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Jan
31
Fri
Election Committee Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Jan 31 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Election Committee Meeting @ Tribal Chambers

The Election Committee will be having a meeting on Friday, January 31st starting at 4:30 pm in the Tribal Chambers.

 

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MSS Geography Club Fundraiser @ MSS High School Commons
Jan 31 @ 5:30 pm
MSS Geography Club Fundraiser @ MSS High School Commons

The MSS Geography Club is having a fundraiser for Meskwaki students traveling to Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii in the summer of 2021.

Geography Club Fundraiser: INDIAN TACO SALE and DESSERT SALE

Friday, January 31st from 5:30 pm until sold out! At the Meskwaki High School Commons during the JV and Varsity Basketball game against Colo Nesco.

Menu:

  • Indian Taco – $6.00
  • Frybread – $3.00
  • Potato and Ham Soup w/ Frybread – $5.00
  • Soft Shell Tacos – $3.00/each or 2 for $5.00
  • Walking Tacos – $3.000
  • Vanilla Almond Cake – $2.00
  • Chocolate Almond Cake – $2.00
  • Dairy Queen Blizzards (Cookie Dough, Oreo, M&M) – $4.00
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Feb
3
Mon
Democratic Caucus @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm
Democratic Caucus @ Meskwaki Tribal Center | Tama | Iowa | United States

https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/voterreg/pollingplace/search.aspx

 

 

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Feb
4
Tue
Museum Presentation: Tatiana Eroga, Saami Culture in the Artic @ Meskwaki Cultural Center and Museum
Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Museum Presentation: Tatiana Eroga, Saami Culture in the Artic @ Meskwaki Cultural Center and Museum

The Meskwaki Tribal Museum will have a special guest, Tatiana Ergova tonight. This event will be held at the Meskwaki Cultural Center and Museum and it will begin at 6:00 pm.

Tatiana is a scholar visiting from the Arctic in Russia and is from the Saami tribe. She would like to share her culture with the community. Tatiana is a beadworker and would like to demonstrate her technique as well as learn about our methods of beaded.

We hope you can stop in and not only learn about another culture, but to share some of your own knowledge.

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Nomination Meeting @ Tribal Center Gym
Feb 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nomination Meeting @ Tribal Center Gym

NOTICE OF NOMINATION MEETING

A Nomination Meeting will be held on February 4, 2020 in the gymnasium at the Sac & Fox Tribal Center on the Meskwaki Settlement at 7:00 pm.

If the attendance is less than 30% of eligible voters of the Tribe at the first Nomination Meeting, a second Nomination Meeting will be held on February 5, 2020 at 7:00 pm.

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Feb
5
Wed
Girls Softball Registration @ Tribal Center Snack Bar
Feb 5 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Girls Softball Registration @ Tribal Center Snack Bar

t is time to sign up for the 2020 Spring Softball Season with the Marshalltown Girls Softball Association for girls in grades K-12th!

There will be a Walk In Registration event on Wednesday, February 5 from 3:30-5:00 pm at the Tribal Center Snack Bar. The deadline to sign up through MYP is Feb. 17th by 4:30 pm. There is a $30.00 registration fee. (*Payment plans available). Final payment is due by March 13th at 4:30 pm.

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Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Feb 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers

Tribal Council has scheduled a Meeting to be held on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 beginning at 5:00 pm and held in the Tribal Chambers.

Enrolled Tribal Members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

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Nomination Meeting @ Tribal Center Gym
Feb 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nomination Meeting @ Tribal Center Gym

NOTICE OF NOMINATION MEETING

A Nomination Meeting will be held on February 4, 2020 in the gymnasium at the Sac & Fox Tribal Center on the Meskwaki Settlement at 7:00 pm.

If the attendance is less than 30% of eligible voters of the Tribe at the first Nomination Meeting, a second Nomination Meeting will be held on February 5, 2020 at 7:00 pm.

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Feb
6
Thu
Chance Rush Presentation @ MBCH Convention Center
Feb 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Chance Rush Presentation @ MBCH Convention Center

Join us as we welcome Chance Rush, Youth Outreach Advocate, Motivational Speaker, Life Coach to the Meskwaki Settlement on February 6th!

“Chance travels throughout the United States and Canada to work with Native communities in efforts to inspire, heal, motivate and energize. He has a talent for using his energy and humor to spread a simple message. He promotes healthy living and lives his life alcohol and drug free.”

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Feb
11
Tue
Recall Election @ Tribal Center Gym
Feb 11 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Recall Election @ Tribal Center Gym

ORDER FOR RECALL ELECTION:

A Recall Election will be held on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 in the gymnasium at the Sac and Fox Tribal Center on the Meskwaki Settlement from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.

All completed absentee ballots must be received by the Election Committee no later than February 11, 2020 at 8:00 pm.

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MMIW Sign Making @ Tribal Center Snack Bar
Feb 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Join RISE on Tuesday, February 11th from 5:00-6:30 pm at the Tribal Center Snack Bar for MMIW March Sign Making!

This event is for those of you who are going to the MMIW March on Friday, February 14th in Minneapolis, MN and would like make a sign. Supplies will be available, and light refreshments will be provided.

If you would like anything printed out, please contact Gea Aitkens or Katie Deines at (641) 484-4444.

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Feb
12
Wed
Buffalo Meat Distribution @ Tribal Center - Front Entrance
Feb 12 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
RESCHEDULED – Family Fun Night
Feb 12 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Election Committee Meeting @ East Conference Room, Tribal Center
Feb 12 @ 6:30 pm
Election Committee Meeting @ East Conference Room, Tribal Center

An Election Committee Meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, February 12th at 6:30 pm in the East Conference Room at the Meskwaki Tribal Center.

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Feb
14
Fri
MMIW March in Minnesota
Feb 14 all-day
Lacrosse Signup Deadline @ Meskwaki Youth Program
Feb 14 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Lacrosse Signup Deadline @ Meskwaki Youth Program

Sign up now for the Lacrosse 2020 Spring Season!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

Signup Deadline is Friday, February 14, 2020.

Boys Lacrosse is for ages 9 to 13. There is a$30 registration fee. Payment due by March 6, 2020. *Payment plans available.

Girls Lacrosse is for grades 4th – 6th. There is a $30 registration fee. Payment due by March 6, 2020. *Payment plans available.

For more information about games and practices please contact Head Coach: Britt Mitchell at 443-714-5052 (Text or Call), or you can email him at knuckleheadlacrosse@gmail.com.

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Elder’s Committee Indian Taco and Bake Sale @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Feb 14 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Elder's Committee Indian Taco and Bake Sale @ Meskwaki Senior Services | Tama | Iowa | United States

The Elder’s Committee will be having an Indian Taco and Bake Sale on Friday, February 14th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Meskwaki Senior Services Center, 301 Meskwaki Rd, Tama, IA 52339.

Menu:

  • Indian Taco – $6.00
  • Frybread – $3.00
  • Chili – $3.00
  • Yeast Rolls – $12/dozen
  • Cream Pies – $12.00
  • Cupcakes – $0.50/each
  • Cookies – $0.25/each
  • Pie – $9.00
  • Pop – $1.00

*Prices and items are subject to change without notice.

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Feb
17
Mon
Girls Softball Signup Deadline with MYP @ Meskwaki Youth Program
Feb 17 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Girls Softball Signup Deadline with MYP @ Meskwaki Youth Program

t is time to sign up for the 2020 Spring Softball Season with the Marshalltown Girls Softball Association for girls in grades K-12th!

There will be a Walk In Registration event on Wednesday, February 5 from 3:30-5:00 pm at the Tribal Center Snack Bar. The deadline to sign up through MYP is Feb. 17th by 4:30 pm. There is a $30.00 registration fee. (*Payment plans available). Final payment is due by March 13th at 4:30 pm.

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Feb
18
Tue
Swearing-In Ceremony @ Tribal Council Chambers
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Swearing-In Ceremony @ Tribal Council Chambers

Join us for a Swearing-In Ceremony on Tuesday, February 18th at 10:00 am in the Tribal Council Chambers.

The Tribal community is invited to the swearing-in ceremony for the newly elected Tribal Council Members Vern Jefferson and Judith Bender, elected during the Recall Election held on February 11, 2020. Light refreshments will be served. Open to all.

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Feb
19
Wed
MSS 12:30 pm Early Dismissal @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Feb 19 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Storm Spotter Training @ MBCH Breakout Rooms
Feb 19 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Storm Spotter Training @ MBCH Breakout Rooms

The MBCH Security Department and Meskwaki Risk Management Committee will be hosting a Storm Spotter Training on Wednesday, February 19th from 4:30 pm until 6:00 pm. Sign in begins at 4:15 pm and this training will be held in the Breakout rooms across from the Meskwaki Veterans Convention Center. Training instructed by The National Weather Service, Des Moines-Johnston Office.

Please call (641) 484-1516 or email dackman@meskwaki.com to reserve your place!

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(Canceled) Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Feb 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
(Canceled) Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers

Tribal Council Meeting is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 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
20
Thu
(Canceled) Plant Based Eating Cooking Demo @ Health Clinic Kitchen
Feb 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Diabetes Program Presents “Plant Based Eating” Cooking Demo!

Thursday, February 20th at Noon in the Health Clinic Kitchen.

Learn what it means to eat more “plant based”, and how to make it easy, delicious and nutritious!

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Feb
24
Mon
CANCELED – Tribal Council Special Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
CANCELED - Tribal Council Special Meeting @ Tribal Chambers

Tribal Council has scheduled a Special Meeting to be held on Monday, February 24, 2020 at 10:00 am 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
26
Wed
Plant Based Eating Cooking Demo @ Health Clinic Kitchen
Feb 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Plant Based Eating Cooking Demo @ Health Clinic Kitchen

The Diabetes Program is  hosting a Plant Based Eating Cooking Demo on Wednesday, February 26 at Noon in the Health Clinic Kitchen.

Learn what it means to eat more “plant based”, and how to make it easy, delicious and nutritious!

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Tribal Council Meeting 5:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Sep 1 @ 5:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
The Tribal Council meeting scheduled for August 25, 2021 has been rescheduled to be held on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 beginning at 5:00pm in the Tribal Chambers. With Covid 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
Sep 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
June 3, 2021 at 2 PM Healthy Walking Club Powwow Grounds every Thursday in the summer
3
Tribal Operations– Closing Early 12:00 pm
Tribal Operations– Closing Early
Sep 3 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Tribal Operations-- Closing Early
Tribal Operations (excluding the Meskwaki Health Clinic and Pharmacy) will be closing today, September 3 at 12PM/Noon. Monday, September 6 is Labor Day so both the Tribal Operations and the Health Clinic/Pharmacy will be closed … Continue reading Tribal Operations– Closing Early
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Healthy Walking Club 12:00 pm
Healthy Walking Club @ Toledo Heights
Sep 7 @ 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
Sep 9 @ 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
Sep 14 @ 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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Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers 5:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Sep 15 @ 5:00 pm – Sep 22 @ 8:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
The Tribal Council meeting previously scheduled for September 1, has been rescheduled to be held on Wednesday, September 15, 2021. The meeting will begin at 5:00pm in the Tribal Chambers.
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Healthy Walking Club 2:00 pm
Healthy Walking Club @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Sep 16 @ 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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Virtual Koko & Medo Celebration – Photo Submissions Accepted
Virtual Koko & Medo Celebration – Photo Submissions Accepted
Sep 20 – Sep 30 all-day
Virtual Koko & Medo Celebration - Photo Submissions Accepted
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 – Photo Submissions Accepted
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Healthy Walking Club 12:00 pm
Healthy Walking Club @ Toledo Heights
Sep 21 @ 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
Sep 23 @ 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
Sep 28 @ 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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Coffee and Culture 8:00 am
Coffee and Culture @ Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel
Sep 29 @ 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
Flu Shot Clinic 5:00 pm
Flu Shot Clinic @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
Sep 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Flu Shot Clinic @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
The Meskwaki Health Clinic will be hosting a Flu Shot Clinic on Wednesday, September 29th from 5-7PM in the Health Clinic Front Lobby. This Flu Shot Clinic will be open to all Meskwaki/Native clinic patients. … Continue reading Flu Shot Clinic
Tribal Council Meeting 5:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Sep 29 @ 5:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
The next Tribal Council meeting has been scheduled to be held on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.
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Meskwaki Health Fair 10:00 am
Meskwaki Health Fair @ Meskwaki Casino Outdoor Arena
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Meskwaki Health Fair @ Meskwaki Casino Outdoor Arena
Meskwaki Health Fair to be held on Thursday, September 30th from 10AM until 2PM at the Meskwaki Casino Arena (located behind Meskwaki Casino). For more information, please call Jennifer Scales or Ashley Aylsworth at 641-484-4094.
Healthy Walking Club 2:00 pm
Healthy Walking Club @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Sep 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
June 3, 2021 at 2 PM Healthy Walking Club Powwow Grounds every Thursday in the summer