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Nov
20
Wed
Neighborhood Watch Forum @ Tribal Center Gym
Nov 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Neighborhood Watch Forum @ Tribal Center Gym

You’re Invited to a Community Forum to discuss the implementation of “Neighborhood Watch” groups on the Settlement

Wednesday, November 20th at the Tribal Center Gym. Meeting will begin at 5:30 pm and end at 7:00 pm, dinner will be served at 5:30.

Working together we can make a difference!

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Nov
21
Thu
MNR Calendar Photo Contest DEADLINE @ MNR Offices
Nov 21 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
MNR Calendar Photo Contest DEADLINE @ MNR Offices

Meskwaki Natural Resources is having a Calendar Photo Contest – Photos must be submitted digitally to oa.mdnr@meskwaki-nsn.gov by Friday, November 21st no later than 4:30 pm.

MNR Photo Contest Details:

  • Winners will be announced on Nov. 25th
  • Photos can be in black and white and/or color
  • All photos will be rated on a point system:
    • Photos can be taken on or off the Settlement
    • Extra points will be awarded for photos taken on the Settlement
    • Photos must be Natural Resource related or a Natural Resource activity
    • Extra points for clarity, neatness, and quality
  • Photos can be taken by community members and Tribal employees
    • Submit up to four (4) photos per person (1 photo per season)

PRIZES:

  • 1st Place – $100
  • 2nd Place – $75
  • 3rd Place – $50
  • 4th Place – $25

The TOP 12 photos will be published in the 2020 MNR Calendar!

For questions, contact the MNR Offices at (641) 484-3511

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Blood Pressure / Sugar Check @ Senior Services
Nov 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
November Seniors Birthday Meal @ Senior Services
Nov 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Nov
22
Fri
MBCH Turkey Meal @ Senior Services
Nov 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
MBCH Frank Waln and Tanaya Winder @ Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel
Nov 22 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
MBCH Frank Waln and Tanaya Winder @ Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel
Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel will be hosting a FREE Event, Waln & Winder, on Friday, November 22nd. This event is open to all Meskwaki Community Members.
Frank Waln and Tanaya Winder will be at the MBCH on Friday, November 22nd. Doors open at 7:00 pm the show begins at 8:00 pm and will be held in the Meskwaki Veterans Convention Center.

Frank Waln is an award winning Sicangu Lakota Hip Hop artist and music producer from the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota.  A recipient of the Gates Millennium Scholarship, Waln attended Columbia College Chicago where he received a BA in Audio Arts and Acoustics. Waln’s awards include three Native American Music Awards, the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development 2014 Native American 40 Under 40, the 2014 Chicago Mayor’s Award for Civic Engagement, and the 2016 3Arts Grant for Chicago Artists. Frank Waln travels the world telling his story through performance and doing workshops focusing on self-empowerment and expression of truth. ” – Frank Waln. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://frankwaln.com/about/

Tanaya Winder is a poet, writer, artist and educator who was raised on the Southern Ute reservation in Ignacio, CO. An enrolled member of the Duckwater Shoshone Tribe, her background includes Southern Ute, Pyramid Lake Paiute, Diné, and Black heritages. Tanaya writes and teaches about different expressions of love. Tanaya is the Director of the University of Colorado at Boulder’s Upward Bound Program, which services 103 Native American youth from 5 states, 12 high schools, and 5 reservations across the country. She continues to teach as an adjunct professor at the University of New Mexico. She co-founded the Sing Our Rivers Red traveling earring exhibit to raise awareness about murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls. She is a 2016 National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development “40 Under 40” list of emerging American Indian leaders recipient and a 2017 First Peoples Fund Artists in Business Leadership fellows.” – Tanaya Winder. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://tanayawinder.com/about/

 

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Nov
25
Mon
4th Annual Arrest Hunger Food Drive Pick-Up @ Tribal Center
Nov 25 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
4th Annual Arrest Hunger Food Drive Pick-Up @ Tribal Center

Help Fight Hunger In Our Community! The 4th Annual Arrest Hunger Food Drive is  currently being held from November 1st through November 25th. There will be Donation bags and/or boxes left at each home and Tribal Office on the Settlement. Your support is greatly appreciated!

During the Meskwaki Veterans Powwow at the Meskwaki High School on Saturday, November 9th there will be a donation box available to place food drive donations.

On November 21st and 22nd the Probation department, Police Department and Diabetes Program will be collecting donations from each home and tribal office, (please leave outside your door).

On November 25th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm community members may come to the Tribal Center to pick-up donations.

For more information please call (641) 484-9285.

The 4th Annual Arrest Hunger Food Drive is sponsored by: Meskwaki Nation Probation Department, Meskwaki Nation Police Department, Meskwaki Diabetes Program.

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Nov
26
Tue
Elder’s Yeast-Roll Making @ Senior Services
Nov 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Nov
27
Wed
Elder’s Committee Bake Sale @ Senior Services
Nov 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
MSS 1:30 pm Early Dismissal – Harvest Meal @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Nov 27 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Nov
28
Thu
MSS Thanksgiving Break – Closed @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Nov 28 – Nov 29 all-day
Tribal Ops Closed – THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
Nov 28 – Nov 29 all-day
Turkey Trot @ Meskwaki Tribal Health Clinic
Nov 28 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Turkey Trot @ Meskwaki Tribal Health Clinic

Join us on Thanksgiving morning for the 2019 Meskwaki Nation Turkey Trot!

Thursday, November 28th at the Meskwaki Tribal Health Clinic. Entry Fee: 2 non-perishable food items.

Registration Opens at 7:30 am, Fun Run/Walk Begins at 8:00 am. Route will start at the Clinic, loop the Tribal Center parking lot, and back to the Clinic.

*Hooded sweatshirts and gloves available while supplies last! (First come, first serve.)

**Door prizes to be given away at the end of the run. – Bring additional non-perishable food items for additional entries. Must be present to win!

***Top male and female finishers will receive award. Top 3 male and 3 female winners to receive pies.

Questions? Call Rudy Papakee at (641) 484-4094.

All donations will be divided between the Meskwaki Seniors and Tama County Food Pantry.

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Nov
29
Fri
Holiday Expo @ MBCH Convention Center
Nov 29 @ 10:00 am – Nov 30 @ 5:00 pm
Holiday Expo @ MBCH Convention Center

2019 Holiday Expo and Vendor Application Information

Save the Date for the 2019 Meskwaki Holiday Expo Event!

Friday, November 29th through Sunday, December 1st to be held in the Meskwaki Veteran’s Convention Center at the Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel. Open Daily! Friday and Saturday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and Sunday, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

What to expect at the Meskwaki Holiday Expo:

– Handmade Meskwaki and Native Crafts
– Baked Goods
– Homemade Foods & Products
– & So much MORE!

This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

If you’re interested in being a Vendor at this year’s Holiday Expo, please complete the form below and return to:
Meskwaki Cultural Center & Museum
349 Meskwaki Rd, Tama, IA 52339
ATTN: Mary Young Bear

If you’d like to be a Vendor complete the form below!

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Dec
1
Sun
Holiday Expo @ MBCH Convention Center
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Holiday Expo @ MBCH Convention Center

2019 Holiday Expo and Vendor Application Information

Save the Date for the 2019 Meskwaki Holiday Expo Event!

Friday, November 29th through Sunday, December 1st to be held in the Meskwaki Veteran’s Convention Center at the Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel. Open Daily! Friday and Saturday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and Sunday, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

What to expect at the Meskwaki Holiday Expo:

– Handmade Meskwaki and Native Crafts
– Baked Goods
– Homemade Foods & Products
– & So much MORE!

This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

If you’re interested in being a Vendor at this year’s Holiday Expo, please complete the form below and return to:
Meskwaki Cultural Center & Museum
349 Meskwaki Rd, Tama, IA 52339
ATTN: Mary Young Bear

If you’d like to be a Vendor, complete the form below!

 

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Dec
2
Mon
Meskwaki Seniors 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways @ Meskwaki Seniors Center
Dec 2 – Dec 6 all-day
Meskwaki Seniors 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways @ Meskwaki Seniors Center

Meskwaki Seniors 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways (excluding weekends)

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Dec
3
Tue
Finances of Caregiving Class @ Meskwaki Seniors Center
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Lunch & Learns with ISU Extension and Outreach @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
Dec 3 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Lunch & Learns with ISU Extension and Outreach @ Meskwaki Health Clinic

Join the Meskwaki Diabetes Program along with the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach program for Free Well-being Lunch and Learns on Tuesdays in December and January from 12:00 – 12:45 pm at the Meskwaki Health Clinic. A FREE lunch will be provided at each Lunch and Learn!

Dates:

December 3, 2019 – Time for Me: Understanding Well-being

December 10, 2019 – Building Strong Relationships

December 17, 2019 – Managing Your Money

January 7, 2020 – Enjoying Good Health and Energy

To sign up, please call (641) 484-4094 and ask to speak with Megan, Ashley or Linda.

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Dec
4
Wed
Bingo @ Meskwaki Seniors Center
Dec 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
MSS Winter Concert @ Meskwaki High School Gym
Dec 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
MSS Winter Concert @ Meskwaki High School Gym

Meskwaki Settlement School Annual Winter Concert, Wednesday, December 4th starting at 6:00 pm at the Meskwaki High School Gym.

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Dec
5
Thu
Seniors Minnesota/Mystic Lake Casino Trip @ Meskwaki Seniors
Dec 5 – Dec 8 all-day
Meskwaki Family Services Community Holiday Party @ Tribal Center Gym
Dec 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Meskwaki Family Services Community Holiday Party @ Tribal Center Gym

SAVE THE DATE – Thursday, Dec. 5th!

Join the Meskwaki Family Services as they host a Community Holiday Party on Thursday, December 5th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at the Tribal Center Gym!

There will be cookie decorating, a bounce house, hot chocolate bar and make and take ornament station. There will also be goodie bags for children (while supplies last).

Dinner will be served – Menu TBA!

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Dec
7
Sat
Santa Dash @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Dec 7 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Join the Meskwaki Juvenile Probation Department as they host the SANTA Dash on Saturday, December 7th at the Meskwaki Tribal Center. Registration begins at 9:00 am, Santa Dash starts at 9:30 am. Come run with our Youth!

Wear and run in your favorite Santa or Holiday gear! There will be t-shirt while supplies last.

Sponsored by Meskwaki Juvenile Probation Department. For questions call Quincy or Misty at (641) 484-9300.

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Annual Rabies and Mange Clinic @ MSS Maintenance Building
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Annual Rabies and Mange Clinic @ MSS Maintenance Building | Tama | Iowa | United States

Annual FREE Rabies and Mange Clinic on Dec. 7th

Join MNR for the Annual FREE Rabies and Mange Clinic on Saturday, Dec. 7th from 10:00 AM until 2:00 pm at the MSS Maintenance Building (1610 305th St, Tama, IA).

This Free event is for Meskwaki Community Members with dogs and cats. Have your dogs and cats receive a free veterinary physical exam, get your dog(s) and cat(s) vaccinated against rabies!

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Dec
9
Mon
Meskwaki Seniors 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways @ Meskwaki Seniors Center
Dec 9 – Dec 13 all-day
Meskwaki Seniors 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways @ Meskwaki Seniors Center

Meskwaki Seniors 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways (excluding weekends)

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Meskwaki SettFit Step Into Summer Challenge
Meskwaki SettFit Step Into Summer Challenge
May 3 – Jun 13 all-day
Meskwaki SettFit Step Into Summer Challenge
Meskwaki SettFit Step Into Summer Challenge Beginning May 3rd through June 13th. Points will be awarded daily: Steps Only (Walking or Running) Join the Meskwaki Sett-Fit Challenge Facebook Group for more details on the Step … Continue reading Meskwaki SettFit Step Into Summer Challenge
Spring Hydrant Flushing Week
Spring Hydrant Flushing Week @ Meskwaki Settlement
May 3 – May 7 all-day
Spring Hydrant Flushing Week @ Meskwaki Settlement
Meskwaki Public Works Hydrant Flushing Week: May 3-7, 2021 Hydrant Flushing is done (twice a year) to enhance water quality by: Flushing sediment from the water mains. Verifying the proper operation of hydrants and valves. … Continue reading Spring Hydrant Flushing Week
Virtual 5K Walk/Run to Bring Awareness to All Types of Cancer SIGN-UPS
Virtual 5K Walk/Run to Bring Awareness to All Types of Cancer SIGN-UPS
May 3 – May 17 all-day
Virtual 5K Walk/Run to Bring Awareness to All Types of Cancer SIGN-UPS
Bringing Awareness to All Types of Cancer with a Virtual 5K Walk/Run Sign up anytime between May 3rd through May 17th. To register or for any questions, please all Ashley at 641-484-9426 or message her … Continue reading Virtual 5K Walk/Run to Bring Awareness to All Types of Cancer SIGN-UPS
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Meskwaki Settlement School Board Election CANCELLED
Meskwaki Settlement School Board Election CANCELLED @ Tribal Center Gym
May 4 all-day
Meskwaki Settlement School Board Election CANCELLED @ Tribal Center Gym
Notice of School Board Election On March 15, 2021 the Election Committee of the Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa approved the motion to schedule a School Board Election for the Meskwaki … Continue reading Meskwaki Settlement School Board Election CANCELLED
Open to Public Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer) 3:00 pm
Open to Public Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer) @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
May 4 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Open to Public Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer) @ Meskwaki Health Clinic | Tama | Iowa | United States
The Meskwaki Health Clinic is offering the COVID-19 vaccination to ANYONE 16 years old and older. This vaccination clinic is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Walk-ins welcome! If you’d like to schedule an appointment, please call … Continue reading Open to Public Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer)
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Open to Public Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer) 9:00 am
Open to Public Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer) @ Tama Civic Center
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Open to Public Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer) @ Tama Civic Center | Tama | Iowa | United States
The Meskwaki Health Clinic is offering the COVID-19 vaccination to ANYONE 16 years old and older. This vaccination clinic is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Walk-ins welcome! If you’d like to schedule an appointment, please call … Continue reading Open to Public Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer)
Diabetes Bingo 12:00 pm
Diabetes Bingo @ via Zoom
May 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Pick up your Diabetes Bingo Card and let us know your email address so we can send you the Zoom link.
Tribal Council Meeting 5:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ via Zoom
May 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ via Zoom
The next Tribal Council Meeting has been scheduled to be held on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 beginning at 5:00 pm via Zoom. Due to Covid-19 and for the safety of participants, this meeting will be … Continue reading Tribal Council Meeting
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Open to Public Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer) 3:00 pm
Open to Public Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer) @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
May 6 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Open to Public Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer) @ Meskwaki Health Clinic | Tama | Iowa | United States
The Meskwaki Health Clinic is offering the COVID-19 vaccination to ANYONE 16 years old and older. This vaccination clinic is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Walk-ins welcome! If you’d like to schedule an appointment, please call … Continue reading Open to Public Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer)
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Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer) for MSS Students/Staff 12:30 pm
Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer) for MSS Students/Staff @ Meskwaki Settlement School
May 7 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer) for MSS Students/Staff @ Meskwaki Settlement School | Tama | Iowa | United States
The Meskwaki Health Clinic is offering the COVID-19 vaccination to ANYONE 16 years old and older. If you’d like to schedule an appointment, please call (641) 481-1306 or (641) 481-0842
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Open to Public Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer) 10:00 am
Open to Public Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer) @ Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel
May 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Open to Public Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer) @ Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel | Tama | Iowa | United States
The Meskwaki Health Clinic is offering the COVID-19 vaccination to ANYONE 16 years old and older. This vaccination clinic is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Walk-ins welcome! If you’d like to schedule an appointment, please call … Continue reading Open to Public Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer)
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Meskwaki Community Spring Clean-Up
Meskwaki Community Spring Clean-Up @ Meskwaki Settlement
May 10 – May 14 all-day
Meskwaki Community Spring Clean-Up @ Meskwaki Settlement
Meskwaki Community Spring Clean-Up: May 10-14, 2021 Money Orders and cash payments can be made at Public Works or at the Tribal Center Finance Office. **Please make Money Orders out to : “Tama County Landfill” … Continue reading Meskwaki Community Spring Clean-Up
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Coffee & Culture 8:00 am
Coffee & Culture @ Lucky's Meeting Room (MBCH)
May 12 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Coffee & Culture @ Lucky's Meeting Room (MBCH)
COFFEE & CULTURE Beginning April 14, 2021 Meskwaki Nation Police Department, Meskwaki Elders Circle and community elders will begin meeting every 2nd Wednesday each month from 8-10am to discuss Meskwaki life and Police life to … Continue reading Coffee & Culture
Stay Independent: Brain Health – A Healthy Aging Series 12:00 pm
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Virtual 5K Walk/Run to Bring Awareness to All Types of Cancer
Virtual 5K Walk/Run to Bring Awareness to All Types of Cancer @ You determine your route
May 17 – May 28 all-day
Virtual 5K Walk/Run to Bring Awareness to All Types of Cancer @ You determine your route
Bringing Awareness to All Types of Cancer with a Virtual 5K Walk/Run Sign up anytime between May 3rd through May 17th To register or for any questions, please all Ashley at 641-484-9426 or message her … Continue reading Virtual 5K Walk/Run to Bring Awareness to All Types of Cancer
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Tribal Council Meeting 5:00 pm
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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Coffee & Culture 8:00 am
Coffee & Culture @ Lucky's Meeting Room (MBCH)
May 26 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Coffee & Culture @ Lucky's Meeting Room (MBCH)
COFFEE & CULTURE Beginning April 14, 2021 Meskwaki Nation Police Department, Meskwaki Elders Circle and community elders will begin meeting every 2nd Wednesday each month from 8-10am to discuss Meskwaki life and Police life to … Continue reading Coffee & Culture
Take and Make on Facebook Live 12:00 pm
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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