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Jul
1
Thu
Healthy Walking Club @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Jul 1 @ 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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Jul
4
Sun
Health Clinic Community Event @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
Jul 4 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Health Clinic Community Event @ Meskwaki Health Clinic

Join the Meskwaki Health Clinic for a walk-run, lunch and family fun games on Sunday, July 4 from 8:00AM-2:00PM at the Meskwaki Health Clinic!

Walk-Run registration at 8:00AM

Walk-Run begins at 8:30AM

Food and Games after the Walk-Run!

*Please bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket.

For more info/questions, call the Health Clinic at 641-484-4094.

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Jul
5
Mon
Tribal Operations Closed in Observance of the Independence Day
Jul 5 all-day
Tribal Operations Closed in Observance of the Independence Day

Tribal Operations, including the Meskwaki Health Clinic and Pharmacy will be closed on Monday, July 5, 2021 in observance of Independence Day.

Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, July 6, 2021.

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Jul
6
Tue
Healthy Walking Club @ Toledo Heights
Jul 6 @ 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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Jul
7
Wed
Red Earth Gardens Share Program Pick-Up @ Red Earth Gardens
Jul 7 @ 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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Jul
8
Thu
Healthy Walking Club @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Jul 8 @ 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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Meskwaki Girls Softball Teams End of Season Pool Party @ Tama-Toledo Aquatic Center
Jul 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Meskwaki Girls Softball Teams End of Season Pool Party @ Tama-Toledo Aquatic Center

Meskwaki Softball Teams Black, White, Green, Eagles, Thunder and Fish and their family are invited to the End of the Season Pool Party on Thursday, July 8 from 8PM-10PM at the Tama-Toledo Aquatic Center! Weather permitting.

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Jul
9
Fri
Lacrosse Teams End of Season Pool Party @ Tama-Toledo Aquatic Center
Jul 9 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Lacrosse Teams End of Season Pool Party @ Tama-Toledo Aquatic Center

Meskwaki Lacrosse Club will be hosting an End of Season Pool Party for the Meskwaki Knuckleheads and Meskwaki Swans teams on Friday, July 9 from 8PM-10PM at the Tama-Toledo Aquatic Center. *Weather permitting.

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Jul
13
Tue
Tribal Operations Closed – Meskwaki Nation Day
Jul 13 all-day
Tribal Operations Closed - Meskwaki Nation Day

Tribal Operations, including the Meskwaki Health Clinic and Pharmacy will be closed on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 in observance of the Meskwaki Nation Day holiday.

Normal business hours will resume on Wednesday, July 14, 2021.

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Meskwaki Nation Day Events @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Jul 13 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Meskwaki Nation Day Events @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Join us to celebrate:
MESKWAKI NATION DAY
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
at Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Agenda:
8:00AM – Walk/Run
10:00AM – Flag Raising
10:30AM – Oral history on the significance of Meskwaki Nation Day
> Bags Tournament
– Co-Ed
– $40 registration fee
– Contact Merona to sign up!
merona.jefferson@meskwaki-nsn.gov
(641) 484-9225
Prize: TBD
> Hand Drum Registration/Preliminaries
– Contact Merona to sign up!
merona.jefferson@meskwaki-nsn.gov
(641) 484-9225
> Children’s Activities
> Game Shelter: Bone Dice Game
11:30AM – Lunch
4:00PM – Meskwaki Traditional Meal prepared by Meskwaki Food Sovereignty and Workforce Development
6:00PM – Meskwaki Nation Day Powwow Grand Entry
Head Staff:
MC: Matt
AD: Jerod Pushetonequa
Head Man – TBD
Head Woman – Delonda Pushetonequa
Flags: American Legion Post 701
> Hand Drum Finals
– 1 Man (1st place $200)
– 3 Man (1st place $300)
> Specials
– Elders Special (55+) 1st $300, 2nd $200, 3rd $100
– Adults (18+) 1st $300, 2nd $300
– Woodland Special 1st $300
– Junior, Teens, and Tiny Tots sponsored by Youth Program
– Honor Dances
> Meskwaki Dances
** All drums welcome! **
VENDORS – If you’d like to set up as a vendor during the powwow, please contact Merona Jefferson by phone (641) 484-9225 or email at merona.jefferson@meskwaki-nsn.gov
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Healthy Walking Club @ Toledo Heights
Jul 13 @ 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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Jul
14
Wed
Diabetes Bingo @ Meskwaki Convention Center
Jul 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • July 14, 2021 at noon Diabetes Bingo at Meskwaki Convention Center, call to sign-up
    • Snack provide and prizes for all!
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Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Jul 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers

The next Tribal Council meeting has been scheduled to be held on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 beginning at 5:00pm in the Tribal Chambers.

With Covid-19 precautions, only Tribal Council Members, key staff and individuals on the agenda will 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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Jul
15
Thu
Healthy Walking Club @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Jul 15 @ 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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Jul
20
Tue
Diabetes Support Group Meeting @ Meskwaki Convention Center
Jul 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • July 20th, at noon support group meeting, at Meskwaki Convention Center, call to sign-up more information to come!
  • Meal provided
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Healthy Walking Club @ Toledo Heights
Jul 20 @ 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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Jul
21
Wed
Red Earth Gardens Share Program Pick-Up @ Red Earth Gardens
Jul 21 @ 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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Jul
22
Thu
Healthy Walking Club @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Jul 22 @ 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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*Rescheduled – MFS Community Pool Party @ Tama-Toledo Aquatic Center
Jul 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
*Rescheduled - MFS Community Pool Party @ Tama-Toledo Aquatic Center | Toledo | Iowa | United States

Meskwaki Family Services is hosting a pool party at the Tama-Toledo Aquatic Center next Thursday, July 15 from 8:00pm-10:00pm. Pizza will be provided while supplies last. Concessions will also be available for purchase. Must wear proper swimwear in pool: No shirts or gym shorts. Floaties are allowed, just no foul play or they will be taken away. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Prizes- TBD!

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Jul
23
Fri
Election Committee Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Jul 23 @ 3:00 pm
Election Committee Meeting @ Tribal Chambers

Election Committee Meeting Notice

July 23rd at 3pm in the Tribal Chambers

All enrolled members invited to attend.

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Jul
27
Tue
Healthy Walking Club @ Toledo Heights
Jul 27 @ 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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Jul
28
Wed
Coffee and Culture @ Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel
Jul 28 @ 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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Tribal Council Meeting – Canceled @ Tribal Chambers
Jul 28 @ 5:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting - Canceled @ Tribal Chambers

The next Tribal Council meeting has been scheduled to be held on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 beginning at 5:00pm to be held in the Tribal Chambers.

With Covid-19 precautions in mind, 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 Chair.

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Jul
29
Thu
ARPA 2021 Funding Distribution @ Meskwaki Tribal Center Gym
Jul 29 @ 8:00 am – Jul 30 @ 4:30 pm
ARPA 2021 Funding Distribution @ Meskwaki Tribal Center Gym

NEWS: American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 Distribution

A mailing was sent out Friday, July 16, 2021 to enrolled Tribal Members with information and forms that need to be completed to receive emergency financial assistance for the months of August, September and October from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) Funding.

This non-taxable disbursement is for COVID-19 related expenses such as compliance with stay-at-home orders, rent/mortgage, utilities, food, internet, personal protective equipment, and any other related expenses due to the pandemic.

If you did not receive the mailing, these detailed documents are available in the Members Only Portal of the Meskwaki Nation website at: www.meskwaki.org. You must sign up for entrance into the portal. Information on doing so is also available on the website.

The Tribal Fiscal staff will be set up in the Tribal gym for the August distribution on Thursday, July 29th and Friday, July 30th from 8:00AM to 4:30PM for enrolled members who complete the necessary forms. Emergency funds will continue to be distributed, to eligible recipients who have submitted verification forms, at the Tribal Center, and through the mail until October 31, 2021. October 31st is the deadline to be eligible for all payments. The second and third distribution payments will be mailed to those who completed the necessary forms to the addresses provided on August 27, 2021 and September 28, 2021.

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.

For questions on filling out the forms or the distribution of emergency funds, please contact Tribal Operations at (641) 484-4678.

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Healthy Walking Club @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Jul 29 @ 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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All-day
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 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
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