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Aug
16
Fri
Tribal Membership Audit @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Aug 16 – Sep 30 all-day
Tribal Membership Audit @ Meskwaki Tribal Center

At a regular meeting conducted on August 14, 2019, Tribal Council voted and approved to extend the Membership Audit to September 30, 2019.

AUDITS MAY BE COMPLETED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 30, 2019.

**Required documents to complete audit: Picture ID such as: Current State-issued ID, Current Tribal ID, Passport ID AND original Social Security Card.

**Documents needed for children: Original birth certificate and Original Social Security Card.

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Aug
21
Wed
POSTPONED: August Cooking Demo @ Meskwaki Health Clinic - Kitchen
Aug 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
POSTPONED: August Cooking Demo @ Meskwaki Health Clinic - Kitchen

Join the Diabetes Program for a Cooking Demo on Wednesday, August 21st at Noon in the Health Clinic Kitchen!

This demo will be about how to do healthier spin on sweet treats! We will learn how to make homemade popsicles, banana ice cream, and more nutritious brownies.

One lucky participant will win a set of popsicle molds!

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CANCELLED: Bingo @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Aug 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
CANCELLED: MADAC Fun Run & Walk @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
Aug 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
CANCELLED: MADAC Fun Run & Walk @ Meskwaki Health Clinic

MADAC will be hosting a Fun Run & Walk on Wednesday, August 21st at the Meskwaki Health Clinic.

Register at 5:00 pm and the Run/Walk starts at 5:30 pm.

Start and Finish at the Clinic. Route: Clinic to the Casino stop sign and back.

Seniors may walk at their own discretion.

EXCELLENT DOOR PRIZES WILL BE GIVEN AWAY!

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Aug
22
Thu
Back to School Supply Distribution @ Meskwaki Family Services
Aug 22 @ 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Back to School Supply Distribution @ Meskwaki Family Services

There will be a school supply distribution tomorrow, Thursday, August 22nd from 3:30 pm until 7:00 pm at Meskwaki Family Services for anyone that missed the previous event or needs supplies.

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South Tama County School District Open House @ South Tama County Schools
Aug 22 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
South Tama County School District Open House @ South Tama County Schools

The South Tama County School District will be having their Open House on Thursday, August 22, 2019.

The schedule will be as follows:

  • Middle School – 4:00 pm
  • Elementary – 5:00 pm
  • High School – 6:00 pm

School begins on Friday, August 23, 2019.

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POSTPONED: Meskwaki Child Care Program Public Hearing @ Meskwaki Tribal Center Gym
Aug 22 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
POSTPONED: Meskwaki Child Care Program Public Hearing @ Meskwaki Tribal Center Gym

Meskwaki Child Care Program Public Hearing

Thursday, August 22, 2019

5:00 – 6:00 pm

Tribal Center Gym

A new grant proposal has been made regarding the Meskwaki Child Care Program. A public hearing will be held to discuss the proposed changes, answer questions, and ask for feedback.

Light refreshments will be served while supplies last.

For questions, please call Tiffany or Kayla at Meskwaki Family Services (641) 484-4444.

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Aug
25
Sun
2nd Annual Golf Tournament @ Tama-Toledo Country Club
Aug 25 all-day
2nd Annual Golf Tournament @ Tama-Toledo Country Club

The Diabetes Program will be hosting their 2nd Annual Golf Tournament on Sunday, August 25th at the Tama-Toledo Country Club!

*Must sign-up by August 12th!

  • 2 person teams
  • 1 person on the team must be a patient with the Diabetes Program
  • 1 round of golf plus cart paid for by Diabetes Program
  • 2-3 teams per hole will play together
  • This will be an alcohol-free event

For more information or to sign up contact Ashley at (641) 484-9426.

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Aug
26
Mon
Meskwaki Child Care Program – Public Hearing @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gym
Aug 26 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Meskwaki Child Care Program - Public Hearing @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gym

A new grant proposal has been made regarding the Meskwaki Child Care Program. A public hearing will be held to discuss the proposed changes, answer questions and to ask for feedback.

Monday, August 26th

5:00 – 6:00 pm

Meskwaki Tribal Center Gym

Light refreshments will be served.

For questions, call Tiffany of Kayla at Meskwaki Family Services (641) 484-4444.

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Aug
28
Wed
Diabetes Program: Cooking Demo @ Meskwaki Health Clinic - Kitchen
Aug 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Tribal Chambers
Aug 28 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Tribal Chambers

The next Tribal Council Meeting has been scheduled to be held on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 5:00 pm 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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Aug
30
Fri
Tribal Ops Closed 10:30am-1:00pm for Labor Day Employee Cookout @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Aug 30 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Tribal Ops Closed 10:30am-1:00pm for Labor Day Employee Cookout @ Meskwaki Tribal Center

On Friday, August 30th Tribal Operations, including the Meskwaki Health Clinic and Pharmacy, will be closed from 10:30 am until 1:00 pm for the Labor Day Employee Cookout.

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Sep
2
Mon
Tribal Operations & MSS School Closed – LABOR DAY
Sep 2 all-day
Tribal Operations & MSS School Closed - LABOR DAY

In observance of Labor Day, Tribal Operations including the Meskwaki Health Clinic and Pharmacy will be closed on Monday, September 2nd.

Offices will re-open for regularly scheduled hours on Tuesday, September 3rd.

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Sep
9
Mon
5th Annual Koko & Medo Celebration @ Meskwaki Tribal Center Gym
Sep 9 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
5th Annual Koko & Medo Celebration @ Meskwaki Tribal Center Gym
KE KO KO ME SE NA NA KI   kaoni  KE ME DO E NA NA KO

Join us on Monday, September 9th at the Meskwaki Tribal Center Gym!

5:00 pm Sign in and Sign Ups and Traditional Meal will be served. (**Long-sleeved shirts while supplies last**)

  • Present honorary gifts to Eldest of the Tribe
  • Tokan/Kisko importance presentation
  • Traditional dancing and singing and photo area – traditional attire encouraged
  • Door prizes and Elder gifts giveaway
  • Bone Dice for Women and Girls – 200 coin ($0.01) buy-in
  • Moccasin Game for Men and Boys – Winner takes-all
  • Meskwaki word/language challenge for adults
  • MNPD Senior Welfare Program booth and Meskwaki Elders Circle booth will be set up

Event sponsored by: Meskwaki Senior Services, Meskwaki Language Preservation, Meskwaki Youth Program, MNPD, Meskwaki Nation Child Support Services, Meskwaki Elders Circle, Meskwaki Higher Education, Meskwaki Historic Preservation

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Sep
11
Wed
MSS 12:30 pm Early Dismissal @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Sep 11 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Sep
13
Fri
Green Corn Festival @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Sep 13 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Green Corn Festival @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds

The Green Corn Festival is our FALL seasonal meal, taking the place of the former Fall Harvest Celebration. It will take place on Friday, September 13 at the PowWow Grounds. Seasonal meal will be served at 5:00 pm, with dances and other activities to follow. We will be raffling off a variety of door prizes. This is a family friendly event, free and open to EVERYONE.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own reusable dish kits – a reusable plate and bowl, cup, spoon and fork, and  reusable bag to carry everything in. You may also want to bring a cloth napkin and extra containers to bring home leftovers. Everyone who brings a complete dish kit will be able to enter to win EITHER an electric flour mill OR a Bass Pro Shop gift card, both valued at $250. These exclusive raffles will only be open to those who bring reusable dishes. Help us use fewer single use paper and plastic products at our community meals!

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Sep
16
Mon
MSS Homecoming Week @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Sep 16 – Sep 21 all-day
Community Meeting – Rec Center Community Presentation @ Meskwaki Tribal Center Gym
Sep 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Community Meeting - Rec Center Community Presentation @ Meskwaki Tribal Center Gym

Join us for the Recreation Center Community Presentation on Monday, September 16th at the Meskwaki Tribal Center Gym!

The meeting will begin at 5:30 pm with a meal and following dinner the presentation will begin at 6:00 pm.

**Door Prizes for those in attendance!

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Sep
18
Wed
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Sep 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sep
19
Thu
MADAC Recovery Fun Run & Walk @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
Sep 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
MADAC Recovery Fun Run & Walk @ Meskwaki Health Clinic

Join MADAC as they host a Recovery Fun Run and Walk on September 19th in honor of National Recovery Month!

This Fun Run/Walk will be held at the Meskwaki Health Clinic. Registration at 5:00 pm, and the Run/Walk begins at 5:30 pm!

*All participants will receive special incentives.

Route: Start and Finish at the Clinic – Clinic to the Casino stop sign and back. Seniors may walk at their own discretion.

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Sep
20
Fri
Hemp Department Logo Contest Due Date
Sep 20 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Hemp Department Logo Contest Due Date

Meskwaki Nation Hemp Department is having a Logo Contest! Artists needed to help the Hemp Department design its new logo.

Submit your design idea to hd.exec@meskwaki-nsn.gov by Friday, September 20th at 4:30 pm. Winner to be chosen and announced on September 25th.

For questions, contact the Hemp Department at (641) 484-4678.

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MHE Office Closed 8am-9am
Sep 20 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
MHE Office Closed 8am-9am

MHE Offices closed from 8am – 9am

 

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Meskwaki Settlement School Homecoming Coronation @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Sep 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Meskwaki Settlement School Homecoming Coronation @ Meskwaki Settlement School | Tama | Iowa | United States

Help us celebrate Meskwaki Settlement School’s Homecoming week by watching the 2019 Homecoming Court’s Coronation. We’ll be streaming LIVE at 10 AM on Friday, September 20th from the school. Who will be crowned King and Queen? Watch it live here:

https://livestream.com/meskwakination/msscoronation

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Sep
21
Sat
Meskwaki Traditional Arts Workshop @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – Sep 22 @ 4:00 pm
Meskwaki Traditional Arts Workshop @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds

A two-day Meskwaki Traditional Arts Workshop is being held on Saturday and Sunday September 21-22 at the Meskwaki Powwow Grounds. *If inclement weather alternate venue will be the Meskwaki Tribal Center.

The following stations will be set up from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm:

  • Woodcarving with Luke Kapayou
  • Cattail Mat Weaving with Bess Scott
  • Bulrush Mat Weaving and Twined Bags with Nina Young Bear, Brenda Wanatee and Kelly Schott
  • Basketry with Toni Lasley

Come on out and try your hand at one of these traditional art forms!

This event is hosted by Meskwaki Historic Preservation and is Sponsored by Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation and REWILD/BEWILD.

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Sep
23
Mon
MSS Picture Day @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Sep 23 all-day
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21 Wed
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Tribal Membership Audit @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Tribal Membership Audit @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Aug 21 all-day
Tribal Membership Audit @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
At a regular meeting conducted on August 14, 2019, Tribal Council voted and approved to extend the Membership Audit to September 30, 2019. AUDITS MAY BE COMPLETED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 30, 2019. **Required documents to complete … Continue reading Tribal Membership Audit
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12:00 pm POSTPONED: August Cooking Demo @ Meskwaki Health Clinic - Kitchen
POSTPONED: August Cooking Demo @ Meskwaki Health Clinic - Kitchen
Aug 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
POSTPONED: August Cooking Demo @ Meskwaki Health Clinic - Kitchen
Join the Diabetes Program for a Cooking Demo on Wednesday, August 21st at Noon in the Health Clinic Kitchen! This demo will be about how to do healthier spin on sweet treats! We will learn … Continue reading POSTPONED: August Cooking Demo
1:00 pm CANCELLED: Bingo @ Meskwaki Senior Services
CANCELLED: Bingo @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Aug 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
CANCELLED: Bingo @ Meskwaki Senior Services
 
5:00 pm CANCELLED: MADAC Fun Run & Walk @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
CANCELLED: MADAC Fun Run & Walk @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
Aug 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
CANCELLED: MADAC Fun Run & Walk @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
MADAC will be hosting a Fun Run & Walk on Wednesday, August 21st at the Meskwaki Health Clinic. Register at 5:00 pm and the Run/Walk starts at 5:30 pm. Start and Finish at the Clinic. … Continue reading CANCELLED: MADAC Fun Run & Walk