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.

Tribal Council Meeting

Tribal Chambers

The next scheduled Tribal Council meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at 5:00PM in the Tribal Chambers. Enrolled Tribal Members are welcome and encouraged to attend. * […]

MSS Back-to-School Night

Meskwaki Settlement School 1610 305th Street, Tama, IA

Meskwaki Settlement School's Back-to-School Night will be held on Wednesday, August 17th from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. They will have cookies and refreshments for attendees.


Weaving Cattail Mats

Meskwaki Natural Resouces 1826 340th St, Tama, IA

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 […]

Breastfeeding Awareness 5K

Meskwaki Clinic 1646 305th Street, Tama, Iowa

Breastfeeding Awareness Walk/Run. Wednesday, August 17 at the Meskwaki Health Clinic. Registration at 5:30pm, race starts at 6:00pm. Bring your stroller to enter in the stroller race!

Nomination Meeting

Meskwaki Tribal Center 349 Meskwaki Rd, Tama, IA

ORDER FOR SPECIAL ELECTION In accordance with Title. 8 Election Code of the Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa, Article IV, Chapter 6, the Election Committee has […]

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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