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Nov
27
Wed
MSS 1:30 pm Early Dismissal – Harvest Meal @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Nov 27 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Nov
28
Thu
MSS Thanksgiving Break – Closed @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Nov 28 – Nov 29 all-day
Tribal Ops Closed – THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
Nov 28 – Nov 29 all-day
Turkey Trot @ Meskwaki Tribal Health Clinic
Nov 28 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Turkey Trot @ Meskwaki Tribal Health Clinic

Join us on Thanksgiving morning for the 2019 Meskwaki Nation Turkey Trot!

Thursday, November 28th at the Meskwaki Tribal Health Clinic. Entry Fee: 2 non-perishable food items.

Registration Opens at 7:30 am, Fun Run/Walk Begins at 8:00 am. Route will start at the Clinic, loop the Tribal Center parking lot, and back to the Clinic.

*Hooded sweatshirts and gloves available while supplies last! (First come, first serve.)

**Door prizes to be given away at the end of the run. – Bring additional non-perishable food items for additional entries. Must be present to win!

***Top male and female finishers will receive award. Top 3 male and 3 female winners to receive pies.

Questions? Call Rudy Papakee at (641) 484-4094.

All donations will be divided between the Meskwaki Seniors and Tama County Food Pantry.

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Nov
29
Fri
Holiday Expo @ MBCH Convention Center
Nov 29 @ 10:00 am – Nov 30 @ 5:00 pm
Holiday Expo @ MBCH Convention Center

2019 Holiday Expo and Vendor Application Information

Save the Date for the 2019 Meskwaki Holiday Expo Event!

Friday, November 29th through Sunday, December 1st to be held in the Meskwaki Veteran’s Convention Center at the Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel. Open Daily! Friday and Saturday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and Sunday, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

What to expect at the Meskwaki Holiday Expo:

– Handmade Meskwaki and Native Crafts
– Baked Goods
– Homemade Foods & Products
– & So much MORE!

This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

If you’re interested in being a Vendor at this year’s Holiday Expo, please complete the form below and return to:
Meskwaki Cultural Center & Museum
349 Meskwaki Rd, Tama, IA 52339
ATTN: Mary Young Bear

If you’d like to be a Vendor complete the form below!

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Dec
1
Sun
Holiday Expo @ MBCH Convention Center
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Holiday Expo @ MBCH Convention Center

2019 Holiday Expo and Vendor Application Information

Save the Date for the 2019 Meskwaki Holiday Expo Event!

Friday, November 29th through Sunday, December 1st to be held in the Meskwaki Veteran’s Convention Center at the Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel. Open Daily! Friday and Saturday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and Sunday, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

What to expect at the Meskwaki Holiday Expo:

– Handmade Meskwaki and Native Crafts
– Baked Goods
– Homemade Foods & Products
– & So much MORE!

This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

If you’re interested in being a Vendor at this year’s Holiday Expo, please complete the form below and return to:
Meskwaki Cultural Center & Museum
349 Meskwaki Rd, Tama, IA 52339
ATTN: Mary Young Bear

If you’d like to be a Vendor, complete the form below!

 

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Dec
3
Tue
Lunch & Learns with ISU Extension and Outreach @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
Dec 3 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Lunch & Learns with ISU Extension and Outreach @ Meskwaki Health Clinic

Join the Meskwaki Diabetes Program along with the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach program for Free Well-being Lunch and Learns on Tuesdays in December and January from 12:00 – 12:45 pm at the Meskwaki Health Clinic. A FREE lunch will be provided at each Lunch and Learn!

Dates:

December 3, 2019 – Time for Me: Understanding Well-being

December 10, 2019 – Building Strong Relationships

December 17, 2019 – Managing Your Money

January 7, 2020 – Enjoying Good Health and Energy

To sign up, please call (641) 484-4094 and ask to speak with Megan, Ashley or Linda.

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Dec
4
Wed
MSS Winter Concert @ Meskwaki High School Gym
Dec 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
MSS Winter Concert @ Meskwaki High School Gym

Meskwaki Settlement School Annual Winter Concert, Wednesday, December 4th starting at 6:00 pm at the Meskwaki High School Gym.

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Dec
5
Thu
Meskwaki Family Services Community Holiday Party @ Tribal Center Gym
Dec 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Meskwaki Family Services Community Holiday Party @ Tribal Center Gym

SAVE THE DATE – Thursday, Dec. 5th!

Join the Meskwaki Family Services as they host a Community Holiday Party on Thursday, December 5th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at the Tribal Center Gym!

There will be cookie decorating, a bounce house, hot chocolate bar and make and take ornament station. There will also be goodie bags for children (while supplies last).

Dinner will be served – Menu TBA!

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Dec
7
Sat
Santa Dash @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Dec 7 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Join the Meskwaki Juvenile Probation Department as they host the SANTA Dash on Saturday, December 7th at the Meskwaki Tribal Center. Registration begins at 9:00 am, Santa Dash starts at 9:30 am. Come run with our Youth!

Wear and run in your favorite Santa or Holiday gear! There will be t-shirt while supplies last.

Sponsored by Meskwaki Juvenile Probation Department. For questions call Quincy or Misty at (641) 484-9300.

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Annual Rabies and Mange Clinic @ MSS Maintenance Building
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Annual Rabies and Mange Clinic @ MSS Maintenance Building | Tama | Iowa | United States

Annual FREE Rabies and Mange Clinic on Dec. 7th

Join MNR for the Annual FREE Rabies and Mange Clinic on Saturday, Dec. 7th from 10:00 AM until 2:00 pm at the MSS Maintenance Building (1610 305th St, Tama, IA).

This Free event is for Meskwaki Community Members with dogs and cats. Have your dogs and cats receive a free veterinary physical exam, get your dog(s) and cat(s) vaccinated against rabies!

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Dec
12
Thu
Housing Committee Meeting @ Housing Department Office
Dec 12 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Housing Committee Meeting that was previously canceled has now been rescheduled for Thursday, December 12th at 5:00 pm in the Housing Department Office.

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Dec
13
Fri
Tribal Ops Closed @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Dec 13 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Tribal Ops Closed @ Meskwaki Tribal Center

Attention: Tribal Operations including the Health Clinic and Pharmacy will be closed Friday, Dec. 13th from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm for the Employee Christmas party.

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Dec
14
Sat
Santa Dash @ Justice Center
Dec 14 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Santa Dash @ Justice Center

Santa Dash has been rescheduled to take place this Saturday, December 14th at the Justice Center. Registration at 9:00 am and the Santa Dash starts at 9:30 am.

Wear your favorite Santa and/or Holiday Gear and come run with our youth!

T-shirts while supplies last.

Sponsored by Meskwaki Juvenile Probation Department, for questions call Quincy or Misty at (641) 484-9300.

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Dec
17
Tue
Lunch & Learns with ISU Extension and Outreach @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
Dec 17 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Lunch & Learns with ISU Extension and Outreach @ Meskwaki Health Clinic

Join the Meskwaki Diabetes Program along with the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach program for Free Well-being Lunch and Learns on Tuesdays in December and January from 12:00 – 12:45 pm at the Meskwaki Health Clinic. A FREE lunch will be provided at each Lunch and Learn!

Dates:

December 3, 2019 – Time for Me: Understanding Well-being

December 10, 2019 – Building Strong Relationships

December 17, 2019 – Managing Your Money

January 7, 2020 – Enjoying Good Health and Energy

To sign up, please call (641) 484-4094 and ask to speak with Megan, Ashley or Linda.

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Dec
18
Wed
CANCELED: Holiday Buffalo Meat Distribution @ Tribal Center Entrance
Dec 18 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
CANCELED: Holiday Buffalo Meat Distribution @ Tribal Center Entrance

Save the Date:
Holiday Buffalo Meat Distribution – Wednesday, Dec. 18th!

Meskwaki Natural Resources will have Ground, Stew and Roasts available to Tribal Members on Wednesday, Dec. 18th from 9:00-10:00 AM and from 5:00-6:00 PM at the Tribal Center Entrance.

Holiday Meat Distribution, 5lbs for Enrolled Members. *Receive one extra pound of ground meat if you bring a reusable bag!

Specialty parts available at the South Farm Office: kidney, liver, heart and tongue. Sign up for hides and skulls too!

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CANCELED: Diabetes & Oral Health Meeting @ MBCH Convention Center
Dec 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
CANCELED: Diabetes & Oral Health Meeting @ MBCH Convention Center

Join us for dinner and an educational session on diabetes and oral health on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 starting at 5:00 pm in the MBCH Convention Center.

Presenter: Dr. Sukirth Ganesan, Assistant Professor of Periodontics at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry.

Menu: Roast Beef with Au Jus, Broasted Chicken, Wild Rice Pilaf, Whole Grain Roll, Cookie served with Coffee or Water.

For questions, call Meskwaki Health Clinic at (641) 484-4094.

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CANCELED: Holiday Buffalo Meat Distribution @ Tribal Center Entrance
Dec 18 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
CANCELED: Holiday Buffalo Meat Distribution @ Tribal Center Entrance

Save the Date:
Holiday Buffalo Meat Distribution – Wednesday, Dec. 18th!

Meskwaki Natural Resources will have Ground, Stew and Roasts available to Tribal Members on Wednesday, Dec. 18th from 9:00-10:00 AM and from 5:00-6:00 PM at the Tribal Center Entrance.

Holiday Meat Distribution, 5lbs for Enrolled Members. *Receive one extra pound of ground meat if you bring a reusable bag!

Specialty parts available at the South Farm Office: kidney, liver, heart and tongue. Sign up for hides and skulls too!

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CANCELED: Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Dec 18 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
CANCELED: Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers

The next Tribal Council meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, December 18, 2019 and will begin at 5:00 pm in the Tribal Chambers.

Enrolled Tribal Members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

*Meeting dates/times are subject to change at the discretion of the Tribal Chairman.

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Dec
19
Thu
POSTPONED: Hunter’s Feast @ Tribal Center Gym
Dec 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
POSTPONED: Hunter's Feast @ Tribal Center Gym

The Meskwaki Food Sovereignty Initiative presents the Hunters Feast on Thursday, December 19th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the Meskwaki Tribal Center. Meal will be served at 5:00 pm.

This event is FREE and open to everyone.

Join us for our 2nd Annual Community Meal celebrating seasonal foods and the hunters whose skills provide wild game.  Our seasonal meal will feature a variety of wild game dishes, including some local favorites.

Also, Archery for all ages will begin at 4:00 pm! Archery is sponsored by Meskwaki Natural Resources Fish and Wildlife Branch.

To help us reduce our reliance on single use paper and plastic, we ask attendees to bring their own reusable plates and utensils.

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Dec
21
Sat
CANCELED: Breakfast with Santa and Mrs Claus @ Tribal Center Gym
Dec 21 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
CANCELED: Breakfast with Santa and Mrs Claus @ Tribal Center Gym

Join us for Breakfast with Santa and Mrs Claus on Saturday, December 21st from 8:00 am-11:00 am at the Tribal Center Gym!

Breakfast Menu: Biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, bacon and fresh fruit served with coffee or juice.

Children’s entertainment provided by Living Characters!

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Dec
23
Mon
MHEP College Panel Livestream @ Meskwaki Higher Education Program
Dec 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
MHEP College Panel Livestream @ Meskwaki Higher Education Program | Tama | Iowa | United States

Click here to watch the livestream: https://livestream.com/meskwakination/collegepanel

Join us for a LIVE panel discussion about the college experience with MSS Warrior alumni who are currently attending college.

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Dec
24
Tue
MSS Winter Break – CLOSED @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Dec 24 2019 – Jan 3 2020 all-day
Nicole’s Farewell Party @ Health Clinic Conference Room
Dec 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Nicole's Farewell Party @ Health Clinic Conference Room

Please join us on Tuesday, December 24th to wish Nicole Peterson (Meskwaki Health Clinic) Farewell as she begins a new chapter!

Tuesday, December 24th from 12:00 to 1:00 pm in the Conference Room at the Health Clinic. Cake and ice cream will be provided. We hope to see you there!

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Tribal Operations – Closing at 12pm
Dec 24 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
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4th Annual Arrest Hunger Food Drive
4th Annual Arrest Hunger Food Drive
Nov 1 – Nov 22 all-day
4th Annual Arrest Hunger Food Drive
Help Fight Hunger In Our Community! The 4th Annual Arrest Hunger Food Drive is  currently being held from November 1st through November 25th. There will be Donation bags and/or boxes left at each home and … Continue reading 4th Annual Arrest Hunger Food Drive
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Swearing In Ceremony 10:00 am
Swearing In Ceremony @ Tribal Chambers
Nov 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Swearing In Ceremony @ Tribal Chambers
Join us for a Swearing In Ceremony for the newly elected Tribal Council Members on Tuesday, November 5th at 10:00 am in the Tribal Chambers. Light refreshments will be served.
MSS Fall Sports Banquet 5:30 pm
MSS Fall Sports Banquet @ MBCH Convention Center
Nov 5 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
MSS Fall Sports Banquet @ MBCH Convention Center
Join the Meskwaki Settlement School for the Fall Sports Banquet honoring all 9th through 12th grade Cross Country, Football and Volleyball participants. This Banquet will be held on Tuesday, November 5th from 5:30 pm to … Continue reading MSS Fall Sports Banquet
Nomination Meeting 7:00 pm
Nomination Meeting @ Tribal Center Gym
Nov 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nomination Meeting @ Tribal Center Gym
NOTICE OF NOMINATION MEETING: A Nomination Meeting will be held on NOVEMBER 5, 2019 in the Tribal Gymnasium at the Sac and Fox Tribal Center on the Meskwaki Settlement at 7:00 pm. If the attendance … Continue reading Nomination Meeting
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Tagaani Demo 5:00 pm
Tagaani Demo @ Health Clinic Kitchen
Nov 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Tagaani Demo @ Health Clinic Kitchen
Join the Diabetes Program and Food Sovereignty for this traditional food cooking Demo! Tagaani Demo, Wednesday, November 6th from 5:00 – 6:30 pm in the Health Clinic Kitchen. Here are a few things you will … Continue reading Tagaani Demo
Nomination Meeting 7:00 pm
Nomination Meeting @ Tribal Center Gym
Nov 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nomination Meeting @ Tribal Center Gym
NOTICE OF NOMINATION MEETING: A Nomination Meeting will be held on NOVEMBER 5, 2019 in the Tribal Gymnasium at the Sac and Fox Tribal Center on the Meskwaki Settlement at 7:00 pm. If the attendance … Continue reading Nomination Meeting
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Meskwaki Veterans Powwow 5:00 pm
Meskwaki Veterans Powwow @ Meskwaki High School
Nov 9 @ 5:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Meskwaki Veterans Powwow @ Meskwaki High School
2019 Meskwaki Veterans Powwow – Saturday, November 9th in the MSS High School Gym ALL Veterans and General Public Invited – Free Admission. Come join us as we honor and show respect to Veterans. 5:00 … Continue reading Meskwaki Veterans Powwow
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Healthy Recipe Contest Submissions Due
Healthy Recipe Contest Submissions Due
Nov 12 all-day
Healthy Recipe Contest Submissions Due
The Meskwaki Diabetes Program will now be accepting recipes for the Healthy Recipe Contest until November 12th! Recipe submissions can be made by email (see below) or drop-in at the Health Clinic. Submissions must include … Continue reading Healthy Recipe Contest Submissions Due
Special Election 8:00 am
Special Election @ Tribal Center Gym
Nov 12 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Special Election @ Tribal Center Gym
ORDER FOR SPECIAL ELECTION: On October 18, 2019, the Tribal Council issued an Order for Special Election due to a resignation of a Tribal Council member, Adrian Pushetonequa. The Special Election will fill one vacancy … Continue reading Special Election
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Healthy Recipe Contest Top 5 Announced
Healthy Recipe Contest Top 5 Announced
Nov 15 all-day
Healthy Recipe Contest Top 5 Announced
The Meskwaki Diabetes Program will now be accepting recipes for the Healthy Recipe Contest until November 12th! Recipe submissions can be made by email (see below) or drop-in at the Health Clinic. Submissions must include … Continue reading Healthy Recipe Contest Top 5 Announced
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MBCH Blood Drive 10:00 am
MBCH Blood Drive @ MBCH Breakout Rooms
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
MBCH Blood Drive @ MBCH Breakout Rooms
Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel will be hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Monday, November 18th from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm to be held in the Breakout Rooms near the Convention Center.  
Insulin Pump Informational Dinner 5:00 pm
Insulin Pump Informational Dinner @ Health Clinic
Nov 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Insulin Pump Informational Dinner @ Health Clinic
On Monday, November 18th at 5:00 pm at the Health Clinic,  the Meskwaki Diabetes Program  will be hosting an informational dinner to enlighten patients with diabetes and their families on how an insulin pump can … Continue reading Insulin Pump Informational Dinner
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Culinary Mentorship Informational Meeting 5:00 pm
Culinary Mentorship Informational Meeting @ Tribal Center - Snack Bar
Nov 20 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Culinary Mentorship Informational Meeting @ Tribal Center - Snack Bar
Meskwaki Food Sovereignty is excited to announce a new mentorship program starting in December 2019. The Indigenous Foods Culinary Mentorship program will be open to any community member interested in working with ancestral foods using … Continue reading Culinary Mentorship Informational Meeting
Healthy Recipe Contest Cook-Off 5:00 pm
Healthy Recipe Contest Cook-Off @ Tribal Center Kitchen
Nov 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Healthy Recipe Contest Cook-Off @ Tribal Center Kitchen
The Meskwaki Diabetes Program will now be accepting recipes for the Healthy Recipe Contest until November 12th! Recipe submissions can be made by email (see below) or drop-in at the Health Clinic. Submissions must include … Continue reading Healthy Recipe Contest Cook-Off
Neighborhood Watch Forum 5:30 pm
Neighborhood Watch Forum @ Tribal Center Gym
Nov 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Neighborhood Watch Forum @ Tribal Center Gym
You’re Invited to a Community Forum to discuss the implementation of “Neighborhood Watch” groups on the Settlement Wednesday, November 20th at the Tribal Center Gym. Meeting will begin at 5:30 pm and end at 7:00 … Continue reading Neighborhood Watch Forum
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MNR Calendar Photo Contest DEADLINE 8:00 am
MNR Calendar Photo Contest DEADLINE @ MNR Offices
Nov 21 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
MNR Calendar Photo Contest DEADLINE @ MNR Offices
Meskwaki Natural Resources is having a Calendar Photo Contest – Photos must be submitted digitally to oa.mdnr@meskwaki-nsn.gov by Friday, November 21st no later than 4:30 pm. MNR Photo Contest Details: Winners will be announced on … Continue reading MNR Calendar Photo Contest DEADLINE
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MBCH Frank Waln and Tanaya Winder 8:00 pm
MBCH Frank Waln and Tanaya Winder @ Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel
Nov 22 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
MBCH Frank Waln and Tanaya Winder @ Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel
Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel will be hosting a FREE Event, Waln & Winder, on Friday, November 22nd. This event is open to all Meskwaki Community Members. Frank Waln and Tanaya Winder will be at the … Continue reading MBCH Frank Waln and Tanaya Winder
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4th Annual Arrest Hunger Food Drive Pick-Up 9:00 am
4th Annual Arrest Hunger Food Drive Pick-Up @ Tribal Center
Nov 25 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
4th Annual Arrest Hunger Food Drive Pick-Up @ Tribal Center
Help Fight Hunger In Our Community! The 4th Annual Arrest Hunger Food Drive is  currently being held from November 1st through November 25th. There will be Donation bags and/or boxes left at each home and … Continue reading 4th Annual Arrest Hunger Food Drive Pick-Up
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MSS Thanksgiving Break – Closed
MSS Thanksgiving Break – Closed @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Nov 28 – Nov 29 all-day
 
Tribal Ops Closed – THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
Turkey Trot 7:30 am
Turkey Trot @ Meskwaki Tribal Health Clinic
Nov 28 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Turkey Trot @ Meskwaki Tribal Health Clinic
Join us on Thanksgiving morning for the 2019 Meskwaki Nation Turkey Trot! Thursday, November 28th at the Meskwaki Tribal Health Clinic. Entry Fee: 2 non-perishable food items. Registration Opens at 7:30 am, Fun Run/Walk Begins … Continue reading Turkey Trot
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Holiday Expo 10:00 am
Holiday Expo @ MBCH Convention Center
Nov 29 @ 10:00 am – Nov 30 @ 5:00 pm
Holiday Expo @ MBCH Convention Center
2019 Holiday Expo and Vendor Application Information Save the Date for the 2019 Meskwaki Holiday Expo Event! Friday, November 29th through Sunday, December 1st to be held in the Meskwaki Veteran’s Convention Center at the … Continue reading Holiday Expo
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