aya ceeki mihtohseenionka,kweesitoolaanki
Welcome to the official website of the
Miami Tribe of Oklahoma!
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.
Winter Gathering Plans Change Due to Pandemic
Myaamia Citizens and Family Members,
Due to surging virus numbers and the predicted peak later this month, the Miami Tribe will not hold the customary public indoor dances on January 29 during our Winter Gathering.
Instead, our reduced plans for the community gathering include cultural presentations, story-telling, and the kick-off to celebrate the 50th anniversary of our relationship with Miami University. On Friday, January 28, 2022, we will gather at 11 a.m. in the Myaamia Council House at 2319 W. Newman Road in Miami, OK. This gathering will include temperature checks, social distancing, recommended masks, and related virus-safety measures in place. In addition, we will serve lunch and dinner with social distancing observed. Tribal members planning to attend are encouraged to bring family members, but please refrain from inviting non-tribal member guests.
We apologize for these measures but believe they are necessary to ensure as much health safety as possible to those in attendance. Those interested should monitor the closed Facebook page “MYAAMIAKI Miami Tribe of Oklahoma” and the website at www.miamination.com, as time will prohibit a secondary mailing. Until then, please be safe and well and join us in the hope that the gathering can safely take place as we so want to come together as a community again.
Nipwaahkaako - wishing you well.
Miami Tribe of Oklahoma Cultural Resources Office
Miami Tribe of Oklahoma State of Emergency
TREASURY DEPARTMENT REQUIRES CARES ACT FUND RECIPIENTS
TO MAINTAIN RECEIPTS FOR FIVE YEARS
According to guideline issued by the Department of Treasury records shall be maintained for a period of five (5) years after final payment is made using Coronavirus Relief Fund monies. These record retention requirements are applicable to all prime recipients and their grantees and subgrant recipients, contractors, and other levels of government that received transfers of Coronavirus Relief Fund payments from prime recipients.
This guidance is applicable to all Miami tribal members receiving CARES Act funds through the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Family Assistance Program and/or Miami Tribe Adult Services assistance. Miami tribal members are responsible for maintaining documentation of loss of income and/or receipts demonstrating COVID-19 related expenses and 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.