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Dec
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MSS Winter Break – CLOSED @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Dec 24 2019 – Jan 3 2020 all-day
Dec
31
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Medicare Reimbursement Check Distribution @ Meskwaki Seniors Center
Dec 31 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Senior’s New Year’s Eve Party @ Meskwaki Seniors Center
Dec 31 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
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
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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
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SettFit Challenge Weigh-Ins @ Wellness Center
Jan 6 – Jan 9 all-day
Jan
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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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Plaza 9 Movie (PM Showing) @ Seniors Center
Jan 7 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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
Bingo @ Seniors Center
Jan 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
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
9
Thu
Guest Speaker: Cait Silveira, MADAC Interim Director @ Seniors Center
Jan 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Jan
10
Fri
Craft Day @ Seniors Center
Jan 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Jan
13
Mon
30-Minute Working w/ Jason Jefferson @ Seniors Center
Jan 13 @ 11:15 am – 12:00 pm
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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Elder’s Committee Meeting @ Seniors Center
Jan 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Jan
15
Wed
Darts @ Seniors Center
Jan 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Tribal Council Special Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Jan 15 @ 3:00 pm
Boys Lacrosse Parent Meeting @ MSS High School Commons
Jan 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Boys Lacrosse Parent Meeting @ MSS High School Commons

The Meskwaki Youth Program will be having a Boys Lacrosse Parent Meeting on January 15, 2020 from 6-7pm in the MSS High School Commons.

Boys Ages: 9 to 13 years old.

Registration Fees: $30.00

Meeting Discussion:

  • Practice Times
  • Boys Uniforms
  • Upcoming Clinics
  • Lacrosse Games and Tournaments
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Girls Lacrosse Parent Meeting @ MSS High School Commons
Jan 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Girls Lacrosse Parent Meeting @ MSS High School Commons

The Meskwaki Youth Program is having a Girls Lacrosse Parent Meeting on January 15 from 7-8pm in the MSS High School Commons.

This is for Girls in Grades 4th – 6th,  also please note there will be a $30 Registration Fee.

During this Parent Meeting the following will be discussed:

  • Coaches
  • Girls Team Name/Logo/Colors/Uniform
  • Practice Times
  • Upcoming Clinics
  • Lacrosse Games and Tournaments
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Jan
16
Thu
30-Minute Working w/ Jason Jefferson @ Seniors Center
Jan 16 @ 11:15 am – 12:00 pm
MBCH Owner Appreciation Dinner @ MBCH Convention Center
Jan 16 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
MBCH Owner Appreciation Dinner @ MBCH Convention Center

SAVE THE DATE!

Mark your calendars now to join the fun as the Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel hosts its annual Owner Appreciation meal.

Owner Appreciation
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Meskwaki Convention Center
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

For questions contact Katy Croskey at (641) 484-2108.

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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
Spring Hydrant Flushing Week
Spring Hydrant Flushing Week @ Meskwaki Settlement
May 3 – May 7 all-day
Spring Hydrant Flushing Week @ Meskwaki Settlement
Meskwaki Public Works Hydrant Flushing Week: May 3-7, 2021 Hydrant Flushing is done (twice a year) to enhance water quality by: Flushing sediment from the water mains. Verifying the proper operation of hydrants and valves. … Continue reading Spring Hydrant Flushing Week
Virtual 5K Walk/Run to Bring Awareness to All Types of Cancer SIGN-UPS
Virtual 5K Walk/Run to Bring Awareness to All Types of Cancer SIGN-UPS
May 3 – May 17 all-day
Virtual 5K Walk/Run to Bring Awareness to All Types of Cancer SIGN-UPS
Bringing Awareness to All Types of Cancer with a Virtual 5K Walk/Run Sign up anytime between May 3rd through May 17th. To register or for any questions, please all Ashley at 641-484-9426 or message her … Continue reading Virtual 5K Walk/Run to Bring Awareness to All Types of Cancer SIGN-UPS
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Meskwaki Settlement School Board Election CANCELLED
Meskwaki Settlement School Board Election CANCELLED @ Tribal Center Gym
May 4 all-day
Meskwaki Settlement School Board Election CANCELLED @ Tribal Center Gym
Notice of School Board Election On March 15, 2021 the Election Committee of the Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa approved the motion to schedule a School Board Election for the Meskwaki … Continue reading Meskwaki Settlement School Board Election CANCELLED
Open to Public Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer) 3:00 pm
Open to Public Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer) @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
May 4 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Open to Public Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer) @ Meskwaki Health Clinic | Tama | Iowa | United States
The Meskwaki Health Clinic is offering the COVID-19 vaccination to ANYONE 16 years old and older. This vaccination clinic is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Walk-ins welcome! If you’d like to schedule an appointment, please call … Continue reading Open to Public Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer)
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Open to Public Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer) 9:00 am
Open to Public Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer) @ Tama Civic Center
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Open to Public Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer) @ Tama Civic Center | Tama | Iowa | United States
The Meskwaki Health Clinic is offering the COVID-19 vaccination to ANYONE 16 years old and older. This vaccination clinic is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Walk-ins welcome! If you’d like to schedule an appointment, please call … Continue reading Open to Public Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer)
Diabetes Bingo 12:00 pm
Diabetes Bingo @ via Zoom
May 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Pick up your Diabetes Bingo Card and let us know your email address so we can send you the Zoom link.
Tribal Council Meeting 5:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ via Zoom
May 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ via Zoom
The next Tribal Council Meeting has been scheduled to be held on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 beginning at 5:00 pm via Zoom. Due to Covid-19 and for the safety of participants, this meeting will be … Continue reading Tribal Council Meeting
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Open to Public Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer) 3:00 pm
Open to Public Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer) @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
May 6 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Open to Public Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer) @ Meskwaki Health Clinic | Tama | Iowa | United States
The Meskwaki Health Clinic is offering the COVID-19 vaccination to ANYONE 16 years old and older. This vaccination clinic is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Walk-ins welcome! If you’d like to schedule an appointment, please call … Continue reading Open to Public Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer)
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Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer) for MSS Students/Staff 12:30 pm
Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer) for MSS Students/Staff @ Meskwaki Settlement School
May 7 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer) for MSS Students/Staff @ Meskwaki Settlement School | Tama | Iowa | United States
The Meskwaki Health Clinic is offering the COVID-19 vaccination to ANYONE 16 years old and older. If you’d like to schedule an appointment, please call (641) 481-1306 or (641) 481-0842
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Open to Public Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer) 10:00 am
Open to Public Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer) @ Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel
May 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Open to Public Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer) @ Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel | Tama | Iowa | United States
The Meskwaki Health Clinic is offering the COVID-19 vaccination to ANYONE 16 years old and older. This vaccination clinic is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Walk-ins welcome! If you’d like to schedule an appointment, please call … Continue reading Open to Public Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer)
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Meskwaki Community Spring Clean-Up
Meskwaki Community Spring Clean-Up @ Meskwaki Settlement
May 10 – May 14 all-day
Meskwaki Community Spring Clean-Up @ Meskwaki Settlement
Meskwaki Community Spring Clean-Up: May 10-14, 2021 Money Orders and cash payments can be made at Public Works or at the Tribal Center Finance Office. **Please make Money Orders out to : “Tama County Landfill” … Continue reading Meskwaki Community Spring Clean-Up
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Coffee & Culture 8:00 am
Coffee & Culture @ Lucky's Meeting Room (MBCH)
May 12 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Coffee & Culture @ Lucky's Meeting Room (MBCH)
COFFEE & CULTURE Beginning April 14, 2021 Meskwaki Nation Police Department, Meskwaki Elders Circle and community elders will begin meeting every 2nd Wednesday each month from 8-10am to discuss Meskwaki life and Police life to … Continue reading Coffee & Culture
Stay Independent: Brain Health – A Healthy Aging Series 12:00 pm
Open to Meskwaki Community: Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer) 3:00 pm
Open to Meskwaki Community: Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer)
May 12 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Open to Meskwaki Community: Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer)
With the approval from the FDA the Pfizer vaccine is now available for children 12 years of age and older. The Meskwaki Health Clinic is offering the COVID-19 vaccination to ANYONE 12 years old and … Continue reading Open to Meskwaki Community: Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer)
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Virtual 5K Walk/Run to Bring Awareness to All Types of Cancer
Virtual 5K Walk/Run to Bring Awareness to All Types of Cancer @ You determine your route
May 17 – May 28 all-day
Virtual 5K Walk/Run to Bring Awareness to All Types of Cancer @ You determine your route
Bringing Awareness to All Types of Cancer with a Virtual 5K Walk/Run Sign up anytime between May 3rd through May 17th To register or for any questions, please all Ashley at 641-484-9426 or message her … Continue reading Virtual 5K Walk/Run to Bring Awareness to All Types of Cancer
Open to Public: Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer) 1:00 pm
Open to Public: Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer) @ Harding Middle School
May 17 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Open to Public: Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer) @ Harding Middle School | Des Moines | Iowa | United States
With the approval from the FDA the Pfizer vaccine is now available for children 12 years of age and older. The Meskwaki Health Clinic is offering the COVID-19 vaccination to ANYONE 12 years old and … Continue reading Open to Public: Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer)
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Open to Public: Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer) 12:00 pm
Open to Public: Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer) @ Debra Heights Wesleyan Church
May 19 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Open to Public: Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer) @ Debra Heights Wesleyan Church | Des Moines | Iowa | United States
With the approval from the FDA the Pfizer vaccine is now available for children 12 years of age and older. The Meskwaki Health Clinic is offering the COVID-19 vaccination to ANYONE 12 years old and … Continue reading Open to Public: Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer)
Tribal Council Meeting 5:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ via Zoom
May 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ via Zoom
The next Tribal Council meeting has been scheduled to be held on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 with the meeting beginning at 5:00 pm via Zoom.
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Coffee & Culture 8:00 am
Coffee & Culture @ Lucky's Meeting Room (MBCH)
May 26 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Coffee & Culture @ Lucky's Meeting Room (MBCH)
COFFEE & CULTURE Beginning April 14, 2021 Meskwaki Nation Police Department, Meskwaki Elders Circle and community elders will begin meeting every 2nd Wednesday each month from 8-10am to discuss Meskwaki life and Police life to … Continue reading Coffee & Culture
Take and Make on Facebook Live 12:00 pm
Take and Make on Facebook Live @ via Facebook Live on Meskwaki Wellness page
May 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Take and Make recipe TBD *Must sign up by May 12 at Noon. Participants will need to pick up their ingredients on May 25 to make recipe at home!
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