All posts by Kiyanna Pushetonequa

2021 State Track Meet (Thursday 5/20/21)

I had the opportunity to see and capture some Meskwaki athletes participate at the 2021 IHSAA Track & Field State Meet on Thursday, May 20 at the Blue Oval. Rain or shine, it was awesome seeing these amazing student-athletes competing against the best in the state. Congratulations and job well done to all of our state qualifiers. We are all very proud of each and every one of you.

-Kiyanna Pushetonequa

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2021 Meskwaki’s IHSAA Track & Field State Qualifiers

The following Meskwaki Student-Athletes have qualified for the 2021 Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) Track & Field State Meet. The state meet will take place this Thursday, May 20 through Saturday, May 22 at Drake Stadium which is also known as the “Blue Oval” located in Des Moines, IA. Attendance limitations have been removed for this week’s Iowa High School State Track & Field Championships following updated public health guidance and coordination with Drake University and Polk County Health Department. Tickets are now on sale to all spectators, which you can purchase here at this link:

From South Tama County High School, we have Eli Keahna (SR) who qualified for the shot put field event and then there is Trusten Rosenberger (JR) who qualified to run in the 4 x 800-Meter Relay, as well as the 800-Meter Run. From Meskwaki High School we have two state qualifiers in the girls long jump, Sia Bear (FR) and Shye Johnson (JR). Shye will also be running in the 1500-Meter Run. Last, but not least we have Taurice Grant (SR) who qualified in the 100-Meter Dash, 400-Meter Dash, and Long Jump.

Meet Schedule

Thursday, May 20

  • 11:30am Shot Put – Eli Keahna
  • 12:10pm 4 x 800 Meter Relay – Trusten Rosenberger
  • 3:30pm Boys Long Jump – Taurice Grant
  • 6:00pm Girls Long Jump – Sia Bear & Shye Johnson
  • 7:35pm 100 Meter Dash Preliminary – Taurice Grant
  • 8:10pm 400 Meter Dash – Taurice Grant

Saturday, May 22

  • 10:00am 800 Meter Run – Trusten Rosenberger
  • *3:55pm 100 Meter Dash Final – Taurice Grant
  • 5:05pm 1500 Meter Run – Shye Johnson

Great track season to all and good luck to all State Qualifiers! We are proud of all of you and your hard work and dedication!

May 5th – National MMIW Awareness Day

Join us virtually for a walk/run/bike/hike at any distance to help bring awareness to our Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Men, Girls, Two-Spirited and Grieving Families. This virtual event is a race at your own pace and place. RISE has collaborated with the following Tribes and Domestic Violence Programs to help bring awareness to our missing & murdered relatives.

This virtual event is free and will happen May 3rd – May 5th. To register, you can use the scan app in the flyer or you can call RISE at (641) 484-9336. First 100 to register will receive at MMIW mask. All participants who register will be entered into a drawing in which 50 names will be drawn! Prizes vary between tribes.

Help us spread awareness by participating in this event by sharing a picture of you during your exercise and location on the Meskwaki RISE Facebook Page, Prairie Band Potawatomi Facebook Page, ICADV and Safe Passages Facebook Page. You can also share a picture on all other tribal website we have collaborated with. You can also text your picture to (641) 481-0334 and we will share it for you. Use the hashtag #BRINGTHEMHOME and #RISEFORMMIW

The mission is to be in solidarity with the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Men, Girls, Two-Spirits, Relatives, grieving families, and individuals working on the frontlines to end this epidemic of violence against Indigenous people.

We ask that you wear red during your choice of exercise to support this National Day of Awareness. Why red? Red dresses have been used to raise awareness of the large number of Missing Indigenous Women & Girls (#MMIW #MMIWG) for many years. Red is used not just to represent the many hearts broken by the loss of our stolen sisters but also because for many tribes red is a sacred color. So please wear red on May 5th to show that we have not forgotten our sisters, mothers, and daughters who have been taken from us.

Meskwaki Warrior Boys Basketball District Final VS Grundy Center Spartans

On Tuesday, February 23rd, The Meskwaki Warrior boys basketball team defeated the #1 seeded Grundy Center Spartans 64-54 in the District Final. For the first time ever, the Meskwaki Warriors are the new Class 1A District 10 District Champions! The Warriors advance to the Sub-State 5 Championship, which is this Saturday, February 27th against North Linn (24-0) at Jesup High School with tip-off starting at 7:00pm. There will be no online ticketing for this game, so all tickets will need to be purchased at the door. Go Warriors!!!

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Rapid COVID testing for MSS students

On Monday November 30th and Tuesday December 1st, from 5pm – 8pm in the lobby of the Meskwaki Health Clinic, there will be rapid COVID testing for Meskwaki Settlement School students who attend school in-person. This will be a first come, first serve as we are not scheduling appointments so please be prepared to wait for a test.

There is also an option for in-home testing on Tuesday December 1st from 9am until 4pm if you call on Monday and schedule with Charise. Please call 641.484.4094 to schedule. Please leave a message if no answer.

A consent form must be signed by the parent or guardian for each student to be tested.

Any questions please reach out to Charise or Danelle at the Clinic. 641.484.4094.

Attention Seniors and Elders:

On Tuesday, December 1st Meskwaki Natural Resources is partnering with Senior Services to provide buffalo meat to seniors and elders who were not able to access meat through the regular meat distribution. Due to the high demand and low quantities of meat, MNR set aside meat for seniors and elders to ensure they are provided a share of buffalo meat without risking covid-19 exposures or running out of meat early. The distribution will take place at the Seniors starting at 11:30am and will end at 12:30pm. This special distribution is for SENIORS and ELDERS ONLY to ensure they get a share of meat from our 2020 meat supply. Those that qualify to get meat through this special distribution include: Home bound seniors and elders, Seniors or elders that did not have relatives pick up meat for them, Seniors or elders that did not receive meat because the distribution ran out of supplies. If your name is on the list from the November 19th distribution, you do not qualify for a share of meat through Senior Services.

MNR – Buffalo Meat Distribution 11.19.20

Meskwaki Natural Resources is excited to announcement the first buffalo meat distribution of the season! The Covid-19 pandemic caused many supply chain disruptions throughout the year and food security needs became more crucial and apparent than ever before. We are excited to be able to offer the Meskwaki Community a source of buffalo meat. Due to many disruptions however, MNR was only able to harvest about one third of what is typically done in a year. With that, we ask that you still bring reusable grocery bags to reduce the dependency on single use plastic, but we will not be offering an additional pound of meat for doing so. We want to ensure as many households gain access to this opportunity as possible. Finally, we ask that everyone in attendance wear a mask and to social distance while in line, and do not come if you are experiencing any covid-19 symptoms. Thank you to the community for the support year after year to help make this distribution a success! We hope to see you there!

Specialty Parts Available at South Farm Office – Organs: Kidney, Liver, Heart, and Tongue. Sign up for Rib Bones too!

Breast Cancer Awareness Virtual Walk-Run

Breast Cancer Awareness Virtual Walk-Run
(Happening now!)
-Run-Walk and record your mileage and/or time of exercise for 3.2 miles (Seniors mileage: 1.5 miles)
-Take a photo and send to Ashley-Aylsworth Health-Educator to get your t-shirt ordered. (You may send photos through Facebook messenger)
-Or send via email
Mileage to be completed no later than 10/16/20 for shirt order to be placed.
If you have any questions please call Ashley at the Meskwaki Health Clinic at 641-484-9426.