Meskwaki Nation

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.

Featured Events

From council meetings to wellness seminars, community events, and more, check out what’s going on in the Meskwaki community.

Community Fall Clean-Up

From the Meskwaki Public Works Department COMMUNITY FALL CLEAN-UP October 3-7, 2022 Please sort items in two piles and place near roadside. Metals and Appliances Junk ROUTE: West Village, North […]

Wellness: Fall into Fitness Challenge

Meskwaki Wellness Center

Postponed and now set to begin October 10th:  Meskwaki Wellness Center will be having a 'Fall into Fitness' Challenge starting October 10th through October 27th. You can sign-up at the […]

Tribal Operations Closed – Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Meskwaki Settlement

Tribal Operations, including the Health Clinic, Pharmacy and Seniors Center will be closed on Monday, October 10, 2022 in honor of Indigenous Peoples' Day. Offices will resume regular business hours Tuesday, […]


Weaving Cattail Mats

Meskwaki Natural Resouces

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.

Health Clinic

Our health clinic provides healthcare for individuals and families in the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual healing process.


Tribal Center

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

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.


Workforce Development

Our workforce development program provides concepts and entry strategies to promote the economic growth of the Meskwaki Nation by empowering its Native workforce.

Meskwaki Nation’s Entities & Enterprises

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