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Apr
29
Mon
Hydrant Flushing Week
Apr 29 – May 3 all-day
May
1
Wed
Meskwaki Settlement Art & Culture Night @ Meskwaki Settlement School - Commons
May 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Meskwaki Settlement Art & Culture Night @ Meskwaki Settlement School - Commons

On Wednesday, May 1st from 5:00 to 8:00 pm in the Meskwaki Commons the MSS will be hosting Art & Culture Night. The Concert will start at 6:00 pm.

Light refreshments will be available.

Door Prizes include: Pottery and Dawson Davenport Prints.

Activities include:

  • K-12 Art Exhibit with Ribbons
  • MAP and Cultural Displays
  • Works by Other – Applied Arts Departments
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STC Title VI – Parent Information Night @ STC Elementary Cafeteria
May 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
STC Title VI - Parent Information Night @ STC Elementary Cafeteria

The STC Title VI – Native American Program will be hosting a Parent Information Night on Wednesday, May 1st from 5:00-6:00 pm in the South Tama Elementary Cafeteria.

Parents, guardians and families are invited to join!

This informational meeting is organized to serve as a time to share about the Title VI program, which focuses on Native American Students within the STC school district.

Topics may include:

  • Assist in oversight of educational opportunities
  • Promote educational achievement of students
  • Advocate for curricular, co-curricular and extracurricular activities
  • Help facilitate involvement of parents, as first teachers of their children.
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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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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
May
9
Thu
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
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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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
May
21
Tue
Nomination Meeting @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
May 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nomination Meeting @ Meskwaki Tribal Center

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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May
22
Wed
Bingo @ Meskwaki Senior Services
May 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
May
23
Thu
MSS Elementary Track & Field Meet @ Meskwaki Settlement School
May 23 all-day
Birthday Meal @ Meskwaki Senior Services
May 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Blood Pressure / Sugar Check @ Meskwaki Senior Services
May 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
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2:00 pm Meskwaki Community Easter Egg Hunt @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
Meskwaki Community Easter Egg Hunt @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Meskwaki Community Easter Egg Hunt @ Meskwaki Health Clinic | Tama | Iowa | United States
Stop by the Meskwaki Health Clinic on Sunday, April 28th for games and activities at 2 PM followed by our annual Easter egg hunt at 3 PM. There will be a “golden” and “silver” egg … Continue reading Meskwaki Community Easter Egg Hunt
9:00 am Earth Day Road Side Clean Up @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Earth Day Road Side Clean Up @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Earth Day Road Side Clean Up @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Where: Meet at the Tribal Gym Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am Date: April 29, 2019 Everyone that is going to take part in the Road Side Clean Up will need to get into a … Continue reading Earth Day Road Side Clean Up
10:00 am Earth Day Celebration @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Earth Day Celebration @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Earth Day Celebration @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Meskwaki Earth Day Road side clean-up in the morning, vendors, hands on activities for everyone, tree give away, door prizes, lunch sale and bake sale and so much more! So come on out and enjoy … Continue reading Earth Day Celebration
1:00 pm Senior Walking @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Senior Walking @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Apr 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Senior Walking @ Meskwaki Senior Services
 
11:00 am Medicare Reimbursement Checks @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Medicare Reimbursement Checks @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Apr 30 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Medicare Reimbursement Checks @ Meskwaki Senior Services
 
5:00 pm Canceled: Child Abuse Prevention & Sexual Assault Awareness Walk/Run @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Canceled: Child Abuse Prevention & Sexual Assault Awareness Walk/Run @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Apr 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Canceled: Child Abuse Prevention & Sexual Assault Awareness Walk/Run @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Due the rain we are experiencing today the Child Abuse Prevention and Sexual Assault Awareness Walk/Run scheduled for today has been canceled.
5:00 pm Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Apr 30 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
The next Tribal Council meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, April 30th. It will begin at 5:00 pm and take place inside the Tribal Chambers. Enrolled Tribal Members are welcome and encouraged to attend. *Meetings … Continue reading Tribal Council Meeting
5:00 pm Meskwaki Settlement Art & Culture Night @ Meskwaki Settlement School - Commons
Meskwaki Settlement Art & Culture Night @ Meskwaki Settlement School - Commons
May 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Meskwaki Settlement Art & Culture Night @ Meskwaki Settlement School - Commons
On Wednesday, May 1st from 5:00 to 8:00 pm in the Meskwaki Commons the MSS will be hosting Art & Culture Night. The Concert will start at 6:00 pm. Light refreshments will be available. Door … Continue reading Meskwaki Settlement Art & Culture Night
5:00 pm STC Title VI – Parent Information Night @ STC Elementary Cafeteria
STC Title VI – Parent Information Night @ STC Elementary Cafeteria
May 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
STC Title VI - Parent Information Night @ STC Elementary Cafeteria
The STC Title VI – Native American Program will be hosting a Parent Information Night on Wednesday, May 1st from 5:00-6:00 pm in the South Tama Elementary Cafeteria. Parents, guardians and families are invited to … Continue reading STC Title VI – Parent Information Night
9:00 am Pella Tulip Festibal Trip
Pella Tulip Festibal Trip
May 3 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Pella Tulip Festibal Trip
 
7:00 pm Guest Speaker: Dr. Michael Luick-Thrams @ Meskwaki Cultural Center & Museum
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. … Continue reading Guest Speaker: Dr. Michael Luick-Thrams