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Feb
13
Wed
Tribal Council Meeting
Feb 13 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting

The next Tribal Council Meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, February 13th starting at 5:00 pm 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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Feb
14
Thu
MMIW: Missing and Murdered Indigenous PeoplesMarch @ Minneapolis American Indian Center
Feb 14 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
MMIW: Missing and Murdered Indigenous PeoplesMarch @ Minneapolis American Indian Center | Minneapolis | Minnesota | United States

This event is held by a collaborative of Minneapolis Native organizations, seeks to bring awareness to missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, boys, two spirit and transgendered persons by holding an annual community walk on the streets near the Minneapolis American Indian Center each Valentine’s Day.  Participants are asked to wear red as a visible sign of support for the MMIW movement.

MMIW: Missing & Murdered Indigenous Peoples March

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Iowa State Extension Class @ Meskwaki Seniors Center
Feb 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Feb
15
Fri
Movie Screening: Coco @ Tribal Center Snack Bar & Gym
Feb 15 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Movie Screening: Coco @ Tribal Center Snack Bar & Gym

alentine’s Day-After Movie Night. Join us for a family-fun movie night!

Showing: Coco

4:30 pm the Geography Club will be hosting a food sale at the Tribal Center Snack Bar
*Indian Tacos, Cake and drinks will be available for
purchase.

5:00 pm the movie Coco will begin in the Tribal Center Gym

Children need to be accompanied by an adult to attend this family event.

Hosted by: Meskwaki Nation Child Support Services and Meskwaki Youth Program

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Feb
20
Wed
Darts @ Meskwaki Seniors Center
Feb 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Feb
21
Thu
MYP: Middle School Night @ Meskwaki Tribal Center Snack Bar
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
MYP: Middle School Night @ Meskwaki Tribal Center Snack Bar

Meskwaki Youth Program will be hosting a Middle School Night on Thursday, February 21st from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the Tribal Center Snack Bar/Kitchen.

*If there is inclement weather, Middle School Night will be canceled.

For questions, call Kay at 641-750-4714.

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Feb
27
Wed
Dubuque Trip
Feb 27 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Family Fun Day @ Meskwaki High School Gym
Feb 27 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Family Fun Day @ Meskwaki High School Gym

Meskwaki Diabetes Program Presents: Family Fun Day!

Wednesday, February 27th from 5:30 – 8:00 pm in the Meskwaki High School Gym.

Join us for fun jumps, food and fun!

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Feb
28
Thu
Blood Pressure/Sugar Check @ Meskwaki Seniors Center
Feb 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Medicare Reimbursement Checks @ Meskwaki Seniors Center
Feb 28 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Seniors Birthday Meal @ Meskwaki Seniors Center
Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Mar
4
Mon
Darts @ Senior Services Center
Mar 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Mar
6
Wed
Bean Bags @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Mar
7
Thu
MYP Movie Night, Captain Marvel @ Meskwaki Youth Program
Mar 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
MYP Movie Night, Captain Marvel @ Meskwaki Youth Program

Meskwaki Youth Program movie night will be this Thursday, March 7th. They will be going to Fridley Plaza 9 Theatres and watching “Captain Marvel”.  MYP will be leaving at 6:20 pm and plan arrive back at 9:20 pm. Meet at the Economic Development Office (1496 Hwy 30, Tama).

Admission and Snak Pak will be paid for.

There is limited seating in the MYP van.

**Must have a MYP Middle School registration on file.

Any questions or if your student needs to fill out the MYP Middle School packet, please call the Meskwaki Youth Program Office at (641) 484-5369 ext. 9298.

***Weather Permitting***

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Mar
8
Fri
Ames Shopping Trip
Mar 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Ames Shopping Trip

Leaving Seniors at 10:00 am and will return by 4:30 pm.

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Mar
11
Mon
Darts @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Mar 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Mar
12
Tue
Elder’s Committee Meeting @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Mar 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Mar
13
Wed
Bingo @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Mar 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Traditional Game Night @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Mar 13 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Chambers
Mar 13 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Chambers

The next Tribal Council Meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, March 13th starting at 5:00 pm 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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Normalize the Conversation @ Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel
Mar 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Normalize the Conversation @ Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel

Meskwaki Juvenile Probation Presents:

Tribal Mental Health – Normalize the Conversation

Wednesday, March 13th at 6:00 PM in the MBCH Convention Center

A member of the Kewa Pueblo tribe, Doreen Bird has devoted her career to researching mental and behavioral health among Native American communities. Join her while we tackle tough conversations including Mental Health Among Native Americans, Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention Among Tribal Youth.

*There will be gift card drawings for those who attend this event.

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Mar
14
Thu
Blood Pressure / Sugar Check @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Mar 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mar
15
Fri
Plaza 9 Movie – Early Afternoon Showing
Mar 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Meskwaki Drama Club: Seussical @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Mar 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Meskwaki Drama Club: Seussical @ Meskwaki Settlement School

Meskwaki Drama Club’s Spring Play will be on Friday, March 15, 2019 starting at 7:00 pm at the Meskwaki High School Stage.

Admission is $5.00.

Music by Stephen Flaharty, Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Based on the works of Dr. Seuss.

Seussical – Theatre Young Audiences is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

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Mar
18
Mon
Bean Bags @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Mar 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
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ISU Extension – Lunch & Learn 12:00 pm
ISU Extension – Lunch & Learn @ Meskwaki Senior Center
Mar 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
ISU Extension - Lunch & Learn @ Meskwaki Senior Center
 
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MSS Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:00 pm
MSS Parent/Teacher Conferences @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Mar 10 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
 
Career Awakenings Expo 4:30 pm
Career Awakenings Expo @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Mar 10 @ 4:30 pm
Career Awakenings Expo @ Meskwaki Settlement School
  
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Bingo 1:00 pm
Bingo @ Meskwaki Senior Center
Mar 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Bingo @ Meskwaki Senior Center
 
Tribal Council Meeting 5:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Mar 11 @ 5:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Tribal Council has scheduled a meeting to be held on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 beginning at 5:00 pm in the Tribal Chambers. Enrolled Tribal Members are welcome and encouraged to attend. *Meetings are held on … Continue reading Tribal Council Meeting
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MSS Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:00 pm
MSS Parent/Teacher Conferences @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Mar 12 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
 
Career Awakenings Expo 4:30 pm
Career Awakenings Expo @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Mar 12 @ 4:30 pm
Career Awakenings Expo @ Meskwaki Settlement School
  
Election Committee Meeting 5:00 pm
Election Committee Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Mar 12 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Election Committee Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
The Election Committee has scheduled a meeting to be held on Thursday, March 12, 2020 beginning at 5:00 pm in the Tribal Chambers.
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MSS Spring Break
MSS Spring Break
Mar 16 – Mar 20 all-day
 
Darts 1:00 pm
Darts @ Meskwaki Senior Center
Mar 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Darts @ Meskwaki Senior Center
 
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Temporary Closure Meskwaki Casino
Temporary Closure Meskwaki Casino
Mar 17 – Apr 14 all-day
Temporary Closure Meskwaki Casino @ Tama | Iowa | United States
The Meskwaki Tribal Council and MBCH Executive Management met today, Monday, March 16, 2020 and have jointly agreed to the temporary closure of our casino and hotel, effective Tuesday, March 17 at 12 am through April 14, … Continue reading Temporary Closure Meskwaki Casino
Senior Meal Delivery 1:00 pm
Senior Meal Delivery
Mar 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Senior Meal Delivery
The Senior Center will provide lunch through home meal delivery each weekday during the temporary closure of Meskwaki Tribal Operations.  Seniors who would like a meal should call the center at (641) 484-9222 before 10 … Continue reading Senior Meal Delivery
CANCELED – Special Meeting re: MBCH Concerns 5:00 pm
CANCELED – Special Meeting re: MBCH Concerns @ MBCH Convention Center
Mar 17 @ 5:00 pm
CANCELED – RESCHEDULED TO LATER DATE. There will be a Special Meeting held regarding Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel Concerns on Tuesday, March 17th in the MBCH Convention Center. Dinner will be served at 5:00 pm … Continue reading CANCELED – Special Meeting re: MBCH Concerns
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Temporary Closure Tribal Operations
Temporary Closure Tribal Operations
Mar 18 – Apr 3 all-day
Temporary Closure Tribal Operations
Meskwaki Settlement, Tama, Iowa – Out of an abundance of caution for our community members and employees, Tribal Council has approved the closure of Tribal Operations beginning on Wednesday, March 18th.  The closure will remain … Continue reading Temporary Closure Tribal Operations
Senior Meal Delivery 1:00 pm
Senior Meal Delivery
Mar 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Senior Meal Delivery
The Senior Center will provide lunch through home meal delivery each weekday during the temporary closure of Meskwaki Tribal Operations.  Seniors who would like a meal should call the center at (641) 484-9222 before 10 … Continue reading Senior Meal Delivery
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Temporary Closure Settlement School
Temporary Closure Settlement School
Mar 23 – Apr 19 all-day
Temporary Closure Settlement School
Meskwaki Settlement School Starting Thursday, March 19th the Meskwaki Settlement School, including offices, will be closed until at least April 13th.  However, the elementary and middle/high schools will be open this Wednesday, March 18th from … Continue reading Temporary Closure Settlement School
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Tribal Council Meeting 5:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Mar 31 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Tribal Council has called a meeting to be held on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 5:00 pm in the Tribal Chambers.  (Changed from the 25th). Please note: Attendance is limited to Tribal Council Members and … Continue reading Tribal Council Meeting