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Dec
12
Thu
Meskwaki Seniors 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways @ Meskwaki Seniors Center
Dec 12 – Dec 16 all-day
Meskwaki Seniors 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways @ Meskwaki Seniors Center

Meskwaki Seniors 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways (excluding weekends)

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Dec
17
Tue
Finances of Caregiving Class @ Meskwaki Seniors Center
Dec 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Lunch & Learns with ISU Extension and Outreach @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
Dec 17 @ 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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Dec
18
Wed
CANCELED: Holiday Buffalo Meat Distribution @ Tribal Center Entrance
Dec 18 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
CANCELED: Holiday Buffalo Meat Distribution @ Tribal Center Entrance

Save the Date:
Holiday Buffalo Meat Distribution – Wednesday, Dec. 18th!

Meskwaki Natural Resources will have Ground, Stew and Roasts available to Tribal Members on Wednesday, Dec. 18th from 9:00-10:00 AM and from 5:00-6:00 PM at the Tribal Center Entrance.

Holiday Meat Distribution, 5lbs for Enrolled Members. *Receive one extra pound of ground meat if you bring a reusable bag!

Specialty parts available at the South Farm Office: kidney, liver, heart and tongue. Sign up for hides and skulls too!

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CANCELED: Diabetes & Oral Health Meeting @ MBCH Convention Center
Dec 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
CANCELED: Diabetes & Oral Health Meeting @ MBCH Convention Center

Join us for dinner and an educational session on diabetes and oral health on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 starting at 5:00 pm in the MBCH Convention Center.

Presenter: Dr. Sukirth Ganesan, Assistant Professor of Periodontics at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry.

Menu: Roast Beef with Au Jus, Broasted Chicken, Wild Rice Pilaf, Whole Grain Roll, Cookie served with Coffee or Water.

For questions, call Meskwaki Health Clinic at (641) 484-4094.

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CANCELED: Holiday Buffalo Meat Distribution @ Tribal Center Entrance
Dec 18 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
CANCELED: Holiday Buffalo Meat Distribution @ Tribal Center Entrance

Save the Date:
Holiday Buffalo Meat Distribution – Wednesday, Dec. 18th!

Meskwaki Natural Resources will have Ground, Stew and Roasts available to Tribal Members on Wednesday, Dec. 18th from 9:00-10:00 AM and from 5:00-6:00 PM at the Tribal Center Entrance.

Holiday Meat Distribution, 5lbs for Enrolled Members. *Receive one extra pound of ground meat if you bring a reusable bag!

Specialty parts available at the South Farm Office: kidney, liver, heart and tongue. Sign up for hides and skulls too!

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CANCELED: Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Dec 18 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
CANCELED: Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers

The next Tribal Council meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, December 18, 2019 and will begin at 5:00 pm in the Tribal Chambers.

Enrolled Tribal Members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

*Meeting dates/times are subject to change at the discretion of the Tribal Chairman.

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Dec
19
Thu
Finances of Caregiving Class @ Meskwaki Seniors Center
Dec 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Blood Pressure/Sugar Check @ Meskwaki Seniors Center
Dec 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
CANCELED: Birthday Meal @ Meskwaki Seniors Center
Dec 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
POSTPONED: Hunter’s Feast @ Tribal Center Gym
Dec 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
POSTPONED: Hunter's Feast @ Tribal Center Gym

The Meskwaki Food Sovereignty Initiative presents the Hunters Feast on Thursday, December 19th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the Meskwaki Tribal Center. Meal will be served at 5:00 pm.

This event is FREE and open to everyone.

Join us for our 2nd Annual Community Meal celebrating seasonal foods and the hunters whose skills provide wild game.  Our seasonal meal will feature a variety of wild game dishes, including some local favorites.

Also, Archery for all ages will begin at 4:00 pm! Archery is sponsored by Meskwaki Natural Resources Fish and Wildlife Branch.

To help us reduce our reliance on single use paper and plastic, we ask attendees to bring their own reusable plates and utensils.

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Dec
20
Fri
Amana Colonies & Coralville Trip
Dec 20 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Dec
21
Sat
CANCELED: Breakfast with Santa and Mrs Claus @ Tribal Center Gym
Dec 21 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
CANCELED: Breakfast with Santa and Mrs Claus @ Tribal Center Gym

Join us for Breakfast with Santa and Mrs Claus on Saturday, December 21st from 8:00 am-11:00 am at the Tribal Center Gym!

Breakfast Menu: Biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, bacon and fresh fruit served with coffee or juice.

Children’s entertainment provided by Living Characters!

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Dec
23
Mon
MHEP College Panel Livestream @ Meskwaki Higher Education Program
Dec 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
MHEP College Panel Livestream @ Meskwaki Higher Education Program | Tama | Iowa | United States

Click here to watch the livestream: https://livestream.com/meskwakination/collegepanel

Join us for a LIVE panel discussion about the college experience with MSS Warrior alumni who are currently attending college.

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Christmas Bingo @ Meskwaki Seniors Center
Dec 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Senior’s Christmas Party & Gift Exchange @ Meskwaki Seniors Center
Dec 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Dec
24
Tue
MSS Winter Break – CLOSED @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Dec 24 2019 – Jan 3 2020 all-day
Nicole’s Farewell Party @ Health Clinic Conference Room
Dec 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Nicole's Farewell Party @ Health Clinic Conference Room

Please join us on Tuesday, December 24th to wish Nicole Peterson (Meskwaki Health Clinic) Farewell as she begins a new chapter!

Tuesday, December 24th from 12:00 to 1:00 pm in the Conference Room at the Health Clinic. Cake and ice cream will be provided. We hope to see you there!

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Tribal Operations – Closing at 12pm
Dec 24 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Dec
25
Wed
Tribal Operations Closed – Christmas Holiday
Dec 25 all-day
Dec
27
Fri
Coat & Boot Giveaway @ Tribal Center Snack Bar
Dec 27 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Coat & Boot Giveaway @ Tribal Center Snack Bar

Join us on Friday, December 27th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm in the Tribal Center Snack Bar for a Coat and Boot Giveaway! This event is open to the community for children in need.

The coats and boots available were donated by Tribal Operations Staff during their Employee Holiday Party held on December 13th.

Available Boys Boots Sizes: 13 (2), 12 (2), 10 (2), 9 (1)

Available Girls Boots Sizes: 2 (2), 4 (3), 6 (1), 7 (1), 9 (1), 10 (1), 11 (5)

Available Boys Coats Sizes: 3T (1), 4T (2), 5T (5), Youth Small (1), S 6/7 (1), S 8 (1), M (1), M 10/12 (1), XL 14/16 (1)

Available Girls Coats Sizes: 3T (1), 4T (1), 5T (3), XS 4/5 (2), S 7/8 (1), M 7/8 (1), 8/10 (1), M 10/12 (1), LG 10/12 (1), Women’s M (1)

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Dec
31
Tue
Medicare Reimbursement Check Distribution @ Meskwaki Seniors Center
Dec 31 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Senior’s New Year’s Eve Party @ Meskwaki Seniors Center
Dec 31 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
New Year’s Eve Sobriety Powwow @ MSS High School Gym
Dec 31 @ 6:00 pm – 12:30 am
New Year's Eve Sobriety Powwow @ MSS High School Gym | Tama | Iowa | United States

2020 Meskwaki Nation New Year’s Eve Sobriety Powwow

December 31st, 6:00 pm Grand Entry At Meskwaki Settlement High School Gym

T-shirts while supplies last!

Head Staff:

MC – Matt Bear

MC – Bessie Scott

AD – Odie Old Bear

AD – Taurice Grant

Head Man – Drayton Roberts

Head Woman – Lauren Keahna

Contests & Specials:

Tiny Tots sponsored by Meskwaki Family Services

Junior & Teens sponsored by Meskwaki Youth Program

Juniors: 1st: $50, 2nd: $40, 3rd: $30, 4th: $20

Teens: 1st: $100, 2nd: $90, 3rd: $80, 4th $70

Adults (ages 18-54)

Golden Age (ages 55+)

Head Man Special (ages 16+) Men’s Woodland Style 1st: $400 & Gift Bag, 2nd: $300, 3rd: $200

DOOR PRIZES (must be present to win) Adult Grand Door Prize – Set of 4 tires, Youth Grand Door Prize – Trampoline & Gift Card

Midnight Snack – Sandwiches, chips and cookies

Drug and alcohol free event

Sponsored by the Meskwaki Health Clinic

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Jan
1
Wed
Tribal Ops Closed
Jan 1 all-day
Tribal Ops Closed

Tribal Operations including the Meskwaki Health Clinic and Pharmacy will be closed on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 in observance of the New Year Holiday.

Normal business hours will resume Thursday, January 2nd.

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Temporary Closure Meskwaki Casino
Temporary Closure Meskwaki Casino
Apr 5 all-day
Temporary Closure Meskwaki Casino @ Tama | Iowa | United States
The Meskwaki Tribal Council and MBCH Executive Management met today, Monday, March 16, 2020 and have jointly agreed to the temporary closure of our casino and hotel, effective Tuesday, March 17 at 12 am through … Continue reading Temporary Closure Meskwaki Casino
Temporary Closure Settlement School
Temporary Closure Settlement School
Apr 5 all-day
Temporary Closure Settlement School
Meskwaki Settlement School Starting Thursday, March 19th the Meskwaki Settlement School, including offices, will be closed until at least April 20th.  However, the elementary and middle/high schools will be open this Wednesday, March 18th from … Continue reading Temporary Closure Settlement School
Temporary Closure Meskwaki Casino
Temporary Closure Meskwaki Casino
Apr 6 all-day
Temporary Closure Meskwaki Casino @ Tama | Iowa | United States
The Meskwaki Tribal Council and MBCH Executive Management met today, Monday, March 16, 2020 and have jointly agreed to the temporary closure of our casino and hotel, effective Tuesday, March 17 at 12 am through … Continue reading Temporary Closure Meskwaki Casino
Temporary Closure Settlement School
Temporary Closure Settlement School
Apr 6 all-day
Temporary Closure Settlement School
Meskwaki Settlement School Starting Thursday, March 19th the Meskwaki Settlement School, including offices, will be closed until at least April 20th.  However, the elementary and middle/high schools will be open this Wednesday, March 18th from … Continue reading Temporary Closure Settlement School
Temporary Closure Meskwaki Casino
Temporary Closure Meskwaki Casino
Apr 7 all-day
Temporary Closure Meskwaki Casino @ Tama | Iowa | United States
The Meskwaki Tribal Council and MBCH Executive Management met today, Monday, March 16, 2020 and have jointly agreed to the temporary closure of our casino and hotel, effective Tuesday, March 17 at 12 am through … Continue reading Temporary Closure Meskwaki Casino
Temporary Closure Settlement School
Temporary Closure Settlement School
Apr 7 all-day
Temporary Closure Settlement School
Meskwaki Settlement School Starting Thursday, March 19th the Meskwaki Settlement School, including offices, will be closed until at least April 20th.  However, the elementary and middle/high schools will be open this Wednesday, March 18th from … Continue reading Temporary Closure Settlement School
Temporary Closure Meskwaki Casino
Temporary Closure Meskwaki Casino
Apr 8 all-day
Temporary Closure Meskwaki Casino @ Tama | Iowa | United States
The Meskwaki Tribal Council and MBCH Executive Management met today, Monday, March 16, 2020 and have jointly agreed to the temporary closure of our casino and hotel, effective Tuesday, March 17 at 12 am through … Continue reading Temporary Closure Meskwaki Casino
Temporary Closure Settlement School
Temporary Closure Settlement School
Apr 8 all-day
Temporary Closure Settlement School
Meskwaki Settlement School Starting Thursday, March 19th the Meskwaki Settlement School, including offices, will be closed until at least April 20th.  However, the elementary and middle/high schools will be open this Wednesday, March 18th from … Continue reading Temporary Closure Settlement School
Temporary Closure Meskwaki Casino
Temporary Closure Meskwaki Casino
Apr 9 all-day
Temporary Closure Meskwaki Casino @ Tama | Iowa | United States
The Meskwaki Tribal Council and MBCH Executive Management met today, Monday, March 16, 2020 and have jointly agreed to the temporary closure of our casino and hotel, effective Tuesday, March 17 at 12 am through … Continue reading Temporary Closure Meskwaki Casino
Temporary Closure Settlement School
Temporary Closure Settlement School
Apr 9 all-day
Temporary Closure Settlement School
Meskwaki Settlement School Starting Thursday, March 19th the Meskwaki Settlement School, including offices, will be closed until at least April 20th.  However, the elementary and middle/high schools will be open this Wednesday, March 18th from … Continue reading Temporary Closure Settlement School
Temporary Closure Meskwaki Casino
Temporary Closure Meskwaki Casino
Apr 10 all-day
Temporary Closure Meskwaki Casino @ Tama | Iowa | United States
The Meskwaki Tribal Council and MBCH Executive Management met today, Monday, March 16, 2020 and have jointly agreed to the temporary closure of our casino and hotel, effective Tuesday, March 17 at 12 am through … Continue reading Temporary Closure Meskwaki Casino
Temporary Closure Settlement School
Temporary Closure Settlement School
Apr 10 all-day
Temporary Closure Settlement School
Meskwaki Settlement School Starting Thursday, March 19th the Meskwaki Settlement School, including offices, will be closed until at least April 20th.  However, the elementary and middle/high schools will be open this Wednesday, March 18th from … Continue reading Temporary Closure Settlement School
Temporary Closure Meskwaki Casino
Temporary Closure Meskwaki Casino
Apr 11 all-day
Temporary Closure Meskwaki Casino @ Tama | Iowa | United States
The Meskwaki Tribal Council and MBCH Executive Management met today, Monday, March 16, 2020 and have jointly agreed to the temporary closure of our casino and hotel, effective Tuesday, March 17 at 12 am through … Continue reading Temporary Closure Meskwaki Casino
Temporary Closure Settlement School
Temporary Closure Settlement School
Apr 11 all-day
Temporary Closure Settlement School
Meskwaki Settlement School Starting Thursday, March 19th the Meskwaki Settlement School, including offices, will be closed until at least April 20th.  However, the elementary and middle/high schools will be open this Wednesday, March 18th from … Continue reading Temporary Closure Settlement School
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