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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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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 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
2021 Meskwaki Heavyweight Catfish Tournament @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds

2021 Meskwaki Heavyweight Catfish Tournament

  • Saturday, June 26, 1 PM – 2 PM
  • Sunday, June 27, 1 PM – 2 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 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
2021 Meskwaki Heavyweight Catfish Tournament @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds

2021 Meskwaki Heavyweight Catfish Tournament

  • Saturday, June 26, 1 PM – 2 PM
  • Sunday, June 27, 1 PM – 2 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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Jun
30
Wed
Coffee and Culture @ Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel
Jun 30 @ 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 each month from 8 to 10 AM. Alternate date: last Wednesday of the month
Where: Lucky’s meeting room located at the Meskwaki Bingo Casino & Hotel (Coffee provided)
Why: Increase knowledge of both cultures to grow, blend, understand and share….knowledge is power!
How: By inviting a group of like-minded individuals to a well-rounded conversation about Meskwaki and Police Culture.
*Safety Precautions: Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, please maintain safe distancing and wear a mask when not consuming beverages or eating (optional/eat at own cost).
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Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Jun 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers

The next Tribal Council meeting has been scheduled to be held on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 (rescheduled from June 23), at 5:00 PM.

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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Jul
1
Thu
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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Jul
2
Fri
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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Jul
4
Sun
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 after the Walk-Run!

*Please bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket.

For more info/questions, call the Health Clinic at 641-484-4094.

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Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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2
3
Healthy Walking Club 12:00 pm
Healthy Walking Club @ Toledo Heights
Aug 3 @ 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
Aug 4 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Pick up bag of veggies Cooking Demo Starting at 1:30pm at REG (Red Earth Gardens)
Tribal Council Meeting – Canceled 5:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting – Canceled @ Tribal Chambers
Aug 4 @ 5:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting - Canceled @ Tribal Chambers
With the passing of a tribal member, the Tribal Council meeting previously scheduled to be held on August 4, 2021 has been cancelled. The next Tribal Council meeting is scheduled for August 10, 2021.
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Healthy Walking Club 2:00 pm
Healthy Walking Club @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Aug 5 @ 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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10
Healthy Walking Club 12:00 pm
Healthy Walking Club @ Toledo Heights
Aug 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
June 1, 2021 at noon Healthy Walking Club– Toledo Heights every Tuesday in the summer
Tribal Council Meeting 5:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Aug 10 @ 5:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
 
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Coffee and Culture 8:00 am
Coffee and Culture @ Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel
Aug 11 @ 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
Rec Center Ground Breaking Event 10:00 am
Rec Center Ground Breaking Event
Aug 11 @ 10:00 am
Rec Center Ground Breaking Event
Please join us as we break ground on the new Meskwaki Nation Recreation Center.  Located behind the Meskwaki Public Works building, next to the Health Clinic, the new state-of-the art facility will host numerous amenities … Continue reading Rec Center Ground Breaking Event
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Healthy Walking Club 2:00 pm
Healthy Walking Club @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Aug 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
June 3, 2021 at 2 PM Healthy Walking Club Powwow Grounds every Thursday in the summer
106th Annual Meskwaki Powwow – Children’s Day 7:00 pm
106th Annual Meskwaki Powwow – Children’s Day @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Aug 12 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
106th Annual Meskwaki Powwow - Children's Day @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Grand Entry at 7PM Children’s Day!
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106th Annual Meskwaki Powwow – Senior Citizens Day 1:00 pm
106th Annual Meskwaki Powwow – Senior Citizens Day @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Aug 13 @ 1:00 pm – 11:00 pm
106th Annual Meskwaki Powwow - Senior Citizens Day @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Grand Entry at 1PM and 7PM Senior Citizens Day!
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Meskwaki Health Clinic Annual Fun Run & Walk 8:30 am
Meskwaki Health Clinic Annual Fun Run & Walk @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Aug 14 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Meskwaki Health Clinic Annual Fun Run & Walk @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Meskwaki Health Clinic will be hosting a Run/Walk on Saturday, August 14th at the Powwow Grounds! Registration at 8:30AM Run/Walk Start at 9:00AM Tshirts for participants – First come, First serve while supplies last! (see … Continue reading Meskwaki Health Clinic Annual Fun Run & Walk
106th Annual Meskwaki Powwow – Veterans Day 1:00 pm
106th Annual Meskwaki Powwow – Veterans Day @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Aug 14 @ 1:00 pm – 11:00 pm
106th Annual Meskwaki Powwow - Veterans Day @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Grand Entry at 1PM and 7PM Veterans Day!
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Meskwaki Behavioral Health Services Annual Fun Run & Walk 8:30 am
Meskwaki Behavioral Health Services Annual Fun Run & Walk @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds - Cook Shack
Aug 15 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Meskwaki Behavioral Health Services Annual Fun Run & Walk @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds - Cook Shack
Meskwaki Behavioral Health Services will host their Annual Run/Walk on Sunday, August 15th at the Powwow Grounds! Registration at 8:30AM Run/Walk Start at 9:00AM START and FINISH at the Powwow Grounds Cookshack Route: From cook … Continue reading Meskwaki Behavioral Health Services Annual Fun Run & Walk
106th Annual Meskwaki Powwow – Special Events Day 1:00 pm
106th Annual Meskwaki Powwow – Special Events Day @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Aug 15 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
106th Annual Meskwaki Powwow - Special Events Day @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Grand Entry at 1PM Special Events Day!
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Healthy Walking Club 12:00 pm
Healthy Walking Club @ Toledo Heights
Aug 17 @ 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
Aug 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Pick up bag of veggies Cooking Demo Starting at 1:30pm at REG (Red Earth Gardens)
Cooking Demo 1:30 pm
Cooking Demo @ Red Earth Gardens
Aug 18 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
 
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Healthy Walking Club 2:00 pm
Healthy Walking Club @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Aug 19 @ 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
Aug 24 @ 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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Healthy Walking Club 2:00 pm
Healthy Walking Club @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Aug 26 @ 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
Aug 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
June 1, 2021 at noon Healthy Walking Club– Toledo Heights every Tuesday in the summer