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Jan
31
Thu
Middle School Night
Jan 31 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Middle School Night
Movie at Plaza 9 Theaters
“The Kid Who Would Be King” PG
7:00-9:00 pm
 
Leaving the Tribal Center at 6:30 pm.
Returning at 9:20 pm.
Make sure to dress warm!
 
Admission and snack pack paid for by MYP. Middle School student will need MYP packet on file. Kay will have MYP packets available to fill out.
 
For questions, call K. Waseskuk (641) 484-5369
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Feb
7
Thu
MYP Middle School Night
Feb 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
MYP Middle School Night

MYP Middle School Night

Thursday, February 7th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Tribal Center Snack Bar

Guest speaker Megan Koehn, Dietitian

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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
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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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
22
Fri
Meskwaki Youth 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gym
Mar 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Meskwaki Youth 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gym

Meskwaki Youth Development Program will be hosting a Youth 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament on Friday, March 22nd.

The tournament is for boys and girls in 3rd to 12th grade and will take place at the Tribal Center Gym.

There is a $5.00 entry fee per team.

Contact Info: Meskwaki Youth Development Program, 1496 Hwy 30 Suite 500, Tama IA 52339. (641) 484-5369. youthassist1.myp@meskwaki-nsn.gov

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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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May
23
Thu
MSS Elementary Track & Field Meet @ Meskwaki Settlement School
May 23 all-day
Jun
21
Fri
Postponed -Summer Solstice Festival @ Red Earth Gardens
Jun 21 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Postponed -Summer Solstice Festival @ Red Earth Gardens

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Summer Solstice Festival has been postponed to a later date.  New information coming soon!

Please join us for an evening full of activities and celebration at Red Earth Gardens for our Summer Solstice Festival on Friday, June 21st!

Events begin at 4:00 pm.

Fun Run/Walk and Youth Races at 5:30 pm.  *If raining, the run/walk will be cancelled.

Traditional Meal will be served following the fun run/walk.

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Jul
10
Wed
Summer Solstice Milkweed Festival @ Red Earth Gardens
Jul 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
Summer Solstice Milkweed Festival @ Red Earth Gardens | Tama | Iowa | United States

Join us for the Summer Solstice Milkweed Festival on Wednesday, July 10th from 10:00 am – 1:30 pm.

Fun Walk/Run around Red Earth Gardens – Registration starts at 10:00 am, Walk/Run at 10:30 am.

Noon Meal – featuring milkweed and other foraged foods, corn, beans, squash, frybread, bison and walleye.

For the Kids: Door Prizes, bouncy houses, and participation/placement ribbons for the walk/run!

Door Prizes: Including 2 special drawings for those who bring complete dish-kits.

Participation t-shirts for youth and adults.

Red Earth Gardens is located at 1401 305th Street, Tama IA (Behind the Casino, South of the RV Park).

Event sponsored by Red Earth Gardens, Meskwaki Ag & Food Sovereignty Initiative, Meskwaki Diabetes Program, Meskwaki Youth Program.

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Jul
13
Sat
Meskwaki Nation Day Events @ Tribal Center
Jul 13 @ 8:30 am – 6:30 pm
Meskwaki Nation Day Events @ Tribal Center

Meskwaki Nation Day is on Saturday, July 13, 2019. All events will be held at the Meskwaki Tribal Center:

  • Fun Run/Walk
    • 8:30 am – Registration (tshirts)
    • 9:00 am – Start
    • Refreshments provided after. Sponsored by Meskwaki Health Clinic and MADAC
  • Flag Raising
    • 10:00 am
  • 4×4 Adult Volleyball Tournament
    • 10:00 am – Registration with Quincy
    • 11:00 am – Tribal Center Gym
  • Bags Tournament
    • 10:00 am – Registration with Joni
    • 11:00 am – South Side of Tribal Center
  • 3×3 Youth Basketball Tournament
    • 8:30 am – Registration with Tashina
    • 10:15 am – Outside Courts
  • Lunch
    • 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
  • Supper
    • 4:00 pm  – 6:00 pm
    • Sponsored by Meskwaki Agriculture and Food Sovereignty
    • 5:00 pm – Presentation by MSS Geography Club: Europe Experience
  • Bone Dice
    • 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Moccasin Game
    • 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Evening door prizes – must be present to win!

-Tribe will not be held responsible for any accidents or incidents.

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Meskwaki Nation Day Powwow @ Meskwaki Tribal Center Gym
Jul 13 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Meskwaki Nation Day Powwow @ Meskwaki Tribal Center Gym

Meskwaki Nation Day Powwow

July 13, 2019 at the Tribal Center Gym

6:00 pm – Grand Entry

Head Staff:

Head Man: Sean Keahna, Jr.

Head Woman: Delonda Pushetonequa

AD: David “Odie” OldBear

Specials:

  • Tiny Tots – Sponsored by Meskwaki Family Services
  • Jr Girls (7-12) Traditional, Fancy, Jingle – Sponsored by Meskwaki Youth Program
  • Teen Girls (13-17) Traditional, Fancy, Jingle – Sponsored by Meskwaki Youth Program
  • Jr Boys (7-12) Traditional, Fancy, Grass – Sponsored by Meskwaki Youth Program
  • Teen Boys (13-17) Traditional, Fancy, Grass – Sponsored by Meskwaki Youth Program
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Jul
23
Tue
Youth Focus Group Discussion @ Meskwaki Tribal Center Gym
Jul 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Youth Focus Group Discussion @ Meskwaki Tribal Center Gym

Meskwaki Youth ages 10-18 we want to hear your views and opinions.

Join us on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at the Meskwaki Tribal Gym to discuss the Meskwaki Nation Recreation Center.

Discussion will be from 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm. Pizza and drinks will also be served.

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Sep
28
Sat
MYP Lacrosse Camp @ MSS Football Field
Sep 28 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
MYP Lacrosse Camp @ MSS Football Field

The Meskwaki Youth Program along with co-hosts: University of Iowa Lacrosse Team, and the IA Mavericks Girls Lacrosse Coaches Clinic will be sponsoring a Lacrosse Camp to be held on Saturday, September 28th.

This Lacrosse Camp will be held on September 28th, from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm for Boys and Girls in Grades 3rd – 6th at the Meskwaki Settlement School Football Field (1610 305th Street, Tama, IA 52339).

The cost for this camp is $10 per child – cost includes T-shirt and snack.

Onsite Registration and Drop off at MSS at 1:45pm

OR online at ,https://forms.gle/uEJPgb5qEB8JRCyB7,

For more information or questions, contact Meskwaki Youth Program at (641) 484-5369.

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Oct
18
Fri
Veterans Powwow Princess and Brave Contest Deadline
Oct 18 all-day
Veterans Powwow Princess and Brave Contest Deadline

Meskwaki Youth Program is proud to announce the Veterans Day Powwow Princess and Brave Contest!

Applications are now being accepted for the Princess and Brave contest. The application and picture deadline is October 18, 2019. Applicants must be from 10-17 years of age, and a descendant of a Meskwaki Veteran. You can apply online at > , https://forms.gle/Li71Sgxcf2CrN4Zf6 .

For questions please contact MYP at (641) 484-5369.

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Oct
21
Mon
No MAP @ MSS
Oct 21 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Oct
22
Tue
No MAP @ MSS
Oct 22 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Oct
24
Thu
No MAP @ MSS
Oct 24 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Oct
30
Wed
Meskwaki Trick or Treat Night @ Meskwaki Settlement
Oct 30 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Meskwaki Trick or Treat Night @ Meskwaki Settlement

The Tribal Council of the Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa is please to announce Meskwaki Trick or Treat Night on Wednesday, October 30 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm.

Turn your porch lights on to invite all the little Meskwaki ghosts and ghouls!

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Nov
5
Tue
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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Nov
9
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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