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Flu Shot Clinic

Meskwaki Health Clinic will be hosting a Flu Shot Clinic on Wednesday, September 29 from 5-7PM in the Health Clinic Front Lobby.

This Flu Shot Clinic is open to all Meskwaki and Native clinic patients.

*Light snacks will be provided

The remaining Meskwaki Proclamation Day shirts will be given away with each flu shot received.

Fight the Flu – Get your family vaccinated against the flu this season. It’s the best way to protect you and your loved ones from getting the flu.

Protect Yourself. Protect Your Family. Get Vaccinated.

Virtual Koko & Medo Celebration

Join us for our Virtual Koko & Medo Celebration!
Fleece blankets will be given to our elders and there will be drawing prizes for all participants.
Photo Challenge: Submit a photo of your beloved koko and/or medo to be entered into the drawings.
How to Enter: Photo Challenge submissions can be emailed to, sent via text to (641) 481-0847 or you can FB message them to Meskwaki Nation Child Support Services.
*Submissions will be accepted beginning September 20th through September 30th.
**Drawing will be held on October 1st.
Event sponsored by: Meskwaki Nation Child Support Services, Meskwaki Elders Circle, Meskwaki Senior Services, Resources for Indigenous Survivors & Empowerment (R.I.S.E.)



The Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa is requesting proposals from architects to submit proposals for architectural and design services for a new training center for the Meskwaki Nation.  Interested firms can view the RFP at  To get further information about the project and proposal packet please contact Elizabeth Dolezal at 641-484-9210 or Proposals will be accepted until 2:00 p.m., September 17th, 2021, Central Standard Time, at the Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa Tribal Center, Fiscal Department, Procurement Office, 349 Meskwaki Road, Tama, Iowa, 52339.


Fox Xchange Notice

Attention Fox Xchange Internet Customers:
Our service provider, Windstream, is having problems with fiber going up and down at short intervals. This will cause home users to notice short disruptions in service when streaming and/or downloading.
We apologize for the inconvenience and will follow up with an additional post when these issues are corrected.

ARPA Payment Update

The next two ARPA payments will be direct deposited, if you receive direct deposit for your monthly per cap. And those who receive checks, will receive checks.

Direct deposit will be Monday, August 30th and checks will be mailed out Friday, August 27th. There will be no check pick-up.

For questions, please contact Jordan Bear at 641-484-9202.

Tribal Council Meeting

The Tribal Council meeting scheduled for August 25, 2021 has been rescheduled to be held on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 beginning at 5:00pm in the Tribal Chambers.

With Covid precautions Tribal Council Members, key staff and individuals on the agenda will only be allowed in the meeting. This will be a temporary arrangement until further notice.

*Meetings are held on a bi-weekly basis.

**Meeting dates/times are subject to change at the discretion of the Tribal Chairperson.

Cooling Center

A cooling center has been set up at the Meskwaki Tribal Center for community members needing an air-conditioned space to temporarily deal with the health effects of the heatwave hitting our area today and tomorrow if necessary. Cold water will also be provided.

With the excessive heat expected today and tomorrow, the Meskwaki Tribal Center gym will remain open as needed and will be closed for recreational use.  If you do not have access to air conditioning, please go to the gym and check in with the receptionist for assistance. The gym will be open day and night if needed.

All are reminded to drink plenty of fluids, avoid strenuous outdoor activity during the heat of the day, and check on relatives, neighbors, the elderly and your pets.  Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location and call 911.