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MESKWAKI NATION - NEWS & EVENTS

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Meskwaki Nation Photo Gallery
Apr
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25th Annual University of Iowa Powwow @ UI Field House
Apr 20 all-day
25th Annual University of Iowa Powwow @ UI Field House

A Celebration of American Indian Song and Dance, Tradition, and Education

April 20, 2019
Grand Entry 1pm & 7pm
Doors open at 11am

UI Field House
225 South Grand Avenue
Iowa City, Iowa

Master of Ceremonies
Vince Beyl, Minnesota

Arena Director
Darrell Hill, Iowa

Head Woman
TBA

Head Man
TBA

Host Drum
Motown, Minnesota

Invited Drums
White Tail, Nebraska
TBA

Sound System
Hokah Sound, Oklahoma

Color Guard
Robert Morgan Post 701, Iowa

Dance Categories
Golden Age Women
Golden Age Men
Adult Women’s Traditional
Adult Men’s Traditional
Adult Women’s Jingle
Adult Men’s Grass
Adult Women’s Fancy
Adult Men’s Fancy
Teen and Junior categories will receive day money.

Dance Specials
Women’s Woodland Special
Men’s Woodland Special
Potato Dance
Two-Step
TBA

American Indian Arts & Crafts
American Indian Food Vendors
Native American Student Association Graduation Recognition

FREE ADMISSION & ALL ARE WELCOME!

MORE INFORMATION: powwow.uiowa.edu

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact NASA in advance at 319-335-8298.

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U of I Powwow @ UI Field House
Apr 20 @ 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Apr
24
Wed
Spring Lunch & Learn @ MBCH Convention Center
Apr 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Spring Lunch & Learn @ MBCH Convention Center

Diabetes Program Spring Lunch and Learn on April, 24th from 12:00 – 1:00 pm to take place at the MBCH Convention Center.

Menu: Sauteed shrimp salad, spring vegetable, whole grain roll and rhubarb fresh berry parfait.

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Special Council Meeting
Apr 24 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Special Council Meeting
A Special Council Meeting is being scheduled for Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 5 PM in Tribal Chambers. Enrolled Tribal Members are welcome and encouraged to attend.
 
*Meeting dates and time are subject to change at the discretion of the Tribal Chairman.
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Meskwaki Carnival Night @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Meskwaki Carnival Night @ Meskwaki Health Clinic

The Family Fun Night Committee presents….

MESKWAKI CARNIVAL NIGHT!

Date/Time: Wednesday, April 24th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

Location: Southeast side of the Meskwaki Tribal Health Clinic

Bring the whole family! There will be games and prizes, a photo booth, face painting and more!

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Apr
25
Thu
Cooking Demo @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Kitchen
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Cooking Demo @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Kitchen

Diabetes Program Cooking Demo has been rescheduled to Thursday, April 25th. It will start at 12:00 pm and be in the Tribal Center Kitchen.

Menu: Zesty Shrimp Saute, Zucchini Noodles and an Easter-themed treat!

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Apr
27
Sat
Science Center Trip
Apr 27 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Science Center Trip

Meskwaki Tribal Health Clinic and MADAC will be sponsoring a FREE family-friendly trip to the Science Center of Iowa on April 27.

Featured Exhibit: Mental Health – Mind Matters.

Please RSVP to Cait or MADAC staff at the Tribal Health Clinic by April 12 at (641) 484-4094 and indicate whether you will need transportation.

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Apr
28
Sun
Meskwaki Community Easter Egg Hunt @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Meskwaki Community Easter Egg Hunt @ Meskwaki Health Clinic | Tama | Iowa | United States

Stop by the Meskwaki Health Clinic on Sunday, April 28th for games and activities at 2 PM followed by our annual Easter egg hunt at 3 PM. There will be a “golden” and “silver” egg in each age category and a visit from the Easter bunny! Prizes, food, and fun awaits!

Age categories include: 0-4, 5-8, 9-12, 13-17, and 50-up!

Fun for the whole family!!

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Apr
29
Mon
Hydrant Flushing Week
Apr 29 – May 3 all-day
Earth Day Road Side Clean Up @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Earth Day Road Side Clean Up @ Meskwaki Tribal Center

Where: Meet at the Tribal Gym

Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Date: April 29, 2019

Everyone that is going to take part in the Road Side Clean Up will need to get into a group of 5 to 6 people. Each group will then be assigned an area to pick up trash from the road side.

The group with the most bags filled up will receive that many in tickets for door prizes.

*Tribal Ops Employees – there will be an approved admin leave of 2 hours for everyone in attendance of the days events.

Call (641) 484-3511 if you have your team ready to go prior to Monday, April 22nd.

 

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Earth Day Celebration @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Earth Day Celebration @ Meskwaki Tribal Center

Meskwaki Earth Day

Road side clean-up in the morning, vendors, hands on activities for everyone, tree give away, door prizes, lunch sale and bake sale and so much more! So come on out and enjoy your day with us! Brought to you by the Meskwaki Natural Resources.

Where: Tribal Center Gym

When: April 29, 2019

Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Apr
30
Tue
Canceled: Child Abuse Prevention & Sexual Assault Awareness Walk/Run @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Apr 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Canceled: Child Abuse Prevention & Sexual Assault Awareness Walk/Run @ Meskwaki Tribal Center

Due the rain we are experiencing today the Child Abuse Prevention and Sexual Assault Awareness Walk/Run scheduled for today has been canceled.

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Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Apr 30 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers

The next Tribal Council meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, April 30th. It will begin at 5:00 pm and take place inside 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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May
1
Wed
Meskwaki Settlement Art & Culture Night @ Meskwaki Settlement School - Commons
May 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Meskwaki Settlement Art & Culture Night @ Meskwaki Settlement School - Commons

On Wednesday, May 1st from 5:00 to 8:00 pm in the Meskwaki Commons the MSS will be hosting Art & Culture Night. The Concert will start at 6:00 pm.

Light refreshments will be available.

Door Prizes include: Pottery and Dawson Davenport Prints.

Activities include:

  • K-12 Art Exhibit with Ribbons
  • MAP and Cultural Displays
  • Works by Other – Applied Arts Departments
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STC Title VI – Parent Information Night @ STC Elementary Cafeteria
May 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
STC Title VI - Parent Information Night @ STC Elementary Cafeteria

The STC Title VI – Native American Program will be hosting a Parent Information Night on Wednesday, May 1st from 5:00-6:00 pm in the South Tama Elementary Cafeteria.

Parents, guardians and families are invited to join!

This informational meeting is organized to serve as a time to share about the Title VI program, which focuses on Native American Students within the STC school district.

Topics may include:

  • Assist in oversight of educational opportunities
  • Promote educational achievement of students
  • Advocate for curricular, co-curricular and extracurricular activities
  • Help facilitate involvement of parents, as first teachers of their children.
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May
3
Fri
Guest Speaker: Dr. Michael Luick-Thrams @ Meskwaki Cultural Center & Museum
May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Guest Speaker: Dr. Michael Luick-Thrams @ Meskwaki Cultural Center & Museum

The Meskwaki Cultural Center and Museum will be hosting a guest speaker on Friday, May 3rd. Dr. Michael Luick-Thrams is visiting the United States from Germany, and has scheduled a lecture here on the Settlement. He will be discussing WW11, and specifically Prisoners of War. His presentation will cover the “Wider Context Behind Meskwaki Prisoners of War in Nazi Germany”. This lecture will begin at 7:00 pm and will last until 8:00 pm, with time for questions and remarks at the conclusion.

This event is open to the public.

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May
5
Sun
National Day of Awareness for MMIW Rally @ State of Iowa Capital Complex - West Capitol Terrace Stage
May 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
National Day of Awareness for MMIW Rally @ State of Iowa Capital Complex - West Capitol Terrace Stage

Join RISE (Resources for Indigenous Survivors and Empowerment) as they host a day of awareness for missing and murdered Indigenous Women.

On Sunday, May 5th from 1:00 – 3:00 pm at the State of Iowa Capital Complex, West Capital Terrace Stage in Des Moines, Iowa.

Wear red  and join us in solidarity as we honor the lives of missing and murdered indigenous women in Iowa. Allies Welcome!

*Rita Papakee Family Spotlight

Presenters include:

Marisa Miakonda Cummings, Omaha Tribe of Nebraska from Sioux City, Iowa

Christine Nobiss, Plains Cree/Salteaux of the Gordon First Nation and Decolonizer with Indigenous Iowa Seeding Sovereignty.

Morningstar Dance Troupe, Troupe from the Meskwaki Nation, educating and inspiring through Indigenous music, dance, songs, regalia and storytelling.

Leah Slick-Driscoll, Meskwaki Nation, Tama, Iowa

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May
6
Mon
Spring Clean-Up Week
May 6 – May 10 all-day
May
7
Tue
Seed and Transplant Giveaway @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Seed and Transplant Giveaway @ Meskwaki Tribal Center

Get seeds and transplants for your home garden! Pick up some easy to grow vegetables, herbs & flowers, courtesy of Meskwaki Food Sovereignty. Free and open to anyone. Growing information will be shared along with seeds and plants. If you can’t make it to any of the times or locations listed below, get in touch with us directly so we can try to accommodate you – 484-9504

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May
8
Wed
Seed and Transplant Giveaway @ Meskwaki Senior Services
May 8 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Seed and Transplant Giveaway @ Meskwaki Senior Services

Get seeds and transplants for your home garden! Pick up some easy to grow vegetables, herbs & flowers, courtesy of Meskwaki Food Sovereignty. Free and open to anyone. Growing information will be shared along with seeds and plants. If you can’t make it to any of the times or locations listed below, get in touch with us directly so we can try to accommodate you – 484-9504

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May
9
Thu
Canceled: Seed and Transplant Giveaway @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Canceled: Seed and Transplant Giveaway @ Meskwaki Health Clinic

Get seeds and transplants for your home garden! Pick up some easy to grow vegetables, herbs & flowers, courtesy of Meskwaki Food Sovereignty. Free and open to anyone. Growing information will be shared along with seeds and plants. If you can’t make it to any of the times or locations listed below, get in touch with us directly so we can try to accommodate you – 484-9504

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Signing Ceremony @ Tribal Chambers
May 9 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Signing Ceremony @ Tribal Chambers

On Thursday, May 9th at 11:30 a.m. FEMA will be on site for a signing ceremony.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Tribe will come together to enter into a FEMA-Tribal Agreement for the recently approved disaster declaration which was signed by the President.

This is the first time that the Tribe was able to apply for assistance directly as a sovereign entity apart from the state.

This historic signing ceremony will be held in the Tribal Chambers on Thursday, May 9th at 11:30.

All are invited.

Light refreshments will be served.

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May
15
Wed
Job Skills Worksho @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - East Conference Room
May 15 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Job Skills Worksho @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - East Conference Room

On Wednesday, May 15th Meskwaki Nation Probation Department and the Staff and Workforce Development Program will be hosting a Job Skills Workshop.

This workshop will be from 10:30 am until 2:30 pm and held in the East Conference Room in the Tribal Center.

On the agenda: application process, resume building, interviewing skills, job readiness and other fun activities!

*Lunch will be served

Call Misty to sign up as space is limited (641) 484-9300.

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Tribal Council Meeting @ Meskwaki Tribal Chambers
May 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Meskwaki Tribal Chambers

The next Tribal Council meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, May 15, 2019. It will start at 5:00 pm and be held 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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May
17
Fri
Pride Week Powwow @ Meskwaki Settlement School - West Baseball Field
May 17 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Pride Week Powwow @ Meskwaki Settlement School - West Baseball Field

Join us in honoring Meskwaki High School Class of 2019 on Friday, May 17th.

All singers and dancers are invited!

5:00 pm – Meal in the Commons

7:00 pm – Grand Entry at the West Baseball Field at MSS

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Coronavirus Relief Fund Distribution 8:30 am
Coronavirus Relief Fund Distribution
Jul 1 @ 8:30 am – Jul 3 @ 4:00 pm
Coronavirus Relief Fund Distribution
Forms need to be completed for Coronavirus emergency relief funding. Enrolled adult members can come to the tribal center to turn in or fill out their forms and pick up their check starting Tuesday June … Continue reading Coronavirus Relief Fund Distribution
PTEC Begins 8:00 am
PTEC Begins
Jul 1 @ 8:00 am
PTEC Begins
Workforce Development’s Promoting Tribal Economies Course begins.  Those signed up before the March deadline will begin their program today!
Tribal Council Meeting (Zoom) 5:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting (Zoom)
Jul 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Due to Covid19 and the safety of the participants, this will be held via Zoom. Meetings are held on a bi-weekly basis and subject to change at the discretion of the Tribal Chairperson.
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Meskwaki Nation Day Holiday – Buildings Closed / No Activities
Meskwaki Nation Day Holiday – Buildings Closed / No Activities
Jul 13 all-day
Meskwaki Nation Day Holiday - Buildings Closed / No Activities
On May 27, 1992 the Tribal Council passed a resolution marking the date of July 13th as an official Meskwaki National Holiday.  Tribal Operations including the Health Clinic, Pharmacy, Seniors, and others will be closed … Continue reading Meskwaki Nation Day Holiday – Buildings Closed / No Activities
Tribal Ops Closed
Tribal Ops Closed
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