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Sep
21
Sat
Meskwaki High School Homecoming @ Meskwaki High School
Sep 21 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Meskwaki High School Homecoming @ Meskwaki High School | Tama | Iowa | United States

Meskwaki High School Presents: “A Night Under the Stars” 2019 Homecoming

Homecoming Dance will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm at the Meskwaki High School. Tickets are on sale now, $5.00 per ticket.

Formal Attire is required.

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Sep
23
Mon
MSS Picture Day @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Sep 23 all-day
Sep
25
Wed
Home Canning Workshop @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
Sep 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Home Canning Workshop @ Meskwaki Health Clinic

The Meskwaki Diabetes Program and Meskwaki Ag and Food Sovereignty Departments will be hosting a Home Canning Workshop on Wednesday, September 25 from 5pm – 8pm at the Meskwaki Health Clinic.

Participants will learn the basics of home canning and pickling including some simple recipes featuring seasonally available produce!

Come prepared for hands on learning and to take home samples!

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Sep
26
Thu
Census 2020 Meeting @ East Conference Room - Meskwaki Tribal Center
Sep 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Census 2020 Meeting @ East Conference Room - Meskwaki Tribal Center

You’re invited to participate in a meeting regarding the 2020 Census!

Meeting will be held on Thursday, September 26th at 1:00 pm in the East Conference Room of the Meskwaki Tribal Center.

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Jacob Flores Presentation @ Tama Civic Center
Sep 26 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jacob Flores Presentation @ Tama Civic Center

Join MADAC as they celebrate National Recovery Month with Jacob Flores as he presents “Family Systems Recovery – It’s Not A One Way Street”.

Date: Thursday, September 26th

Time: Dinner Served at 5:00 pm, Presentation at 6:00 pm

Location: TBA

*Door Prizes!

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Sep
27
Fri
MSS Neno Day @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Sep 27 all-day
MSS Neno Day @ Meskwaki Settlement School

Meskwaki Settlement School is Celebrating NENO DAY on Friday, September 27th!

The schedule is as follows:

8:45 am – 9:00 am – Presentation in the High School Gym

9:05 am – 10:00 am – Neno Day Walk. Walk starts in the commons entrance. **Families are welcome to join us!**

10:10 am – 11:00 am* – Activities held on the Football Field and Track

11:00 am – 12:45 pm – Normal lunch and recess schedule

12:45 pm – 2:35 pm – Rotations  in various locations

2:45 pm – 3:15 pm – Dancing in the High School Gym

NOTE: There will be separate schedules for the Rotations.

*Students will stay in Activities until just before their lunch period.

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Sep
28
Sat
MYP Lacrosse Camp @ MSS Football Field
Sep 28 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
MYP Lacrosse Camp @ MSS Football Field

The Meskwaki Youth Program along with co-hosts: University of Iowa Lacrosse Team, and the IA Mavericks Girls Lacrosse Coaches Clinic will be sponsoring a Lacrosse Camp to be held on Saturday, September 28th.

This Lacrosse Camp will be held on September 28th, from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm for Boys and Girls in Grades 3rd – 6th at the Meskwaki Settlement School Football Field (1610 305th Street, Tama, IA 52339).

The cost for this camp is $10 per child – cost includes T-shirt and snack.

Onsite Registration and Drop off at MSS at 1:45pm

OR online at ,https://forms.gle/uEJPgb5qEB8JRCyB7,

For more information or questions, contact Meskwaki Youth Program at (641) 484-5369.

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Sep
29
Sun
Halloween Committee Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Sep 29 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Halloween Committee Meeting @ Tribal Chambers

The Halloween Committee will be having a meeting on Sunday, September 29th about the planning of this years Meskwaki Community Halloween Masquerade.

This meeting will be held in the Tribal Chambers from 6:30 – 7:30 pm.

If you are interested in helping with the planning of this year’s Masquerade Party please attend this meeting.

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Oct
1
Tue
Nominations Meeting @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gymnasium
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nominations Meeting @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gymnasium

NOMINATIONS:

The Nomination process for the General Election will determine the candidates for the Primary Election. The nomination process for the Special Election will also be determined on this date. There will be a Nominations Meeting on Tuesday, OCTOBER 1, 2019 in the Tribal Gymnasium. This meeting will start promptly at 7:00 p.m.

In the event a quorum of 30% eligible voters is not present at the Nominations Meeting held Tuesday, October 1, 2019 a SECOND Nominations Meeting will be held Wednesday, OCTOBER 2, 2019 in the Tribal Gymnasium to start promptly at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and close promptly at 7:00 p.m. Title 8 Sec. 8-4402 and Title 8 Sec. 8-4604.

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Oct
2
Wed
Hydrant Flushing Week
Oct 2 @ 8:00 am – Oct 6 @ 4:00 pm
Hydrant Flushing Week

During the first week of October (2nd – 6th) Meskwaki Public Works will be conducting their biannual Hydrant Flushing week on the Meskwaki Settlement.

Hydrant Flushing is done twice a year to enhance water quality by flushing sediment from water mains, verifying the proper operation of hydrants and valves. It also ensures firefighting capability.

During hydrant flushing week please take note of these possible changes in your water and the additional information/tips on what to do after the hydrant flushing:

  • There may be a temporary drop in water pressure
  • Water may be rusty or cloudy. Discolored water IS NOT harmful and will clear up in a few hours.
  • Do not wash white laundry during this period – wait until both cold/hot water are running clear before laundering whites.
  • Avoid washing laundry during scheduled flushing times. Wait until the water runs clear at the tap, and then wash a load of dark clothes first.
  • If tap water is used during flushing, it could come out full of sediment that causes discoloration. If you encounter discoloration, run cold water for a few minutes allowing new water to work its way into your pipes. If the water is clear, its OK to use. If not, wait for a few minutes and check again. The discoloration only affects the appearance of the water; it does not affect the taste of quality.
  • If pressure or volume seems low, check your faucet screens for trapped particles.
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Diabetes Program Fun Walk/Run @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
Oct 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Diabetes Program Fun Walk/Run @ Meskwaki Health Clinic

The Diabetes Program will be hosting a Fun Walk/Run on Wednesday, October 2nd at the Meskwaki Health Clinic. Registration will begin at 5:00 pm and the Walk/Run will start at 5:30 pm!

This year the Diabetes Program has signed up to make this Walk/Run a part of Iowa’s Healthiest State Initiative! Everyone who participates will count towards helping get our entire state a bit more active.

There will be T-Shirts, Giveaways and Snacks after the Walk/Run! We can’t wait to see you there!

For questions, please call (641) 484-4094 and ask for Ashley or Megan.

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Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Oct 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers

A Tribal Council Meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, October 2, 2019. This meeting will be held in the Tribal Chambers and begin at 5:00 pm. Enrolled Tribal Members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

*Meetings are held on a bi-weekly basis.

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

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Second Nominations Meeting (If Needed) @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gymnasium
Oct 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Second Nominations Meeting (If Needed) @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gymnasium

NOMINATIONS:

The Nomination process for the General Election will determine the candidates for the Primary Election. The nomination process for the Special Election will also be determined on this date. There will be a Nominations Meeting on Tuesday, OCTOBER 1, 2019 in the Tribal Gymnasium. This meeting will start promptly at 7:00 p.m.

In the event a quorum of 30% eligible voters is not present at the Nominations Meeting held Tuesday, October 1, 2019 a SECOND Nominations Meeting will be held Wednesday, OCTOBER 2, 2019 in the Tribal Gymnasium to start promptly at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and close promptly at 7:00 p.m. Title 8 Sec. 8-4402 and Title 8 Sec. 8-4604.

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Oct
3
Thu
Halloween Committee Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Oct 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Halloween Committee Meeting @ Tribal Chambers

Join us on Thursday, October 3rd at 2:00 pm in the Tribal Chambers for a Halloween Committee Meeting!

Agenda will be to discuss and finalize details for the 2019 Meskwaki Community Halloween Masquerade.

This meeting is open to everyone! If you have any ideas you’d like to share please let us know.

Question? Contact K. Waseskuk at (641) 484-5369

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Oct
7
Mon
Fall Community Clean-Up
Oct 7 @ 8:00 am – Oct 11 @ 4:30 pm
Fall Community Clean-Up

Its almost time for the Community Fall Clean-Up!

October 7 – 11, 2019 (*ROUTE: West Village, North of Hwy 30, South of Hwy 30, H Ave)

Please sort items in two piles and place near roadside.

    1. Metals and Appliances
    2. Junk

Service charges applicable for certain items – Make payable to the “Tama County Landfill”. Payments will be accepted at the Tribal Center Finance Office.

  • White Appliances – (No Charge)
  • CRT Monitor / TV Under 19″ – $.8.00/each
  • CRT TV / Monitor 19″ – 25″ – $15.00/each
  • CRT TV / Monitor 26″ and Above – $18.00/each
  • Console Projection TV’s – $20.00
  • Tires (Car/Light Trucks) – $4.00 w/o rim, $7.00 w/rim
  • Tires (Small – Mower/Golf Cart) – $2.00 w/o rim, $9.00 w/rim

The following items ARE NOT ACCEPTED for the Clean-Up:

  • Batteries
  • Branches
  • Cars
  • Chemicals
  • Motor Oil
  • Paint
  • Trees
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Oct
8
Tue
Primary Election for the General Election @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gymnasium
Oct 8 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Primary Election for the General Election @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gymnasium

PRIMARY ELECTIONS:

A Primary Election for the General Election will be held at the Tribal Gymnasium on Tuesday, OCTOBER 8, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Names appearing on the ballots shall be a result of the Nominations process. (Per code, there is no primary for Special Elections.) Title 8 Sec. 8-4403.

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Oct
9
Wed
Wabikoni Workshop @ Health Clinic Kitchen
Oct 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Wabikoni Workshop @ Health Clinic Kitchen

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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Oct
14
Mon
Tama & Toledo Indigenous Peoples Day Signing Ceremony @ Reinig Civic Center
Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tama & Toledo Indigenous Peoples Day Signing Ceremony @ Reinig Civic Center

Cities of Tama and Toledo to issue joint proclamation in honor of Indigenous Peoples Day.

Toledo, IA, October 8 – The cities of Tama, IA and Toledo, IA will come together to jointly proclaim Monday, October 14, 2019 and the second Monday of each October hereafter to be recognized as Indigenous Peoples Day in the cities of Tama and Toledo. Mayor Mike Carnahan (Tama) and Mayor John Llyod (Toledo) will sign the proclamation on Monday, October 14, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. at the Reinig Toledo Civic Center, 1007 S Prospect Dr, Toledo, IA during the regular meeting of the Toledo City Council.

This day recognizes the land now known as the cities of Tama and Toledo as home to Indigenous People since time immemorial, and without whom, the building of our two cities would not have been possible. This day will also serve to recognize and honor the relationship between the cities of Tama and Toledo and the Meskwaki Nation, federally recognized as the Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa.

Tama and Toledo join a growing number of government entities across the country that have recognized the second Monday of October as Indigenous Peoples Day, in order to promote appreciation, reconciliation, understanding, friendship, and continued partnerships among all of its people and the Indigenous Peoples of this land.

We invite all members of the communities of Tama and Toledo along with members of the Meskwaki Nation and the Indigenous community in Iowa to join us on Monday, October 14 at 6:00 p.m. for a signing ceremony of this join Indigenous Peoples day proclamation.

-County Seat of Tama County

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Oct
15
Tue
General Election @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gymnasium
Oct 15 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
General Election @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gymnasium

GENERAL ELECTIONS:

The General Election hall be held at the Tribal Gymnasium on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Names appearing on the General Election ballots shall be a result of the Primary Election. Names appearing on the Special Election ballots shall be the result of Nominations. Title 8 Sec. 8-4404.

THREE (3) TRIBAL COUNCIL POSITIONS ARE TO BE FILLED BY THIS GENERAL ELECTION PROCESS and ONE (1) TRIBAL COUNCIL POSITION WILL BE FILLED BY THIS SPECIAL ELECTION. (Three (3) positions ending in 2023 and one (1) position ended in 2021.)

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Oct
16
Wed
Fall Festival @ Meskwaki Health Clinic (SE Side)
Oct 16 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Fall Festival @ Meskwaki Health Clinic (SE Side)

The Family Fun Night Committee will be hosting a Fall Festival on Wednesday, October 16th! This Festival will be held at the Meskwaki Health Clinic (southeast side) from 4:30 pm until 7:00 pm.

Bring the whole family for some fun!

Dinner will be served along with hot apple cider and hot chocolate. There will be a pumpkin patch and pumpkin decorating, games and prizes and so much more!

Please bring a blanket or chair.

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MSS Language Night @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Oct 16 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
MSS Language Night @ Meskwaki Settlement School

Join the MSS Language Department as they have their monthly Language Night event tonight!

Language Night today, October 16th at the Meskwaki Settlement School. Supper will be served at 5:00 pm in the Commons, and Activities in the Elementary Gym will begin at 6:00 pm!

Kiwisenibena Kimemetattaibena kaoni Kitadikanobena

Kikekyekimawabena Abenoaki ikotti magatti wittenotiyatti – Encourage and teach children to play respectfully.

-MSS Language Department

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Oct
17
Thu
Breast Cancer Awareness Fun Walk/Run @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
Oct 17 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Breast Cancer Awareness Fun Walk/Run @ Meskwaki Health Clinic

Join us on Thursday, Oct. 17th  for Indigenous Pink Day for a Breast Cancer Awareness Fun Walk & Run!

This Fun Walk & Run will be held at the Meskwaki Clinic. Registration at 5:00 pm and the Walk/Run starts at 5:30 pm. Route will be to the casino stop sign and back to the clinic.

There will be t-shirts while supplies last and food and water will also be served!

Contact Kathy or Danelle for questions (641) 484-4094.

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Oct
18
Fri
Veterans Powwow Princess and Brave Contest Deadline
Oct 18 all-day
Veterans Powwow Princess and Brave Contest Deadline

Meskwaki Youth Program is proud to announce the Veterans Day Powwow Princess and Brave Contest!

Applications are now being accepted for the Princess and Brave contest. The application and picture deadline is October 18, 2019. Applicants must be from 10-17 years of age, and a descendant of a Meskwaki Veteran. You can apply online at > , https://forms.gle/Li71Sgxcf2CrN4Zf6 .

For questions please contact MYP at (641) 484-5369.

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Washington University at St. Louis Visits Meskwaki Higher Education @ Meskwaki Higher Education Offices
Oct 18 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Washington University at St. Louis Visits Meskwaki Higher Education @ Meskwaki Higher Education Offices

Washington University at St. Louis will be on-site at Meskwaki Higher Education Offices on Friday, October 18, 2019.

Their primary focus is to engage with students about the possibility of becoming a student in the School of Social Work. They have a full-ride scholarship and many other funding opportunities for Native American students.

Please stop by the MHEP Office between 11:30 am and 1:00 pm on Friday, October 18th.

https://www.brownschool.wustl.edu

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Oct
21
Mon
No MAP @ MSS
Oct 21 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
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Sep
21
Sat
Meskwaki High School Homecoming @ Meskwaki High School
Sep 21 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Meskwaki High School Homecoming @ Meskwaki High School | Tama | Iowa | United States

Meskwaki High School Presents: “A Night Under the Stars” 2019 Homecoming

Homecoming Dance will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm at the Meskwaki High School. Tickets are on sale now, $5.00 per ticket.

Formal Attire is required.

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Sep
23
Mon
MSS Picture Day @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Sep 23 all-day
Sep
25
Wed
Home Canning Workshop @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
Sep 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Home Canning Workshop @ Meskwaki Health Clinic

The Meskwaki Diabetes Program and Meskwaki Ag and Food Sovereignty Departments will be hosting a Home Canning Workshop on Wednesday, September 25 from 5pm – 8pm at the Meskwaki Health Clinic.

Participants will learn the basics of home canning and pickling including some simple recipes featuring seasonally available produce!

Come prepared for hands on learning and to take home samples!

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Sep
26
Thu
Census 2020 Meeting @ East Conference Room - Meskwaki Tribal Center
Sep 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Census 2020 Meeting @ East Conference Room - Meskwaki Tribal Center

You’re invited to participate in a meeting regarding the 2020 Census!

Meeting will be held on Thursday, September 26th at 1:00 pm in the East Conference Room of the Meskwaki Tribal Center.

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Jacob Flores Presentation @ Tama Civic Center
Sep 26 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jacob Flores Presentation @ Tama Civic Center

Join MADAC as they celebrate National Recovery Month with Jacob Flores as he presents “Family Systems Recovery – It’s Not A One Way Street”.

Date: Thursday, September 26th

Time: Dinner Served at 5:00 pm, Presentation at 6:00 pm

Location: TBA

*Door Prizes!

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Sep
27
Fri
MSS Neno Day @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Sep 27 all-day
MSS Neno Day @ Meskwaki Settlement School

Meskwaki Settlement School is Celebrating NENO DAY on Friday, September 27th!

The schedule is as follows:

8:45 am – 9:00 am – Presentation in the High School Gym

9:05 am – 10:00 am – Neno Day Walk. Walk starts in the commons entrance. **Families are welcome to join us!**

10:10 am – 11:00 am* – Activities held on the Football Field and Track

11:00 am – 12:45 pm – Normal lunch and recess schedule

12:45 pm – 2:35 pm – Rotations  in various locations

2:45 pm – 3:15 pm – Dancing in the High School Gym

NOTE: There will be separate schedules for the Rotations.

*Students will stay in Activities until just before their lunch period.

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Sep
28
Sat
MYP Lacrosse Camp @ MSS Football Field
Sep 28 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
MYP Lacrosse Camp @ MSS Football Field

The Meskwaki Youth Program along with co-hosts: University of Iowa Lacrosse Team, and the IA Mavericks Girls Lacrosse Coaches Clinic will be sponsoring a Lacrosse Camp to be held on Saturday, September 28th.

This Lacrosse Camp will be held on September 28th, from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm for Boys and Girls in Grades 3rd – 6th at the Meskwaki Settlement School Football Field (1610 305th Street, Tama, IA 52339).

The cost for this camp is $10 per child – cost includes T-shirt and snack.

Onsite Registration and Drop off at MSS at 1:45pm

OR online at ,https://forms.gle/uEJPgb5qEB8JRCyB7,

For more information or questions, contact Meskwaki Youth Program at (641) 484-5369.

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Sep
29
Sun
Halloween Committee Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Sep 29 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Halloween Committee Meeting @ Tribal Chambers

The Halloween Committee will be having a meeting on Sunday, September 29th about the planning of this years Meskwaki Community Halloween Masquerade.

This meeting will be held in the Tribal Chambers from 6:30 – 7:30 pm.

If you are interested in helping with the planning of this year’s Masquerade Party please attend this meeting.

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Oct
1
Tue
Nominations Meeting @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gymnasium
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nominations Meeting @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gymnasium

NOMINATIONS:

The Nomination process for the General Election will determine the candidates for the Primary Election. The nomination process for the Special Election will also be determined on this date. There will be a Nominations Meeting on Tuesday, OCTOBER 1, 2019 in the Tribal Gymnasium. This meeting will start promptly at 7:00 p.m.

In the event a quorum of 30% eligible voters is not present at the Nominations Meeting held Tuesday, October 1, 2019 a SECOND Nominations Meeting will be held Wednesday, OCTOBER 2, 2019 in the Tribal Gymnasium to start promptly at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and close promptly at 7:00 p.m. Title 8 Sec. 8-4402 and Title 8 Sec. 8-4604.

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Oct
2
Wed
Hydrant Flushing Week
Oct 2 @ 8:00 am – Oct 6 @ 4:00 pm
Hydrant Flushing Week

During the first week of October (2nd – 6th) Meskwaki Public Works will be conducting their biannual Hydrant Flushing week on the Meskwaki Settlement.

Hydrant Flushing is done twice a year to enhance water quality by flushing sediment from water mains, verifying the proper operation of hydrants and valves. It also ensures firefighting capability.

During hydrant flushing week please take note of these possible changes in your water and the additional information/tips on what to do after the hydrant flushing:

  • There may be a temporary drop in water pressure
  • Water may be rusty or cloudy. Discolored water IS NOT harmful and will clear up in a few hours.
  • Do not wash white laundry during this period – wait until both cold/hot water are running clear before laundering whites.
  • Avoid washing laundry during scheduled flushing times. Wait until the water runs clear at the tap, and then wash a load of dark clothes first.
  • If tap water is used during flushing, it could come out full of sediment that causes discoloration. If you encounter discoloration, run cold water for a few minutes allowing new water to work its way into your pipes. If the water is clear, its OK to use. If not, wait for a few minutes and check again. The discoloration only affects the appearance of the water; it does not affect the taste of quality.
  • If pressure or volume seems low, check your faucet screens for trapped particles.
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Diabetes Program Fun Walk/Run @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
Oct 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Diabetes Program Fun Walk/Run @ Meskwaki Health Clinic

The Diabetes Program will be hosting a Fun Walk/Run on Wednesday, October 2nd at the Meskwaki Health Clinic. Registration will begin at 5:00 pm and the Walk/Run will start at 5:30 pm!

This year the Diabetes Program has signed up to make this Walk/Run a part of Iowa’s Healthiest State Initiative! Everyone who participates will count towards helping get our entire state a bit more active.

There will be T-Shirts, Giveaways and Snacks after the Walk/Run! We can’t wait to see you there!

For questions, please call (641) 484-4094 and ask for Ashley or Megan.

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Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Oct 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers

A Tribal Council Meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, October 2, 2019. This meeting will be held in the Tribal Chambers and begin at 5:00 pm. Enrolled Tribal Members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

*Meetings are held on a bi-weekly basis.

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

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Second Nominations Meeting (If Needed) @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gymnasium
Oct 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Second Nominations Meeting (If Needed) @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gymnasium

NOMINATIONS:

The Nomination process for the General Election will determine the candidates for the Primary Election. The nomination process for the Special Election will also be determined on this date. There will be a Nominations Meeting on Tuesday, OCTOBER 1, 2019 in the Tribal Gymnasium. This meeting will start promptly at 7:00 p.m.

In the event a quorum of 30% eligible voters is not present at the Nominations Meeting held Tuesday, October 1, 2019 a SECOND Nominations Meeting will be held Wednesday, OCTOBER 2, 2019 in the Tribal Gymnasium to start promptly at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and close promptly at 7:00 p.m. Title 8 Sec. 8-4402 and Title 8 Sec. 8-4604.

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Oct
3
Thu
Halloween Committee Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Oct 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Halloween Committee Meeting @ Tribal Chambers

Join us on Thursday, October 3rd at 2:00 pm in the Tribal Chambers for a Halloween Committee Meeting!

Agenda will be to discuss and finalize details for the 2019 Meskwaki Community Halloween Masquerade.

This meeting is open to everyone! If you have any ideas you’d like to share please let us know.

Question? Contact K. Waseskuk at (641) 484-5369

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Oct
7
Mon
Fall Community Clean-Up
Oct 7 @ 8:00 am – Oct 11 @ 4:30 pm
Fall Community Clean-Up

Its almost time for the Community Fall Clean-Up!

October 7 – 11, 2019 (*ROUTE: West Village, North of Hwy 30, South of Hwy 30, H Ave)

Please sort items in two piles and place near roadside.

    1. Metals and Appliances
    2. Junk

Service charges applicable for certain items – Make payable to the “Tama County Landfill”. Payments will be accepted at the Tribal Center Finance Office.

  • White Appliances – (No Charge)
  • CRT Monitor / TV Under 19″ – $.8.00/each
  • CRT TV / Monitor 19″ – 25″ – $15.00/each
  • CRT TV / Monitor 26″ and Above – $18.00/each
  • Console Projection TV’s – $20.00
  • Tires (Car/Light Trucks) – $4.00 w/o rim, $7.00 w/rim
  • Tires (Small – Mower/Golf Cart) – $2.00 w/o rim, $9.00 w/rim

The following items ARE NOT ACCEPTED for the Clean-Up:

  • Batteries
  • Branches
  • Cars
  • Chemicals
  • Motor Oil
  • Paint
  • Trees
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Oct
8
Tue
Primary Election for the General Election @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gymnasium
Oct 8 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Primary Election for the General Election @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gymnasium

PRIMARY ELECTIONS:

A Primary Election for the General Election will be held at the Tribal Gymnasium on Tuesday, OCTOBER 8, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Names appearing on the ballots shall be a result of the Nominations process. (Per code, there is no primary for Special Elections.) Title 8 Sec. 8-4403.

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Oct
9
Wed
Wabikoni Workshop @ Health Clinic Kitchen
Oct 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Wabikoni Workshop @ Health Clinic Kitchen

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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Oct
14
Mon
Tama & Toledo Indigenous Peoples Day Signing Ceremony @ Reinig Civic Center
Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tama & Toledo Indigenous Peoples Day Signing Ceremony @ Reinig Civic Center

Cities of Tama and Toledo to issue joint proclamation in honor of Indigenous Peoples Day.

Toledo, IA, October 8 – The cities of Tama, IA and Toledo, IA will come together to jointly proclaim Monday, October 14, 2019 and the second Monday of each October hereafter to be recognized as Indigenous Peoples Day in the cities of Tama and Toledo. Mayor Mike Carnahan (Tama) and Mayor John Llyod (Toledo) will sign the proclamation on Monday, October 14, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. at the Reinig Toledo Civic Center, 1007 S Prospect Dr, Toledo, IA during the regular meeting of the Toledo City Council.

This day recognizes the land now known as the cities of Tama and Toledo as home to Indigenous People since time immemorial, and without whom, the building of our two cities would not have been possible. This day will also serve to recognize and honor the relationship between the cities of Tama and Toledo and the Meskwaki Nation, federally recognized as the Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa.

Tama and Toledo join a growing number of government entities across the country that have recognized the second Monday of October as Indigenous Peoples Day, in order to promote appreciation, reconciliation, understanding, friendship, and continued partnerships among all of its people and the Indigenous Peoples of this land.

We invite all members of the communities of Tama and Toledo along with members of the Meskwaki Nation and the Indigenous community in Iowa to join us on Monday, October 14 at 6:00 p.m. for a signing ceremony of this join Indigenous Peoples day proclamation.

-County Seat of Tama County

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Oct
15
Tue
General Election @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gymnasium
Oct 15 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
General Election @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gymnasium

GENERAL ELECTIONS:

The General Election hall be held at the Tribal Gymnasium on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Names appearing on the General Election ballots shall be a result of the Primary Election. Names appearing on the Special Election ballots shall be the result of Nominations. Title 8 Sec. 8-4404.

THREE (3) TRIBAL COUNCIL POSITIONS ARE TO BE FILLED BY THIS GENERAL ELECTION PROCESS and ONE (1) TRIBAL COUNCIL POSITION WILL BE FILLED BY THIS SPECIAL ELECTION. (Three (3) positions ending in 2023 and one (1) position ended in 2021.)

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Oct
16
Wed
Fall Festival @ Meskwaki Health Clinic (SE Side)
Oct 16 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Fall Festival @ Meskwaki Health Clinic (SE Side)

The Family Fun Night Committee will be hosting a Fall Festival on Wednesday, October 16th! This Festival will be held at the Meskwaki Health Clinic (southeast side) from 4:30 pm until 7:00 pm.

Bring the whole family for some fun!

Dinner will be served along with hot apple cider and hot chocolate. There will be a pumpkin patch and pumpkin decorating, games and prizes and so much more!

Please bring a blanket or chair.

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MSS Language Night @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Oct 16 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
MSS Language Night @ Meskwaki Settlement School

Join the MSS Language Department as they have their monthly Language Night event tonight!

Language Night today, October 16th at the Meskwaki Settlement School. Supper will be served at 5:00 pm in the Commons, and Activities in the Elementary Gym will begin at 6:00 pm!

Kiwisenibena Kimemetattaibena kaoni Kitadikanobena

Kikekyekimawabena Abenoaki ikotti magatti wittenotiyatti – Encourage and teach children to play respectfully.

-MSS Language Department

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Oct
17
Thu
Breast Cancer Awareness Fun Walk/Run @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
Oct 17 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Breast Cancer Awareness Fun Walk/Run @ Meskwaki Health Clinic

Join us on Thursday, Oct. 17th  for Indigenous Pink Day for a Breast Cancer Awareness Fun Walk & Run!

This Fun Walk & Run will be held at the Meskwaki Clinic. Registration at 5:00 pm and the Walk/Run starts at 5:30 pm. Route will be to the casino stop sign and back to the clinic.

There will be t-shirts while supplies last and food and water will also be served!

Contact Kathy or Danelle for questions (641) 484-4094.

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Oct
18
Fri
Veterans Powwow Princess and Brave Contest Deadline
Oct 18 all-day
Veterans Powwow Princess and Brave Contest Deadline

Meskwaki Youth Program is proud to announce the Veterans Day Powwow Princess and Brave Contest!

Applications are now being accepted for the Princess and Brave contest. The application and picture deadline is October 18, 2019. Applicants must be from 10-17 years of age, and a descendant of a Meskwaki Veteran. You can apply online at > , https://forms.gle/Li71Sgxcf2CrN4Zf6 .

For questions please contact MYP at (641) 484-5369.

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Washington University at St. Louis Visits Meskwaki Higher Education @ Meskwaki Higher Education Offices
Oct 18 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Washington University at St. Louis Visits Meskwaki Higher Education @ Meskwaki Higher Education Offices

Washington University at St. Louis will be on-site at Meskwaki Higher Education Offices on Friday, October 18, 2019.

Their primary focus is to engage with students about the possibility of becoming a student in the School of Social Work. They have a full-ride scholarship and many other funding opportunities for Native American students.

Please stop by the MHEP Office between 11:30 am and 1:00 pm on Friday, October 18th.

https://www.brownschool.wustl.edu

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Oct
21
Mon
No MAP @ MSS
Oct 21 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm