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Jul
22
Mon
MSS School Registration @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Jul 22 @ 8:00 am – Aug 19 @ 4:00 pm
MSS School Registration @ Meskwaki Settlement School

Meskwaki Settlement School Registration for the 2019-2020 School Year will begin Monday, July 22nd to Monday, August 19th.  Registration hours are 8:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Middle School/High School Offices.

First Day of School is Monday, August 19th!

What you need to bring with you: All students must have a copy of their CDIB, social security card, birth certificate, and current immunization records.

We ask that ALL families to please take the time to fill out the Free and Reduced Meal applications. These are very important so each family will receive a small token of appreciation when the application is completed and turned in.

EC Language Nest Registration: For questions, contact Webisega at (641) 484-4990.

  • Students must be 3 years old by September 15, 2019 and be able to use the toilet independently when classes start.
  • Submit a completed Early Childhood Registration and Health Requirements packet before classes start.
  • Reminder: Limited amount of spaces available.

Pre-K through 6th Grade Registration: For questions, contact Hallie at (641) 484-4990.

7th thought 12th Grade Registration: For questions, contact Sylvana at (641) 484-9000.

For questions call Elementary 484-4990, or MS/HS 484-9000.

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Aug
5
Mon
Tribal Membership Audit
Aug 5 @ 8:30 am – Aug 7 @ 4:00 pm
Tribal Membership Audit

PURPOSE
Pursuant to the Constitution and Bylaws of the Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa “Any member of the Tribe who resides away from the reservation for a period of ten years and who has not within that time signified to the Tribal Council his desire to continue his membership in the Tribe but may later be adopted into the Tribe under the same membership status as previously enjoyed, by a majority vote of the Tribal Council after residing on the reservation for one year.”

For financial purposes the Tribal Council mandated an audit of all enrolled tribal members to occur every five (5) years to verify addresses, bank information, and update tribal identification. In order to accomplish this, all enrolled tribal members are required to present themselves in person to Tribal Council representatives.
PROCEDURE
The next membership audit will be July 29, 2019 through August 9, 2019 to accommodate all out of town tribal members.

  • July 29, 2019 through August 2, 2019 from 8:30am-4:00pm
  • August 3, 2019 from 9:00am-1:00pm
  • August 5, 2019 through August 7, 2019 from 8:30am-4:00pm
  • August 8, 2019 through August 9, 2019 from 8:30am-11:30am

All August 2019 per capita payments will only be available in paper check format. Per Capita checks will not be disbursed until the week of August 5th. Per capita payments that are regularly distributed by direct deposit or mail must be picked up in person upon completion of your audit. Direct deposit will resume with September 2019 per capita payments.

If you have any questions or need further assistance regarding per capita please contact Vestana Lasley at 641-484-4678 or email forms@meskwaki-nsn.gov.Special arrangements can be made to accommodate those members who have been identified as legally incompetent, active duty, incarcerated, or handicapped.

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Aug
6
Tue
Postponed – Community Engagement re: Meskwaki Recreation Center @ ISG Tent - TBA
Aug 6 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Postponed - Community Engagement re: Meskwaki Recreation Center @ ISG Tent - TBA

This event has been postponed.  Check back soon for the rescheduled date!

Community Engagement Opportunity regarding the Meskwaki Recreation Center

August 6, 2019 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. This is the last chance to share your thoughts about the recreation center.

Meskwaki Recreation Center 3D Virtual Reality Walk-though on Saturday, August 10, 2019 from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm in the ISG Tent at the Annual Powwow.

Take a 3D tour through the Ho-Chunk District One Community Center showcasing the project’s concepts and plan elements.

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No Sewing/Beading Crafts This Week @ Meskwaki Culture Museum
Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
No Sewing/Beading Crafts This Week @ Meskwaki Culture Museum | Tama | Iowa | United States

The museum will be open every Tuesday night for sewing/beading so people who want to work on their regalia or projects may do so.

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Aug
8
Thu
NE Iowa Food Bag Distribution @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Aug 8 @ 8:00 am – 11:45 am
Tribal Membership Audit
Aug 8 @ 8:30 am – Aug 9 @ 11:30 am
Tribal Membership Audit

PURPOSE
Pursuant to the Constitution and Bylaws of the Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa “Any member of the Tribe who resides away from the reservation for a period of ten years and who has not within that time signified to the Tribal Council his desire to continue his membership in the Tribe but may later be adopted into the Tribe under the same membership status as previously enjoyed, by a majority vote of the Tribal Council after residing on the reservation for one year.”

For financial purposes the Tribal Council mandated an audit of all enrolled tribal members to occur every five (5) years to verify addresses, bank information, and update tribal identification. In order to accomplish this, all enrolled tribal members are required to present themselves in person to Tribal Council representatives.
PROCEDURE
The next membership audit will be July 29, 2019 through August 9, 2019 to accommodate all out of town tribal members.

  • July 29, 2019 through August 2, 2019 from 8:30am-4:00pm
  • August 3, 2019 from 9:00am-1:00pm
  • August 5, 2019 through August 7, 2019 from 8:30am-4:00pm
  • August 8, 2019 through August 9, 2019 from 8:30am-11:30am

All August 2019 per capita payments will only be available in paper check format. Per Capita checks will not be disbursed until the week of August 5th. Per capita payments that are regularly distributed by direct deposit or mail must be picked up in person upon completion of your audit. Direct deposit will resume with September 2019 per capita payments.

If you have any questions or need further assistance regarding per capita please contact Vestana Lasley at 641-484-4678 or email forms@meskwaki-nsn.gov.Special arrangements can be made to accommodate those members who have been identified as legally incompetent, active duty, incarcerated, or handicapped.

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Tribal Operations Closing @ 12 PM Includes Seniors, Tribal Center, Health Clinic and Pharmacy
Aug 8 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Tribal Operations Closing @ 12 PM Includes Seniors, Tribal Center, Health Clinic and Pharmacy

Senior Center serving  breakfast only!

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Meskwaki Annual Powwow
Aug 8 @ 1:00 pm – Aug 11 @ 11:00 pm
The Meskwaki Annual Powwow is the only one of its kind in Iowa and is held on the only Indian Settlement in Iowa.
Beginning as a celebration known as “Field Days”, the first powwows were 10 days long and held after the fall harvest.  They featured dancing, games and horse racing!
Today, the Meskwaki Annual Powwow is a four day event with a Princess Contest held the Wednesday evening before the powwow begins on Thursday.
Featuring traditional Meskwaki dancing, singing, native arts, crafts, our historic exhibition tent, and food, we invite you to share in what is truly distinctive about the Meskwaki way of life.
General Admission
Adults: $7.00     Children: $5.00
Children 5 and under: FREEThursday, August 8
Grand Entry: 1pm & 7pm
Children’s Day/ages 6 -12: $3.00

Friday, August 9
Grand Entry: 1pm & 7pm
Senior’s Day/ages 55 and up: $3.00

Saturday, August 10
Grand Entry: 1pm & 7pm
Veteran’s Day/ All Veterans: $3.00
(Must show proof)

Sunday, August 11
Grand Entry: 1pm & 7pm
Special Events

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105th MAPA Princess Contest @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Aug 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Aug
9
Fri
Tribal Operations Closing @ 12 PM Includes Seniors, Tribal Center, Health Clinic and Pharmacy
Aug 9 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Tribal Operations Closing @ 12 PM Includes Seniors, Tribal Center, Health Clinic and Pharmacy

Senior Center serving  breakfast only!

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Aug
10
Sat
CANCELLED: Co-Ed Bags Tournament @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Aug 10 all-day
ISG Virtual Reality Experience @ Meskwaki Powwow - ISG Tent
Aug 10 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Aug
11
Sun
POSTPONED: MADAC Annual Fun Run & Walk @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Aug 11 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
POSTPONED: MADAC Annual Fun Run & Walk @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds

Join us on Sunday, August 11th for MADAC’s Annual Fun Run and Walk during the Meskwaki Annual Powwow!

Registration at 8:30 am

Run/Walk starts at 9:00 am.

Start and Finish at the powwow grounds cook shack.

Route: North to railroad tracks, turn right (East) on gravel road to Hwy E49 and back to cook shack.

Seniors need only walk to railroad tracks and back.

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Aug
13
Tue
Fill the Bus @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Aug 13 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Fill the Bus @ Meskwaki Tribal Center

Join us for this Fill the Bus event!

Tuesday, August 13th from 1:00 – 6:00 pm in the MSS High School Commons.

Come pick up your school supplies for the new school year! Also, FREE haircuts will be offered as well!

*Please bring your child’s hair clean and already shampooed.

ALL community youth are welcome, but do NOT need to be present.
Supplies will be available as long as supplies last.

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CANCELLED: CPR & First Aid Training @ Meskwaki Health Clinic Conference Room
Aug 13 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Charise and Sara from the Meskwaki Health Clinic will be offering American Heart Association CPR/First Aid classes on August 13, 15, 19 and 20 from 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm in the Conference room at the clinic.

These classes are FREE to the Meskwaki Community.

If interested, contact Sara or Charise at the Meskwaki Health Clinic at (641) 484-4094.

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RISE Presents: Gridshock @ MBCH Convention Center
Aug 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
RISE Presents: Gridshock @ MBCH Convention Center

R.I.S.E will be having a free film screening of Gridshock is an investigative documentary about sex trafficking in Iowa.

Tuesday, August 13th

Doors open at 5:30 pm

Film begins at 6:00 pm

*Discussion following the documentary with filmmaker Vanessa McNeal

There will be soda and popcorn available

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Sewing/Beading Crafts @ Meskwaki Culture Museum
Aug 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sewing/Beading Crafts @ Meskwaki Culture Museum | Tama | Iowa | United States

The museum will be open every Tuesday night for sewing/beading so people who want to work on their regalia or projects may do so.

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Aug
14
Wed
Health Clinic Powwow Fun Run/Walk @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Aug 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Health Clinic Powwow Fun Run/Walk @ Meskwaki Tribal Center

UPDATED LOCATION!

The Meskwaki Health Clinic will be hosting a Fun Run and Walk on Saturday, August 10th at the Meskwaki TRIBAL CENTER.

Registration begins a 5:00 pm

Run/Walk starts at 5:30 pm

*Senior route available

Food, drinks and door prizes after the run!

For questions, contact Kathy or Danelle at 484-4094.

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Tribal Council Meeting @ Meskwaki Tribal Chambers
Aug 14 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Meskwaki Tribal Chambers

The next Tribal Council meeting has been scheduled to be held on Wednesday, August 14, 2019. The meeting will begin at 5:00 pm and be held 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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Community Engagement – Meskwaki Recreation Center @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gym
Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Community Engagement - Meskwaki Recreation Center @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gym

On Wednesday, August 14th from 7:00 – 8:30 pm at the Meskwaki Tribal  Center Gym there will be a Community Engagement Opportunity about the Meskwaki Recreation Center!

Kayella’s will be catering and there will be door prizes available!

This will be the last change to share your thoughts and ideas with the group.

*COMING SOON: Meskwaki Recreation Center 3D Virtual Reality Walk-through!

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Aug
15
Thu
Signing Ceremony @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Aug 15 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Signing Ceremony @ Meskwaki Tribal Center

Please accept this invitation and join the Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa and the Environmental Protection Agency in the Signing Ceremony of Regulatory Treatment as a State in the Development of Tribal Water Quality Standards.

Thursday, August 15, 2019 from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm in the Meskwaki Tribal Center, located at 349 Meskwaki Rd, Tama, Iowa.

Speakers:

  • Environmental Protection Agency: Regional Administrator Jim Gulliford
  • Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa: Tribal Chairman Tony Waseskuk
  • Meskwaki Natural Resource Department: Dr. Jarrett Pfrimmer

The Meskwaki Nation welcomes our friends, neighbors and partners in celebrating this historic moment, as Meskwaki Nation moves forward in Water Quality Standards for all residents in the state if Iowa.

Questions or comments, please contact the Natural Resource Department: (641) 484-3511

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CANCELLED: CPR & First Aid Training @ Meskwaki Health Clinic Conference Room
Aug 15 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Charise and Sara from the Meskwaki Health Clinic will be offering American Heart Association CPR/First Aid classes on August 13, 15, 19 and 20 from 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm in the Conference room at the clinic.

These classes are FREE to the Meskwaki Community.

If interested, contact Sara or Charise at the Meskwaki Health Clinic at (641) 484-4094.

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FFN: Back to School BBQ @ Otter Creek State Park - Swimming Beach
Aug 15 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
FFN: Back to School BBQ @ Otter Creek State Park - Swimming Beach

Family Fun Night Committee is hosting a Back To School Barbeque!

Thursday, August 15th

Starts at 5:00 pm and Ends at 8:00 pm

Come play volleyball, bags, swim and more!

All children must be accompanied by an adult. (Swim at your own risk, no lifeguard on duty).

Bring chairs, towels, blankets, etc.

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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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19
Mon
MSS First Day of School @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Aug 19 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
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12:00 am MSS School Registration @ Meskwaki Settlement School
MSS School Registration @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Aug 4 @ 12:00 am – Aug 5 @ 12:00 am
MSS School Registration @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Meskwaki Settlement School Registration for the 2019-2020 School Year will begin Monday, July 22nd to Monday, August 19th.  Registration hours are 8:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Middle School/High School Offices. First Day of … Continue reading MSS School Registration