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Mar
17
Tue
Meskwaki Casino OPENING JULY 1
Mar 17 – Jun 30 all-day
Meskwaki Casino OPENING JULY 1 @ 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 the end of June.  A tentative re-opening date has been set for July 1st.  This closure serves as a preventive measure to ensure the health and well-being of both our team and guests is preserved and protected as the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation continues.

MBCH Executive Management remains unified in the protection of our guests, team members and their families, tribal and local communities, as well as the numerous vendors we utilize in our operations.

Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel will honor all employees’ base pay rates and their benefits during this temporary closure.

It is important to note that our casino has not experienced any cases of COVID-19 and this action is solely a precaution to protect the health and safety of our guests, team members, and community. That said, we will be conducting multiple facility-wide sanitization projects throughout the closure.

Our thoughts are with the families and communities that have been impacted by this virus.

Be smart, be safe, take care of one another, and let’s all do our part to protect our community and those we love most. 

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Jul
1
Wed
PTEC Begins
Jul 1 @ 8:00 am
PTEC Begins

Workforce Development’s Promoting Tribal Economies Course begins.  Those signed up before the March deadline will begin their program today!

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Coronavirus Relief Fund Distribution
Jul 1 @ 8:30 am – Jul 3 @ 4:00 pm
Coronavirus Relief Fund Distribution
Forms need to be completed for Coronavirus emergency relief funding.
Enrolled adult members can come to the tribal center to turn in or fill out their forms and pick up their check starting Tuesday June 30th (tomorrow) from 8:30 to 4pm.   NO CHILDREN PLEASE.
Finance employees will be set up Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30 to 4pm each day. Friday they will be there from 9am to 2pm.
THIS IS NOT PER CAPITA. This is in addition to per capita.
If you cannot come to the tribal center, forms can be notarized and mailed. After your forms are received by the finance office your check will be mailed to you, with the address we have on file.
Adults need to bring a photo ID. Children do not need to be present. Parents and guardians can pick up their checks.
Masks are required. If you have a temperature of 100.4 you will not be admitted in the building.
If you are sick, please stay home!
Checks will be held until members can complete the paperwork.
With active cases on the settlement and the recent exposure at the adoption please follow physical distancing.
Expect a line and to wait. No children, please.
Thank you.
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Tribal Council Meeting (Zoom)
Jul 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Due to Covid19 and the safety of the participants, this will be held via Zoom.

Meetings are held on a bi-weekly basis and subject to change at the discretion of the Tribal Chairperson.

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Jul
3
Fri
Independence Day Holiday – Tribal Ops Closed
Jul 3 all-day
Tribal Ops Closed
Jul 3 all-day

Closed for holiday.

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Jul
13
Mon
Meskwaki Nation Day Holiday – Buildings Closed / No Activities
Jul 13 all-day
Meskwaki Nation Day Holiday - Buildings Closed / No Activities

On May 27, 1992 the Tribal Council passed a resolution marking the date of July 13th as an official Meskwaki National Holiday.  Tribal Operations including the Health Clinic, Pharmacy, Seniors, and others will be closed in commemoration.

Whereas, the Mesquaki Nation of Iowa were the only Indian Tribe to purchase land in Iowa for the establishment of the Mesquaki Indian Settlement on July 13, 1857, and

Whereas, the Mesquaki Nation of Iowa is forever grateful for the foresight and spirit that the tribal leaders who purchased the original lands had for the future of the Mesquaki Nation, and

Whereas, the Mesquaki Nation of Iowa shall always recognize the significant contribution of the original founders and families of the Mesquaki Indian Settlement, and

Whereas, the Mesquaki Nation of Iowa has been and will be able to thrive on their original homelands comprising the Mesquaki Indian Settlement due to the original founders and families who purchased the land, and

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Tribal Council of the Mesquaki Nation of Iowa hereby proclaim the date of July 13, 1857 as a significant date in the Tribe’s history and the Mesquaki Nation will always honor the significant contribution the original founders and families made for the tribe by declaring this date a Meskwaki National Holiday from this date forward, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Tribal Chairman and the Tribal Secretary are hereby authorized to sign this proclamation.

 

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Jul
15
Wed
Healthy Trail Mix – Cooking Demo @ Facebook Live
Jul 15 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Healthy Trail Mix - Cooking Demo @ Facebook Live

Meskwaki Diabetes Program presents a healthy homemade trail mix cooking demo! This will be held on July 15th at Noon through Megan’s Facebook live. The video will be posted along with the recipe after the live demo. Stay tuned!

You can view the live demo through Megan’s Facebook page here:  https://www.facebook.com/megankoehn.clinicdietitian.5

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Jul
22
Wed
Tribal Council Meeting
Jul 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting

Due to COVID-19 the meeting will be held via Zoom.

 

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Jul
29
Wed
Tribal Council Meeting Via Zoom
Jul 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting Via Zoom

Due to COVID-19 the meeting will be held via Zoom.

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Aug
6
Thu
Meskwaki Annual Powwow CANCELED
Aug 6 all-day
Meskwaki Annual Powwow CANCELED

In regards to the 2020 Meskwaki Annual Powwow, Tribal Council and MAPA have agreed to cancel this year’s powwow in concern for the safety and well-being of the people during this pandemic. We hope to sing and dance together again in the future to come as the days get better. Ketebi and hope everyone is still dancing and singing at home.

Although the Meskwaki Annual Powwow for 2020
has been canceled, Tribal Offices will still be closing at noon
on Thursday, August 6th and Friday, August 7th.

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Tribal Offices Closing at Noon
Aug 6 @ 12:00 pm – Aug 7 @ 4:30 pm

Although the Meskwaki Annual Powwow for 2020
has been canceled, Tribal Offices will still be closing at noon
on Thursday, August 6th and Friday, August 7th

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Aug
7
Fri
Meskwaki Annual Powwow CANCELED
Aug 7 all-day
Meskwaki Annual Powwow CANCELED

In regards to the 2020 Meskwaki Annual Powwow, Tribal Council and MAPA have agreed to cancel this year’s powwow in concern for the safety and well-being of the people during this pandemic. We hope to sing and dance together again in the future to come as the days get better. Ketebi and hope everyone is still dancing and singing at home.

Although the Meskwaki Annual Powwow for 2020
has been canceled, Tribal Offices will still be closing at noon
on Thursday, August 6th and Friday, August 7th.

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Tribal Offices Closing at Noon
Aug 7 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Tribal Offices Closing at Noon

Although the Meskwaki Annual Powwow for 2020
has been canceled, Tribal Offices will still be closing at noon
on Thursday, August 6th and Friday, August 7th.

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Aug
8
Sat
Meskwaki Annual Powwow CANCELED
Aug 8 all-day
Meskwaki Annual Powwow CANCELED

In regards to the 2020 Meskwaki Annual Powwow, Tribal Council and MAPA have agreed to cancel this year’s powwow in concern for the safety and well-being of the people during this pandemic. We hope to sing and dance together again in the future to come as the days get better. Ketebi and hope everyone is still dancing and singing at home.

Although the Meskwaki Annual Powwow for 2020
has been canceled, Tribal Offices will still be closing at noon
on Thursday, August 6th and Friday, August 7th.

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Aug
9
Sun
Meskwaki Annual Powwow CANCELED
Aug 9 all-day
Meskwaki Annual Powwow CANCELED

In regards to the 2020 Meskwaki Annual Powwow, Tribal Council and MAPA have agreed to cancel this year’s powwow in concern for the safety and well-being of the people during this pandemic. We hope to sing and dance together again in the future to come as the days get better. Ketebi and hope everyone is still dancing and singing at home.

Although the Meskwaki Annual Powwow for 2020
has been canceled, Tribal Offices will still be closing at noon
on Thursday, August 6th and Friday, August 7th.

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Sep
7
Mon
Tribal Offices Closed for Labor Day
Sep 7 all-day

Tribal Offices including the Tribal Center, Health Clinic, Pharmacy, and Senior  Center will be closed in honor of the holiday.

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Sep
29
Tue
Pumpkin Patch – Details TBA
Sep 29 @ 5:00 pm
Oct
21
Wed
Diabetes Program Walk/Run – Details TBA
Oct 21 @ 5:00 pm
Nov
10
Tue
Healthy Recipe Contest Cook-Off @ TBA
Nov 10 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Nov
11
Wed
Tribal Ops Closed – Veterans Day Holiday
Nov 11 all-day
Nov
14
Sat
Veterans Day Powwow @ TBA
Nov 14 all-day
Nov
26
Thu
Tribal Ops Closed – Thanksgiving
Nov 26 all-day
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Meskwaki Annual Powwow CANCELED
Meskwaki Annual Powwow CANCELED
Aug 6 all-day
Meskwaki Annual Powwow CANCELED
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Meskwaki Annual Powwow CANCELED
Meskwaki Annual Powwow CANCELED
Aug 7 all-day
Meskwaki Annual Powwow CANCELED
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Meskwaki Annual Powwow CANCELED
Meskwaki Annual Powwow CANCELED
Aug 8 all-day
Meskwaki Annual Powwow CANCELED
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12:00 pm Tribal Offices Closing at Noon
Tribal Offices Closing at Noon
Aug 6 @ 12:00 pm – Aug 7 @ 12:00 am
Although the Meskwaki Annual Powwow for 2020 has been canceled, Tribal Offices will still be closing at noon on Thursday, August 6th and Friday, August 7th
12:00 am Tribal Offices Closing at Noon
Tribal Offices Closing at Noon
Aug 7 @ 12:00 am – 4:30 pm
Although the Meskwaki Annual Powwow for 2020 has been canceled, Tribal Offices will still be closing at noon on Thursday, August 6th and Friday, August 7th
12:00 pm Tribal Offices Closing at Noon
Tribal Offices Closing at Noon
Aug 7 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Tribal Offices Closing at Noon
Although the Meskwaki Annual Powwow for 2020 has been canceled, Tribal Offices will still be closing at noon on Thursday, August 6th and Friday, August 7th.