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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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Sep
30
Mon
Medicare Reimbursement Checks @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Sep 30 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Darts @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Sep 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Oct
1
Tue
MHE Hosts the Iowa Valley Education and Training for HSED @ Meskwaki Higher Ed Office
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
MHE Hosts the Iowa Valley Education and Training for HSED @ Meskwaki Higher Ed Office | Tama | Iowa | United States

Meskwaki Higher Education Program is hosting the

Iowa Valley Education and Training for High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED)

Start date is September 4.  Other start dates available.

Times and location:  Meskwaki Higher Education computer lab

Tuesdays and Thursdays 9-12 noon.

 

Please contact MHEP at 641-481-3157 to sign up.  All fees are paid by MHEP.”

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Sewing/Beading Crafts @ Meskwaki Culture Museum
Oct 1 @ 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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Nominations Meeting @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gymnasium
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nominations Meeting @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gymnasium

NOMINATIONS:

The Nomination process for the General Election will determine the candidates for the Primary Election. The nomination process for the Special Election will also be determined on this date. There will be a Nominations Meeting on Tuesday, OCTOBER 1, 2019 in the Tribal Gymnasium. This meeting will start promptly at 7:00 p.m.

In the event a quorum of 30% eligible voters is not present at the Nominations Meeting held Tuesday, October 1, 2019 a SECOND Nominations Meeting will be held Wednesday, OCTOBER 2, 2019 in the Tribal Gymnasium to start promptly at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and close promptly at 7:00 p.m. Title 8 Sec. 8-4402 and Title 8 Sec. 8-4604.

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Oct
2
Wed
Hydrant Flushing Week
Oct 2 @ 8:00 am – Oct 6 @ 4:00 pm
Hydrant Flushing Week

During the first week of October (2nd – 6th) Meskwaki Public Works will be conducting their biannual Hydrant Flushing week on the Meskwaki Settlement.

Hydrant Flushing is done twice a year to enhance water quality by flushing sediment from water mains, verifying the proper operation of hydrants and valves. It also ensures firefighting capability.

During hydrant flushing week please take note of these possible changes in your water and the additional information/tips on what to do after the hydrant flushing:

  • There may be a temporary drop in water pressure
  • Water may be rusty or cloudy. Discolored water IS NOT harmful and will clear up in a few hours.
  • Do not wash white laundry during this period – wait until both cold/hot water are running clear before laundering whites.
  • Avoid washing laundry during scheduled flushing times. Wait until the water runs clear at the tap, and then wash a load of dark clothes first.
  • If tap water is used during flushing, it could come out full of sediment that causes discoloration. If you encounter discoloration, run cold water for a few minutes allowing new water to work its way into your pipes. If the water is clear, its OK to use. If not, wait for a few minutes and check again. The discoloration only affects the appearance of the water; it does not affect the taste of quality.
  • If pressure or volume seems low, check your faucet screens for trapped particles.
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Diabetes Program Fun Walk/Run @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
Oct 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Diabetes Program Fun Walk/Run @ Meskwaki Health Clinic

The Diabetes Program will be hosting a Fun Walk/Run on Wednesday, October 2nd at the Meskwaki Health Clinic. Registration will begin at 5:00 pm and the Walk/Run will start at 5:30 pm!

This year the Diabetes Program has signed up to make this Walk/Run a part of Iowa’s Healthiest State Initiative! Everyone who participates will count towards helping get our entire state a bit more active.

There will be T-Shirts, Giveaways and Snacks after the Walk/Run! We can’t wait to see you there!

For questions, please call (641) 484-4094 and ask for Ashley or Megan.

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Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Oct 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers

A Tribal Council Meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, October 2, 2019. This meeting will be held in the Tribal Chambers and begin at 5:00 pm. 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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Second Nominations Meeting (If Needed) @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gymnasium
Oct 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Second Nominations Meeting (If Needed) @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gymnasium

NOMINATIONS:

The Nomination process for the General Election will determine the candidates for the Primary Election. The nomination process for the Special Election will also be determined on this date. There will be a Nominations Meeting on Tuesday, OCTOBER 1, 2019 in the Tribal Gymnasium. This meeting will start promptly at 7:00 p.m.

In the event a quorum of 30% eligible voters is not present at the Nominations Meeting held Tuesday, October 1, 2019 a SECOND Nominations Meeting will be held Wednesday, OCTOBER 2, 2019 in the Tribal Gymnasium to start promptly at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and close promptly at 7:00 p.m. Title 8 Sec. 8-4402 and Title 8 Sec. 8-4604.

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Oct
3
Thu
MHE Hosts the Iowa Valley Education and Training for HSED @ Meskwaki Higher Ed Office
Oct 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
MHE Hosts the Iowa Valley Education and Training for HSED @ Meskwaki Higher Ed Office | Tama | Iowa | United States

Meskwaki Higher Education Program is hosting the

Iowa Valley Education and Training for High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED)

Start date is September 4.  Other start dates available.

Times and location:  Meskwaki Higher Education computer lab

Tuesdays and Thursdays 9-12 noon.

 

Please contact MHEP at 641-481-3157 to sign up.  All fees are paid by MHEP.”

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Guest Speaker: Caitlin Silveira – Mental Health @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Oct 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Halloween Committee Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Oct 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Halloween Committee Meeting @ Tribal Chambers

Join us on Thursday, October 3rd at 2:00 pm in the Tribal Chambers for a Halloween Committee Meeting!

Agenda will be to discuss and finalize details for the 2019 Meskwaki Community Halloween Masquerade.

This meeting is open to everyone! If you have any ideas you’d like to share please let us know.

Question? Contact K. Waseskuk at (641) 484-5369

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Oct
4
Fri
Plaza 9 Movie w/ Lunch
Oct 4 @ 11:00 am – 3:30 pm
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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Senior Walking @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Oct 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Oct
8
Tue
Primary Election for the General Election @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gymnasium
Oct 8 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Primary Election for the General Election @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gymnasium

PRIMARY ELECTIONS:

A Primary Election for the General Election will be held at the Tribal Gymnasium on Tuesday, OCTOBER 8, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Names appearing on the ballots shall be a result of the Nominations process. (Per code, there is no primary for Special Elections.) Title 8 Sec. 8-4403.

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MHE Hosts the Iowa Valley Education and Training for HSED @ Meskwaki Higher Ed Office
Oct 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
MHE Hosts the Iowa Valley Education and Training for HSED @ Meskwaki Higher Ed Office | Tama | Iowa | United States

Meskwaki Higher Education Program is hosting the

Iowa Valley Education and Training for High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED)

Start date is September 4.  Other start dates available.

Times and location:  Meskwaki Higher Education computer lab

Tuesdays and Thursdays 9-12 noon.

 

Please contact MHEP at 641-481-3157 to sign up.  All fees are paid by MHEP.”

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Sewing/Beading Crafts @ Meskwaki Culture Museum
Oct 8 @ 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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Oct
9
Wed
Bingo @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Oct 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Wabikoni Workshop @ Health Clinic Kitchen
Oct 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Wabikoni Workshop @ Health Clinic Kitchen

Join the Diabetes Program and Food Sovereignty for a workshop on Wednesday, October 9th   that’s all about Wabikoni! We will learn how to process for drying and freezing, how to save seeds, and how to prepare some simple recipes. This workshop will be hands on and participants will leave with squash to use at home!

Date: Wednesday, October 9th

Time: 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Location: Health Clinic Kitchen

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Oct
10
Thu
MHE Hosts the Iowa Valley Education and Training for HSED @ Meskwaki Higher Ed Office
Oct 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
MHE Hosts the Iowa Valley Education and Training for HSED @ Meskwaki Higher Ed Office | Tama | Iowa | United States

Meskwaki Higher Education Program is hosting the

Iowa Valley Education and Training for High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED)

Start date is September 4.  Other start dates available.

Times and location:  Meskwaki Higher Education computer lab

Tuesdays and Thursdays 9-12 noon.

 

Please contact MHEP at 641-481-3157 to sign up.  All fees are paid by MHEP.”

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Senior Walking @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Oct 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Oct
14
Mon
Senior Walking @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Oct 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
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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Tribal Membership Audit @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Tribal Membership Audit @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
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 … Continue reading Tribal Membership Audit
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11:00 am Medicare Reimbursement Checks @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Medicare Reimbursement Checks @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Sep 30 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Medicare Reimbursement Checks @ Meskwaki Senior Services
 
1:00 pm Darts @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Darts @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Sep 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Darts @ Meskwaki Senior Services