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Jan
22
Wed
MSS 12:30 pm Early Dismissal @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Jan 22 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Election Committee Meeting @ East Conference Rm - Meskwaki Tribal Center
Jan 22 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Election Committee Meeting @ East Conference Rm - Meskwaki Tribal Center

The Election Committee will be meeting on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 starting at 6:30 pm in the East Conference Room at the Meskwaki Tribal Center.

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2020 Graduate Parent Planning Committee Meeting @ MBCH Veterans Convention Center
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jan
23
Thu
Tagaani Demo – Details TBA
Jan 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Jan
28
Tue
Welcome to Medicare – FREE Seminar @ Wieting Theatre
Jan 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Welcome to Medicare - FREE Seminar @ Wieting Theatre | Toledo | Iowa | United States

A FREE two-hour seminar educating about the Medicare application process.

Tuesday, January 28th starting at 6:30 pm at the Wieting Theatre in Toledo, IA.

You must register by January 20th. If interested call (641) 754-5399.

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Jan
29
Wed
General Meeting @ Tribal Center Gym
Jan 29 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Tribal Council will be having a General Meeting on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at the Meskwaki Tribal Center.

The Agenda is as follows:

5:00 pm – Dinner served in the Meskwaki Tribal Center Gym

  1. Welcome – Dawson Davenport, Chairman
  2. Meskwaki Natural Resources  – Jarrett Pfrimmer, Director
  3. Hemp Program – Joseph VanGorp, Director
  4. Meskwaki Apprenticeship Program – Matt Bear, Director
  5. Meskwaki, Inc. – Robert Bills, CEO
  6. Meskwaki Health Clinic – Rudy Papakee, Director
  7. Rec Center Updates – ISG
  8. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program – Stephen Scott
  9. Fiscal – Amy Dye
  10. Question / Comment Period

Enrolled Tribal Members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

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MSS Language Night @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Jan 29 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
MSS Language Night @ Meskwaki Settlement School

Join the Meskwaki Settlement School on Wednesday, January 29th for their monthly Language Night Event!

5:00 pm – Kiwisenibeni, Meal will be served in Commons

6:00 pm – Kiaditobeni Kekoani, Crafts in the Elementary Gym

Families are invited for food and fun! Please note that activities will conclude by 8:00 pm.

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Jan
31
Fri
Election Committee Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Jan 31 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Election Committee Meeting @ Tribal Chambers

The Election Committee will be having a meeting on Friday, January 31st starting at 4:30 pm in the Tribal Chambers.

 

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MSS Geography Club Fundraiser @ MSS High School Commons
Jan 31 @ 5:30 pm
MSS Geography Club Fundraiser @ MSS High School Commons

The MSS Geography Club is having a fundraiser for Meskwaki students traveling to Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii in the summer of 2021.

Geography Club Fundraiser: INDIAN TACO SALE and DESSERT SALE

Friday, January 31st from 5:30 pm until sold out! At the Meskwaki High School Commons during the JV and Varsity Basketball game against Colo Nesco.

Menu:

  • Indian Taco – $6.00
  • Frybread – $3.00
  • Potato and Ham Soup w/ Frybread – $5.00
  • Soft Shell Tacos – $3.00/each or 2 for $5.00
  • Walking Tacos – $3.000
  • Vanilla Almond Cake – $2.00
  • Chocolate Almond Cake – $2.00
  • Dairy Queen Blizzards (Cookie Dough, Oreo, M&M) – $4.00
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Feb
3
Mon
Democratic Caucus @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm
Democratic Caucus @ Meskwaki Tribal Center | Tama | Iowa | United States

https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/voterreg/pollingplace/search.aspx

 

 

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Feb
4
Tue
Museum Presentation: Tatiana Eroga, Saami Culture in the Artic @ Meskwaki Cultural Center and Museum
Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Museum Presentation: Tatiana Eroga, Saami Culture in the Artic @ Meskwaki Cultural Center and Museum

The Meskwaki Tribal Museum will have a special guest, Tatiana Ergova tonight. This event will be held at the Meskwaki Cultural Center and Museum and it will begin at 6:00 pm.

Tatiana is a scholar visiting from the Arctic in Russia and is from the Saami tribe. She would like to share her culture with the community. Tatiana is a beadworker and would like to demonstrate her technique as well as learn about our methods of beaded.

We hope you can stop in and not only learn about another culture, but to share some of your own knowledge.

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Nomination Meeting @ Tribal Center Gym
Feb 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nomination Meeting @ Tribal Center Gym

NOTICE OF NOMINATION MEETING

A Nomination Meeting will be held on February 4, 2020 in the gymnasium at the Sac & Fox Tribal Center on the Meskwaki Settlement at 7:00 pm.

If the attendance is less than 30% of eligible voters of the Tribe at the first Nomination Meeting, a second Nomination Meeting will be held on February 5, 2020 at 7:00 pm.

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Feb
5
Wed
Girls Softball Registration @ Tribal Center Snack Bar
Feb 5 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Girls Softball Registration @ Tribal Center Snack Bar

t is time to sign up for the 2020 Spring Softball Season with the Marshalltown Girls Softball Association for girls in grades K-12th!

There will be a Walk In Registration event on Wednesday, February 5 from 3:30-5:00 pm at the Tribal Center Snack Bar. The deadline to sign up through MYP is Feb. 17th by 4:30 pm. There is a $30.00 registration fee. (*Payment plans available). Final payment is due by March 13th at 4:30 pm.

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Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Feb 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers

Tribal Council has scheduled a Meeting to be held on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 beginning at 5:00 pm and held in the Tribal Chambers.

Enrolled Tribal Members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

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Nomination Meeting @ Tribal Center Gym
Feb 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nomination Meeting @ Tribal Center Gym

NOTICE OF NOMINATION MEETING

A Nomination Meeting will be held on February 4, 2020 in the gymnasium at the Sac & Fox Tribal Center on the Meskwaki Settlement at 7:00 pm.

If the attendance is less than 30% of eligible voters of the Tribe at the first Nomination Meeting, a second Nomination Meeting will be held on February 5, 2020 at 7:00 pm.

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Feb
6
Thu
Chance Rush Presentation @ MBCH Convention Center
Feb 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Chance Rush Presentation @ MBCH Convention Center

Join us as we welcome Chance Rush, Youth Outreach Advocate, Motivational Speaker, Life Coach to the Meskwaki Settlement on February 6th!

“Chance travels throughout the United States and Canada to work with Native communities in efforts to inspire, heal, motivate and energize. He has a talent for using his energy and humor to spread a simple message. He promotes healthy living and lives his life alcohol and drug free.”

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Feb
11
Tue
Recall Election @ Tribal Center Gym
Feb 11 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Recall Election @ Tribal Center Gym

ORDER FOR RECALL ELECTION:

A Recall Election will be held on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 in the gymnasium at the Sac and Fox Tribal Center on the Meskwaki Settlement from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.

All completed absentee ballots must be received by the Election Committee no later than February 11, 2020 at 8:00 pm.

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MMIW Sign Making @ Tribal Center Snack Bar
Feb 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Join RISE on Tuesday, February 11th from 5:00-6:30 pm at the Tribal Center Snack Bar for MMIW March Sign Making!

This event is for those of you who are going to the MMIW March on Friday, February 14th in Minneapolis, MN and would like make a sign. Supplies will be available, and light refreshments will be provided.

If you would like anything printed out, please contact Gea Aitkens or Katie Deines at (641) 484-4444.

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Feb
12
Wed
Buffalo Meat Distribution @ Tribal Center - Front Entrance
Feb 12 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
RESCHEDULED – Family Fun Night
Feb 12 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Election Committee Meeting @ East Conference Room, Tribal Center
Feb 12 @ 6:30 pm
Election Committee Meeting @ East Conference Room, Tribal Center

An Election Committee Meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, February 12th at 6:30 pm in the East Conference Room at the Meskwaki Tribal Center.

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Feb
14
Fri
MMIW March in Minnesota
Feb 14 all-day
Lacrosse Signup Deadline @ Meskwaki Youth Program
Feb 14 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Lacrosse Signup Deadline @ Meskwaki Youth Program

Sign up now for the Lacrosse 2020 Spring Season!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

Signup Deadline is Friday, February 14, 2020.

Boys Lacrosse is for ages 9 to 13. There is a$30 registration fee. Payment due by March 6, 2020. *Payment plans available.

Girls Lacrosse is for grades 4th – 6th. There is a $30 registration fee. Payment due by March 6, 2020. *Payment plans available.

For more information about games and practices please contact Head Coach: Britt Mitchell at 443-714-5052 (Text or Call), or you can email him at knuckleheadlacrosse@gmail.com.

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Elder’s Committee Indian Taco and Bake Sale @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Feb 14 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Elder's Committee Indian Taco and Bake Sale @ Meskwaki Senior Services | Tama | Iowa | United States

The Elder’s Committee will be having an Indian Taco and Bake Sale on Friday, February 14th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Meskwaki Senior Services Center, 301 Meskwaki Rd, Tama, IA 52339.

Menu:

  • Indian Taco – $6.00
  • Frybread – $3.00
  • Chili – $3.00
  • Yeast Rolls – $12/dozen
  • Cream Pies – $12.00
  • Cupcakes – $0.50/each
  • Cookies – $0.25/each
  • Pie – $9.00
  • Pop – $1.00

*Prices and items are subject to change without notice.

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Feb
17
Mon
Girls Softball Signup Deadline with MYP @ Meskwaki Youth Program
Feb 17 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Girls Softball Signup Deadline with MYP @ Meskwaki Youth Program

t is time to sign up for the 2020 Spring Softball Season with the Marshalltown Girls Softball Association for girls in grades K-12th!

There will be a Walk In Registration event on Wednesday, February 5 from 3:30-5:00 pm at the Tribal Center Snack Bar. The deadline to sign up through MYP is Feb. 17th by 4:30 pm. There is a $30.00 registration fee. (*Payment plans available). Final payment is due by March 13th at 4:30 pm.

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MSS Winter Break – CLOSED
MSS Winter Break – CLOSED @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Dec 24 2019 – Jan 3 2020 all-day
 
Tribal Ops Closed
Tribal Ops Closed
Jan 1 all-day
Tribal Ops Closed
Tribal Operations including the Meskwaki Health Clinic and Pharmacy will be closed on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 in observance of the New Year Holiday. Normal business hours will resume Thursday, January 2nd.
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Bernie Sanders Town Hall Meeting 1:00 pm
Bernie Sanders Town Hall Meeting @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Jan 2 @ 1:00 pm
Doors open at noon. Click below for details: https://events.berniesanders.com/event/183663/
Hunters Feast 4:00 pm
Hunters Feast @ Meskwaki Settlement School - Commons
Jan 2 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Hunters Feast @ Meskwaki Settlement School - Commons
Join us for the Hunters Feast on Thursday, January 2nd from 4:00 – 7:00 pm  at the Meskwaki Settlement School. This event is free and open to everyone! Archery for ALL AGES begins at 4:00 … Continue reading Hunters Feast
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SettFit Challenge Weigh-Ins
SettFit Challenge Weigh-Ins @ Wellness Center
Jan 6 – Jan 9 all-day
SettFit Challenge Weigh-Ins @ Wellness Center
 
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Buffalo Meat Distribution 9:00 am
Buffalo Meat Distribution @ Tribal Center - Front Entrance
Jan 7 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Buffalo Meat Distribution @ Tribal Center - Front Entrance
Meskwaki Natural Resources will be having a Buffalo Meat Distribution on Tuesday, January 7th at the Tribal Center Entrance from 9:00 – 10:00 am and again later from 5:00 – 6:00 pm. During this Holiday … Continue reading Buffalo Meat Distribution
Lunch & Learns with ISU Extension and Outreach 12:00 pm
Lunch & Learns with ISU Extension and Outreach @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
Jan 7 @ 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 … Continue reading Lunch & Learns with ISU Extension and Outreach
Buffalo Meat Distribution 5:00 pm
Buffalo Meat Distribution @ Tribal Center - Front Entrance
Jan 7 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Buffalo Meat Distribution @ Tribal Center - Front Entrance
Meskwaki Natural Resources will be having a Buffalo Meat Distribution on Tuesday, January 7th at the Tribal Center Entrance from 9:00 – 10:00 am and again later from 5:00 – 6:00 pm. During this Holiday … Continue reading Buffalo Meat Distribution
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Tribal Council Meeting 5:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Jan 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
The next Tribal Council Meeting has been scheduled to take place on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 it will begin at 5:00 pm and be held in the Tribal Chambers. Enrolled Tribal Members are welcome and … Continue reading Tribal Council Meeting
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Lunch & Learns with ISU Extension and Outreach 12:00 pm
Lunch & Learns with ISU Extension and Outreach @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
Jan 14 @ 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 … Continue reading Lunch & Learns with ISU Extension and Outreach
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Tribal Council Special Meeting 3:00 pm
Tribal Council Special Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Jan 15 @ 3:00 pm
 
Boys Lacrosse Parent Meeting 6:00 pm
Boys Lacrosse Parent Meeting @ MSS High School Commons
Jan 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Boys Lacrosse Parent Meeting @ MSS High School Commons
The Meskwaki Youth Program will be having a Boys Lacrosse Parent Meeting on January 15, 2020 from 6-7pm in the MSS High School Commons. Boys Ages: 9 to 13 years old. Registration Fees: $30.00 Meeting … Continue reading Boys Lacrosse Parent Meeting
Girls Lacrosse Parent Meeting 7:00 pm
Girls Lacrosse Parent Meeting @ MSS High School Commons
Jan 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Girls Lacrosse Parent Meeting @ MSS High School Commons
The Meskwaki Youth Program is having a Girls Lacrosse Parent Meeting on January 15 from 7-8pm in the MSS High School Commons. This is for Girls in Grades 4th – 6th,  also please note there … Continue reading Girls Lacrosse Parent Meeting
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MBCH Owner Appreciation Dinner 5:00 pm
MBCH Owner Appreciation Dinner @ MBCH Convention Center
Jan 16 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
MBCH Owner Appreciation Dinner @ MBCH Convention Center
SAVE THE DATE! Mark your calendars now to join the fun as the Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel hosts its annual Owner Appreciation meal. Owner Appreciation Thursday, January 16, 2020 Meskwaki Convention Center 5:00 pm – … Continue reading MBCH Owner Appreciation Dinner
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MSS 12:30 pm Early Dismissal 12:30 pm
MSS 12:30 pm Early Dismissal @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Jan 22 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
 
Election Committee Meeting 6:30 pm
Election Committee Meeting @ East Conference Rm - Meskwaki Tribal Center
Jan 22 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Election Committee Meeting @ East Conference Rm - Meskwaki Tribal Center
The Election Committee will be meeting on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 starting at 6:30 pm in the East Conference Room at the Meskwaki Tribal Center.
2020 Graduate Parent Planning Committee Meeting 7:00 pm
2020 Graduate Parent Planning Committee Meeting @ MBCH Veterans Convention Center
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2020 Graduate Parent Planning Committee Meeting @ MBCH Veterans Convention Center
 
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Welcome to Medicare – FREE Seminar 6:30 pm
Welcome to Medicare – FREE Seminar @ Wieting Theatre
Jan 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Welcome to Medicare - FREE Seminar @ Wieting Theatre | Toledo | Iowa | United States
A FREE two-hour seminar educating about the Medicare application process. Tuesday, January 28th starting at 6:30 pm at the Wieting Theatre in Toledo, IA. You must register by January 20th. If interested call (641) 754-5399.
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General Meeting 5:00 pm
General Meeting @ Tribal Center Gym
Jan 29 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tribal Council will be having a General Meeting on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at the Meskwaki Tribal Center. The Agenda is as follows: 5:00 pm – Dinner served in the Meskwaki Tribal Center Gym Welcome … Continue reading General Meeting
MSS Language Night 5:00 pm
MSS Language Night @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Jan 29 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
MSS Language Night @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Join the Meskwaki Settlement School on Wednesday, January 29th for their monthly Language Night Event! 5:00 pm – Kiwisenibeni, Meal will be served in Commons 6:00 pm – Kiaditobeni Kekoani, Crafts in the Elementary Gym … Continue reading MSS Language Night
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Election Committee Meeting 4:30 pm
Election Committee Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Jan 31 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Election Committee Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
The Election Committee will be having a meeting on Friday, January 31st starting at 4:30 pm in the Tribal Chambers.  
MSS Geography Club Fundraiser 5:30 pm
MSS Geography Club Fundraiser @ MSS High School Commons
Jan 31 @ 5:30 pm
MSS Geography Club Fundraiser @ MSS High School Commons
The MSS Geography Club is having a fundraiser for Meskwaki students traveling to Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii in the summer of 2021. Geography Club Fundraiser: INDIAN TACO SALE and DESSERT SALE Friday, January 31st … Continue reading MSS Geography Club Fundraiser