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 in Tama, Iowa, and is comprised of more than 8,624 acres. We have more than 1,450 enrolled tribal members, 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.
Every Wednesday evening a group of ladies from the community meet at the MNR Building to work and learn about weaving cattail mats. They welcome any female community member to […]
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.
Our workforce development program provides concepts and entry strategies to promote the economic growth of the Meskwaki Nation by empowering its Native workforce.