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Aug
26
Wed
Tribal Council Meeting @ via Zoom
Aug 26 @ 5:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ via Zoom

A Tribal Council meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 5:00 pm via Zoom.

Due to COVID19 and 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 Chairman.

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Sep
2
Wed
MSS School Device Pickup
Sep 2 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

In preparation for virtual learning, students in Kindergarten through 12th grade will be issued a device that will travel to and from school each day during this time of Virtual learning. Families must complete the registration process to be issued a device. If you have not done that, please do so online before you come to the school or you will be asked to complete that at curbside before the device is issued.

Parents/Guardians must be the person picking up the device. You will be asked to sign off that you have been issued a device and understand responsibilities. We are asking that you view the student technology handbook, acceptable use policy, and a short video before coming to the school. You can find those on the school website http://msswarriors.org/

Pick up times for curbside handout:
Wednesday, September 2nd from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Thursday, September 3rd from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Please enter from the west side of the school to the main (central commons) entrance and exit on the east side. Pull up to the curb on the curved driveway. A staff member will come to your vehicle to get the process started.

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Tribal Council Meeting
Sep 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sep
3
Thu
MSS School Device Pickup
Sep 3 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

In preparation for virtual learning, students in Kindergarten through 12th grade will be issued a device that will travel to and from school each day during this time of Virtual learning. Families must complete the registration process to be issued a device. If you have not done that, please do so online before you come to the school or you will be asked to complete that at curbside before the device is issued.

Parents/Guardians must be the person picking up the device. You will be asked to sign off that you have been issued a device and understand responsibilities. We are asking that you view the student technology handbook, acceptable use policy, and a short video before coming to the school. You can find those on the school website http://msswarriors.org/

Pick up times for curbside handout:
Wednesday, September 2nd from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Thursday, September 3rd from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Please enter from the west side of the school to the main (central commons) entrance and exit on the east side. Pull up to the curb on the curved driveway. A staff member will come to your vehicle to get the process started.

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Sep
7
Mon
Tribal Offices Closed for Labor Day
Sep 7 all-day

Tribal Offices including the Tribal Center, Health Clinic, Pharmacy, and Senior  Center will be closed in honor of the holiday.

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Sep
8
Tue
MSS School Begins
Sep 8 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Sep
9
Wed
Tribal Council Meeting
Sep 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
resr
Sep 9 @ 7:22 pm – 8:22 pm
Sep
23
Wed
Tribal Council Meeting @ via Zoom
Sep 23 @ 5:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ via Zoom

A Tribal Council meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 5:00 pm via Zoom.

Due to Covid19 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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Oct
2
Fri
Meskwaki Warriors Homecoming Coronation @ MSS Football Field
Oct 2 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oct
7
Wed
Tribal Council Meeting via Zoom @ via Zoom
Oct 7 @ 5:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting via Zoom @ via Zoom

A Tribal Council will be held on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 5:00 pm via Zoom

Due to Covid19 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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Nov
11
Wed
Tribal Ops Closed – Veterans Day Holiday
Nov 11 all-day
Nov
18
Wed
Tribal Council Meeting @ via Zoom
Nov 18 @ 5:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ via Zoom
The next Tribal Council meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 18, 2020. The meeting will begin at 5:00 pm and be held via Zoom.
Due to Covid 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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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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Nov
23
Mon
MYDP Christmas Book & PJ Drive @ Tribal Center // Mesquakie Friends Church
Nov 23 @ 8:00 am – Dec 15 @ 4:30 pm
MYDP Christmas Book & PJ Drive @ Tribal Center // Mesquakie Friends Church

The Meskwaki Youth Development Program and Mesquakie Friends Church will be hosting a Christmas Book and PJ Drive to give to our Meskwaki Youth.

Help donate gently used or new children books and/or pj’s to give to Meskwaki youth.

You can drop off donations at the Meskwaki Tribal Center or the Mesquakie Friends Church. Donations will be accepted from November 23 until December 15.

For more information contact Tashina at (641) 484-5369.

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Nov
26
Thu
Tribal Ops Closed – Thanksgiving
Nov 26 all-day
Tribal Ops Closed - Thanksgiving

Meskwaki Tribal Operations, including the Health Clinic and Pharmacy will be closed on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Normal business hours will resume on Monday, November 30th.

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Nov
27
Fri
Tribal Ops Closed – Thanksgiving
Nov 27 all-day
Tribal Ops Closed - Thanksgiving

Meskwaki Tribal Operations, including the Health Clinic and Pharmacy will be closed on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Normal business hours will resume on Monday, November 30th.

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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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Dec
2
Wed
Tribal Council Meeting – RESCHEDULED to 12/08 @ via Zoom
Dec 2 @ 5:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting - RESCHEDULED to 12/08 @ via Zoom

The next Tribal Council meeting has been scheduled to be held on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 beginning at 5:00 pm via Zoom.

Due to Covid19 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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Dec
8
Tue
Tribal Council Meeting – RESCHEDULED to 12/16 @ via Zoom
Dec 8 @ 5:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting - RESCHEDULED to 12/16 @ via Zoom

The next Tribal Council meeting has been scheduled to be held on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 beginning at 5:00 pm via Zoom.

Due to Covid19 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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Dec
16
Wed
Tribal Council Meeting @ via Zoom
Dec 16 @ 5:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ via Zoom

The next Tribal Council meeting has been scheduled to be held on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 beginning at 5:00 pm via Zoom.

Due to Covid19 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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Dec
17
Thu
Harvest Box & Bison Meat Distribution
Dec 17 – Dec 18 all-day
Harvest Box & Bison Meat Distribution
Harvest Box and Bison Meat Distribution – December 17-18 with delivery and pick-up options available!!
**Open to All Meskwaki Community Members
Priority given to individuals who are at high risk from Covid-19 such as:
> Age 65 and older
> People with medical conditions
> Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers
> People with disabilities
> Developmental and behavioral disorders
> Drug use and substance use disorders
> Families facing food insecurity
> People experiencing homelessness
Please no more than two (2) requests per household
TO SIGN UP, CLICK THE LINK BELOW AND COMPLETE THE FORM:

SIGN-UP for the Harvest Box and Bison Meat Distribution

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Dec
23
Wed
MYDP Holiday Giveaway @ Tribal Center
Dec 23 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
MYDP Holiday Giveaway @ Tribal Center

Meskwaki Youth Development Program and Mesquakie Friends Church presents: Holiday Giveaway

Curbside pick-up on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 from 4:30pm until 6:30pm at the Tribal Center

*Deadline to signup is Tuesday, December 8, 2020 by 5:00pm

Parents can sign-up by logging into their MYDP Parent Portal and clicking on the ‘Activities’ tab. All Meskwaki children 12 years and younger will automatically be signed up for Marines-Toys for Tots through the Mesquakie Friends Church.

For more information or to get your parent portal login information please contact Meskwaki Youth Program t (641) 484-5369.

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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 – Canceled 5:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting – Canceled @ Tribal Chambers
Jul 28 @ 5:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting - Canceled @ 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 – Canceled
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ARPA 2021 Funding Distribution 8:00 am
ARPA 2021 Funding Distribution @ Meskwaki Tribal Center Gym
Jul 29 @ 8:00 am – Jul 30 @ 4:30 pm
ARPA 2021 Funding Distribution @ Meskwaki Tribal Center Gym
NEWS: American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 Distribution A mailing was sent out Friday, July 16, 2021 to enrolled Tribal Members with information and forms that need to be completed to receive emergency financial assistance … Continue reading ARPA 2021 Funding Distribution
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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