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Oct
18
Fri
Veterans Powwow Princess and Brave Contest Deadline
Oct 18 all-day
Veterans Powwow Princess and Brave Contest Deadline

Meskwaki Youth Program is proud to announce the Veterans Day Powwow Princess and Brave Contest!

Applications are now being accepted for the Princess and Brave contest. The application and picture deadline is October 18, 2019. Applicants must be from 10-17 years of age, and a descendant of a Meskwaki Veteran. You can apply online at > , https://forms.gle/Li71Sgxcf2CrN4Zf6 .

For questions please contact MYP at (641) 484-5369.

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Plaza 9 Movie w/ Lunch
Oct 18 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Washington University at St. Louis Visits Meskwaki Higher Education @ Meskwaki Higher Education Offices
Oct 18 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Washington University at St. Louis Visits Meskwaki Higher Education @ Meskwaki Higher Education Offices

Washington University at St. Louis will be on-site at Meskwaki Higher Education Offices on Friday, October 18, 2019.

Their primary focus is to engage with students about the possibility of becoming a student in the School of Social Work. They have a full-ride scholarship and many other funding opportunities for Native American students.

Please stop by the MHEP Office between 11:30 am and 1:00 pm on Friday, October 18th.

https://www.brownschool.wustl.edu

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Oct
21
Mon
CANCELLED: Senior Walking @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Oct 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
No MAP @ MSS
Oct 21 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Oct
22
Tue
No MAP @ MSS
Oct 22 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
MSS Parent/Teacher Conferences @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Oct 22 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tribal Ops CLOSED @ Meskwaki Settlement
Oct 22 @ 6:35 pm – 7:35 pm
Oct
23
Wed
CANCELLED: Bingo @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Oct 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
CANCELLED: Harvest Highlight
Oct 23 @ 2:46 pm – 3:46 pm
CANCELLED: Harvest Highlight

Diabetes Program and Food Sovereignty Present – HARVEST HIGHLIGHT

Join us for harvesting the produce from the Kinship Garden – you take home what you harvest!

Wednesday, October 23rd at the Kinship Garden (located behind the east side of the Health Clinic).

Questions? Contact the Health clinic at (641) 484-9400 or Natural Resources at (641) 484-9584.

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Oct
24
Thu
NE Iowa Food Bag Distribution @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Oct 24 all-day
CANCELLED: Blood Pressure / Sugar Check @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Oct 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Senior Birthday Meal @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Oct 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
No MAP @ MSS
Oct 24 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
MSS Parent/Teacher Conferences @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Oct 24 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
An Evening with Mary Black @ Tama Civic Center
Oct 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
An Evening with Mary Black @ Tama Civic Center | Tama | Iowa | United States

Meskwaki Alcohol and Drug Abuse Center Presents… “An Evening with Mary Black and Blain Constant”.

Thursday, October 24th from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm at the Tama Civic Center (305 Siegel St, Tama, IA 52339).

Mary and Blain are returning to the Meskwaki Settlement for an encore to their Red Ribbon Week performance. This Indigenous duo uses motivational songs and stories to deliver their culturally-relevant message on preventing drug and alcohol abuse by sharing their personal journeys of hope and healing.

There will be a FREE community meal for those who attend this event. We hope to see you there!

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Oct
25
Fri
MSS No School @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Oct 25 all-day

Staff comp day for conferences.

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Oct
28
Mon
Bag Halloween Candy for Masqueraders @ Seniors @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Decorate Your Pumpkin @ Seniors @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Oct 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Harvest Highlight @ Kinship Garden (Behind Health Clinic)
Oct 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Harvest Highlight @ Kinship Garden (Behind Health Clinic)

Join the Diabetes Program and Food Sovereignty as they host the Harvest Highlight on Monday, October 28th! Harvest Highlight will be from 4:00-5:30 pm at the Kinship Garden (located behind the Health Clinic).

Join us as we harvest the produce from the Kinship Garden – you take home what you harvest!

Questions? Contact the Health Clinic at (641) 484-9400 or Natural Resources at (6410 484-9584.

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Oct
29
Tue
MNR Open House @ Meskwaki Natural Resources
Oct 29 all-day
MNR Open House @ Meskwaki Natural Resources

Meskwaki Natural Resources will be having their Open House on Tuesday, October 29th! This will be an all-day event with more details to come! Make sure to save the date!

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Seniors Halloween Party – *Prizes for Best Pumpkin! @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Oct 29 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Trunk or Treat at Travel Plaza @ Meskwaki Travel Plaza
Oct 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Trunk or Treat at Travel Plaza @ Meskwaki Travel Plaza

The Meskwaki Travel Plaza will be hosting their Trunk or Treat event on Tuesday, October 29th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at the Meskwaki Travel Plaza.

Judging will begin at 6:00 pm. There will be three (3) categories – Most Original, Scariest, and Funniest. The winners of each category will receive $100.00. *All participants will receive a free bowl of chili!

This is a free event and open to all community members.

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Oct
30
Wed
MSS 12:30 pm Early Dismissal @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Oct 30 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Meskwaki Trick or Treat Night @ Meskwaki Settlement
Oct 30 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Meskwaki Trick or Treat Night @ Meskwaki Settlement

The Tribal Council of the Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa is please to announce Meskwaki Trick or Treat Night on Wednesday, October 30 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm.

Turn your porch lights on to invite all the little Meskwaki ghosts and ghouls!

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Nominations Meeting 7:00 pm
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 … Continue reading Nominations Meeting
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Hydrant Flushing Week 8:00 am
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 … Continue reading Hydrant Flushing Week
Diabetes Program Fun Walk/Run 5:00 pm
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 … Continue reading Diabetes Program Fun Walk/Run
Tribal Council Meeting 5:00 pm
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. … Continue reading Tribal Council Meeting
Second Nominations Meeting (If Needed) 7:00 pm
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 … Continue reading Second Nominations Meeting (If Needed)
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Guest Speaker: Caitlin Silveira – Mental Health 12:00 pm
Guest Speaker: Caitlin Silveira – Mental Health @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Oct 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Guest Speaker: Caitlin Silveira - Mental Health @ Meskwaki Senior Services
 
Halloween Committee Meeting 2:00 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 … Continue reading Halloween Committee Meeting
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Fall Community Clean-Up 8:00 am
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 … Continue reading Fall Community Clean-Up
Senior Walking 1:00 pm
Senior Walking @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Oct 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Senior Walking @ Meskwaki Senior Services
 
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Primary Election for the General Election 8:00 am
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 … Continue reading Primary Election for the General Election
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Bingo 1:00 pm
Bingo @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Oct 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Bingo @ Meskwaki Senior Services
 
Wabikoni Workshop 5:00 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 … Continue reading Wabikoni Workshop
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Senior Walking 1:00 pm
Senior Walking @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Oct 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Senior Walking @ Meskwaki Senior Services
 
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Senior Walking 1:00 pm
Senior Walking @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Oct 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Senior Walking @ Meskwaki Senior Services
 
Tama & Toledo Indigenous Peoples Day Signing Ceremony 6:00 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, … Continue reading Tama & Toledo Indigenous Peoples Day Signing Ceremony
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General Election 8:00 am
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 … Continue reading General Election
Elder’s Committee Meeting 1:00 pm
Elder’s Committee Meeting @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Oct 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Elder's Committee Meeting @ Meskwaki Senior Services
 
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Bloomsbury Farm Day-Trip w/ Lunch 9:00 am
Bloomsbury Farm Day-Trip w/ Lunch
Oct 16 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Bloomsbury Farm Day-Trip w/ Lunch
 
Fall Festival 4:30 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 … Continue reading Fall Festival
MSS Language Night 5:00 pm
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 … Continue reading MSS Language Night
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Senior Walking 1:00 pm
Senior Walking @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Oct 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Senior Walking @ Meskwaki Senior Services
 
Breast Cancer Awareness Fun Walk/Run 5:00 pm
Breast Cancer Awareness Fun Walk/Run @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
Oct 17 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Breast Cancer Awareness Fun Walk/Run @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
Join us on Thursday, Oct. 17th  for Indigenous Pink Day for a Breast Cancer Awareness Fun Walk & Run! This Fun Walk & Run will be held at the Meskwaki Clinic. Registration at 5:00 pm … Continue reading Breast Cancer Awareness Fun Walk/Run
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Veterans Powwow Princess and Brave Contest Deadline
Veterans Powwow Princess and Brave Contest Deadline
Oct 18 all-day
Veterans Powwow Princess and Brave Contest Deadline
Meskwaki Youth Program is proud to announce the Veterans Day Powwow Princess and Brave Contest! Applications are now being accepted for the Princess and Brave contest. The application and picture deadline is October 18, 2019. … Continue reading Veterans Powwow Princess and Brave Contest Deadline
Plaza 9 Movie w/ Lunch 11:00 am
Plaza 9 Movie w/ Lunch
Oct 18 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Plaza 9 Movie w/ Lunch
 
Washington University at St. Louis Visits Meskwaki Higher Education 11:30 am
Washington University at St. Louis Visits Meskwaki Higher Education @ Meskwaki Higher Education Offices
Oct 18 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Washington University at St. Louis Visits Meskwaki Higher Education @ Meskwaki Higher Education Offices
Washington University at St. Louis will be on-site at Meskwaki Higher Education Offices on Friday, October 18, 2019. Their primary focus is to engage with students about the possibility of becoming a student in the … Continue reading Washington University at St. Louis Visits Meskwaki Higher Education
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CANCELLED: Senior Walking 1:00 pm
CANCELLED: Senior Walking @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Oct 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
CANCELLED: Senior Walking @ Meskwaki Senior Services
 
No MAP 3:30 pm
No MAP @ MSS
Oct 21 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
No MAP @ MSS
 
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No MAP 3:30 pm
No MAP @ MSS
Oct 22 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
No MAP @ MSS
 
MSS Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:00 pm
MSS Parent/Teacher Conferences @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Oct 22 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
 
Tribal Ops CLOSED 6:35 pm
Tribal Ops CLOSED @ Meskwaki Settlement
Oct 22 @ 6:35 pm – 7:35 pm
Tribal Ops CLOSED @ Meskwaki Settlement
 
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CANCELLED: Bingo 1:00 pm
CANCELLED: Bingo @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Oct 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
CANCELLED: Bingo @ Meskwaki Senior Services
 
CANCELLED: Harvest Highlight 2:46 pm
CANCELLED: Harvest Highlight
Oct 23 @ 2:46 pm – 3:46 pm
CANCELLED: Harvest Highlight
Diabetes Program and Food Sovereignty Present – HARVEST HIGHLIGHT Join us for harvesting the produce from the Kinship Garden – you take home what you harvest! Wednesday, October 23rd at the Kinship Garden (located behind … Continue reading CANCELLED: Harvest Highlight
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NE Iowa Food Bag Distribution
NE Iowa Food Bag Distribution @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Oct 24 all-day
NE Iowa Food Bag Distribution @ Meskwaki Senior Services
 
CANCELLED: Blood Pressure / Sugar Check 11:00 am
CANCELLED: Blood Pressure / Sugar Check @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Oct 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
CANCELLED: Blood Pressure / Sugar Check @ Meskwaki Senior Services
 
Senior Birthday Meal 12:00 pm
Senior Birthday Meal @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Oct 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Senior Birthday Meal @ Meskwaki Senior Services
 
No MAP 3:30 pm
No MAP @ MSS
Oct 24 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
No MAP @ MSS
 
MSS Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:00 pm
MSS Parent/Teacher Conferences @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Oct 24 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
 
An Evening with Mary Black 5:30 pm
An Evening with Mary Black @ Tama Civic Center
Oct 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
An Evening with Mary Black @ Tama Civic Center | Tama | Iowa | United States
Meskwaki Alcohol and Drug Abuse Center Presents… “An Evening with Mary Black and Blain Constant”. Thursday, October 24th from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm at the Tama Civic Center (305 Siegel St, Tama, IA 52339). … Continue reading An Evening with Mary Black
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MSS No School
MSS No School @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Oct 25 all-day
Staff comp day for conferences.
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Bag Halloween Candy for Masqueraders @ Seniors 10:00 am
Bag Halloween Candy for Masqueraders @ Seniors @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Bag Halloween Candy for Masqueraders @ Seniors @ Meskwaki Senior Services
 
Decorate Your Pumpkin @ Seniors 1:00 pm
Decorate Your Pumpkin @ Seniors @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Oct 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Decorate Your Pumpkin @ Seniors @ Meskwaki Senior Services
 
Harvest Highlight 4:00 pm
Harvest Highlight @ Kinship Garden (Behind Health Clinic)
Oct 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Harvest Highlight @ Kinship Garden (Behind Health Clinic)
Join the Diabetes Program and Food Sovereignty as they host the Harvest Highlight on Monday, October 28th! Harvest Highlight will be from 4:00-5:30 pm at the Kinship Garden (located behind the Health Clinic). Join us … Continue reading Harvest Highlight
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MNR Open House
MNR Open House @ Meskwaki Natural Resources
Oct 29 all-day
MNR Open House @ Meskwaki Natural Resources
Meskwaki Natural Resources will be having their Open House on Tuesday, October 29th! This will be an all-day event with more details to come! Make sure to save the date!
Seniors Halloween Party – *Prizes for Best Pumpkin! 1:00 pm
Seniors Halloween Party – *Prizes for Best Pumpkin! @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Oct 29 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Seniors Halloween Party - *Prizes for Best Pumpkin! @ Meskwaki Senior Services
 
Trunk or Treat at Travel Plaza 5:00 pm
Trunk or Treat at Travel Plaza @ Meskwaki Travel Plaza
Oct 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Trunk or Treat at Travel Plaza @ Meskwaki Travel Plaza
The Meskwaki Travel Plaza will be hosting their Trunk or Treat event on Tuesday, October 29th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at the Meskwaki Travel Plaza. Judging will begin at 6:00 pm. There will be … Continue reading Trunk or Treat at Travel Plaza
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MSS 12:30 pm Early Dismissal 12:30 pm
MSS 12:30 pm Early Dismissal @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Oct 30 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
 
Meskwaki Trick or Treat Night 5:00 pm
Meskwaki Trick or Treat Night @ Meskwaki Settlement
Oct 30 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Meskwaki Trick or Treat Night @ Meskwaki Settlement
The Tribal Council of the Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa is please to announce Meskwaki Trick or Treat Night on Wednesday, October 30 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Turn your … Continue reading Meskwaki Trick or Treat Night