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May
1
Wed
Yoga Class @ Meskwaki Health Clinic Conference Room
May 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Yoga Class @ Meskwaki Health Clinic Conference Room

Join Ashley, Health Educator for Yoga on Tuesdays @ 12:30 pm (30 min class) and on Thursdays @ 5:00 pm (1 hour class).

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May
2
Thu
Aqua Aerobics / Resistance Training @ MBCH Pool
May 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Aqua Aerobics / Resistance Training @ MBCH Pool

Join Jason in the MBCH pool for Aqua Aerobics and Resistance Training!

These classes will be available beginning December 4th. The schedule is as follows,  Thursdays from 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm. Don’t forget your swimsuit!

For more information stop by the Wellness Center or call Jason at 641-484-4678 ext 9271.

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May
3
Fri
Pella Tulip Festibal Trip
May 3 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Guest Speaker: Dr. Michael Luick-Thrams @ Meskwaki Cultural Center & Museum
May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Guest Speaker: Dr. Michael Luick-Thrams @ Meskwaki Cultural Center & Museum

The Meskwaki Cultural Center and Museum will be hosting a guest speaker on Friday, May 3rd. Dr. Michael Luick-Thrams is visiting the United States from Germany, and has scheduled a lecture here on the Settlement. He will be discussing WW11, and specifically Prisoners of War. His presentation will cover the “Wider Context Behind Meskwaki Prisoners of War in Nazi Germany”. This lecture will begin at 7:00 pm and will last until 8:00 pm, with time for questions and remarks at the conclusion.

This event is open to the public.

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May
5
Sun
National Day of Awareness for MMIW Rally @ State of Iowa Capital Complex - West Capitol Terrace Stage
May 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
National Day of Awareness for MMIW Rally @ State of Iowa Capital Complex - West Capitol Terrace Stage

Join RISE (Resources for Indigenous Survivors and Empowerment) as they host a day of awareness for missing and murdered Indigenous Women.

On Sunday, May 5th from 1:00 – 3:00 pm at the State of Iowa Capital Complex, West Capital Terrace Stage in Des Moines, Iowa.

Wear red  and join us in solidarity as we honor the lives of missing and murdered indigenous women in Iowa. Allies Welcome!

*Rita Papakee Family Spotlight

Presenters include:

Marisa Miakonda Cummings, Omaha Tribe of Nebraska from Sioux City, Iowa

Christine Nobiss, Plains Cree/Salteaux of the Gordon First Nation and Decolonizer with Indigenous Iowa Seeding Sovereignty.

Morningstar Dance Troupe, Troupe from the Meskwaki Nation, educating and inspiring through Indigenous music, dance, songs, regalia and storytelling.

Leah Slick-Driscoll, Meskwaki Nation, Tama, Iowa

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May
6
Mon
Spring Clean-Up Week
May 6 – May 10 all-day
May
7
Tue
Seed and Transplant Giveaway @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Seed and Transplant Giveaway @ Meskwaki Tribal Center

Get seeds and transplants for your home garden! Pick up some easy to grow vegetables, herbs & flowers, courtesy of Meskwaki Food Sovereignty. Free and open to anyone. Growing information will be shared along with seeds and plants. If you can’t make it to any of the times or locations listed below, get in touch with us directly so we can try to accommodate you – 484-9504

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Canceled: Yoga Class @ Meskwaki Health Clinic Conference Room
May 7 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Canceled: Yoga Class @ Meskwaki Health Clinic Conference Room

Join Ashley, Health Educator for Yoga on Tuesdays @ 12:30 pm (30 min class) and on Thursdays @ 5:00 pm (1 hour class).

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May
8
Wed
Seed and Transplant Giveaway @ Meskwaki Senior Services
May 8 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Seed and Transplant Giveaway @ Meskwaki Senior Services

Get seeds and transplants for your home garden! Pick up some easy to grow vegetables, herbs & flowers, courtesy of Meskwaki Food Sovereignty. Free and open to anyone. Growing information will be shared along with seeds and plants. If you can’t make it to any of the times or locations listed below, get in touch with us directly so we can try to accommodate you – 484-9504

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Bingo @ Meskwaki Senior Services
May 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Canceled: Yoga Class @ Meskwaki Health Clinic Conference Room
May 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Canceled: Yoga Class @ Meskwaki Health Clinic Conference Room

Join Ashley, Health Educator for Yoga on Tuesdays @ 12:30 pm (30 min class) and on Thursdays @ 5:00 pm (1 hour class).

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May
9
Thu
Aqua Aerobics / Resistance Training @ MBCH Pool
May 9 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Aqua Aerobics / Resistance Training @ MBCH Pool

Join Jason in the MBCH pool for Aqua Aerobics and Resistance Training!

These classes will be available beginning December 4th. The schedule is as follows,  Thursdays from 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm. Don’t forget your swimsuit!

For more information stop by the Wellness Center or call Jason at 641-484-4678 ext 9271.

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Canceled: Seed and Transplant Giveaway @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Canceled: Seed and Transplant Giveaway @ Meskwaki Health Clinic

Get seeds and transplants for your home garden! Pick up some easy to grow vegetables, herbs & flowers, courtesy of Meskwaki Food Sovereignty. Free and open to anyone. Growing information will be shared along with seeds and plants. If you can’t make it to any of the times or locations listed below, get in touch with us directly so we can try to accommodate you – 484-9504

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Blood Pressure / Sugar Check @ Meskwaki Senior Services
May 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Signing Ceremony @ Tribal Chambers
May 9 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Signing Ceremony @ Tribal Chambers

On Thursday, May 9th at 11:30 a.m. FEMA will be on site for a signing ceremony.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Tribe will come together to enter into a FEMA-Tribal Agreement for the recently approved disaster declaration which was signed by the President.

This is the first time that the Tribe was able to apply for assistance directly as a sovereign entity apart from the state.

This historic signing ceremony will be held in the Tribal Chambers on Thursday, May 9th at 11:30.

All are invited.

Light refreshments will be served.

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May
10
Fri
Canceled: Plaza 9 Movie
May 10 @ 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm
May
14
Tue
Yoga Class @ Meskwaki Health Clinic Conference Room
May 14 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Yoga Class @ Meskwaki Health Clinic Conference Room

Join Ashley, Health Educator for Yoga on Tuesdays @ 12:30 pm (30 min class) and on Thursdays @ 5:00 pm (1 hour class).

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May
15
Wed
Job Skills Worksho @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - East Conference Room
May 15 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Job Skills Worksho @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - East Conference Room

On Wednesday, May 15th Meskwaki Nation Probation Department and the Staff and Workforce Development Program will be hosting a Job Skills Workshop.

This workshop will be from 10:30 am until 2:30 pm and held in the East Conference Room in the Tribal Center.

On the agenda: application process, resume building, interviewing skills, job readiness and other fun activities!

*Lunch will be served

Call Misty to sign up as space is limited (641) 484-9300.

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Bean Bags @ Meskwaki Senior Services
May 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Meskwaki Tribal Chambers
May 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Meskwaki Tribal Chambers

The next Tribal Council meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, May 15, 2019. It will start 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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Yoga Class @ Meskwaki Health Clinic Conference Room
May 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Yoga Class @ Meskwaki Health Clinic Conference Room

Join Ashley, Health Educator for Yoga on Tuesdays @ 12:30 pm (30 min class) and on Thursdays @ 5:00 pm (1 hour class).

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May
16
Thu
Aqua Aerobics / Resistance Training @ MBCH Pool
May 16 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Aqua Aerobics / Resistance Training @ MBCH Pool

Join Jason in the MBCH pool for Aqua Aerobics and Resistance Training!

These classes will be available beginning December 4th. The schedule is as follows,  Thursdays from 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm. Don’t forget your swimsuit!

For more information stop by the Wellness Center or call Jason at 641-484-4678 ext 9271.

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May
17
Fri
Plaza 9 Movie
May 17 @ 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Pride Week Powwow @ Meskwaki Settlement School - West Baseball Field
May 17 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Pride Week Powwow @ Meskwaki Settlement School - West Baseball Field

Join us in honoring Meskwaki High School Class of 2019 on Friday, May 17th.

All singers and dancers are invited!

5:00 pm – Meal in the Commons

7:00 pm – Grand Entry at the West Baseball Field at MSS

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May
19
Sun
Meskwaki Settlement School Graduation @ Meskwaki Settlement School
May 19 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm