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Jan
9
Wed
Healthy Recipe Submission Date @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
Jan 9 all-day
Healthy Recipe Submission Date @ Meskwaki Health Clinic

Recipe submission by email or drop-in.

Submission must include your name, current phone number and recipe.

A prize will be awarded to every submission after the cook-off!

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Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Jan 9 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers

The next Tribal Council Meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. The meeting will start at 5:00 pm and take place in the Tribal Chambers.

Enrolled Tribal Members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

*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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Jan
16
Wed
Healthy Recipe Cook-Off @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Jan 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Healthy Recipe Cook-Off @ Meskwaki Tribal Center

Cooking starts at 5:00 pm at the Tribal Center for the contestants.

Voting and tasting starts at 6:00 pm for the public.

Come on over to eat some tasty food and vote for your favorites! The Top 2 recipes will win additional prizes.

 

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Jan
17
Thu
MBCH Owner Appreciation Meal
Jan 17 @ 8:34 pm – 9:34 pm
MBCH Owner Appreciation Meal

Annual MBCH Owner’s Appreciation Meal

Thursday, January 17th

Meal from 5-8 PM

MBCH Convention Center

For questions contact Katy Croskey at 641-484-2108

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Jan
23
Wed
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Jan 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers

The next Tribal Council meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 23rd starting at 5:00 pm in the Tribal Chambers.

Enrolled Tribal Members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

*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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Jan
25
Fri
Fundraiser: Indian Taco and Bake Sale @ Tribal Center Snack Bar
Jan 25 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Fundraiser: Indian Taco and Bake Sale @ Tribal Center Snack Bar

Indian Taco & Bake Sale Fundraiser:

Friday, January 25th from 11:00 AM until Sold Out at the Tribal Center Snack Bar!

Indian Taco – $6.00

Frybread – $3.00

Softshell Taco – $3.00

All proceeds will go towards planning for the MMIW: Missing and Murdered Indigenous People’s March on Feb. 14th in Minneapolis, MN.

MMIW: Missing & Murdered Indigenous Peoples March

For more information contact Dara Jefferson at (641) 484-4444

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Jan
29
Tue
Canceled: MSS Middle/High School Awards Assembly @ MSS High School Gym
Jan 29 @ 2:45 pm – 3:45 pm
Canceled: MSS Middle/High School Awards Assembly @ MSS High School Gym

On January 29, 2019 at 2:50 pm in the High School gym Meskwaki Settlement School will be having their Mid-Year Academic Award Assembly for the Middle/High School students.

Honor Roll A – 4.0 – 3.5 GPA

Honor Roll B – 3.49 – 3.0 GPA

Perfect Attendance

Parents/guardians are welcome to join us for the assembly. Please enter through the High School’s main entrance and sign in at the front office.

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Jan
31
Thu
Middle School Night
Jan 31 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Middle School Night
Movie at Plaza 9 Theaters
“The Kid Who Would Be King” PG
7:00-9:00 pm
 
Leaving the Tribal Center at 6:30 pm.
Returning at 9:20 pm.
Make sure to dress warm!
 
Admission and snack pack paid for by MYP. Middle School student will need MYP packet on file. Kay will have MYP packets available to fill out.
 
For questions, call K. Waseskuk (641) 484-5369
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Feb
4
Mon
Sign Painting @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Feb 4 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sign Painting @ Meskwaki Tribal Center

Tonight, Feb. 4th at the Tribal Center Snack Bar from 5-7pm there will be supplies available for those who are going to the MMIW March and would like to make signs for that event.

If you’d like anything printed out, please contact Dara Jefferson at (641) 484-4444 beforehand.

In preparation of the MMIW March in Minneapolis (02/14/19).

MMIW: Missing & Murdered Indigenous Peoples March

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Feb
5
Tue
Plaza 9 Movie (Afternoon Showing) @ Plaza 9 Movie Theater
Feb 5 @ 12:45 pm – 4:00 pm
Robert Morgan Post 701 Meeting @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Feb 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Robert Morgan Post 701 Meeting @ Meskwaki Tribal Center

The Robert Morgan Post 701 will be having a monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 5th at the Meskwaki Tribal Center starting at 6:00 pm.

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Feb
6
Wed
Darts @ Meskwaki Seniors Center
Feb 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Feb 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Tribal Council Meeting
 
Wednesday, February 6th starting at 5:00 pm in the Tribal Chambers.
 
Enrolled Tribal Members are welcome and encouraged to attend.
 
*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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Feb
7
Thu
Iowa State Extension Class @ Meskwaki Seniors Center
Feb 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
MYP Middle School Night
Feb 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
MYP Middle School Night

MYP Middle School Night

Thursday, February 7th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Tribal Center Snack Bar

Guest speaker Megan Koehn, Dietitian

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Feb
12
Tue
Elder’s Committee Meeting @ Meskwaki Seniors Center
Feb 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Feb
14
Thu
MMIW: Missing and Murdered Indigenous PeoplesMarch @ Minneapolis American Indian Center
Feb 14 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
MMIW: Missing and Murdered Indigenous PeoplesMarch @ Minneapolis American Indian Center | Minneapolis | Minnesota | United States

This event is held by a collaborative of Minneapolis Native organizations, seeks to bring awareness to missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, boys, two spirit and transgendered persons by holding an annual community walk on the streets near the Minneapolis American Indian Center each Valentine’s Day.  Participants are asked to wear red as a visible sign of support for the MMIW movement.

MMIW: Missing & Murdered Indigenous Peoples March

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Iowa State Extension Class @ Meskwaki Seniors Center
Feb 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Feb
15
Fri
Movie Screening: Coco @ Tribal Center Snack Bar & Gym
Feb 15 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Movie Screening: Coco @ Tribal Center Snack Bar & Gym

alentine’s Day-After Movie Night. Join us for a family-fun movie night!

Showing: Coco

4:30 pm the Geography Club will be hosting a food sale at the Tribal Center Snack Bar
*Indian Tacos, Cake and drinks will be available for
purchase.

5:00 pm the movie Coco will begin in the Tribal Center Gym

Children need to be accompanied by an adult to attend this family event.

Hosted by: Meskwaki Nation Child Support Services and Meskwaki Youth Program

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Feb
20
Wed
Darts @ Meskwaki Seniors Center
Feb 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Feb
21
Thu
MYP: Middle School Night @ Meskwaki Tribal Center Snack Bar
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
MYP: Middle School Night @ Meskwaki Tribal Center Snack Bar

Meskwaki Youth Program will be hosting a Middle School Night on Thursday, February 21st from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the Tribal Center Snack Bar/Kitchen.

*If there is inclement weather, Middle School Night will be canceled.

For questions, call Kay at 641-750-4714.

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Feb
27
Wed
Dubuque Trip
Feb 27 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Family Fun Day @ Meskwaki High School Gym
Feb 27 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Family Fun Day @ Meskwaki High School Gym

Meskwaki Diabetes Program Presents: Family Fun Day!

Wednesday, February 27th from 5:30 – 8:00 pm in the Meskwaki High School Gym.

Join us for fun jumps, food and fun!

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Feb
28
Thu
Blood Pressure/Sugar Check @ Meskwaki Seniors Center
Feb 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Medicare Reimbursement Checks @ Meskwaki Seniors Center
Feb 28 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
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Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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Virtual Koko & Medo Celebration – Prize Drawings
Virtual Koko & Medo Celebration – Prize Drawings
Oct 1 all-day
Virtual Koko & Medo Celebration - Prize Drawings
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 – Prize Drawings
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3
Corn Hole Tournament & Indian Taco Sale 10:00 am
Corn Hole Tournament & Indian Taco Sale @ MSS Football Field
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am
Corn Hole Tournament & Indian Taco Sale @ MSS Football Field
Meskwaki Warrior Booster Club invites you to come kick off Warrior Homecoming Week and Inferno game day on Sunday, October 3rd with a Corn Hole Tournament and Indian Taco Sale! Inferno Football Games: 3/4 Grade … Continue reading Corn Hole Tournament & Indian Taco Sale
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5
Healthy Walking Club 12:00 pm
Healthy Walking Club @ Toledo Heights
Oct 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
June 1, 2021 at noon Healthy Walking Club– Toledo Heights every Tuesday in the summer
MY Leadership Council Informational Meeting 5:30 pm
MY Leadership Council Informational Meeting @ Meskwaki Apprenticeship
Oct 5 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
MY Leadership Council Informational Meeting @ Meskwaki Apprenticeship | Tama | Iowa | United States
Meskwaki Youth is looking for Youth in Grades 5-12th to sign up for the MY Leadership Council.  The Mission and Goals for the Leadership Council are: Mission: To build purpose driven leaders in and around … Continue reading MY Leadership Council Informational Meeting
General Election Nomination Meeting 7:00 pm
General Election Nomination Meeting @ Tribal Gymnasium
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm
General Election Nomination Meeting @ Tribal Gymnasium
2021 GENERAL ELECTION NOTICE: NOMINATION MEETING: There will be a Nomination Meeting on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 in the Tribal Gymnasium. The meeting will start promptly at 7:00 P.M. Doors will be closed at this time. If there is no quorum of eligible … Continue reading General Election Nomination Meeting
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2nd Nominations 7:00 pm
2nd Nominations @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Oct 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
No quorum was reached on night #1 of Election Nominations.  Therefore, 2nd Nominations will be tonight (10/6/21) for eligible members.  Doors close at 7 PM.  Masks mandatory.
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Healthy Walking Club 2:00 pm
Healthy Walking Club @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Oct 7 @ 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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Referendum Election 8:00 am
Referendum Election @ Tribal Gymnasium
Oct 8 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Referendum Election @ Tribal Gymnasium
Notice of Referendum Election On September 15, 2021 the Sac & Fox Tribal Council issued an Order for Referendum Election to the Election Committee of the Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa … Continue reading Referendum Election
Homecoming Coronation LIVESTREAMING 10:00 am
Homecoming Coronation LIVESTREAMING
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Homecoming Coronation LIVESTREAMING
Homecoming Coronation LIVE from the Meskwaki Settlement School: https://livestream.com/meskwakination/events/9881732  
Homecoming Parade LIVESTREAMING 1:00 pm
Homecoming Parade LIVESTREAMING
Oct 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Homecoming Parade LIVESTREAMING
Homecoming Parade LIVE from the Meskwaki Settlement School: https://livestream.com/meskwakination/events/9881707  
Homecoming Chili Cook-Off & Frybread Sale 5:00 pm
Homecoming Chili Cook-Off & Frybread Sale @ Meskwaki Settlement School Football Field
Oct 8 @ 5:00 pm
Homecoming Chili Cook-Off & Frybread Sale @ Meskwaki Settlement School Football Field
Meskwaki Warrior Booster Club presents… Homecoming Chili Cook-Off & Frybread Sale! To be held on Friday, October 8th starting at 5PM at the MSS Football Field. Participants please bring your entry to the field between … Continue reading Homecoming Chili Cook-Off & Frybread Sale
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Community Fall Clean-Up
Community Fall Clean-Up
Oct 11 – Oct 15 all-day
Community Fall Clean-Up
Meskwaki Public Works will be having their Community Fall Clean-Up October 11th-15th. Please sort items in two piles and place near roadside. Metals and Appliances Junk Route: West Village, North of Hwy 30, South of … Continue reading Community Fall Clean-Up
Tribal Offices Closed for Indigenous Peoples’ Day 8:00 am
Tribal Offices Closed for Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Oct 11 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Tribal Offices will be closed in honor of the holiday – the Health Clinic and Pharmacy will remain open.
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Healthy Walking Club 12:00 pm
Healthy Walking Club @ Toledo Heights
Oct 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
June 1, 2021 at noon Healthy Walking Club– Toledo Heights every Tuesday in the summer
Primary Election 8:00 pm
Primary Election
Oct 12 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Primary Election today 8AM – 8PM for eligible members in the Tribal Gymnasium. The Election Committee recommends, for the sake of the well-being and health of the tribal community, that voters follow CDC guidelines. Unprecedented … Continue reading Primary Election
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Tribal Council Meeting 5:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Oct 13 @ 5:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
The next Tribal Council Meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 beginning at 5:00PM in the Tribal Chambers.   With Covid-19 precautions in mind, Tribal Council Members, key staff and individuals on the … Continue reading Tribal Council Meeting
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Healthy Walking Club 2:00 pm
Healthy Walking Club @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Oct 14 @ 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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General Election 8:00 am
General Election @ Tribal Gymnasium
Oct 19 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
General Election @ Tribal Gymnasium
2021 GENERAL ELECTION NOTICE: GENERAL ELECTION: The General Election shall be held at the Tribal Gymnasium on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 from 8:00 A.M – 8:00 P.M. Masks will be required for entrance.  Please follow all CDC recommendations … Continue reading General Election
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Meskwaki Family Services Fall Festival – POSTPONED – TBA 4:00 pm
Meskwaki Family Services Fall Festival – POSTPONED – TBA @ Meskwaki Youth House
Oct 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Meskwaki Family Services Fall Festival - POSTPONED - TBA @ Meskwaki Youth House | Tama | Iowa | United States
Meskwaki Family Services Fall Festival   Grab & Go Pumpkin and Goody-Bag Pickup Wednesday, October 20th 4:00-6:00PM Meskwaki Youth House (1641 305th St, Tama)   Meskwaki Family Services is hosting a fall festival for community … Continue reading Meskwaki Family Services Fall Festival – POSTPONED – TBA
Glow Walk/Run – POSTPONED – TBA 6:00 pm
Glow Walk/Run – POSTPONED – TBA @ Meskwaki Settlement School Track
Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Glow Walk/Run - POSTPONED - TBA @ Meskwaki Settlement School Track
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, RISE will be hosting a Glow Run at the Meskwaki Settlement School Track on Wednesday October 20, 2021. Registration at 6PM Start at 6:30PM Shirts & glow sticks will be … Continue reading Glow Walk/Run – POSTPONED – TBA
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Indigenous Pink Day Fun Run – POSTPONED – TBA 5:00 pm
Indigenous Pink Day Fun Run – POSTPONED – TBA @ Meskwaki Clinic
Oct 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Indigenous Pink Day Fun Run - POSTPONED - TBA @ Meskwaki Clinic
Join the Meskwaki Health Clinic as they host an Indigenous Pink Day Fun Run for Breast Cancer Awareness on Thursday, October 21st at the Meskwaki Clinic. Remember to wear PINK! There will be a ‘Wear … Continue reading Indigenous Pink Day Fun Run – POSTPONED – TBA
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Meskwaki Youth Deer Hunt – Drawing 3:56 pm
Meskwaki Youth Deer Hunt – Drawing @ via FB Live
Oct 23 @ 3:56 pm – 4:56 pm
Meskwaki Youth Deer Hunt - Drawing @ via FB Live
2021 Meskwaki Youth Deer Hunt – November 20th & 21st Drawing Date: Saturday, October 23 Meskwaki Nation Police Department is inviting EIGHT (8) Meskwaki Youth (10-16rs) to go on a fun-filled day of deer harvesting … Continue reading Meskwaki Youth Deer Hunt – Drawing
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Healthy Recipe Contest Begins
Healthy Recipe Contest Begins
Oct 25 all-day
Healthy Recipe Contest Begins
October 25-November 17 Healthy Recipe contest- Recipe submission to Jennifer by email or drop-off at the clinic Submission must include your name, current phone number and recipe. A prize will be awarded to everyone that … Continue reading Healthy Recipe Contest Begins
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MNR Buffalo Meat Distribution for Enrolled Members 10:00 am
MNR Buffalo Meat Distribution for Enrolled Members @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – Nov 3 @ 11:00 am
MNR Buffalo Meat Distribution ROAST, STEW, & GROUND 5 LB. DISTRIBUTION FOR ENROLLED MEMBERS. When: Wednesday, Oct. 27th Time: 10:00AM-11:00AM & 5:00PM-6:00PM Where: Tribal Center Front Entrance *Please bring a reusable bag! **Specialty Parts Available … Continue reading MNR Buffalo Meat Distribution for Enrolled Members
Deadline to Enter Pumpkin Carving Contest at 11:59PM
Deadline to Enter Pumpkin Carving Contest at 11:59PM
Oct 27 all-day
Deadline to Enter Pumpkin Carving Contest at 11:59PM
Meskwaki Youth Development Program is hosting a PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST Open to all natives on or near the Meskwaki Community! Deadline to Enter: October 27, 2021 at 11:59 PM Cash prizes: Youth $50 // Adults: … Continue reading Deadline to Enter Pumpkin Carving Contest at 11:59PM
Coffee and Culture 8:00 am
Coffee and Culture @ Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel
Oct 27 @ 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
MNR Buffalo Meat Distribution for Enrolled Members 5:00 pm
MNR Buffalo Meat Distribution for Enrolled Members @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Oct 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
MNR Buffalo Meat Distribution for Enrolled Members @ Meskwaki Tribal Center | Tama | Iowa | United States
MNR Buffalo Meat Distribution ROAST, STEW, & GROUND 5 LB. DISTRIBUTION FOR ENROLLED MEMBERS. When: Wednesday, Oct. 27th Time: 10:00AM-11:00AM & 5:00PM-6:00PM Where: Tribal Center Front Entrance *Please bring a reusable bag! **Specialty Parts Available … Continue reading MNR Buffalo Meat Distribution for Enrolled Members
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Meskwaki Trick or Treat Night 5:00 pm
Meskwaki Trick or Treat Night @ Meskwaki Settlement
Oct 30 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Meskwaki Trick or Treat Night @ Meskwaki Settlement
Meskwaki Trick or Treat Night Saturday, October 30th 5:00-8:00PM Meskwaki Settlement *Remember to wear a mask, wash or sanitize hands frequently, stay 6ft apart, and please stay home if you are feeling sick. **If you … Continue reading Meskwaki Trick or Treat Night
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MYDP Halloween Video Costume Contest – Submission Deadline at 11:59PM 11:45 pm
MYDP Halloween Video Costume Contest – Submission Deadline at 11:59PM
Oct 31 @ 11:45 pm
MYDP Halloween Video Costume Contest - Submission Deadline at 11:59PM
Registration for the 2021 Virtual Halloween Costume Contest hosted by Meskwaki Youth Development Program is now open! Please visit https://forms.gle/EYq4xPRXWYfPxfJU7 to enter and upload your submission. **Video submissions longer than 30 seconds will be disqualified. … Continue reading MYDP Halloween Video Costume Contest – Submission Deadline at 11:59PM