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Miami Tribe of Oklahoma!
Miami Tribe of Oklahoma State of Emergency
Tribe Implements COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Family Assistance Program
Under the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma General Welfare Ordinance the Tribe has implemented a COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Family Assistance. Program. Through this general welfare program, the Tribe may provide a one-time benefit of $1,200 per enrolled tribal member 18 years of age and older, and $500.00 for each enrolled tribal member child, if said member can demonstrate a loss of income or COVID-19 related expenses between March 1, 2020 and September 11, 2020. This is not a per capita payment, this is a welfare benefit based on need.
President Donald J. Trump declared a nationwide State of Emergency on March 13, 2020, as a result of the coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic. In late March Congress enacted the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which established a Corona virus Relief Fund to distribute federal funding to Tribes based on population and employee demographics. The Tribe received CARES Act funds in late May and mid-June and have worked to budget the funds in compliance with Department of Treasury guidance.
The Department of Treasury has disallowed per capita type payments by Tribes to tribal members but does allow financial assistance under a tribal general welfare program if a tribal member demonstrates a loss of income and/or COVID-19 related expenditures.
Miami Nation Passes Resolution on Race-Based Mascots
MIAMI, Oklahoma, July 29, 2020 (Aatotankiki Myaamiaki – Miami Nation News)—On July 27, 2020 the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma elected Leadership passed Resolution #20-31 reiterating the Nation’s formal position on ethnic or race-based, derogatory mascot names. The Resolution was adopted by unanimous approval and echoes the opposition stated in the Tribe’s 1996 Resolution calling on Miami University in Oxford, Ohio to discontinue use of the University’s mascot “Redskins”.
Read the full text of Resolution #20-31.
This website serves two purposes: virtual community connectivity and education. It is our great hope that contents supplied herein will be of direct benefit to all myaamia citizens, and to those who visit this site as guests. Our culture and language identify us as the downstream people. The care and guidance of our elders, revitalization of our Tribal culture, traditions and customs. The return of our heritage language brings life and breath to all that we do. kiiloona myaamiaki, we are myaamiaki.