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Tribal Membership Audit @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Aug 16 – Sep 30 all-day
Tribal Membership Audit @ Meskwaki Tribal Center

At a regular meeting conducted on August 14, 2019, Tribal Council voted and approved to extend the Membership Audit to September 30, 2019.

AUDITS MAY BE COMPLETED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 30, 2019.

**Required documents to complete audit: Picture ID such as: Current State-issued ID, Current Tribal ID, Passport ID AND original Social Security Card.

**Documents needed for children: Original birth certificate and Original Social Security Card.

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Sep
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Guest speaker: Social Security Representative @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Sep 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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Green Corn Festival @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Sep 13 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Green Corn Festival @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds

The Green Corn Festival is our FALL seasonal meal, taking the place of the former Fall Harvest Celebration. It will take place on Friday, September 13 at the PowWow Grounds. Seasonal meal will be served at 5:00 pm, with dances and other activities to follow. We will be raffling off a variety of door prizes. This is a family friendly event, free and open to EVERYONE.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own reusable dish kits – a reusable plate and bowl, cup, spoon and fork, and  reusable bag to carry everything in. You may also want to bring a cloth napkin and extra containers to bring home leftovers. Everyone who brings a complete dish kit will be able to enter to win EITHER an electric flour mill OR a Bass Pro Shop gift card, both valued at $250. These exclusive raffles will only be open to those who bring reusable dishes. Help us use fewer single use paper and plastic products at our community meals!

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Sep
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MSS Homecoming Week @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Sep 16 – Sep 21 all-day
Darts @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Sep 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Community Meeting – Rec Center Community Presentation @ Meskwaki Tribal Center Gym
Sep 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Community Meeting - Rec Center Community Presentation @ Meskwaki Tribal Center Gym

Join us for the Recreation Center Community Presentation on Monday, September 16th at the Meskwaki Tribal Center Gym!

The meeting will begin at 5:30 pm with a meal and following dinner the presentation will begin at 6:00 pm.

**Door Prizes for those in attendance!

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Sep
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Bingo @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Sep 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Sep 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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MADAC Recovery Fun Run & Walk @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
Sep 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
MADAC Recovery Fun Run & Walk @ Meskwaki Health Clinic

Join MADAC as they host a Recovery Fun Run and Walk on September 19th in honor of National Recovery Month!

This Fun Run/Walk will be held at the Meskwaki Health Clinic. Registration at 5:00 pm, and the Run/Walk begins at 5:30 pm!

*All participants will receive special incentives.

Route: Start and Finish at the Clinic – Clinic to the Casino stop sign and back. Seniors may walk at their own discretion.

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Sep
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Fri
Hemp Department Logo Contest Due Date
Sep 20 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Hemp Department Logo Contest Due Date

Meskwaki Nation Hemp Department is having a Logo Contest! Artists needed to help the Hemp Department design its new logo.

Submit your design idea to hd.exec@meskwaki-nsn.gov by Friday, September 20th at 4:30 pm. Winner to be chosen and announced on September 25th.

For questions, contact the Hemp Department at (641) 484-4678.

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MHE Office Closed 8am-9am
Sep 20 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
MHE Office Closed 8am-9am

MHE Offices closed from 8am – 9am

 

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Meskwaki Settlement School Homecoming Coronation @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Sep 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Meskwaki Settlement School Homecoming Coronation @ Meskwaki Settlement School | Tama | Iowa | United States

Help us celebrate Meskwaki Settlement School’s Homecoming week by watching the 2019 Homecoming Court’s Coronation. We’ll be streaming LIVE at 10 AM on Friday, September 20th from the school. Who will be crowned King and Queen? Watch it live here:

https://livestream.com/meskwakination/msscoronation

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Meskwaki Traditional Arts Workshop @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – Sep 22 @ 4:00 pm
Meskwaki Traditional Arts Workshop @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds

A two-day Meskwaki Traditional Arts Workshop is being held on Saturday and Sunday September 21-22 at the Meskwaki Powwow Grounds. *If inclement weather alternate venue will be the Meskwaki Tribal Center.

The following stations will be set up from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm:

  • Woodcarving with Luke Kapayou
  • Cattail Mat Weaving with Bess Scott
  • Bulrush Mat Weaving and Twined Bags with Nina Young Bear, Brenda Wanatee and Kelly Schott
  • Basketry with Toni Lasley

Come on out and try your hand at one of these traditional art forms!

This event is hosted by Meskwaki Historic Preservation and is Sponsored by Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation and REWILD/BEWILD.

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Meskwaki High School Homecoming @ Meskwaki High School
Sep 21 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Meskwaki High School Homecoming @ Meskwaki High School | Tama | Iowa | United States

Meskwaki High School Presents: “A Night Under the Stars” 2019 Homecoming

Homecoming Dance will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm at the Meskwaki High School. Tickets are on sale now, $5.00 per ticket.

Formal Attire is required.

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Sep
23
Mon
MSS Picture Day @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Sep 23 all-day
Bean Bags @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Sep
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Wed
Home Canning Workshop @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
Sep 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Home Canning Workshop @ Meskwaki Health Clinic

The Meskwaki Diabetes Program and Meskwaki Ag and Food Sovereignty Departments will be hosting a Home Canning Workshop on Wednesday, September 25 from 5pm – 8pm at the Meskwaki Health Clinic.

Participants will learn the basics of home canning and pickling including some simple recipes featuring seasonally available produce!

Come prepared for hands on learning and to take home samples!

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Sep
26
Thu
NE Iowa Food Bags Distribution (AM) @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Sep 26 @ 8:00 am – 11:45 am
Blood Pressure / Sugar Check @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Sep 26 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Senior’s Birthday Meal @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Sep 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Census 2020 Meeting @ East Conference Room - Meskwaki Tribal Center
Sep 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Census 2020 Meeting @ East Conference Room - Meskwaki Tribal Center

You’re invited to participate in a meeting regarding the 2020 Census!

Meeting will be held on Thursday, September 26th at 1:00 pm in the East Conference Room of the Meskwaki Tribal Center.

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Jacob Flores Presentation @ Tama Civic Center
Sep 26 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jacob Flores Presentation @ Tama Civic Center

Join MADAC as they celebrate National Recovery Month with Jacob Flores as he presents “Family Systems Recovery – It’s Not A One Way Street”.

Date: Thursday, September 26th

Time: Dinner Served at 5:00 pm, Presentation at 6:00 pm

Location: TBA

*Door Prizes!

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Sep
27
Fri
MSS Neno Day @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Sep 27 all-day
MSS Neno Day @ Meskwaki Settlement School

Meskwaki Settlement School is Celebrating NENO DAY on Friday, September 27th!

The schedule is as follows:

8:45 am – 9:00 am – Presentation in the High School Gym

9:05 am – 10:00 am – Neno Day Walk. Walk starts in the commons entrance. **Families are welcome to join us!**

10:10 am – 11:00 am* – Activities held on the Football Field and Track

11:00 am – 12:45 pm – Normal lunch and recess schedule

12:45 pm – 2:35 pm – Rotations  in various locations

2:45 pm – 3:15 pm – Dancing in the High School Gym

NOTE: There will be separate schedules for the Rotations.

*Students will stay in Activities until just before their lunch period.

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Taco/Bake Sale @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Sep 27 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sep
28
Sat
MYP Lacrosse Camp @ MSS Football Field
Sep 28 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
MYP Lacrosse Camp @ MSS Football Field

The Meskwaki Youth Program along with co-hosts: University of Iowa Lacrosse Team, and the IA Mavericks Girls Lacrosse Coaches Clinic will be sponsoring a Lacrosse Camp to be held on Saturday, September 28th.

This Lacrosse Camp will be held on September 28th, from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm for Boys and Girls in Grades 3rd – 6th at the Meskwaki Settlement School Football Field (1610 305th Street, Tama, IA 52339).

The cost for this camp is $10 per child – cost includes T-shirt and snack.

Onsite Registration and Drop off at MSS at 1:45pm

OR online at ,https://forms.gle/uEJPgb5qEB8JRCyB7,

For more information or questions, contact Meskwaki Youth Program at (641) 484-5369.

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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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