Meskwaki Media Services

Our Mission

Media Services acts as the communication liaison to the Meskwaki Nation. Its mission is to support Tribal operations, its departments, and the community as a whole with its communication needs.

What We Do

Media Services is primarily tasked with the creation of the Meskwaki Nation Times (a monthly publication), as well as the creation and upkeep of the tribe’s websites, event calendar, Tribal TV’s, and social media sites. The department provides media coverage, photography, and video for events within the community, and is available to Tribal Operation’s departments to help create flyers, write articles and news releases, create graphics, spearhead bulk mailings, and create/complete other communication projects as requested by Tribal Council, Tribal Operation’s departments, and the community.

The Meskwaki Nation Times

The Meskwaki Nation Times is published monthly for the Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa. The Mission of the MNT is to inform and educate the Meskwaki Nation on issues that affect them. The department works to educate members and the public, protect traditions, promote Meskwaki culture, and build a stronger community through information, communication, and support.

Submissions for the Meskwaki Nation Times

Signed editorials, letters, and articles appearing in the MNT are the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinion or attitude of Media Services or the Meskwaki Tribal Council. A Submission Form must be filled out and turned in to Media Services by the deadline. Letters and submitted articles may be edited for language and length. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. The reproduction of editorial or photography content without permission is prohibited.

Submission Deadline

Submissions are due the 20th of each month by 4:30 PM. (If the 20th falls on a weekend, it is due the following Monday.)

Photography Policy

Please be aware by attending public events hosted by the Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa, you consent to your voice, face, name and/or likeness being used, without compensation, in photos, film, and videotapes for use in any and all media, whether now known or hereafter devised, and that by attending the event, you release the Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa, its subsidiaries, assigns and licensees from liability associated with its use.

Change of Address for MNT

Please fill out a Change Of Address Form and mail it back with signature for the Tribal Newsletter Mailing List.

Frequently Asked Questions

When are submissions due to the Meskwaki Nation Times?

Submissions are due the 20th of each month. If the 20th falls on a weekend, they will be due the following Monday.

Who can submit to the MNT?

Tribal members, descendants, and community/tribal entities and affiliates.

How do we get information posted to the Tribe’s social media/Tribal TV’s/emergency text notifications, etc.?

Email submissions to media@meskwaki-nsn.gov. If it is an after-hours emergency, contact Shannon Mitchell at (641) 750-7656.

Media Department Staff

Shannon Mitchell

Media Services Director

Health Clinic

shannon.mitchelle@meskwaki-nsn.gov
641-484-9435

Crystal Mzhickteno

Administrative Assistant / Content Creator

Health Clinic

crystal.mzhickteno@meskwaki-nsn.gov
641-484-9439

Wendy Witt

Media Services Photographer Videographer

Health Clinic

wendy.witt@meskwaki-nsn.gov
641-484-9498

Department Contact Information

Office Hours

Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

After-hours emergency contact: Call Media Services Director Shannon Mitchell at (641) 750-7656.

Phone Number

(641) 484-9439

Fax Number

(641) 484-5424

Physical & Mailing Address

1646 305th Street
Tama, IA 52339

Contact the Meskwaki Nation

Get in touch with our main office if you have general questions or need assistance finding the correct department to contact.