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Donation from T.I.P. Rural Electric Cooperative

Pictured is Cole Calkins, Member Services for T.I.P. Rural Electric Cooperative – with offices in Brooklyn, Iowa – presenting a Donation of $1,200.00 (from the T.I.P. REC) to the Meskwaki Nation to use at our discretion related to the Derecho Storm.

This was presented to T.I.P. REC by ACES Power Donation Program to distribute to member-owners.    The Meskwaki Nation was selected as one of the recipients for the $1,200 Donation.


SettFit Begins Monday

We have 151 people signed up so far for the Meskwaki SettFit Challenge beginning THIS MONDAY – January 18! (How exciting!!!!)
If you haven’t signed up yet, DO IT NOW! It’s FREE to sign up and everyone who completes the first week’s goal will receive a $10 Amazon gift card!
If you have signed up, make sure you’ve activated your account in Wellable so you can track your progress, see the latest communications on the “bulletin board”, and more!
If you need help with activation or any other questions, all the Health Clinic at (641) 484-4094 and ask for Ashley or Jennifer (or Shannon can help as well) or call the Wellness Center at (641) 484-9271 and ask Jason to help walk you through the process!
“SIGN IN HERE” to get started. Call Ashley, Jennifer, or Jason if you need help getting started or reach out to Wellable Support.

WIN $$ – Workforce Development Survey


The Meskwaki Workforce Development Department is hosting a community survey to help gauge, engage, and mobilize future economic efforts within the community.

The department is seeking Tribal community members to assist in the process by filling out a short community survey. The survey will take less than 2 minutes to complete and responses are strictly confidential.

All Tribal community members age 10 and above are invited to participate. Those who fill out the survey will be entered into a drawing for gift cards, 15 winners total.

To fill out the survey, CLICK HERE!

The deadline for completing the survey is January 29th. Winners of the prizes will be announced on February 3rd via Facebook and on the website.

The survey, created by Al Nygard Consulting, is a building block in understanding the environment of a Native community.  Having worked with more than 60 Native communities spanning more than 15 years, the consulting firm has built “The Art of the Native View” which is a program specializing in culturally sensitive approaches to management, planning, and development as they relate specifically to Native American communities.  The questions may seem random upon first reflection, but they are a proven first step in the development of a framework to help empower Native communities like ours.

1. What is Meskwaki Workforce Development doing?
We are inviting our Tribal community members to complete this brief survey to help us scale our environment through the lens of our people to effectively engage and mobilize our workforce and economic strategies.

2. How will the results of this survey be used?
The results will impact how we move forward, balance areas of strength with those where improvement is needed, and to be more impactful and inclusive in our community engagement.

3. Why is this important?
This process is important because it will allow our community to voice their opinion on how they view our current environment. We will learn about the attributes of the community that influence our engagement with one another and help us improve and empower our community and tribal leaders so we can effectively move forward with our economic and workforce goals.
Thank you for your time in completing this survey and sharing your valuable input.

SettFit 2021 Starting Soon!


Over the last few years, the Meskwaki Health Clinic’s Diabetes and Wellness programs have sponsored an annual health and wellness contest called “SettFit”. This year, due to the challenges associated with COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines, we have chosen to run the program through a new virtual health and wellness platform called “Wellable”.

With Wellable, you will have the opportunity to log into the program using an app on your phone and/or by logging in on your PC.  You can track activities on any wearable device or log them manually through the app.  You’ll have fun tracking your health and fitness goals while getting active, improving your health and well-being, and qualifying for really great prizes!


This year Meskwaki SettFit will begin by offering two 6-week programs (12 total weeks) gearing up for 2 top prizes in six categories! All Tribal community members and Tribal Ops staff are invited to participate.  Challenge starts on January 18th!


To get started, please create a Wellable account by logging on through the link below.

Once completed, you will receive access to your account through your email’s inbox.  There you will receive a welcome email containing your Wellable credentials and instructions for connecting an app or device to your account – it’s the easiest way to automatically track your activity and earn Wellable Points!

Click here to sign up!


Tribal Ops Closing Early Due To Weather

Tribal Operations (excluding the Health Clinic and Pharmacy) will be closing early today (12/29) at 12:00PM (noon) due to inclement weather.

The Health Clinic and Pharmacy will remain open during normal business hours.  * If you or a family member need to be seen today, the Health Clinic is also offering tele-health (virtual) visits. Please call the Health Clinic at (641) 484-4094 to find out more/set one up.  There are some technology requirements associated with it (i.e. smart phone/pc with internet, camera, and microphone, etc.).

Please drive home safely.