Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa
Iowa’s only federally recognized Indian tribe, the Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa, is known as the Meskwaki Nation, or the “People of the Red Earth.” Our settlement is located near Tama, Iowa, and is comprised of more than 8,624 acres. We have more than 1,450 enrolled tribal members, plus more than 1230 Meskwaki descendants, and we’re the largest employer in Tama County, employing over 1,100 people. Through preservation, improved community services, and business opportunities, the people of the Meskwaki Nation are committed to protecting our inherent sovereignty, preserving and promoting our culture, and improving the quality of life for future generations.
From council meetings to wellness seminars, community events, and more, check out what’s going on in the Meskwaki community.
Services for the Tribal Community
The Meskwaki Nation provides countless services for its community members and is continuously working to improve the quality of life for the tribe through these programs.
Our health clinic provides healthcare for individuals and families in the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual healing process.
The tribal center is a hub for tribal operations and community gatherings. Tribal members and Tribal Operations departments can reserve these rooms for meetings, sporting events, fundraisers, family gatherings, and more.
Family services are available to help strengthen families of the Meskwaki Indian Settlement by promoting healthy family functioning in an atmosphere of self-determination and traditional cultural values.
The recreation center brings the entire community together for the promotion of healthy, active lifestyles. The facility hosts a daycare, youth programs, fitness classes, cardio equipment and weights, gymnasium, running track, meeting areas, outdoor splash pad and walking trails.