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Nov
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Fri
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 Tribal Office on the Settlement. Your support is greatly appreciated!

During the Meskwaki Veterans Powwow at the Meskwaki High School on Saturday, November 9th there will be a donation box available to place food drive donations.

On November 21st and 22nd the Probation department, Police Department and Diabetes Program will be collecting donations from each home and tribal office, (please leave outside your door).

On November 25th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm community members may come to the Tribal Center to pick-up donations.

For more information please call (641) 484-9285.

The 4th Annual Arrest Hunger Food Drive is sponsored by: Meskwaki Nation Probation Department, Meskwaki Nation Police Department, Meskwaki Diabetes Program.

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Nov
5
Tue
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.

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Senior Services – Plaza 9 Movie w/ Lunch
Nov 5 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 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 8:00 pm in the MBCH Convention Center. The meal will be served at 5:30 pm and the Award Ceremony will begin at 6:30 pm.

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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 is less than 30% of eligible voters of the Tribe at the first Nomination Meeting, a second Nomination Meeting will be held on Wednesday, NOVEMBER 6, 2019 at 7:00 pm.

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Nov
6
Wed
Bingo @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Nov 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 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 learn during this demo:

  • Learn the process of making tagaani
  • Different preparation and cooking options – including traditional and modern methods
  • Hands on demonstrations and tasting!
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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 is less than 30% of eligible voters of the Tribe at the first Nomination Meeting, a second Nomination Meeting will be held on Wednesday, NOVEMBER 6, 2019 at 7:00 pm.

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Nov
7
Thu
Ames Shopping w/ Lunch
Nov 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Nov
8
Fri
Senior Services -Grout Museum, Waterloo
Nov 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Nov
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Sat
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 pm – Dinner (Sides Greatly appreciated!)
5:30 pm – Veterans Powwow Princess and Brave Contest
  • 10-17 years old
  • Must be a descendant of Meskwaki Veteran
6:30 pm – Grand Entry
  • Color Guard – Robert Morgan Legion Post #701
  • Head Man – Dennis Youngbear, US Army -Meskwaki
  • Head Lady – Aubry Roberts, 2018 Veterans Princess
  • Emcee – Mikona – Tyler Lasley
  • Youth Emcee – Tyrin Lasley
  • Arena Director – Jason “Jayrock” Kingbird
  • Youth Arena Director – Lincoln Kingbird
  • Host Drum – Coon Hunters
  • Youth Host Drum – The Crew
  • Sound – Bones Explicit

Contest:

  • Junior Girls Jingle Special – 3 Places, Sponsored by Aubrey Roberts, 2018 Veterans Princess
  • Veterans Men’s Combined (50 & up) – 1st Place and 2 Consolations, Sponsored by Dennis Youngbear
  • Youth Categories (Juniors & Teens) All Styles – Sponsored by Meskwaki Youth Program
  • Tiny Tots (6 & under) Must be in Regalia- Sponsored by Meskwaki Family Services

To Sponsor a Special – Please contact Jennie Wanatee at (641) 481-5360.

All Drums (Day Money) and Vendors – Contact Jennie Wanatee (641) 481-5360

Door Prizes throughout the evening – MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN

Questions? Contact Jennie Wanatee at (641) 481-5369.

Hosted in partnership: STC Native Pride Unity Club and Meskwaki Nation Youth Program

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Nov
11
Mon
Tribal Operations & MSS Closed – VETERANS DAY
Nov 11 all-day
Nov
12
Tue
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 your name, current phone number and recipe. A prize will be awarded to every submission after the cook-off!

*Please note that a healthy recipe meets these general guidelines:

  • Low to moderate in fat content
  • Low in added sugar
  • Low in sodium
  • High in vitamins, minerals and fiber

On November 15th, the Top 5 Recipe contestants will be announced. These individuals will go on to make their recipe at the cook-off. The Diabetes Program will provide all ingredients.

On November 20th, the Cook-off will be held! Cooking starts at 5:00 pm at the Tribal Center for contestants. Voting and tasting starts at 6:00 pm for the public. Come on over to eat some tasty food and to vote for your favorites! The Top 2 recipes will win additional prizes.

We hope to see you there!

See email addresses below for submissions:

  • Linda Winter Chaser, Program Coordinator, dc.mhc@meskwaki-nsn.gov
  • Megan Koehn, Registered Dietitian, rd.mhc@meskwaki-nsn.gov
  • Ashley Aylsworth, Health Educator, he3.mhc@meskwaki-nsn.gov
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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 for the remainder of the term ending on November 2021.

The Election Committee issued a notice for a Special Election to be held on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2019 in the Tribal Gymnasium at the Sac and Fox Tribal Center on the Meskwaki Settlement from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Upon written request, absentee ballots will be made available tot hose who are temporarily living away from the Meskwaki Settlement as defined by the Title 8 (Elections Article II, Section 8-2103 (b). Requests for an absentee ballot can be made via the following:

  1. Faxed to: Sac and Fox Tribal Offices, Fax number (641) 484-5424 Attn: Election Committee
  2. Mailed to: Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa Attn: Election Committee, 349 Meskwaki Rd, Tama IA 52339.
  3. Email: el.committee@meskwaki-nsn.gov

All absentee ballot requests by mail must be postmarked by Monday, October 28, 2019. All requests by fax or email must be received by Monday, October 28, 2019.

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 is less than 30% of eligible voters of the Tribe at the first Nomination Meeting, a second Nomination Meeting will be held on Wednesday, NOVEMBER 6, 2019 at 7:00 pm.

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Guest Speaker – Megan Koehn, Register Dietitian @ Senior Services
Nov 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Elder’s Committee Meeting @ Senior Services
Nov 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Nov
13
Wed
Darts @ Senior Services
Nov 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Nov
15
Fri
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 your name, current phone number and recipe. A prize will be awarded to every submission after the cook-off!

*Please note that a healthy recipe meets these general guidelines:

  • Low to moderate in fat content
  • Low in added sugar
  • Low in sodium
  • High in vitamins, minerals and fiber

On November 15th, the Top 5 Recipe contestants will be announced. These individuals will go on to make their recipe at the cook-off. The Diabetes Program will provide all ingredients.

On November 20th, the Cook-off will be held! Cooking starts at 5:00 pm at the Tribal Center for contestants. Voting and tasting starts at 6:00 pm for the public. Come on over to eat some tasty food and to vote for your favorites! The Top 2 recipes will win additional prizes.

We hope to see you there!

See email addresses below for submissions:

  • Linda Winter Chaser, Program Coordinator, dc.mhc@meskwaki-nsn.gov
  • Megan Koehn, Registered Dietitian, rd.mhc@meskwaki-nsn.gov
  • Ashley Aylsworth, Health Educator, he3.mhc@meskwaki-nsn.gov
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Boone Railroad Trip w/ Lunch
Nov 15 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Nov
18
Mon
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.

 

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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 impact your life, and help you manage diabetes.

If you would like to sign up or have any questions, please call the Health Clinic at (641) 484-4094 and ask for Megan.

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Nov
19
Tue
Altoona Movie w/ Lunch
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Nov
20
Wed
Bingo @ Senior Services
Nov 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 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 both traditional and modern cooking methods. Find out more information at our upcoming meeting on Wednesday, November 20th.

This Informational Meeting will be on Wed., Nov. 20th starting at 5:00 pm in the Tribal Center Snack Bar. Light refreshments will be served. If you are interested but unable to attend please call us at (641) 484-9584.

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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 your name, current phone number and recipe. A prize will be awarded to every submission after the cook-off!

*Please note that a healthy recipe meets these general guidelines:

  • Low to moderate in fat content
  • Low in added sugar
  • Low in sodium
  • High in vitamins, minerals and fiber

On November 15th, the Top 5 Recipe contestants will be announced. These individuals will go on to make their recipe at the cook-off. The Diabetes Program will provide all ingredients.

On November 20th, the Cook-off will be held! Cooking starts at 5:00 pm at the Tribal Center for contestants. Voting and tasting starts at 6:00 pm for the public. Come on over to eat some tasty food and to vote for your favorites! The Top 2 recipes will win additional prizes.

We hope to see you there!

See email addresses below for submissions:

  • Linda Winter Chaser, Program Coordinator, dc.mhc@meskwaki-nsn.gov
  • Megan Koehn, Registered Dietitian, rd.mhc@meskwaki-nsn.gov
  • Ashley Aylsworth, Health Educator, he3.mhc@meskwaki-nsn.gov
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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 … Continue reading Temporary Closure Meskwaki Casino
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
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 20th.  However, the elementary and middle/high schools will be open this Wednesday, March 18th from … Continue reading Temporary Closure Settlement School
Grab-N-Go School Lunch Pick-Up 11:00 am
Grab-N-Go School Lunch Pick-Up
Apr 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Grab-N-Go School Lunch Pick-Up
Lunch can be picked up at the elementary main entrance on weekdays .(Monday-Friday) from 11 am – 12 pm. There is NO need to sign up ahead of time, but please know meals CAN ONLY … Continue reading Grab-N-Go School Lunch Pick-Up
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Grab-N-Go School Lunch Pick-Up 11:00 am
Grab-N-Go School Lunch Pick-Up
Apr 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Grab-N-Go School Lunch Pick-Up
Lunch can be picked up at the elementary main entrance on weekdays .(Monday-Friday) from 11 am – 12 pm. There is NO need to sign up ahead of time, but please know meals CAN ONLY … Continue reading Grab-N-Go School Lunch Pick-Up
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Grab-N-Go School Lunch Pick-Up 11:00 am
Grab-N-Go School Lunch Pick-Up
Apr 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Grab-N-Go School Lunch Pick-Up
Lunch can be picked up at the elementary main entrance on weekdays .(Monday-Friday) from 11 am – 12 pm. There is NO need to sign up ahead of time, but please know meals CAN ONLY … Continue reading Grab-N-Go School Lunch Pick-Up
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POSTPONED – Spring Into Health Fair 9:00 am
POSTPONED – Spring Into Health Fair @ MBCH Convention Center
Apr 16 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
POSTPONED - Spring Into Health Fair @ MBCH Convention Center
In light of recent Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines and recommendation on events and mass gatherings, the Meskwaki Spring Into Health Fair will be postponed to a later date. Details will be forthcoming and … Continue reading POSTPONED – Spring Into Health Fair
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Grab-N-Go School Lunch Pick-Up 11:00 am
Grab-N-Go School Lunch Pick-Up
Apr 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Grab-N-Go School Lunch Pick-Up
Lunch can be picked up at the elementary main entrance on weekdays .(Monday-Friday) from 11 am – 12 pm. There is NO need to sign up ahead of time, but please know meals CAN ONLY … Continue reading Grab-N-Go School Lunch Pick-Up
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Grab-N-Go School Lunch Pick-Up 11:00 am
Grab-N-Go School Lunch Pick-Up
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Grab-N-Go School Lunch Pick-Up
Lunch can be picked up at the elementary main entrance on weekdays .(Monday-Friday) from 11 am – 12 pm. There is NO need to sign up ahead of time, but please know meals CAN ONLY … Continue reading Grab-N-Go School Lunch Pick-Up
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Grab-N-Go School Lunch Pick-Up 11:00 am
Grab-N-Go School Lunch Pick-Up
Apr 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Grab-N-Go School Lunch Pick-Up
Lunch can be picked up at the elementary main entrance on weekdays .(Monday-Friday) from 11 am – 12 pm. There is NO need to sign up ahead of time, but please know meals CAN ONLY … Continue reading Grab-N-Go School Lunch Pick-Up
Canceled – MSS Fine Arts Night 5:00 pm
Canceled – MSS Fine Arts Night @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Apr 29 @ 5:00 pm
 
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Grab-N-Go School Lunch Pick-Up 11:00 am
Grab-N-Go School Lunch Pick-Up
Apr 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Grab-N-Go School Lunch Pick-Up
Lunch can be picked up at the elementary main entrance on weekdays .(Monday-Friday) from 11 am – 12 pm. There is NO need to sign up ahead of time, but please know meals CAN ONLY … Continue reading Grab-N-Go School Lunch Pick-Up