The Miami Tribe of Oklahoma National Gathering Week is set for June 26 - 29, 2024 to be held in Myaamionki Noošonke Siipionki 'Miami, OK'.

Changes to this schedule will be posted on the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma Facebook page, at MYAAMIAKI Miami Tribe of Oklahoma (private members only page), and on the Miami Tribe website at www.miamination.com.

Please see below for relevant information and please call (918) 541-1300 for any questions.

 


Event Schedule:

Please note that not all events are open to the public and are reserved for tribal citizens and their families.

In the event of inclement or threatening weather, the contact for tribal emergency management is Mike Brown, (918) 919-1979, mbrown@mn-e.com

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Ribbonwork Workshop

9 AM - 5 PM

Prairie Sun Event Center - 3411 P Street NW, Miami, OK

Lead by Myaamia citizen and artist Scott Shoemaker. Participants will learn about peepankišaapiikahkia eehkwaatamenki, and make ribbonwork hat bands. RSVP by email to Joshua Sutterfield at jsutterfield@miamination.com or by phone at (918) 541-1300. Ages 16 and up. Watch the Miami Tribe Facebook page and website for updates. Lunch is provided for attendees.

Special Exhibit - St. Clair's Defeat Revisited: A New View of the Conflict

9 AM - 5 PM

NEO - The Charles Banks Wilson Art and Cultural Center inside KahNe Hall - 200 I St. NE, Miami, OK

Exhibit viewing on your own beginning at 9 AM, exhibit doors close at 5 PM, Miami Tribe Community Reception at 5:30 PM Location: Calcagno Family Ballroom, Bruce G. Carter Student Union (a brief walk from KahNe Hall)

Tribal citizens and their families are invited to visit this special exhibit curated by Ball State University with Inter-Tribal Humanities Scholars. This engaging, traveling exhibit introduces viewers to the complex history of St. Clair’s Defeat. We will meet in the Calcagno Family Ballroom on the campus of NEO A&M College at 5:30 PM for presentations and a short film followed by a light meal.

Myaamia Family Day (Games and Dancing)

Begins at 10:30 AM and lasts all day through the evening

Drake House - 3700 S. 505 Road, Miami, OK

Events include archery, lacrosse, and tomahawk throw. There are events scheduled for adults and children. Lunch and dinner will be provided. Bring lawn chairs, hats, sunscreen, and bug spray. Please see events flyer for more information.

Archery and Games Contact: Scott Willard, (417) 317-3465, swillard@miamination.com General Contacts: Joshua Sutterfield (918) 325-0107, jsutterfield@miamination.com

Cultural Education Day

Breakfast at the Myaamia Community Center followed by the community lacrosse game on the game field behind the Cultural Resources Center. If you have your own pakitahaakani/Myaamia lacrosse stick please bring it, if not we will have sticks on hand (only traditional sticks will be used for the game). Lunch will be served after the game in the new Prairie Sun Event Center located across from Tribal Headquarters. After lunch, we will have cultural presentations, and hand out t-shirts to those present.

8:30 AM - Breakfast at Myaamia Community Center/Dining Hall - 54535 East 65 Road, Miami, OK

10:30 AM - Community Lacrosse Game on the Myaamia game field (please park in parking lot spaces). Pakitahaakani/traditional lacrosse sticks will be provided, or bring your own. - 54505 East 65 Road, Miami, OK

12 PM  - Lunch and Presentations at Prairie Sun Event Center - 3411 P Street NW, Miami, OK

1:30 PM - Presentations:

  • Myaamia Ribbonwork Grant, by Meghan Dorey
  • “Tales of the Myaamia THPO”, by Logan York

23rd Annual Miami Nation Pow Wow

Miami Nation Dance Grounds - 54515 East 65 Road, Miami, OK (Located behind the Myaamia Council House)

6 - 8 PM - Gourd Dancing 8:30 PM - Grand Entry

Please see event flyer for more information

Contacts:

*In case of rain, the alternate location for pow wow is NEO College Student Activity Center - 200 I Street NE, Miami, OK 74354

Annual Myaamia General Council Meeting

Myaamia Council House - 54515 East 65 Road, Miami, OK

7:00 AM - Breakfast will be served at the Myaamia Community Center/Dining Hall - 54535 East 65 Road, Miami, OK

9: 00 AM - Annual Meeting of the General Council begins promptly at 9 AM in the Council House Miami citizens enter through the doors on the east side of the building for registration.

Lunch - Lunch will be served at the Prairie Sun Events Center following the close of the meeting - 3411 P Street NW, Miami, OK

Annual Meeting Contacts:

Final Evening of the 23rd Annual Miami Nation Pow Wow

4 - 6PM - Gourd Dancing

7 PM - Grand Entry

Please see event flyer for more information

Pow Wow information can be found on the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma Facebook page, at MYAAMIAKI Miami Tribe of Oklahoma (private members only page), and on the Pow Wow event page.

 


Where To Stay

Buffalo Run Hotel - 8414 S. 580 Road, Miami, OK - Phone: (918) 542-2900

Note: Buffalo Run Hotel offers a discounted Tribal room rate. When you phone to book a room, tell them you are an enrolled citizen of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma booking a room for our National Gathering Week in June. To get the discounted rate - one discounted room per person - you will need to present your Tribal enrollment card at check-in.

 

Other Hotels in the Area:

Days Inn - 2120 East Steve Owens Blvd., Miami, OK 74354 - Phone: 888-942-6215

Holiday Inn Express & Suites - 509 Hendley Avenue, Miami, OK - Phone: (918) 542-7424

Hampton Inn - 115 S. Deacon Turner Road, Miami, OK - Phone: (918) 541-1500

Microtel Inn & Suites - 2015 E. Steve Owen’s Blvd., Miami, OK - Phone: (918) 540-3333

 

To book a cabin in the Tribe’s Four Wings Park, contact Tera Hatley at 918-541-1300 or thatley@miamination.com

First come, first booked! Note: No repeat guests from last year - if you stayed in a cabin last year you are not eligible to book again this year. We want to make sure others have an opportunity to stay.

 


Where To Stay

Buffalo Run Hotel - 8414 S. 580 Road, Miami, OK - Phone: 918-542-2900 Note: There is a block of rooms reserved at Buffalo Run Hotel under the name Miami Tribe of Oklahoma/Miami Nation Pow Wow The room rate is $70 per night. Tribal members may phone to reserve a room in this block, first-come-first-served. Each person is responsible for the cost of their room.

Days Inn - 2120 East Steve Owens Blvd., Miami, OK 74354 - Phone: 888-942-6215

Holiday Inn Express & Suites - 509 Hendley Avenue, Miami, OK - Phone: 918-542-7424

Hampton Inn - 115 S. Deacon Turner Road, Miami, OK - Phone: 918-541-1500

Microtel Inn & Suites - 2015 E. Steve Owen’s Blvd., Miami, OK - Phone: 918-540-3333


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