Digital Resources

Among other projects, we create digital resources, including our mobile apps, that advance the Center's goals. We also gather community-oriented web resources for members of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma and others interested in our research.

ILDA Dictionary

Myaamia-Peewaalia Online Dictionary & Dictionary App

Online Dictionary                        ILDA Dictionary App Icon

The ILDA Dictionary website now includes Myaamia-Peewaalia 'Miami-Illinois'! In addition to the Online Dictionary, there is also an ILDA Dictionary app!

The ILDA Online Dictionary and ILDA Dictionary App are able to search for any term in English or myaamiataweenki 'Miami language', browse the entire dictionary alphabetically, and submit requests for terms that might be missing. 

Download the app from Apple's App store or the Google Play store, or visit the Online Dictionary from any modern web browser at https://www.myaamiadictionary.org.

Note that the ILDA Dictionary app currently requires you to select your Language Community, in this case Myaamia-Peewaalia, before you can start searching. Instructions on how to configure the ILDA Dictionary app for Myaamia can be found on Aacimotaatiiyankwi, the Myaamia Community Blog.

Participants

  • Dr. Douglas Troy – Coordinator of Application Development, Myaamia Center
  • Graduate Assistant Developers – Zach Haitz, Amlaan Shakeel, Alexander Stahl, Christopher Anderson, Chiraketu Pandey, Kaylynn Borror, Shova Thapa
  • Daryl Baldwin – Director, Myaamia Center
  • George Ironstrack – Assistant Director | Director of Education, Myaamia Center
  • Dr. David J. Costa - Director of Language Research, Myaamia Center
  • Dr. Hunter Lockwood - Project Coordinator, Language Research Office, Myaamia Center
  • Jarrid Baldwin - Myaamia Language Coordinator
    College of Education, Health and Society - Miami University
  • Andrew J. Strack – Technology and Publications Office, Myaamia Center
  • Jonathan Fox – Director, Media & Technology Office, Myaamia Center

Aacimotaatiiyankwi

Myaamia Community Blog

community blog

Aacimotaatiiyankwi 'we're talking about it' is a blog where Myaamia people can talk about our community, our places, our ecological observations, our shared pasts, and provide wide-ranging educational opportunities.

Content can be viewed by anyone who is interested by visiting aacimotaatiiyankwi.org

 

Participants

  • Posts on this blog are regularly authored by a team of people who work at the Myaamia Center at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and the Cultural Resources Office of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma.

Kaakistoonkia

Myaamia Community Mukurtu

kaakistoonkia

Mukurtu CMS (Content Management System) is the free, mobile, and open source platform built with indigenous communities to manage and share digital cultural heritage. The Myaamia Center and Miami University do not actively develop the open-source code for Mukurtu CMS; it is developed and maintained by the Mukurtu team at the Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation at Washington State University. 

The Myaamia instance of Mukurtu CMS is called Kaakisitoonkia 'to preserve objects, as in an archive'. Kaakistoonkia is a place to display a variety of media, such as photos and videos, that pertain to items of significance to Myaamia language, culture, and history. Content is mananged and curated by a team comprised of staff from the Myaamia Center and from the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma's Myaamia Heritage Museum & Archive.

 

Participants

  • Meghan Dorey, Manager, Myaamia Heritage Museum & Archive
  • Amy Bergseth, Myaamia Heritage Museum & Archive
  • George Ironstrack, Director of Education, Myaamia Center
  • Cameron Shriver, Myaamia Research Associate, Myaamia Center
  • Jonathan Fox, Director of Media and Technology, Myaamia Center

External Resources

niiki

Myaamia Language Learning App

Niiki house logo. Left side: Practice Right side: Play

Niiki (‘my home’) will bring daily Myaamia home language to your fingertips. The app delivers over 200 sound files and example sentences for rooms throughout your home.

You can test your Myaamia language knowledge by turning off the English text in the app.

Download the app from Apple's App store or the Google Play store.

Rooms of the house

Rooms of the house include:

  • Kitchen
  • Bathroom
  • Bedroom
  • Dining Room
  • Living Room
  • Outside
  • Nursery

Release notes

  • Initial Release: September 2012
  • Updated: 2013 and 2017
  • Status: Available

The original iOS app was developed in the 2011-12 academic year at Miami University by Dr. Douglas Troy’s CSE Capstone class.

The Myaamia Center partnered with Dr. Troy’s capstone class in 2013 to create an Android OS version and update the iOS app. In 2017, Dr. Troy’s class worked to bring both versions up to date.

New features in the latest update include a nursery room, flashcards to help you test your knowledge, a pronunciation guide, and the story eehonci kiintoohki pyaawaaci myaamiaki (Where the Miamis First Came From) with optional audio. Updated to run on Android 8 (Oreo) and iOS 11.

Sound recordings by Daryl Baldwin, Director of the Myaamia Center and Jarrid Baldwin, Community Language Program Coordinator for the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma. Photographs included in the app are by Andrew J. Strack, Karen L. Baldwin, and Jonathan M. Fox.

Project Participants

  • Dr. Douglas Troy: Computer Science, Miami University
    • Student Programmers (v1): Brian Thuma, Brandon Carter, Alexi Chow, Sean Hannon
    • Student Programmers (v2): Dave Greiner and Burt Haworth
    • Student Programmers (v3): Elizabeth Barrord
  • Daryl Baldwin: Director, Myaamia Center
  • George Ironstrack: Asst. Director, Myaamia Center
  • Andrew J. Strack: Technology and Publications Office, Myaamia Center
  • Jonathan Fox, Director, Media & Technology, Myaamia Center
  • Kristina Fox, Education & Outreach Assistant, Myaamia Center

Myaamia Online Dictionary

Myaamia-Peewaalia Dictionary

online-dictionary

The ILDA Dictionary app has been updated to include the Myaamia-Peewaalia 'Miami-Illinois' language! This app is able to search for any term in English or myaamia, browse the entire dictionary alphabetically, and submit requests for terms that might be missing.

Participants

  • Dr. Douglas Troy – Coordinator of Application Development
  • Graduate Assisstant Developers – Zach Haitz, Amlaan Shakeel, Alexander Stahl, Christopher Anderson, Chiraketu Pandey, Kaylynn Borror, Shova Thopa
  • Daryl Baldwin – Director, Myaamia Center
  • George Ironstrack – Asst. Director, Myaamia Center
  • Dr. David J. Costa - Director of Language Research, Myaamia Center
  • Dr. Hunter Lockwood - Project Coordinator, Language Research Office, Myaamia Center
  • Jarrid Baldwin - Myaamia Language Coordinator
    College of Education, Health and Society - Miami University
  • Andrew J. Strack – Technology and Publications Office, Myaamia Center
  • Jonathan Fox – Communication & Publications Office, Myaamia Center