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….

17 mahkwa kiilhswa (2022)

noonki kaahkiihkwe neepanki (25℉) aalahkwahki ahsenisiipionki. noonki peehkonteeki kiinte waawiyiisita mahkwa kiilhswa (peemineeta). taaniši kiišikahki niiyaaha apiyani? neemani-nko kati mahkwa kiilhswa? tookinanto oowaaha -> mahkwa kiilhswa neemani-nko kati aakalaahšimaataweenki? toohkinanto mihtahkiši. (For English, click below)

Myaamia Heritage Program Update – January 2022

The students in the Myaamia Heritage Program finished out their fall semester strong.  This year in the Myaamia Heritage Course, students are learning about Myaamia ecological perspectives and history.  We spent the majority of the year outside, exploring the ideas of how to view our environment through a Myaamia lens.  This included tree walks on…

Top 5 Aacimotaatiiyankwi Posts of 2021

Over the course of 2021, our Aacimotaatiiyankwi authors and contributors worked together to create and share a new blog post every week on a variety of topics. In addition to our regular team, we had the opportunity to work with Diane Hunter, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma, to share her…

7 mahkwa kiilhswa (2022)

noonki kaahkiihkwe neepanki (27℉) aalahkwahki ahsenisiipionki. noonki šaayiipaawe peehki neepanki (18℉). noonki peehkonteeki napale waawiyiisita mahkwa kiilhswa (keešaakosita). taaniši kiišikahki niiyaaha apiyani? neemani-nko kati mahkwa kiilhswa? tookinanto oowaaha -> mahkwa kiilhswa neemani-nko kati aakalaahšimaataweenki? toohkinanto mihtahkiši. (For English, click below)

Removal to Indian Territory

In the December 3 blog post, we learned about the 1847 second forced Removal of Myaamiaki from Indiana and the subsequent movements of Myaamia people between Indiana and the Miami Reservation in present-day Kansas. In the November 5 post, we saw that the winter of 1846-1847 was very hard for Myaamiaki, and many died. Still,…

30 ayaapia kiilhswa (2022)

noonki kaahkiihkwe neepanki (32℉) aahsanteeki ahsenisiipionki. noonki šaayiipaawe peehki neepanki (19℉). noonki peehkonteeki neepiki ayaapia kiilhswa (peemineeta). waapanke kati saakiwa mahkwa kiilhswa. taaniši kiišikahki niiyaaha apiyani? neemani-nko kati ayaapia kiilhswa? tookinanto oowaaha -> ayaapia kiilhswa neemani-nko kati aakalaahšimaataweenki? toohkinanto mihtahkiši. (For English, click below)

wiiyaakiteeheelo weehki-kihkatwe ‘Happy (Gregorian) New Year!’

In the next few days, we’ll be celebrating the Gregorian New Year! While this is the most commonly celebrated calendar new year around the world, it is also not the only one. For Myaamiaki, our year is based on the lunar calendar which reflects the cycles of the moon. This puts our lunar new year…

hohowa pyaaci ‘Santa is coming’

For most of us, the holidays are a time to relax in the good company of family and friends! Many children are also eagerly awaiting a visit from Santa Claus which means it’s a perfect time to introduce the phrase hohowa pyaaci! ‘Santa is coming!’ Since Santa says “hohoho!” so much we figured that was…