Notice of Referendum Election
On September 15, 2021 the Sac & Fox Tribal Council issued an Order for Referendum Election to the Election Committee of the Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa by adopting Resolution 18-2021; which poses the following question to eligible voters:
“Should current or future members of the Tribal Council be employed by the Tribal Government or any Tribal Enterprises, including Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel in any position other than management?”
Therefore, in accordance with Sec. 8-4705 of Title 8. Election Code, a Referendum Election shall be held on Friday, October 8, 2021 in the Tribal Gymnasium on the Meskwaki Settlement. Polls will be open from 8:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Upon written request absentee ballots will be made available to those eligible voters who request one by:
- Fax to the Sac & Fox Tribal Office, Attn: Election Committee at (641) 484-5424
- Mail to Sac & Fox Tribal Office, Attn: Election Committee, 349 Meskwaki Road, Tama, IA 52339
- Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
All absentee ballot requests by fax, mail, or email must be received by September 24, 2021 at 4:30 P.M.
Absentee ballots and voting instructions will be mailed out to absentee voters by September 28, 2021.
All completed, notarized absentee ballots must be received by the Election Committee no later than 8:00 P.M. on October 8, 2021.
Meskwaki Warrior Booster Club presents… Homecoming Chili Cook-Off & Frybread Sale! To be held on Friday, October 8th starting at 5PM at the MSS Football Field. Participants please bring your entry to the field between 4:00-4:30PM.
Chili and Frybread – $6.00
Chili Cook-Off will be held during the Meskwaki Homecoming Football Game.
The competition will be judged by the football coaches of the MFL and Inferno teams.
For more information call Shoshonis at 641-485-0994.
FREE to enter pot is donation to chili sale
Meskwaki Public Works will be having their Community Fall Clean-Up October 11th-15th.
Please sort items in two piles and place near roadside.
- Metals and Appliances
Route: West Village, North of Hwy 30, South of Hwy 30, H Ave
Service Charge for Certain Items are as follows:
- White Goods (appliances) – No Charge
- CRT Monitor/TV Under 19″ – $8/each
- CRT TV/Monitor 19″-25″ – $15/each
- CRT TV/Monitor 26″ & Above – $18/each
- Console Projection TVs – $20/each
- Tires (Car/Light Truck) – $5 w/o rim or $10 w/rim
- Tires (Small/Mower/Golf Cart) – $2 w/o rim or $7 w/ rim
Checks are no longer accepted by the Tama County Landfill through us.
Money Order 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
The following items ARE NOT accepted for the Clean-Up:
- Motor Oil
Tribal Offices will be closed in honor of the holiday – the Health Clinic and Pharmacy will remain open.
- June 1, 2021 at noon Healthy Walking Club–
- Toledo Heights every Tuesday in the summer
Primary Election today 8AM – 8PM for eligible members in the Tribal Gymnasium.
The Election Committee recommends, for the sake of the well-being and health of the tribal community, that voters follow CDC guidelines.
Unprecedented circumstances concerning Covid-19 have challenged common practices of the election voting process. However, it is prohibited that any eligible voter be denied their right to vote.
The process is as follows: There will be a drive-thru voting option for those in isolation. Please come to the Tribal Center parking lot and call (641) 484-4678 and someone will come out to help you. Please wear a mask and stay in your car.
- June 3, 2021 at 2 PM Healthy Walking Club
- Powwow Grounds every Thursday in the summer
2021 GENERAL ELECTION NOTICE:
The General Election shall be held at the Tribal Gymnasium on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 from 8:00 A.M – 8:00 P.M.
Masks will be required for entrance. Please follow all CDC recommendations for entrance.
A Run-Off Election, if necessary, shall be held at the Tribal Gymnasium on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 from 8:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Sec. 8-2101 of Title 8. Election code of the Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa provides the following:
Except for an election to amend the Constitution or Bylaws of the Tribe, no individual shall be qualified to vote in any election unless the individual:
(a) Is a member of the Tribe;
(b) Is an adult on or before the date of the election;
(c) Was a resident of the Settlement for at least six months prior to the current or any previous election; and
(d) Is currently a resident of the State of Iowa
Furthermore, Sec. 8-2201 (a) states:
(a) “Adult” means an individual who is twenty-one years of age or older.
FOUR (4) TRIBAL COUNCIL POSITIONS ARE TO BE FILLED BY THE 2021 GENERAL ELECTION PROCESS.
Join the Meskwaki Health Clinic as they host an Indigenous Pink Day Fun Run for Breast Cancer Awareness on Thursday, October 21st at the Meskwaki Clinic.
Remember to wear PINK! There will be a ‘Wear Pink Contest’ that will have 1 adult winner and 1 youth winner! Wear your most creative pink outfit during the Indigenous Pink Day Walk/Run at the Meskwaki Clinic and win!
5:00PM Registration (*Flu shots available during registration!)
Route: to Casino stop sign and back.
There will be Food, Beverages and Door Prizes. Hoodies will be given out while supplies last. We hope to see you there!
2021 Meskwaki Youth Deer Hunt – November 20th & 21st
Drawing Date: Saturday, October 23
Meskwaki Nation Police Department is inviting EIGHT (8) Meskwaki Youth (10-16rs) to go on a fun-filled day of deer harvesting with Conservation Officer Caleb Boyles, Sgt. Kole Northland, Officer Lee Simcox and Kimberly Schwartz (MNCSS)!
Hunt participants will have the opportunity to harvest two (2) deer!
- First one to keep – hunter/family will be responsible for processing.
- If a second one is harvested, deer will be processed by the State Center Meat Locker and distributed to the Meskwaki Community.
Participants will be determined in a raffle drawing!
If you entered your child in the turkey hunt and their name was not drawn, their name will automatically be entered TWICE in this hunt!
To enter your child in the raffle, please fill out the form > https://seam.ly/5GDxBxqz
- *MNPD Firearms instructor will instruct a Firearms Safety Course PRIOR to hunt.
- *Chosen hunter must attend safety course in order to participate in hunt,. No exceptions.
- All equipment and clothing will be provided by the Meskwaki Youth Program.
Please call MNPD for any questions at 641-484-4844.
October 25-November 17 Healthy Recipe contest-
Recipe submission to Jennifer by email or drop-off at the clinic
Submission must include your name, current phone number and recipe. A prize will be awarded to everyone that submits a recipe for the contest! Drawing for additional prizes for all those that submit a recipe!
Meskwaki Youth Development Program is hosting a
PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST
Open to all natives on or near the Meskwaki Community!
Deadline to Enter: October 27, 2021 at 11:59 PM
Cash prizes: Youth $50 // Adults: $100
- Most Creative
One submission per person.
One youth and one adult winner per category.
Winners will be notified via email and announced on the MYDP Facebook page on October 29.
Meskwaki Youth Development Program
3134 H Ave, Tama IA 52339
Questions? Call (641) 484-5369
MNR Buffalo Meat Distribution
ROAST, STEW, & GROUND
5 LB. DISTRIBUTION FOR ENROLLED MEMBERS.
MNR Buffalo Meat Distribution
ROAST, STEW, & GROUND
5 LB. DISTRIBUTION FOR ENROLLED MEMBERS.
The next Tribal Council Meeting has been scheduled to be held on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 beginning at 5:00PM in the 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.
Registration for the 2021 Virtual Halloween Costume Contest hosted by Meskwaki Youth Development Program is now open!
- Ages 2 & Under: Cutest / Funniest / Most Creative, 1st-$25, 2nd-$15, 3rd-$10
- Ages 3-5: Cutest / Funniest / Most Creative, 1st-$30, 2nd-$20, 3rd-$10
- Ages 6-8: Scariest / Funniest / Most Creative, 1st-$35, 2nd-$25, 3rd-$15
- Ages 9-11: Scariest / Funniest / Most Creative (3 places for each category) 1st-$40, 2nd-$30, 3rd-$20
- Ages 12-14: Scariest / Funniest / Most Creative (3 places for each category) 1st-$50, 2nd-$40, 3rd-$30
- Ages 15-18 (HS Senior): Scariest / Funniest / Most Creative (3 places for each category) 1st-$100, 2nd-$75, 3rd-$50
- Adults 18 & Over: Scariest / Funniest / Most Creative (3 places for each category) 1st-$200, 2nd-$150, 3rd-$100
- Pets: Cutest / Funniest / Most Creative (2 places for each category) 1st-$25, 2nd-$10
Exciting news! The Knuckleheads Lacrosse was one of 40 Teams across the nation that was selected for a “Pickup and Play grant. Participants will receive a great introduction to the sport, get connected to their local community lacrosse organization, and receive a pinnie at no cost!
This Clinic is open to Boys and Girls, it will be held at the Meskwaki Settlement School on November 6, 2021 from 11:00AM-1:00PM. To signup: https://www.usalacrosse.com/event/pickup-and-play-knuckleheads-lacrosse if you have any questions please contact Britt Mitchell at email@example.com
The MYDP would like to send a big thank you to the US Lacrosse, Knucklehead/Swan/Mavericks Coaches, MSS, and the Knucklehead Lacrosse Board for hosting this event.
Byemibaogea – Tashina Azure
Meskwaki Nation Youth Development Program Director
8:00 am Referendum Election @ Tribal Gymnasium
Referendum Election @ Tribal Gymnasium
Oct 8 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
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10:00 am Homecoming Coronation LIVESTREAMING
Homecoming Coronation LIVESTREAMING
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Homecoming Coronation LIVE from the Meskwaki Settlement School: https://livestream.com/meskwakination/events/9881732
1:00 pm Homecoming Parade LIVESTREAMING
Homecoming Parade LIVESTREAMING
Oct 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Homecoming Parade LIVE from the Meskwaki Settlement School: https://livestream.com/meskwakination/events/9881707
5:00 pm Homecoming Chili Cook-Off & Frybread Sale @ Meskwaki Settlement School Football Field
Homecoming Chili Cook-Off & Frybread Sale @ Meskwaki Settlement School Football Field
Oct 8 @ 5:00 pm
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