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Dec
23
Mon
MHEP College Panel Livestream @ Meskwaki Higher Education Program
Dec 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
MHEP College Panel Livestream @ Meskwaki Higher Education Program | Tama | Iowa | United States

Click here to watch the livestream: https://livestream.com/meskwakination/collegepanel

Join us for a LIVE panel discussion about the college experience with MSS Warrior alumni who are currently attending college.

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Christmas Bingo @ Meskwaki Seniors Center
Dec 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Senior’s Christmas Party & Gift Exchange @ Meskwaki Seniors Center
Dec 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Dec
24
Tue
MSS Winter Break – CLOSED @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Dec 24 2019 – Jan 3 2020 all-day
Nicole’s Farewell Party @ Health Clinic Conference Room
Dec 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Nicole's Farewell Party @ Health Clinic Conference Room

Please join us on Tuesday, December 24th to wish Nicole Peterson (Meskwaki Health Clinic) Farewell as she begins a new chapter!

Tuesday, December 24th from 12:00 to 1:00 pm in the Conference Room at the Health Clinic. Cake and ice cream will be provided. We hope to see you there!

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Tribal Operations – Closing at 12pm
Dec 24 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Dec
25
Wed
Tribal Operations Closed – Christmas Holiday
Dec 25 all-day
Dec
27
Fri
Coat & Boot Giveaway @ Tribal Center Snack Bar
Dec 27 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Coat & Boot Giveaway @ Tribal Center Snack Bar

Join us on Friday, December 27th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm in the Tribal Center Snack Bar for a Coat and Boot Giveaway! This event is open to the community for children in need.

The coats and boots available were donated by Tribal Operations Staff during their Employee Holiday Party held on December 13th.

Available Boys Boots Sizes: 13 (2), 12 (2), 10 (2), 9 (1)

Available Girls Boots Sizes: 2 (2), 4 (3), 6 (1), 7 (1), 9 (1), 10 (1), 11 (5)

Available Boys Coats Sizes: 3T (1), 4T (2), 5T (5), Youth Small (1), S 6/7 (1), S 8 (1), M (1), M 10/12 (1), XL 14/16 (1)

Available Girls Coats Sizes: 3T (1), 4T (1), 5T (3), XS 4/5 (2), S 7/8 (1), M 7/8 (1), 8/10 (1), M 10/12 (1), LG 10/12 (1), Women’s M (1)

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Dec
31
Tue
Medicare Reimbursement Check Distribution @ Meskwaki Seniors Center
Dec 31 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Senior’s New Year’s Eve Party @ Meskwaki Seniors Center
Dec 31 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
New Year’s Eve Sobriety Powwow @ MSS High School Gym
Dec 31 @ 6:00 pm – 12:30 am
New Year's Eve Sobriety Powwow @ MSS High School Gym | Tama | Iowa | United States

2020 Meskwaki Nation New Year’s Eve Sobriety Powwow

December 31st, 6:00 pm Grand Entry At Meskwaki Settlement High School Gym

T-shirts while supplies last!

Head Staff:

MC – Matt Bear

MC – Bessie Scott

AD – Odie Old Bear

AD – Taurice Grant

Head Man – Drayton Roberts

Head Woman – Lauren Keahna

Contests & Specials:

Tiny Tots sponsored by Meskwaki Family Services

Junior & Teens sponsored by Meskwaki Youth Program

Juniors: 1st: $50, 2nd: $40, 3rd: $30, 4th: $20

Teens: 1st: $100, 2nd: $90, 3rd: $80, 4th $70

Adults (ages 18-54)

Golden Age (ages 55+)

Head Man Special (ages 16+) Men’s Woodland Style 1st: $400 & Gift Bag, 2nd: $300, 3rd: $200

DOOR PRIZES (must be present to win) Adult Grand Door Prize – Set of 4 tires, Youth Grand Door Prize – Trampoline & Gift Card

Midnight Snack – Sandwiches, chips and cookies

Drug and alcohol free event

Sponsored by the Meskwaki Health Clinic

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Jan
1
Wed
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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Jan
2
Thu
Bernie Sanders Town Hall Meeting @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Jan 2 @ 1:00 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 pm in the Elementary Gym. – Sponsored by Meskwaki Natural Resources Fish and Wildlife Branch.

Meal will be served at 5:00 pm in the Commons.

Join us for our 2nd annual community meal celebrating seasonal foods and the hunters whose skills provide wild game. Our seasonal meal will feature a variety of wild game dishes, including some local favorites.

To help us reduce our reliance on single use paper and plastic, we ask attendees to bring their own reusable plates and utensils.

Hosted by Meskwaki Food Sovereignty Initiative.

 

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Jan
6
Mon
SettFit Challenge Weigh-Ins @ Wellness Center
Jan 6 – Jan 9 all-day
Jan
7
Tue
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 Meat Distribution Enrolled Members will receive 5lbs of buffalo meat! Also, you can receive one extra pound of ground meat if you bring a reusable bag! There will be ground, stew and roasts available.

Specialty parts available at South Farm include: kidney, liver, heart tongue and you can sign up for hides and skulls too!

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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 Health Clinic. A FREE lunch will be provided at each Lunch and Learn!

Dates:

December 3, 2019 – Time for Me: Understanding Well-being

December 10, 2019 – Building Strong Relationships

December 17, 2019 – Managing Your Money

January 7, 2020 – Enjoying Good Health and Energy

To sign up, please call (641) 484-4094 and ask to speak with Megan, Ashley or Linda.

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Plaza 9 Movie (PM Showing) @ Seniors Center
Jan 7 @ 12:00 pm – 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 Meat Distribution Enrolled Members will receive 5lbs of buffalo meat! Also, you can receive one extra pound of ground meat if you bring a reusable bag! There will be ground, stew and roasts available.

Specialty parts available at South Farm include: kidney, liver, heart tongue and you can sign up for hides and skulls too!

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Jan
8
Wed
Bingo @ Seniors Center
Jan 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 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 encouraged to attend.

**Meeting dates/times are subject to change at the discretion of the Tribal Chairman.

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Jan
9
Thu
Guest Speaker: Cait Silveira, MADAC Interim Director @ Seniors Center
Jan 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Jan
10
Fri
Craft Day @ Seniors Center
Jan 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Jan
13
Mon
30-Minute Working w/ Jason Jefferson @ Seniors Center
Jan 13 @ 11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Jan
14
Tue
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 Health Clinic. A FREE lunch will be provided at each Lunch and Learn!

Dates:

December 3, 2019 – Time for Me: Understanding Well-being

December 10, 2019 – Building Strong Relationships

December 17, 2019 – Managing Your Money

January 7, 2020 – Enjoying Good Health and Energy

To sign up, please call (641) 484-4094 and ask to speak with Megan, Ashley or Linda.

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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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Grab-N-Go School Lunch Pick-Up 11:00 am
Grab-N-Go School Lunch Pick-Up
Mar 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
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Grab-N-Go School Lunch Pick-Up 11:00 am
Grab-N-Go School Lunch Pick-Up
Mar 31 @ 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
Tribal Council Meeting 5:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ by telephone
Mar 31 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ by telephone
Tribal Council has called a meeting to be held on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 5:00 pm by telephone.  (Changed from the 25th). Please note: Attendance is limited to Tribal Council Members and essential staff … Continue reading Tribal Council Meeting