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Apr
23
Thu
Grab-N-Go School Lunch Pick-Up
Apr 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Grab-N-Go School Lunch Pick-Up

Starting Monday, April 12th,  there will be a change to our curbside lunch distribution. In order to decrease the number of times that families have to go out to get lunches, we will be covering multiple days with less lunch pick-ups. Our lunch pick-ups will now only be on Mondays and Thursdays. The Monday lunches will have enough food to cover Monday through Wednesday and the Thursday lunches will cover Thursday and Friday.

So starting next week, we will begin our curbside lunch pick-ups on Monday and Thursday only from 11 am – 12 pm. Just a reminder that meals CAN ONLY BE PROVIDED TO THE CHILD. Simply arrive WITH YOUR CHILDREN (ages 18 or younger) to the elementary school front entrance curb and we will bring the lunches to you. Stay Safe!!

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Apr
27
Mon
Grab-N-Go School Lunch Pick-Up
Apr 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Grab-N-Go School Lunch Pick-Up

Starting Monday, April 12th,  there will be a change to our curbside lunch distribution. In order to decrease the number of times that families have to go out to get lunches, we will be covering multiple days with less lunch pick-ups. Our lunch pick-ups will now only be on Mondays and Thursdays. The Monday lunches will have enough food to cover Monday through Wednesday and the Thursday lunches will cover Thursday and Friday.

So starting next week, we will begin our curbside lunch pick-ups on Monday and Thursday only from 11 am – 12 pm. Just a reminder that meals CAN ONLY BE PROVIDED TO THE CHILD. Simply arrive WITH YOUR CHILDREN (ages 18 or younger) to the elementary school front entrance curb and we will bring the lunches to you. Stay Safe!!

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Apr
29
Wed
Canceled – MSS Fine Arts Night @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Apr 29 @ 5:00 pm
Apr
30
Thu
Grab-N-Go School Lunch Pick-Up
Apr 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Grab-N-Go School Lunch Pick-Up

Starting Monday, April 12th,  there will be a change to our curbside lunch distribution. In order to decrease the number of times that families have to go out to get lunches, we will be covering multiple days with less lunch pick-ups. Our lunch pick-ups will now only be on Mondays and Thursdays. The Monday lunches will have enough food to cover Monday through Wednesday and the Thursday lunches will cover Thursday and Friday.

So starting next week, we will begin our curbside lunch pick-ups on Monday and Thursday only from 11 am – 12 pm. Just a reminder that meals CAN ONLY BE PROVIDED TO THE CHILD. Simply arrive WITH YOUR CHILDREN (ages 18 or younger) to the elementary school front entrance curb and we will bring the lunches to you. Stay Safe!!

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May
2
Sat
Postponed MMIW Rally – Details TBA @ Des Moines, IA
May 2 all-day
May
12
Tue
Postponed Foster Care Powwow – Details TBA @ TBA
May 12 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
May
13
Wed
Canceled Tribal Council Meeting
May 13 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Canceled Tribal Council Meeting

The Tribal Council meeting scheduled via Zoom has been canceled.  A rescheduled date will be announced soon.

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May
17
Sun
MSS Graduation @ Meskwaki Settlement School
May 17 @ 2:00 pm
May
20
Wed
Postponed – Tribal Council Meeting
May 20 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Postponed - Tribal Council Meeting

The Tribal Council Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, May 20th has been postponed. A reschedule date will be announced soon.

 

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May
22
Fri
Meskwaki Health Clinic and Pharmacy Closed for Construction
May 22 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Meskwaki Health Clinic and Pharmacy Closed for Construction

Building closed today for construction.

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May
25
Mon
Senior Meals, Meskwaki Health Clinic and Pharmacy CLOSED – Memorial Day
May 25 all-day

No services today due to the holiday.

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May
28
Thu
Tribal Council Meeting
May 28 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Tribal Council Meeting

Tribal Council Meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday, May 28th at 5 PM. Due to COVID-19 the meeting will be held via Zoom.

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Jun
3
Wed
Tribal Council Meeting
Jun 3 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting

Due to COVID-19 and the Shelter-in-Place Order, meeting to be held via Zoom.

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Jun
10
Wed
Tribal Council Meeting
Jun 10 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting

Due to COVID-19 and the Shelter-in-Place Order, meeting to be held via Zoom.

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Jun
24
Wed
Tribal Council Zoom Meeting
Jun 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tribal Council Zoom Meeting

Due to COVID19 and the safety of the participants, this will be held via Zoom.

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

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Jun
26
Fri
MSS Graduation Rehearsal @ Meskwaki Settlement School
Jun 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

All graduates need to attend rehearsal or will not be allowed to participate in graduation on Saturday.

 

All staff and students must wear masks!

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Jun
27
Sat
MSS High School Graduation Commencement
Jun 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
MSS High School Graduation Commencement

The Meskwaki Settlement School plans to hold a CLOSED live graduation ceremony for immediate household family members to be held on June 27th at the school’s football field.

FOR PUBLIC SAFETY, ONLY THE STUDENT AND HIS/HER IMMEDIATE HOUSEHOLD FAMILY MEMBERS WILL BE ALLOWED TO ATTEND DUE DO SOCIAL GATHERING LIMITATIONS SET BY TRIBAL COUNCIL REGARDING COVID-19.

At the conclusion of the ceremony, graduates will participate in a parade that will go through the Settlement led by the Meskwaki Police Department.

The ceremony will be live streamed for public viewing here:

 

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Jul
1
Wed
PTEC Begins
Jul 1 @ 8:00 am
PTEC Begins

Workforce Development’s Promoting Tribal Economies Course begins.  Those signed up before the March deadline will begin their program today!

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Coronavirus Relief Fund Distribution
Jul 1 @ 8:30 am – Jul 3 @ 4:00 pm
Coronavirus Relief Fund Distribution
Forms need to be completed for Coronavirus emergency relief funding.
Enrolled adult members can come to the tribal center to turn in or fill out their forms and pick up their check starting Tuesday June 30th (tomorrow) from 8:30 to 4pm.   NO CHILDREN PLEASE.
Finance employees will be set up Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30 to 4pm each day. Friday they will be there from 9am to 2pm.
THIS IS NOT PER CAPITA. This is in addition to per capita.
If you cannot come to the tribal center, forms can be notarized and mailed. After your forms are received by the finance office your check will be mailed to you, with the address we have on file.
Adults need to bring a photo ID. Children do not need to be present. Parents and guardians can pick up their checks.
Masks are required. If you have a temperature of 100.4 you will not be admitted in the building.
If you are sick, please stay home!
Checks will be held until members can complete the paperwork.
With active cases on the settlement and the recent exposure at the adoption please follow physical distancing.
Expect a line and to wait. No children, please.
Thank you.
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Tribal Council Meeting (Zoom)
Jul 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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

Meetings are held on a bi-weekly basis and subject to change at the discretion of the Tribal Chairperson.

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Jul
3
Fri
Independence Day Holiday – Tribal Ops Closed
Jul 3 all-day
Tribal Ops Closed
Jul 3 all-day

Closed for holiday.

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Jul
13
Mon
Meskwaki Nation Day Holiday – Buildings Closed / No Activities
Jul 13 all-day
Meskwaki Nation Day Holiday - Buildings Closed / No Activities

On May 27, 1992 the Tribal Council passed a resolution marking the date of July 13th as an official Meskwaki National Holiday.  Tribal Operations including the Health Clinic, Pharmacy, Seniors, and others will be closed in commemoration.

Whereas, the Mesquaki Nation of Iowa were the only Indian Tribe to purchase land in Iowa for the establishment of the Mesquaki Indian Settlement on July 13, 1857, and

Whereas, the Mesquaki Nation of Iowa is forever grateful for the foresight and spirit that the tribal leaders who purchased the original lands had for the future of the Mesquaki Nation, and

Whereas, the Mesquaki Nation of Iowa shall always recognize the significant contribution of the original founders and families of the Mesquaki Indian Settlement, and

Whereas, the Mesquaki Nation of Iowa has been and will be able to thrive on their original homelands comprising the Mesquaki Indian Settlement due to the original founders and families who purchased the land, and

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Tribal Council of the Mesquaki Nation of Iowa hereby proclaim the date of July 13, 1857 as a significant date in the Tribe’s history and the Mesquaki Nation will always honor the significant contribution the original founders and families made for the tribe by declaring this date a Meskwaki National Holiday from this date forward, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Tribal Chairman and the Tribal Secretary are hereby authorized to sign this proclamation.

 

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Jul
15
Wed
Healthy Trail Mix – Cooking Demo @ Facebook Live
Jul 15 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Healthy Trail Mix - Cooking Demo @ Facebook Live

Meskwaki Diabetes Program presents a healthy homemade trail mix cooking demo! This will be held on July 15th at Noon through Megan’s Facebook live. The video will be posted along with the recipe after the live demo. Stay tuned!

You can view the live demo through Megan’s Facebook page here:  https://www.facebook.com/megankoehn.clinicdietitian.5

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Now: Dec 1 06:09 pm
12:00 am MYDP Christmas Book & PJ Drive @ Tribal Center // Mesquakie Friends Church
MYDP Christmas Book & PJ Drive @ Tribal Center // Mesquakie Friends Church
Nov 29 @ 12:00 am – Nov 30 @ 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
12:00 am MYDP Christmas Book & PJ Drive @ Tribal Center // Mesquakie Friends Church
MYDP Christmas Book & PJ Drive @ Tribal Center // Mesquakie Friends Church
Nov 30 @ 12:00 am – Dec 1 @ 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
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
12:00 am MYDP Christmas Book & PJ Drive @ Tribal Center // Mesquakie Friends Church
MYDP Christmas Book & PJ Drive @ Tribal Center // Mesquakie Friends Church
Dec 2 @ 12:00 am – Dec 3 @ 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
5:00 pm Tribal Council Meeting @ via Zoom
Tribal Council Meeting @ via Zoom
Dec 2 @ 5:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ 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 … Continue reading Tribal Council Meeting
12:00 am MYDP Christmas Book & PJ Drive @ Tribal Center // Mesquakie Friends Church
MYDP Christmas Book & PJ Drive @ Tribal Center // Mesquakie Friends Church
Dec 3 @ 12:00 am – Dec 4 @ 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
12:00 am MYDP Christmas Book & PJ Drive @ Tribal Center // Mesquakie Friends Church
MYDP Christmas Book & PJ Drive @ Tribal Center // Mesquakie Friends Church
Dec 4 @ 12:00 am – Dec 5 @ 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
12:00 am MYDP Christmas Book & PJ Drive @ Tribal Center // Mesquakie Friends Church
MYDP Christmas Book & PJ Drive @ Tribal Center // Mesquakie Friends Church
Dec 5 @ 12:00 am – Dec 6 @ 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