Each year, Myaamia Center staff lead, participate in, and partner with other organizations on numerous events that relate to our goals of conducting in-depth language and culture revitalization research. These events reflect both our research interests and the wide range of educational models and materials we help to create for community language and cultural programs.

On Campus: Biennial Myaamiaki Conferences

We proudly sponsor and host the Myaamiaki Conference biennially at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. At Myaamiaki Conferences, our staff, Myaamia students, and scholars present research and other topics related to the Miami Tribe.

Over the years, Myaamiaki Conferences have expanded in scale and scope to feature speakers, performances, and cultural activities. In 2018, we will host the eighth Myaamiaki Conference on Friday, March 30.

Eewansaapita Summer Youth Educational Experience

Our staff helps to lead Eewansaapita, a summer youth educational experience for Myaamia youth, ages ten to sixteen. Helping to connect Myaamia youth who may live in different places to each other, Eewansaapita also seeks to guide a new generation of tribal youth through teachings on Myaamia-specific language, culture and methods of learning.

The Miami Tribe of Oklahoma hosts two camps each summer: one in June, held in Miami, Oklahoma, and the other in July, in Fort Wayne, Indiana

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National Breath of Life

Along with our partners, the Smithsonian Institution, we are proud to help organize and host the National Breath of Life Archival Institute for Indigenous Languages. A two-week biennial Institute, National Breath of Life offers North American community researchers the opportunity to gather in Washington D.C. to help "find and utilize their linguistic archival sources from archives located in the D.C. area."

The fourth National Breath of Life (BOL) Archival Institute for Indigenous Languages took place May 29-June 9, 2017. 

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