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Aug
16
Fri
Tribal Membership Audit @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Aug 16 – Sep 30 all-day
Tribal Membership Audit @ Meskwaki Tribal Center

At a regular meeting conducted on August 14, 2019, Tribal Council voted and approved to extend the Membership Audit to September 30, 2019.

AUDITS MAY BE COMPLETED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 30, 2019.

**Required documents to complete audit: Picture ID such as: Current State-issued ID, Current Tribal ID, Passport ID AND original Social Security Card.

**Documents needed for children: Original birth certificate and Original Social Security Card.

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Sep
30
Mon
Medicare Reimbursement Checks @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Sep 30 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Darts @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Sep 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Oct
1
Tue
Nominations Meeting @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gymnasium
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nominations Meeting @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gymnasium

NOMINATIONS:

The Nomination process for the General Election will determine the candidates for the Primary Election. The nomination process for the Special Election will also be determined on this date. There will be a Nominations Meeting on Tuesday, OCTOBER 1, 2019 in the Tribal Gymnasium. This meeting will start promptly at 7:00 p.m.

In the event a quorum of 30% eligible voters is not present at the Nominations Meeting held Tuesday, October 1, 2019 a SECOND Nominations Meeting will be held Wednesday, OCTOBER 2, 2019 in the Tribal Gymnasium to start promptly at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and close promptly at 7:00 p.m. Title 8 Sec. 8-4402 and Title 8 Sec. 8-4604.

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Oct
2
Wed
Hydrant Flushing Week
Oct 2 @ 8:00 am – Oct 6 @ 4:00 pm
Hydrant Flushing Week

During the first week of October (2nd – 6th) Meskwaki Public Works will be conducting their biannual Hydrant Flushing week on the Meskwaki Settlement.

Hydrant Flushing is done twice a year to enhance water quality by flushing sediment from water mains, verifying the proper operation of hydrants and valves. It also ensures firefighting capability.

During hydrant flushing week please take note of these possible changes in your water and the additional information/tips on what to do after the hydrant flushing:

  • There may be a temporary drop in water pressure
  • Water may be rusty or cloudy. Discolored water IS NOT harmful and will clear up in a few hours.
  • Do not wash white laundry during this period – wait until both cold/hot water are running clear before laundering whites.
  • Avoid washing laundry during scheduled flushing times. Wait until the water runs clear at the tap, and then wash a load of dark clothes first.
  • If tap water is used during flushing, it could come out full of sediment that causes discoloration. If you encounter discoloration, run cold water for a few minutes allowing new water to work its way into your pipes. If the water is clear, its OK to use. If not, wait for a few minutes and check again. The discoloration only affects the appearance of the water; it does not affect the taste of quality.
  • If pressure or volume seems low, check your faucet screens for trapped particles.
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Diabetes Program Fun Walk/Run @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
Oct 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Diabetes Program Fun Walk/Run @ Meskwaki Health Clinic

The Diabetes Program will be hosting a Fun Walk/Run on Wednesday, October 2nd at the Meskwaki Health Clinic. Registration will begin at 5:00 pm and the Walk/Run will start at 5:30 pm!

This year the Diabetes Program has signed up to make this Walk/Run a part of Iowa’s Healthiest State Initiative! Everyone who participates will count towards helping get our entire state a bit more active.

There will be T-Shirts, Giveaways and Snacks after the Walk/Run! We can’t wait to see you there!

For questions, please call (641) 484-4094 and ask for Ashley or Megan.

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Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Oct 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers

A Tribal Council Meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, October 2, 2019. This meeting will be held in the Tribal Chambers and begin at 5:00 pm. 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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Second Nominations Meeting (If Needed) @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gymnasium
Oct 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Second Nominations Meeting (If Needed) @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gymnasium

NOMINATIONS:

The Nomination process for the General Election will determine the candidates for the Primary Election. The nomination process for the Special Election will also be determined on this date. There will be a Nominations Meeting on Tuesday, OCTOBER 1, 2019 in the Tribal Gymnasium. This meeting will start promptly at 7:00 p.m.

In the event a quorum of 30% eligible voters is not present at the Nominations Meeting held Tuesday, October 1, 2019 a SECOND Nominations Meeting will be held Wednesday, OCTOBER 2, 2019 in the Tribal Gymnasium to start promptly at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and close promptly at 7:00 p.m. Title 8 Sec. 8-4402 and Title 8 Sec. 8-4604.

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Oct
3
Thu
Guest Speaker: Caitlin Silveira – Mental Health @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Oct 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Halloween Committee Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Oct 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Halloween Committee Meeting @ Tribal Chambers

Join us on Thursday, October 3rd at 2:00 pm in the Tribal Chambers for a Halloween Committee Meeting!

Agenda will be to discuss and finalize details for the 2019 Meskwaki Community Halloween Masquerade.

This meeting is open to everyone! If you have any ideas you’d like to share please let us know.

Question? Contact K. Waseskuk at (641) 484-5369

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Oct
4
Fri
Plaza 9 Movie w/ Lunch
Oct 4 @ 11:00 am – 3:30 pm
Oct
7
Mon
Fall Community Clean-Up
Oct 7 @ 8:00 am – Oct 11 @ 4:30 pm
Fall Community Clean-Up

Its almost time for the Community Fall Clean-Up!

October 7 – 11, 2019 (*ROUTE: West Village, North of Hwy 30, South of Hwy 30, H Ave)

Please sort items in two piles and place near roadside.

    1. Metals and Appliances
    2. Junk

Service charges applicable for certain items – Make payable to the “Tama County Landfill”. Payments will be accepted at the Tribal Center Finance Office.

  • White Appliances – (No Charge)
  • CRT Monitor / TV Under 19″ – $.8.00/each
  • CRT TV / Monitor 19″ – 25″ – $15.00/each
  • CRT TV / Monitor 26″ and Above – $18.00/each
  • Console Projection TV’s – $20.00
  • Tires (Car/Light Trucks) – $4.00 w/o rim, $7.00 w/rim
  • Tires (Small – Mower/Golf Cart) – $2.00 w/o rim, $9.00 w/rim

The following items ARE NOT ACCEPTED for the Clean-Up:

  • Batteries
  • Branches
  • Cars
  • Chemicals
  • Motor Oil
  • Paint
  • Trees
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Senior Walking @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Oct 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Oct
8
Tue
Primary Election for the General Election @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gymnasium
Oct 8 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Primary Election for the General Election @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gymnasium

PRIMARY ELECTIONS:

A Primary Election for the General Election will be held at the Tribal Gymnasium on Tuesday, OCTOBER 8, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Names appearing on the ballots shall be a result of the Nominations process. (Per code, there is no primary for Special Elections.) Title 8 Sec. 8-4403.

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Oct
9
Wed
Bingo @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Oct 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Wabikoni Workshop @ Health Clinic Kitchen
Oct 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Wabikoni Workshop @ Health Clinic Kitchen

Join the Diabetes Program and Food Sovereignty for a workshop on Wednesday, October 9th   that’s all about Wabikoni! We will learn how to process for drying and freezing, how to save seeds, and how to prepare some simple recipes. This workshop will be hands on and participants will leave with squash to use at home!

Date: Wednesday, October 9th

Time: 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Location: Health Clinic Kitchen

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Oct
10
Thu
Senior Walking @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Oct 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Oct
14
Mon
Senior Walking @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Oct 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Tama & Toledo Indigenous Peoples Day Signing Ceremony @ Reinig Civic Center
Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tama & Toledo Indigenous Peoples Day Signing Ceremony @ Reinig Civic Center

Cities of Tama and Toledo to issue joint proclamation in honor of Indigenous Peoples Day.

Toledo, IA, October 8 – The cities of Tama, IA and Toledo, IA will come together to jointly proclaim Monday, October 14, 2019 and the second Monday of each October hereafter to be recognized as Indigenous Peoples Day in the cities of Tama and Toledo. Mayor Mike Carnahan (Tama) and Mayor John Llyod (Toledo) will sign the proclamation on Monday, October 14, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. at the Reinig Toledo Civic Center, 1007 S Prospect Dr, Toledo, IA during the regular meeting of the Toledo City Council.

This day recognizes the land now known as the cities of Tama and Toledo as home to Indigenous People since time immemorial, and without whom, the building of our two cities would not have been possible. This day will also serve to recognize and honor the relationship between the cities of Tama and Toledo and the Meskwaki Nation, federally recognized as the Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa.

Tama and Toledo join a growing number of government entities across the country that have recognized the second Monday of October as Indigenous Peoples Day, in order to promote appreciation, reconciliation, understanding, friendship, and continued partnerships among all of its people and the Indigenous Peoples of this land.

We invite all members of the communities of Tama and Toledo along with members of the Meskwaki Nation and the Indigenous community in Iowa to join us on Monday, October 14 at 6:00 p.m. for a signing ceremony of this join Indigenous Peoples day proclamation.

-County Seat of Tama County

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Oct
15
Tue
General Election @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gymnasium
Oct 15 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
General Election @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gymnasium

GENERAL ELECTIONS:

The General Election hall be held at the Tribal Gymnasium on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Names appearing on the General Election ballots shall be a result of the Primary Election. Names appearing on the Special Election ballots shall be the result of Nominations. Title 8 Sec. 8-4404.

THREE (3) TRIBAL COUNCIL POSITIONS ARE TO BE FILLED BY THIS GENERAL ELECTION PROCESS and ONE (1) TRIBAL COUNCIL POSITION WILL BE FILLED BY THIS SPECIAL ELECTION. (Three (3) positions ending in 2023 and one (1) position ended in 2021.)

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Elder’s Committee Meeting @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Oct 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Oct
16
Wed
Bloomsbury Farm Day-Trip w/ Lunch
Oct 16 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Fall Festival @ Meskwaki Health Clinic (SE Side)
Oct 16 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Fall Festival @ Meskwaki Health Clinic (SE Side)

The Family Fun Night Committee will be hosting a Fall Festival on Wednesday, October 16th! This Festival will be held at the Meskwaki Health Clinic (southeast side) from 4:30 pm until 7:00 pm.

Bring the whole family for some fun!

Dinner will be served along with hot apple cider and hot chocolate. There will be a pumpkin patch and pumpkin decorating, games and prizes and so much more!

Please bring a blanket or chair.

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MSS Language Night @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Oct 16 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
MSS Language Night @ Meskwaki Settlement School

Join the MSS Language Department as they have their monthly Language Night event tonight!

Language Night today, October 16th at the Meskwaki Settlement School. Supper will be served at 5:00 pm in the Commons, and Activities in the Elementary Gym will begin at 6:00 pm!

Kiwisenibena Kimemetattaibena kaoni Kitadikanobena

Kikekyekimawabena Abenoaki ikotti magatti wittenotiyatti – Encourage and teach children to play respectfully.

-MSS Language Department

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Oct
17
Thu
Senior Walking @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Oct 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
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Tribal Membership Audit
Tribal Membership Audit @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Aug 16 – Sep 30 all-day
Tribal Membership Audit @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
At a regular meeting conducted on August 14, 2019, Tribal Council voted and approved to extend the Membership Audit to September 30, 2019. AUDITS MAY BE COMPLETED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 30, 2019. **Required documents to complete … Continue reading Tribal Membership Audit
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Tribal Operations & MSS School Closed – LABOR DAY
Tribal Operations & MSS School Closed – LABOR DAY
Sep 2 all-day
Tribal Operations & MSS School Closed - LABOR DAY
In observance of Labor Day, Tribal Operations including the Meskwaki Health Clinic and Pharmacy will be closed on Monday, September 2nd. Offices will re-open for regularly scheduled hours on Tuesday, September 3rd.
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Bingo 1:00 pm
Bingo @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Sep 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Bingo @ Meskwaki Senior Services
 
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Blood Pressure / Sugar Check 11:00 am
Blood Pressure / Sugar Check @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Sep 5 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Blood Pressure / Sugar Check @ Meskwaki Senior Services
 
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Bean Bags 1:00 pm
Bean Bags @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Sep 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Bean Bags @ Meskwaki Senior Services
 
5th Annual Koko & Medo Celebration 5:00 pm
5th Annual Koko & Medo Celebration @ Meskwaki Tribal Center Gym
Sep 9 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
5th Annual Koko & Medo Celebration @ Meskwaki Tribal Center Gym
KE KO KO ME SE NA NA KI   kaoni  KE ME DO E NA NA KO Join us on Monday, September 9th at the Meskwaki Tribal Center Gym! 5:00 pm Sign in and Sign Ups … Continue reading 5th Annual Koko & Medo Celebration
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Elder’s Committee Meeting 1:00 pm
Elder’s Committee Meeting @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Sep 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Elder's Committee Meeting @ Meskwaki Senior Services
 
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MSS 12:30 pm Early Dismissal 12:30 pm
MSS 12:30 pm Early Dismissal @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Sep 11 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
 
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Green Corn Festival 5:00 pm
Green Corn Festival @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Sep 13 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Green Corn Festival @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
The Green Corn Festival is our FALL seasonal meal, taking the place of the former Fall Harvest Celebration. It will take place on Friday, September 13 at the PowWow Grounds. Seasonal meal will be served … Continue reading Green Corn Festival
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MSS Homecoming Week
MSS Homecoming Week @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Sep 16 – Sep 21 all-day
 
Darts 1:00 pm
Darts @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Sep 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Darts @ Meskwaki Senior Services
 
Community Meeting – Rec Center Community Presentation 5:30 pm
Community Meeting – Rec Center Community Presentation @ Meskwaki Tribal Center Gym
Sep 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Community Meeting - Rec Center Community Presentation @ Meskwaki Tribal Center Gym
Join us for the Recreation Center Community Presentation on Monday, September 16th at the Meskwaki Tribal Center Gym! The meeting will begin at 5:30 pm with a meal and following dinner the presentation will begin … Continue reading Community Meeting – Rec Center Community Presentation
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Bingo 1:00 pm
Bingo @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Sep 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Bingo @ Meskwaki Senior Services
 
Tribal Council Meeting 5:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Sep 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
 
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MADAC Recovery Fun Run & Walk 5:00 pm
MADAC Recovery Fun Run & Walk @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
Sep 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
MADAC Recovery Fun Run & Walk @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
Join MADAC as they host a Recovery Fun Run and Walk on September 19th in honor of National Recovery Month! This Fun Run/Walk will be held at the Meskwaki Health Clinic. Registration at 5:00 pm, … Continue reading MADAC Recovery Fun Run & Walk
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Hemp Department Logo Contest Due Date 8:00 am
Hemp Department Logo Contest Due Date
Sep 20 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Hemp Department Logo Contest Due Date
Meskwaki Nation Hemp Department is having a Logo Contest! Artists needed to help the Hemp Department design its new logo. Submit your design idea to hd.exec@meskwaki-nsn.gov by Friday, September 20th at 4:30 pm. Winner to … Continue reading Hemp Department Logo Contest Due Date
MHE Office Closed 8am-9am 8:00 am
MHE Office Closed 8am-9am
Sep 20 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
MHE Office Closed 8am-9am
MHE Offices closed from 8am – 9am  
Meskwaki Settlement School Homecoming Coronation 10:00 am
Meskwaki Settlement School Homecoming Coronation @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Sep 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Meskwaki Settlement School Homecoming Coronation @ Meskwaki Settlement School | Tama | Iowa | United States
Help us celebrate Meskwaki Settlement School’s Homecoming week by watching the 2019 Homecoming Court’s Coronation. We’ll be streaming LIVE at 10 AM on Friday, September 20th from the school. Who will be crowned King and … Continue reading Meskwaki Settlement School Homecoming Coronation
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Meskwaki Traditional Arts Workshop 10:00 am
Meskwaki Traditional Arts Workshop @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – Sep 22 @ 4:00 pm
Meskwaki Traditional Arts Workshop @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
A two-day Meskwaki Traditional Arts Workshop is being held on Saturday and Sunday September 21-22 at the Meskwaki Powwow Grounds. *If inclement weather alternate venue will be the Meskwaki Tribal Center. The following stations will … Continue reading Meskwaki Traditional Arts Workshop
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MSS Picture Day
MSS Picture Day @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Sep 23 all-day
MSS Picture Day @ Meskwaki Settlement School
 
Bean Bags 1:00 pm
Bean Bags @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Bean Bags @ Meskwaki Senior Services
 
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Home Canning Workshop 5:00 pm
Home Canning Workshop @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
Sep 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Home Canning Workshop @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
The Meskwaki Diabetes Program and Meskwaki Ag and Food Sovereignty Departments will be hosting a Home Canning Workshop on Wednesday, September 25 from 5pm – 8pm at the Meskwaki Health Clinic. Participants will learn the … Continue reading Home Canning Workshop
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NE Iowa Food Bags Distribution (AM) 8:00 am
NE Iowa Food Bags Distribution (AM) @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Sep 26 @ 8:00 am – 11:45 am
NE Iowa Food Bags Distribution (AM) @ Meskwaki Senior Services
 
Blood Pressure / Sugar Check 11:00 am
Blood Pressure / Sugar Check @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Sep 26 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Blood Pressure / Sugar Check @ Meskwaki Senior Services
 
Senior’s Birthday Meal 12:00 pm
Senior’s Birthday Meal @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Sep 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Senior's Birthday Meal @ Meskwaki Senior Services
 
Census 2020 Meeting 1:00 pm
Census 2020 Meeting @ East Conference Room - Meskwaki Tribal Center
Sep 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Census 2020 Meeting @ East Conference Room - Meskwaki Tribal Center
You’re invited to participate in a meeting regarding the 2020 Census! Meeting will be held on Thursday, September 26th at 1:00 pm in the East Conference Room of the Meskwaki Tribal Center.
Jacob Flores Presentation 5:00 pm
Jacob Flores Presentation @ Tama Civic Center
Sep 26 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jacob Flores Presentation @ Tama Civic Center
Join MADAC as they celebrate National Recovery Month with Jacob Flores as he presents “Family Systems Recovery – It’s Not A One Way Street”. Date: Thursday, September 26th Time: Dinner Served at 5:00 pm, Presentation … Continue reading Jacob Flores Presentation
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MSS Neno Day
MSS Neno Day @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Sep 27 all-day
MSS Neno Day @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Meskwaki Settlement School is Celebrating NENO DAY on Friday, September 27th! The schedule is as follows: 8:45 am – 9:00 am – Presentation in the High School Gym 9:05 am – 10:00 am – Neno … Continue reading MSS Neno Day
Taco/Bake Sale 4:00 pm
Taco/Bake Sale @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Sep 27 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Taco/Bake Sale @ Meskwaki Senior Services
 
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MYP Lacrosse Camp 2:00 pm
MYP Lacrosse Camp @ MSS Football Field
Sep 28 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
MYP Lacrosse Camp @ MSS Football Field
The Meskwaki Youth Program along with co-hosts: University of Iowa Lacrosse Team, and the IA Mavericks Girls Lacrosse Coaches Clinic will be sponsoring a Lacrosse Camp to be held on Saturday, September 28th. This Lacrosse … Continue reading MYP Lacrosse Camp
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Halloween Committee Meeting 6:30 pm
Halloween Committee Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Sep 29 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Halloween Committee Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
The Halloween Committee will be having a meeting on Sunday, September 29th about the planning of this years Meskwaki Community Halloween Masquerade. This meeting will be held in the Tribal Chambers from 6:30 – 7:30 … Continue reading Halloween Committee Meeting
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Medicare Reimbursement Checks 11:00 am
Medicare Reimbursement Checks @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Sep 30 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Medicare Reimbursement Checks @ Meskwaki Senior Services
 
Darts 1:00 pm
Darts @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Sep 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Darts @ Meskwaki Senior Services