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50th anniversary

Throughout 2022, Miami University and the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the relationship between a sovereign Tribal Nation and a public educational institution. This unique partnership is expressed through a shared commitment to neepwaantiinki, ‘learning from each other,’ which has played a key role in the Miami Tribe’s language revitalization efforts and has led to the first generation in nearly 100 years learning to speak the Myaamia language.

A central outcome of this relationship is the Myaamia Center. Established in 2001, the Center serves the Tribe’s research and educational development efforts. One hundred Myaamia community members have graduated from Miami University, where currently an average of 40 Tribe students a semester attend Miami as part of the Myaamia Heritage Program.

50th Anniversary Events

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