Meskwaki Settlement School
Unity

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UNITY NETWORK CREED

As a member of the UNITY Network,

I…

...accept spirituality as an important foundation for a healthy, balanced lifestyle;

...recognize that pride in my culture and preservation of my heritage give me strength and dignity;

...will be honest, understanding and respectful of the diversity and uniqueness of self, others and our environment;

...know the importance of refraining from the abuse of alcohol, tobacco and drugs to maintain physical and mental well-being

    in order to be a positive role model for present and future generations, and finally

...make a personal commitment to strive toward reaching my full potential.

 

Terra Rouge UNITY Creed

I…

...will keep education a priority.

...represent our school and tribe with pride, honor and dignity.

...will present myself to community and public with pride, honor and dignity.

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Meskwaki Settlement School

                                   1610 305th Street, Tama, Iowa 52339-9629

                                                Phone (641)484-4990             Fax (641)484-3264

                                    Administrator: Mr. Jerry Stephens      Principal: Mrs. Jill Herink

                       

Resolution supporting the Organization of the Terra Rouge UNITY (TRU Council) Youth Council

 WHEREAS, the youth of the Meskwaki Middle/High School represent a great natural resource,

and

 WHEREAS, today’s youth of the Meskwaki Middle/High School will be leaders of tomorrow,

and

 WHEREAS, the youth need leadership training and experience to better prepare them for these important roles,

and 

 WHEREAS, the youth should be given the opportunity to bring about positive changes in the existing conditions within the Meskwaki Nation,

and

 WHEREAS, the young people between the ages of twelve to nineteen should have a greater voice in matters concerning them,

and

 WHEREAS, the youth, through their collective action, can serve as a catalyst to bring about more unity and harmony within the Meskwaki Nation,

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 WHEREAS, there is a need for a mechanism which will allow for the distribution of information, coordination of activities, and sharing of resources,

and

 WHEREAS, there is a need for interaction and communication among the youth representing the Meskwaki Middle/High School and the Meskwaki community.

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOVLED BY THE Meskwaki Middle/High Administration that the spiritual, mental, physical and social well-being of our youth is of the highest priority.

 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that in order to provide a greater voice for our youth and to give  them greater opportunities to develop as leaders, the Meskwaki Middle/High Administration authorizes the formation of the Terra Rouge UNITY.  This organization will operate under the supervision and with the support and encouragement of the Meskwaki Middle/High School.

 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the youth council is approved to join the UNITY Network, sponsored by United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. in an effort to bring about positive change in Native America and to provide youth with greater opportunities to work with  other youth leaders throughout the nation.

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