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Aug
16
Fri
Tribal Membership Audit @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Aug 16 – Sep 30 all-day
Tribal Membership Audit @ Meskwaki Tribal Center

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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Aug
25
Sun
2nd Annual Golf Tournament @ Tama-Toledo Country Club
Aug 25 all-day
2nd Annual Golf Tournament @ Tama-Toledo Country Club

The Diabetes Program will be hosting their 2nd Annual Golf Tournament on Sunday, August 25th at the Tama-Toledo Country Club!

*Must sign-up by August 12th!

  • 2 person teams
  • 1 person on the team must be a patient with the Diabetes Program
  • 1 round of golf plus cart paid for by Diabetes Program
  • 2-3 teams per hole will play together
  • This will be an alcohol-free event

For more information or to sign up contact Ashley at (641) 484-9426.

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Aug
26
Mon
Meskwaki Child Care Program – Public Hearing @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gym
Aug 26 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Meskwaki Child Care Program - Public Hearing @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gym

A new grant proposal has been made regarding the Meskwaki Child Care Program. A public hearing will be held to discuss the proposed changes, answer questions and to ask for feedback.

Monday, August 26th

5:00 – 6:00 pm

Meskwaki Tribal Center Gym

Light refreshments will be served.

For questions, call Tiffany of Kayla at Meskwaki Family Services (641) 484-4444.

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Aug
28
Wed
Diabetes Program: Cooking Demo @ Meskwaki Health Clinic - Kitchen
Aug 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Tribal Chambers
Aug 28 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Tribal Chambers

The next Tribal Council Meeting has been scheduled to be held on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 5:00 pm in the Tribal Chambers.

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.

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Aug
30
Fri
Tribal Ops Closed 10:30am-1:00pm for Labor Day Employee Cookout @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Aug 30 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Tribal Ops Closed 10:30am-1:00pm for Labor Day Employee Cookout @ Meskwaki Tribal Center

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.

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Sep
2
Mon
Tribal Operations & MSS School Closed – LABOR DAY
Sep 2 all-day
Tribal Operations & MSS School Closed - LABOR DAY

In observance of Labor Day, Tribal Operations including the Meskwaki Health Clinic and Pharmacy will be closed on Monday, September 2nd.

Offices will re-open for regularly scheduled hours on Tuesday, September 3rd.

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Sep
9
Mon
5th Annual Koko & Medo Celebration @ Meskwaki Tribal Center Gym
Sep 9 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
5th Annual Koko & Medo Celebration @ Meskwaki Tribal Center Gym
KE KO KO ME SE NA NA KI   kaoni  KE ME DO E NA NA KO

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

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Sep
11
Wed
MSS 12:30 pm Early Dismissal @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Sep 11 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Sep
13
Fri
Green Corn Festival @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Sep 13 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Green Corn Festival @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds

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!

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Sep
16
Mon
MSS Homecoming Week @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Sep 16 – Sep 21 all-day
Community Meeting – Rec Center Community Presentation @ Meskwaki Tribal Center Gym
Sep 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Community Meeting - Rec Center Community Presentation @ Meskwaki Tribal Center Gym

Join us for the Recreation Center Community Presentation on Monday, September 16th at the Meskwaki Tribal Center Gym!

The meeting will begin at 5:30 pm with a meal and following dinner the presentation will begin at 6:00 pm.

**Door Prizes for those in attendance!

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Sep
18
Wed
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Sep 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sep
19
Thu
MADAC Recovery Fun Run & Walk @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
Sep 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
MADAC Recovery Fun Run & Walk @ Meskwaki Health Clinic

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.

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Sep
20
Fri
Hemp Department Logo Contest Due Date
Sep 20 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Hemp Department Logo Contest Due Date

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 hd.exec@meskwaki-nsn.gov 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.

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MHE Office Closed 8am-9am
Sep 20 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
MHE Office Closed 8am-9am

MHE Offices closed from 8am – 9am

 

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Meskwaki Settlement School Homecoming Coronation @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Sep 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Meskwaki Settlement School Homecoming Coronation @ Meskwaki Settlement School | Tama | Iowa | United States

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:

https://livestream.com/meskwakination/msscoronation

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Sep
21
Sat
Meskwaki Traditional Arts Workshop @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – Sep 22 @ 4:00 pm
Meskwaki Traditional Arts Workshop @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds

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.

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Sep
23
Mon
MSS Picture Day @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Sep 23 all-day
Sep
25
Wed
Home Canning Workshop @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
Sep 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Home Canning Workshop @ Meskwaki Health Clinic

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!

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Sep
26
Thu
Census 2020 Meeting @ East Conference Room - Meskwaki Tribal Center
Sep 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Census 2020 Meeting @ East Conference Room - Meskwaki Tribal Center

You’re invited to participate in a meeting regarding the 2020 Census!

Meeting will be held on Thursday, September 26th at 1:00 pm in the East Conference Room of the Meskwaki Tribal Center.

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Jacob Flores Presentation @ Tama Civic Center
Sep 26 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jacob Flores Presentation @ Tama Civic Center

Join MADAC as they celebrate National Recovery Month with Jacob Flores as he presents “Family Systems Recovery – It’s Not A One Way Street”.

Date: Thursday, September 26th

Time: Dinner Served at 5:00 pm, Presentation at 6:00 pm

Location: TBA

*Door Prizes!

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Sep
27
Fri
MSS Neno Day @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Sep 27 all-day
MSS Neno Day @ Meskwaki Settlement School

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.

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Sep
28
Sat
MYP Lacrosse Camp @ MSS Football Field
Sep 28 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
MYP Lacrosse Camp @ MSS Football Field

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.

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Sep
29
Sun
Halloween Committee Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Sep 29 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Halloween Committee Meeting @ Tribal Chambers

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.

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12:00 am MYDP Christmas Book & PJ Drive @ Tribal Center // Mesquakie Friends Church
MYDP Christmas Book & PJ Drive @ Tribal Center // Mesquakie Friends Church
Dec 1 @ 12:00 am – Dec 2 @ 12:00 am
MYDP Christmas Book & PJ Drive @ Tribal Center // Mesquakie Friends Church
The Meskwaki Youth Development Program and Mesquakie Friends Church will be hosting a Christmas Book and PJ Drive to give to our Meskwaki Youth. Help donate gently used or new children books and/or pj’s to … Continue reading MYDP Christmas Book & PJ Drive
11:30 am Buffalo Meat Distribution for Seniors and Elders @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Buffalo Meat Distribution for Seniors and Elders @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Dec 1 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Buffalo Meat Distribution for Seniors and Elders @ Meskwaki Senior Services | Tama | Iowa | United States
On Tuesday, December 1st Meskwaki Natural Resources is partnering with Senior Services to provide buffalo meat to seniors and elders who were not able to access meat through the regular meat distribution. Due to the … Continue reading Buffalo Meat Distribution for Seniors and Elders