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MNCSS to Host “My Guiding Light” Virtual Photo Challenge

Meskwaki Nation Child Support Services (MNCSS) honors all beautiful Mother figures and how they teach and guide you to live a health life!

How to enter: Submit a photo (up to 3 total) of you and your Mother figure(s) promoting healthy lifestyle choices.

Where to enter: Meskwaki Nation Child Support Services Facebook Page, Meskwaki Nation Child Support Services Facebook Messenger, or send via text to Kimberly’s cell at (641) 481-0847.

Dates for submissions: Now until May 31, 2021 (Memorial Day)

**Add you phone number and t-shirt sizes for everyone in the photo; photos will be added to MNCSS Facebook Page and will be in upcoming special edition newsletter.

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Virtual 5K Walk/Run to Bring Awareness to All Types of Cancer

Bringing Awareness to All Types of Cancer with a Virtual 5K Walk/Run

Sign up anytime between May 3rd through May 17th

To register or for any questions, please all Ashley at 641-484-9426 or message her on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/ashleyaylsworth.healtheducator.1

All participants will receive a FREE t-shirt!

Complete your 5k Walk/Run any day from May 17th through May 28th, and then submit your time/route to Ashley.

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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.

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New SettFit Challenge Begins May 3rd

A new health and fitness challenge will be starting through the Meskwaki SettFit Program (on-line) on May 3rd. All Meskwaki Community Members and Tribal Operations Employees are eligible to participate but you will need a smart phone or Health Activity Tracker/Watch to track your movement.  (If you do not have one but would like to participate, contact Ashley Aylsworth.)

Sponsored by the Meskwaki Diabetes Program and the Meskwaki Health Clinic, win prizes for being physically active as you step your way to bigger and better prizes! Are you ready to StepFit into Summer?

To find out more or watch the challenge unfold, sign up to be a part of our SettFit Facebook Group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/345146646038745 

To participate in the challenge, join us through the Wellable Program – Click this link to sign up and get started: https://app.wellable.co/

If you have questions or need help getting started, call the SettFit team:  Ashley Aylsworth, Jennifer Scales, or Jason Jefferson.

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Upcoming Covid-19 Vaccination Clinics offered by Meskwaki Health Clinic

The Meskwaki Health Clinic is offering the COVID-19 vaccination to ANYONE 16 years old and older.
The vaccination clinics are OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
> Thursday, 4/22 (Pfizer), 9AM-3PM at the Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel, 1504 305th St., Tama
> Wednesday, 4/28 (Pfizer), 3PM-7PM at the Meskwaki Health Clinic, 1646 305th St., Tama
> Friday, 4/30 (Pfizer), 9AM-12PM at Jasper Construction, 928 N. 19th Ave. E., Newton
> Tuesday, 5/4 (Pfizer), 3PM-7PM at the Meskwaki Health Clinic, 1646 305th St., Tama
> Wednesday, 5/5 (Pfizer), 9AM-3PM at the Tama Civic Center, 305 Siegel St., Tama
> Thursday, 5/6 (Pfizer), 3PM-7PM at the Meskwaki Health Clinic, 1646 305th St., Tama
> Saturday, 5/8 (Pfizer), 10AM-2PM at the Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel, 1504 305th St., Tama
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