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Sac and Fox Tribe of Iowa Visits WOLF

Tribal Chairman Anthony Waseskuk of the Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa talks to seniors playing a game of chair volleyball at the WOLF.

Members of the Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa (Meskwaki Nation) were in the Valley to attend the Self-Governance Professionals Workshop & Strategy Session hosted by the Ak-Chin Indian Community last month. As the session wound down, participants were provided a tour of the Ak-Chin tribal economic development ventures. Because the Sac and Fox Tribe is also interested in building a facility similar to the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community’s Way of Life Facility (WOLF), they also requested a tour here.

The tribal officials wanted a firsthand look at a functioning facility similar to what they are hoping to build for their people. The tribe has made the decision to move forward with its own WOLF-like facility and has set aside funding for it, but the project is currently in the pre-planning phase.

SRPMIC Council member Michael Dallas Sr. arranged for the group to tour the WOLF, as well as have a Q&A session with Council members, tour the Council Chambers, have lunch at the Round House Café and meet members of the SRPMIC Tribal Council following the Thursday Work Session.

Those on the tour were the following officers of the Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa: Tribal Chairman Anthony “Tony” Waseskuk ; Bessie Scott, tribal operations executive director ; Olivia Walker, tribal operations deputy executive director; and Rudy Papakee, tribal health director.