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Meskwaki Youth Program Christmas Book and PJ Drive

The Meskwaki Youth Development Program and Mesquakie Friends Church will be hosting a Christmas Book and PJ Drive to give to our Meskwaki Youth.

Help donate gently used or new children books and/or pj’s to give to Meskwaki youth.

You can drop off donations at the Meskwaki Tribal Center or the Mesquakie Friends Church. Donations will be accepted from November 23 until December 15.

For more information contact Tashina at (641) 484-5369.

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Meskwaki Youth Program Holiday Giveaway

Meskwaki Youth Development Program and Mesquakie Friends Church presents: Holiday Giveaway

Curbside pick-up on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 from 4:30pm until 6:30pm at the Tribal Center

*Deadline to signup is Tuesday, December 8, 2020 by 5:00pm

Parents can sign-up by logging into their MYDP Parent Portal and clicking on the ‘Activities’ tab. All Meskwaki children 12 years and younger will automatically be signed up for Marines-Toys for Tots through the Mesquakie Friends Church.

For more information or to get your parent portal login information please contact Meskwaki Youth Program t (641) 484-5369.

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Tribal Council Meeting

The next Tribal Council meeting has been scheduled to be held on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 beginning at 5:00 pm via Zoom.

Due to Covid19 and for the safety of participants, this meeting will be held via Zoom.

*Meetings are held on a bi-weekly basis.

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

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Changes Considered to Title 8 School Board Elections

At its regular meeting convened on November 18, 2020 the Tribal Council considered changes to TITLE 8 (Elections) Sec. 8-2105 SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS together with additions of Sec. 8-401 through Sec. 8-406 of the Code of the Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa.  Further council approval is subject to consideration of comments that may be forthcoming during a thirty (30) day public comment period.

These changes will allow and provide for how school board members for the Meskwaki Settlement School will be elected.

Accordingly, a copy of the proposed changes to Title 8 is immediately available for public review and comment through December 18, 2020.  You may request a copy of the subject law for your review by contacting:

Office of the Attorney General

Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa

349 Meskwaki Road, Tama Iowa 52339

Telephone Number (641) 484-4678. 

DUE TO COVID-19:  Please do not appear in person – Request a copy of the proposed changes by phone and a copy will be emailed to you.

All comments should be submitted in writing to the Office of the Attorney General no later than 4: 30 p.m. December 18, 2020.

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MFS Open by Appointment Only

Meskwaki Family Services is operating as normal, however we are limiting face to face contact as much as possible to keep staff and the community safe.

Meskwaki Family Services is open by appointment only due to the Covid-19 public health emergency until further notice.

We are limiting in-person meetings due to the recent surge in Covid-19 positive cases. Masks are required in the event that you do meet with MFS staff per executive order, if you do not have a mask one will be provided for you. If you need to be seen in person, please call the MFS office to schedule an appointment.

Contact us:

  • By phone at (641) 484-4444, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm
  • By mail at PO Box 245, Tama, Iowa 52339
  • RISE Crisis Line at (641) 481-0334 or toll free at 1-855-840-7362

Meskwaki Child Care Program will continue to process child care payments as usual. ** Child Care forms can be dropped off weekly by NOON on Mondays at the Tribal Center box or at the box outside of the MFS office.

Social Workers will continue to respond to child/dependent adult abuse and neglect allegations and are still responsible for oversight of children in out-of-home placements.

RISE will continue to respond to immediate needs of victims of crime (domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and human trafficking).

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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!

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