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Dec
14
Sat
Santa Dash @ Justice Center
Dec 14 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Santa Dash @ Justice Center

Santa Dash has been rescheduled to take place this Saturday, December 14th at the Justice Center. Registration at 9:00 am and the Santa Dash starts at 9:30 am.

Wear your favorite Santa and/or Holiday Gear and come run with our youth!

T-shirts while supplies last.

Sponsored by Meskwaki Juvenile Probation Department, for questions call Quincy or Misty at (641) 484-9300.

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Dec
17
Tue
Lunch & Learns with ISU Extension and Outreach @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
Dec 17 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Lunch & Learns with ISU Extension and Outreach @ Meskwaki Health Clinic

Join the Meskwaki Diabetes Program along with the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach program for Free Well-being Lunch and Learns on Tuesdays in December and January from 12:00 – 12:45 pm at the Meskwaki Health Clinic. A FREE lunch will be provided at each Lunch and Learn!

Dates:

December 3, 2019 – Time for Me: Understanding Well-being

December 10, 2019 – Building Strong Relationships

December 17, 2019 – Managing Your Money

January 7, 2020 – Enjoying Good Health and Energy

To sign up, please call (641) 484-4094 and ask to speak with Megan, Ashley or Linda.

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Dec
18
Wed
CANCELED: Holiday Buffalo Meat Distribution @ Tribal Center Entrance
Dec 18 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
CANCELED: Holiday Buffalo Meat Distribution @ Tribal Center Entrance

Save the Date:
Holiday Buffalo Meat Distribution – Wednesday, Dec. 18th!

Meskwaki Natural Resources will have Ground, Stew and Roasts available to Tribal Members on Wednesday, Dec. 18th from 9:00-10:00 AM and from 5:00-6:00 PM at the Tribal Center Entrance.

Holiday Meat Distribution, 5lbs for Enrolled Members. *Receive one extra pound of ground meat if you bring a reusable bag!

Specialty parts available at the South Farm Office: kidney, liver, heart and tongue. Sign up for hides and skulls too!

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CANCELED: Diabetes & Oral Health Meeting @ MBCH Convention Center
Dec 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
CANCELED: Diabetes & Oral Health Meeting @ MBCH Convention Center

Join us for dinner and an educational session on diabetes and oral health on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 starting at 5:00 pm in the MBCH Convention Center.

Presenter: Dr. Sukirth Ganesan, Assistant Professor of Periodontics at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry.

Menu: Roast Beef with Au Jus, Broasted Chicken, Wild Rice Pilaf, Whole Grain Roll, Cookie served with Coffee or Water.

For questions, call Meskwaki Health Clinic at (641) 484-4094.

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CANCELED: Holiday Buffalo Meat Distribution @ Tribal Center Entrance
Dec 18 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
CANCELED: Holiday Buffalo Meat Distribution @ Tribal Center Entrance

Save the Date:
Holiday Buffalo Meat Distribution – Wednesday, Dec. 18th!

Meskwaki Natural Resources will have Ground, Stew and Roasts available to Tribal Members on Wednesday, Dec. 18th from 9:00-10:00 AM and from 5:00-6:00 PM at the Tribal Center Entrance.

Holiday Meat Distribution, 5lbs for Enrolled Members. *Receive one extra pound of ground meat if you bring a reusable bag!

Specialty parts available at the South Farm Office: kidney, liver, heart and tongue. Sign up for hides and skulls too!

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CANCELED: Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Dec 18 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
CANCELED: Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers

The next Tribal Council meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, December 18, 2019 and will begin at 5:00 pm in the Tribal Chambers.

Enrolled Tribal Members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

*Meeting dates/times are subject to change at the discretion of the Tribal Chairman.

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Dec
19
Thu
POSTPONED: Hunter’s Feast @ Tribal Center Gym
Dec 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
POSTPONED: Hunter's Feast @ Tribal Center Gym

The Meskwaki Food Sovereignty Initiative presents the Hunters Feast on Thursday, December 19th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the Meskwaki Tribal Center. Meal will be served at 5:00 pm.

This event is FREE and open to everyone.

Join us for our 2nd Annual Community Meal celebrating seasonal foods and the hunters whose skills provide wild game.  Our seasonal meal will feature a variety of wild game dishes, including some local favorites.

Also, Archery for all ages will begin at 4:00 pm! Archery is sponsored by Meskwaki Natural Resources Fish and Wildlife Branch.

To help us reduce our reliance on single use paper and plastic, we ask attendees to bring their own reusable plates and utensils.

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Dec
21
Sat
CANCELED: Breakfast with Santa and Mrs Claus @ Tribal Center Gym
Dec 21 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
CANCELED: Breakfast with Santa and Mrs Claus @ Tribal Center Gym

Join us for Breakfast with Santa and Mrs Claus on Saturday, December 21st from 8:00 am-11:00 am at the Tribal Center Gym!

Breakfast Menu: Biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, bacon and fresh fruit served with coffee or juice.

Children’s entertainment provided by Living Characters!

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Dec
23
Mon
MHEP College Panel Livestream @ Meskwaki Higher Education Program
Dec 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
MHEP College Panel Livestream @ Meskwaki Higher Education Program | Tama | Iowa | United States

Click here to watch the livestream: https://livestream.com/meskwakination/collegepanel

Join us for a LIVE panel discussion about the college experience with MSS Warrior alumni who are currently attending college.

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Dec
24
Tue
MSS Winter Break – CLOSED @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Dec 24 2019 – Jan 3 2020 all-day
Nicole’s Farewell Party @ Health Clinic Conference Room
Dec 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Nicole's Farewell Party @ Health Clinic Conference Room

Please join us on Tuesday, December 24th to wish Nicole Peterson (Meskwaki Health Clinic) Farewell as she begins a new chapter!

Tuesday, December 24th from 12:00 to 1:00 pm in the Conference Room at the Health Clinic. Cake and ice cream will be provided. We hope to see you there!

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Tribal Operations – Closing at 12pm
Dec 24 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Dec
25
Wed
Tribal Operations Closed – Christmas Holiday
Dec 25 all-day
Dec
27
Fri
Coat & Boot Giveaway @ Tribal Center Snack Bar
Dec 27 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Coat & Boot Giveaway @ Tribal Center Snack Bar

Join us on Friday, December 27th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm in the Tribal Center Snack Bar for a Coat and Boot Giveaway! This event is open to the community for children in need.

The coats and boots available were donated by Tribal Operations Staff during their Employee Holiday Party held on December 13th.

Available Boys Boots Sizes: 13 (2), 12 (2), 10 (2), 9 (1)

Available Girls Boots Sizes: 2 (2), 4 (3), 6 (1), 7 (1), 9 (1), 10 (1), 11 (5)

Available Boys Coats Sizes: 3T (1), 4T (2), 5T (5), Youth Small (1), S 6/7 (1), S 8 (1), M (1), M 10/12 (1), XL 14/16 (1)

Available Girls Coats Sizes: 3T (1), 4T (1), 5T (3), XS 4/5 (2), S 7/8 (1), M 7/8 (1), 8/10 (1), M 10/12 (1), LG 10/12 (1), Women’s M (1)

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Dec
31
Tue
New Year’s Eve Sobriety Powwow @ MSS High School Gym
Dec 31 @ 6:00 pm – 12:30 am
New Year's Eve Sobriety Powwow @ MSS High School Gym | Tama | Iowa | United States

2020 Meskwaki Nation New Year’s Eve Sobriety Powwow

December 31st, 6:00 pm Grand Entry At Meskwaki Settlement High School Gym

T-shirts while supplies last!

Head Staff:

MC – Matt Bear

MC – Bessie Scott

AD – Odie Old Bear

AD – Taurice Grant

Head Man – Drayton Roberts

Head Woman – Lauren Keahna

Contests & Specials:

Tiny Tots sponsored by Meskwaki Family Services

Junior & Teens sponsored by Meskwaki Youth Program

Juniors: 1st: $50, 2nd: $40, 3rd: $30, 4th: $20

Teens: 1st: $100, 2nd: $90, 3rd: $80, 4th $70

Adults (ages 18-54)

Golden Age (ages 55+)

Head Man Special (ages 16+) Men’s Woodland Style 1st: $400 & Gift Bag, 2nd: $300, 3rd: $200

DOOR PRIZES (must be present to win) Adult Grand Door Prize – Set of 4 tires, Youth Grand Door Prize – Trampoline & Gift Card

Midnight Snack – Sandwiches, chips and cookies

Drug and alcohol free event

Sponsored by the Meskwaki Health Clinic

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Jan
1
Wed
Tribal Ops Closed
Jan 1 all-day
Tribal Ops Closed

Tribal Operations including the Meskwaki Health Clinic and Pharmacy will be closed on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 in observance of the New Year Holiday.

Normal business hours will resume Thursday, January 2nd.

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Jan
2
Thu
Bernie Sanders Town Hall Meeting @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Jan 2 @ 1:00 pm
Hunters Feast @ Meskwaki Settlement School - Commons
Jan 2 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Hunters Feast @ Meskwaki Settlement School - Commons

Join us for the Hunters Feast on Thursday, January 2nd from 4:00 – 7:00 pm  at the Meskwaki Settlement School. This event is free and open to everyone!

Archery for ALL AGES begins at 4:00 pm in the Elementary Gym. – Sponsored by Meskwaki Natural Resources Fish and Wildlife Branch.

Meal will be served at 5:00 pm in the Commons.

Join us for our 2nd annual community meal celebrating seasonal foods and the hunters whose skills provide wild game. Our seasonal meal will feature a variety of wild game dishes, including some local favorites.

To help us reduce our reliance on single use paper and plastic, we ask attendees to bring their own reusable plates and utensils.

Hosted by Meskwaki Food Sovereignty Initiative.

 

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Jan
6
Mon
SettFit Challenge Weigh-Ins @ Wellness Center
Jan 6 – Jan 9 all-day
Jan
7
Tue
Buffalo Meat Distribution @ Tribal Center - Front Entrance
Jan 7 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Buffalo Meat Distribution @ Tribal Center - Front Entrance

Meskwaki Natural Resources will be having a Buffalo Meat Distribution on Tuesday, January 7th at the Tribal Center Entrance from 9:00 – 10:00 am and again later from 5:00 – 6:00 pm.

During this Holiday Meat Distribution Enrolled Members will receive 5lbs of buffalo meat! Also, you can receive one extra pound of ground meat if you bring a reusable bag! There will be ground, stew and roasts available.

Specialty parts available at South Farm include: kidney, liver, heart tongue and you can sign up for hides and skulls too!

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Lunch & Learns with ISU Extension and Outreach @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
Jan 7 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Lunch & Learns with ISU Extension and Outreach @ Meskwaki Health Clinic

Join the Meskwaki Diabetes Program along with the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach program for Free Well-being Lunch and Learns on Tuesdays in December and January from 12:00 – 12:45 pm at the Meskwaki Health Clinic. A FREE lunch will be provided at each Lunch and Learn!

Dates:

December 3, 2019 – Time for Me: Understanding Well-being

December 10, 2019 – Building Strong Relationships

December 17, 2019 – Managing Your Money

January 7, 2020 – Enjoying Good Health and Energy

To sign up, please call (641) 484-4094 and ask to speak with Megan, Ashley or Linda.

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Buffalo Meat Distribution @ Tribal Center - Front Entrance
Jan 7 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Buffalo Meat Distribution @ Tribal Center - Front Entrance

Meskwaki Natural Resources will be having a Buffalo Meat Distribution on Tuesday, January 7th at the Tribal Center Entrance from 9:00 – 10:00 am and again later from 5:00 – 6:00 pm.

During this Holiday Meat Distribution Enrolled Members will receive 5lbs of buffalo meat! Also, you can receive one extra pound of ground meat if you bring a reusable bag! There will be ground, stew and roasts available.

Specialty parts available at South Farm include: kidney, liver, heart tongue and you can sign up for hides and skulls too!

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Jan
8
Wed
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Jan 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers

The next Tribal Council Meeting has been scheduled to take place on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 it will begin at 5:00 pm and be held in the Tribal Chambers.

Enrolled Tribal Members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

**Meeting dates/times are subject to change at the discretion of the Tribal Chairman.

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Jan
14
Tue
Lunch & Learns with ISU Extension and Outreach @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
Jan 14 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Lunch & Learns with ISU Extension and Outreach @ Meskwaki Health Clinic

Join the Meskwaki Diabetes Program along with the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach program for Free Well-being Lunch and Learns on Tuesdays in December and January from 12:00 – 12:45 pm at the Meskwaki Health Clinic. A FREE lunch will be provided at each Lunch and Learn!

Dates:

December 3, 2019 – Time for Me: Understanding Well-being

December 10, 2019 – Building Strong Relationships

December 17, 2019 – Managing Your Money

January 7, 2020 – Enjoying Good Health and Energy

To sign up, please call (641) 484-4094 and ask to speak with Megan, Ashley or Linda.

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Jan
15
Wed
Tribal Council Special Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Jan 15 @ 3:00 pm
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Meskwaki SettFit Step Into Summer Challenge
Meskwaki SettFit Step Into Summer Challenge
May 3 – Jun 13 all-day
Meskwaki SettFit Step Into Summer Challenge
Meskwaki SettFit Step Into Summer Challenge Beginning May 3rd through June 13th. Points will be awarded daily: Steps Only (Walking or Running) Join the Meskwaki Sett-Fit Challenge Facebook Group for more details on the Step … Continue reading Meskwaki SettFit Step Into Summer Challenge
Healthy Walking Club 12:00 pm
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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Healthy Walking Club 2:00 pm
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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Sign-Ups for the Red Earth Gardens Share Program 8:00 am
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.
Healthy Walking Club 12:00 pm
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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Cooking for One or Two w/ ISU Extention and Outreach Nutrition Program 12:00 pm
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
Stay Independent: Cooking for One or Two – A Healthy Aging Series 12:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting 5:00 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 … Continue reading Tribal Council Meeting
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Healthy Walking Club 2:00 pm
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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Healthy Walking Club 12:00 pm
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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Healthy Walking Club 2:00 pm
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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Healthy Walking Club 12:00 pm
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
**Postponed – MFS Pool Party 8:00 pm
**Postponed – MFS Pool Party @ Tama-Toledo Aquatic Center
Jun 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
**Postponed - MFS 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, June 17th from 8:00pm-10:00pm. Pizza will be provided while supplies last. Concessions will also be available for purchase. Must wear … Continue reading **Postponed – MFS Pool Party
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Red Earth Gardens Share Program Pick-Up 1:00 pm
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)
Tribal Council Meeting 5:00 pm
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 … Continue reading Tribal Council Meeting
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Healthy Walking Club 2:00 pm
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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2021 Meskwaki Heavyweight Catfish Tournament 11:00 am
2021 Meskwaki Heavyweight Catfish Tournament @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Jun 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
2021 Meskwaki Heavyweight Catfish Tournament @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
2021 Meskwaki Heavyweight Catfish Tournament Saturday, June 19, 11 AM – 12 PM Sunday, June 20, 11 AM – 12 PM Meskwaki Powwow Grounds, Tama IA Meskwaki anglers of all ages are invited to participate! … Continue reading 2021 Meskwaki Heavyweight Catfish Tournament
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2nd Annual Golf Outing 10:00 am
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 … Continue reading 2nd Annual Golf Outing
2021 Meskwaki Heavyweight Catfish Tournament 11:00 am
2021 Meskwaki Heavyweight Catfish Tournament @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Jun 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
2021 Meskwaki Heavyweight Catfish Tournament @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
2021 Meskwaki Heavyweight Catfish Tournament Saturday, June 19, 11 AM – 12 PM Sunday, June 20, 11 AM – 12 PM Meskwaki Powwow Grounds, Tama IA Meskwaki anglers of all ages are invited to participate! … Continue reading 2021 Meskwaki Heavyweight Catfish Tournament
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Healthy Walking Club 12:00 pm
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
Elder Abuse Awareness Event 4:00 pm
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 … Continue reading Elder Abuse Awareness Event
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Coffee and Culture 8:00 am
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 … Continue reading Coffee and Culture
Tribal Council Meeting 5:00 pm
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 … Continue reading Tribal Council Meeting