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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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Sewing/Beading Crafts @ Meskwaki Culture Museum
May 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sewing/Beading Crafts @ Meskwaki Culture Museum | Tama | Iowa | United States

The museum will be open every Tuesday night for sewing/beading so people who want to work on their regalia or projects may do so.

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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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Bingo @ Meskwaki Senior Services
May 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
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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Blood Pressure / Sugar Check @ Meskwaki Senior Services
May 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
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
10
Fri
Canceled: Plaza 9 Movie
May 10 @ 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm
May
14
Tue
Sewing/Beading Crafts @ Meskwaki Culture Museum
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sewing/Beading Crafts @ Meskwaki Culture Museum | Tama | Iowa | United States

The museum will be open every Tuesday night for sewing/beading so people who want to work on their regalia or projects may do so.

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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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Bean Bags @ Meskwaki Senior Services
May 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
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
Plaza 9 Movie
May 17 @ 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm
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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May
19
Sun
Meskwaki Settlement School Graduation @ Meskwaki Settlement School
May 19 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
May
21
Tue
Sewing/Beading Crafts @ Meskwaki Culture Museum
May 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sewing/Beading Crafts @ Meskwaki Culture Museum | Tama | Iowa | United States

The museum will be open every Tuesday night for sewing/beading so people who want to work on their regalia or projects may do so.

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Nomination Meeting @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
May 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nomination Meeting @ Meskwaki Tribal Center

On April 8, 2019, the Tribal Council issued an Order for Special Election due to a resignation of a Tribal Council member, Harvey Davenport, Jr. The Special Election will fill one vacancy for the remainder of the term ending on November 2021.

On May 3, 2019, the Election Committee issued a notice for a Special Election to be held on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 in the Tribal Gymnasium at the Sac and Fox Tribal Center on the Meskwaki Settlement from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Upon written request, absentee ballots will be made available to those 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

  1. Mailed to: Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa

Attn: Election Committee

349 Meskwaki Rd.

Tama, IA  52339

  1. Email: committee@meskwaki-nsn.gov

All absentee ballot requests by mail must be postmarked by Monday, May 13, 2019.

All requests by fax or e-mail must be received by Monday, May 13, 2019.

Notice of nomination meeting

A Nomination Meeting will be held on May 21, 2019 in the gymnasium at the Sac & Fox Tribal Center on the Meskwaki Settlement at 7:00 p.m.

If the attendance is less than 30% of eligible voters of the Tribe at the first Nomination Meeting, a second Nomination will be held Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 7 pm.

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May
22
Wed
Bingo @ Meskwaki Senior Services
May 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
May
23
Thu
MSS Elementary Track & Field Meet @ Meskwaki Settlement School
May 23 all-day
Birthday Meal @ Meskwaki Senior Services
May 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Blood Pressure / Sugar Check @ Meskwaki Senior Services
May 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
General Meeting @ MBCH Convention Center
May 23 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
General Meeting @ MBCH Convention Center

Tribal Council has scheduled a General Meeting to take place on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at the MBCH Convention Center.

Agenda:

5:00 pm – Dinner served in the Meskwaki Veterans Convention Center.

6:00 pm – Meeting

  1. Welcome – Anthony Waseskuk, Chairman
  2. General Updates – Tribal Council
  3. Meskwaki Natural Resources – Jarrett Pfrimmer, Director
  4. Meskwaki Nation Child Support Services – Allison Lasley, Director
  5. Meskwaki Family Services – Mylene Wanatee, Director
  6. Health – Rudy Papakee, Director
  7. Question / Comment Period

*Anyone currently banned from the casino must request a temporary waiver of their ban by writing a letter to:

Sac and Fox Gaming Commission, 1504 305th St., Tama, IA, 52339

The Gaming Commission must receive requests no later than May 13th. Letter may be handwritten or you may pick up and sign a pre-filled letter at the Tribal Center Front Desk.

**Personnel matters will not be discussed during a public forum.

***Enrolled Tribal Members are encouraged to attend.

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May
24
Fri
MSS Pre-K Graduation @ Meskwaki Settlement School
May 24 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Have your child bring their two-piece dress or shirt to change in to for graduation at 2:30 pm at the Meskwaki Settlement School.

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May
25
Sat
Graduation Powwow – Save The Date! @ Meskwaki Settlement School
May 25 @ 1:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Graduation Powwow - Save The Date! @ Meskwaki Settlement School

SATURDAY, MAY 25, 2019

1:00 PM – Grand Entry

4:00 PM – Meskwaki Games – Men’s Moccasin Games & Women’s Bone Dice

5:00 PM – Dinner – Bring a side dish to share

7:00 PM – Grand Entry (Grads must participate in GE to receive quilt on stage)

7:45 PM – Quilt Presentation

HEAD STAFF:
MC: Tracie Kapayou & Danielle Seymour
AD: Jerod Pushetonequa & Odie OldBear
Host Drum: Coon Hunters
Head Man: Keith Keahna
Head Woman: Enriqueta Wanatee-Diego

SPECIALS:
Tiny Tots (0-6 Years Old & must be in regalia) Sponsored by Kallie Roberts and Family

Spot Dances (Intertribals) Sponsored by Marybelle Armajo and Family

Giveaway and Stop Dance Special – Honoring all adopted foster care children. Sponsored by Vaughn Miller and Family

Men’s Woodland Special (18+) Sponsored by Jovani Victor and Family.

Women’s Jingle Old Style vs Contemp Style – Sponsored by Tyra Joy and Family

Women’s Traditional Applique’ – Sponsored by Marley Whitefish and Family

Men’s Grass Dance (18+) – Honoring Zachary OldBear, Zane OldBear & Danan Kapayou. Sponsored by Tracie Kapayou and Family

Stylin’ Footwork Special – Honoring the Late Myron Isaac Wanatee Sr. and Carmen Marlene (Lasley) Wanatee. Sponsored by Enriqueta Carmen Wanatee-Diego and Family.

Men’s Moccasin Games and Women’s Bone Dice – Sponsored by Meskwaki Higher Education

*Calling all drums, dancers and singers/singing groups to celebrate with our graduates! EVERYONE WELCOME!

If you can’t join us for the evening, check out our livestreaming of the event on www.meskwaki.org!

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10:00 am Seed and Transplant Giveaway @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Seed and Transplant Giveaway @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Seed and Transplant Giveaway @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
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