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Jan
5
Tue
Tribal Council Meeting – RESCHEDULED to 01/13/2021
Jan 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Tribal Council Meeting

Due to Covid19 and the safety of the participants, this will be held 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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Jan
13
Wed
Stay Independent: A Healthy Aging Series – Three Meals a Day @ via ZOOM
Jan 13 @ 12:00 pm

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Nutrition and Wellness Series

STAY INDEPENDENT: A Healthy Aging Series

Location: Presented virtually via Zoom

Topic Covered: Three Meals a Day

To sign up call or email Jennifer Scales at the Health Clinic!

Email: jennifer.scales@meskwaki-nsn.gov

Phone: 641-484-9421

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Jan
14
Thu
How to Start Your Own Business Webinar with Michael Shuman @ via Zoom
Jan 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
How to Start Your Own Business Webinar with Michael Shuman @ via Zoom

“How to Start Your Own Business”

Thursday, January 14, 2021

10:00 am – 11:30 am, CT

via Zoom, Meeting ID #872 0234 2641

Interested in becoming your own boss and starting your own business?  Michael Shuman, who is working with the Meskwaki community courtesy of the Northwest Area Foundation, will lead community members in a short workshop about how to transform a passion, dream, hobby, or skill into a successful business.  He will review the steps of preparing a business plan, and offer suggestions about how to get started.  Come prepared with your ideas and ready to share them!

Michael Shuman an economist, attorney, author, and entrepreneur, and a leading visionary on community economics.  He’s also an Adjunct Professor at Bard Business School in New York City.    He has authored, coauthored, or edited ten books.  His two most recent books are Put Your Money Where Your Life Is:  How to Invest Locally Using Solo 401ks and Self-Directed IRAs and The Local Economy Solution:  How Innovative, Self-Financing Pollinator Enterprises Can Grow Jobs and Prosperity and Local Dollars, Local Sense:  How to Shift Your Money from Wall Street to Main Street.

Questions? Call Shoshonis Brown with Workforce Development at 641-484-9506.

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Jan
18
Mon
Meskwaki SettFitt Challenge Part 1
Jan 18 – Feb 28 all-day
Jan
19
Tue
Diabetes Support Group: Relationship Between Diabetes and Depression/Mood Disorders @ via Facebook Live on Meskwaki Wellness FB Page
Jan 19 @ 12:00 pm

Join us on January 19 at 12:00 pm, Noon, with the Diabetes Support Group to discuss the relationship between diabetes and depression/mood disorders with Caitlin Silveira, LMHC, Director of Behavioral Health Services with the Meskwaki Tribal Health Clinic.

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Tribal Council Meeting @ via Zoom
Jan 19 @ 5:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ via Zoom
The Tribal Council meeting previously scheduled for Wednesday, January 13 has been rescheduled to be held on Tuesday, January 19 beginning at 5:00 pm via Zoom.
Due to Covid-19 and for the safety of participants, this meeting will be held 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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Jan
27
Wed
Take and Make Facebook Live Event @ Facebook Live - Meskwaki Wellness FB Page
Jan 27 @ 12:00 pm

Take and Make Facebook Live Event – We will show you how to make Skinny Low-Card Pepper Taco!

Must sign up by January 13th, at Noon, and make a plan to pick up your ingredients on January 26th at the Clinic to make the food at home!

To sign up call or email Jennifer Scales at the Health Clinic

Email: jennifer.scales@meskwaki-nsn.gov

Phone: 641-484-9421

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Feb
2
Tue
Tribal Council Meeting @ via Zoom
Feb 2 @ 5:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ via Zoom
The Tribal Council meeting that was to be on Wed., Feb. 3rd has been rescheduled to Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Tuesday, February 2
5:00 pm
via Zoom
Due to covid19 and safety precautions, this meeting will be held via Zoom.
**Meeting dates/times are subject to change at the discretion of the Tribal Chairperson.
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Feb
10
Wed
Stay Independent: A Healthy Aging Series – Feast on Fruits and Vegetables @ via ZOOM
Feb 10 @ 12:00 pm

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Nutrition and Wellness Series

STAY INDEPENDENT: A Healthy Aging Series

Location: Presented virtually via Zoom

Topic Covered: Feast on Fruits and Vegetables

To sign up call or email Jennifer Scales at the Health Clinic!

Email: jennifer.scales@meskwaki-nsn.gov

Phone: 641-484-9421

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Tribal Council Meeting CANCELED @ via Zoom
Feb 10 @ 5:00 pm
Feb
11
Thu
Bison Meat Distribution
Feb 11 all-day
Bison Meat Distribution

Bison Meat Distribution – Open to ALL MESKWAKI COMMUNITY MEMBERS

Thursday, February 11 and Friday, February 12th

Delivery and Pick-up options available

Sign up by visiting Meskwaki Food Sovereignty Initiative on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/MeskwakiFSI

Priority given to individuals who are at high risk for covid-19, such as:

  • Age 65 and older
  • People with medical conditions
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • People with disabilities
  • Developmental and behavioral disorders
  • Drug use and substance use disorder
  • Families facing food insecurity
  • People experiencing homelessness
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Feb
12
Fri
Bison Meat Distribution
Feb 12 all-day
Bison Meat Distribution

Bison Meat Distribution – Open to ALL MESKWAKI COMMUNITY MEMBERS

Thursday, February 11 and Friday, February 12th

Delivery and Pick-up options available

Sign up by visiting Meskwaki Food Sovereignty Initiative on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/MeskwakiFSI

Priority given to individuals who are at high risk for covid-19, such as:

  • Age 65 and older
  • People with medical conditions
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • People with disabilities
  • Developmental and behavioral disorders
  • Drug use and substance use disorder
  • Families facing food insecurity
  • People experiencing homelessness
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Feb
24
Wed
Take and Make on Facebook Live @ Facebook Live - Meskwaki Wellness FB Page
Feb 24 @ 12:00 pm

Take and Make Facebook Live Event – Recipe TBD

Must sign up by February 10th, at Noon, and make a plan to pick up your ingredients on February 23rd at the Clinic to make the food at home!

To sign up call or email Jennifer Scales at the Health Clinic

Email: jennifer.scales@meskwaki-nsn.gov

Phone: 641-484-9421

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Mar
1
Mon
Meskwaki SettFit Challenge Part 2: Eat Well, Be Well Challenge
Mar 1 – Apr 11 all-day
Mar
3
Wed
Stay Independent: A Healthy Aging Series – Power Up with Protein @ via ZOOM
Mar 3 @ 12:00 pm

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Nutrition and Wellness Series

STAY INDEPENDENT: A Healthy Aging Series

Location: Presented virtually via Zoom

Topic Covered: Power Up with Protein

To sign up call or email Jennifer Scales at the Health Clinic!

Email: jennifer.scales@meskwaki-nsn.gov

Phone: 641-484-9421

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Mar
10
Wed
Stay Independent: A Healthy Aging Series – Exercise Your Independence @ via ZOOM
Mar 10 @ 12:00 pm

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Nutrition and Wellness Series

STAY INDEPENDENT: A Healthy Aging Series

Location: Presented virtually via Zoom

Topic Covered: Exercise Your Independence

To sign up call or email Jennifer Scales at the Health Clinic!

Email: jennifer.scales@meskwaki-nsn.gov

Phone: 641-484-9421

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Mar
11
Thu
Tribal Council Meeting @ via Zoom
Mar 11 @ 5:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ via Zoom

The Tribal Council meeting previously scheduled to be held on March 10th, has been rescheduled to be held on Thursday, March 11, 2021.

Due to Covid-19 and safety precautions, this meeting will be held via Zoom.

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

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Mar
17
Wed
MSS Spring Break @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Mar 17 – Mar 19 all-day
Stay Independent: A Healthy Aging Series – Brain Health @ via ZOOM
Mar 17 @ 12:00 pm

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Nutrition and Wellness Series

STAY INDEPENDENT: A Healthy Aging Series

Location: Presented virtually via Zoom

Topic Covered: Brain Health

To sign up call or email Jennifer Scales at the Health Clinic!

Email: jennifer.scales@meskwaki-nsn.gov

Phone: 641-484-9421

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Mar
24
Wed
Stay Independent: A Healthy Aging Series – Cooking for One or Two @ via ZOOM
Mar 24 @ 12:00 pm

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Nutrition and Wellness Series

STAY INDEPENDENT: A Healthy Aging Series

Location: Presented virtually via Zoom

Topic Covered: Cooking for One or Two

To sign up call or email Jennifer Scales at the Health Clinic!

Email: jennifer.scales@meskwaki-nsn.gov

Phone: 641-484-9421

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Take and Make Facebook Live Event – Recipe TBD @ Facebook Live - Meskwaki Wellness FB Page
Mar 24 @ 2:00 pm

Take and Make Facebook Live Event – Recipe TBD

To sign up call or email Jennifer Scales at the Health Clinic

Email: jennifer.scales@meskwaki-nsn.gov

Phone: 641-484-9421

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Tribal Council Meeting @ via Zoom
Mar 24 @ 5:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ via Zoom

The Tribal Council meeting previously scheduled for March 17, 2021 has been rescheduled to be held on Wednesday, March 24th beginning at 5:00 pm via Zoom.

Due to Covid-19 and safety precautions, this meeting will be held via Zoom.

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

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Mar
31
Wed
Diabetes Bingo @ via Zoom
Mar 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Apr
6
Tue
SettFit Challenge Final Weigh-Ins @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
Apr 6 @ 7:30 am – Apr 8 @ 5:00 pm

Final Weigh-Ins

The final weigh-ins are during week 12 of our SettFit Challenge. To weigh-in, stop into the Health Clinic on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday – April 6th – 8th anytime between 7:30am and 5:00 pm.

SettFit End of Challenge

It’s hard to believe we’re almost at the end of our journey! We’re almost finished with with 11 and that leaves only 1 more week to go! The challenge officially ends at 11:59pm on Sunday, April 11th. We won’t be posting anymore leaderboard announcements until the end of the challenge. Announcement of winners will be on Wednesday, April 14th LIVE on our SettFit Facebook group at 11:00am.

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Apr
11
Sun
SettFit Challenge Ends at11:59PM
Apr 11 all-day

Final Weigh-Ins

The final weigh-ins are during week 12 of our SettFit Challenge. To weigh-in, stop into the Health Clinic on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday – April 6th – 8th anytime between 7:30am and 5:00 pm.

SettFit End of Challenge

It’s hard to believe we’re almost at the end of our journey! We’re almost finished with with 11 and that leaves only 1 more week to go! The challenge officially ends at 11:59pm on Sunday, April 11th. We won’t be posting anymore leaderboard announcements until the end of the challenge. Announcement of winners will be on Wednesday, April 14th LIVE on our SettFit Facebook group at 11:00am.

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Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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Healthy Walking Club 2:00 pm
Healthy Walking Club @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Jul 1 @ 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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Tribal Ops Closed for Employee Picnic 8:00 am
Tribal Ops Closed for Employee Picnic
Jul 2 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Tribal Ops Closed for Employee Picnic
Tribal Ops including the Health Clinic, Pharmacy, and Tribal Center will be closed on Friday, July 2nd for its annual employee picnic.
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Health Clinic Community Event 8:00 am
Health Clinic Community Event @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
Jul 4 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Health Clinic Community Event @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
Join the Meskwaki Health Clinic for a walk-run, lunch and family fun games on Sunday, July 4 from 8:00AM-2:00PM at the Meskwaki Health Clinic! Walk-Run registration at 8:00AM Walk-Run begins at 8:30AM Food and Games … Continue reading Health Clinic Community Event
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Tribal Operations Closed in Observance of the Independence Day
Tribal Operations Closed in Observance of the Independence Day
Jul 5 all-day
Tribal Operations Closed in Observance of the Independence Day
Tribal Operations, including the Meskwaki Health Clinic and Pharmacy will be closed on Monday, July 5, 2021 in observance of Independence Day. Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, July 6, 2021.
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Healthy Walking Club 12:00 pm
Healthy Walking Club @ Toledo Heights
Jul 6 @ 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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Red Earth Gardens Share Program Pick-Up 1:00 pm
Red Earth Gardens Share Program Pick-Up @ Red Earth Gardens
Jul 7 @ 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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Healthy Walking Club 2:00 pm
Healthy Walking Club @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Jul 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
June 3, 2021 at 2 PM Healthy Walking Club Powwow Grounds every Thursday in the summer
Meskwaki Girls Softball Teams End of Season Pool Party 8:00 pm
Meskwaki Girls Softball Teams End of Season Pool Party @ Tama-Toledo Aquatic Center
Jul 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Meskwaki Girls Softball Teams End of Season Pool Party @ Tama-Toledo Aquatic Center
Meskwaki Softball Teams Black, White, Green, Eagles, Thunder and Fish and their family are invited to the End of the Season Pool Party on Thursday, July 8 from 8PM-10PM at the Tama-Toledo Aquatic Center! Weather … Continue reading Meskwaki Girls Softball Teams End of Season Pool Party
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Lacrosse Teams End of Season Pool Party 8:00 pm
Lacrosse Teams End of Season Pool Party @ Tama-Toledo Aquatic Center
Jul 9 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Lacrosse Teams End of Season Pool Party @ Tama-Toledo Aquatic Center
Meskwaki Lacrosse Club will be hosting an End of Season Pool Party for the Meskwaki Knuckleheads and Meskwaki Swans teams on Friday, July 9 from 8PM-10PM at the Tama-Toledo Aquatic Center. *Weather permitting.
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Tribal Operations Closed – Meskwaki Nation Day
Tribal Operations Closed – Meskwaki Nation Day
Jul 13 all-day
Tribal Operations Closed - Meskwaki Nation Day
Tribal Operations, including the Meskwaki Health Clinic and Pharmacy will be closed on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 in observance of the Meskwaki Nation Day holiday. Normal business hours will resume on Wednesday, July 14, 2021.
Meskwaki Nation Day Events 8:00 am
Meskwaki Nation Day Events @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Jul 13 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Meskwaki Nation Day Events @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Join us to celebrate: MESKWAKI NATION DAY Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at Meskwaki Powwow Grounds Agenda: 8:00AM – Walk/Run 10:00AM – Flag Raising 10:30AM – Oral history on the significance of Meskwaki Nation Day > … Continue reading Meskwaki Nation Day Events
Healthy Walking Club 12:00 pm
Healthy Walking Club @ Toledo Heights
Jul 13 @ 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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2 Hour Delay for Tribal Operations (Health Clinic opens at 8 AM) 8:00 am
2 Hour Delay for Tribal Operations (Health Clinic opens at 8 AM)
Jul 14 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Two hour delay on Wednesday, July 14th.  Tribal Operations opening at 10 AM excluding the HEALTH CLINIC which will OPEN at 8 am!
Coffee and Culture 8:00 am
Coffee and Culture @ Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel
Jul 14 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Coffee and Culture @ Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel | Tama | Iowa | United States
Who: Community elders, members of the Meskwaki Elders Circle, & members of the Meskwaki Nation Police Department What: Discuss Meskwaki life and Police life to strengthen relationships between two unique cultures When: Every 2nd Wednesday … Continue reading Coffee and Culture
Diabetes Bingo 12:00 pm
Diabetes Bingo @ Meskwaki Convention Center
Jul 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
July 14, 2021 at noon Diabetes Bingo at Meskwaki Convention Center, call to sign-up Snack provide and prizes for all!
Tribal Council Meeting 5:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Jul 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
The next Tribal Council meeting has been scheduled to be held on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 beginning at 5:00pm in the Tribal Chambers. With Covid-19 precautions, only Tribal Council Members, key staff and individuals on … Continue reading Tribal Council Meeting
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Healthy Walking Club 2:00 pm
Healthy Walking Club @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Jul 15 @ 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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Diabetes Support Group Meeting 12:00 pm
Diabetes Support Group Meeting @ Meskwaki Convention Center
Jul 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
July 20th, at noon support group meeting, at Meskwaki Convention Center, call to sign-up more information to come! Meal provided
Healthy Walking Club 12:00 pm
Healthy Walking Club @ Toledo Heights
Jul 20 @ 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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Red Earth Gardens Share Program Pick-Up 1:00 pm
Red Earth Gardens Share Program Pick-Up @ Red Earth Gardens
Jul 21 @ 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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Healthy Walking Club 2:00 pm
Healthy Walking Club @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Jul 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
June 3, 2021 at 2 PM Healthy Walking Club Powwow Grounds every Thursday in the summer
*Rescheduled – MFS Community Pool Party 8:00 pm
*Rescheduled – MFS Community Pool Party @ Tama-Toledo Aquatic Center
Jul 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
*Rescheduled - MFS Community 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, July 15 from 8:00pm-10:00pm. Pizza will be provided while supplies last. Concessions will also be available for purchase. Must wear … Continue reading *Rescheduled – MFS Community Pool Party
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Election Committee Meeting 3:00 pm
Election Committee Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Jul 23 @ 3:00 pm
Election Committee Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Election Committee Meeting Notice July 23rd at 3pm in the Tribal Chambers All enrolled members invited to attend.
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Cooling Center for Community OPEN
Cooling Center for Community OPEN
Jul 26 – Jul 30 all-day
Cooling Center for Community OPEN
A cooling center has been set up at the Meskwaki Tribal Center for community members needing an air-conditioned space to temporarily deal with the health effects of the heatwave hitting our area this week. With … Continue reading Cooling Center for Community OPEN
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Healthy Walking Club 12:00 pm
Healthy Walking Club @ Toledo Heights
Jul 27 @ 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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Tribal Council Meeting 5:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Jul 28 @ 5:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
The next Tribal Council meeting has been scheduled to be held on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 beginning at 5:00pm to be held in the Tribal Chambers. With Covid-19 precautions in mind, Tribal Council Members, key … Continue reading Tribal Council Meeting
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Healthy Walking Club 2:00 pm
Healthy Walking Club @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Jul 29 @ 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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