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….

weehki-kaloosioni: aayaacimwaakani ‘New Word: Phone’

If you look up ‘phone’ in the dictionary, you will find the Myaamia word aayaacimwaakani. If you have been around the Myaamia language for a while you may have heard other variations of this word to mean phone, but for the sake of this post we will stick to the word on the dictionary. So,…

27 mahkoonsa kiilhswa (2023)

noonki kaahkiihkwe tikawi ceeliteeki (49℉) neehi aahsanteeki ahsenisiipionki. noonki peehkonteeki myaalisiwa mahkoonsa kiilhswa (peemineeta). taaniši kiišikahki niiyaaha apiyani? neemani-nko kati mahkoonsa kiilhswa? tookinanto oowaaha -> mahkoonsa kiilhswa neemani-nko kati aakalaahšimaataweenki? toohkinanto mihtahkiši.‘For English, scroll down.’ 27 Young Black Bear Moon (2023)’27 mahkoonsa kiilhswa (2023)’ Today, it’s a little warm (49℉) and sunny in the Great Miami…

Rebecca Nagle visits Miami University

Rebecca Nagle, citizen of the Cherokee Nation, journalist, activist, and podcast host, recently visited Miami University to present “Tribal Sovereignty 101” where she discussed tribal sovereignty, how U.S. policy impacts the rights of tribes, and how the rights of tribes impact tribal citizens.  Rebecca grew up in Joplin, MO, less than 40 miles from the…

20 mahkoonsa kiilhswa (2023)

noonki kaahkiihkwe neepanki (37℉) tikawi aalahkwahki neehi manetwa piihsaaci kiihkayonki. noonki peehkonteeki naawi napale neepiki mahkoonsa kiilhswa (peemineeta). taaniši kiišikahki niiyaaha apiyani? neemani-nko kati mahkoonsa kiilhswa? tookinanto oowaaha -> mahkoonsa kiilhswa neemani-nko kati aakalaahšimaataweenki? toohkinanto mihtahkiši.‘For English, scroll down.’ 20 Young Black Bear Moon (2023)’20 mahkoonsa kiilhswa (2023)’ Today, it’s cold (37℉), partly cloudy, and it…

Bringing Myaamia Art to the Classroom

Co-authored by Kristina Fox and Dr. Stephanie Danker Myaamia Ribbonwork is one of the best known examples of revitalized Myaamia artwork. Over the course of several years, a team of people researched examples of ribbonwork and created peepankišaapiikahkia eehkwaatamenki: Myaamia Ribbonwork. Along with the publication, workshops were held for the Myaamia community. As is common…

13 mahkoonsa kiilhswa (2023)

noonki kaahkiihkwe tikawi ceeliteeki (72℉) tikawi aalahkwahki noošonke siipionki. noonki peehkonteeki naawi waawiyiisita mahkoonsa kiilhswa (keešaakosita). taaniši kiišikahki niiyaaha apiyani? neemani-nko kati mahkoonsa kiilhswa? tookinanto oowaaha -> mahkoonsa kiilhswa neemani-nko kati aakalaahšimaataweenki? toohkinanto mihtahkiši.‘For English, scroll down.’ 13 Young Black Bear Moon (2023)’13 mahkoonsa kiilhswa (2023)’ Today, it’s warm  (72℉) and partly cloudy in Miami,…

8 mahkoonsa kiilhswa (2023)

noonki kaahkiihkwe tikawi ceeliteeki (74℉) tikawi aalahkwahki ahsenisiipionki. noonki peehkonteeki napale waawiyiisita mahkoonsa kiilhswa (keešaakosita). weehki-kihkatwe! taaniši kiišikahki niiyaaha apiyani? neemani-nko kati mahkoonsa kiilhswa? tookinanto oowaaha -> mahkoonsa kiilhswa neemani-nko kati aakalaahšimaataweenki? toohkinanto mihtahkiši. ‘For English, scroll down.’ 8 Young Black Bear Moon (2023) ‘8 mahkoonsa kiilhswa (2023)’ Today, it’s warm  (74℉) and partly cloudy…

Eemamwiciki Summer Program Outcomes from OAE

Every year, the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma hosts tribal members ages 6 and older for a summer experience designed to teach them about Myaamia culture and language. There are six rotating themes for this summer experience, with the idea that participants who go through the program will eventually be exposed to each. Not a typical…

My, Your, & His/Hers in Myaamiaataweenki Part 2

In part 2 of Possession in Myaamiaataweenki, we will explain how possession works in common (inanimate) nouns that can stand alone. But first, a quick refresher from the first part of this series! Remember, there are two types of nouns in Myaamiaataweenki: common (also called inanimate) and special (also called animate). Here, we will cover…

28 waawiita kiilhswa (2023)

noonki kaahkiihkwe tikawi ceeliteeki (57℉) aalahkwahki ahsenisiipionki. noonki peehkonteeki neepiki waawiita kiilhswa (peemineeta). kinšimi kati saakiwa mahkoonsa kiilhswa. kinšimi kati weehki-kihkatwe! taaniši kiišikahki niiyaaha apiyani? neemani-nko kati waawiita kiilhswa? tookinanto oowaaha -> waawiita kiilhswa neemani-nko kati aakalaahšimaataweenki? toohkinanto mihtahkiši. (For English, click below)