2012 Myaamiaki Conference

eeloniteeheelotaatiiyankwi: We Reflect
Miami University – Miami Nation 40 years

March 31st, 2012
The Shriver Center Multi-Purpose Room at Miami University, Oxford Ohio

Watch all the presentations on our Youtube Channel!

The 2012 conference was has come and gone, and was enjoyed by all! We had approximately 180 attendees, by far the largest group to attend our conference. The 2012 Myaamiaki Conference was the fifth biennial conference hosted at Miami University presenting research related to the Miami Tribe. It was also a celebration of many milestones between Miami people and Miami University! The presentation schedule is listed below, and is also available on our poster.

9:00 – 9:15  –  Welcome and Introductions: Daryl Baldwin, Director, Myaamia Project.

9:15 – 9:45  –  Your Language isn’t Extinct: The Role of Myaamia in Language Reclamation. Wesley Leonard, Associate Professor of Native American Studies, Southern Oregon University.

9:50 – 10:20  –   miloniteeheetaawi eehinki pimihkanaweeyankwi: Let’s Reflect on How Far We Have Traveled. George Ironstrack, Assistant Director & Educational Coordinator, Myaamia Project at Miami University.

10:20 – 10:30  –  Break!

10:30 – 11:00  –  The Catholic Calumet: Colonial Conversions in French and Indian North America. Tracy Leavelle, Associate Professor & Chair of History Dept., Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska.

11:05 – 11:35  –  Surveying the Sources on the Myaamia Language. David J. Costa, Myaamia Project / Miami Tribe of Oklahoma Language Committee, El Cerrito, California.

11:40 – 12:10  –  Keeping Track of Characters in Myaamia Stories: Word Order and Obviation. Chad L. Thompson, Associate Professor of Linguistics & Director of the Three Rivers Language Center, Indiana-Purdue at Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

12:15 – 1:15  –  Lunch!

1:20 – 1:50  –  Myaamia Miincipi: Genetic Relationships and Preservation. Jake Long, Graduate Student, Botany Department, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma.

1:55 – 2:25  –  Faculty Involvement with the Miami Tribe and the Myaamia Project. Miami University Faculty Panel – Moderated by Adolph Greenberg, Department of Anthropology, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.

2:30 – 3:00  –  Computer Science and Language Learning. Douglas Troy, Associate Dean and Professor, Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering & Students from CSE, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.

3:05 – 3:35  –  Myaamia Student Experiences at Miami University. Miami Tribal Student Panel – Moderated by George Ironstrack, Assistant Director & Educational Coordinator, Myaamia Project at Miami University.



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