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MESKWAKI NATION - NEWS & EVENTS

MNCSS hosts Mother/Son Dance

On Saturday, May 13th the Meskwaki Nation Child Support Services Department hosted a Mother/Son Dance at the Tribal Center Gym. The gym was lavishly decorated and attendees enjoyed snacks, dancing and a photo booth. The evening was capped off with a special song sung by Tyler Lasley. Thanks to all of the volunteers and participants for making this a great night for all.

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University of Iowa First Nations Summer Program

High school students entering the 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grades can apply for the University of Iowa First Nations Summer Program at this link:

https://diversity.uiowa.edu/…/iowa-first-nations-summer-pro…

Many Meskwaki students have attended this great program in the past and found it to be a fun and educational experience.
The Meskwaki Higher Education Program will provide transportation to and from the university.

Call Travis Mullen for more information or assistance (484-3157).

Community Development Block Grant Proposal

The Tribe is proposing to make an application for the Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) from the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) agency. The deadline for submission is May 18th. The narrative for the ICDBG will be available for review and comment at the Tribal Center receptionist’s desks.

Young Women Honored

On Sunday, May 7th, Meskwaki 7th and 8th grade young women were honored with awards from our local chapter of the American Association of University women.

Each year teachers write a letter to the AAUW and nominate young women in the core areas of  Math, Science, Social Studies, and English.

The local chapter is comprised of local women who have graduated from college or university and wish to promote the success of future women.

Awards were given to:
Front row: (L – R) Geanna Bear (Literacy – 7), Maliah Ortiz, Sandra Velazquez, Deandra Navarro (Literacy -8), Irene Keahna, Shye Johnson (Social Studies -7), Genesis Ramirez (Science – 8).

Back row: Summer Youngbear (Math -7) , Nina Jean Seymour (Social Studies – 8) Aubrey Roberts (Literacy – 8 -STC)  and Breann Kurth.

Not pictured: Lyrise BlackCloud (Science – 7) and Ahnoong Xiavong (Math – 8).

Congrats to these future Meskwaki leaders.  Dream big and be great!

 

Kredence Clark Earns KWWL’s 2017 ‘Best of the Class’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:  Chris Hussey, Director of Marketing, KWWL Television, (319) 291-1200

Local student honored as ‘Best of the Class’

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — Valedictorians or top graduating seniors were once again honored by KWWL and the University of Northern Iowa on Saturday, April 29. The students took part in KWWL’s 33rd annual “Best of the Class” celebration.

Kredence Clark from Meskwaki Settlement School was honored as a member of the 2017 Best of the Class.

Best of the Class students were videotaped on the UNI campus for a series of public service announcements, which can be found on KWWL.com. They also had the opportunity to be photographed with KWWL news anchors Ron Steele and Amanda Goodman, Chief Meteorologist Mark Schnackenberg, and Sports Director Rick Coleman. KWWL Vice President and General Manager, Jim McKernan, noted “KWWL is proud to be associated with an event that shines a light on these outstanding students, their families, and schools.”

In its 33 years of recognizing academic excellence, KWWL’s Best of the Class has honored over forty-two hundred top graduating seniors. Best of the Class is a joint public service/community relations effort that encourages academic excellence among high school students by honoring students who serve as role models in their communities.

 

Proposed Changes To Title 6 (Child Support Act)

NOTICE TO PUBLIC

At its regular meeting convened on April 5, 2017 the Tribal Council approved proposed revisions to Title 6. Family Relations, Article II, known as the Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa Child Support Act, of the Code of the Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa.  Such approval is subject to consideration of comments that may be forthcoming during a thirty (30) day public comment period.

Accordingly, a copy of the proposed Child Support Act is immediately available for public review and comment through May 8th, 2017.

– HOW TO GET A COPY OF THE PROPOSED LAW –

WHERE:  You may request a copy of the subject law for your reviews by contacting:

OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

SAC & FOX TRIBE OF THE MISSISSIPPI IN IOWA

349 MESKWAKI ROAD, TAMA IOWA 52339

TELEPHONE NUMBER (641) 484-4678

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Come and talk with the Tribal Child Support Staff

MESKWAKI NATION CHILD SUPPORT SERVICES

Located in the Justice Center, along with Tribal Court

Please call (641) 484-9301

DEADLINEAll comments should be submitted in writing to Meskwaki Nation Child Support Services (mailing address:  349 Meskwaki Rd., Tama IA  52339) no later than 4:30 p.m., Monday, May 08, 2017.

Comment forms can be downloaded here and are available for your convenience, but any comments in any written form will be accepted.

Updates to Title 10 (Enrollment)

NOTICE TO PUBLIC

At its regular meeting convened on April 5, 2017 the Tribal Council approved updates to TITLE 10 (Enrollment) of the Code of the Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa. Such approval is subject to consideration of comments that may be forthcoming during a thirty (30) day public comment period.

Accordingly, a copy of the proposed Title 10 is immediately available for public review and comment through May 5, 2017. You may request a copy of the subject law for your review by contacting:

Office of the Attorney General
Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa 349 Meskwaki Road, Tama Iowa 52339 Telephone Number (641) 484-4678.

All comments should be submitted in writing to the Office of the Attorney General no later than 4: 30 p.m. May 5, 2017.

Financial Literacy Seminar Rescheduled

Attention high school Juniors and Seniors and their parents:

The Meskwaki Literacy Committee is postponing the Financial Literacy Seminar originally scheduled for tomorrow night.

The Literacy Seminar is now rescheduled to May 3rd.  More info will be coming your way closer to the date of the event.