The Myaamia Center is proud to welcome Dr. Gregory P. Crawford as the newly inaugurated President of Miami University. Visit Miami’s website for more information, including the opportunity to view the inauguration ceremony.
Daryl Baldwin, Director of the Myaamia Center, has been named a 2016 MacArthur Fellow by the MacArthur Foundation. This award is a wonderful recognition of what a tribal community is capable of when empowered by the revitalization of their language and culture, and supported collaboratively by an institution that bears their name — Miami University. Compassion and respect have been at the heart of this healing effort since its inception.
myaamia mihši-nipwaantiikaaninkiši aapweeciki maaciihkaahtoociki meeloniteeheeciki – Our Myaamia students have returned to Miami University and they’ve begun their studies. We have 10 incoming first year students, and there are 32 total Myaamia students on campus this semester, which is our largest group ever!
“The Myaamia Center at Miami University has been awarded a $182,406 grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the “National Breath of Life Archival Institute for Indigenous Languages” project.”
“The funding is part of the Documenting Endangered Languages program, a joint effort between the NSF and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), which is designed to support projects that protect and preserve endangered languages.”
Mihši-neewe to all who attended the 2016 Myaamiaki Conference, both at Miami University and streaming online! The videos of presentations from the conference are being complied and edited and will be available on YouTube soon, so check back for updates!
The Myaamia Center (formerly the Myaamia Project), created in 2001, is a tribal initiative located within an academic environment to advance the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma’s language and cultural revitalization efforts.