A draft policy document was recently released by the Meskwaki Nation Youth Development Program that contained provisions which run counter to Meskwaki tradition and beliefs. That document was prematurely released and is only a draft version of the document. The policy had not gone through the official review or approval process and is not official policy. Meskwaki tradition is of the utmost importance in writing policy for every department of the Meskwaki Nation. Executive Management apologizes for the premature release of this document by the Meskwaki Nation Youth Program and will ensure that the final policy is respectful to Meskwaki tradition and ensure its content is acceptable for dissemination in time for the commencement of the Summer Program.
Bessie R. Scott