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…

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,…

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…

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…

Gardening at the Drake House

The gardens at the historic Drake House in myaamionki noošonke siipionki ‘Miami, OK,’ have provided food and an opportunity to experiment with and demonstrate various techniques for use in both small- and large-scale production. The Drake House property was added to the Tribal Registry of Historic Places in 2006 and has been home to many…

Intro to Myaamiaataweenki Language Course

Are you interested in learning the Myaamia language? Have you been wanting to start using it in your home with your family? If you want to take the first step, you might consider Intro to Myaamiaataweenki, a 6-week course intended to give you an introduction to the language. Join us on Monday evenings at 7:30…

Minohsaya ‘Painted Hide’ Workshop Recap

As blog readers may recall, a group of artists, educators, and scholars have been discussing Myaamia and Peewaalia ‘Miami and Peoria’ painted hides held in a museum in Paris, France, and thinking about revitalizing the meaning and practice of this artistic form. In early August of 2022, a group got together in Miami, Oklahoma. The…

2022 Eemamwiciki Summer Programs Recap

The 2022 Eemamwiciki Summer Programs mark our return to in-person programming! In June, we had 28 participants across our Saakaciweeta, Eewansaapita, Maayaahkweeta, and Neehsapita programs in Miami, Oklahoma. In July, we had 26 participants in Saakaciweeta and Eewansaapita in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The theme for this summer was Weekihkaanki Meehkintiinki ‘Games’. Saakaciweeta participants also explored…