The Meskwaki Tribal Council and MBCH Executive Management met today, Monday, March 16, 2020 and have jointly agreed to the temporary closure of our casino and hotel, effective Tuesday, March 17 at 12 am through the end of June. A tentative re-opening date has been set for July 1st. This closure serves as a preventive measure to ensure the health and well-being of both our team and guests is preserved and protected as the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation continues.
MBCH Executive Management remains unified in the protection of our guests, team members and their families, tribal and local communities, as well as the numerous vendors we utilize in our operations.
Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel will honor all employees’ base pay rates and their benefits during this temporary closure.
It is important to note that our casino has not experienced any cases of COVID-19 and this action is solely a precaution to protect the health and safety of our guests, team members, and community. That said, we will be conducting multiple facility-wide sanitization projects throughout the closure.
Our thoughts are with the families and communities that have been impacted by this virus.
Be smart, be safe, take care of one another, and let’s all do our part to protect our community and those we love most.
On May 27, 1992 the Tribal Council passed a resolution marking the date of July 13th as an official Meskwaki National Holiday. Tribal Operations including the Health Clinic, Pharmacy, Seniors, and others will be closed in commemoration.
Whereas, the Mesquaki Nation of Iowa were the only Indian Tribe to purchase land in Iowa for the establishment of the Mesquaki Indian Settlement on July 13, 1857, and
Whereas, the Mesquaki Nation of Iowa is forever grateful for the foresight and spirit that the tribal leaders who purchased the original lands had for the future of the Mesquaki Nation, and
Whereas, the Mesquaki Nation of Iowa shall always recognize the significant contribution of the original founders and families of the Mesquaki Indian Settlement, and
Whereas, the Mesquaki Nation of Iowa has been and will be able to thrive on their original homelands comprising the Mesquaki Indian Settlement due to the original founders and families who purchased the land, and
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Tribal Council of the Mesquaki Nation of Iowa hereby proclaim the date of July 13, 1857 as a significant date in the Tribe’s history and the Mesquaki Nation will always honor the significant contribution the original founders and families made for the tribe by declaring this date a Meskwaki National Holiday from this date forward, and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Tribal Chairman and the Tribal Secretary are hereby authorized to sign this proclamation.
Meskwaki Diabetes Program presents a healthy homemade trail mix cooking demo! This will be held on July 15th at Noon through Megan’s Facebook live. The video will be posted along with the recipe after the live demo. Stay tuned!
You can view the live demo through Megan’s Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/megankoehn.clinicdietitian.5
8:00 am PTEC Begins
Jul 1 @ 8:00 am
Workforce Development’s Promoting Tribal Economies Course begins. Those signed up before the March deadline will begin their program today!
8:30 am Coronavirus Relief Fund Distribution
Coronavirus Relief Fund Distribution
Jul 1 @ 8:30 am – Jul 2 @ 12:00 am
Forms need to be completed for Coronavirus emergency relief funding. Enrolled adult members can come to the tribal center to turn in or fill out their forms and pick up their check starting Tuesday June … Continue reading Coronavirus Relief Fund Distribution
5:00 pm Tribal Council Meeting (Zoom)