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May
3
Mon
Meskwaki SettFit Step Into Summer Challenge
May 3 – Jun 13 all-day

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 Into Summer Challenge or sign up online here:  https://app.wellable.co/ 

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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 on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/ashleyaylsworth.healtheducator.1

All participants will receive a FREE t-shirt!

Complete you 5k Walk/Run any day from May 17th through May 28th, and then submit your time/route to Ashley.

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May
10
Mon
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”

Please sort items into two (2) piles and place near roadside:

  1. Metals and Appliances
  2. Junk

The followings items ARE NOT accepted for clean-up:

  • Chemicals
  • Motor Oil
  • Batteries
  • Paint
  • Trees
  • Branches
  • Cars

Please note there will be a service charge for the following items:

(Electronics)

  • $8.00 – CRT Monitor, Copy/Fax Machine, Non-Console TV under 19″
  • $15.00 – Computer Monitor/Non-Console TV 20″-25″
  • $18.00 – CRT TVs and Monitors 26″ and over
  • $20.00 – Console Projection TVs

(Car Tires)

  • $2.00 / $7.00 (on rim)

***No charge for white appliances!

 

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May
12
Wed
Stay Independent: Brain Health – A Healthy Aging Series @ via Zoom
May 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 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 older.

If you’d like an appointment, please call the following numbers: (641) 481-1306 or (641) 481-0842.

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May
17
Mon
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 on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/ashleyaylsworth.healtheducator.1

All participants will receive a FREE t-shirt!

Complete your 5k Walk/Run any day from May 17th through May 28th, and then submit your time/route to Ashley.

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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 older.

If you’d like an appointment, please call the following numbers: (641) 481-1306 or (641) 481-0842.

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May
19
Wed
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 older.

If you’d like an appointment, please call the following numbers: (641) 481-1306 or (641) 481-0842.

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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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May
26
Wed
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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Tribal Council Meeting @ via Zoom
May 26 @ 5:30 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ via Zoom

The next Tribal Council meeting has been scheduled to be held on Wednesday, May 26th beginning at 5:00 pm via Zoom.

*Meetings are held on a bi-weekly basis.

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

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May
31
Mon
Tribal Operations Closed for Memorial Day
May 31 all-day
Tribal Operations Closed for Memorial Day

Tribal Operations including the Health Clinic and Pharmacy will be closed on Monday, May 31 in observance of Memorial Day.

Normal business hours will resume Tuesday, June 1.

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Jun
1
Tue
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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Jun
3
Thu
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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Jun
8
Tue
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.
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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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Jun
9
Wed
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

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Stay Independent: Cooking for One or Two – A Healthy Aging Series @ via Zoom
Jun 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 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 temporary arrangement until further notice. 

*Meetings are held on a bi-weekly basis.

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

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Jun
10
Thu
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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Jun
15
Tue
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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Jun
17
Thu
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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Jun
22
Tue
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
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Jun
23
Wed
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)

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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 and individuals on the agenda will only be allowed in the meeting. This will be a temporary arrangement until further notice.

*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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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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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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