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Oct
19
Fri
Football: Varsity vs Baxter (Away) @ Baxter High School
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Oct
23
Tue
Buffalo Meat Distribution @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Oct 23 all-day
Buffalo Meat Distribution @ Meskwaki Tribal Center

Meskwaki Natural Resources will be having a Buffalo Meat Distribution of the Stew, Ground and Roast cuts on Tuesday October 23rd from 9:00-10:00 am and also 5:00-6:00 pm at the Tribal Center Front Entrance.

Specialty parts available the South Farm Office:

Organs – Kidney, liver, heart and tongue.

Sign up for hides, skulls and rib bones

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Circuit Training @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gym
Oct 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Circuit Training @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gym | Tama | Iowa | United States

Join Jason Jefferson for circuit training at the Tribal Center. No equipment necessary. Grab your workout gear and get your heart rate pumping!

Class begins April 10th. Tues-Wed-Thurs from 12:10-1:10 PM.

Tuesday nights and Thursday nights from 6:00-7:00 PM.

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Yoga Class @ Meskwaki Health Clinic Conference Room
Oct 23 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Yoga Class @ Meskwaki Health Clinic Conference Room

Join Ashley, Health Educator for Yoga on Tuesdays @ 12:30 pm (30 min class) and on Thursdays @ 5:00 pm (1 hour class).

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Tax Class 101 @ Meskwaki, Inc. Conference Room
Oct 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Tax Class 101 @ Meskwaki, Inc. Conference Room | Tama | Iowa | United States

Introductory tax class for those wanting to learn about filing requirements, laws and so much more!

Date: October 23rd from 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Location: Meskwaki, Inc. Conference Room (1496 Hwy 30, Tama IA)

Snacks will be available. Chance to win a door prize!

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Oct
24
Wed
Circuit Training @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gym
Oct 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Circuit Training @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gym | Tama | Iowa | United States

Join Jason Jefferson for circuit training at the Tribal Center. No equipment necessary. Grab your workout gear and get your heart rate pumping!

Class begins April 10th. Tues-Wed-Thurs from 12:10-1:10 PM.

Tuesday nights and Thursday nights from 6:00-7:00 PM.

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Raising Awareness: Opioid Crisis with Jacob Flores @ MBCH Convention Center
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Raising Awareness: Opioid Crisis with Jacob Flores @ MBCH Convention Center

Raising Awareness: The Opioid Crisis with Jacob Flores

FREE Community Meal and presentation

Location: MBCH Convention Center

Dinner: 6:00 pm

Speaker/Presentation: 6:30 pm

More than 52,000 Americans died of a drug overdose in 2015 – a more than 200 percent increase from 16 years ago, according to a Centers for Disease Control report.

The epidemic is especially centered outside cities and among Native Americans and whites. Deaths rose by 325 percent over the same period when you look only a rural areas, and by more than 500 percent among Native Americans and native Alaskans. Death rates among black Americans have more than doubled, though they have risen at a lower rate among other races.

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Oct
25
Thu
Blood Pressure / Sugar Check @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Oct 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Circuit Training @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gym
Oct 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Circuit Training @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gym | Tama | Iowa | United States

Join Jason Jefferson for circuit training at the Tribal Center. No equipment necessary. Grab your workout gear and get your heart rate pumping!

Class begins April 10th. Tues-Wed-Thurs from 12:10-1:10 PM.

Tuesday nights and Thursday nights from 6:00-7:00 PM.

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Seniors Birthday Meal
Oct 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Yoga Class @ Meskwaki Health Clinic Conference Room
Oct 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Yoga Class @ Meskwaki Health Clinic Conference Room

Join Ashley, Health Educator for Yoga on Tuesdays @ 12:30 pm (30 min class) and on Thursdays @ 5:00 pm (1 hour class).

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MSS: Parent Informational Safety Meeting @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Oct 25 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
MSS: Parent Informational Safety Meeting @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Press Release: Meskwaki Settlement School
Thursday, October 25th from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Meskwaki Settlement Schools Parent Safety Meeting

School safety is a priority for parents, educators, students and the community.  Maintaining a safe learning environment is fundamental to supporting the learning and development of our students.  With a focus on the well-being and safety of our students and staff, the Meskwaki Settlement School emphasizes the importance of reducing the risk and impact of exposure to both natural and un-natural disasters.   Through the development and implementation of preventative measures and multiple crisis response plans the Meskwaki Settlement Schools continues to collaboratively work with law enforcement, fire, emergency management, and safety professionals to assist students and staff in increasing positive outcomes when responding to a variety of emergency situations including weather, health concerns, or threats.

Over the years the number and impact of violent incidents in public buildings has increased.  Over the years, the Meskwaki Settlement Schools have proactively taken steps to decrease the likelihood of such an event taking place at school.  This year, our staff has undergone multiple Violent Intruder Trainings.  These trainings have been highly recommended by Homeland Security and will become a mandatory training on June 30th, 2019.   In addition to becoming a state and federal mandate, the trainings have become the norm across Iowa as well as nationally.

To support us in our implementation process, we have decided to hold an informational meeting for parents to communicate what the safety trainings for students will look like.  The Parent Informational Meeting will be held during conferences on Thursday, October 25th-2018 from 5:30pm-6:30pm.  (Conferences will run 2pm-8pm.)

The new safety trainings will emphasize staff and student options for responding to a dangerous intruder situation.  Based on the information available, staff and students will utilized an enhanced lockdown, evacuate the building, or counter an attack when appropriate and safe to do so.  The goal is to empower every district employee and our students to have choices in violent intruder situations that would increase their chances of survival.

This informational meeting for parents is the next step.  You will have a chance to learn more about the options available and to have questions answered or any concerns addressed.  Following the parent meeting, we will begin to have age-appropriate discussions with students to shift the odds of surviving a violent encounter in their favor.

For more information, please visit:

US Dept of Homeland Security: Active Shooter How to Respond

Safety Training Video created for the Waterloo Community Schools:

Safety: Violent Intruder Training Video

 

Willie Barney, Ed.D. 

Superintendent, Meskwaki Settlement School

1608 305th Street

Tama, IA 52339

Work: 641.484.9000

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Oct
26
Fri
MNR 3rd Water Potato Harvest @ Tribal Center to Amana Colonies
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
MNR 3rd Water Potato Harvest @ Tribal Center to Amana Colonies

Come join Meskwaki Natural Resources for the 3rd foraging event at Amana Colonies.

Friday, October 26th. Leaving the Tribal Center at 10:00am and returning around 3:30pm. Limit of 10 people.

Contact Crystal Davisat 641-484-3511 or email et.mdnr@meskwaki-nsn.gov to have your spot reserved.

Everyone will want to being extra clothes.

Water will be chilly.

Only kids taller than 4 feet ( 48 inches ) will be allowed to go due to safety reasons.

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Oct
27
Sat
Meskwaki Halloween Masquerade Powwow @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Meskwaki Halloween Masquerade Powwow @ Meskwaki Settlement School

Join us for the Masquerade Powwow on Saturday, October 27th at the Meskwaki High School Gym! There will be Food, Door Prizes, Games and a Cake Walk (cake donations welcome)!

Dinner is at 6:00 pm.

Registration for the Masquerade Opens at 6:30 pm  and Grand Entry for the Powwow is at 7:00 pm.

MC – Matt Bear

Host Drum – Meskwaki Nation

*All drums welcome!

Costume Contest:

  • Most Original – 3 Places
  • Age Categories: 3-5, 6-8, 9-11, 12-14, 15-17, 18 & Up!

Pumpkin Carving Contest:

  • Adult Carving Contest- 3 Places (Ages 18 years and Older)
  • Kids Carving – 3 Places – “Cutest Pumpkin” (Ages 7 years to 17 years)

Cutest Baby Costume Contest:

  • 3 Places – Age Groups 0-12 Months, 13-24 Months

Not responsible for damaged, lost or stolen items. This is a drug and alcohol free event!

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Oct
29
Mon
MADAC: Red Ribbon Week: Life is a Journey, Travel Drug Free with Mary Black @ MSS and STC
Oct 29 all-day
Trunk or Treat @ Meskwaki Travel Plaza
Oct 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Trunk or Treat @ Meskwaki Travel Plaza

On Monday, October 29th the Meskwaki Travel Plaza will be hosting the 2018 Trunk or Treat.

Registration will be from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm the day of, 10/29/18. (Early registration can be done within the Travel Plaza.)

Event will run from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Judging begins at 6:00 pm.

Three categories – $100 per category:

  • Most Original
  • Scariest
  • Funniest
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Oct
30
Tue
Circuit Training @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gym
Oct 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Circuit Training @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gym | Tama | Iowa | United States

Join Jason Jefferson for circuit training at the Tribal Center. No equipment necessary. Grab your workout gear and get your heart rate pumping!

Class begins April 10th. Tues-Wed-Thurs from 12:10-1:10 PM.

Tuesday nights and Thursday nights from 6:00-7:00 PM.

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Cooking Demo @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Kitchen
Oct 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Plaza 9 Movie, Marshalltown (Afternoon Showing) @ Plaza 9 Movie Theater
Oct 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Yoga Class @ Meskwaki Health Clinic Conference Room
Oct 30 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Yoga Class @ Meskwaki Health Clinic Conference Room

Join Ashley, Health Educator for Yoga on Tuesdays @ 12:30 pm (30 min class) and on Thursdays @ 5:00 pm (1 hour class).

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Meskwaki Trick or Treat @ Meskwaki Settlement
Oct 30 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Meskwaki Trick or Treat @ Meskwaki Settlement

Trick or Treat on Tuesday, October 30th from 5:00 – 8:00 pm!

Turn your porch lights on to invite all the little Meskwaki ghosts and ghouls!

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Oct
31
Wed
Medicare Reimbursement Checks @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Oct 31 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Circuit Training @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gym
Oct 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Circuit Training @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gym | Tama | Iowa | United States

Join Jason Jefferson for circuit training at the Tribal Center. No equipment necessary. Grab your workout gear and get your heart rate pumping!

Class begins April 10th. Tues-Wed-Thurs from 12:10-1:10 PM.

Tuesday nights and Thursday nights from 6:00-7:00 PM.

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Nov
1
Thu
Circuit Training @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gym
Nov 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Circuit Training @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gym | Tama | Iowa | United States

Join Jason Jefferson for circuit training at the Tribal Center. No equipment necessary. Grab your workout gear and get your heart rate pumping!

Class begins April 10th. Tues-Wed-Thurs from 12:10-1:10 PM.

Tuesday nights and Thursday nights from 6:00-7:00 PM.

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Elder Health Education: Cholesterol @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Nov 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Elder Health Education: Cholesterol @ Meskwaki Senior Services

Elder Health Education: Cholesterol

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