ 1:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Graduation Powwow - Save The Date! @ Meskwaki Settlement School
SATURDAY, MAY 25, 2019 1:00 PM – Grand Entry 4:00 PM – Meskwaki Games – Men’s Moccasin Games & Women’s Bone Dice 5:00 PM – Dinner – Bring a side dish to share 7:00 PM … Continue reading Graduation Powwow – Save The Date!
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Bean Bags 1:00 pm
Bean Bags @ Meskwaki Senior Services
May 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Bean Bags @ Meskwaki Senior Services
 
Weather Spotter Training 4:30 pm
Weather Spotter Training @ MBCH Convention Center - Breakout Room
May 29 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Weather Spotter Training @ MBCH Convention Center - Breakout Room
Weather Spotter Training with National Weather Service Meteorologists Learn how to: Identify and report severe weather Spotter safety Severe weather climatology in Iowa Thunderstorm structure and threats And more! When: Wednesday, May 29th from 4:30 … Continue reading Weather Spotter Training
Mother’s Day Fun Run/Walk 5:00 pm
Mother’s Day Fun Run/Walk @ Tribal Court - Parking Lot
May 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Mother's Day Fun Run/Walk @ Tribal Court - Parking Lot
Kekienanaki Kiakwitenabena “Our mothers and aunts/mothers we will lift them up” Mother’s Day Fun Run/Walk – a special event to educate families on financial empowerment. Healthy finances contribute to healthy families. May 29, 2019 – … Continue reading Mother’s Day Fun Run/Walk
Tribal Council Meeting Scheduled 5:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting Scheduled @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Tribal Chambers
May 29 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting Scheduled @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Tribal Chambers
A Tribal Council meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, May 29, 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 … Continue reading Tribal Council Meeting Scheduled
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Meet & Greet BIA Officers 9:00 am
Meet & Greet BIA Officers @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
May 30 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Meet & Greet BIA Officers @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Join Tribal Council and Executive staff to welcome Chief Michael Longhat and Officer Micheal Cizek. The officers from the Bureau of Indian Affairs have come to the Meskwaki Nation to assist the Meskwaki Police Department … Continue reading Meet & Greet BIA Officers
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MBCH Senior Cookout 12:00 pm
MBCH Senior Cookout @ Meskwaki Senior Services
May 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
MBCH Senior Cookout @ Meskwaki Senior Services