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National Breath of Life

Along with our partners, the Northwest Indian Language Institute at the University of Oregon, and 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 fifth National Breath of Life (BOL) Archival Institute for Indigenous Languages took place July 15-19, 2019, at Miami University in Oxford, OH.

Myaamia Heritage Award Program

The Myaamia Heritage Award Program is designed to be a full (four-year) undergraduate college experience for enrolled citizens of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma or members of the Miami Nation of Indians of the State of Indiana, Inc. who meet all entrance requirements for admission to Miami University and enroll as Oxford campus students.

Aanchtaakia Graduate Fellowship

The Myaamia Center at Miami University seeks Indigenous scholars interested in working within the Myaamia Center’s interdisciplinary research and development environment. Applicants must be interested in the preservation and dissemination of Indigenous language, culture, history, ecological perspectives, or related topics that support the continuance and education of Indigenous epistemologies within their prospective communities.

Chief Floyd Leonard Faculty Fellowship

Named after the former Chief of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma, this fellows program provides a unique opportunity for selected masters and PhD level tribal and non-tribal scholars, cultural practitioners, and community activists to bring their own research interests into the community-based context of the Myaamia Center.

Past Workshops and Programs

Take a look back at some workshops and programs presented by the Myaamia Center.