paahpitaawi myaamia paaskoontia! Let’s Play Miami Tossed Ball!

Myaamia Paaskoontia, ‘Miami Tossed Ball’ is a fun outdoor game to play with a big group of friends. Now that summer and green grass have arrived, it’s finally time to play!  What you will need: All you will need for this game is the paaskoontia ‘the ball’ which is ovular and made of hide. If…

seenseewitaawi! Let’s Play Bowl Game!

The first game we are going to learn about this summer is Seenseewinki, ‘bowl game’. This is one of our games of chance, and though it is scored individually, you can play with as big a group as you like.  What you will need: Seenseewinki doesn’t require too many pieces of equipment. All you will…

What Are Myaamia Games?

This year’s Eemamwiciki summer programs are going to teach participants about Myaamia games and the place they hold in our community. Our games can look very different from each other. Some are played on grassy fields or in the snow. Some are played indoors or wherever there is enough seating for you and your friends….

2021 Eemamwiciki Summer Program Wrap Up

Our second year of virtual Eemamwiciki Summer Programs has officially wrapped up. We missed being able to spend time learning together in person, but we are excited that 71 participants from across 15 states (and staff across 5 states) were able to join us virtually! This year we were able to host programs for ages…

Introducing the Neehsapita Adult Summer Program

Written by Joshua Sutterfield For the past several years, we have been looking for ways to bring our Eemamwiciki Summer Programs to our parents, caregivers, and other adults in our community. Many parents and caregivers had asked if they could get more information about the day to day programs their children were participating in and…

2020 Year End Wrap Up

COVID turns everything upside down The year of Neehseehpineenki COVID-19 was full of tragedy and disruption. In addition to all the lives lost and sickened by this terrible disease, we also paid a serious price in our ability to gather together as Myaamia people. We were forced to cancel events like the Myaamiaki Conference and…

Eemamwiciki Pen Pal Program Announcement

Eemamwiciki is excited to announce the opening of our very first pen pal program. The idea for creating this came out of a suggestion made by a participant in our 2020 Eemamwiciki at Home summer program. They wanted Myaamia youth to be able to connect with each other from across our diaspora, and we’ve expanded…

Eemamwiciki Summer Programs 2021 Dates

The staff of the Miami Tribe’s Eemamwiciki Summer Programs are excited to announce the dates for this summer’s programs. The Cultural Resources Office has not made a decision about face-to-face programming for this summer, but for planning purposes we want to get the dates on everyone’s calendars. Two, week-long learning from home sessions will be…

A History of Eewansaapita

This past summer marked the fourteenth year of the Eewansaapita Summer Youth Educational Experience. Eewansaapita means ‘sunrise’ and is a metaphoric expression for community rebirth, renewal, and empowerment. It is the flagship youth education program of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma for tribal citizens ages ten to sixteen. The focus of the program is to…