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Apr
4
Sat
Postponed – Child Abuse/Sexual Assault Prevention Walk/Run
Apr 4 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Will reschedule at later date.

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Apr
11
Sat
Canceled – MSS Prom Night
Apr 11 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Apr
13
Mon
Grab-N-Go School Lunch Pick-Up
Apr 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Grab-N-Go School Lunch Pick-Up

Starting Monday, April 12th,  there will be a change to our curbside lunch distribution. In order to decrease the number of times that families have to go out to get lunches, we will be covering multiple days with less lunch pick-ups. Our lunch pick-ups will now only be on Mondays and Thursdays. The Monday lunches will have enough food to cover Monday through Wednesday and the Thursday lunches will cover Thursday and Friday.

So starting next week, we will begin our curbside lunch pick-ups on Monday and Thursday only from 11 am – 12 pm. Just a reminder that meals CAN ONLY BE PROVIDED TO THE CHILD. Simply arrive WITH YOUR CHILDREN (ages 18 or younger) to the elementary school front entrance curb and we will bring the lunches to you. Stay Safe!!

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Apr
16
Thu
Grab-N-Go School Lunch Pick-Up
Apr 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Grab-N-Go School Lunch Pick-Up

Starting Monday, April 12th,  there will be a change to our curbside lunch distribution. In order to decrease the number of times that families have to go out to get lunches, we will be covering multiple days with less lunch pick-ups. Our lunch pick-ups will now only be on Mondays and Thursdays. The Monday lunches will have enough food to cover Monday through Wednesday and the Thursday lunches will cover Thursday and Friday.

So starting next week, we will begin our curbside lunch pick-ups on Monday and Thursday only from 11 am – 12 pm. Just a reminder that meals CAN ONLY BE PROVIDED TO THE CHILD. Simply arrive WITH YOUR CHILDREN (ages 18 or younger) to the elementary school front entrance curb and we will bring the lunches to you. Stay Safe!!

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Apr
20
Mon
Grab-N-Go School Lunch Pick-Up
Apr 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Grab-N-Go School Lunch Pick-Up

Starting Monday, April 12th,  there will be a change to our curbside lunch distribution. In order to decrease the number of times that families have to go out to get lunches, we will be covering multiple days with less lunch pick-ups. Our lunch pick-ups will now only be on Mondays and Thursdays. The Monday lunches will have enough food to cover Monday through Wednesday and the Thursday lunches will cover Thursday and Friday.

So starting next week, we will begin our curbside lunch pick-ups on Monday and Thursday only from 11 am – 12 pm. Just a reminder that meals CAN ONLY BE PROVIDED TO THE CHILD. Simply arrive WITH YOUR CHILDREN (ages 18 or younger) to the elementary school front entrance curb and we will bring the lunches to you. Stay Safe!!

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Apr
23
Thu
Grab-N-Go School Lunch Pick-Up
Apr 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Grab-N-Go School Lunch Pick-Up

Starting Monday, April 12th,  there will be a change to our curbside lunch distribution. In order to decrease the number of times that families have to go out to get lunches, we will be covering multiple days with less lunch pick-ups. Our lunch pick-ups will now only be on Mondays and Thursdays. The Monday lunches will have enough food to cover Monday through Wednesday and the Thursday lunches will cover Thursday and Friday.

So starting next week, we will begin our curbside lunch pick-ups on Monday and Thursday only from 11 am – 12 pm. Just a reminder that meals CAN ONLY BE PROVIDED TO THE CHILD. Simply arrive WITH YOUR CHILDREN (ages 18 or younger) to the elementary school front entrance curb and we will bring the lunches to you. Stay Safe!!

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Apr
27
Mon
Grab-N-Go School Lunch Pick-Up
Apr 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Grab-N-Go School Lunch Pick-Up

Starting Monday, April 12th,  there will be a change to our curbside lunch distribution. In order to decrease the number of times that families have to go out to get lunches, we will be covering multiple days with less lunch pick-ups. Our lunch pick-ups will now only be on Mondays and Thursdays. The Monday lunches will have enough food to cover Monday through Wednesday and the Thursday lunches will cover Thursday and Friday.

So starting next week, we will begin our curbside lunch pick-ups on Monday and Thursday only from 11 am – 12 pm. Just a reminder that meals CAN ONLY BE PROVIDED TO THE CHILD. Simply arrive WITH YOUR CHILDREN (ages 18 or younger) to the elementary school front entrance curb and we will bring the lunches to you. Stay Safe!!

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Apr
29
Wed
Canceled – MSS Fine Arts Night @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Apr 29 @ 5:00 pm
Apr
30
Thu
Grab-N-Go School Lunch Pick-Up
Apr 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Grab-N-Go School Lunch Pick-Up

Starting Monday, April 12th,  there will be a change to our curbside lunch distribution. In order to decrease the number of times that families have to go out to get lunches, we will be covering multiple days with less lunch pick-ups. Our lunch pick-ups will now only be on Mondays and Thursdays. The Monday lunches will have enough food to cover Monday through Wednesday and the Thursday lunches will cover Thursday and Friday.

So starting next week, we will begin our curbside lunch pick-ups on Monday and Thursday only from 11 am – 12 pm. Just a reminder that meals CAN ONLY BE PROVIDED TO THE CHILD. Simply arrive WITH YOUR CHILDREN (ages 18 or younger) to the elementary school front entrance curb and we will bring the lunches to you. Stay Safe!!

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May
2
Sat
Postponed MMIW Rally – Details TBA @ Des Moines, IA
May 2 all-day
May
12
Tue
Postponed Foster Care Powwow – Details TBA @ TBA
May 12 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
May
17
Sun
MSS Graduation @ Meskwaki Settlement School
May 17 @ 2:00 pm
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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Jul
3
Fri
Independence Day Holiday – Tribal Ops Closed
Jul 3 all-day
Aug
6
Thu
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
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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Nov
19
Thu
MNR Buffalo Meat Distribution @ Meskwaki Tribal Center Front Entrance
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Meskwaki Natural Resources is excited to announcement the first buffalo meat distribution of the season! The Covid-19 pandemic caused many supply chain disruptions throughout the year and food security needs became more crucial and apparent than ever before. We are excited to be able to offer the Meskwaki Community a source of buffalo meat. Due to many disruptions however, MNR was only able to harvest about one third of what is typically done in a year. With that, we ask that you still bring reusable grocery bags to reduce the dependency on single use plastic, but we will not be offering an additional pound of meat for doing so. We want to ensure as many households gain access to this opportunity as possible. Finally, we ask that everyone in attendance wear a mask and to social distance while in line, and do not come if you are experiencing any covid-19 symptoms. Thank you to the community for the support year after year to help make this distribution a success! We hope to see you there!

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MNR Buffalo Meat Distribution @ Meskwaki Tribal Center Front Entrance
Nov 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Meskwaki Natural Resources is excited to announcement the first buffalo meat distribution of the season! The Covid-19 pandemic caused many supply chain disruptions throughout the year and food security needs became more crucial and apparent than ever before. We are excited to be able to offer the Meskwaki Community a source of buffalo meat. Due to many disruptions however, MNR was only able to harvest about one third of what is typically done in a year. With that, we ask that you still bring reusable grocery bags to reduce the dependency on single use plastic, but we will not be offering an additional pound of meat for doing so. We want to ensure as many households gain access to this opportunity as possible. Finally, we ask that everyone in attendance wear a mask and to social distance while in line, and do not come if you are experiencing any covid-19 symptoms. Thank you to the community for the support year after year to help make this distribution a success! We hope to see you there!

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Dec
1
Tue
Buffalo Meat Distribution for Seniors and Elders @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Dec 1 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Buffalo Meat Distribution for Seniors and Elders @ Meskwaki Senior Services | Tama | Iowa | United States

On Tuesday, December 1st Meskwaki Natural Resources is partnering with Senior Services to provide buffalo meat to seniors and elders who were not able to access meat through the regular meat distribution. Due to the high demand and low quantities of meat, MNR set aside meat for seniors and elders to ensure they are provided a share of buffalo meat without risking covid-19 exposures or running out of meat early. The distribution will take place at the Seniors starting at 11:30am and will end at 12:30pm. This special distribution is for SENIORS and ELDERS ONLY to ensure they get a share of meat from our 2020 meat supply. Those that qualify to get meat through this special distribution include: Home bound seniors and elders, Seniors or elders that did not have relatives pick up meat for them, Seniors or elders that did not receive meat because the distribution ran out of supplies. If your name is on the list from the November 19th distribution, you do not qualify for a share of meat through Senior Services.

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Apr
13
Tue
Stay Independent: Exercise Your Independence – A Healthy Aging Series @ via Zoom
Apr 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Apr
14
Wed
Meskwaki Health Clinic Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic @ Tama Civic Center
Apr 14 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Meskwaki Health Clinic Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic @ Tama Civic Center | Tama | Iowa | United States

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: The Meskwaki Health Clinic is able to schedule ANYONE wishing to receive a COVID-19 vaccination 16 years old (with parental consent) and older.

Clinics scheduled for the week of April 12 through April 17:

  • Tuesday 4/13 – Pfizer Prime, 3 PM – 7 PM at Meskwaki Health Clinic
  • Wednesday 4/14 – Pfizer Prime, 9 AM – 3 PM at Tama Civic Center
  • Thursday 4/15 – Pfizer Prime, 3 PM – 7 PM at Meskwaki Health Clinic
  • Saturday 4/17 – Pfizer Prime, 10 AM – 2 PM at Meskwaki Casino (Drive-up)

IF YOU’D LIKE TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT, PLEASE CALL THE FOLLOWING NUMBERS:

(641) 481-1306

(641) 481-0842

(641) 481-1155 – FOR SPANISH

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Apr
17
Sat
Travel Plaza Spring Cookout @ Meskwaki Travel Plaza Parking Lot
Apr 17 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Travel Plaza Spring Cookout @ Meskwaki Travel Plaza Parking Lot

Meskwaki Travel Plaza will be hosting a Spring Cookout on Saturday, April 17 from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm in the Travel Plaza Parking Lot.

Purchase a hamburger or hotdog with chips and a drink for $5.00

There will also be cornhole and prizes for kids!

Also, Meskwaki OrganiX will have a booth set up to answer your questions and give out samples of their oils and topicals! Save 15% off purchases of Meskwaki OrganiX labeled items the entire day! Come early and get a t-shirt, limited quantities available.

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2
Healthy Walking Club 2:00 pm
Healthy Walking Club @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Sep 2 @ 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 Operations– Closing Early 12:00 pm
Tribal Operations– Closing Early
Sep 3 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Tribal Operations-- Closing Early
Tribal Operations (excluding the Meskwaki Health Clinic and Pharmacy) will be closing today, September 3 at 12PM/Noon. Monday, September 6 is Labor Day so both the Tribal Operations and the Health Clinic/Pharmacy will be closed … Continue reading Tribal Operations– Closing Early
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7
Healthy Walking Club 12:00 pm
Healthy Walking Club @ Toledo Heights
Sep 7 @ 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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9
Healthy Walking Club 2:00 pm
Healthy Walking Club @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Sep 9 @ 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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14
Healthy Walking Club 12:00 pm
Healthy Walking Club @ Toledo Heights
Sep 14 @ 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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16
Healthy Walking Club 2:00 pm
Healthy Walking Club @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Sep 16 @ 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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Virtual Koko & Medo Celebration – Photo Submissions Accepted
Virtual Koko & Medo Celebration – Photo Submissions Accepted
Sep 20 – Sep 30 all-day
Virtual Koko & Medo Celebration - Photo Submissions Accepted
Join us for our Virtual Koko & Medo Celebration! Fleece blankets will be given to our elders and there will be drawing prizes for all participants. Photo Challenge: Submit a photo of your beloved koko … Continue reading Virtual Koko & Medo Celebration – Photo Submissions Accepted
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Healthy Walking Club 12:00 pm
Healthy Walking Club @ Toledo Heights
Sep 21 @ 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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23
Healthy Walking Club 2:00 pm
Healthy Walking Club @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Sep 23 @ 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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Healthy Walking Club 12:00 pm
Healthy Walking Club @ Toledo Heights
Sep 28 @ 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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Coffee and Culture 8:00 am
Coffee and Culture @ Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel
Sep 29 @ 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 last Wednesday … Continue reading Coffee and Culture
Flu Shot Clinic 5:00 pm
Flu Shot Clinic @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
Sep 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Flu Shot Clinic @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
The Meskwaki Health Clinic will be hosting a Flu Shot Clinic on Wednesday, September 29th from 5-7PM in the Health Clinic Front Lobby. This Flu Shot Clinic will be open to all Meskwaki/Native clinic patients. … Continue reading Flu Shot Clinic
Tribal Council Meeting 5:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Sep 29 @ 5:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
The next Tribal Council meeting has been scheduled to be held on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.
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Healthy Walking Club 2:00 pm
Healthy Walking Club @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Sep 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
June 3, 2021 at 2 PM Healthy Walking Club Powwow Grounds every Thursday in the summer