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Jun
3
Mon
Stop The Bleed @ Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel
Jun 3 all-day
Stop The Bleed @ Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel

Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign and a call-to-action. Stop the Bleed is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.

No matter how rapid the arrival of professional emergency responders, bystanders will always be first on the scene. Life-threatening emergencies can happen fast.  A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes, therefore it is important to quickly stop the blood loss. Those nearest to someone with life threatening injuries are best positioned to provide first care measures.

You Are the Help Until Help Arrives

Learn five simple steps that may save a life – Call 9-1-1. Stay Safe. Stop the Bleeding. Position the Injured. Provide Comfort

Audience: Open to all interested

Where: MBCH Breakout Rooms

When: Classes to be held Monday, June 3rd 2019

Times: 8a-10a, 10a-12p, 1p-3p and 3p-5p

Takes approximately two hours.

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Jun
4
Tue
Special Election @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gym
Jun 4 @ 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Special Election @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gym

On April 8, 2019, the Tribal Council issued an Order for Special Election due to a resignation of a Tribal Council member, Harvey Davenport, Jr. The Special Election will fill one vacancy for the remainder of the term ending on November 2021.

On May 3, 2019, the Election Committee issued a notice for a Special Election to be held on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 in the Tribal Gymnasium at the Sac and Fox Tribal Center on the Meskwaki Settlement from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Upon written request, absentee ballots will be made available to those who are temporarily living away from the Meskwaki Settlement as defined by the Title 8 (Elections) Article II, Section 8-2103 (b). Requests for an absentee ballot can be made via the following:

  1. Faxed to: Sac and Fox Tribal Offices, Fax Number: (641) 484-5424

Attn: Election Committee

  1. Mailed to: Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa

Attn: Election Committee

349 Meskwaki Rd.

Tama, IA  52339

  1. Email: committee@meskwaki-nsn.gov

All absentee ballot requests by mail must be postmarked by Monday, May 13, 2019.

All requests by fax or e-mail must be received by Monday, May 13, 2019.

Notice of nomination meeting

A Nomination Meeting will be held on May 21, 2019 in the gymnasium at the Sac & Fox Tribal Center on the Meskwaki Settlement at 7:00 p.m.

If the attendance is less than 30% of eligible voters of the Tribe at the first Nomination Meeting, a second Nomination will be held Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 7 pm.

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Sewing/Beading Crafts @ Meskwaki Culture Museum
Jun 4 @ 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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Jun
6
Thu
Swearing-In Ceremony @ Meskwaki Tribal Council Chambers
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Swearing-In Ceremony @ Meskwaki Tribal Council Chambers

The Tribal community is invited to the swearing-in ceremony for the newly elected Tribal Council member Dawson Davenport, elected during the Special Election held on June 4, 2019. Councilman Davenport will serve the remainder of the preceding member’s term ending in November 2021. Light refreshments will be served.  Open to all.

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Tribal Council Special Meeting @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Tribal Chambers
Jun 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tribal Council Special Meeting @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Tribal Chambers

A Tribal Council Special Meeting has been scheduled to take place on Thursday, June 6, 2019. It 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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Jun
7
Fri
Basic Weather Spotter Training @ MBCH Convention Center - Breakout Room
Jun 7 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Basic Weather Spotter Training @ MBCH Convention Center - Breakout Room

Join us on Friday, June 7th from 8:30 am – 10:00 am in the MBCH Convention Center Break Out Room for Basic Weather Spotter Training.

Instructors are National Weather Service Meteorologists from Des Moines.

Community members welcome!

Learn how to identify and report severe weather, spotter safety, severe weather climatology in Iowa, thunderstorm structure, threats and more.

Sponsored by MBCH Security Dept. and MNR Tribal Response. For more information call (641) 484-3511 ext 9588.

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Jun
10
Mon
MBCH Blood Drive @ Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel
Jun 10 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
MBCH Blood Drive @ Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel

MBCH along with American Red Cross will be hosting a Blood Drive on Monday, June 10th from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. Due to continuous natural disasters blood stores around the country are in great need.

Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel is located at 1504 305th Street in Tama, Iowa.

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Family Services Pool Party @ Tama-Toledo Family Aquatic Center
Jun 10 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Family Services Pool Party @ Tama-Toledo Family Aquatic Center

Meskwaki Family Services are hosting a Pool Party for the Meskwaki Community!

Monday, June 10th from 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm at the Tama-Toledo Family Aquatic Center

  • Pizza and drinks provided.
  • Gift card door prizes (must be present to win)
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult as this is a family event

For questions call Kayla at MFS (641) 484-4444

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Jun
11
Tue
Sewing/Beading Crafts @ Meskwaki Culture Museum
Jun 11 @ 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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Jun
12
Wed
Reschuled: Cooking Demo @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
Jun 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Reschuled: Cooking Demo @ Meskwaki Health Clinic

The Cooking Demo hosted by the Diabetes Program has been rescheduled to June 12th starting at noon at the Meskwaki Tribal Health Clinic.

Bring a lawn chair and enjoy grilled pizza and fun salads!

For more information call the clinic at (641) 484-4094 and ask for Megan or Ashley.

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Movie Night @ MBCH Convention Center
Jun 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Movie Night @ MBCH Convention Center

Meskwaki Family Services is hosting a movie night!

Neither Wolf Nor Dog will be played on Wednesday, June 12th at 6:00 pm in the MBCH Convention Center.

This event is open to all Meskwaki Community Members.

Popcorn and Drinks will be sponsored by the Meskwaki Health Clinic.

For questions, call Kayla at (641) 484-4444.

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Jun
18
Tue
Kinship Garden Groundbreaking & Planting
Jun 18 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Kinship Garden Groundbreaking & Planting

2019 will be our first growing season in the Kinship Garden, a communal space where community members can grow together.  Those who participate will be able to share in the harvest.

If you are interested in being a part of the Kinship garden, join us at the groundbreaking and planting!

The garden is located on the hilltop south of the Health Clinic.  Light refreshments will be served, then we will plant the garden.  For questions, call Meskwaki Agriculture and Food Sovereignty (641) 484-3511.

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Father’s Day Field Events @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Jun 18 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Father's Day Field Events @ Meskwaki Tribal Center

A special event to educate families on financial empowerment. Healthy finances contribute to healthy families.

Tuesday, June 18th

5:00 pm Registration

5:30 pm Start Time

@ Tribal Center Field

Field events include water balloon toss, marshmallow relay, HORSE competition, and hot potato!

Breakfast burritos starts the event at the Tribal Center Snack Bar, financial education information will be provided.

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Sewing/Beading Crafts @ Meskwaki Culture Museum
Jun 18 @ 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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Jun
19
Wed
Tribal Council Meeting @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Tribal Chambers
Jun 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Tribal Chambers

The next Tribal Council Meeting has been scheduled to take place on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. It will begin at 5:00 pm and take place 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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Jun
21
Fri
Enrollment Office Closed This Afternoon
Jun 21 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Postponed -Summer Solstice Festival @ Red Earth Gardens
Jun 21 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Postponed -Summer Solstice Festival @ Red Earth Gardens

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Summer Solstice Festival has been postponed to a later date.  New information coming soon!

Please join us for an evening full of activities and celebration at Red Earth Gardens for our Summer Solstice Festival on Friday, June 21st!

Events begin at 4:00 pm.

Fun Run/Walk and Youth Races at 5:30 pm.  *If raining, the run/walk will be cancelled.

Traditional Meal will be served following the fun run/walk.

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Jun
25
Tue
Enrollment Office Closed This Afternoon
Jun 25 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm

CDIB’s and Tribal IDs still available.

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Sewing/Beading Crafts @ Meskwaki Culture Museum
Jun 25 @ 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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Jun
26
Wed
Enrollment Office Closed Today
Jun 26 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

CDIBs and Tribal IDs still available.

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Jun
27
Thu
Elders Night Out @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gym
Jun 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Elders Night Out @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gym

Family Fun Night Committee Presents: Elders Night Out!

A night of fun and games for the whole family! Come play Bingo, Bags and Bone Dice.

Community members are encouraged to bring Elders so they can participate in the fun too! June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month – Engaging Elders in community activities is a great way to make an impact to prevent and address Elder Abuse.

Thursday, June 27th at the Tribal Center Gym

Dinner at 5:00 pm

Games from 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Prizes for winners of rounds of Bingo. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in the Bags Tournament and Bone Dice!

If you are an Elder and in need of transportation, please call Nicole Lepley at (641) 484-4444 to request transportation to and from this event.

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Jun
28
Fri
MPD Farewell and Welcome @ Tribal Center
Jun 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
MPD Farewell and Welcome @ Tribal Center

Stop in to the Tribal Center on Friday, June 28th to say “farewell” to BIA Chief Michael Longhat and Officer Michael Cizek. Both have been helping out at the MPD for the last month.

At the gathering, meet the new BIA officers, Lee Simcox and Branden Hassett, coming to help out as the MPD continues to recruit new team members. You’ll also have the chance to get to know new and current Meskwaki Police Department officers too. Join us!

Friday, June 28th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at the Tribal Center. Sandwiches will be served!

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

A Tribal Council meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, July 2, 2019. It will begin at 5:00 pm and take place 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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Sewing/Beading Crafts @ Meskwaki Culture Museum
Jul 2 @ 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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Jul
3
Wed
Meskwaki Health Clinic BBQ @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
Jul 3 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Meskwaki Health Clinic BBQ @ Meskwaki Health Clinic

We’re moving this to 5:30 to hopefully wait out the rain!  Join us for a BBQ and Family Fun Games at the Meskwaki Health Clinic from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm on Wednesday, July 3rd!  If it rains, we’re moving to the Tribal Center!

A raffle run/walk will take place at 5:30 pm – there are prizes to be won!

Please bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket.

For more information call the Health Clinic at 641-484-4094.

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Jun 3 all-day
12:00 am
Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign and a call-to-action. Stop the Bleed is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency … Continue reading Stop The Bleed
Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel
Jun 4 @ 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
9:00 am
On April 8, 2019, the Tribal Council issued an Order for Special Election due to a resignation of a Tribal Council member, Harvey Davenport, Jr. The Special Election will fill one vacancy for the remainder … Continue reading Special Election
Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gym
Jun 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
6:00 pm
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.
Meskwaki Culture Museum
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
10:00 am
The Tribal community is invited to the swearing-in ceremony for the newly elected Tribal Council member Dawson Davenport, elected during the Special Election held on June 4, 2019. Councilman Davenport will serve the remainder of … Continue reading Swearing-In Ceremony
Meskwaki Tribal Council Chambers
Jun 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
5:00 pm
A Tribal Council Special Meeting has been scheduled to take place on Thursday, June 6, 2019. It will begin at 5:00 pm and be held in the Tribal Chambers. Enrolled Tribal Members are welcome and … Continue reading Tribal Council Special Meeting
Meskwaki Tribal Center - Tribal Chambers
Jun 7 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
8:30 am
Join us on Friday, June 7th from 8:30 am – 10:00 am in the MBCH Convention Center Break Out Room for Basic Weather Spotter Training. Instructors are National Weather Service Meteorologists from Des Moines. Community … Continue reading Basic Weather Spotter Training
MBCH Convention Center - Breakout Room
Jun 10 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
10:00 am
MBCH along with American Red Cross will be hosting a Blood Drive on Monday, June 10th from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. Due to continuous natural disasters blood stores around the country are in great … Continue reading MBCH Blood Drive
Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel
Jun 10 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
8:00 pm
Meskwaki Family Services are hosting a Pool Party for the Meskwaki Community! Monday, June 10th from 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm at the Tama-Toledo Family Aquatic Center Pizza and drinks provided. Gift card door prizes … Continue reading Family Services Pool Party
Tama-Toledo Family Aquatic Center
Jun 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
6:00 pm
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.
Meskwaki Culture Museum
Jun 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
12:00 pm
The Cooking Demo hosted by the Diabetes Program has been rescheduled to June 12th starting at noon at the Meskwaki Tribal Health Clinic. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy grilled pizza and fun salads! For … Continue reading Reschuled: Cooking Demo
Meskwaki Health Clinic
Jun 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
6:00 pm
Meskwaki Family Services is hosting a movie night! Neither Wolf Nor Dog will be played on Wednesday, June 12th at 6:00 pm in the MBCH Convention Center. This event is open to all Meskwaki Community … Continue reading Movie Night
MBCH Convention Center
Jun 18 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
4:00 pm
2019 will be our first growing season in the Kinship Garden, a communal space where community members can grow together.  Those who participate will be able to share in the harvest. If you are interested … Continue reading Kinship Garden Groundbreaking & Planting
Jun 18 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
5:00 pm
A special event to educate families on financial empowerment. Healthy finances contribute to healthy families. Tuesday, June 18th 5:00 pm Registration 5:30 pm Start Time @ Tribal Center Field Field events include water balloon toss, … Continue reading Father’s Day Field Events
Meskwaki Tribal Center
Jun 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
6:00 pm
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.
Meskwaki Culture Museum
Jun 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
5:00 pm
The next Tribal Council Meeting has been scheduled to take place on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. It will begin at 5:00 pm and take place in the Tribal Chambers. Enrolled Tribal Members are welcome and … Continue reading Tribal Council Meeting
Meskwaki Tribal Center - Tribal Chambers
Jun 21 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm
4:00 pm
Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Summer Solstice Festival has been postponed to a later date.  New information coming soon! Please join us for an evening full of activities and celebration at Red Earth … Continue reading Postponed -Summer Solstice Festival
Red Earth Gardens
Jun 25 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
12:00 pm
CDIB’s and Tribal IDs still available.
Jun 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
6:00 pm
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.
Meskwaki Culture Museum
Jun 26 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
8:00 am
CDIBs and Tribal IDs still available.
Jun 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
5:00 pm
Family Fun Night Committee Presents: Elders Night Out! A night of fun and games for the whole family! Come play Bingo, Bags and Bone Dice. Community members are encouraged to bring Elders so they can … Continue reading Elders Night Out
Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gym
Jun 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
5:00 pm
Stop in to the Tribal Center on Friday, June 28th to say “farewell” to BIA Chief Michael Longhat and Officer Michael Cizek. Both have been helping out at the MPD for the last month. At … Continue reading MPD Farewell and Welcome
Tribal Center
Jul 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
5:00 pm
A Tribal Council meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, July 2, 2019. It will begin at 5:00 pm and take place in the Tribal Chambers. Enrolled Tribal Members are welcome and encouraged to attend. *Meetings … Continue reading Tribal Council Meeting
Tribal Chambers
Jul 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
6:00 pm
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.
Meskwaki Culture Museum
Jul 3 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
5:30 pm
We’re moving this to 5:30 to hopefully wait out the rain!  Join us for a BBQ and Family Fun Games at the Meskwaki Health Clinic from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm on Wednesday, July 3rd!  … Continue reading Meskwaki Health Clinic BBQ
Meskwaki Health Clinic
Jul 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
6:00 pm
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.
Meskwaki Culture Museum
Jul 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
10:00 am
Join us for the Summer Solstice Milkweed Festival on Wednesday, July 10th from 10:00 am – 1:30 pm. Fun Walk/Run around Red Earth Gardens – Registration starts at 10:00 am, Walk/Run at 10:30 am. Noon … Continue reading Summer Solstice Milkweed Festival
Red Earth Gardens
Jul 11 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
10:30 am
Join us for a Job Skills Workshop on Thursday, July 11th! This training is from 10:30 am – 2:30 pm and will be held in the East Conference Room at the Tribal Center. Some of … Continue reading Job Skills Workshop
Tribal Center - East Conference Room
Jul 11 @ 7:30 pm – Jul 13 @ 9:00 pm
7:30 pm
The Weiting Theatre Presents: Our Town by Thornton Wilder Thursday, Friday, and Saturday: July 11th – 13th at 7:30 pm Admission: Adults – $12, Students/Children – $8 Advanced tickets on sale at both State Bank … Continue reading Our Town – Weiting Theatre Play
Weiting Theatre
12:00 am
We’re closed today in celebration of Meskwaki Nation Day!  Come out and celebrate with us on Saturday.  Check out the Events Page for more info!