Meskwaki Nation

Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa

Iowa’s only federally recognized Indian tribe, the Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa, is known as the Meskwaki Nation, or the “People of the Red Earth.” Our settlement is located in Tama, Iowa, and is comprised of more than 8,624 acres. We have more than 1,450 enrolled tribal members, and we’re the largest employer in Tama County, employing over 1,100 people. Through preservation, improved community services, and business opportunities, the people of the Meskwaki Nation are committed to protecting our inherent sovereignty, preserving and promoting our culture, and improving the quality of life for future generations.

Featured Events

From council meetings to wellness seminars, community events, and more, check out what’s going on in the Meskwaki community.


Positive Meskwaki NDN Parenting

Positive Meskwaki NDN Parenting (PMNP) classes will begin Wednesday, April 6, 2022 from 5-7PM via Zoom. PMNP classes encourage parenting conversations in strengths-based methods traditionally used in Meskwaki and Native […]


Seniors Blood Pressure & Sugar Check

Meskwaki Senior Services 301 Meskwaki Road, Tama

A Community Health Representative will be on site at the Senior Center to check blood pressure and sugar levels from 11am-12pm.


Sewing Sessions

Meskwaki Cultural Center and Museum 303 Meskwaki Road, Tama, IA

Weekly sewing sessions at the Meskwaki Cultural Center and Museum will resume starting April 7, 2022 beginning at 6:00PM until 8:00PM. We would like to see how this date and […]

Tribal Ops – CLOSED – Employee Appreciation Picnic

Tribal Operations will be having an Employee Appreciation Picnic on Friday, May 27th (rain date 06/10/22) at Toledo Heights Park. Events: 8:30AM - Registration for Walk/Run 9:00AM - Poker Walk/Run […]

Services for the Tribal Community

The Meskwaki Nation provides countless services for its community members and is continuously working to improve the quality of life for the tribe through these programs.

Health Clinic

Our health clinic provides healthcare for individuals and families in the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual healing process.


Tribal Center

The tribal center is a hub for tribal operations and community gatherings. Tribal members and Tribal Operations departments can reserve these rooms for meetings, sporting events, fundraisers, family gatherings, and more.

Family Services

Family services are available to help strengthen families of the Meskwaki Indian Settlement by promoting healthy family functioning in an atmosphere of self-determination and traditional cultural values.


Workforce Development

Our workforce development program provides concepts and entry strategies to promote the economic growth of the Meskwaki Nation by empowering its Native workforce.

Meskwaki Nation’s Entities & Enterprises

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