Cities of Tama and Toledo to issue joint proclamation in honor of Indigenous Peoples Day.
Toledo, IA, October 8 – The cities of Tama, IA and Toledo, IA will come together to jointly proclaim Monday, October 14, 2019 and the second Monday of each October hereafter to be recognized as Indigenous Peoples Day in the cities of Tama and Toledo. Mayor Mike Carnahan (Tama) and Mayor John Llyod (Toledo) will sign the proclamation on Monday, October 14, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. at the Reinig Toledo Civic Center, 1007 S Prospect Dr, Toledo, IA during the regular meeting of the Toledo City Council.
This day recognizes the land now known as the cities of Tama and Toledo as home to Indigenous People since time immemorial, and without whom, the building of our two cities would not have been possible. This day will also serve to recognize and honor the relationship between the cities of Tama and Toledo and the Meskwaki Nation, federally recognized as the Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa.
Tama and Toledo join a growing number of government entities across the country that have recognized the second Monday of October as Indigenous Peoples Day, in order to promote appreciation, reconciliation, understanding, friendship, and continued partnerships among all of its people and the Indigenous Peoples of this land.
We invite all members of the communities of Tama and Toledo along with members of the Meskwaki Nation and the Indigenous community in Iowa to join us on Monday, October 14 at 6:00 p.m. for a signing ceremony of this join Indigenous Peoples day proclamation.
-County Seat of Tama County
The General Election hall be held at the Tribal Gymnasium on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Names appearing on the General Election ballots shall be a result of the Primary Election. Names appearing on the Special Election ballots shall be the result of Nominations. Title 8 Sec. 8-4404.
THREE (3) TRIBAL COUNCIL POSITIONS ARE TO BE FILLED BY THIS GENERAL ELECTION PROCESS and ONE (1) TRIBAL COUNCIL POSITION WILL BE FILLED BY THIS SPECIAL ELECTION. (Three (3) positions ending in 2023 and one (1) position ended in 2021.)
The Family Fun Night Committee will be hosting a Fall Festival on Wednesday, October 16th! This Festival will be held at the Meskwaki Health Clinic (southeast side) from 4:30 pm until 7:00 pm.
Bring the whole family for some fun!
Dinner will be served along with hot apple cider and hot chocolate. There will be a pumpkin patch and pumpkin decorating, games and prizes and so much more!
Please bring a blanket or chair.
Join the MSS Language Department as they have their monthly Language Night event tonight!
Language Night today, October 16th at the Meskwaki Settlement School. Supper will be served at 5:00 pm in the Commons, and Activities in the Elementary Gym will begin at 6:00 pm!
Kiwisenibena Kimemetattaibena kaoni Kitadikanobena
Kikekyekimawabena Abenoaki ikotti magatti wittenotiyatti – Encourage and teach children to play respectfully.
-MSS Language Department
Join us on Thursday, Oct. 17th for Indigenous Pink Day for a Breast Cancer Awareness Fun Walk & Run!
This Fun Walk & Run will be held at the Meskwaki Clinic. Registration at 5:00 pm and the Walk/Run starts at 5:30 pm. Route will be to the casino stop sign and back to the clinic.
There will be t-shirts while supplies last and food and water will also be served!
Contact Kathy or Danelle for questions (641) 484-4094.
Meskwaki Youth Program is proud to announce the Veterans Day Powwow Princess and Brave Contest!
Applications are now being accepted for the Princess and Brave contest. The application and picture deadline is October 18, 2019. Applicants must be from 10-17 years of age, and a descendant of a Meskwaki Veteran. You can apply online at > , https://forms.gle/Li71Sgxcf2CrN4Zf6 .
For questions please contact MYP at (641) 484-5369.
Washington University at St. Louis will be on-site at Meskwaki Higher Education Offices on Friday, October 18, 2019.
Their primary focus is to engage with students about the possibility of becoming a student in the School of Social Work. They have a full-ride scholarship and many other funding opportunities for Native American students.
Please stop by the MHEP Office between 11:30 am and 1:00 pm on Friday, October 18th.
Diabetes Program and Food Sovereignty Present – HARVEST HIGHLIGHT
Join us for harvesting the produce from the Kinship Garden – you take home what you harvest!
Wednesday, October 23rd at the Kinship Garden (located behind the east side of the Health Clinic).
Questions? Contact the Health clinic at (641) 484-9400 or Natural Resources at (641) 484-9584.
Meskwaki Alcohol and Drug Abuse Center Presents… “An Evening with Mary Black and Blain Constant”.
Thursday, October 24th from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm at the Tama Civic Center (305 Siegel St, Tama, IA 52339).
Mary and Blain are returning to the Meskwaki Settlement for an encore to their Red Ribbon Week performance. This Indigenous duo uses motivational songs and stories to deliver their culturally-relevant message on preventing drug and alcohol abuse by sharing their personal journeys of hope and healing.
There will be a FREE community meal for those who attend this event. We hope to see you there!