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Jan
18
Mon
Meskwaki SettFitt Challenge Part 1
Jan 18 – Feb 28 all-day
Feb
24
Wed
Take and Make on Facebook Live @ Facebook Live - Meskwaki Wellness FB Page
Feb 24 @ 12:00 pm

Take and Make Facebook Live Event – Recipe TBD

Must sign up by February 10th, at Noon, and make a plan to pick up your ingredients on February 23rd at the Clinic to make the food at home!

To sign up call or email Jennifer Scales at the Health Clinic

Email: jennifer.scales@meskwaki-nsn.gov

Phone: 641-484-9421

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Mar
1
Mon
Meskwaki SettFit Challenge Part 2: Eat Well, Be Well Challenge
Mar 1 – Apr 11 all-day
Mar
3
Wed
Stay Independent: A Healthy Aging Series – Power Up with Protein @ via ZOOM
Mar 3 @ 12:00 pm

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Nutrition and Wellness Series

STAY INDEPENDENT: A Healthy Aging Series

Location: Presented virtually via Zoom

Topic Covered: Power Up with Protein

To sign up call or email Jennifer Scales at the Health Clinic!

Email: jennifer.scales@meskwaki-nsn.gov

Phone: 641-484-9421

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Mar
10
Wed
Stay Independent: A Healthy Aging Series – Exercise Your Independence @ via ZOOM
Mar 10 @ 12:00 pm

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Nutrition and Wellness Series

STAY INDEPENDENT: A Healthy Aging Series

Location: Presented virtually via Zoom

Topic Covered: Exercise Your Independence

To sign up call or email Jennifer Scales at the Health Clinic!

Email: jennifer.scales@meskwaki-nsn.gov

Phone: 641-484-9421

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Mar
11
Thu
Tribal Council Meeting @ via Zoom
Mar 11 @ 5:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ via Zoom

The Tribal Council meeting previously scheduled to be held on March 10th, has been rescheduled to be held on Thursday, March 11, 2021.

Due to Covid-19 and safety precautions, this meeting will be held via Zoom.

**Meetings dates/times are subject to change at the discretion of the Tribal Chairperson.

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Mar
17
Wed
MSS Spring Break @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Mar 17 – Mar 19 all-day
Stay Independent: A Healthy Aging Series – Brain Health @ via ZOOM
Mar 17 @ 12:00 pm

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Nutrition and Wellness Series

STAY INDEPENDENT: A Healthy Aging Series

Location: Presented virtually via Zoom

Topic Covered: Brain Health

To sign up call or email Jennifer Scales at the Health Clinic!

Email: jennifer.scales@meskwaki-nsn.gov

Phone: 641-484-9421

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Mar
24
Wed
Stay Independent: A Healthy Aging Series – Cooking for One or Two @ via ZOOM
Mar 24 @ 12:00 pm

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Nutrition and Wellness Series

STAY INDEPENDENT: A Healthy Aging Series

Location: Presented virtually via Zoom

Topic Covered: Cooking for One or Two

To sign up call or email Jennifer Scales at the Health Clinic!

Email: jennifer.scales@meskwaki-nsn.gov

Phone: 641-484-9421

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Take and Make Facebook Live Event – Recipe TBD @ Facebook Live - Meskwaki Wellness FB Page
Mar 24 @ 2:00 pm

Take and Make Facebook Live Event – Recipe TBD

To sign up call or email Jennifer Scales at the Health Clinic

Email: jennifer.scales@meskwaki-nsn.gov

Phone: 641-484-9421

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Tribal Council Meeting @ via Zoom
Mar 24 @ 5:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ via Zoom

The Tribal Council meeting previously scheduled for March 17, 2021 has been rescheduled to be held on Wednesday, March 24th beginning at 5:00 pm via Zoom.

Due to Covid-19 and safety precautions, this meeting will be held via Zoom.

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

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Mar
31
Wed
Diabetes Bingo @ via Zoom
Mar 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Apr
6
Tue
SettFit Challenge Final Weigh-Ins @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
Apr 6 @ 7:30 am – Apr 8 @ 5:00 pm

Final Weigh-Ins

The final weigh-ins are during week 12 of our SettFit Challenge. To weigh-in, stop into the Health Clinic on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday – April 6th – 8th anytime between 7:30am and 5:00 pm.

SettFit End of Challenge

It’s hard to believe we’re almost at the end of our journey! We’re almost finished with with 11 and that leaves only 1 more week to go! The challenge officially ends at 11:59pm on Sunday, April 11th. We won’t be posting anymore leaderboard announcements until the end of the challenge. Announcement of winners will be on Wednesday, April 14th LIVE on our SettFit Facebook group at 11:00am.

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Apr
11
Sun
SettFit Challenge Ends at11:59PM
Apr 11 all-day

Final Weigh-Ins

The final weigh-ins are during week 12 of our SettFit Challenge. To weigh-in, stop into the Health Clinic on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday – April 6th – 8th anytime between 7:30am and 5:00 pm.

SettFit End of Challenge

It’s hard to believe we’re almost at the end of our journey! We’re almost finished with with 11 and that leaves only 1 more week to go! The challenge officially ends at 11:59pm on Sunday, April 11th. We won’t be posting anymore leaderboard announcements until the end of the challenge. Announcement of winners will be on Wednesday, April 14th LIVE on our SettFit Facebook group at 11:00am.

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Apr
13
Tue
Stay Independent: Exercise Your Independence – A Healthy Aging Series @ via Zoom
Apr 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Meskwaki Health Clinic Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
Apr 13 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Meskwaki Health Clinic Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic @ Meskwaki Health Clinic | Tama | Iowa | United States

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: The Meskwaki Health Clinic is able to schedule ANYONE wishing to receive a COVID-19 vaccination 16 years old (with parental consent) and older.

Clinics scheduled for the week of April 12 through April 17:

  • Tuesday 4/13 – Pfizer Prime, 3 PM – 7 PM at Meskwaki Health Clinic
  • Wednesday 4/14 – Pfizer Prime, 9 AM – 3 PM at Tama Civic Center
  • Thursday 4/15 – Pfizer Prime, 3 PM – 7 PM at Meskwaki Health Clinic
  • Saturday 4/17 – Pfizer Prime, 10 AM – 2 PM at Meskwaki Casino (Drive-up)

IF YOU’D LIKE TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT, PLEASE CALL THE FOLLOWING NUMBERS:

(641) 481-1306

(641) 481-0842

(641) 481-1155 – FOR SPANISH

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Tribal Council Meeting @ via Zoom
Apr 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ via Zoom
The Tribal Council meeting that was to be held on 04/07/2021 has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 13, 2021.
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Apr
14
Wed
Meskwaki Health Clinic Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic @ Tama Civic Center
Apr 14 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Meskwaki Health Clinic Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic @ Tama Civic Center | Tama | Iowa | United States

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: The Meskwaki Health Clinic is able to schedule ANYONE wishing to receive a COVID-19 vaccination 16 years old (with parental consent) and older.

Clinics scheduled for the week of April 12 through April 17:

  • Tuesday 4/13 – Pfizer Prime, 3 PM – 7 PM at Meskwaki Health Clinic
  • Wednesday 4/14 – Pfizer Prime, 9 AM – 3 PM at Tama Civic Center
  • Thursday 4/15 – Pfizer Prime, 3 PM – 7 PM at Meskwaki Health Clinic
  • Saturday 4/17 – Pfizer Prime, 10 AM – 2 PM at Meskwaki Casino (Drive-up)

IF YOU’D LIKE TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT, PLEASE CALL THE FOLLOWING NUMBERS:

(641) 481-1306

(641) 481-0842

(641) 481-1155 – FOR SPANISH

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Apr
16
Fri
Employee Lunch
Apr 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Apr
17
Sat
Community Covid-19 Vaccination Drive-Up Clinic @ Meskwaki Casino - South Parking Lot
Apr 17 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Community Covid-19 Vaccination Drive-Up Clinic @ Meskwaki Casino - South Parking Lot

The Meskwaki Health Clinic will be hosting a Covid-19 Vaccination Drive-Up Clinic for the Meskwaki Community on Saturday, April 17, 2021 from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm in the South Parking Lot of the Meskwaki Casino.

For more information call the Meskwaki Health Clinic at (641) 484-4094.

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Travel Plaza Spring Cookout @ Meskwaki Travel Plaza Parking Lot
Apr 17 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Travel Plaza Spring Cookout @ Meskwaki Travel Plaza Parking Lot

Meskwaki Travel Plaza will be hosting a Spring Cookout on Saturday, April 17 from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm in the Travel Plaza Parking Lot.

Purchase a hamburger or hotdog with chips and a drink for $5.00

There will also be cornhole and prizes for kids!

Also, Meskwaki OrganiX will have a booth set up to answer your questions and give out samples of their oils and topicals! Save 15% off purchases of Meskwaki OrganiX labeled items the entire day! Come early and get a t-shirt, limited quantities available.

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Apr
19
Mon
Virtual Walk/Run Event for Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Awareness Month @ Virtual
Apr 19 – Apr 23 all-day
Virtual Walk/Run Event for Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Awareness Month @ Virtual
RISE – Iowa, Meskwaki Child Care Program and Meskwaki Nation Child Support Services are hosting a Virtual Walk/Run Event for Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Awareness Month in April!
The Virtual Walk/Run will be held during April 19th through the 23rd, meaning you can complete your walk/run anytime during those dates.
  • Participants will walk/run on their own time during the week of April 19-23.
  • There will be signs posted on various routes.
  • Everyone will have an opportunity to win prizes!
  • Upon completion of the event, participants will be contacted to arrange the pick-up of goodie bags and/or prizes.
  • *More details to come!
The first 100 participants to sign-up will receive a goodie bag! Registration deadline is April 5th.
How to register:
1.) You can register by opening the camera app on your phone and hovering over the QR code (top left of flyer), it will direct you to a website on your phone where you can register online! Or use link below:
2.) Visit the Meskwaki Family Services Office located at 1834 340th St. in Tama and pick up a form. Once you complete the form you can drop it off at one of their drop box locations.
Any questions, please call Meskwaki Family Services at (641) 484-4444.
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Apr
20
Tue
Covid-19 Vaccination: Moderna Booster (For Staff Only) @ Mobile
Apr 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Covid-19 Vaccination: Moderna Booster (For Staff Only) @ Mobile

Call (641) 481-1306 or (641) 481-0842 or (641) 481-1155 for Spanish

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Apr
21
Wed
Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic for East Marshall Students/Staff @ East Marshall High School
Apr 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic for East Marshall Students/Staff @ East Marshall High School

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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Diabetes Support Group @ via Facebook Live on Meskwaki Wellness
Apr 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Cooking class with Fareway Dietitan Caitlyn Ferin, RD, LD. Learn how to make Sesame Chicken Pizza and California-Style BBQ Chicken Pizza

*Must sign up by April 7 at Noon.

Participants will need to pick up their ingredients on April 20th to make recipes at home.

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Healthy Walking Club 2:00 pm
Healthy Walking Club @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Jul 1 @ 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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Tribal Ops Closed for Employee Picnic 8:00 am
Tribal Ops Closed for Employee Picnic
Jul 2 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Tribal Ops Closed for Employee Picnic
Tribal Ops including the Health Clinic, Pharmacy, and Tribal Center will be closed on Friday, July 2nd for its annual employee picnic.
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Health Clinic Community Event 8:00 am
Health Clinic Community Event @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
Jul 4 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Health Clinic Community Event @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
Join the Meskwaki Health Clinic for a walk-run, lunch and family fun games on Sunday, July 4 from 8:00AM-2:00PM at the Meskwaki Health Clinic! Walk-Run registration at 8:00AM Walk-Run begins at 8:30AM Food and Games … Continue reading Health Clinic Community Event
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Tribal Operations Closed in Observance of the Independence Day
Tribal Operations Closed in Observance of the Independence Day
Jul 5 all-day
Tribal Operations Closed in Observance of the Independence Day
Tribal Operations, including the Meskwaki Health Clinic and Pharmacy will be closed on Monday, July 5, 2021 in observance of Independence Day. Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, July 6, 2021.
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Healthy Walking Club 12:00 pm
Healthy Walking Club @ Toledo Heights
Jul 6 @ 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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Red Earth Gardens Share Program Pick-Up 1:00 pm
Red Earth Gardens Share Program Pick-Up @ Red Earth Gardens
Jul 7 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Pick up bag of veggies Cooking Demo Starting at 1:30pm at REG (Red Earth Gardens)
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Healthy Walking Club 2:00 pm
Healthy Walking Club @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Jul 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
June 3, 2021 at 2 PM Healthy Walking Club Powwow Grounds every Thursday in the summer
Meskwaki Girls Softball Teams End of Season Pool Party 8:00 pm
Meskwaki Girls Softball Teams End of Season Pool Party @ Tama-Toledo Aquatic Center
Jul 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Meskwaki Girls Softball Teams End of Season Pool Party @ Tama-Toledo Aquatic Center
Meskwaki Softball Teams Black, White, Green, Eagles, Thunder and Fish and their family are invited to the End of the Season Pool Party on Thursday, July 8 from 8PM-10PM at the Tama-Toledo Aquatic Center! Weather … Continue reading Meskwaki Girls Softball Teams End of Season Pool Party
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Lacrosse Teams End of Season Pool Party 8:00 pm
Lacrosse Teams End of Season Pool Party @ Tama-Toledo Aquatic Center
Jul 9 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Lacrosse Teams End of Season Pool Party @ Tama-Toledo Aquatic Center
Meskwaki Lacrosse Club will be hosting an End of Season Pool Party for the Meskwaki Knuckleheads and Meskwaki Swans teams on Friday, July 9 from 8PM-10PM at the Tama-Toledo Aquatic Center. *Weather permitting.
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Tribal Operations Closed – Meskwaki Nation Day
Tribal Operations Closed – Meskwaki Nation Day
Jul 13 all-day
Tribal Operations Closed - Meskwaki Nation Day
Tribal Operations, including the Meskwaki Health Clinic and Pharmacy will be closed on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 in observance of the Meskwaki Nation Day holiday. Normal business hours will resume on Wednesday, July 14, 2021.
Meskwaki Nation Day Events 8:00 am
Meskwaki Nation Day Events @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Jul 13 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Meskwaki Nation Day Events @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Join us to celebrate: MESKWAKI NATION DAY Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at Meskwaki Powwow Grounds Agenda: 8:00AM – Walk/Run 10:00AM – Flag Raising 10:30AM – Oral history on the significance of Meskwaki Nation Day > … Continue reading Meskwaki Nation Day Events
Healthy Walking Club 12:00 pm
Healthy Walking Club @ Toledo Heights
Jul 13 @ 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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2 Hour Delay for Tribal Operations (Health Clinic opens at 8 AM) 8:00 am
2 Hour Delay for Tribal Operations (Health Clinic opens at 8 AM)
Jul 14 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Two hour delay on Wednesday, July 14th.  Tribal Operations opening at 10 AM excluding the HEALTH CLINIC which will OPEN at 8 am!
Coffee and Culture 8:00 am
Coffee and Culture @ Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel
Jul 14 @ 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
Diabetes Bingo 12:00 pm
Diabetes Bingo @ Meskwaki Convention Center
Jul 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
July 14, 2021 at noon Diabetes Bingo at Meskwaki Convention Center, call to sign-up Snack provide and prizes for all!
Tribal Council Meeting 5:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Jul 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
The next Tribal Council meeting has been scheduled to be held on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 beginning at 5:00pm in the Tribal Chambers. With Covid-19 precautions, only Tribal Council Members, key staff and individuals on … Continue reading Tribal Council Meeting
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Healthy Walking Club 2:00 pm
Healthy Walking Club @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Jul 15 @ 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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Diabetes Support Group Meeting 12:00 pm
Diabetes Support Group Meeting @ Meskwaki Convention Center
Jul 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
July 20th, at noon support group meeting, at Meskwaki Convention Center, call to sign-up more information to come! Meal provided
Healthy Walking Club 12:00 pm
Healthy Walking Club @ Toledo Heights
Jul 20 @ 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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Red Earth Gardens Share Program Pick-Up 1:00 pm
Red Earth Gardens Share Program Pick-Up @ Red Earth Gardens
Jul 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Pick up bag of veggies Cooking Demo Starting at 1:30pm at REG (Red Earth Gardens)
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Healthy Walking Club 2:00 pm
Healthy Walking Club @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Jul 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
June 3, 2021 at 2 PM Healthy Walking Club Powwow Grounds every Thursday in the summer
*Rescheduled – MFS Community Pool Party 8:00 pm
*Rescheduled – MFS Community Pool Party @ Tama-Toledo Aquatic Center
Jul 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
*Rescheduled - MFS Community 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, July 15 from 8:00pm-10:00pm. Pizza will be provided while supplies last. Concessions will also be available for purchase. Must wear … Continue reading *Rescheduled – MFS Community Pool Party
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Election Committee Meeting 3:00 pm
Election Committee Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Jul 23 @ 3:00 pm
Election Committee Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Election Committee Meeting Notice July 23rd at 3pm in the Tribal Chambers All enrolled members invited to attend.
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Cooling Center for Community OPEN
Cooling Center for Community OPEN
Jul 26 – Jul 30 all-day
Cooling Center for Community OPEN
A cooling center has been set up at the Meskwaki Tribal Center for community members needing an air-conditioned space to temporarily deal with the health effects of the heatwave hitting our area this week. With … Continue reading Cooling Center for Community OPEN
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Healthy Walking Club 12:00 pm
Healthy Walking Club @ Toledo Heights
Jul 27 @ 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 5:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Jul 28 @ 5:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
The next Tribal Council meeting has been scheduled to be held on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 beginning at 5:00pm to be held in the Tribal Chambers. With Covid-19 precautions in mind, Tribal Council Members, key … Continue reading Tribal Council Meeting
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ARPA 2021 Funding Distribution 8:00 am
ARPA 2021 Funding Distribution @ Meskwaki Tribal Center Gym
Jul 29 @ 8:00 am – Jul 30 @ 4:30 pm
ARPA 2021 Funding Distribution @ Meskwaki Tribal Center Gym
NEWS: American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 Distribution A mailing was sent out Friday, July 16, 2021 to enrolled Tribal Members with information and forms that need to be completed to receive emergency financial assistance … Continue reading ARPA 2021 Funding Distribution
Healthy Walking Club 2:00 pm
Healthy Walking Club @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Jul 29 @ 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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