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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

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 or sign up online here:  https://app.wellable.co/ 

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Virtual 5K Walk/Run to Bring Awareness to All Types of Cancer SIGN-UPS
May 3 – May 17 all-day
Virtual 5K Walk/Run to Bring Awareness to All Types of Cancer SIGN-UPS

Bringing Awareness to All Types of Cancer with a Virtual 5K Walk/Run

Sign up anytime between May 3rd through May 17th.

To register or for any questions, please all Ashley at 641-484-9426 or message her on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/ashleyaylsworth.healtheducator.1

All participants will receive a FREE t-shirt!

Complete you 5k Walk/Run any day from May 17th through May 28th, and then submit your time/route to Ashley.

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May
17
Mon
Virtual 5K Walk/Run to Bring Awareness to All Types of Cancer @ You determine your route
May 17 – May 28 all-day
Virtual 5K Walk/Run to Bring Awareness to All Types of Cancer @ You determine your route

Bringing Awareness to All Types of Cancer with a Virtual 5K Walk/Run

Sign up anytime between May 3rd through May 17th

To register or for any questions, please all Ashley at 641-484-9426 or message her on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/ashleyaylsworth.healtheducator.1

All participants will receive a FREE t-shirt!

Complete your 5k Walk/Run any day from May 17th through May 28th, and then submit your time/route to Ashley.

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Open to Public: Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer) @ Harding Middle School
May 17 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Open to Public: Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer) @ Harding Middle School | Des Moines | Iowa | United States

With the approval from the FDA the Pfizer vaccine is now available for children 12 years of age and older. The Meskwaki Health Clinic is offering the COVID-19 vaccination to ANYONE 12 years old and older.

If you’d like an appointment, please call the following numbers: (641) 481-1306 or (641) 481-0842.

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May
19
Wed
Open to Public: Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer) @ Debra Heights Wesleyan Church
May 19 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Open to Public: Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer) @ Debra Heights Wesleyan Church | Des Moines | Iowa | United States

With the approval from the FDA the Pfizer vaccine is now available for children 12 years of age and older. The Meskwaki Health Clinic is offering the COVID-19 vaccination to ANYONE 12 years old and older.

If you’d like an appointment, please call the following numbers: (641) 481-1306 or (641) 481-0842.

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Tribal Council Meeting @ via Zoom
May 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ via Zoom

The next Tribal Council meeting has been scheduled to be held on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 with the meeting beginning at 5:00 pm via Zoom.

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May
26
Wed
Coffee and Culture @ Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel
May 26 @ 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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Take and Make on Facebook Live @ via Facebook Live on Meskwaki Wellness page
May 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Take and Make recipe TBD

*Must sign up by May 12 at Noon.

Participants will need to pick up their ingredients on May 25 to make recipe at home!

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Tribal Council Meeting @ via Zoom
May 26 @ 5:30 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ via Zoom

The next Tribal Council meeting has been scheduled to be held on Wednesday, May 26th beginning at 5:00 pm 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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May
31
Mon
Tribal Operations Closed for Memorial Day
May 31 all-day
Tribal Operations Closed for Memorial Day

Tribal Operations including the Health Clinic and Pharmacy will be closed on Monday, May 31 in observance of Memorial Day.

Normal business hours will resume Tuesday, June 1.

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Jun
1
Tue
Healthy Walking Club @ Toledo Heights
Jun 1 @ 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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Jun
3
Thu
Healthy Walking Club @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Jun 3 @ 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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Jun
8
Tue
Sign-Ups for the Red Earth Gardens Share Program @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
Jun 8 @ 8:00 am – Jun 9 @ 10:00 am
  • June 8 and 9 from 8am to 10am Sign-up for the Red Earth Gardens Share program at Health Clinic
    • By having blood draw before the programs starts and at the end.
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Healthy Walking Club @ Toledo Heights
Jun 8 @ 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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Jun
9
Wed
Cooking for One or Two w/ ISU Extention and Outreach Nutrition Program @ via Zoom
Jun 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • June 9, 2021 at Noon on Zoom-Cooking for One or Two-call to sign-up

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Nutrition program

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Stay Independent: Cooking for One or Two – A Healthy Aging Series @ via Zoom
Jun 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Jun 9 @ 5:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers

TRIBAL COUNCIL MEETING

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

5:00 pm

Tribal Chambers

With Covid precautions Tribal Council Members, key staff and individuals on the agenda will only be allowed in the meeting. This will be a temporary arrangement until further notice. 

*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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Jun
10
Thu
Healthy Walking Club @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Jun 10 @ 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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Jun
15
Tue
Healthy Walking Club @ Toledo Heights
Jun 15 @ 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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Jun
17
Thu
Healthy Walking Club @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Jun 17 @ 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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Jun
22
Tue
Healthy Walking Club @ Toledo Heights
Jun 22 @ 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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Jun
23
Wed
Red Earth Gardens Share Program Pick-Up @ Red Earth Gardens
Jun 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Pick up bag of veggies

Cooking Demo Starting at 1:30pm at REG (Red Earth Gardens)

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Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Jun 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers

The next Tribal Council meeting has been scheduled to be held on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 with the meeting beginning at 5:00 pm in the Tribal Chambers.

With Covid-19 precautions, Tribal Council Members, key staff and individuals on the agenda will only be allowed in the meeting. This will be a temporary arrangement until further notice.

*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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Jun
24
Thu
Healthy Walking Club @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Jun 24 @ 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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Jun
26
Sat
2021 Meskwaki Heavyweight Catfish Tournament @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Jun 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
2021 Meskwaki Heavyweight Catfish Tournament @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds

2021 Meskwaki Heavyweight Catfish Tournament

  • Saturday, June 26, 1 PM – 2 PM
  • Sunday, June 27, 1 PM – 2 PM
  • Meskwaki Powwow Grounds, Tama IA

Meskwaki anglers of all ages are invited to participate! No pre-registration required and at no cost! This event is open to tribal members and descendants – fishing laws apply

Participants may catch their fish anywhere in the Sate of Iowa, but failure to appear before 12 PM, noon, for weigh-in on June 20 will result in disqualification.

Details for tournament:

  • You must register between 11 AM to 12 PM  on Saturday, June 19 at the Meskwaki Powwow Grounds.
  • Tournament will begin and end at the Meskwaki Powwow Grounds.
  • You must bring your fish to weigh-in between 11 AM to 12 PM on Sunday, June 20.
  • Fish must be living at weigh-in. Dead fish will result in a .5 pound weight reduction from angler’s total combined weight.
  • All baits allowed, but the fish must be caught with rod and reel.
  • Winner will be determined by the highest combined weight for a 5 fish limit.
  • Winner will be announced following the completion of weigh-ins!

The catfish tournament winner will receive the custom 2021 Meskwaki Catfish Heavyweight Belt and undisputed glory!

*Alternate dates: June 26-27

Contact MNPD Conservation Officer Caleb Boyles at (641) 481-5916 or by email, cboyles.mnpd@meskwaki-nsn.gov, with any questions.

Hosted by the Meskwaki Nation Police Department

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Virtual Koko & Medo Celebration – Photo Submissions Accepted
Virtual Koko & Medo Celebration – Photo Submissions Accepted
Sep 20 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 … Continue reading Virtual Koko & Medo Celebration – Photo Submissions Accepted
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
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 … Continue reading Virtual Koko & Medo Celebration – Photo Submissions Accepted
Virtual Koko & Medo Celebration – Photo Submissions Accepted
Virtual Koko & Medo Celebration – Photo Submissions Accepted
Sep 22 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 … Continue reading Virtual Koko & Medo Celebration – Photo Submissions Accepted
Virtual Koko & Medo Celebration – Photo Submissions Accepted
Virtual Koko & Medo Celebration – Photo Submissions Accepted
Sep 23 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 … Continue reading Virtual Koko & Medo Celebration – Photo Submissions Accepted
Virtual Koko & Medo Celebration – Photo Submissions Accepted
Virtual Koko & Medo Celebration – Photo Submissions Accepted
Sep 24 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 … Continue reading Virtual Koko & Medo Celebration – Photo Submissions Accepted
Virtual Koko & Medo Celebration – Photo Submissions Accepted
Virtual Koko & Medo Celebration – Photo Submissions Accepted
Sep 25 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 … Continue reading 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 19 @ 12:00 am – Sep 20 @ 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 am Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Sep 20 @ 12:00 am – Sep 21 @ 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 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
12:00 am Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Sep 22 @ 12:00 am – 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.
2:00 pm Healthy Walking Club @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
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