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Community Calendar

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May
23
Thu
MSS Elementary Track & Field Meet @ Meskwaki Settlement School
May 23 all-day
May
29
Wed
Bean Bags @ Meskwaki Senior Services
May 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
May
31
Fri
MBCH Senior Cookout @ Meskwaki Senior Services
May 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Jun
4
Tue
Marshalltown Plaza 9 Movie
Jun 4 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Jun
5
Wed
Bean Bags @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Jun 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Jun
12
Wed
Bingo @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Jun 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Jun
13
Thu
Blood Pressure / Sugar Check @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Jun 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Jun
14
Fri
ISU Reiman Gardens
Jun 14 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Jun
18
Tue
Marshalltown Plaza 9 Movie
Jun 18 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Jun
19
Wed
Bean Bags @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Jun 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Jun
20
Thu
Seniors Guest Speaker: Ashley Aylsworth
Jun 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Jun
21
Fri
Seniors Trip: Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad
Jun 21 @ 11:30 am – 4:00 pm
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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Jun
27
Thu
Blood Pressure / Sugar Check @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Jun 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
June Birthday Meal @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Jun 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Elders Night Out @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gym
Jun 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Elders Night Out @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gym

Family Fun Night Committee Presents: Elders Night Out!

A night of fun and games for the whole family! Come play Bingo, Bags and Bone Dice.

Community members are encouraged to bring Elders so they can participate in the fun too! June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month – Engaging Elders in community activities is a great way to make an impact to prevent and address Elder Abuse.

Thursday, June 27th at the Tribal Center Gym

Dinner at 5:00 pm

Games from 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Prizes for winners of rounds of Bingo. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in the Bags Tournament and Bone Dice!

If you are an Elder and in need of transportation, please call Nicole Lepley at (641) 484-4444 to request transportation to and from this event.

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Jun
28
Fri
Medicare Reimbursement Checks @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Jun 28 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
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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Aug
1
Thu
Blood Pressure / Sugar Check @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Aug 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Aug
8
Thu
Tribal Operations Closing @ 12 PM Includes Seniors, Tribal Center, Health Clinic and Pharmacy
Aug 8 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Tribal Operations Closing @ 12 PM Includes Seniors, Tribal Center, Health Clinic and Pharmacy

Senior Center serving  breakfast only!

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Aug
9
Fri
Tribal Operations Closing @ 12 PM Includes Seniors, Tribal Center, Health Clinic and Pharmacy
Aug 9 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Tribal Operations Closing @ 12 PM Includes Seniors, Tribal Center, Health Clinic and Pharmacy

Senior Center serving  breakfast only!

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Aug
19
Mon
CANCELLED: Darts @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Aug 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
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