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.

MSS 2022-2023 School Registration – RETURNING Students

Meskwaki High School 1608 305th Street, Tama, IA

Meskwaki Settlement School 2022-2023 School Registration for RETURNING students begins Tuesday, July 26,2022 through Monday, August 15, 2022. Registration for NEW and TRANSFER students begins Monday, August 1, 2022 through […]

MSS 2022-2023 School Registration – NEW/TRANSFER Students

Meskwaki High School 1608 305th Street, Tama, IA

Meskwaki Settlement School 2022-2023 School Registration for RETURNING students begins Tuesday, July 26,2022 through Monday, August 15, 2022. Registration for NEW and TRANSFER students begins Monday, August 1, 2022 through […]

Retirement Party – Linda Winter Chaser

Tribal Center Snack Bar 349 Meskwaki Road, Tama, IA

Join us for a retirement party honoring Linda Winter Chaser on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 from 2:00 - 4:00pm at the Tribal Center Snack Bar. Open to all patients and […]

Recurring

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 […]

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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