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May
21
Tue
Yoga Class @ Meskwaki Health Clinic Conference Room
May 21 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Yoga Class @ Meskwaki Health Clinic Conference Room

Join Ashley, Health Educator for Yoga on Tuesdays @ 12:30 pm (30 min class) and on Thursdays @ 5:00 pm (1 hour class).

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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
Yoga Class @ Meskwaki Health Clinic Conference Room
May 22 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Yoga Class @ Meskwaki Health Clinic Conference Room

Join Ashley, Health Educator for Yoga on Tuesdays @ 12:30 pm (30 min class) and on Thursdays @ 5:00 pm (1 hour class).

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May
23
Thu
MSS Elementary Track & Field Meet @ Meskwaki Settlement School
May 23 all-day
Aqua Aerobics / Resistance Training @ MBCH Pool
May 23 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Aqua Aerobics / Resistance Training @ MBCH Pool

Join Jason in the MBCH pool for Aqua Aerobics and Resistance Training!

These classes will be available beginning December 4th. The schedule is as follows,  Thursdays from 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm. Don’t forget your swimsuit!

For more information stop by the Wellness Center or call Jason at 641-484-4678 ext 9271.

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General Meeting @ MBCH Convention Center
May 23 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
General Meeting @ MBCH Convention Center

Tribal Council has scheduled a General Meeting to take place on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at the MBCH Convention Center.

Agenda:

5:00 pm – Dinner served in the Meskwaki Veterans Convention Center.

6:00 pm – Meeting

  1. Welcome – Anthony Waseskuk, Chairman
  2. General Updates – Tribal Council
  3. Meskwaki Natural Resources – Jarrett Pfrimmer, Director
  4. Meskwaki Nation Child Support Services – Allison Lasley, Director
  5. Meskwaki Family Services – Mylene Wanatee, Director
  6. Health – Rudy Papakee, Director
  7. Question / Comment Period

*Anyone currently banned from the casino must request a temporary waiver of their ban by writing a letter to:

Sac and Fox Gaming Commission, 1504 305th St., Tama, IA, 52339

The Gaming Commission must receive requests no later than May 13th. Letter may be handwritten or you may pick up and sign a pre-filled letter at the Tribal Center Front Desk.

**Personnel matters will not be discussed during a public forum.

***Enrolled Tribal Members are encouraged to attend.

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May
24
Fri
MSS Pre-K Graduation @ Meskwaki Settlement School
May 24 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Have your child bring their two-piece dress or shirt to change in to for graduation at 2:30 pm at the Meskwaki Settlement School.

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May
25
Sat
Graduation Powwow – Save The Date! @ Meskwaki Settlement School
May 25 @ 1:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Graduation Powwow - Save The Date! @ Meskwaki Settlement School

SATURDAY, MAY 25, 2019

1:00 PM – Grand Entry

4:00 PM – Meskwaki Games – Men’s Moccasin Games & Women’s Bone Dice

5:00 PM – Dinner – Bring a side dish to share

7:00 PM – Grand Entry (Grads must participate in GE to receive quilt on stage)

7:45 PM – Quilt Presentation

HEAD STAFF:
MC: Tracie Kapayou & Danielle Seymour
AD: Jerod Pushetonequa & Odie OldBear
Host Drum: Coon Hunters
Head Man: Keith Keahna
Head Woman: Enriqueta Wanatee-Diego

SPECIALS:
Tiny Tots (0-6 Years Old & must be in regalia) Sponsored by Kallie Roberts and Family

Spot Dances (Intertribals) Sponsored by Marybelle Armajo and Family

Giveaway and Stop Dance Special – Honoring all adopted foster care children. Sponsored by Vaughn Miller and Family

Men’s Woodland Special (18+) Sponsored by Jovani Victor and Family.

Women’s Jingle Old Style vs Contemp Style – Sponsored by Tyra Joy and Family

Women’s Traditional Applique’ – Sponsored by Marley Whitefish and Family

Men’s Grass Dance (18+) – Honoring Zachary OldBear, Zane OldBear & Danan Kapayou. Sponsored by Tracie Kapayou and Family

Stylin’ Footwork Special – Honoring the Late Myron Isaac Wanatee Sr. and Carmen Marlene (Lasley) Wanatee. Sponsored by Enriqueta Carmen Wanatee-Diego and Family.

Men’s Moccasin Games and Women’s Bone Dice – Sponsored by Meskwaki Higher Education

*Calling all drums, dancers and singers/singing groups to celebrate with our graduates! EVERYONE WELCOME!

If you can’t join us for the evening, check out our livestreaming of the event on www.meskwaki.org!

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May
28
Tue
Yoga Class @ Meskwaki Health Clinic Conference Room
May 28 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Yoga Class @ Meskwaki Health Clinic Conference Room

Join Ashley, Health Educator for Yoga on Tuesdays @ 12:30 pm (30 min class) and on Thursdays @ 5:00 pm (1 hour class).

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May
29
Wed
Mother’s Day Fun Run/Walk @ Tribal Court - Parking Lot
May 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Mother's Day Fun Run/Walk @ Tribal Court - Parking Lot

Kekienanaki Kiakwitenabena “Our mothers and aunts/mothers we will lift them up”

Mother’s Day Fun Run/Walk – a special event to educate families on financial empowerment. Healthy finances contribute to healthy families.

May 29, 2019 – Registration at 5:00 pm, Walk/Run starts at 5:30 pm. Starts at the Justice Building parking lot.

Following the walk/run a meal will be held at the Seniors Building.

There will be finish line pictures, financial education information and gifts for participants.

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Officer Appreciation: Pizza with the Police @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
May 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Officer Appreciation: Pizza with the Police @ Meskwaki Tribal Center

Join us for Pizza with the Police as we honor those who protect and serve the Meskwaki Nation.

Date: Wednesday, May 29th

Time: 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Pizza served at 5 pm

Location: Tribal Center

Pizza will be served for all participants and community members.

MNPD Officers will also present prizes to the winners of the Writing/Drawing Competition. All entries will be published in a book and placed in different locations on the Settlement for the community to enjoy!

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Yoga Class @ Meskwaki Health Clinic Conference Room
May 29 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Yoga Class @ Meskwaki Health Clinic Conference Room

Join Ashley, Health Educator for Yoga on Tuesdays @ 12:30 pm (30 min class) and on Thursdays @ 5:00 pm (1 hour class).

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May
30
Thu
Aqua Aerobics / Resistance Training @ MBCH Pool
May 30 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Aqua Aerobics / Resistance Training @ MBCH Pool

Join Jason in the MBCH pool for Aqua Aerobics and Resistance Training!

These classes will be available beginning December 4th. The schedule is as follows,  Thursdays from 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm. Don’t forget your swimsuit!

For more information stop by the Wellness Center or call Jason at 641-484-4678 ext 9271.

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Jun
3
Mon
Stop The Bleed @ Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel
Jun 3 all-day
Stop The Bleed @ Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel

Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign and a call-to-action. Stop the Bleed is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.

No matter how rapid the arrival of professional emergency responders, bystanders will always be first on the scene. Life-threatening emergencies can happen fast.  A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes, therefore it is important to quickly stop the blood loss. Those nearest to someone with life threatening injuries are best positioned to provide first care measures.

You Are the Help Until Help Arrives

Learn five simple steps that may save a life – Call 9-1-1. Stay Safe. Stop the Bleeding. Position the Injured. Provide Comfort

Audience: Open to all interested

Where: MBCH Breakout Rooms

When: Classes to be held Monday, June 3rd 2019

Times: 8a-10a, 10a-12p, 1p-3p and 3p-5p

Takes approximately two hours.

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Jun
4
Tue
Special Election @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gym
Jun 4 @ 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Special Election @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gym

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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Yoga Class @ Meskwaki Health Clinic Conference Room
Jun 4 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Yoga Class @ Meskwaki Health Clinic Conference Room

Join Ashley, Health Educator for Yoga on Tuesdays @ 12:30 pm (30 min class) and on Thursdays @ 5:00 pm (1 hour class).

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Jun
5
Wed
Yoga Class @ Meskwaki Health Clinic Conference Room
Jun 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Yoga Class @ Meskwaki Health Clinic Conference Room

Join Ashley, Health Educator for Yoga on Tuesdays @ 12:30 pm (30 min class) and on Thursdays @ 5:00 pm (1 hour class).

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Jun
6
Thu
Aqua Aerobics / Resistance Training @ MBCH Pool
Jun 6 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Aqua Aerobics / Resistance Training @ MBCH Pool

Join Jason in the MBCH pool for Aqua Aerobics and Resistance Training!

These classes will be available beginning December 4th. The schedule is as follows,  Thursdays from 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm. Don’t forget your swimsuit!

For more information stop by the Wellness Center or call Jason at 641-484-4678 ext 9271.

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Jun
10
Mon
MBCH Blood Drive @ Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel
Jun 10 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
MBCH Blood Drive @ Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel

MBCH along with American Red Cross will be hosting a Blood Drive on Monday, June 10th from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. Due to continuous natural disasters blood stores around the country are in great need.

Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel is located at 1504 305th Street in Tama, Iowa.

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Jun
11
Tue
Cooking Demo @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
Jun 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Cooking Demo @ Meskwaki Health Clinic

Diabetes Program Presents: Cooking Demo

June 11th starting at Noon (12 pm) at the Meskwaki Tribal Health Clinic

Bring a lawn chair and enjoy grilled pizzas and fun salads!

For more information call the clinic at (641) 484-4094 and ask for Megan or Ashley.

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Yoga Class @ Meskwaki Health Clinic Conference Room
Jun 11 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Yoga Class @ Meskwaki Health Clinic Conference Room

Join Ashley, Health Educator for Yoga on Tuesdays @ 12:30 pm (30 min class) and on Thursdays @ 5:00 pm (1 hour class).

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Jun
12
Wed
Yoga Class @ Meskwaki Health Clinic Conference Room
Jun 12 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Yoga Class @ Meskwaki Health Clinic Conference Room

Join Ashley, Health Educator for Yoga on Tuesdays @ 12:30 pm (30 min class) and on Thursdays @ 5:00 pm (1 hour class).

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Jun
13
Thu
Aqua Aerobics / Resistance Training @ MBCH Pool
Jun 13 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Aqua Aerobics / Resistance Training @ MBCH Pool

Join Jason in the MBCH pool for Aqua Aerobics and Resistance Training!

These classes will be available beginning December 4th. The schedule is as follows,  Thursdays from 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm. Don’t forget your swimsuit!

For more information stop by the Wellness Center or call Jason at 641-484-4678 ext 9271.

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Jun
18
Tue
Yoga Class @ Meskwaki Health Clinic Conference Room
Jun 18 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Yoga Class @ Meskwaki Health Clinic Conference Room

Join Ashley, Health Educator for Yoga on Tuesdays @ 12:30 pm (30 min class) and on Thursdays @ 5:00 pm (1 hour class).

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Jun
19
Wed
Yoga Class @ Meskwaki Health Clinic Conference Room
Jun 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Yoga Class @ Meskwaki Health Clinic Conference Room

Join Ashley, Health Educator for Yoga on Tuesdays @ 12:30 pm (30 min class) and on Thursdays @ 5:00 pm (1 hour class).

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