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 AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN

The Miami Tribe of Oklahoma has received from the U.S. Department of Treasury $34,672,944.09 in COVID-19 recovery funds through President Biden’s American Rescue Plan. The American Rescue Plan Act, or "ARPA," provides a $20 billion set aside for tribal governments to help turn the tide of the pandemic, address the economic fallout, and build a strong foundation for recovery.

Miami Tribe Leadership acting through the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma General Welfare Program Ordinance has created the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma COVID-19 Public Health Recovery Family Assistance Program Confidential Grant. Enrolled Miami tribal citizens 18 to 64 who apply for this grant will receive $2,000 in direct relief assistance. Enrolled Miami tribal citizens age 65 and older who apply will receive $3,000 in direct relief assistance. Parents or legal guardians may apply for direct relief assistance in the amount of $1,000 for minor tribal citizens under the age of 18.

Recovery Family Assistance Program Grant applications may be obtained on the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma website and may be submitted August 1, 2021, through June 1, 2022.

In addition to providing this direct relief assistance to tribal members the Tribe, through the Business Committee and the Tribe’s ARPA Team, are identifying additional tribal needs and are closely monitoring ARPA guidelines to ensure all expenditures meet federal requirements.

Leadership approved ARPA expenditures through Resolution 21-32 on July 13, 2021. The Tribe’s spending plan is in its early stages and is ongoing. ARPA funds must be obligated by 2024 and expended by 2026. Leadership is targeting remaining ARPA funds to improve tribal infrastructure and additional needs of tribal members and tribal facilities. 

Click Link Below for Application

Recovery Family Assistance ProgramGrant Application

Miami Tribe of Oklahoma State of Emergency


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.

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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.

Phot by Jonathan Fox

Akima with opening remarks at the Myamiaki Conference at Miami University, Ohio.

Photo by Jonathan Fox

Student round table at the Myaamiaki Conference at Miami University, Ohio.

Photo by Tina Fox

Learning how to make a shawl at the Cultural Resources Extension Office (CREO) Fall Celebration..

Photo by Karen Baldwin

First Council Person Tera Hatley and tribal member Jennifer Patrick staying cool during Games Day 2018.

Photo by Karen Baldwin

Honoring artist Eugene Brown at the Myaamia Heritage Museum and Archive.

Photo by Karen Baldwin

Playing lacrosse at Saakaciweeta noošonki(Miami,OK).

Photo by Karen Baldwin

Saakaciweeta kiihkayonki(Ft. Wayne,IN)

Photo by Karen Baldwin

Stomp Skirt making at the Longhouse.

Photo by Karen Baldwin

eewansaapita noošonke(Miam,OKi).

Photo by Karen Baldwin

Eewansaapita kiihkayonki( Ft. Wayne,IN). 

Photo by Karen Baldwin

Playing some lacrosse at the 2018 Cultural Resources Extension Office(CREO) Summer Celebration.

Photo by Karen Baldwin

Chief's language challenge during Family Day 2018.

Photo by Karen Baldwin

Opening the 2018 General Council with a song.

Photo by Karen Baldwin

Akima handing out prizes to the tiny tots powwow competitors at the 2018 Annual Powwow.

Photo by Karen Baldwin

Miami Tribal Princesses at the 2018 Annual Powwow.

Photo by Karen Baldwin

Ribbonwork Craft project at the Cultural Resources Extension Office (CREO) Spring Celebration. 

Photo by Jonathan M. Fox

Cultural Resources Extension Office Myaamia New Years 2018. 

Photo by Jonathan M. Fox

Scott Willard curling at Miami University,Ohio. Future Olympian? 

Photo by Karen Baldwin

Gary Shoemaker Gourd Dancing at the 2018 Winter Gathering.

Photo by Jonathan M. Fox

Winter Stomp Dance 2018

Photo by Karen Baldwin
2018 Winter Stroytellers

Photo by Doug Peconge

Celebrate the New Year. Monthly Cultural Resources Office (CRO) meetings in Miami, Ok. 
wiiyaakiteeheelo weehki-kihkatwe

Photo by Doug Peconge

Learning the finer points of mahkisina meehkintiinki from Jarrid Baldwin at the Washington State cultural workshop.

Photo by Doug Peconge

Parents and Grandparents learning how to play the seenseewinki(bowl game) during parents day at eewansaapita.

Photo by Doug Peconge

Joshua Sutterfield discussing myaamionki during a Cultural Resources Office's (CRO) monthly meeting in Miami,OK

Photo by Doug Peconge
2018 Kansas Workshop in Louisburg Kansas

Photo by Doug Peconge

Learning to play mahkisina meehkintiinki at Cultural workshop in Fort Wayne Indiana.

Photo by Doug Peconge

Fall Gathering 2018 in Louisburg Kansas