Welcome

aya ceeki mihtohseenionka,kweesitoolaanki

Welcome to the official website of the
federally-recognized
Miami Tribe of Oklahoma!

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.

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

Success!
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