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Sep
15
Wed
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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Sep
20
Mon
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 and/or medo to be entered into the drawings.
How to Enter: Photo Challenge submissions can be emailed to childsupportservices@meskwaki-nsn.gov, sent via text to (641) 481-0847 or you can FB message them to Meskwaki Nation Child Support Services.
*Submissions will be accepted beginning September 20th through September 30th.
**Drawing will be held on October 1st.
Event sponsored by: Meskwaki Nation Child Support Services, Meskwaki Elders Circle, Meskwaki Senior Services, Resources for Indigenous Survivors & Empowerment (R.I.S.E.)
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Sep
21
Tue
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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Sep
23
Thu
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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Sep
28
Tue
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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Sep
29
Wed
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 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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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.

*Light snacks will be provided

The remaining Meskwaki Proclamation Day shirts will be given away with each flu shot received.

Fight the Flu – Get your family vaccinated against the flu this season. It’s the best way to protect you and your loved ones from getting the flu.

Protect Yourself. Protect Your Family. Get Vaccinated.

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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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Sep
30
Thu
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.

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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
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Oct
1
Fri
Virtual Koko & Medo Celebration – Prize Drawings
Oct 1 all-day
Virtual Koko & Medo Celebration - Prize Drawings
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 and/or medo to be entered into the drawings.
How to Enter: Photo Challenge submissions can be emailed to childsupportservices@meskwaki-nsn.gov, sent via text to (641) 481-0847 or you can FB message them to Meskwaki Nation Child Support Services.
*Submissions will be accepted beginning September 20th through September 30th.
**Drawing will be held on October 1st.
Event sponsored by: Meskwaki Nation Child Support Services, Meskwaki Elders Circle, Meskwaki Senior Services, Resources for Indigenous Survivors & Empowerment (R.I.S.E.)
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Oct
3
Sun
Corn Hole Tournament & Indian Taco Sale @ MSS Football Field
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am
Corn Hole Tournament & Indian Taco Sale @ MSS Football Field

Meskwaki Warrior Booster Club invites you to come kick off Warrior Homecoming Week and Inferno game day on Sunday, October 3rd with a Corn Hole Tournament and Indian Taco Sale!

Inferno Football Games:

  • 3/4 Grade Team plays at 1:30PM
  • 5/6 Grade Team plays at 2:30PM

Corn Hole Tournament Details:

  • 2 Person Co-Ed // $20 per person
  • Matches will start at 10:00AM at the Meskwaki Settlement School
  • Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd places – Sponsored by MYP
  • Prize will be awarded to team dressed with ‘Most Warrior Pride’
  • Sign up your team by contacting Anneka at (641) 481-1322
  • DEADLINE TO SIGN UP: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

Indian Taco Sale:

$8.00 – Indian Taco and Drink

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Oct
5
Tue
Healthy Walking Club @ Toledo Heights
Oct 5 @ 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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MY Leadership Council Informational Meeting @ Meskwaki Apprenticeship
Oct 5 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
MY Leadership Council Informational Meeting @ Meskwaki Apprenticeship | Tama | Iowa | United States

Meskwaki Youth is looking for Youth in Grades 5-12th to sign up for the MY Leadership Council.  The Mission and Goals for the Leadership Council are:

Mission:

To build purpose driven leaders in and around the Meskwaki Community.

Goals:

  • Youth will feel empowered as leaders to make change in their community through community service lead projects.
  • Youth will set goals and determine how to measure success of their community service experiences.
  • Youth will take healthy risks and build supportive relationships with their peers.

There will be an information Meeting held on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 from 5:30PM until 6:30PM at Meskwaki Apprenticeship (3138 H Ave).

If you have any questions, please contact Meskwaki Youth Development Program at 641-484-5369.

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General Election Nomination Meeting @ Tribal Gymnasium
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm
General Election Nomination Meeting @ Tribal Gymnasium

2021 GENERAL ELECTION NOTICE:

NOMINATION MEETING:

There will be a Nomination Meeting on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 in the Tribal Gymnasium. The meeting will start promptly at 7:00 P.M. Doors will be closed at this time.

If there is no quorum of eligible voters, a second Nomination Meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 in the Tribal Gymnasium. The meeting will start promptly at 7:00 P.M. Doors will be closed at this time.

PRIMARY ELECTION:

The Primary Election shall be held at the Tribal Gymnasium on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 from 8:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M.

GENERAL ELECTION:

The General Election shall be held at the Tribal Gymnasium on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 from 8:00 A.M – 8:00 P.M.

RUN-OFF ELECTION:

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.

ABSENTEE BALLOTS:

Upon written request, absentee ballots will be made available to those eligible voters requesting one.

Requests for an absentee ballot can be made via the following:

  1. Faxed to the Sac & Fox Tribal Office, Attn: Election Committee at (641) 484-5424.
  2. Mailed to Sac & Fox Tribal Office, Attn: Election Committee, 349 Meskwaki Road, Tama, IA 52339
  3. Email to: el.committee@meskwaki-nsn.gov

Absentee ballot requests for the Primary Election must be received by September 27, 2021 at 4:30 P.M. Absentee ballots and voting instructions for the Primary Election will be sent out on October 7, 2021. Completed, notarized ballots for the Primary Election must be received by October 12, 221 at 8:00 P.M.

Absentee ballot requests for the General Election must be received by October 4, 2021 at 4:30 P.M. Absentee ballots and voting instructions for the General Election will be sent out on October 13, 2021. Completed, notarized ballots for the General Election must be received by October 19, 2021 at 8:00 P.M.

Absentee ballot requests for a Run-Off Election, if necessary, must be received by October 11, 2021 at 4:30 P.M. Absentee ballots and voting instructions for the Run-Off Election will be sent out on October 20, 2021. Completed, notarized ballots for a Run-Off Election must be received by October 26, 2021 at 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.

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Oct
6
Wed
2nd Nominations @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Oct 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

No quorum was reached on night #1 of Election Nominations.  Therefore, 2nd Nominations will be tonight (10/6/21) for eligible members.  Doors close at 7 PM.  Masks mandatory.

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Oct
7
Thu
Healthy Walking Club @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Oct 7 @ 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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Oct
8
Fri
Referendum Election @ Tribal Gymnasium
Oct 8 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Referendum Election @ Tribal Gymnasium

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:

  1. Fax to the Sac & Fox Tribal Office, Attn: Election Committee at (641) 484-5424
  2. Mail to Sac & Fox Tribal Office, Attn: Election Committee, 349 Meskwaki Road, Tama, IA 52339
  3. Email to: el.committee@meskwaki-nsn.gov

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.

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Homecoming Coronation LIVESTREAMING
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Homecoming Coronation LIVESTREAMING

Homecoming Coronation LIVE from the Meskwaki Settlement School:

https://livestream.com/meskwakination/events/9881732

 

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Homecoming Parade LIVESTREAMING
Oct 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Homecoming Parade LIVESTREAMING

Homecoming Parade LIVE from the Meskwaki Settlement School: https://livestream.com/meskwakination/events/9881707

 

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Homecoming Chili Cook-Off & Frybread Sale @ Meskwaki Settlement School Football Field
Oct 8 @ 5:00 pm
Homecoming Chili Cook-Off & Frybread Sale @ Meskwaki Settlement School Football Field

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

 

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Oct
11
Mon
Community Fall Clean-Up
Oct 11 – Oct 15 all-day
Community Fall Clean-Up

Meskwaki Public Works will be having their Community Fall Clean-Up October 11th-15th.

Please sort items in two piles and place near roadside.

  1. Metals and Appliances
  2. Junk

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:

  • Cars
  • Chemicals
  • Motor Oil
  • Branches
  • Batteries
  • Trees
  • Paint
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Tribal Offices Closed for Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Oct 11 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Tribal Offices will be closed in honor of the holiday – the Health Clinic and Pharmacy will remain open.

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Oct
12
Tue
Healthy Walking Club @ Toledo Heights
Oct 12 @ 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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Primary Election
Oct 12 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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.

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21 Tue
All-day
Virtual Koko & Medo Celebration – Photo Submissions Accepted
Virtual Koko & Medo Celebration – Photo Submissions Accepted
Sep 21 all-day
Virtual Koko & Medo Celebration - Photo Submissions Accepted
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12:00 am Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Sep 21 @ 12:00 am – Sep 22 @ 12:00 am
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.
12:00 pm Healthy Walking Club @ Toledo Heights
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