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Nov
1
Fri
4th Annual Arrest Hunger Food Drive
Nov 1 – Nov 22 all-day
4th Annual Arrest Hunger Food Drive

Help Fight Hunger In Our Community! The 4th Annual Arrest Hunger Food Drive is  currently being held from November 1st through November 25th. There will be Donation bags and/or boxes left at each home and Tribal Office on the Settlement. Your support is greatly appreciated!

During the Meskwaki Veterans Powwow at the Meskwaki High School on Saturday, November 9th there will be a donation box available to place food drive donations.

On November 21st and 22nd the Probation department, Police Department and Diabetes Program will be collecting donations from each home and tribal office, (please leave outside your door).

On November 25th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm community members may come to the Tribal Center to pick-up donations.

For more information please call (641) 484-9285.

The 4th Annual Arrest Hunger Food Drive is sponsored by: Meskwaki Nation Probation Department, Meskwaki Nation Police Department, Meskwaki Diabetes Program.

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Nov
11
Mon
Tribal Operations & MSS Closed – VETERANS DAY
Nov 11 all-day
Nov
12
Tue
Healthy Recipe Contest Submissions Due
Nov 12 all-day
Healthy Recipe Contest Submissions Due

The Meskwaki Diabetes Program will now be accepting recipes for the Healthy Recipe Contest until November 12th!

Recipe submissions can be made by email (see below) or drop-in at the Health Clinic. Submissions must include your name, current phone number and recipe. A prize will be awarded to every submission after the cook-off!

*Please note that a healthy recipe meets these general guidelines:

  • Low to moderate in fat content
  • Low in added sugar
  • Low in sodium
  • High in vitamins, minerals and fiber

On November 15th, the Top 5 Recipe contestants will be announced. These individuals will go on to make their recipe at the cook-off. The Diabetes Program will provide all ingredients.

On November 20th, the Cook-off will be held! Cooking starts at 5:00 pm at the Tribal Center for contestants. Voting and tasting starts at 6:00 pm for the public. Come on over to eat some tasty food and to vote for your favorites! The Top 2 recipes will win additional prizes.

We hope to see you there!

See email addresses below for submissions:

  • Linda Winter Chaser, Program Coordinator, dc.mhc@meskwaki-nsn.gov
  • Megan Koehn, Registered Dietitian, rd.mhc@meskwaki-nsn.gov
  • Ashley Aylsworth, Health Educator, he3.mhc@meskwaki-nsn.gov
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Special Election @ Tribal Center Gym
Nov 12 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Special Election @ Tribal Center Gym

ORDER FOR SPECIAL ELECTION:

On October 18, 2019, the Tribal Council issued an Order for Special Election due to a resignation of a Tribal Council member, Adrian Pushetonequa. The Special Election will fill one vacancy for the remainder of the term ending on November 2021.

The Election Committee issued a notice for a Special Election to be held on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2019 in the Tribal Gymnasium at the Sac and Fox Tribal Center on the Meskwaki Settlement from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Upon written request, absentee ballots will be made available tot hose 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
  2. Mailed to: Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa Attn: Election Committee, 349 Meskwaki Rd, Tama IA 52339.
  3. Email: el.committee@meskwaki-nsn.gov

All absentee ballot requests by mail must be postmarked by Monday, October 28, 2019. All requests by fax or email must be received by Monday, October 28, 2019.

NOTICE OF NOMINATION MEETING:

A Nomination Meeting will be held on NOVEMBER 5, 2019 in the Tribal Gymnasium at the Sac and 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 Wednesday, NOVEMBER 6, 2019 at 7:00 pm.

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MHE Hosts the Iowa Valley Education and Training for HSED @ Meskwaki Higher Ed Office
Nov 12 @ 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 – Megan Koehn, Register Dietitian @ Senior Services
Nov 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Elder’s Committee Meeting @ Senior Services
Nov 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Nov
13
Wed
Darts @ Senior Services
Nov 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Nov
14
Thu
MHE Hosts the Iowa Valley Education and Training for HSED @ Meskwaki Higher Ed Office
Nov 14 @ 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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Nov
15
Fri
Healthy Recipe Contest Top 5 Announced
Nov 15 all-day
Healthy Recipe Contest Top 5 Announced

The Meskwaki Diabetes Program will now be accepting recipes for the Healthy Recipe Contest until November 12th!

Recipe submissions can be made by email (see below) or drop-in at the Health Clinic. Submissions must include your name, current phone number and recipe. A prize will be awarded to every submission after the cook-off!

*Please note that a healthy recipe meets these general guidelines:

  • Low to moderate in fat content
  • Low in added sugar
  • Low in sodium
  • High in vitamins, minerals and fiber

On November 15th, the Top 5 Recipe contestants will be announced. These individuals will go on to make their recipe at the cook-off. The Diabetes Program will provide all ingredients.

On November 20th, the Cook-off will be held! Cooking starts at 5:00 pm at the Tribal Center for contestants. Voting and tasting starts at 6:00 pm for the public. Come on over to eat some tasty food and to vote for your favorites! The Top 2 recipes will win additional prizes.

We hope to see you there!

See email addresses below for submissions:

  • Linda Winter Chaser, Program Coordinator, dc.mhc@meskwaki-nsn.gov
  • Megan Koehn, Registered Dietitian, rd.mhc@meskwaki-nsn.gov
  • Ashley Aylsworth, Health Educator, he3.mhc@meskwaki-nsn.gov
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Boone Railroad Trip w/ Lunch
Nov 15 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Nov
18
Mon
MBCH Blood Drive @ MBCH Breakout Rooms
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
MBCH Blood Drive @ MBCH Breakout Rooms

Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel will be hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Monday, November 18th from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm to be held in the Breakout Rooms near the Convention Center.

 

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Insulin Pump Informational Dinner @ Health Clinic
Nov 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Insulin Pump Informational Dinner @ Health Clinic

On Monday, November 18th at 5:00 pm at the Health Clinic,  the Meskwaki Diabetes Program  will be hosting an informational dinner to enlighten patients with diabetes and their families on how an insulin pump can impact your life, and help you manage diabetes.

If you would like to sign up or have any questions, please call the Health Clinic at (641) 484-4094 and ask for Megan.

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Nov
19
Tue
MHE Hosts the Iowa Valley Education and Training for HSED @ Meskwaki Higher Ed Office
Nov 19 @ 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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Altoona Movie w/ Lunch
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Nov
20
Wed
Bingo @ Senior Services
Nov 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Culinary Mentorship Informational Meeting @ Tribal Center - Snack Bar
Nov 20 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Culinary Mentorship Informational Meeting @ Tribal Center - Snack Bar

Meskwaki Food Sovereignty is excited to announce a new mentorship program starting in December 2019.

The Indigenous Foods Culinary Mentorship program will be open to any community member interested in working with ancestral foods using both traditional and modern cooking methods. Find out more information at our upcoming meeting on Wednesday, November 20th.

This Informational Meeting will be on Wed., Nov. 20th starting at 5:00 pm in the Tribal Center Snack Bar. Light refreshments will be served. If you are interested but unable to attend please call us at (641) 484-9584.

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Healthy Recipe Contest Cook-Off @ Tribal Center Kitchen
Nov 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Healthy Recipe Contest Cook-Off @ Tribal Center Kitchen

The Meskwaki Diabetes Program will now be accepting recipes for the Healthy Recipe Contest until November 12th!

Recipe submissions can be made by email (see below) or drop-in at the Health Clinic. Submissions must include your name, current phone number and recipe. A prize will be awarded to every submission after the cook-off!

*Please note that a healthy recipe meets these general guidelines:

  • Low to moderate in fat content
  • Low in added sugar
  • Low in sodium
  • High in vitamins, minerals and fiber

On November 15th, the Top 5 Recipe contestants will be announced. These individuals will go on to make their recipe at the cook-off. The Diabetes Program will provide all ingredients.

On November 20th, the Cook-off will be held! Cooking starts at 5:00 pm at the Tribal Center for contestants. Voting and tasting starts at 6:00 pm for the public. Come on over to eat some tasty food and to vote for your favorites! The Top 2 recipes will win additional prizes.

We hope to see you there!

See email addresses below for submissions:

  • Linda Winter Chaser, Program Coordinator, dc.mhc@meskwaki-nsn.gov
  • Megan Koehn, Registered Dietitian, rd.mhc@meskwaki-nsn.gov
  • Ashley Aylsworth, Health Educator, he3.mhc@meskwaki-nsn.gov
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Neighborhood Watch Forum @ Tribal Center Gym
Nov 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Neighborhood Watch Forum @ Tribal Center Gym

You’re Invited to a Community Forum to discuss the implementation of “Neighborhood Watch” groups on the Settlement

Wednesday, November 20th at the Tribal Center Gym. Meeting will begin at 5:30 pm and end at 7:00 pm, dinner will be served at 5:30.

Working together we can make a difference!

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Nov
21
Thu
MNR Calendar Photo Contest DEADLINE @ MNR Offices
Nov 21 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
MNR Calendar Photo Contest DEADLINE @ MNR Offices

Meskwaki Natural Resources is having a Calendar Photo Contest – Photos must be submitted digitally to oa.mdnr@meskwaki-nsn.gov by Friday, November 21st no later than 4:30 pm.

MNR Photo Contest Details:

  • Winners will be announced on Nov. 25th
  • Photos can be in black and white and/or color
  • All photos will be rated on a point system:
    • Photos can be taken on or off the Settlement
    • Extra points will be awarded for photos taken on the Settlement
    • Photos must be Natural Resource related or a Natural Resource activity
    • Extra points for clarity, neatness, and quality
  • Photos can be taken by community members and Tribal employees
    • Submit up to four (4) photos per person (1 photo per season)

PRIZES:

  • 1st Place – $100
  • 2nd Place – $75
  • 3rd Place – $50
  • 4th Place – $25

The TOP 12 photos will be published in the 2020 MNR Calendar!

For questions, contact the MNR Offices at (641) 484-3511

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MHE Hosts the Iowa Valley Education and Training for HSED @ Meskwaki Higher Ed Office
Nov 21 @ 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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Blood Pressure / Sugar Check @ Senior Services
Nov 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
November Seniors Birthday Meal @ Senior Services
Nov 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Nov
22
Fri
MBCH Turkey Meal @ Senior Services
Nov 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
MBCH Frank Waln and Tanaya Winder @ Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel
Nov 22 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
MBCH Frank Waln and Tanaya Winder @ Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel
Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel will be hosting a FREE Event, Waln & Winder, on Friday, November 22nd. This event is open to all Meskwaki Community Members.
Frank Waln and Tanaya Winder will be at the MBCH on Friday, November 22nd. Doors open at 7:00 pm the show begins at 8:00 pm and will be held in the Meskwaki Veterans Convention Center.

Frank Waln is an award winning Sicangu Lakota Hip Hop artist and music producer from the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota.  A recipient of the Gates Millennium Scholarship, Waln attended Columbia College Chicago where he received a BA in Audio Arts and Acoustics. Waln’s awards include three Native American Music Awards, the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development 2014 Native American 40 Under 40, the 2014 Chicago Mayor’s Award for Civic Engagement, and the 2016 3Arts Grant for Chicago Artists. Frank Waln travels the world telling his story through performance and doing workshops focusing on self-empowerment and expression of truth. ” – Frank Waln. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://frankwaln.com/about/

Tanaya Winder is a poet, writer, artist and educator who was raised on the Southern Ute reservation in Ignacio, CO. An enrolled member of the Duckwater Shoshone Tribe, her background includes Southern Ute, Pyramid Lake Paiute, Diné, and Black heritages. Tanaya writes and teaches about different expressions of love. Tanaya is the Director of the University of Colorado at Boulder’s Upward Bound Program, which services 103 Native American youth from 5 states, 12 high schools, and 5 reservations across the country. She continues to teach as an adjunct professor at the University of New Mexico. She co-founded the Sing Our Rivers Red traveling earring exhibit to raise awareness about murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls. She is a 2016 National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development “40 Under 40” list of emerging American Indian leaders recipient and a 2017 First Peoples Fund Artists in Business Leadership fellows.” – Tanaya Winder. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://tanayawinder.com/about/

 

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4th Annual Arrest Hunger Food Drive
4th Annual Arrest Hunger Food Drive
Nov 10 all-day
4th Annual Arrest Hunger Food Drive
Help Fight Hunger In Our Community! The 4th Annual Arrest Hunger Food Drive is  currently being held from November 1st through November 25th. There will be Donation bags and/or boxes left at each home and … Continue reading 4th Annual Arrest Hunger Food Drive
4th Annual Arrest Hunger Food Drive
4th Annual Arrest Hunger Food Drive
Nov 11 all-day
4th Annual Arrest Hunger Food Drive
Help Fight Hunger In Our Community! The 4th Annual Arrest Hunger Food Drive is  currently being held from November 1st through November 25th. There will be Donation bags and/or boxes left at each home and … Continue reading 4th Annual Arrest Hunger Food Drive
Tribal Operations & MSS Closed – VETERANS DAY
4th Annual Arrest Hunger Food Drive
4th Annual Arrest Hunger Food Drive
Nov 12 all-day
4th Annual Arrest Hunger Food Drive
Help Fight Hunger In Our Community! The 4th Annual Arrest Hunger Food Drive is  currently being held from November 1st through November 25th. There will be Donation bags and/or boxes left at each home and … Continue reading 4th Annual Arrest Hunger Food Drive
Healthy Recipe Contest Submissions Due
Healthy Recipe Contest Submissions Due
Nov 12 all-day
Healthy Recipe Contest Submissions Due
The Meskwaki Diabetes Program will now be accepting recipes for the Healthy Recipe Contest until November 12th! Recipe submissions can be made by email (see below) or drop-in at the Health Clinic. Submissions must include … Continue reading Healthy Recipe Contest Submissions Due
4th Annual Arrest Hunger Food Drive
4th Annual Arrest Hunger Food Drive
Nov 13 all-day
4th Annual Arrest Hunger Food Drive
Help Fight Hunger In Our Community! The 4th Annual Arrest Hunger Food Drive is  currently being held from November 1st through November 25th. There will be Donation bags and/or boxes left at each home and … Continue reading 4th Annual Arrest Hunger Food Drive
4th Annual Arrest Hunger Food Drive
4th Annual Arrest Hunger Food Drive
Nov 14 all-day
4th Annual Arrest Hunger Food Drive
Help Fight Hunger In Our Community! The 4th Annual Arrest Hunger Food Drive is  currently being held from November 1st through November 25th. There will be Donation bags and/or boxes left at each home and … Continue reading 4th Annual Arrest Hunger Food Drive
4th Annual Arrest Hunger Food Drive
4th Annual Arrest Hunger Food Drive
Nov 15 all-day
4th Annual Arrest Hunger Food Drive
Help Fight Hunger In Our Community! The 4th Annual Arrest Hunger Food Drive is  currently being held from November 1st through November 25th. There will be Donation bags and/or boxes left at each home and … Continue reading 4th Annual Arrest Hunger Food Drive
Healthy Recipe Contest Top 5 Announced
Healthy Recipe Contest Top 5 Announced
Nov 15 all-day
Healthy Recipe Contest Top 5 Announced
The Meskwaki Diabetes Program will now be accepting recipes for the Healthy Recipe Contest until November 12th! Recipe submissions can be made by email (see below) or drop-in at the Health Clinic. Submissions must include … Continue reading Healthy Recipe Contest Top 5 Announced
4th Annual Arrest Hunger Food Drive
4th Annual Arrest Hunger Food Drive
Nov 16 all-day
4th Annual Arrest Hunger Food Drive
Help Fight Hunger In Our Community! The 4th Annual Arrest Hunger Food Drive is  currently being held from November 1st through November 25th. There will be Donation bags and/or boxes left at each home and … Continue reading 4th Annual Arrest Hunger Food Drive
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8:00 am Special Election @ Tribal Center Gym
Special Election @ Tribal Center Gym
Nov 12 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Special Election @ Tribal Center Gym
ORDER FOR SPECIAL ELECTION: On October 18, 2019, the Tribal Council issued an Order for Special Election due to a resignation of a Tribal Council member, Adrian Pushetonequa. The Special Election will fill one vacancy … Continue reading Special Election
9:00 am MHE Hosts the Iowa Valley Education and Training for HSED @ Meskwaki Higher Ed Office
MHE Hosts the Iowa Valley Education and Training for HSED @ Meskwaki Higher Ed Office
Nov 12 @ 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 … Continue reading MHE Hosts the Iowa Valley Education and Training for HSED
12:00 pm Guest Speaker – Megan Koehn, Register Dietitian @ Senior Services
Guest Speaker – Megan Koehn, Register Dietitian @ Senior Services
Nov 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Guest Speaker - Megan Koehn, Register Dietitian @ Senior Services
 
1:00 pm Elder’s Committee Meeting @ Senior Services
Elder’s Committee Meeting @ Senior Services
Nov 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Elder's Committee Meeting @ Senior Services
 
1:00 pm Darts @ Senior Services
Darts @ Senior Services
Nov 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Darts @ Senior Services
 
9:00 am MHE Hosts the Iowa Valley Education and Training for HSED @ Meskwaki Higher Ed Office
MHE Hosts the Iowa Valley Education and Training for HSED @ Meskwaki Higher Ed Office
Nov 14 @ 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 … Continue reading MHE Hosts the Iowa Valley Education and Training for HSED