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Jul
29
Wed
Tribal Council Meeting Via Zoom
Jul 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting Via Zoom

Due to COVID-19 the meeting will be held via Zoom.

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Aug
6
Thu
Meskwaki Annual Powwow CANCELED
Aug 6 all-day
Meskwaki Annual Powwow CANCELED

In regards to the 2020 Meskwaki Annual Powwow, Tribal Council and MAPA have agreed to cancel this year’s powwow in concern for the safety and well-being of the people during this pandemic. We hope to sing and dance together again in the future to come as the days get better. Ketebi and hope everyone is still dancing and singing at home.

Although the Meskwaki Annual Powwow for 2020
has been canceled, Tribal Offices will still be closing at noon
on Thursday, August 6th and Friday, August 7th.

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Tribal Offices Closing at Noon
Aug 6 @ 12:00 pm – Aug 7 @ 4:30 pm

Although the Meskwaki Annual Powwow for 2020
has been canceled, Tribal Offices will still be closing at noon
on Thursday, August 6th and Friday, August 7th

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Aug
7
Fri
Meskwaki Annual Powwow CANCELED
Aug 7 all-day
Meskwaki Annual Powwow CANCELED

In regards to the 2020 Meskwaki Annual Powwow, Tribal Council and MAPA have agreed to cancel this year’s powwow in concern for the safety and well-being of the people during this pandemic. We hope to sing and dance together again in the future to come as the days get better. Ketebi and hope everyone is still dancing and singing at home.

Although the Meskwaki Annual Powwow for 2020
has been canceled, Tribal Offices will still be closing at noon
on Thursday, August 6th and Friday, August 7th.

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Tribal Offices Closing at Noon
Aug 7 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Tribal Offices Closing at Noon

Although the Meskwaki Annual Powwow for 2020
has been canceled, Tribal Offices will still be closing at noon
on Thursday, August 6th and Friday, August 7th.

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Aug
8
Sat
Meskwaki Annual Powwow CANCELED
Aug 8 all-day
Meskwaki Annual Powwow CANCELED

In regards to the 2020 Meskwaki Annual Powwow, Tribal Council and MAPA have agreed to cancel this year’s powwow in concern for the safety and well-being of the people during this pandemic. We hope to sing and dance together again in the future to come as the days get better. Ketebi and hope everyone is still dancing and singing at home.

Although the Meskwaki Annual Powwow for 2020
has been canceled, Tribal Offices will still be closing at noon
on Thursday, August 6th and Friday, August 7th.

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Aug
9
Sun
Meskwaki Annual Powwow CANCELED
Aug 9 all-day
Meskwaki Annual Powwow CANCELED

In regards to the 2020 Meskwaki Annual Powwow, Tribal Council and MAPA have agreed to cancel this year’s powwow in concern for the safety and well-being of the people during this pandemic. We hope to sing and dance together again in the future to come as the days get better. Ketebi and hope everyone is still dancing and singing at home.

Although the Meskwaki Annual Powwow for 2020
has been canceled, Tribal Offices will still be closing at noon
on Thursday, August 6th and Friday, August 7th.

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Aug
12
Wed
Tribal Council Meeting
Aug 12 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting

Due to COVID-19 and the safety of the participants, this will be held via Zoom.

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Aug
17
Mon
DELAY till 9/8: Meskwaki Settlement School Begins
Aug 17 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
DELAY till 9/8: Meskwaki Settlement School Begins

We hope this message finds everyone safe and recovering from the recent storm.  Given the recent storm damage and continued COVID concerns, Tribal Council has elected to delay the start of school until Sept. 8th. Between now and then, we will adjust delivery of professional development for staff and will determine the best delivery model for providing education to our students. Please know that we are thinking of our students, staff, families, and community during this difficult time.

Thank You.

~ Dr. Willie Barney, Superintendent

Beginning of the School Year

At this time, the district plans to start staff PD on August 10th and students will start August 17th.  Given our current information, we are planning to begin the school year with the Hybrid Model.
Visit the school’s website for details at:  www.msswarriors.org.
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Aug
19
Wed
American Indian Council Sign Up for Volunteers
Aug 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The American Indian Council is offering stipends for up to 10 volunteers to assist in the Meskwaki Nation’s recovery efforts due to the recent derecho storm disaster.

They are looking for the following:
• 5 volunteers to work with Food Sovereignty
• 5 volunteers to work on general storm cleanup efforts
• Total payment/stipends are available per person of:
• $9.50/hour plus required workers comp, etc.
• Part time up to 2 months
• Full time for up to one month
• Maximum of 160 hours

Volunteers will need to sign up with the American Indian Council.

If interested, please come to the Meskwaki Tribal Center, 349 Meskwaki Rd., Tama, Iowa at 1 PM on Wednesday, August 18th to sign up or contact Krista Snow from the American Indian Council at (641) 754-1400 ext. 7 for more information.

Participants do not need to be enrolled members or descendants of the Meskwaki Nation but must be members or descendants of any Federally recognized Tribe.

Those who wish to participate must have the following documents:
• CDIB or Tribal ID
• State issued ID
• Physical address
• Social Security card
• Proof of income, including per-cap, child support, etc.
• If a male over the age of 18: selective service number.

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Aug
21
Fri
Grab-&-Go Hamburger Dinner @ Tribal Center
Aug 21 @ 4:00 pm
Grab-&-Go Hamburger Dinner @ Tribal Center

Today, August 21st there will be a Grab-&-Go Hamburger Dinner at the Meskwaki Tribal Center beginning at 4:00 pm. Everyone welcome!

*Please wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines.

We will be serving up 1,000 hamburgers and buns donated by Iowa Premium. Snacks and water will also be available donated by Feeding America. Non-perishable food items will be distributed which will be provided by the Food Bank.

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Aug
24
Mon
Community Food Distribution @ North Parking Lot - Meskwaki Casino
Aug 24 @ 11:00 am
Community Food Distribution @ North Parking Lot - Meskwaki Casino

The Northeast Iowa Food Bank will be hosting a Community Food Distribution on Monday, Aug. 24th at 11:00 am in the North Parking Lot of the Meskwaki Casino.

All Meskwaki Community residents are invited to pick up needed food for their homes.

*Please wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines.

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Aug
26
Wed
Tribal Council Meeting @ via Zoom
Aug 26 @ 5:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ via Zoom

A Tribal Council meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 5:00 pm via Zoom.

Due to COVID19 and the safety of participants, this meeting will be held via Zoom.

*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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Sep
2
Wed
MSS School Device Pickup
Sep 2 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

In preparation for virtual learning, students in Kindergarten through 12th grade will be issued a device that will travel to and from school each day during this time of Virtual learning. Families must complete the registration process to be issued a device. If you have not done that, please do so online before you come to the school or you will be asked to complete that at curbside before the device is issued.

Parents/Guardians must be the person picking up the device. You will be asked to sign off that you have been issued a device and understand responsibilities. We are asking that you view the student technology handbook, acceptable use policy, and a short video before coming to the school. You can find those on the school website http://msswarriors.org/

Pick up times for curbside handout:
Wednesday, September 2nd from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Thursday, September 3rd from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Please enter from the west side of the school to the main (central commons) entrance and exit on the east side. Pull up to the curb on the curved driveway. A staff member will come to your vehicle to get the process started.

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Tribal Council Meeting
Sep 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sep
3
Thu
MSS School Device Pickup
Sep 3 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

In preparation for virtual learning, students in Kindergarten through 12th grade will be issued a device that will travel to and from school each day during this time of Virtual learning. Families must complete the registration process to be issued a device. If you have not done that, please do so online before you come to the school or you will be asked to complete that at curbside before the device is issued.

Parents/Guardians must be the person picking up the device. You will be asked to sign off that you have been issued a device and understand responsibilities. We are asking that you view the student technology handbook, acceptable use policy, and a short video before coming to the school. You can find those on the school website http://msswarriors.org/

Pick up times for curbside handout:
Wednesday, September 2nd from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Thursday, September 3rd from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Please enter from the west side of the school to the main (central commons) entrance and exit on the east side. Pull up to the curb on the curved driveway. A staff member will come to your vehicle to get the process started.

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Sep
7
Mon
Tribal Offices Closed for Labor Day
Sep 7 all-day

Tribal Offices including the Tribal Center, Health Clinic, Pharmacy, and Senior  Center will be closed in honor of the holiday.

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Sep
8
Tue
MSS School Begins
Sep 8 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Sep
9
Wed
Tribal Council Meeting
Sep 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
resr
Sep 9 @ 7:22 pm – 8:22 pm
Sep
23
Wed
Tribal Council Meeting @ via Zoom
Sep 23 @ 5:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ via Zoom

A Tribal Council meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 5:00 pm via Zoom.

Due to Covid19 and for the safety of participants, this meeting will be held via Zoom.

*Meetings are held on a bi-weekly basis.

**Meeting dates/times are subject to change at the discretion of the Tribal Chairperson.

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Nov
10
Tue
Healthy Recipe Contest Cook-Off @ TBA
Nov 10 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Nov
11
Wed
Tribal Ops Closed – Veterans Day Holiday
Nov 11 all-day
Nov
14
Sat
Veterans Day Powwow @ TBA
Nov 14 all-day
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