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Tribal Membership Audit @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Aug 16 – Sep 30 all-day
Tribal Membership Audit @ Meskwaki Tribal Center

At a regular meeting conducted on August 14, 2019, Tribal Council voted and approved to extend the Membership Audit to September 30, 2019.

AUDITS MAY BE COMPLETED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 30, 2019.

**Required documents to complete audit: Picture ID such as: Current State-issued ID, Current Tribal ID, Passport ID AND original Social Security Card.

**Documents needed for children: Original birth certificate and Original Social Security Card.

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Aug
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Diabetes Program: Cooking Demo @ Meskwaki Health Clinic - Kitchen
Aug 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Tribal Chambers
Aug 28 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Tribal Chambers

The next Tribal Council Meeting has been scheduled to be held on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 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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Aug
29
Thu
Blood Pressure / Sugar Check @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Aug 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
August Birthday Meal @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Aug 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Aug
30
Fri
Tribal Ops Closed 10:30am-1:00pm for Labor Day Employee Cookout @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Aug 30 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Tribal Ops Closed 10:30am-1:00pm for Labor Day Employee Cookout @ Meskwaki Tribal Center

On Friday, August 30th Tribal Operations, including the Meskwaki Health Clinic and Pharmacy, will be closed from 10:30 am until 1:00 pm for the Labor Day Employee Cookout.

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Sep
2
Mon
Tribal Operations & MSS School Closed – LABOR DAY
Sep 2 all-day
Tribal Operations & MSS School Closed - LABOR DAY

In observance of Labor Day, Tribal Operations including the Meskwaki Health Clinic and Pharmacy will be closed on Monday, September 2nd.

Offices will re-open for regularly scheduled hours on Tuesday, September 3rd.

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Sep
4
Wed
Cooking Demo @ Meskwaki Health Clinic Kitchen
Sep 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Cooking Demo @ Meskwaki Health Clinic Kitchen

Diabetes Program Presents a Cooking Demo featuring Breakfast Recipes!

Join us on Wednesday, September 4th in the Meskwaki Health Clinic Kitchen at Noon to learn how to prepare and make quick, easy and on the go breakfast recipes!

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Bingo @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Sep 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Sep
5
Thu
Blood Pressure / Sugar Check @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Sep 5 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sep
9
Mon
Bean Bags @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Sep 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
5th Annual Koko & Medo Celebration @ Meskwaki Tribal Center Gym
Sep 9 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
5th Annual Koko & Medo Celebration @ Meskwaki Tribal Center Gym
KE KO KO ME SE NA NA KI   kaoni  KE ME DO E NA NA KO

Join us on Monday, September 9th at the Meskwaki Tribal Center Gym!

5:00 pm Sign in and Sign Ups and Traditional Meal will be served. (**Long-sleeved shirts while supplies last**)

  • Present honorary gifts to Eldest of the Tribe
  • Tokan/Kisko importance presentation
  • Traditional dancing and singing and photo area – traditional attire encouraged
  • Door prizes and Elder gifts giveaway
  • Bone Dice for Women and Girls – 200 coin ($0.01) buy-in
  • Moccasin Game for Men and Boys – Winner takes-all
  • Meskwaki word/language challenge for adults
  • MNPD Senior Welfare Program booth and Meskwaki Elders Circle booth will be set up

Event sponsored by: Meskwaki Senior Services, Meskwaki Language Preservation, Meskwaki Youth Program, MNPD, Meskwaki Nation Child Support Services, Meskwaki Elders Circle, Meskwaki Higher Education, Meskwaki Historic Preservation

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Sep
10
Tue
Elder’s Committee Meeting @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Sep 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Sep
11
Wed
MSS 12:30 pm Early Dismissal @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Sep 11 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Sep
12
Thu
Guest speaker: Social Security Representative @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Sep 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Sep
13
Fri
Green Corn Festival @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Sep 13 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Green Corn Festival @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds

The Green Corn Festival is our FALL seasonal meal, taking the place of the former Fall Harvest Celebration. It will take place on Friday, September 13 at the PowWow Grounds. Seasonal meal will be served at 5:00 pm, with dances and other activities to follow. We will be raffling off a variety of door prizes. This is a family friendly event, free and open to EVERYONE.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own reusable dish kits – a reusable plate and bowl, cup, spoon and fork, and  reusable bag to carry everything in. You may also want to bring a cloth napkin and extra containers to bring home leftovers. Everyone who brings a complete dish kit will be able to enter to win EITHER an electric flour mill OR a Bass Pro Shop gift card, both valued at $250. These exclusive raffles will only be open to those who bring reusable dishes. Help us use fewer single use paper and plastic products at our community meals!

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Sep
16
Mon
MSS Homecoming Week @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Sep 16 – Sep 21 all-day
Darts @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Sep 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Community Meeting – Rec Center Community Presentation @ Meskwaki Tribal Center Gym
Sep 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Community Meeting - Rec Center Community Presentation @ Meskwaki Tribal Center Gym

Join us for the Recreation Center Community Presentation on Monday, September 16th at the Meskwaki Tribal Center Gym!

The meeting will begin at 5:30 pm with a meal and following dinner the presentation will begin at 6:00 pm.

**Door Prizes for those in attendance!

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Sep
18
Wed
Bingo @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Sep 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Sep 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sep
19
Thu
MADAC Recovery Fun Run & Walk @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
Sep 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
MADAC Recovery Fun Run & Walk @ Meskwaki Health Clinic

Join MADAC as they host a Recovery Fun Run and Walk on September 19th in honor of National Recovery Month!

This Fun Run/Walk will be held at the Meskwaki Health Clinic. Registration at 5:00 pm, and the Run/Walk begins at 5:30 pm!

*All participants will receive special incentives.

Route: Start and Finish at the Clinic – Clinic to the Casino stop sign and back. Seniors may walk at their own discretion.

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Sep
20
Fri
Hemp Department Logo Contest Due Date
Sep 20 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Hemp Department Logo Contest Due Date

Meskwaki Nation Hemp Department is having a Logo Contest! Artists needed to help the Hemp Department design its new logo.

Submit your design idea to hd.exec@meskwaki-nsn.gov by Friday, September 20th at 4:30 pm. Winner to be chosen and announced on September 25th.

For questions, contact the Hemp Department at (641) 484-4678.

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MHE Office Closed 8am-9am
Sep 20 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
MHE Office Closed 8am-9am

MHE Offices closed from 8am – 9am

 

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Meskwaki Settlement School Homecoming Coronation @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Sep 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Meskwaki Settlement School Homecoming Coronation @ Meskwaki Settlement School | Tama | Iowa | United States

Help us celebrate Meskwaki Settlement School’s Homecoming week by watching the 2019 Homecoming Court’s Coronation. We’ll be streaming LIVE at 10 AM on Friday, September 20th from the school. Who will be crowned King and Queen? Watch it live here:

https://livestream.com/meskwakination/msscoronation

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Temporary Closure Meskwaki Casino
Temporary Closure Meskwaki Casino
Mar 17 – Jun 30 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 … Continue reading Temporary Closure Meskwaki Casino
Temporary Closure Tribal Operations
Temporary Closure Tribal Operations
Mar 18 – Jun 15 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
Temporary Closure Settlement School
Temporary Closure Settlement School
Mar 23 – May 27 all-day
Temporary Closure Settlement School
Meskwaki Settlement School Starting Thursday, March 19th the Meskwaki Settlement School, including offices, will be closed.   However, the elementary and middle/high schools will be open this Wednesday, March 18th from 2-6pm to allow students … Continue reading Temporary Closure Settlement School
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Canceled Tribal Council Meeting 5:00 pm
Canceled Tribal Council Meeting
May 13 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Canceled Tribal Council Meeting
The Tribal Council meeting scheduled via Zoom has been canceled.  A rescheduled date will be announced soon.
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MSS Graduation 2:00 pm
MSS Graduation @ Meskwaki Settlement School
May 17 @ 2:00 pm
 
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Postponed – Tribal Council Meeting 5:00 pm
Postponed – Tribal Council Meeting
May 20 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Postponed - Tribal Council Meeting
The Tribal Council Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, May 20th has been postponed. A reschedule date will be announced soon.  
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Tribal Council Meeting 5:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting
May 28 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Tribal Council Meeting
Tribal Council Meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday, May 28th at 5 PM. Due to COVID-19 the meeting will be held via Zoom.
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