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Oct
7
Wed
Tribal Council Meeting via Zoom @ via Zoom
Oct 7 @ 5:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting via Zoom @ via Zoom

A Tribal Council will be held on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 5:00 pm via Zoom

Due to Covid19 and for the safety of participants, this meeting will be held via Zoom.

*Meetings are held on a bi-weekly basis.

**Meeting dates/times are subject to change at the discretion of the Tribal Chairperson.

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Nov
11
Wed
Tribal Ops Closed – Veterans Day Holiday
Nov 11 all-day
Nov
18
Wed
Tribal Council Meeting @ via Zoom
Nov 18 @ 5:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ via Zoom
The next Tribal Council meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 18, 2020. The meeting will begin at 5:00 pm and be held via Zoom.
Due to Covid and for the safety of participants, this meeting will be held via Zoom.
*Meetings are held on a bi-weekly basis.
**Meeting dates/times are subject to change at the discretion of the Tribal Chairperson.
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Nov
19
Thu
MNR Buffalo Meat Distribution @ Meskwaki Tribal Center Front Entrance
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Meskwaki Natural Resources is excited to announcement the first buffalo meat distribution of the season! The Covid-19 pandemic caused many supply chain disruptions throughout the year and food security needs became more crucial and apparent than ever before. We are excited to be able to offer the Meskwaki Community a source of buffalo meat. Due to many disruptions however, MNR was only able to harvest about one third of what is typically done in a year. With that, we ask that you still bring reusable grocery bags to reduce the dependency on single use plastic, but we will not be offering an additional pound of meat for doing so. We want to ensure as many households gain access to this opportunity as possible. Finally, we ask that everyone in attendance wear a mask and to social distance while in line, and do not come if you are experiencing any covid-19 symptoms. Thank you to the community for the support year after year to help make this distribution a success! We hope to see you there!

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MNR Buffalo Meat Distribution @ Meskwaki Tribal Center Front Entrance
Nov 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Meskwaki Natural Resources is excited to announcement the first buffalo meat distribution of the season! The Covid-19 pandemic caused many supply chain disruptions throughout the year and food security needs became more crucial and apparent than ever before. We are excited to be able to offer the Meskwaki Community a source of buffalo meat. Due to many disruptions however, MNR was only able to harvest about one third of what is typically done in a year. With that, we ask that you still bring reusable grocery bags to reduce the dependency on single use plastic, but we will not be offering an additional pound of meat for doing so. We want to ensure as many households gain access to this opportunity as possible. Finally, we ask that everyone in attendance wear a mask and to social distance while in line, and do not come if you are experiencing any covid-19 symptoms. Thank you to the community for the support year after year to help make this distribution a success! We hope to see you there!

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Nov
23
Mon
MYDP Christmas Book & PJ Drive @ Tribal Center // Mesquakie Friends Church
Nov 23 @ 8:00 am – Dec 15 @ 4:30 pm
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 give to Meskwaki youth.

You can drop off donations at the Meskwaki Tribal Center or the Mesquakie Friends Church. Donations will be accepted from November 23 until December 15.

For more information contact Tashina at (641) 484-5369.

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Nov
26
Thu
Tribal Ops Closed – Thanksgiving
Nov 26 all-day
Tribal Ops Closed - Thanksgiving

Meskwaki Tribal Operations, including the Health Clinic and Pharmacy will be closed on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Normal business hours will resume on Monday, November 30th.

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Nov
27
Fri
Tribal Ops Closed – Thanksgiving
Nov 27 all-day
Tribal Ops Closed - Thanksgiving

Meskwaki Tribal Operations, including the Health Clinic and Pharmacy will be closed on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Normal business hours will resume on Monday, November 30th.

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Dec
1
Tue
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 high demand and low quantities of meat, MNR set aside meat for seniors and elders to ensure they are provided a share of buffalo meat without risking covid-19 exposures or running out of meat early. The distribution will take place at the Seniors starting at 11:30am and will end at 12:30pm. This special distribution is for SENIORS and ELDERS ONLY to ensure they get a share of meat from our 2020 meat supply. Those that qualify to get meat through this special distribution include: Home bound seniors and elders, Seniors or elders that did not have relatives pick up meat for them, Seniors or elders that did not receive meat because the distribution ran out of supplies. If your name is on the list from the November 19th distribution, you do not qualify for a share of meat through Senior Services.

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Dec
2
Wed
Tribal Council Meeting – RESCHEDULED to 12/08 @ via Zoom
Dec 2 @ 5:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting - RESCHEDULED to 12/08 @ via Zoom

The next Tribal Council meeting has been scheduled to be held on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 beginning at 5:00 pm via Zoom.

Due to Covid19 and for the safety of participants, this meeting will be held via Zoom.

*Meetings are held on a bi-weekly basis.

**Meeting dates/times are subject to change at the discretion of the Tribal Chairperson.

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Dec
8
Tue
Tribal Council Meeting – RESCHEDULED to 12/16 @ via Zoom
Dec 8 @ 5:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting - RESCHEDULED to 12/16 @ via Zoom

The next Tribal Council meeting has been scheduled to be held on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 beginning at 5:00 pm via Zoom.

Due to Covid19 and for the safety of participants, this meeting will be held via Zoom.

*Meetings are held on a bi-weekly basis.

**Meeting dates/times are subject to change at the discretion of the Tribal Chairperson.

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Dec
16
Wed
Tribal Council Meeting @ via Zoom
Dec 16 @ 5:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ via Zoom

The next Tribal Council meeting has been scheduled to be held on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 beginning at 5:00 pm via Zoom.

Due to Covid19 and for the safety of participants, this meeting will be held via Zoom.

*Meetings are held on a bi-weekly basis.

**Meeting dates/times are subject to change at the discretion of the Tribal Chairperson.

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Dec
17
Thu
Harvest Box & Bison Meat Distribution
Dec 17 – Dec 18 all-day
Harvest Box & Bison Meat Distribution
Harvest Box and Bison Meat Distribution – December 17-18 with delivery and pick-up options available!!
**Open to All Meskwaki Community Members
Priority given to individuals who are at high risk from Covid-19 such as:
> Age 65 and older
> People with medical conditions
> Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers
> People with disabilities
> Developmental and behavioral disorders
> Drug use and substance use disorders
> Families facing food insecurity
> People experiencing homelessness
Please no more than two (2) requests per household
TO SIGN UP, CLICK THE LINK BELOW AND COMPLETE THE FORM:

SIGN-UP for the Harvest Box and Bison Meat Distribution

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Dec
23
Wed
MYDP Holiday Giveaway @ Tribal Center
Dec 23 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
MYDP Holiday Giveaway @ Tribal Center

Meskwaki Youth Development Program and Mesquakie Friends Church presents: Holiday Giveaway

Curbside pick-up on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 from 4:30pm until 6:30pm at the Tribal Center

*Deadline to signup is Tuesday, December 8, 2020 by 5:00pm

Parents can sign-up by logging into their MYDP Parent Portal and clicking on the ‘Activities’ tab. All Meskwaki children 12 years and younger will automatically be signed up for Marines-Toys for Tots through the Mesquakie Friends Church.

For more information or to get your parent portal login information please contact Meskwaki Youth Program t (641) 484-5369.

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Dec
24
Thu
Tribal Ops Closing @ Noon (12pm)
Dec 24 @ 12:00 pm
Tribal Ops Closing @ Noon (12pm)

Tribal Operations including the Health Clinic and Pharmacy will be closing early (12pm, Noon) on Thursday, December 24th and will be closed all day Friday, December 25th for the Christmas Holiday.

Normal business hours will resume Monday, December 28th.

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Dec
25
Fri
Tribal Ops Closed
Dec 25 all-day
Tribal Ops Closed

Tribal Operations including the Health Clinic and Pharmacy will be closing early (12pm, Noon) on Thursday, December 24th and will be closed all day Friday, December 25th for the Christmas Holiday.

Normal business hours will resume Monday, December 28th.

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Dec
28
Mon
Covid-19 Emergency Relief Fund Check Distribution @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Dec 28 – Dec 29 all-day
Covid-19 Emergency Relief Fund Check Distribution @ Meskwaki Tribal Center

The Coronavirus Emergency Relief Funds Distribution will be held on Monday, December 28th and Tuesday, December 29th at the Meskwaki Tribal Center.

The first hour of both days, 8:00am – 9:00am,  will be reserved for Elders ONLY, curbside assistance will also be available for Elders.

All Tribal Members beginning at 9:00 am on both Monday, Dec. 28 and Tuesday, Dec. 29.

For questions, please call the Front Desk at (641) 484-4678.

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Dec
29
Tue
Tribal Ops Closing Early (Health Clinic Remains Open)
Dec 29 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Tribal Operations (excluding the Health Clinic and Pharmacy) will be closing early today (12/29) at 12:00PM (noon) due to inclement weather.

The Health Clinic and Pharmacy will remain open during normal business hours.  * If you or a family member need to be seen today, the Health Clinic is also offering tele-health (virtual) visits. Please call the Health Clinic at (641) 484-4094 to find out more/set one up.  There are some technology requirements associated with it (i.e. smart phone/pc with internet, camera, and microphone, etc.).

Please drive home safely.  Thank you.

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Jan
1
Fri
Tribal Ops Closed
Jan 1 all-day
Tribal Ops Closed

Tribal Operations including the Health Clinic and Pharmacy will be closed on Friday, January 1, 2021 in observance of the  New Year holiday.

Normal business hours will resume Monday, January 4th.

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Jan
5
Tue
Tribal Council Meeting – RESCHEDULED to 01/13/2021
Jan 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Tribal Council Meeting

Due to Covid19 and the safety of the participants, this will be held via Zoom.
*Meetings are held on a bi-weekly basis.
**Meeting dates/times are subject to change at the
discretion of the Tribal Chairperson

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Jan
13
Wed
Stay Independent: A Healthy Aging Series – Three Meals a Day @ via ZOOM
Jan 13 @ 12:00 pm

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Nutrition and Wellness Series

STAY INDEPENDENT: A Healthy Aging Series

Location: Presented virtually via Zoom

Topic Covered: Three Meals a Day

To sign up call or email Jennifer Scales at the Health Clinic!

Email: jennifer.scales@meskwaki-nsn.gov

Phone: 641-484-9421

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Jan
14
Thu
How to Start Your Own Business Webinar with Michael Shuman @ via Zoom
Jan 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
How to Start Your Own Business Webinar with Michael Shuman @ via Zoom

“How to Start Your Own Business”

Thursday, January 14, 2021

10:00 am – 11:30 am, CT

via Zoom, Meeting ID #872 0234 2641

Interested in becoming your own boss and starting your own business?  Michael Shuman, who is working with the Meskwaki community courtesy of the Northwest Area Foundation, will lead community members in a short workshop about how to transform a passion, dream, hobby, or skill into a successful business.  He will review the steps of preparing a business plan, and offer suggestions about how to get started.  Come prepared with your ideas and ready to share them!

Michael Shuman an economist, attorney, author, and entrepreneur, and a leading visionary on community economics.  He’s also an Adjunct Professor at Bard Business School in New York City.    He has authored, coauthored, or edited ten books.  His two most recent books are Put Your Money Where Your Life Is:  How to Invest Locally Using Solo 401ks and Self-Directed IRAs and The Local Economy Solution:  How Innovative, Self-Financing Pollinator Enterprises Can Grow Jobs and Prosperity and Local Dollars, Local Sense:  How to Shift Your Money from Wall Street to Main Street.

Questions? Call Shoshonis Brown with Workforce Development at 641-484-9506.

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Jan
18
Mon
Meskwaki SettFitt Challenge Part 1
Jan 18 – Feb 28 all-day
Jan
19
Tue
Diabetes Support Group: Relationship Between Diabetes and Depression/Mood Disorders @ via Facebook Live on Meskwaki Wellness FB Page
Jan 19 @ 12:00 pm

Join us on January 19 at 12:00 pm, Noon, with the Diabetes Support Group to discuss the relationship between diabetes and depression/mood disorders with Caitlin Silveira, LMHC, Director of Behavioral Health Services with the Meskwaki Tribal Health Clinic.

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Tribal Council Meeting @ via Zoom
Jan 19 @ 5:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ via Zoom
The Tribal Council meeting previously scheduled for Wednesday, January 13 has been rescheduled to be held on Tuesday, January 19 beginning at 5:00 pm via Zoom.
Due to Covid-19 and for the safety of participants, this meeting will be held via Zoom.
*Meetings are held on a bi-weekly basis.
**Meeting dates/times are subject to change at the discretion of the Tribal Chairperson.
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Meskwaki SettFitt Challenge Part 1
Meskwaki SettFitt Challenge Part 1
Meskwaki SettFitt Challenge Part 1
Meskwaki SettFitt Challenge Part 1
Meskwaki SettFitt Challenge Part 1
Meskwaki SettFitt Challenge Part 1
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12:00 pm Take and Make Facebook Live Event @ Facebook Live - Meskwaki Wellness FB Page
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Jan 27 @ 12:00 pm
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5:00 pm Tribal Council Meeting @ via Zoom
Tribal Council Meeting @ via Zoom
Jan 27 @ 5:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ via Zoom
A Tribal Council Meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, January 27, 20201, rescheduled from the January 19 TC meeting. Meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 27 beginning at 5:00 pm via Zoom. Due to … Continue reading Tribal Council Meeting