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,…

Miami Tribe Annual Gathering 2022

The Miami Tribe of Oklahoma held its Annual General Meeting on Saturday, June 25,  in noošonke siipionki , ‘Miami, OK’. The meeting is held each year to hold Tribal elections and educate community members on what is currently going on within the Tribe.  In recent years, National Gathering events have been somewhat hampered by travel…

2022 Myaamiaki Conference Recap

The Myaamiaki Conference is a biennial event that invites members of the Myaamia and Miami University communities to learn about the current projects being developed at the Myaamia Center. The 9th biennial Myaamiaki Conference comes four years after the last was held, as the 2020 Conference had to be canceled due to the Coronavirus pandemic….

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…

Update: Office of Assessment and Evaluation (OAE)

In this prior blog post, I introduced the work of the Nipwaayoni Acquisition and Assessment Team (I will refer to it as the NAATeam), including our history, goals, and future plans. I want to first assure you that nothing has changed with those regards. However, there has been some reorganization within the Myaamia Center to…

Was a comet responsible for the decline of the Hopewell?

Written by Andrew Sawyer, Education Outreach Specialist On February 1, 2022 Scientific Reports published a report titled The Hopewell airburst event, 1699–1567 years ago (252–383 CE)[1]. In this report, the authors claim to have found evidence of a cosmic airburst event that took place in the Ohio River Valley between about 1,639 and 1,770 years…

Winter Gathering 2022

Winter Gathering is one of the major events each year that Myaamia citizens and friends of the community can come together in Noošonke Siipionki ‘Miami, OK’ to celebrate Myaamia culture and hear about important news and developments within the community. This year’s gathering was meant to be the beginning of a yearlong celebration of the…

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…