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May
17
Sun
MSS Graduation @ Meskwaki Settlement School
May 17 @ 2:00 pm
May
20
Wed
Postponed – Tribal Council Meeting
May 20 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Postponed - Tribal Council Meeting

The Tribal Council Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, May 20th has been postponed. A reschedule date will be announced soon.

 

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May
22
Fri
Meskwaki Health Clinic and Pharmacy Closed for Construction
May 22 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Meskwaki Health Clinic and Pharmacy Closed for Construction

Building closed today for construction.

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May
25
Mon
Senior Meals, Meskwaki Health Clinic and Pharmacy CLOSED – Memorial Day
May 25 all-day

No services today due to the holiday.

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May
28
Thu
Tribal Council Meeting
May 28 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Tribal Council Meeting

Tribal Council Meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday, May 28th at 5 PM. Due to COVID-19 the meeting will be held via Zoom.

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Jun
3
Wed
Tribal Council Meeting
Jun 3 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting

Due to COVID-19 and the Shelter-in-Place Order, meeting to be held via Zoom.

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Jun
10
Wed
Tribal Council Meeting
Jun 10 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting

Due to COVID-19 and the Shelter-in-Place Order, meeting to be held via Zoom.

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Jun
24
Wed
Tribal Council Zoom Meeting
Jun 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tribal Council Zoom Meeting

Due to COVID19 and the safety of the participants, this will be held via Zoom.

Meetings dates/times are subject to change at the discretion of the Tribal Chairperson.

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Jun
26
Fri
MSS Graduation Rehearsal @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Jun 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

All graduates need to attend rehearsal or will not be allowed to participate in graduation on Saturday.

 

All staff and students must wear masks!

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Jun
27
Sat
MSS High School Graduation Commencement
Jun 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
MSS High School Graduation Commencement

The Meskwaki Settlement School plans to hold a CLOSED live graduation ceremony for immediate household family members to be held on June 27th at the school’s football field.

FOR PUBLIC SAFETY, ONLY THE STUDENT AND HIS/HER IMMEDIATE HOUSEHOLD FAMILY MEMBERS WILL BE ALLOWED TO ATTEND DUE DO SOCIAL GATHERING LIMITATIONS SET BY TRIBAL COUNCIL REGARDING COVID-19.

At the conclusion of the ceremony, graduates will participate in a parade that will go through the Settlement led by the Meskwaki Police Department.

The ceremony will be live streamed for public viewing here:

 

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Jul
1
Wed
PTEC Begins
Jul 1 @ 8:00 am
PTEC Begins

Workforce Development’s Promoting Tribal Economies Course begins.  Those signed up before the March deadline will begin their program today!

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Coronavirus Relief Fund Distribution
Jul 1 @ 8:30 am – Jul 3 @ 4:00 pm
Coronavirus Relief Fund Distribution
Forms need to be completed for Coronavirus emergency relief funding.
Enrolled adult members can come to the tribal center to turn in or fill out their forms and pick up their check starting Tuesday June 30th (tomorrow) from 8:30 to 4pm.   NO CHILDREN PLEASE.
Finance employees will be set up Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30 to 4pm each day. Friday they will be there from 9am to 2pm.
THIS IS NOT PER CAPITA. This is in addition to per capita.
If you cannot come to the tribal center, forms can be notarized and mailed. After your forms are received by the finance office your check will be mailed to you, with the address we have on file.
Adults need to bring a photo ID. Children do not need to be present. Parents and guardians can pick up their checks.
Masks are required. If you have a temperature of 100.4 you will not be admitted in the building.
If you are sick, please stay home!
Checks will be held until members can complete the paperwork.
With active cases on the settlement and the recent exposure at the adoption please follow physical distancing.
Expect a line and to wait. No children, please.
Thank you.
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Tribal Council Meeting (Zoom)
Jul 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Due to Covid19 and the safety of the participants, this will be held via Zoom.

Meetings are held on a bi-weekly basis and subject to change at the discretion of the Tribal Chairperson.

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Jul
3
Fri
Independence Day Holiday – Tribal Ops Closed
Jul 3 all-day
Tribal Ops Closed
Jul 3 all-day

Closed for holiday.

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Jul
13
Mon
Meskwaki Nation Day Holiday – Buildings Closed / No Activities
Jul 13 all-day
Meskwaki Nation Day Holiday - Buildings Closed / No Activities

On May 27, 1992 the Tribal Council passed a resolution marking the date of July 13th as an official Meskwaki National Holiday.  Tribal Operations including the Health Clinic, Pharmacy, Seniors, and others will be closed in commemoration.

Whereas, the Mesquaki Nation of Iowa were the only Indian Tribe to purchase land in Iowa for the establishment of the Mesquaki Indian Settlement on July 13, 1857, and

Whereas, the Mesquaki Nation of Iowa is forever grateful for the foresight and spirit that the tribal leaders who purchased the original lands had for the future of the Mesquaki Nation, and

Whereas, the Mesquaki Nation of Iowa shall always recognize the significant contribution of the original founders and families of the Mesquaki Indian Settlement, and

Whereas, the Mesquaki Nation of Iowa has been and will be able to thrive on their original homelands comprising the Mesquaki Indian Settlement due to the original founders and families who purchased the land, and

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Tribal Council of the Mesquaki Nation of Iowa hereby proclaim the date of July 13, 1857 as a significant date in the Tribe’s history and the Mesquaki Nation will always honor the significant contribution the original founders and families made for the tribe by declaring this date a Meskwaki National Holiday from this date forward, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Tribal Chairman and the Tribal Secretary are hereby authorized to sign this proclamation.

 

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Jul
15
Wed
Healthy Trail Mix – Cooking Demo @ Facebook Live
Jul 15 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Healthy Trail Mix - Cooking Demo @ Facebook Live

Meskwaki Diabetes Program presents a healthy homemade trail mix cooking demo! This will be held on July 15th at Noon through Megan’s Facebook live. The video will be posted along with the recipe after the live demo. Stay tuned!

You can view the live demo through Megan’s Facebook page here:  https://www.facebook.com/megankoehn.clinicdietitian.5

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Jul
22
Wed
Tribal Council Meeting
Jul 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting

Due to COVID-19 the meeting will be held via Zoom.

 

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Jul
29
Wed
Tribal Council Meeting Via Zoom
Jul 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting Via Zoom

Due to COVID-19 the meeting will be held via Zoom.

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Aug
6
Thu
Meskwaki Annual Powwow CANCELED
Aug 6 all-day
Meskwaki Annual Powwow CANCELED

In regards to the 2020 Meskwaki Annual Powwow, Tribal Council and MAPA have agreed to cancel this year’s powwow in concern for the safety and well-being of the people during this pandemic. We hope to sing and dance together again in the future to come as the days get better. Ketebi and hope everyone is still dancing and singing at home.

Although the Meskwaki Annual Powwow for 2020
has been canceled, Tribal Offices will still be closing at noon
on Thursday, August 6th and Friday, August 7th.

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Tribal Offices Closing at Noon
Aug 6 @ 12:00 pm – Aug 7 @ 4:30 pm

Although the Meskwaki Annual Powwow for 2020
has been canceled, Tribal Offices will still be closing at noon
on Thursday, August 6th and Friday, August 7th

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Aug
7
Fri
Meskwaki Annual Powwow CANCELED
Aug 7 all-day
Meskwaki Annual Powwow CANCELED

In regards to the 2020 Meskwaki Annual Powwow, Tribal Council and MAPA have agreed to cancel this year’s powwow in concern for the safety and well-being of the people during this pandemic. We hope to sing and dance together again in the future to come as the days get better. Ketebi and hope everyone is still dancing and singing at home.

Although the Meskwaki Annual Powwow for 2020
has been canceled, Tribal Offices will still be closing at noon
on Thursday, August 6th and Friday, August 7th.

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Tribal Offices Closing at Noon
Aug 7 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Tribal Offices Closing at Noon

Although the Meskwaki Annual Powwow for 2020
has been canceled, Tribal Offices will still be closing at noon
on Thursday, August 6th and Friday, August 7th.

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Aug
8
Sat
Meskwaki Annual Powwow CANCELED
Aug 8 all-day
Meskwaki Annual Powwow CANCELED

In regards to the 2020 Meskwaki Annual Powwow, Tribal Council and MAPA have agreed to cancel this year’s powwow in concern for the safety and well-being of the people during this pandemic. We hope to sing and dance together again in the future to come as the days get better. Ketebi and hope everyone is still dancing and singing at home.

Although the Meskwaki Annual Powwow for 2020
has been canceled, Tribal Offices will still be closing at noon
on Thursday, August 6th and Friday, August 7th.

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May
17
Sun
MSS Graduation @ Meskwaki Settlement School
May 17 @ 2:00 pm
May
20
Wed
Postponed – Tribal Council Meeting
May 20 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Postponed - Tribal Council Meeting

The Tribal Council Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, May 20th has been postponed. A reschedule date will be announced soon.

 

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May
22
Fri
Meskwaki Health Clinic and Pharmacy Closed for Construction
May 22 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Meskwaki Health Clinic and Pharmacy Closed for Construction

Building closed today for construction.

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May
25
Mon
Senior Meals, Meskwaki Health Clinic and Pharmacy CLOSED – Memorial Day
May 25 all-day

No services today due to the holiday.

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May
28
Thu
Tribal Council Meeting
May 28 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Tribal Council Meeting

Tribal Council Meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday, May 28th at 5 PM. Due to COVID-19 the meeting will be held via Zoom.

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Jun
3
Wed
Tribal Council Meeting
Jun 3 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting

Due to COVID-19 and the Shelter-in-Place Order, meeting to be held via Zoom.

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Jun
10
Wed
Tribal Council Meeting
Jun 10 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting

Due to COVID-19 and the Shelter-in-Place Order, meeting to be held via Zoom.

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Jun
24
Wed
Tribal Council Zoom Meeting
Jun 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tribal Council Zoom Meeting

Due to COVID19 and the safety of the participants, this will be held via Zoom.

Meetings dates/times are subject to change at the discretion of the Tribal Chairperson.

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Jun
26
Fri
MSS Graduation Rehearsal @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Jun 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

All graduates need to attend rehearsal or will not be allowed to participate in graduation on Saturday.

 

All staff and students must wear masks!

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Jun
27
Sat
MSS High School Graduation Commencement
Jun 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
MSS High School Graduation Commencement

The Meskwaki Settlement School plans to hold a CLOSED live graduation ceremony for immediate household family members to be held on June 27th at the school’s football field.

FOR PUBLIC SAFETY, ONLY THE STUDENT AND HIS/HER IMMEDIATE HOUSEHOLD FAMILY MEMBERS WILL BE ALLOWED TO ATTEND DUE DO SOCIAL GATHERING LIMITATIONS SET BY TRIBAL COUNCIL REGARDING COVID-19.

At the conclusion of the ceremony, graduates will participate in a parade that will go through the Settlement led by the Meskwaki Police Department.

The ceremony will be live streamed for public viewing here:

 

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Jul
1
Wed
PTEC Begins
Jul 1 @ 8:00 am
PTEC Begins

Workforce Development’s Promoting Tribal Economies Course begins.  Those signed up before the March deadline will begin their program today!

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Coronavirus Relief Fund Distribution
Jul 1 @ 8:30 am – Jul 3 @ 4:00 pm
Coronavirus Relief Fund Distribution
Forms need to be completed for Coronavirus emergency relief funding.
Enrolled adult members can come to the tribal center to turn in or fill out their forms and pick up their check starting Tuesday June 30th (tomorrow) from 8:30 to 4pm.   NO CHILDREN PLEASE.
Finance employees will be set up Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30 to 4pm each day. Friday they will be there from 9am to 2pm.
THIS IS NOT PER CAPITA. This is in addition to per capita.
If you cannot come to the tribal center, forms can be notarized and mailed. After your forms are received by the finance office your check will be mailed to you, with the address we have on file.
Adults need to bring a photo ID. Children do not need to be present. Parents and guardians can pick up their checks.
Masks are required. If you have a temperature of 100.4 you will not be admitted in the building.
If you are sick, please stay home!
Checks will be held until members can complete the paperwork.
With active cases on the settlement and the recent exposure at the adoption please follow physical distancing.
Expect a line and to wait. No children, please.
Thank you.
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Tribal Council Meeting (Zoom)
Jul 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Due to Covid19 and the safety of the participants, this will be held via Zoom.

Meetings are held on a bi-weekly basis and subject to change at the discretion of the Tribal Chairperson.

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Jul
3
Fri
Independence Day Holiday – Tribal Ops Closed
Jul 3 all-day
Tribal Ops Closed
Jul 3 all-day

Closed for holiday.

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Jul
13
Mon
Meskwaki Nation Day Holiday – Buildings Closed / No Activities
Jul 13 all-day
Meskwaki Nation Day Holiday - Buildings Closed / No Activities

On May 27, 1992 the Tribal Council passed a resolution marking the date of July 13th as an official Meskwaki National Holiday.  Tribal Operations including the Health Clinic, Pharmacy, Seniors, and others will be closed in commemoration.

Whereas, the Mesquaki Nation of Iowa were the only Indian Tribe to purchase land in Iowa for the establishment of the Mesquaki Indian Settlement on July 13, 1857, and

Whereas, the Mesquaki Nation of Iowa is forever grateful for the foresight and spirit that the tribal leaders who purchased the original lands had for the future of the Mesquaki Nation, and

Whereas, the Mesquaki Nation of Iowa shall always recognize the significant contribution of the original founders and families of the Mesquaki Indian Settlement, and

Whereas, the Mesquaki Nation of Iowa has been and will be able to thrive on their original homelands comprising the Mesquaki Indian Settlement due to the original founders and families who purchased the land, and

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Tribal Council of the Mesquaki Nation of Iowa hereby proclaim the date of July 13, 1857 as a significant date in the Tribe’s history and the Mesquaki Nation will always honor the significant contribution the original founders and families made for the tribe by declaring this date a Meskwaki National Holiday from this date forward, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Tribal Chairman and the Tribal Secretary are hereby authorized to sign this proclamation.

 

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Jul
15
Wed
Healthy Trail Mix – Cooking Demo @ Facebook Live
Jul 15 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Healthy Trail Mix - Cooking Demo @ Facebook Live

Meskwaki Diabetes Program presents a healthy homemade trail mix cooking demo! This will be held on July 15th at Noon through Megan’s Facebook live. The video will be posted along with the recipe after the live demo. Stay tuned!

You can view the live demo through Megan’s Facebook page here:  https://www.facebook.com/megankoehn.clinicdietitian.5

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Jul
22
Wed
Tribal Council Meeting
Jul 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting

Due to COVID-19 the meeting will be held via Zoom.

 

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Jul
29
Wed
Tribal Council Meeting Via Zoom
Jul 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting Via Zoom

Due to COVID-19 the meeting will be held via Zoom.

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Aug
6
Thu
Meskwaki Annual Powwow CANCELED
Aug 6 all-day
Meskwaki Annual Powwow CANCELED

In regards to the 2020 Meskwaki Annual Powwow, Tribal Council and MAPA have agreed to cancel this year’s powwow in concern for the safety and well-being of the people during this pandemic. We hope to sing and dance together again in the future to come as the days get better. Ketebi and hope everyone is still dancing and singing at home.

Although the Meskwaki Annual Powwow for 2020
has been canceled, Tribal Offices will still be closing at noon
on Thursday, August 6th and Friday, August 7th.

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Tribal Offices Closing at Noon
Aug 6 @ 12:00 pm – Aug 7 @ 4:30 pm

Although the Meskwaki Annual Powwow for 2020
has been canceled, Tribal Offices will still be closing at noon
on Thursday, August 6th and Friday, August 7th

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Aug
7
Fri
Meskwaki Annual Powwow CANCELED
Aug 7 all-day
Meskwaki Annual Powwow CANCELED

In regards to the 2020 Meskwaki Annual Powwow, Tribal Council and MAPA have agreed to cancel this year’s powwow in concern for the safety and well-being of the people during this pandemic. We hope to sing and dance together again in the future to come as the days get better. Ketebi and hope everyone is still dancing and singing at home.

Although the Meskwaki Annual Powwow for 2020
has been canceled, Tribal Offices will still be closing at noon
on Thursday, August 6th and Friday, August 7th.

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Tribal Offices Closing at Noon
Aug 7 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Tribal Offices Closing at Noon

Although the Meskwaki Annual Powwow for 2020
has been canceled, Tribal Offices will still be closing at noon
on Thursday, August 6th and Friday, August 7th.

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Aug
8
Sat
Meskwaki Annual Powwow CANCELED
Aug 8 all-day
Meskwaki Annual Powwow CANCELED

In regards to the 2020 Meskwaki Annual Powwow, Tribal Council and MAPA have agreed to cancel this year’s powwow in concern for the safety and well-being of the people during this pandemic. We hope to sing and dance together again in the future to come as the days get better. Ketebi and hope everyone is still dancing and singing at home.

Although the Meskwaki Annual Powwow for 2020
has been canceled, Tribal Offices will still be closing at noon
on Thursday, August 6th and Friday, August 7th.

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