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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
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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Nomination Meeting @ Tribal Center Gym
Nov 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nomination Meeting @ Tribal Center Gym

NOTICE OF NOMINATION MEETING:

A Nomination Meeting will be held on NOVEMBER 5, 2019 in the Tribal Gymnasium at the Sac and Fox Tribal Center on the Meskwaki Settlement at 7:00 pm.

If the attendance is less than 30% of eligible voters of the Tribe at the first Nomination Meeting, a second Nomination Meeting will be held on Wednesday, NOVEMBER 6, 2019 at 7:00 pm.

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Nov
6
Wed
Tagaani Demo @ Health Clinic Kitchen
Nov 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Tagaani Demo @ Health Clinic Kitchen

Join the Diabetes Program and Food Sovereignty for this traditional food cooking Demo!

Tagaani Demo, Wednesday, November 6th from 5:00 – 6:30 pm in the Health Clinic Kitchen.

Here are a few things you will learn during this demo:

  • Learn the process of making tagaani
  • Different preparation and cooking options – including traditional and modern methods
  • Hands on demonstrations and tasting!
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Nomination Meeting @ Tribal Center Gym
Nov 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nomination Meeting @ Tribal Center Gym

NOTICE OF NOMINATION MEETING:

A Nomination Meeting will be held on NOVEMBER 5, 2019 in the Tribal Gymnasium at the Sac and Fox Tribal Center on the Meskwaki Settlement at 7:00 pm.

If the attendance is less than 30% of eligible voters of the Tribe at the first Nomination Meeting, a second Nomination Meeting will be held on Wednesday, NOVEMBER 6, 2019 at 7:00 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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Nov
11
Mon
Tribal Operations & MSS Closed – VETERANS DAY
Nov 11 all-day
Nov
12
Tue
Healthy Recipe Contest Submissions Due
Nov 12 all-day
Healthy Recipe Contest Submissions Due

The Meskwaki Diabetes Program will now be accepting recipes for the Healthy Recipe Contest until November 12th!

Recipe submissions can be made by email (see below) or drop-in at the Health Clinic. Submissions must include your name, current phone number and recipe. A prize will be awarded to every submission after the cook-off!

*Please note that a healthy recipe meets these general guidelines:

  • Low to moderate in fat content
  • Low in added sugar
  • Low in sodium
  • High in vitamins, minerals and fiber

On November 15th, the Top 5 Recipe contestants will be announced. These individuals will go on to make their recipe at the cook-off. The Diabetes Program will provide all ingredients.

On November 20th, the Cook-off will be held! Cooking starts at 5:00 pm at the Tribal Center for contestants. Voting and tasting starts at 6:00 pm for the public. Come on over to eat some tasty food and to vote for your favorites! The Top 2 recipes will win additional prizes.

We hope to see you there!

See email addresses below for submissions:

  • Linda Winter Chaser, Program Coordinator, dc.mhc@meskwaki-nsn.gov
  • Megan Koehn, Registered Dietitian, rd.mhc@meskwaki-nsn.gov
  • Ashley Aylsworth, Health Educator, he3.mhc@meskwaki-nsn.gov
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5:00 pm Breast Cancer Awareness Fun Walk/Run @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
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 … Continue reading Breast Cancer Awareness Fun Walk/Run