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Feb
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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
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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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
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
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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Mar
7
Thu
MYP Movie Night, Captain Marvel @ Meskwaki Youth Program
Mar 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
MYP Movie Night, Captain Marvel @ Meskwaki Youth Program

Meskwaki Youth Program movie night will be this Thursday, March 7th. They will be going to Fridley Plaza 9 Theatres and watching “Captain Marvel”.  MYP will be leaving at 6:20 pm and plan arrive back at 9:20 pm. Meet at the Economic Development Office (1496 Hwy 30, Tama).

Admission and Snak Pak will be paid for.

There is limited seating in the MYP van.

**Must have a MYP Middle School registration on file.

Any questions or if your student needs to fill out the MYP Middle School packet, please call the Meskwaki Youth Program Office at (641) 484-5369 ext. 9298.

***Weather Permitting***

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Mar
13
Wed
Tribal Council Meeting @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Chambers
Mar 13 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Chambers

The next Tribal Council Meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, March 13th 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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Normalize the Conversation @ Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel
Mar 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Normalize the Conversation @ Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel

Meskwaki Juvenile Probation Presents:

Tribal Mental Health – Normalize the Conversation

Wednesday, March 13th at 6:00 PM in the MBCH Convention Center

A member of the Kewa Pueblo tribe, Doreen Bird has devoted her career to researching mental and behavioral health among Native American communities. Join her while we tackle tough conversations including Mental Health Among Native Americans, Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention Among Tribal Youth.

*There will be gift card drawings for those who attend this event.

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Mar
15
Fri
Meskwaki Drama Club: Seussical @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Mar 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Meskwaki Drama Club: Seussical @ Meskwaki Settlement School

Meskwaki Drama Club’s Spring Play will be on Friday, March 15, 2019 starting at 7:00 pm at the Meskwaki High School Stage.

Admission is $5.00.

Music by Stephen Flaharty, Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Based on the works of Dr. Seuss.

Seussical – Theatre Young Audiences is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

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Mar
18
Mon
Healthy Recipe Contest Cook-Off @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Mar 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Healthy Recipe Contest Cook-Off @ Meskwaki Tribal Center

Cook-Off on March 18th starting at 6:00 pm

Voting and tasting begins at 6pm for the public.

Come on over to eat some tasty food and vote for your favorites!

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Mar
19
Tue
Spring Equinox Community Meal @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Mar 19 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Spring Equinox Community Meal @ Meskwaki Tribal Center

Join Meskwaki Food Sovereignty for our upcoming Spring Equinox Community Meal taking place Tuesday, March 19 at 5:00 pm at the Tribal Center.

We will be celebrating maple sugar, garden planning, and all things spring!

Meal will be served between 5:30 and 6:00 pm with other activities taking place throughout the evening. More details to be announced soon!

This event is free and open to everyone, regardless of tribal enrollment status or residency. All are welcome! We look forward to celebrating Spring with you.

Questions – please call 484-9507

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Mar
20
Wed
Tribal Council Meeting @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Tribal Chambers
Mar 20 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Tribal Chambers

The next Tribal Council Meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, March 20, 2019. The meeting will begin 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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Mar
22
Fri
Meskwaki Youth 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gym
Mar 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Meskwaki Youth 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gym

Meskwaki Youth Development Program will be hosting a Youth 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament on Friday, March 22nd.

The tournament is for boys and girls in 3rd to 12th grade and will take place at the Tribal Center Gym.

There is a $5.00 entry fee per team.

Contact Info: Meskwaki Youth Development Program, 1496 Hwy 30 Suite 500, Tama IA 52339. (641) 484-5369. youthassist1.myp@meskwaki-nsn.gov

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Mar
27
Wed
MSS Language Night @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Mar 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
MSS Language Night @ Meskwaki Settlement School

Language Night at Meskwaki Settlement School on Wednesday, March 27th.

5:00 pm (Commons) – Kiwisenibeni – Soup, frybread, dessert and drinks

6:00 pm (HS Gym) – Kinimibeni – Regalia optional

All activities will end by 8:00 pm.

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Apr
2
Tue
3rd Annual College & Career Fair
Apr 2 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
3rd Annual College & Career Fair

Open to the public! Meet with employers and various college and university representatives.

Tuesday, April 2nd from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the MBCH Meskwaki Veteran’s Convention Center.

Employer Information Booths: Health Services, Manufacturing, Retailing, Sales and Marketing, Varied Industries.

College and University Booths: Apprenticeship Programs, Career/Technical Schools, Colleges, Internships, Trades/Vocational, Universities.

College and Department Registration Information: Terri Scott, Director (641) 484-3157, director.mhe@meskwaki-nsn.gov

Business Registration Information: Neysa Hartzler, Business Marketing Specialist – Iowa Works (641) 844-6995, Neysa.hartzler@iwd.iowa.gov

Sponsored by Meskwaki Higher Education Program and Iowa Works

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Apr
5
Fri
Tribal Council Special Meeting @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Chambers
Apr 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tribal Council Special Meeting @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Chambers

A Tribal Council Special Meeting has been scheduled for Friday, April 5th starting at 5:00 pm inside 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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Apr
6
Sat
Spring Sale on the Settlement @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gym
Apr 6 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Apr
10
Wed
POSTPONED: Child Abuse Prevention & Sexual Assault Awareness Walk/Run @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Apr 10 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
POSTPONED: Child Abuse Prevention & Sexual Assault Awareness Walk/Run @ Meskwaki Tribal Center

The previously scheduled Child Abuse Prevention & Sexual Assault Awareness Walk/Run has now been POSTPONED due to the expected rain for tomorrow, Wednesday, April 10th.

Rescheduled date to be announced at a later time.

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Tribal Council Meeting @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Chambers
Apr 10 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Chambers

The next Tribal Council meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 10, 2019 starting at 5:00 pm and taking 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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Apr
11
Thu
Meskwaki Spring Into Health Fair @ MBCH Convention Center
Apr 11 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Meskwaki Spring Into Health Fair @ MBCH Convention Center

This is a FREE community event designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, prevent and manage disease and connect you to resources.

  • Informational Booths
  • Door Prizes
  • Health Resources
  • & more!

For more information contact the Meskwaki Tribal Health Clinic at 641-484-4094.

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Apr
15
Mon
POSTPONED: Cooking Demo @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Kitchen
Apr 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
POSTPONED: Cooking Demo @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Kitchen

The previously scheduled Cooking Demo hosted by the Meskwaki Diabetes Program for today (04/15/19) has been postponed.

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Apr
17
Wed
Language Night at MSS @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Apr 17 @ 5:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Language Night at MSS @ Meskwaki Settlement School

Language Night at the Meskwaki Settlement School will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, April 17th.

5:00 pm – Kiwisenibeni in the HS Commons. Menu: soup, frybread, dessert and drinks.

6:00 pm – Kiwittenotibeni in the Elementary gym and classrooms. Bone dice, hand games, Meskwaki style Bingo!

*This is a family activity and we encourage everyone to join us in playing language games. All levels of language learners are welcome.

Activities will end by 8:00 pm.

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Apr
20
Sat
U of I Powwow @ UI Field House
Apr 20 @ 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Apr
24
Wed
Spring Lunch & Learn @ MBCH Convention Center
Apr 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Spring Lunch & Learn @ MBCH Convention Center

Diabetes Program Spring Lunch and Learn on April, 24th from 12:00 – 1:00 pm to take place at the MBCH Convention Center.

Menu: Sauteed shrimp salad, spring vegetable, whole grain roll and rhubarb fresh berry parfait.

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Special Council Meeting
Apr 24 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Special Council Meeting
A Special Council Meeting is being scheduled for Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 5 PM in Tribal Chambers. Enrolled Tribal Members are welcome and encouraged to attend.
 
*Meeting dates and time are subject to change at the discretion of the Tribal Chairman.
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Tribal Council Meeting 5:00 pm
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 … Continue reading Tribal Council Meeting
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MNR Buffalo Meat Distribution 10:00 am
MNR Buffalo Meat Distribution @ Meskwaki Tribal Center Front Entrance
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
MNR Buffalo Meat Distribution @ Meskwaki Tribal Center Front Entrance | Tama | Iowa | United States
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 … Continue reading MNR Buffalo Meat Distribution
MNR Buffalo Meat Distribution 5:00 pm
MNR Buffalo Meat Distribution @ Meskwaki Tribal Center Front Entrance
Nov 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
MNR Buffalo Meat Distribution @ Meskwaki Tribal Center Front Entrance | Tama | Iowa | United States
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 … Continue reading MNR Buffalo Meat Distribution
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MYDP Christmas Book & PJ Drive 8:00 am
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 … Continue reading MYDP Christmas Book & PJ Drive
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Tribal Ops Closed – Thanksgiving
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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Tribal Ops Closed – Thanksgiving
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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