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May
19
Wed
Open to Public: Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer) @ Debra Heights Wesleyan Church
May 19 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Open to Public: Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer) @ Debra Heights Wesleyan Church | Des Moines | Iowa | United States

With the approval from the FDA the Pfizer vaccine is now available for children 12 years of age and older. The Meskwaki Health Clinic is offering the COVID-19 vaccination to ANYONE 12 years old and older.

If you’d like an appointment, please call the following numbers: (641) 481-1306 or (641) 481-0842.

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Tribal Council Meeting @ via Zoom
May 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ via Zoom

The next Tribal Council meeting has been scheduled to be held on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 with the meeting beginning at 5:00 pm via Zoom.

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May
26
Wed
Take and Make on Facebook Live @ via Facebook Live on Meskwaki Wellness page
May 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Take and Make recipe TBD

*Must sign up by May 12 at Noon.

Participants will need to pick up their ingredients on May 25 to make recipe at home!

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Tribal Council Meeting @ via Zoom
May 26 @ 5:30 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ via Zoom

The next Tribal Council meeting has been scheduled to be held on Wednesday, May 26th beginning at 5:00 pm via Zoom.

*Meetings are held on a bi-weekly basis.

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

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May
31
Mon
Tribal Operations Closed for Memorial Day
May 31 all-day
Tribal Operations Closed for Memorial Day

Tribal Operations including the Health Clinic and Pharmacy will be closed on Monday, May 31 in observance of Memorial Day.

Normal business hours will resume Tuesday, June 1.

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Jun
1
Tue
Healthy Walking Club @ Toledo Heights
Jun 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • June 1, 2021 at noon Healthy Walking Club
  • Toledo Heights every Tuesday in the summer
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Jun
3
Thu
Healthy Walking Club @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Jun 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • June 3, 2021 at 2 PM Healthy Walking Club
    • Powwow Grounds every Thursday in the summer
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Jun
8
Tue
Sign-Ups for the Red Earth Gardens Share Program @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
Jun 8 @ 8:00 am – Jun 9 @ 10:00 am
  • June 8 and 9 from 8am to 10am Sign-up for the Red Earth Gardens Share program at Health Clinic
    • By having blood draw before the programs starts and at the end.
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Healthy Walking Club @ Toledo Heights
Jun 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • June 1, 2021 at noon Healthy Walking Club
  • Toledo Heights every Tuesday in the summer
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Jun
9
Wed
Cooking for One or Two w/ ISU Extention and Outreach Nutrition Program @ via Zoom
Jun 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • June 9, 2021 at Noon on Zoom-Cooking for One or Two-call to sign-up

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Nutrition program

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Stay Independent: Cooking for One or Two – A Healthy Aging Series @ via Zoom
Jun 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Jun 9 @ 5:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers

TRIBAL COUNCIL MEETING

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

5:00 pm

Tribal Chambers

With Covid precautions Tribal Council Members, key staff and individuals on the agenda will only be allowed in the meeting. This will be a temporary arrangement until further notice. 

*Meetings are held on a bi-weekly basis.

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

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Jun
10
Thu
Healthy Walking Club @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Jun 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • June 3, 2021 at 2 PM Healthy Walking Club
    • Powwow Grounds every Thursday in the summer
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Jun
15
Tue
Healthy Walking Club @ Toledo Heights
Jun 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • June 1, 2021 at noon Healthy Walking Club
  • Toledo Heights every Tuesday in the summer
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Jun
17
Thu
Healthy Walking Club @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Jun 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • June 3, 2021 at 2 PM Healthy Walking Club
    • Powwow Grounds every Thursday in the summer
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Jun
22
Tue
Healthy Walking Club @ Toledo Heights
Jun 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • June 1, 2021 at noon Healthy Walking Club
  • Toledo Heights every Tuesday in the summer
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MFS Pool Party @ Tama-Toledo Aquatic Center
Jun 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
MFS Pool Party @ Tama-Toledo Aquatic Center | Toledo | Iowa | United States

Meskwaki Family Services is hosting a pool party at the Tama-Toledo Aquatic Center next Thursday, June 17th from 8:00pm-10:00pm. Pizza will be provided while supplies last. Concessions will also be available for purchase. Must wear proper swimwear in pool: No shirts or gym shorts. Floaties are allowed, just no foul play or they will be taken away. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Prizes- TBD!

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Jun
23
Wed
Red Earth Gardens Share Program Pick-Up @ Red Earth Gardens
Jun 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Pick up bag of veggies

Cooking Demo Starting at 1:30pm at REG (Red Earth Gardens)

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Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Jun 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers

The next Tribal Council meeting has been scheduled to be held on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 with the meeting beginning at 5:00 pm in the Tribal Chambers.

With Covid-19 precautions, Tribal Council Members, key staff and individuals on the agenda will only be allowed in the meeting. This will be a temporary arrangement until further notice.

*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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Jun
24
Thu
Healthy Walking Club @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Jun 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • June 3, 2021 at 2 PM Healthy Walking Club
    • Powwow Grounds every Thursday in the summer
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Jun
26
Sat
2021 Meskwaki Heavyweight Catfish Tournament @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Jun 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
2021 Meskwaki Heavyweight Catfish Tournament @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds

2021 Meskwaki Heavyweight Catfish Tournament

  • Saturday, June 19, 11 AM – 12 PM
  • Sunday, June 20, 11 AM – 12 PM
  • Meskwaki Powwow Grounds, Tama IA

Meskwaki anglers of all ages are invited to participate! No pre-registration required and at no cost! This event is open to tribal members and descendants – fishing laws apply

Participants may catch their fish anywhere in the Sate of Iowa, but failure to appear before 12 PM, noon, for weigh-in on June 20 will result in disqualification.

Details for tournament:

  • You must register between 11 AM to 12 PM  on Saturday, June 19 at the Meskwaki Powwow Grounds.
  • Tournament will begin and end at the Meskwaki Powwow Grounds.
  • You must bring your fish to weigh-in between 11 AM to 12 PM on Sunday, June 20.
  • Fish must be living at weigh-in. Dead fish will result in a .5 pound weight reduction from angler’s total combined weight.
  • All baits allowed, but the fish must be caught with rod and reel.
  • Winner will be determined by the highest combined weight for a 5 fish limit.
  • Winner will be announced following the completion of weigh-ins!

The catfish tournament winner will receive the custom 2021 Meskwaki Catfish Heavyweight Belt and undisputed glory!

*Alternate dates: June 26-27

Contact MNPD Conservation Officer Caleb Boyles at (641) 481-5916 or by email, cboyles.mnpd@meskwaki-nsn.gov, with any questions.

Hosted by the Meskwaki Nation Police Department

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Jun
27
Sun
2nd Annual Golf Outing @ Tama-Toledo County Club
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
2nd Annual Golf Outing @ Tama-Toledo County Club
Meskwaki Diabetes Program will be hosting their 2nd Annual Golf Outing on Sunday, June 27th at the Tama-Toledo County Club from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.
Participants will be in teams of two (2) and will have access to a cart and free 9 holes of golf. *One person on the team must be a patient with diabetes.
The Diabetes Program has reserved the entire course for this event. Lunch will be provided. This is an alcohol free event.
Deadline to sign up to reserve a golf cart is June 18th.
Contact Ashely Aylsworth, Health Education, via Facebook at Ashley-Aylsworth Health-Educator or call (641) 484-9426.
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2021 Meskwaki Heavyweight Catfish Tournament @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Jun 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
2021 Meskwaki Heavyweight Catfish Tournament @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds

2021 Meskwaki Heavyweight Catfish Tournament

  • Saturday, June 19, 11 AM – 12 PM
  • Sunday, June 20, 11 AM – 12 PM
  • Meskwaki Powwow Grounds, Tama IA

Meskwaki anglers of all ages are invited to participate! No pre-registration required and at no cost! This event is open to tribal members and descendants – fishing laws apply

Participants may catch their fish anywhere in the Sate of Iowa, but failure to appear before 12 PM, noon, for weigh-in on June 20 will result in disqualification.

Details for tournament:

  • You must register between 11 AM to 12 PM  on Saturday, June 19 at the Meskwaki Powwow Grounds.
  • Tournament will begin and end at the Meskwaki Powwow Grounds.
  • You must bring your fish to weigh-in between 11 AM to 12 PM on Sunday, June 20.
  • Fish must be living at weigh-in. Dead fish will result in a .5 pound weight reduction from angler’s total combined weight.
  • All baits allowed, but the fish must be caught with rod and reel.
  • Winner will be determined by the highest combined weight for a 5 fish limit.
  • Winner will be announced following the completion of weigh-ins!

The catfish tournament winner will receive the custom 2021 Meskwaki Catfish Heavyweight Belt and undisputed glory!

*Alternate dates: June 26-27

Contact MNPD Conservation Officer Caleb Boyles at (641) 481-5916 or by email, cboyles.mnpd@meskwaki-nsn.gov, with any questions.

Hosted by the Meskwaki Nation Police Department

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Jun
29
Tue
Healthy Walking Club @ Toledo Heights
Jun 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • June 1, 2021 at noon Healthy Walking Club
  • Toledo Heights every Tuesday in the summer
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Elder Abuse Awareness Event @ Tribal Center Gym
Jun 29 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Elder Abuse Awareness Event @ Tribal Center Gym

Help us spread awareness about elder abuse!

Join us on Tuesday, June 29th from 4-7 PM at the Tribal Center Gym for an Elder Abuse Awareness Event

Food will be provided. Come enjoy a good meal, play bone dice, join in on a moccasin game or play a round of bags!

Door prizes will be given to those who attend this event, we hope to see you there!

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May
19
Wed
Open to Public: Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer) @ Debra Heights Wesleyan Church
May 19 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Open to Public: Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer) @ Debra Heights Wesleyan Church | Des Moines | Iowa | United States

With the approval from the FDA the Pfizer vaccine is now available for children 12 years of age and older. The Meskwaki Health Clinic is offering the COVID-19 vaccination to ANYONE 12 years old and older.

If you’d like an appointment, please call the following numbers: (641) 481-1306 or (641) 481-0842.

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Tribal Council Meeting @ via Zoom
May 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ via Zoom

The next Tribal Council meeting has been scheduled to be held on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 with the meeting beginning at 5:00 pm via Zoom.

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May
26
Wed
Take and Make on Facebook Live @ via Facebook Live on Meskwaki Wellness page
May 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Take and Make recipe TBD

*Must sign up by May 12 at Noon.

Participants will need to pick up their ingredients on May 25 to make recipe at home!

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Tribal Council Meeting @ via Zoom
May 26 @ 5:30 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ via Zoom

The next Tribal Council meeting has been scheduled to be held on Wednesday, May 26th beginning at 5:00 pm via Zoom.

*Meetings are held on a bi-weekly basis.

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

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May
31
Mon
Tribal Operations Closed for Memorial Day
May 31 all-day
Tribal Operations Closed for Memorial Day

Tribal Operations including the Health Clinic and Pharmacy will be closed on Monday, May 31 in observance of Memorial Day.

Normal business hours will resume Tuesday, June 1.

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Jun
1
Tue
Healthy Walking Club @ Toledo Heights
Jun 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • June 1, 2021 at noon Healthy Walking Club
  • Toledo Heights every Tuesday in the summer
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Jun
3
Thu
Healthy Walking Club @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Jun 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • June 3, 2021 at 2 PM Healthy Walking Club
    • Powwow Grounds every Thursday in the summer
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Jun
8
Tue
Sign-Ups for the Red Earth Gardens Share Program @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
Jun 8 @ 8:00 am – Jun 9 @ 10:00 am
  • June 8 and 9 from 8am to 10am Sign-up for the Red Earth Gardens Share program at Health Clinic
    • By having blood draw before the programs starts and at the end.
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Healthy Walking Club @ Toledo Heights
Jun 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • June 1, 2021 at noon Healthy Walking Club
  • Toledo Heights every Tuesday in the summer
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Jun
9
Wed
Cooking for One or Two w/ ISU Extention and Outreach Nutrition Program @ via Zoom
Jun 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • June 9, 2021 at Noon on Zoom-Cooking for One or Two-call to sign-up

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Nutrition program

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Stay Independent: Cooking for One or Two – A Healthy Aging Series @ via Zoom
Jun 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Jun 9 @ 5:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers

TRIBAL COUNCIL MEETING

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

5:00 pm

Tribal Chambers

With Covid precautions Tribal Council Members, key staff and individuals on the agenda will only be allowed in the meeting. This will be a temporary arrangement until further notice. 

*Meetings are held on a bi-weekly basis.

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

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Jun
10
Thu
Healthy Walking Club @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Jun 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • June 3, 2021 at 2 PM Healthy Walking Club
    • Powwow Grounds every Thursday in the summer
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Jun
15
Tue
Healthy Walking Club @ Toledo Heights
Jun 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • June 1, 2021 at noon Healthy Walking Club
  • Toledo Heights every Tuesday in the summer
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Jun
17
Thu
Healthy Walking Club @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Jun 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • June 3, 2021 at 2 PM Healthy Walking Club
    • Powwow Grounds every Thursday in the summer
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Jun
22
Tue
Healthy Walking Club @ Toledo Heights
Jun 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • June 1, 2021 at noon Healthy Walking Club
  • Toledo Heights every Tuesday in the summer
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MFS Pool Party @ Tama-Toledo Aquatic Center
Jun 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
MFS Pool Party @ Tama-Toledo Aquatic Center | Toledo | Iowa | United States

Meskwaki Family Services is hosting a pool party at the Tama-Toledo Aquatic Center next Thursday, June 17th from 8:00pm-10:00pm. Pizza will be provided while supplies last. Concessions will also be available for purchase. Must wear proper swimwear in pool: No shirts or gym shorts. Floaties are allowed, just no foul play or they will be taken away. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Prizes- TBD!

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Jun
23
Wed
Red Earth Gardens Share Program Pick-Up @ Red Earth Gardens
Jun 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Pick up bag of veggies

Cooking Demo Starting at 1:30pm at REG (Red Earth Gardens)

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Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Jun 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers

The next Tribal Council meeting has been scheduled to be held on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 with the meeting beginning at 5:00 pm in the Tribal Chambers.

With Covid-19 precautions, Tribal Council Members, key staff and individuals on the agenda will only be allowed in the meeting. This will be a temporary arrangement until further notice.

*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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Jun
24
Thu
Healthy Walking Club @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Jun 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • June 3, 2021 at 2 PM Healthy Walking Club
    • Powwow Grounds every Thursday in the summer
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Jun
26
Sat
2021 Meskwaki Heavyweight Catfish Tournament @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Jun 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
2021 Meskwaki Heavyweight Catfish Tournament @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds

2021 Meskwaki Heavyweight Catfish Tournament

  • Saturday, June 19, 11 AM – 12 PM
  • Sunday, June 20, 11 AM – 12 PM
  • Meskwaki Powwow Grounds, Tama IA

Meskwaki anglers of all ages are invited to participate! No pre-registration required and at no cost! This event is open to tribal members and descendants – fishing laws apply

Participants may catch their fish anywhere in the Sate of Iowa, but failure to appear before 12 PM, noon, for weigh-in on June 20 will result in disqualification.

Details for tournament:

  • You must register between 11 AM to 12 PM  on Saturday, June 19 at the Meskwaki Powwow Grounds.
  • Tournament will begin and end at the Meskwaki Powwow Grounds.
  • You must bring your fish to weigh-in between 11 AM to 12 PM on Sunday, June 20.
  • Fish must be living at weigh-in. Dead fish will result in a .5 pound weight reduction from angler’s total combined weight.
  • All baits allowed, but the fish must be caught with rod and reel.
  • Winner will be determined by the highest combined weight for a 5 fish limit.
  • Winner will be announced following the completion of weigh-ins!

The catfish tournament winner will receive the custom 2021 Meskwaki Catfish Heavyweight Belt and undisputed glory!

*Alternate dates: June 26-27

Contact MNPD Conservation Officer Caleb Boyles at (641) 481-5916 or by email, cboyles.mnpd@meskwaki-nsn.gov, with any questions.

Hosted by the Meskwaki Nation Police Department

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Jun
27
Sun
2nd Annual Golf Outing @ Tama-Toledo County Club
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
2nd Annual Golf Outing @ Tama-Toledo County Club
Meskwaki Diabetes Program will be hosting their 2nd Annual Golf Outing on Sunday, June 27th at the Tama-Toledo County Club from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.
Participants will be in teams of two (2) and will have access to a cart and free 9 holes of golf. *One person on the team must be a patient with diabetes.
The Diabetes Program has reserved the entire course for this event. Lunch will be provided. This is an alcohol free event.
Deadline to sign up to reserve a golf cart is June 18th.
Contact Ashely Aylsworth, Health Education, via Facebook at Ashley-Aylsworth Health-Educator or call (641) 484-9426.
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2021 Meskwaki Heavyweight Catfish Tournament @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Jun 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
2021 Meskwaki Heavyweight Catfish Tournament @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds

2021 Meskwaki Heavyweight Catfish Tournament

  • Saturday, June 19, 11 AM – 12 PM
  • Sunday, June 20, 11 AM – 12 PM
  • Meskwaki Powwow Grounds, Tama IA

Meskwaki anglers of all ages are invited to participate! No pre-registration required and at no cost! This event is open to tribal members and descendants – fishing laws apply

Participants may catch their fish anywhere in the Sate of Iowa, but failure to appear before 12 PM, noon, for weigh-in on June 20 will result in disqualification.

Details for tournament:

  • You must register between 11 AM to 12 PM  on Saturday, June 19 at the Meskwaki Powwow Grounds.
  • Tournament will begin and end at the Meskwaki Powwow Grounds.
  • You must bring your fish to weigh-in between 11 AM to 12 PM on Sunday, June 20.
  • Fish must be living at weigh-in. Dead fish will result in a .5 pound weight reduction from angler’s total combined weight.
  • All baits allowed, but the fish must be caught with rod and reel.
  • Winner will be determined by the highest combined weight for a 5 fish limit.
  • Winner will be announced following the completion of weigh-ins!

The catfish tournament winner will receive the custom 2021 Meskwaki Catfish Heavyweight Belt and undisputed glory!

*Alternate dates: June 26-27

Contact MNPD Conservation Officer Caleb Boyles at (641) 481-5916 or by email, cboyles.mnpd@meskwaki-nsn.gov, with any questions.

Hosted by the Meskwaki Nation Police Department

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Jun
29
Tue
Healthy Walking Club @ Toledo Heights
Jun 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • June 1, 2021 at noon Healthy Walking Club
  • Toledo Heights every Tuesday in the summer
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Elder Abuse Awareness Event @ Tribal Center Gym
Jun 29 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Elder Abuse Awareness Event @ Tribal Center Gym

Help us spread awareness about elder abuse!

Join us on Tuesday, June 29th from 4-7 PM at the Tribal Center Gym for an Elder Abuse Awareness Event

Food will be provided. Come enjoy a good meal, play bone dice, join in on a moccasin game or play a round of bags!

Door prizes will be given to those who attend this event, we hope to see you there!

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