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Mar
1
Mon
Meskwaki SettFit Challenge Part 2: Eat Well, Be Well Challenge
Mar 1 – Apr 11 all-day
Apr
6
Tue
SettFit Challenge Final Weigh-Ins @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
Apr 6 @ 7:30 am – Apr 8 @ 5:00 pm

Final Weigh-Ins

The final weigh-ins are during week 12 of our SettFit Challenge. To weigh-in, stop into the Health Clinic on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday – April 6th – 8th anytime between 7:30am and 5:00 pm.

SettFit End of Challenge

It’s hard to believe we’re almost at the end of our journey! We’re almost finished with with 11 and that leaves only 1 more week to go! The challenge officially ends at 11:59pm on Sunday, April 11th. We won’t be posting anymore leaderboard announcements until the end of the challenge. Announcement of winners will be on Wednesday, April 14th LIVE on our SettFit Facebook group at 11:00am.

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Apr
11
Sun
SettFit Challenge Ends at11:59PM
Apr 11 all-day

Final Weigh-Ins

The final weigh-ins are during week 12 of our SettFit Challenge. To weigh-in, stop into the Health Clinic on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday – April 6th – 8th anytime between 7:30am and 5:00 pm.

SettFit End of Challenge

It’s hard to believe we’re almost at the end of our journey! We’re almost finished with with 11 and that leaves only 1 more week to go! The challenge officially ends at 11:59pm on Sunday, April 11th. We won’t be posting anymore leaderboard announcements until the end of the challenge. Announcement of winners will be on Wednesday, April 14th LIVE on our SettFit Facebook group at 11:00am.

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Apr
13
Tue
Stay Independent: Exercise Your Independence – A Healthy Aging Series @ via Zoom
Apr 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Meskwaki Health Clinic Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
Apr 13 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Meskwaki Health Clinic Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic @ Meskwaki Health Clinic | Tama | Iowa | United States

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: The Meskwaki Health Clinic is able to schedule ANYONE wishing to receive a COVID-19 vaccination 16 years old (with parental consent) and older.

Clinics scheduled for the week of April 12 through April 17:

  • Tuesday 4/13 – Pfizer Prime, 3 PM – 7 PM at Meskwaki Health Clinic
  • Wednesday 4/14 – Pfizer Prime, 9 AM – 3 PM at Tama Civic Center
  • Thursday 4/15 – Pfizer Prime, 3 PM – 7 PM at Meskwaki Health Clinic
  • Saturday 4/17 – Pfizer Prime, 10 AM – 2 PM at Meskwaki Casino (Drive-up)

IF YOU’D LIKE TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT, PLEASE CALL THE FOLLOWING NUMBERS:

(641) 481-1306

(641) 481-0842

(641) 481-1155 – FOR SPANISH

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Tribal Council Meeting @ via Zoom
Apr 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ via Zoom
The Tribal Council meeting that was to be held on 04/07/2021 has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 13, 2021.
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Apr
14
Wed
Coffee & Culture @ Lucky's Meeting Room (MBCH)
Apr 14 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Coffee & Culture @ Lucky's Meeting Room (MBCH)

COFFEE & CULTURE

Beginning April 14, 2021 Meskwaki Nation Police Department, Meskwaki Elders Circle and community elders will begin meeting every 2nd Wednesday each month from 8-10am to discuss Meskwaki life and Police life to strengthen relations between the two unique cultures.

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 consuming beverages or eating (optional/eat at own cost).

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Meskwaki Health Clinic Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic @ Tama Civic Center
Apr 14 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Meskwaki Health Clinic Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic @ Tama Civic Center | Tama | Iowa | United States

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: The Meskwaki Health Clinic is able to schedule ANYONE wishing to receive a COVID-19 vaccination 16 years old (with parental consent) and older.

Clinics scheduled for the week of April 12 through April 17:

  • Tuesday 4/13 – Pfizer Prime, 3 PM – 7 PM at Meskwaki Health Clinic
  • Wednesday 4/14 – Pfizer Prime, 9 AM – 3 PM at Tama Civic Center
  • Thursday 4/15 – Pfizer Prime, 3 PM – 7 PM at Meskwaki Health Clinic
  • Saturday 4/17 – Pfizer Prime, 10 AM – 2 PM at Meskwaki Casino (Drive-up)

IF YOU’D LIKE TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT, PLEASE CALL THE FOLLOWING NUMBERS:

(641) 481-1306

(641) 481-0842

(641) 481-1155 – FOR SPANISH

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Apr
16
Fri
Employee Lunch
Apr 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Apr
17
Sat
Community Covid-19 Vaccination Drive-Up Clinic @ Meskwaki Casino - South Parking Lot
Apr 17 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Community Covid-19 Vaccination Drive-Up Clinic @ Meskwaki Casino - South Parking Lot

The Meskwaki Health Clinic will be hosting a Covid-19 Vaccination Drive-Up Clinic for the Meskwaki Community on Saturday, April 17, 2021 from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm in the South Parking Lot of the Meskwaki Casino.

For more information call the Meskwaki Health Clinic at (641) 484-4094.

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Travel Plaza Spring Cookout @ Meskwaki Travel Plaza Parking Lot
Apr 17 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Travel Plaza Spring Cookout @ Meskwaki Travel Plaza Parking Lot

Meskwaki Travel Plaza will be hosting a Spring Cookout on Saturday, April 17 from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm in the Travel Plaza Parking Lot.

Purchase a hamburger or hotdog with chips and a drink for $5.00

There will also be cornhole and prizes for kids!

Also, Meskwaki OrganiX will have a booth set up to answer your questions and give out samples of their oils and topicals! Save 15% off purchases of Meskwaki OrganiX labeled items the entire day! Come early and get a t-shirt, limited quantities available.

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Apr
19
Mon
Virtual Walk/Run Event for Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Awareness Month @ Virtual
Apr 19 – Apr 23 all-day
Virtual Walk/Run Event for Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Awareness Month @ Virtual
RISE – Iowa, Meskwaki Child Care Program and Meskwaki Nation Child Support Services are hosting a Virtual Walk/Run Event for Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Awareness Month in April!
The Virtual Walk/Run will be held during April 19th through the 23rd, meaning you can complete your walk/run anytime during those dates.
  • Participants will walk/run on their own time during the week of April 19-23.
  • There will be signs posted on various routes.
  • Everyone will have an opportunity to win prizes!
  • Upon completion of the event, participants will be contacted to arrange the pick-up of goodie bags and/or prizes.
  • *More details to come!
The first 100 participants to sign-up will receive a goodie bag! Registration deadline is April 5th.
How to register:
1.) You can register by opening the camera app on your phone and hovering over the QR code (top left of flyer), it will direct you to a website on your phone where you can register online! Or use link below:
2.) Visit the Meskwaki Family Services Office located at 1834 340th St. in Tama and pick up a form. Once you complete the form you can drop it off at one of their drop box locations.
Any questions, please call Meskwaki Family Services at (641) 484-4444.
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Apr
20
Tue
Meskwaki Health Clinic Covid-19 Vaccination: Moderna Boost @ Mobile
Apr 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Meskwaki Health Clinic Covid-19 Vaccination: Moderna Boost @ Mobile

Call (641) 481-1306 or (641) 481-0842 or (641) 481-1155 for Spanish

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Apr
21
Wed
Diabetes Support Group @ via Facebook Live on Meskwaki Wellness
Apr 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Cooking class with Fareway Dietitan Caitlyn Ferin, RD, LD. Learn how to make Sesame Chicken Pizza and California-Style BBQ Chicken Pizza

*Must sign up by April 7 at Noon.

Participants will need to pick up their ingredients on April 20th to make recipes at home.

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Tribal Council Meeting @ via Zoom
Apr 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ via Zoom

The next scheduled Tribal Council Meeting is to be held on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 with the meeting beginning at 5:00 pm via Zoom.

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Apr
26
Mon
PTEC 2021 Cohort Begins @ Workforce Development
Apr 26 all-day
PTEC 2021 Cohort Begins @ Workforce Development | Tama | Iowa | United States

2021 PTEC – Promoting Tribal Economies and Community

COHORT BEGINS: April 26, 2021 – 5 openings available

PTEC is a workforce program from Meskwaki Community members interested in enhancing their workplace skills and learning about food, farming and related business.

Who is eligible?

  • Meskwaki Tribal Community members and other Native Americans within the community are invited.

Important details to know:

  • Accepting applications for five (5) openings
  • Longer season, through November
  • 3 positions at Red Earth Gardens (REG)
  • 2 positions at Food Sovereignty
  • 20 hours of classroom training
  • On-the-job training for duration
  • Transportation available
  • Certification upon successful completion of program

Application/intake forms are available at the Tribal Center Front Desk and HR Office.

Completed applications can be returned to the Workforce Development Office located at: 3134 H Ave, Tama IA 52339.

In an effort to mitigate the spread of Covid-19 within our valued tribal community, interested persons are highly encouraged to get vaccinated. PTEC and the Workforce Development office will continue to follow all protocols such as requiring masks at all times, checking temperatures when visiting tribal offices, socially distancing and frequent hand washing.

If you have any questions please contact Stephanie Snow, Workforce Education Coordinate at (641) 481-1855.

 

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Apr
28
Wed
Coffee & Culture @ Lucky's Meeting Room (MBCH)
Apr 28 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Coffee & Culture @ Lucky's Meeting Room (MBCH)

COFFEE & CULTURE

Beginning April 14, 2021 Meskwaki Nation Police Department, Meskwaki Elders Circle and community elders will begin meeting every 2nd Wednesday each month from 8-10am to discuss Meskwaki life and Police life to strengthen relations between the two unique cultures.

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 consuming beverages or eating (optional/eat at own cost).

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Take and Make on Facebook Live – Roasted Veggies @ via Facebook Live on Meskwaki Wellness page
Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Take and Make Facebook Live Event – We will show you how to make Roasted Veggies!

*Must sign up by April 14 at Noon.

Participants must pick up ingredients on April 27 to make recipe at home!

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May
3
Mon
Meskwaki SettFit Step Into Summer Challenge
May 3 – Jun 13 all-day
Meskwaki SettFit Step Into Summer Challenge

Meskwaki SettFit Step Into Summer Challenge

Beginning May 3rd through June 13th.

Points will be awarded daily: Steps Only (Walking or Running)

Join the Meskwaki Sett-Fit Challenge Facebook Group for more details on the Step Into Summer Challenge!

Five (5) Winners with the most steps will receive a $100 Amazon Gift Card!

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Spring Hydrant Flushing Week @ Meskwaki Settlement
May 3 – May 7 all-day
Spring Hydrant Flushing Week @ Meskwaki Settlement

Meskwaki Public Works Hydrant Flushing Week: May 3-7, 2021

Hydrant Flushing is done (twice a year) to enhance water quality by:

  1. Flushing sediment from the water mains.
  2. Verifying the proper operation of hydrants and valves.
  3. Ensuring firefighting capability.

During Hydrant Flushing:

  • There may be a temporary drop in water pressure at this time.
  • 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 cold and hot water are both 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.

Some information on what to do after the Hydrant Flushing:

  • 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, it’s OK to use. If not, wait for a few minutes and check again. This discoloration only affects the appearance of the water; it does not affect the taste or water quality.
  • If pressure or volume seems low, check your faucet screens for trapped particles.

For questions, contact Meskwaki Public Works at (641) 484-4600.

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May
4
Tue
Meskwaki Settlement School Board Election @ Tribal Center Gym
May 4 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Meskwaki Settlement School Board Election @ Tribal Center Gym

Notice of School Board Election
On March 15, 2021 the Election Committee of the Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa approved a motion to schedule a School Board Election for the Meskwaki Settlement School for five (5) open positions.

The School Board Election will be held on May 4, 2021 in the gymnasium at the SAc & Fox Tribal Center on the Meskwaki Settlement from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm.

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May
5
Wed
Diabetes Bingo @ via Zoom
May 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Pick up your Diabetes Bingo Card and let us know your email address so we can send you the Zoom link.

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May
10
Mon
Meskwaki Community Spring Clean-Up @ Meskwaki Settlement
May 10 – May 14 all-day
Meskwaki Community Spring Clean-Up @ Meskwaki Settlement

Meskwaki Community Spring Clean-Up: May 10-14, 2021

Money Orders 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”

Please sort items into two (2) piles and place near roadside:

  1. Metals and Appliances
  2. Junk

The followings items ARE NOT accepted for clean-up:

  • Chemicals
  • Motor Oil
  • Batteries
  • Paint
  • Trees
  • Branches
  • Cars

Please note there will be a service charge for the following items:

(Electronics)

  • $8.00 – CRT Monitor, Copy/Fax Machine, Non-Console TV under 19″
  • $15.00 – Computer Monitor/Non-Console TV 20″-25″
  • $18.00 – CRT TVs and Monitors 26″ and over
  • $20.00 – Console Projection TVs

(Car Tires)

  • $2.00 / $7.00 (on rim)

***No charge for white appliances!

 

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May
12
Wed
Coffee & Culture @ Lucky's Meeting Room (MBCH)
May 12 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Coffee & Culture @ Lucky's Meeting Room (MBCH)

COFFEE & CULTURE

Beginning April 14, 2021 Meskwaki Nation Police Department, Meskwaki Elders Circle and community elders will begin meeting every 2nd Wednesday each month from 8-10am to discuss Meskwaki life and Police life to strengthen relations between the two unique cultures.

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 consuming beverages or eating (optional/eat at own cost).

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Stay Independent: Brain Health – A Healthy Aging Series @ via Zoom
May 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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7:30 am SettFit Challenge Final Weigh-Ins @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
SettFit Challenge Final Weigh-Ins @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
Apr 6 @ 7:30 am – Apr 7 @ 12:00 am
Final Weigh-Ins The final weigh-ins are during week 12 of our SettFit Challenge. To weigh-in, stop into the Health Clinic on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday – April 6th – 8th anytime between 7:30am and 5:00 … Continue reading SettFit Challenge Final Weigh-Ins