At a regular meeting conducted on August 14, 2019, Tribal Council voted and approved to extend the Membership Audit to September 30, 2019.
AUDITS MAY BE COMPLETED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 30, 2019.
**Required documents to complete audit: Picture ID such as: Current State-issued ID, Current Tribal ID, Passport ID AND original Social Security Card.
**Documents needed for children: Original birth certificate and Original Social Security Card.
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Join us on Monday, September 9th at the Meskwaki Tribal Center Gym!
5:00 pm Sign in and Sign Ups and Traditional Meal will be served. (**Long-sleeved shirts while supplies last**)
- Present honorary gifts to Eldest of the Tribe
- Tokan/Kisko importance presentation
- Traditional dancing and singing and photo area – traditional attire encouraged
- Door prizes and Elder gifts giveaway
- Bone Dice for Women and Girls – 200 coin ($0.01) buy-in
- Moccasin Game for Men and Boys – Winner takes-all
- Meskwaki word/language challenge for adults
- MNPD Senior Welfare Program booth and Meskwaki Elders Circle booth will be set up
Event sponsored by: Meskwaki Senior Services, Meskwaki Language Preservation, Meskwaki Youth Program, MNPD, Meskwaki Nation Child Support Services, Meskwaki Elders Circle, Meskwaki Higher Education, Meskwaki Historic Preservation
The Green Corn Festival is our FALL seasonal meal, taking the place of the former Fall Harvest Celebration. It will take place on Friday, September 13 at the PowWow Grounds. Seasonal meal will be served at 5:00 pm, with dances and other activities to follow. We will be raffling off a variety of door prizes. This is a family friendly event, free and open to EVERYONE.
Attendees are encouraged to bring their own reusable dish kits – a reusable plate and bowl, cup, spoon and fork, and reusable bag to carry everything in. You may also want to bring a cloth napkin and extra containers to bring home leftovers. Everyone who brings a complete dish kit will be able to enter to win EITHER an electric flour mill OR a Bass Pro Shop gift card, both valued at $250. These exclusive raffles will only be open to those who bring reusable dishes. Help us use fewer single use paper and plastic products at our community meals!
Join MADAC as they host a Recovery Fun Run and Walk on September 19th in honor of National Recovery Month!
This Fun Run/Walk will be held at the Meskwaki Health Clinic. Registration at 5:00 pm, and the Run/Walk begins at 5:30 pm!
*All participants will receive special incentives.
Route: Start and Finish at the Clinic – Clinic to the Casino stop sign and back. Seniors may walk at their own discretion.
Meskwaki Nation Hemp Department is having a Logo Contest! Artists needed to help the Hemp Department design its new logo.
Submit your design idea to email@example.com by Friday, September 20th at 4:30 pm. Winner to be chosen and announced on September 25th.
For questions, contact the Hemp Department at (641) 484-4678.
Help us celebrate Meskwaki Settlement School’s Homecoming week by watching the 2019 Homecoming Court’s Coronation. We’ll be streaming LIVE at 10 AM on Friday, September 20th from the school. Who will be crowned King and Queen? Watch it live here:
A two-day Meskwaki Traditional Arts Workshop is being held on Saturday and Sunday September 21-22 at the Meskwaki Powwow Grounds. *If inclement weather alternate venue will be the Meskwaki Tribal Center.
The following stations will be set up from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm:
- Woodcarving with Luke Kapayou
- Cattail Mat Weaving with Bess Scott
- Bulrush Mat Weaving and Twined Bags with Nina Young Bear, Brenda Wanatee and Kelly Schott
- Basketry with Toni Lasley
Come on out and try your hand at one of these traditional art forms!
This event is hosted by Meskwaki Historic Preservation and is Sponsored by Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation and REWILD/BEWILD.
The Meskwaki Diabetes Program and Meskwaki Ag and Food Sovereignty Departments will be hosting a Home Canning Workshop on Wednesday, September 25 from 5pm – 8pm at the Meskwaki Health Clinic.
Participants will learn the basics of home canning and pickling including some simple recipes featuring seasonally available produce!
Come prepared for hands on learning and to take home samples!
Meskwaki Settlement School is Celebrating NENO DAY on Friday, September 27th!
The schedule is as follows:
8:45 am – 9:00 am – Presentation in the High School Gym
9:05 am – 10:00 am – Neno Day Walk. Walk starts in the commons entrance. **Families are welcome to join us!**
10:10 am – 11:00 am* – Activities held on the Football Field and Track
11:00 am – 12:45 pm – Normal lunch and recess schedule
12:45 pm – 2:35 pm – Rotations in various locations
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm – Dancing in the High School Gym
NOTE: There will be separate schedules for the Rotations.
*Students will stay in Activities until just before their lunch period.
The Meskwaki Youth Program along with co-hosts: University of Iowa Lacrosse Team, and the IA Mavericks Girls Lacrosse Coaches Clinic will be sponsoring a Lacrosse Camp to be held on Saturday, September 28th.
This Lacrosse Camp will be held on September 28th, from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm for Boys and Girls in Grades 3rd – 6th at the Meskwaki Settlement School Football Field (1610 305th Street, Tama, IA 52339).
The cost for this camp is $10 per child – cost includes T-shirt and snack.
Onsite Registration and Drop off at MSS at 1:45pm
OR online at ,https://forms.gle/uEJPgb5qEB8JRCyB7,
For more information or questions, contact Meskwaki Youth Program at (641) 484-5369.
The Halloween Committee will be having a meeting on Sunday, September 29th about the planning of this years Meskwaki Community Halloween Masquerade.
This meeting will be held in the Tribal Chambers from 6:30 – 7:30 pm.
If you are interested in helping with the planning of this year’s Masquerade Party please attend this meeting.
The Nomination process for the General Election will determine the candidates for the Primary Election. The nomination process for the Special Election will also be determined on this date. There will be a Nominations Meeting on Tuesday, OCTOBER 1, 2019 in the Tribal Gymnasium. This meeting will start promptly at 7:00 p.m.
In the event a quorum of 30% eligible voters is not present at the Nominations Meeting held Tuesday, October 1, 2019 a SECOND Nominations Meeting will be held Wednesday, OCTOBER 2, 2019 in the Tribal Gymnasium to start promptly at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and close promptly at 7:00 p.m. Title 8 Sec. 8-4402 and Title 8 Sec. 8-4604.
During the first week of October (2nd – 6th) Meskwaki Public Works will be conducting their biannual Hydrant Flushing week on the Meskwaki Settlement.
Hydrant Flushing is done twice a year to enhance water quality by flushing sediment from water mains, verifying the proper operation of hydrants and valves. It also ensures firefighting capability.
During hydrant flushing week please take note of these possible changes in your water and the additional information/tips on what to do after the hydrant flushing:
- There may be a temporary drop in water pressure
- Water may be rusty or cloudy. Discolored water IS NOT harmful and will clear up in a few hours.
- Do not wash white laundry during this period – wait until both cold/hot water are running clear before laundering whites.
- Avoid washing laundry during scheduled flushing times. Wait until the water runs clear at the tap, and then wash a load of dark clothes first.
- If tap water is used during flushing, it could come out full of sediment that causes discoloration. If you encounter discoloration, run cold water for a few minutes allowing new water to work its way into your pipes. If the water is clear, its OK to use. If not, wait for a few minutes and check again. The discoloration only affects the appearance of the water; it does not affect the taste of quality.
- If pressure or volume seems low, check your faucet screens for trapped particles.
The Diabetes Program will be hosting a Fun Walk/Run on Wednesday, October 2nd at the Meskwaki Health Clinic. Registration will begin at 5:00 pm and the Walk/Run will start at 5:30 pm!
This year the Diabetes Program has signed up to make this Walk/Run a part of Iowa’s Healthiest State Initiative! Everyone who participates will count towards helping get our entire state a bit more active.
There will be T-Shirts, Giveaways and Snacks after the Walk/Run! We can’t wait to see you there!
For questions, please call (641) 484-4094 and ask for Ashley or Megan.
A Tribal Council Meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, October 2, 2019. This meeting will be held in the Tribal Chambers and begin at 5:00 pm. Enrolled Tribal Members are welcome and encouraged to attend.
*Meetings are held on a bi-weekly basis.
**Meeting dates/times are subject to change at the discretion of the Tribal Chairman.
Tribal Membership Audit @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Tribal Membership Audit @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Aug 30 all-day
At a regular meeting conducted on August 14, 2019, Tribal Council voted and approved to extend the Membership Audit to September 30, 2019. AUDITS MAY BE COMPLETED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 30, 2019. **Required documents to complete … Continue reading Tribal Membership Audit
10:30 am Tribal Ops Closed 10:30am-1:00pm for Labor Day Employee Cookout @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Tribal Ops Closed 10:30am-1:00pm for Labor Day Employee Cookout @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Aug 30 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
On Friday, August 30th Tribal Operations, including the Meskwaki Health Clinic and Pharmacy, will be closed from 10:30 am until 1:00 pm for the Labor Day Employee Cookout.