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Category Archives: MFSI

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Hominy Demo

Meskwaki Food Sovereignty Initiative has rescheduled the Hominy Demo to be held on Thursday, March 19, 2020 from 4:30-7:00 pm at the Meskwaki Settlement School in the Kitchen and Elementary Gym.

Learn the process of making hominy

  • Hands on demonstration led by guest chef Yusuf Bin-Rella
  • Learn and take home recipes featuring hominy
  • Enjoy a meal featuring hominy as the main dish!

Meal will be served tentatively at 6:00 pm.

Family friendly workshop, this event is open to everyone! Call MFSI for any questions at (641) 484-3511

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Hunter’s Feast

Save the Date – December 19, 2019

Join Meskwaki Ag and Food Sovereignty as they host their final event of the year called Hunter’s Feast, on Thursday, December 19th! This Feast will be held in the Tribal Center Gym with the meal being served at 5:00 pm.

Let us prepare for the wintertime with a community meal and celebration of seasonal foods! This event is FREE, family friendly, and OPEN to everyone.

Attention hunters: Food Sovereignty is looking for people interested in providing game meats for this upcoming community meal, we are willing to negotiate and trade! If you’re interested, call (641) 484-9584 for more information.

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Tagaani Demo

Join the Diabetes Program and Food Sovereignty for this traditional food cooking Demo!

Tagaani Demo, Wednesday, November 6th from 5:00 – 6:30 pm in the Health Clinic Kitchen.

Here are a few things you will learn during this demo:

  • Learn the process of making tagaani
  • Different preparation and cooking options – including traditional and modern methods
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Harvest Highlight Rescheduled Date

Join the Diabetes Program and Food Sovereignty as they host the Harvest Highlight on Monday, October 28th! Harvest Highlight will be from 4:00-5:30 pm at the Kinship Garden (located behind the Health Clinic).

Join us as we harvest the produce from the Kinship Garden – you take home what you harvest!

Questions? Contact the Health Clinic at (641) 484-9400 or Natural Resources at (6410 484-9584.

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Harvest Highlight

Diabetes Program and Food Sovereignty Present – HARVEST HIGHLIGHT

Join us for harvesting the produce from the Kinship Garden – you take home what you harvest!

Wednesday, October 23rd from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm at the Kinship Garden (located behind the east side of the Health Clinic).

Questions? Contact the Health clinic at (641) 484-9400 or Natural Resources at (641) 484-9584.

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Wabikoni Workshop on Oct. 9th!

Join the Diabetes Program and Food Sovereignty for a workshop on Wednesday, October 9th   that’s all about Wabikoni! We will learn how to process for drying and freezing, how to save seeds, and how to prepare some simple recipes. This workshop will be hands on and participants will leave with squash to use at home!

Date: Wednesday, October 9th

Time: 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Location: Health Clinic Kitchen

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Kinship Garden Groundbreaking & Planting

2019 will be our first growing season in the Kinship Garden, a communal space where community members can grow together.  Those who participate will be able to share in the harvest.

If you are interested in being a part of the Kinship garden, join us at the groundbreaking and planting!

The garden is located on the hilltop south of the Health Clinic.  Light refreshments will be served, then we will plant the garden.  For questions, call Meskwaki Agriculture and Food Sovereignty (641) 484-3511.

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Garden Tilling For Elders

Attention Seniors: From May 7th – May 18th Meskwaki Food Sovereignty will till your garden for FREE! This is a first come, first serve basis –  you must have your request in by May 13th.

Contact Shelley Buffalo – Please leave your name, address and a way to contact you.

Phone: 641-484-5311 (leave a message with Nina)

Email: fsc.econdev@meskwaki-nsn.gov

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shelleybuffalo.economicdevelopment.1

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MFSI Spring Equinox Community Meal

The event will begin at 5:00 pm and the meal will be served between 5:30 and 6:00 pm. We will be serving a delicious seasonal menu, and we will have a door prize raffle with lots of great things to win including handmade items by local artists and garden themed gifts. This event is family friendly, free, and open to everyone regardless of tribal enrollment status or residency. We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, please be in touch if you have any questions.

Stay up to date with the event details by RSVPing on Facebook at this link: https://www.facebook.com/events/605683963207328/

An extra challenge:

Bring your own reusable set of dishes to the Community Meal to be entered in special raffle to win an Instant Pot!

In order to be eligible your “Dish Kit” must include everything you need to enjoy dinner without utilizing disposable flatware or utensils – plate, bowl, cup, spoon, fork, and a reusable bag to carry everything in are the basics you must bring to be entered in the Instant Pot raffle. None of the dishes you bring or the bag you carry them in may be single use paper or plastic!

You may also want to bring a reusable straw, a cloth napkin or towel, and reusable containers to take home leftovers, but these items are not required for the Instant Pot raffle.

Help us be more sustainable and use less single use paper and plastic table ware! Love the earth, bring your own dish kit.

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