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Mission Statement

"Deepening Myaamia connections through research, education, and outreach."


The Myaamia Nation will be strengthened through the revitalization of our distinct ways of knowing, speaking, and being.

The Myaamia Center, a Miami Tribe of Oklahoma initiative located within an academic setting at Miami University in Oxford, OH, serves the needs of the Myaamia people, Miami University, and partner communities through research, education, and outreach that promote Myaamia language, culture, knowledge, and values.


The Myaamia Center has two main purposes:

  • To conduct in-depth research to assist tribal educational initiatives aimed at the preservation of language and culture. This research is used to create a wide range of educational models and materials for community language and cultural programs.
  • To expose undergraduate and graduate students at Miami University to tribal efforts in language and cultural revitalization. Student experiences are gained through a wide range of activities, including visits to Oklahoma, direct involvement in research initiatives, class visitations by Center staff, and access to Miami Tribe language and cultural resources.

The Myaamia Center is directly supported by the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma and Miami University. Anyone committed to helping perpetuate Miami language and culture for future generations is welcome to participate. Contact our office to get involved.

To learn more about the relationship between the tribe and the university, subscribe to the newsletter, see events, and more, please visit the Myaamia Center website.

News from the Myaamia Center

  • Miami Tribe of Oklahoma chief and Miami University president come together to celebrate new learning space

    The MacMillan Hall classroom was a gift from Miami University to the Tribe in 2022 to commemorate their unique 50-year relationship Margo Rutledge Kissel, Miami University Communications and Marketing, 5/8/2024

  • A Myaamia (Miami) and Shawnee view of the eclipse

    There's a lot of excitement surrounding this year's total solar eclipse, especially locally, since the path of totality includes large swaths of Ohio and Indiana. That path also encompasses the ancestral homelands of several Native American nations, including the Myaamia, or Miami, and the three Shawnee nations. Tana Weingartner, 91.7 WVXU, April 4, 2024

  • Eclipsing History Podcast

    The department of history at Bowling Green State University has produced a podcast that looks back at eclipses of the past and explores the ways that different people from Canada, Mexico and the United States experienced eclipses. George Ironstrack, Assistant Director of the Myaamia Center and Director of the Center's Education Office, is among the diverse cast of experts interviewed for this project. Department of History, Bowling Green State University, April 3, 2024 Margo Rutledge Kissell, Miami University Communications and Marketing, Mar. 28, 2023

  • New exhibit explores revitalization of Miami, Peoria tribes' art form

    A recently opened exhibit in Oxford explores the practice of creating painted deerskin hides by the Miami and Peoria tribes of Oklahoma. Tana Weingartner, 91.7 WVXU, February 7, 2024