How to Contact the Myaamia Center

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 awarded national honor for revitalization effort

    The Miami Tribe of Oklahoma has received a prestigious national award recognizing the cultural heritage and language program that has led to the first generation in 100 years learning to speak the Myaamia language. Margo Rutledge Kissell, Miami University Communications and Marketing, May 25, 2023

  • Myaamia Center, IT Services win 2023 CIO 100 Award

    The Myaamia Center, with support from Miami University IT Services, has received a national CIO 100 Award for using innovative ways to deliver the National Breath of Life: Capacity Building for Community Language Archivists Apprenticeship Program. Margo Rutledge Kissell, Miami University Communications and Marketing, Mar. 28, 2023

  • Myaamia Winter Gathering by Miami University

    The 26th Annual Myaamia Winter Gathering was held January 27-28, 2023. The event doubled as a final celebration of the 50th anniversary of the partnership between the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma and Miami University. Miami University Communications and Marketing, Feb. 9 , 2023

  • Myaamia Data and More

    Native communities around the world are looking for ways to maintain their culture and their language. Meanwhile, some colleges and universities in the U.S. are trying to come to terms with the fact that their campuses are located on what were once tribal lands. Stats and Stories, Feb 2, 2023