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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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Jun
24
Thu
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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Jun
26
Sat
2021 Meskwaki Heavyweight Catfish Tournament @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Jun 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
2021 Meskwaki Heavyweight Catfish Tournament @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds

2021 Meskwaki Heavyweight Catfish Tournament

  • Saturday, June 26, 1 PM – 2 PM
  • Sunday, June 27, 1 PM – 2 PM
  • Meskwaki Powwow Grounds, Tama IA

Meskwaki anglers of all ages are invited to participate! No pre-registration required and at no cost! This event is open to tribal members and descendants – fishing laws apply

Participants may catch their fish anywhere in the Sate of Iowa, but failure to appear before 12 PM, noon, for weigh-in on June 20 will result in disqualification.

Details for tournament:

  • You must register between 11 AM to 12 PM  on Saturday, June 19 at the Meskwaki Powwow Grounds.
  • Tournament will begin and end at the Meskwaki Powwow Grounds.
  • You must bring your fish to weigh-in between 11 AM to 12 PM on Sunday, June 20.
  • Fish must be living at weigh-in. Dead fish will result in a .5 pound weight reduction from angler’s total combined weight.
  • All baits allowed, but the fish must be caught with rod and reel.
  • Winner will be determined by the highest combined weight for a 5 fish limit.
  • Winner will be announced following the completion of weigh-ins!

The catfish tournament winner will receive the custom 2021 Meskwaki Catfish Heavyweight Belt and undisputed glory!

*Alternate dates: June 26-27

Contact MNPD Conservation Officer Caleb Boyles at (641) 481-5916 or by email, cboyles.mnpd@meskwaki-nsn.gov, with any questions.

Hosted by the Meskwaki Nation Police Department

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Jun
27
Sun
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 will have access to a cart and free 9 holes of golf. *One person on the team must be a patient with diabetes.
The Diabetes Program has reserved the entire course for this event. Lunch will be provided. This is an alcohol free event.
Deadline to sign up to reserve a golf cart is June 18th.
Contact Ashely Aylsworth, Health Education, via Facebook at Ashley-Aylsworth Health-Educator or call (641) 484-9426.
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2021 Meskwaki Heavyweight Catfish Tournament @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Jun 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
2021 Meskwaki Heavyweight Catfish Tournament @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds

2021 Meskwaki Heavyweight Catfish Tournament

  • Saturday, June 26, 1 PM – 2 PM
  • Sunday, June 27, 1 PM – 2 PM
  • Meskwaki Powwow Grounds, Tama IA

Meskwaki anglers of all ages are invited to participate! No pre-registration required and at no cost! This event is open to tribal members and descendants – fishing laws apply

Participants may catch their fish anywhere in the Sate of Iowa, but failure to appear before 12 PM, noon, for weigh-in on June 20 will result in disqualification.

Details for tournament:

  • You must register between 11 AM to 12 PM  on Saturday, June 19 at the Meskwaki Powwow Grounds.
  • Tournament will begin and end at the Meskwaki Powwow Grounds.
  • You must bring your fish to weigh-in between 11 AM to 12 PM on Sunday, June 20.
  • Fish must be living at weigh-in. Dead fish will result in a .5 pound weight reduction from angler’s total combined weight.
  • All baits allowed, but the fish must be caught with rod and reel.
  • Winner will be determined by the highest combined weight for a 5 fish limit.
  • Winner will be announced following the completion of weigh-ins!

The catfish tournament winner will receive the custom 2021 Meskwaki Catfish Heavyweight Belt and undisputed glory!

*Alternate dates: June 26-27

Contact MNPD Conservation Officer Caleb Boyles at (641) 481-5916 or by email, cboyles.mnpd@meskwaki-nsn.gov, with any questions.

Hosted by the Meskwaki Nation Police Department

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Jun
29
Tue
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
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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 meal, play bone dice, join in on a moccasin game or play a round of bags!

Door prizes will be given to those who attend this event, we hope to see you there!

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Jun
30
Wed
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 each month from 8 to 10 AM. Alternate date: last Wednesday of the month
Where: Lucky’s meeting room located at the Meskwaki Bingo Casino & Hotel (Coffee provided)
Why: Increase knowledge of both cultures to grow, blend, understand and share….knowledge is power!
How: By inviting a group of like-minded individuals to a well-rounded conversation about Meskwaki and Police Culture.
*Safety Precautions: Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, please maintain safe distancing and wear a mask when not consuming beverages or eating (optional/eat at own cost).
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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 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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Jul
1
Thu
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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Jul
2
Fri
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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Jul
4
Sun
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 after the Walk-Run!

*Please bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket.

For more info/questions, call the Health Clinic at 641-484-4094.

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Jul
5
Mon
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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Jul
6
Tue
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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Jul
7
Wed
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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Jul
8
Thu
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
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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 permitting.

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Jul
9
Fri
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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Jul
13
Tue
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.

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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
> Bags Tournament
– Co-Ed
– $40 registration fee
– Contact Merona to sign up!
merona.jefferson@meskwaki-nsn.gov
(641) 484-9225
Prize: TBD
> Hand Drum Registration/Preliminaries
– Contact Merona to sign up!
merona.jefferson@meskwaki-nsn.gov
(641) 484-9225
> Children’s Activities
> Game Shelter: Bone Dice Game
11:30AM – Lunch
4:00PM – Meskwaki Traditional Meal prepared by Meskwaki Food Sovereignty and Workforce Development
6:00PM – Meskwaki Nation Day Powwow Grand Entry
Head Staff:
MC: Matt
AD: Jerod Pushetonequa
Head Man – TBD
Head Woman – Delonda Pushetonequa
Flags: American Legion Post 701
> Hand Drum Finals
– 1 Man (1st place $200)
– 3 Man (1st place $300)
> Specials
– Elders Special (55+) 1st $300, 2nd $200, 3rd $100
– Adults (18+) 1st $300, 2nd $300
– Woodland Special 1st $300
– Junior, Teens, and Tiny Tots sponsored by Youth Program
– Honor Dances
> Meskwaki Dances
** All drums welcome! **
VENDORS – If you’d like to set up as a vendor during the powwow, please contact Merona Jefferson by phone (641) 484-9225 or email at merona.jefferson@meskwaki-nsn.gov
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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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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
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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 @ Health Clinic Front Lobby
Sep 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Flu Shot Clinic @ Health Clinic Front Lobby
Meskwaki Health Clinic will be hosting a Flu Shot Clinic on Wednesday, September 29 from 5-7PM in the Health Clinic Front Lobby. This Flu Shot Clinic is open to all Meskwaki and 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