Education and Outreach

This office serves two distinct populations. The first is the Miami Tribe community where it develops educational models and materials that specifically address language and culture educational needs. The second population is the general university community and local public educators where educational support is provided in response to the lack of indigenous educational materials for K-12 public education.

Current initiatives:

  • Curriculum development for Eewansaapita program (tribal).
  • Curriculum development with Ohio Historical Society (public).
  • Develop teaching models based on indigenous concepts (tribal).
  • Teach the Miami Heritage classes and provide support for the developing Miami Tribe class to be offered through the Center for American and World Cultures (tribal & university).
  • Continue regular class visitations sharing information about the Miami Tribe and ongoing research (university).

Planned initiatives:

  • Certificate program for tribal educators.
  • Long-distance learning development.

George Ironstrack is the program director for the Education and Outreach Office. George has been employed with the Myaamia Center since 2008.