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Meskwaki Nation Photo Gallery
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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Sewing/Beading Crafts @ Meskwaki Culture Museum
Jun 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sewing/Beading Crafts @ 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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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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Sewing/Beading Crafts @ Meskwaki Culture Museum
Jun 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sewing/Beading Crafts @ 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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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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Sewing/Beading Crafts @ Meskwaki Culture Museum
Jul 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sewing/Beading Crafts @ 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
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
9
Tue
Sewing/Beading Crafts @ Meskwaki Culture Museum
Jul 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sewing/Beading Crafts @ 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
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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Stop The Bleed
Stop The Bleed @ Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel
Jun 3 all-day
Stop The Bleed @ Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel
Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign and a call-to-action. Stop the Bleed is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency … Continue reading Stop The Bleed
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Special Election 9:00 am
Special Election @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gym
Jun 4 @ 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Special Election @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gym
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 Special Election
Marshalltown Plaza 9 Movie 12:00 pm
Marshalltown Plaza 9 Movie
Jun 4 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Marshalltown Plaza 9 Movie
 
Sewing/Beading Crafts 6:00 pm
Sewing/Beading Crafts @ Meskwaki Culture Museum
Jun 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sewing/Beading Crafts @ 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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Bean Bags 1:00 pm
Bean Bags @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Jun 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Bean Bags @ Meskwaki Senior Services
 
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Swearing-In Ceremony 10:00 am
Swearing-In Ceremony @ Meskwaki Tribal Council Chambers
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Swearing-In Ceremony @ Meskwaki Tribal Council Chambers
The Tribal community is invited to the swearing-in ceremony for the newly elected Tribal Council member Dawson Davenport, elected during the Special Election held on June 4, 2019. Councilman Davenport will serve the remainder of … Continue reading Swearing-In Ceremony
Tribal Council Special Meeting 5:00 pm
Tribal Council Special Meeting @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Tribal Chambers
Jun 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tribal Council Special Meeting @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Tribal Chambers
A Tribal Council Special Meeting has been scheduled to take place on Thursday, June 6, 2019. It will begin at 5:00 pm and be held in the Tribal Chambers. Enrolled Tribal Members are welcome and … Continue reading Tribal Council Special Meeting
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Basic Weather Spotter Training 8:30 am
Basic Weather Spotter Training @ MBCH Convention Center - Breakout Room
Jun 7 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Basic Weather Spotter Training @ MBCH Convention Center - Breakout Room
Join us on Friday, June 7th from 8:30 am – 10:00 am in the MBCH Convention Center Break Out Room for Basic Weather Spotter Training. Instructors are National Weather Service Meteorologists from Des Moines. Community … Continue reading Basic Weather Spotter Training
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MBCH Blood Drive 10:00 am
MBCH Blood Drive @ Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel
Jun 10 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
MBCH Blood Drive @ Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel
MBCH along with American Red Cross will be hosting a Blood Drive on Monday, June 10th from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. Due to continuous natural disasters blood stores around the country are in great … Continue reading MBCH Blood Drive
Family Services Pool Party 8:00 pm
Family Services Pool Party @ Tama-Toledo Family Aquatic Center
Jun 10 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Family Services Pool Party @ Tama-Toledo Family Aquatic Center
Meskwaki Family Services are hosting a Pool Party for the Meskwaki Community! Monday, June 10th from 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm at the Tama-Toledo Family Aquatic Center Pizza and drinks provided. Gift card door prizes … Continue reading Family Services Pool Party
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Sewing/Beading Crafts 6:00 pm
Sewing/Beading Crafts @ Meskwaki Culture Museum
Jun 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sewing/Beading Crafts @ 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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Reschuled: Cooking Demo 12:00 pm
Reschuled: Cooking Demo @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
Jun 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Reschuled: Cooking Demo @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
The Cooking Demo hosted by the Diabetes Program has been rescheduled to June 12th starting at noon at the Meskwaki Tribal Health Clinic. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy grilled pizza and fun salads! For … Continue reading Reschuled: Cooking Demo
Bingo 1:00 pm
Bingo @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Jun 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Bingo @ Meskwaki Senior Services
 
Movie Night 6:00 pm
Movie Night @ MBCH Convention Center
Jun 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Movie Night @ MBCH Convention Center
Meskwaki Family Services is hosting a movie night! Neither Wolf Nor Dog will be played on Wednesday, June 12th at 6:00 pm in the MBCH Convention Center. This event is open to all Meskwaki Community … Continue reading Movie Night
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Blood Pressure / Sugar Check 11:00 am
Blood Pressure / Sugar Check @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Jun 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Blood Pressure / Sugar Check @ Meskwaki Senior Services
 
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Marshalltown Plaza 9 Movie 12:00 pm
Marshalltown Plaza 9 Movie
Jun 18 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Marshalltown Plaza 9 Movie
 
Kinship Garden Groundbreaking & Planting 4:00 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 … Continue reading Kinship Garden Groundbreaking & Planting
Father’s Day Field Events 5:00 pm
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, … Continue reading Father’s Day Field Events
Sewing/Beading Crafts 6:00 pm
Sewing/Beading Crafts @ Meskwaki Culture Museum
Jun 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sewing/Beading Crafts @ 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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Bean Bags 1:00 pm
Bean Bags @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Jun 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Bean Bags @ Meskwaki Senior Services
 
Tribal Council Meeting 5:00 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 … Continue reading Tribal Council Meeting
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Seniors Trip: Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad 11:30 am
Enrollment Office Closed This Afternoon 12:30 pm
Enrollment Office Closed This Afternoon
Jun 21 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
Postponed -Summer Solstice Festival 4:00 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 … Continue reading Postponed -Summer Solstice Festival
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Enrollment Office Closed This Afternoon 12:00 pm
Enrollment Office Closed This Afternoon
Jun 25 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
CDIB’s and Tribal IDs still available.
Sewing/Beading Crafts 6:00 pm
Sewing/Beading Crafts @ Meskwaki Culture Museum
Jun 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sewing/Beading Crafts @ 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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Enrollment Office Closed Today 8:00 am
Enrollment Office Closed Today
Jun 26 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
CDIBs and Tribal IDs still available.
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Blood Pressure / Sugar Check 11:00 am
Blood Pressure / Sugar Check @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Jun 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Blood Pressure / Sugar Check @ Meskwaki Senior Services
 
June Birthday Meal 12:00 pm
June Birthday Meal @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Jun 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
June Birthday Meal @ Meskwaki Senior Services
 
Elders Night Out 5:00 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 … Continue reading Elders Night Out
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Medicare Reimbursement Checks 11:00 am
Medicare Reimbursement Checks @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Jun 28 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Medicare Reimbursement Checks @ Meskwaki Senior Services
 
MPD Farewell and Welcome 5:00 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 … Continue reading MPD Farewell and Welcome
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