Myaamia Heritage Program — 2021/22 School Year Wrap Up

Miami University and Oxford feel different this week as the majority of students have moved out and things have quieted down.  For the staff of the Myaamia Center, this marks the transition to summer programs, but before we move on, we would like to reflect back on this year. This past weekend, we celebrated our…

2022 Myaamiaki Conference Preview

This year, the Myaamia Center is hosting our ninth biennial Myaamiaki Conference on Saturday, April 9th.  This day-long event is a chance for our staff and affiliates to present their research projects to the Myaamia community.  The conference is held at Miami University, which allows faculty, staff, and students to also attend and learn about…

Myaamia Heritage Program Update — February 2022

We are always excited for our students to return to campus, and this semester was no exception.  Bonham House always feels a bit empty until they are back in the student room and we can hear conversations and laughter throughout the halls.   Only a few days after the semester started, we headed down to Miami,…

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…

Miami Tribe and Miami University: Our Connected Histories

In this year, the 175th anniversary of the removal of the Miami Tribe from our homelands, the Myaamia community is coming together to remember this history as a way to connect to our ancestors, to keep them close to us, and to maintain our relationship with them and their past.  However, this is not solely…

2021 National Breath of Life Module 2 Workshop

Several of our Myaamia Center staff just returned from the 2021 National Breath of Life Module 2 workshop that was held at the University of Oregon, August 9-13, 2021.  In a previous post, I explained what National Breath of Life is, but here I want to talk about this year’s workshop and what was accomplished….

What is the National Breath of Life Institute for Indigenous Languages?

Many are familiar with the Myaamia Center’s work in archive-based language revitalization on behalf of the Miami Tribe. Due to our history of forced removal, land loss, and assimilation policies that resulted in the loss of our language, the Miami Tribe has utilized archival documents to reconstruct and aid in our revitalization efforts. Archive-based language…

Myaamia Heritage Program: Year in Review (2020-21)

We are coming up on the end of the school year here at Miami University. This is the last week of classes, and then students will have a week of finals before the end of the semester. This year has been a challenge for our students and staff who have worked to stay connected, even…