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Jan
14
Tue
Lunch & Learns with ISU Extension and Outreach @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
Jan 14 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Lunch & Learns with ISU Extension and Outreach @ Meskwaki Health Clinic

Join the Meskwaki Diabetes Program along with the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach program for Free Well-being Lunch and Learns on Tuesdays in December and January from 12:00 – 12:45 pm at the Meskwaki Health Clinic. A FREE lunch will be provided at each Lunch and Learn!

Dates:

December 3, 2019 – Time for Me: Understanding Well-being

December 10, 2019 – Building Strong Relationships

December 17, 2019 – Managing Your Money

January 7, 2020 – Enjoying Good Health and Energy

To sign up, please call (641) 484-4094 and ask to speak with Megan, Ashley or Linda.

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Jan
15
Wed
Tribal Council Special Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Jan 15 @ 3:00 pm
Boys Lacrosse Parent Meeting @ MSS High School Commons
Jan 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Boys Lacrosse Parent Meeting @ MSS High School Commons

The Meskwaki Youth Program will be having a Boys Lacrosse Parent Meeting on January 15, 2020 from 6-7pm in the MSS High School Commons.

Boys Ages: 9 to 13 years old.

Registration Fees: $30.00

Meeting Discussion:

  • Practice Times
  • Boys Uniforms
  • Upcoming Clinics
  • Lacrosse Games and Tournaments
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Girls Lacrosse Parent Meeting @ MSS High School Commons
Jan 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Girls Lacrosse Parent Meeting @ MSS High School Commons

The Meskwaki Youth Program is having a Girls Lacrosse Parent Meeting on January 15 from 7-8pm in the MSS High School Commons.

This is for Girls in Grades 4th – 6th,  also please note there will be a $30 Registration Fee.

During this Parent Meeting the following will be discussed:

  • Coaches
  • Girls Team Name/Logo/Colors/Uniform
  • Practice Times
  • Upcoming Clinics
  • Lacrosse Games and Tournaments
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Jan
16
Thu
MBCH Owner Appreciation Dinner @ MBCH Convention Center
Jan 16 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
MBCH Owner Appreciation Dinner @ MBCH Convention Center

SAVE THE DATE!

Mark your calendars now to join the fun as the Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel hosts its annual Owner Appreciation meal.

Owner Appreciation
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Meskwaki Convention Center
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

For questions contact Katy Croskey at (641) 484-2108.

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Jan
22
Wed
MSS 12:30 pm Early Dismissal @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Jan 22 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Election Committee Meeting @ East Conference Rm - Meskwaki Tribal Center
Jan 22 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Election Committee Meeting @ East Conference Rm - Meskwaki Tribal Center

The Election Committee will be meeting on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 starting at 6:30 pm in the East Conference Room at the Meskwaki Tribal Center.

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2020 Graduate Parent Planning Committee Meeting @ MBCH Veterans Convention Center
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jan
23
Thu
Tagaani Demo – Details TBA
Jan 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Jan
28
Tue
Welcome to Medicare – FREE Seminar @ Wieting Theatre
Jan 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Welcome to Medicare - FREE Seminar @ Wieting Theatre | Toledo | Iowa | United States

A FREE two-hour seminar educating about the Medicare application process.

Tuesday, January 28th starting at 6:30 pm at the Wieting Theatre in Toledo, IA.

You must register by January 20th. If interested call (641) 754-5399.

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Jan
29
Wed
General Meeting @ Tribal Center Gym
Jan 29 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
General Meeting @ Tribal Center Gym

Tribal Council will be having a General Meeting on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at the Meskwaki Tribal Center.

The Agenda is as follows:

5:00 pm – Dinner served in the Meskwaki Tribal Center Gym

  1. Welcome – Dawson Davenport, Chairman
  2. Meskwaki Natural Resources  – Jarrett Pfrimmer, Director
  3. Hemp Program – Joseph VanGorp, Director
  4. Meskwaki Apprenticeship Program – Matt Bear, Director
  5. Meskwaki, Inc. – Robert Bills, CEO
  6. Meskwaki Health Clinic – Rudy Papakee, Director
  7. Rec Center Updates – ISG
  8. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program – Stephen Scott
  9. Fiscal – Amy Dye
  10. Question / Comment Period

Enrolled Tribal Members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

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MSS Language Night @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Jan 29 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
MSS Language Night @ Meskwaki Settlement School

Join the Meskwaki Settlement School on Wednesday, January 29th for their monthly Language Night Event!

5:00 pm – Kiwisenibeni, Meal will be served in Commons

6:00 pm – Kiaditobeni Kekoani, Crafts in the Elementary Gym

Families are invited for food and fun! Please note that activities will conclude by 8:00 pm.

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Jan
31
Fri
Election Committee Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Jan 31 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Election Committee Meeting @ Tribal Chambers

The Election Committee will be having a meeting on Friday, January 31st starting at 4:30 pm in the Tribal Chambers.

 

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MSS Geography Club Fundraiser @ MSS High School Commons
Jan 31 @ 5:30 pm
MSS Geography Club Fundraiser @ MSS High School Commons

The MSS Geography Club is having a fundraiser for Meskwaki students traveling to Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii in the summer of 2021.

Geography Club Fundraiser: INDIAN TACO SALE and DESSERT SALE

Friday, January 31st from 5:30 pm until sold out! At the Meskwaki High School Commons during the JV and Varsity Basketball game against Colo Nesco.

Menu:

  • Indian Taco – $6.00
  • Frybread – $3.00
  • Potato and Ham Soup w/ Frybread – $5.00
  • Soft Shell Tacos – $3.00/each or 2 for $5.00
  • Walking Tacos – $3.000
  • Vanilla Almond Cake – $2.00
  • Chocolate Almond Cake – $2.00
  • Dairy Queen Blizzards (Cookie Dough, Oreo, M&M) – $4.00
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Feb
3
Mon
Democratic Caucus @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm
Democratic Caucus @ Meskwaki Tribal Center | Tama | Iowa | United States

https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/voterreg/pollingplace/search.aspx

 

 

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Feb
4
Tue
Museum Presentation: Tatiana Eroga, Saami Culture in the Artic @ Meskwaki Cultural Center and Museum
Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Museum Presentation: Tatiana Eroga, Saami Culture in the Artic @ Meskwaki Cultural Center and Museum

The Meskwaki Tribal Museum will have a special guest, Tatiana Ergova tonight. This event will be held at the Meskwaki Cultural Center and Museum and it will begin at 6:00 pm.

Tatiana is a scholar visiting from the Arctic in Russia and is from the Saami tribe. She would like to share her culture with the community. Tatiana is a beadworker and would like to demonstrate her technique as well as learn about our methods of beaded.

We hope you can stop in and not only learn about another culture, but to share some of your own knowledge.

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Nomination Meeting @ Tribal Center Gym
Feb 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nomination Meeting @ Tribal Center Gym

NOTICE OF NOMINATION MEETING

A Nomination Meeting will be held on February 4, 2020 in the gymnasium at the Sac & Fox Tribal Center on the Meskwaki Settlement at 7:00 pm.

If the attendance is less than 30% of eligible voters of the Tribe at the first Nomination Meeting, a second Nomination Meeting will be held on February 5, 2020 at 7:00 pm.

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Feb
5
Wed
Girls Softball Registration @ Tribal Center Snack Bar
Feb 5 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Girls Softball Registration @ Tribal Center Snack Bar

t is time to sign up for the 2020 Spring Softball Season with the Marshalltown Girls Softball Association for girls in grades K-12th!

There will be a Walk In Registration event on Wednesday, February 5 from 3:30-5:00 pm at the Tribal Center Snack Bar. The deadline to sign up through MYP is Feb. 17th by 4:30 pm. There is a $30.00 registration fee. (*Payment plans available). Final payment is due by March 13th at 4:30 pm.

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Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Feb 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers

Tribal Council has scheduled a Meeting to be held on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 beginning at 5:00 pm and held in the Tribal Chambers.

Enrolled Tribal Members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

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Nomination Meeting @ Tribal Center Gym
Feb 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nomination Meeting @ Tribal Center Gym

NOTICE OF NOMINATION MEETING

A Nomination Meeting will be held on February 4, 2020 in the gymnasium at the Sac & Fox Tribal Center on the Meskwaki Settlement at 7:00 pm.

If the attendance is less than 30% of eligible voters of the Tribe at the first Nomination Meeting, a second Nomination Meeting will be held on February 5, 2020 at 7:00 pm.

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Feb
6
Thu
Chance Rush Presentation @ MBCH Convention Center
Feb 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Chance Rush Presentation @ MBCH Convention Center

Join us as we welcome Chance Rush, Youth Outreach Advocate, Motivational Speaker, Life Coach to the Meskwaki Settlement on February 6th!

“Chance travels throughout the United States and Canada to work with Native communities in efforts to inspire, heal, motivate and energize. He has a talent for using his energy and humor to spread a simple message. He promotes healthy living and lives his life alcohol and drug free.”

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Feb
11
Tue
Recall Election @ Tribal Center Gym
Feb 11 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Recall Election @ Tribal Center Gym

ORDER FOR RECALL ELECTION:

A Recall Election will be held on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 in the gymnasium at the Sac and Fox Tribal Center on the Meskwaki Settlement from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.

All completed absentee ballots must be received by the Election Committee no later than February 11, 2020 at 8:00 pm.

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MMIW Sign Making @ Tribal Center Snack Bar
Feb 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
MMIW Sign Making @ Tribal Center Snack Bar

Join RISE on Tuesday, February 11th from 5:00-6:30 pm at the Tribal Center Snack Bar for MMIW March Sign Making!

This event is for those of you who are going to the MMIW March on Friday, February 14th in Minneapolis, MN and would like make a sign. Supplies will be available, and light refreshments will be provided.

If you would like anything printed out, please contact Gea Aitkens or Katie Deines at (641) 484-4444.

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Feb
12
Wed
Buffalo Meat Distribution @ Tribal Center - Front Entrance
Feb 12 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
RESCHEDULED – Family Fun Night
Feb 12 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Jan 22 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm Meskwaki Settlement School
 
Jan 22 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm East Conference Rm - Meskwaki Tribal Center
The Election Committee will be meeting on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 starting at 6:30 pm in the East Conference Room at the Meskwaki Tribal Center.
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm MBCH Veterans Convention Center
 
Jan 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Wieting Theatre
A FREE two-hour seminar educating about the Medicare application process. Tuesday, January 28th starting at 6:30 pm at the Wieting Theatre in Toledo, IA. You must register by January 20th. If interested call (641) 754-5399.
Jan 29 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Tribal Center Gym
Tribal Council will be having a General Meeting on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at the Meskwaki Tribal Center. The Agenda is as follows: 5:00 pm – Dinner served in the Meskwaki Tribal Center Gym Welcome … Continue reading General Meeting
Jan 29 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Meskwaki Settlement School
Join the Meskwaki Settlement School on Wednesday, January 29th for their monthly Language Night Event! 5:00 pm – Kiwisenibeni, Meal will be served in Commons 6:00 pm – Kiaditobeni Kekoani, Crafts in the Elementary Gym … Continue reading MSS Language Night
Jan 31 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Tribal Chambers
The Election Committee will be having a meeting on Friday, January 31st starting at 4:30 pm in the Tribal Chambers.  
Jan 31 @ 5:30 pm MSS High School Commons
The MSS Geography Club is having a fundraiser for Meskwaki students traveling to Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii in the summer of 2021. Geography Club Fundraiser: INDIAN TACO SALE and DESSERT SALE Friday, January 31st … Continue reading MSS Geography Club Fundraiser
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm Meskwaki Tribal Center
https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/voterreg/pollingplace/search.aspx    
Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Meskwaki Cultural Center and Museum
The Meskwaki Tribal Museum will have a special guest, Tatiana Ergova tonight. This event will be held at the Meskwaki Cultural Center and Museum and it will begin at 6:00 pm. Tatiana is a scholar … Continue reading Museum Presentation: Tatiana Eroga, Saami Culture in the Artic
Feb 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Tribal Center Gym
NOTICE OF NOMINATION MEETING A Nomination Meeting will be held on February 4, 2020 in the gymnasium at the Sac & Fox Tribal Center on the Meskwaki Settlement at 7:00 pm. If the attendance is … Continue reading Nomination Meeting
Feb 5 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Tribal Center Snack Bar
t is time to sign up for the 2020 Spring Softball Season with the Marshalltown Girls Softball Association for girls in grades K-12th! There will be a Walk In Registration event on Wednesday, February 5 … Continue reading Girls Softball Registration
Feb 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Tribal Chambers
Tribal Council has scheduled a Meeting to be held on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 beginning at 5:00 pm and held in the Tribal Chambers. Enrolled Tribal Members are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Feb 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Tribal Center Gym
NOTICE OF NOMINATION MEETING A Nomination Meeting will be held on February 4, 2020 in the gymnasium at the Sac & Fox Tribal Center on the Meskwaki Settlement at 7:00 pm. If the attendance is … Continue reading Nomination Meeting
Feb 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm MBCH Convention Center
Join us as we welcome Chance Rush, Youth Outreach Advocate, Motivational Speaker, Life Coach to the Meskwaki Settlement on February 6th! “Chance travels throughout the United States and Canada to work with Native communities in … Continue reading Chance Rush Presentation
Feb 11 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm Tribal Center Gym
ORDER FOR RECALL ELECTION: A Recall Election will be held on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 in the gymnasium at the Sac and Fox Tribal Center on the Meskwaki Settlement from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. … Continue reading Recall Election
Feb 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Tribal Center Snack Bar
Join RISE on Tuesday, February 11th from 5:00-6:30 pm at the Tribal Center Snack Bar for MMIW March Sign Making! This event is for those of you who are going to the MMIW March on … Continue reading MMIW Sign Making
Feb 12 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Tribal Center - Front Entrance
 
Feb 12 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
 
Feb 12 @ 6:30 pm East Conference Room, Tribal Center
An Election Committee Meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, February 12th at 6:30 pm in the East Conference Room at the Meskwaki Tribal Center.
Feb 14 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Meskwaki Youth Program
Sign up now for the Lacrosse 2020 Spring Season! CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP Signup Deadline is Friday, February 14, 2020. Boys Lacrosse is for ages 9 to 13. There is a$30 registration fee. Payment … Continue reading Lacrosse Signup Deadline
Feb 14 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Meskwaki Senior Services
The Elder’s Committee will be having an Indian Taco and Bake Sale on Friday, February 14th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Meskwaki Senior Services Center, 301 Meskwaki Rd, Tama, IA 52339. Menu: Indian … Continue reading Elder’s Committee Indian Taco and Bake Sale
Feb 17 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Meskwaki Youth Program
t is time to sign up for the 2020 Spring Softball Season with the Marshalltown Girls Softball Association for girls in grades K-12th! There will be a Walk In Registration event on Wednesday, February 5 … Continue reading Girls Softball Signup Deadline with MYP
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Tribal Council Chambers
Join us for a Swearing-In Ceremony on Tuesday, February 18th at 10:00 am in the Tribal Council Chambers. The Tribal community is invited to the swearing-in ceremony for the newly elected Tribal Council Members Vern … Continue reading Swearing-In Ceremony
Feb 19 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm Meskwaki Settlement School
 
Feb 19 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm MBCH Breakout Rooms
The MBCH Security Department and Meskwaki Risk Management Committee will be hosting a Storm Spotter Training on Wednesday, February 19th from 4:30 pm until 6:00 pm. Sign in begins at 4:15 pm and this training … Continue reading Storm Spotter Training
Feb 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Tribal Chambers
Tribal Council Meeting is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 5:00 pm in the Tribal Chambers. Enrolled Tribal Members are welcome and encouraged to attend. *Meetings are held on a bi-weekly … Continue reading (Canceled) Tribal Council Meeting
Feb 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Health Clinic Kitchen
The Diabetes Program Presents “Plant Based Eating” Cooking Demo! Thursday, February 20th at Noon in the Health Clinic Kitchen. Learn what it means to eat more “plant based”, and how to make it easy, delicious … Continue reading (Canceled) Plant Based Eating Cooking Demo