pileewa akiišikomi (Turkey’s Day)

As Myaamia people we enjoy a good feast as much as anyone else, and many of our families will be gathering to share a meal with family and friends for Thanksgiving. Because it’s such a widely celebrated holiday, we thought it’d be useful to be able to talk about it in Myaamiaataweenki. So the staff…

Boarding Schools

Warning: this post contains distressing details. Recent news coming from Canada, particularly from the grounds of Kamloops Indian Residential School, Marieval Indian Residential School, St. Eugene’s Mission School and just recently the Kuper Island Residential School, has illuminated a sobering truth: for many Indigenous children, school was a place of suffering, trauma, and death. U.S….

Artist Spotlight: Jared Nally

Written by Joshua Sutterfield Meet Jared Nally, a Myaamia student who is currently seeking a Master’s degree in Environmental Science at Miami University. He is a recipient of the Aanchtaakia Graduate Fellowship. Aanchtaakia is the Myaamia word meaning ‘change maker.’ This fellowship is specifically designed for tribal scholars motivated to make positive change in tribal…

26 ayaapeensa kiilhswa (2022)

noonki kaahkiihkwe tikawi neepanki (43℉) aahsanteeki ahsenisiipionki. noonki peehkonteeki myaalisiwa ayaapeensa kiilhswa (peemineeta). taaniši kiišikahki niiyaaha apiyani? neemani-nko kati ayaapeensa kiilhswa? tookinanto oowaaha -> ayaapeensa kiilhswa neemani-nko kati aakalaahšimaataweenki? toohkinanto mihtahkiši. (For English, click below)

Oxford Community Arts Center Exhibition and First Friday Event

Written by Stella Beerman Back in October, the Myaamia Center and Myaamia Heritage Museum and Archive worked together to curate “weeyaakiteeheeyankwi neepwaantiiyankwi: Celebrating 50 Years of Learning from Each Other” at the Oxford Community Arts Center. This exhibit celebrated our 50-year relationship with Miami University through photography from Myaamia community members and Myaamia Center staff,…

19 ayaapeensa kiilhswa (2022)

noonki kaahkiihkwe tikawi neepanki (44℉) aahsanteeki ahsenisiipionki. niišwi kaahkiihkwe awiiki manetwa piihsaaci. teepi-hka aalhsoohkiiyankwi noonki. noonki peehkonteeki napale neepiki kiilhswa (peemineeta). taaniši kiišikahki niiyaaha apiyani? neemani-nko kati ayaapeensa kiilhswa? tookinanto oowaaha -> ayaapeensa kiilhswa neemani-nko kati aakalaahšimaataweenki? toohkinanto mihtahkiši. (For English, click below)

Talking about Temperature of Spaces and Places

Co-authored by Hunter Lockwood and Jarrid Baldwin Here at the Myaamia Center in Southwestern Ohio it is growing colder by the day. So why not heat things up by learning a few words to remind us of warmer days? Before we get started, you should know that even though the words we’ll talk about today…

The Battle of the Wabash

On November 4, 1791, news of the Battle of the Wabash hit Native nations and the U.S. like a thunderclap. The Native victory shocked the United States. Miamis and their allies returned home, having defended their territory for another year.  Following the Battle of Kiihkayonki the previous year, the United States re-mobilized, hoping to force…

5 ayaapeensa kiilhswa (2022)

noonki kaahkiihkwe tikawi ceeliteeki (62℉) aalahkwahki neehi peetilaanki ahsenisiipionki. noonki peehkonteeki kiinte saakiwa ayaapeensa kiilhswa (keešaakosita). taaniši kiišikahki niiyaaha apiyani? neemani-nko kati ayaapeensa kiilhswa? tookinanto oowaaha -> ayaapeensa kiilhswa neemani-nko kati aakalaahšimaataweenki? toohkinanto mihtahkiši. (For English, click below)

Myaamia Sovereignty in the 21st Century

As a part of the Myaamia Heritage Program at Miami University, our students take part in a series of courses that help them to better understand who our people are today and who we were in the past. One of these courses focuses on key issues that our community faces today and the important role…

27 kiiyolia kiilhswa (2022)

noonki kaahkiihkwe tikawi ceeliteeki (77℉) aahsanteeki ahsenisiipionki. noonki peehkonteeki myaalisiwa kiiyolia kiilhswa (peemineeta). taaniši kiišikahki niiyaaha apiyani? neemani-nko kati kiiyolia kiilhswa? tookinanto oowaaha -> kiiyolia kiilhswa neemani-nko kati aakalaahšimaataweenki? toohkinanto mihtahkiši. (For English, click below)