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Oct
7
Mon
Fall Community Clean-Up
Oct 7 @ 8:00 am – Oct 11 @ 4:30 pm
Fall Community Clean-Up

Its almost time for the Community Fall Clean-Up!

October 7 – 11, 2019 (*ROUTE: West Village, North of Hwy 30, South of Hwy 30, H Ave)

Please sort items in two piles and place near roadside.

    1. Metals and Appliances
    2. Junk

Service charges applicable for certain items – Make payable to the “Tama County Landfill”. Payments will be accepted at the Tribal Center Finance Office.

  • White Appliances – (No Charge)
  • CRT Monitor / TV Under 19″ – $.8.00/each
  • CRT TV / Monitor 19″ – 25″ – $15.00/each
  • CRT TV / Monitor 26″ and Above – $18.00/each
  • Console Projection TV’s – $20.00
  • Tires (Car/Light Trucks) – $4.00 w/o rim, $7.00 w/rim
  • Tires (Small – Mower/Golf Cart) – $2.00 w/o rim, $9.00 w/rim

The following items ARE NOT ACCEPTED for the Clean-Up:

  • Batteries
  • Branches
  • Cars
  • Chemicals
  • Motor Oil
  • Paint
  • Trees
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Oct
14
Mon
Tama & Toledo Indigenous Peoples Day Signing Ceremony @ Reinig Civic Center
Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tama & Toledo Indigenous Peoples Day Signing Ceremony @ Reinig Civic Center

Cities of Tama and Toledo to issue joint proclamation in honor of Indigenous Peoples Day.

Toledo, IA, October 8 – The cities of Tama, IA and Toledo, IA will come together to jointly proclaim Monday, October 14, 2019 and the second Monday of each October hereafter to be recognized as Indigenous Peoples Day in the cities of Tama and Toledo. Mayor Mike Carnahan (Tama) and Mayor John Llyod (Toledo) will sign the proclamation on Monday, October 14, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. at the Reinig Toledo Civic Center, 1007 S Prospect Dr, Toledo, IA during the regular meeting of the Toledo City Council.

This day recognizes the land now known as the cities of Tama and Toledo as home to Indigenous People since time immemorial, and without whom, the building of our two cities would not have been possible. This day will also serve to recognize and honor the relationship between the cities of Tama and Toledo and the Meskwaki Nation, federally recognized as the Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa.

Tama and Toledo join a growing number of government entities across the country that have recognized the second Monday of October as Indigenous Peoples Day, in order to promote appreciation, reconciliation, understanding, friendship, and continued partnerships among all of its people and the Indigenous Peoples of this land.

We invite all members of the communities of Tama and Toledo along with members of the Meskwaki Nation and the Indigenous community in Iowa to join us on Monday, October 14 at 6:00 p.m. for a signing ceremony of this join Indigenous Peoples day proclamation.

-County Seat of Tama County

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Oct
15
Tue
General Election @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gymnasium
Oct 15 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
General Election @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gymnasium

GENERAL ELECTIONS:

The General Election hall be held at the Tribal Gymnasium on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Names appearing on the General Election ballots shall be a result of the Primary Election. Names appearing on the Special Election ballots shall be the result of Nominations. Title 8 Sec. 8-4404.

THREE (3) TRIBAL COUNCIL POSITIONS ARE TO BE FILLED BY THIS GENERAL ELECTION PROCESS and ONE (1) TRIBAL COUNCIL POSITION WILL BE FILLED BY THIS SPECIAL ELECTION. (Three (3) positions ending in 2023 and one (1) position ended in 2021.)

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Oct
16
Wed
Fall Festival @ Meskwaki Health Clinic (SE Side)
Oct 16 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Fall Festival @ Meskwaki Health Clinic (SE Side)

The Family Fun Night Committee will be hosting a Fall Festival on Wednesday, October 16th! This Festival will be held at the Meskwaki Health Clinic (southeast side) from 4:30 pm until 7:00 pm.

Bring the whole family for some fun!

Dinner will be served along with hot apple cider and hot chocolate. There will be a pumpkin patch and pumpkin decorating, games and prizes and so much more!

Please bring a blanket or chair.

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MSS Language Night @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Oct 16 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
MSS Language Night @ Meskwaki Settlement School

Join the MSS Language Department as they have their monthly Language Night event tonight!

Language Night today, October 16th at the Meskwaki Settlement School. Supper will be served at 5:00 pm in the Commons, and Activities in the Elementary Gym will begin at 6:00 pm!

Kiwisenibena Kimemetattaibena kaoni Kitadikanobena

Kikekyekimawabena Abenoaki ikotti magatti wittenotiyatti – Encourage and teach children to play respectfully.

-MSS Language Department

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Oct
17
Thu
Breast Cancer Awareness Fun Walk/Run @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
Oct 17 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Breast Cancer Awareness Fun Walk/Run @ Meskwaki Health Clinic

Join us on Thursday, Oct. 17th  for Indigenous Pink Day for a Breast Cancer Awareness Fun Walk & Run!

This Fun Walk & Run will be held at the Meskwaki Clinic. Registration at 5:00 pm and the Walk/Run starts at 5:30 pm. Route will be to the casino stop sign and back to the clinic.

There will be t-shirts while supplies last and food and water will also be served!

Contact Kathy or Danelle for questions (641) 484-4094.

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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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Washington University at St. Louis Visits Meskwaki Higher Education @ Meskwaki Higher Education Offices
Oct 18 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Washington University at St. Louis Visits Meskwaki Higher Education @ Meskwaki Higher Education Offices

Washington University at St. Louis will be on-site at Meskwaki Higher Education Offices on Friday, October 18, 2019.

Their primary focus is to engage with students about the possibility of becoming a student in the School of Social Work. They have a full-ride scholarship and many other funding opportunities for Native American students.

Please stop by the MHEP Office between 11:30 am and 1:00 pm on Friday, October 18th.

https://www.brownschool.wustl.edu

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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
MSS Parent/Teacher Conferences @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Oct 22 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tribal Ops CLOSED @ Meskwaki Settlement
Oct 22 @ 6:35 pm – 7:35 pm
Oct
23
Wed
CANCELLED: Harvest Highlight
Oct 23 @ 2:46 pm – 3:46 pm
CANCELLED: Harvest Highlight

Diabetes Program and Food Sovereignty Present – HARVEST HIGHLIGHT

Join us for harvesting the produce from the Kinship Garden – you take home what you harvest!

Wednesday, October 23rd at the Kinship Garden (located behind the east side of the Health Clinic).

Questions? Contact the Health clinic at (641) 484-9400 or Natural Resources at (641) 484-9584.

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Oct
24
Thu
No MAP @ MSS
Oct 24 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
MSS Parent/Teacher Conferences @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Oct 24 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
An Evening with Mary Black @ Tama Civic Center
Oct 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
An Evening with Mary Black @ Tama Civic Center | Tama | Iowa | United States

Meskwaki Alcohol and Drug Abuse Center Presents… “An Evening with Mary Black and Blain Constant”.

Thursday, October 24th from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm at the Tama Civic Center (305 Siegel St, Tama, IA 52339).

Mary and Blain are returning to the Meskwaki Settlement for an encore to their Red Ribbon Week performance. This Indigenous duo uses motivational songs and stories to deliver their culturally-relevant message on preventing drug and alcohol abuse by sharing their personal journeys of hope and healing.

There will be a FREE community meal for those who attend this event. We hope to see you there!

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Oct
25
Fri
MSS No School @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Oct 25 all-day

Staff comp day for conferences.

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Oct
28
Mon
Harvest Highlight @ Kinship Garden (Behind Health Clinic)
Oct 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Harvest Highlight @ Kinship Garden (Behind Health Clinic)

Join the Diabetes Program and Food Sovereignty as they host the Harvest Highlight on Monday, October 28th! Harvest Highlight will be from 4:00-5:30 pm at the Kinship Garden (located behind the Health Clinic).

Join us as we harvest the produce from the Kinship Garden – you take home what you harvest!

Questions? Contact the Health Clinic at (641) 484-9400 or Natural Resources at (6410 484-9584.

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Oct
29
Tue
MNR Open House @ Meskwaki Natural Resources
Oct 29 all-day
MNR Open House @ Meskwaki Natural Resources

Meskwaki Natural Resources will be having their Open House on Tuesday, October 29th! This will be an all-day event with more details to come! Make sure to save the date!

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Trunk or Treat at Travel Plaza @ Meskwaki Travel Plaza
Oct 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Trunk or Treat at Travel Plaza @ Meskwaki Travel Plaza

The Meskwaki Travel Plaza will be hosting their Trunk or Treat event on Tuesday, October 29th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at the Meskwaki Travel Plaza.

Judging will begin at 6:00 pm. There will be three (3) categories – Most Original, Scariest, and Funniest. The winners of each category will receive $100.00. *All participants will receive a free bowl of chili!

This is a free event and open to all community members.

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Oct
30
Wed
MSS 12:30 pm Early Dismissal @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Oct 30 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
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
1
Fri
4th Annual Arrest Hunger Food Drive
Nov 1 – Nov 22 all-day
4th Annual Arrest Hunger Food Drive

Help Fight Hunger In Our Community! The 4th Annual Arrest Hunger Food Drive is  currently being held from November 1st through November 25th. There will be Donation bags and/or boxes left at each home and Tribal Office on the Settlement. Your support is greatly appreciated!

During the Meskwaki Veterans Powwow at the Meskwaki High School on Saturday, November 9th there will be a donation box available to place food drive donations.

On November 21st and 22nd the Probation department, Police Department and Diabetes Program will be collecting donations from each home and tribal office, (please leave outside your door).

On November 25th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm community members may come to the Tribal Center to pick-up donations.

For more information please call (641) 484-9285.

The 4th Annual Arrest Hunger Food Drive is sponsored by: Meskwaki Nation Probation Department, Meskwaki Nation Police Department, Meskwaki Diabetes Program.

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Nov
5
Tue
Swearing In Ceremony @ Tribal Chambers
Nov 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Swearing In Ceremony @ Tribal Chambers

Join us for a Swearing In Ceremony for the newly elected Tribal Council Members on Tuesday, November 5th at 10:00 am in the Tribal Chambers.

Light refreshments will be served.

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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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12:00 am Fall Community Clean-Up
Fall Community Clean-Up
Oct 10 @ 12:00 am – Oct 11 @ 12:00 am
Fall Community Clean-Up
Its almost time for the Community Fall Clean-Up! October 7 – 11, 2019 (*ROUTE: West Village, North of Hwy 30, South of Hwy 30, H Ave) Please sort items in two piles and place near … Continue reading Fall Community Clean-Up