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Celebrating Miami: Tribe and University Week

Join us for Celebrating Miami: Tribe and University Week, a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma and Miami University's partnership. A variety of divisions from across the university will host events that will immerse participants in the relationship.

The Two Miamis: 50th Anniversary Celebration

President Crawford and Chief Douglas Lankford walking together in Day of Remembrance processionWe welcome everyone to join us at the signature event of Celebrating Miami: Tribe and University Week. Together with the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma, the university will highlight the importance of our relationship with speeches and an interactive activity.

Wednesday, Nov. 9
Millett Hall, 11 a.m.

Keynote Speakers

President Gregory Crawford

Miami University

Chief Douglas Lankford

Miami Tribe of Oklahoma

Schedule of Events

Monday, Nov. 7:

Women’s Basketball vs. Xavier
6 p.m., Millett Hall

Men’s Basketball vs. Evansville
8:30 p.m., Millett Hall

Walter Havighurst Special Collections Exhibition
Since Time Immemorial...The Place of the Miami
Available all week during business hours at King Library

King Library will feature an exhibition titled, Since Time Immemorial... The Place of the Miamis, curated by the Myaamia Center.

Tuesday, Nov. 8:

Football vs. Ohio
7:30 p.m., Yager Stadium

Wednesday, Nov. 9:

The Two Miamis: 50th Anniversary Celebration
11 a.m., Millett Hall

Miami University Art Museum Student Response Exhibit Awards Ceremony
5 p.m., Miami University Art Museum

The Student Response Exhibition (SRE) was open to all Miami University students, of any year, major/minor. This eighth SRE connected students with the complex theme of Sovereignty. Interconnected: Land, Identity, Community was developed in collaboration with the Myaamia Center to reflect on sovereignty including the inherent and retained political rights and cultural integrity. Three key factors in maintaining Tribal Sovereignty are land, identity, and community.

Reception for the Walter Havighurst Special Collections Exhibition
Since Time Immemorial...The Place of the Miamis
1:30 p.m., King Library 320

Members of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma will share the Coming Out Story, the oldest story the Myaamia people have for themselves, giving attendees an opportunity to hear one of the stories connected to specific places in myaamionki (Myaamia lands) and learn about the heritage of the Myaamia people.

Thursday, Nov. 10:

Dining Event
11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Western Dining Hall

Miami Dining is excited to partner with the Myaamia Center to host a lunch with Myaamia menu items in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the relationship between a sovereign Tribal Nation and a public educational institution.

Myaamia Makerspace Event
12-2 p.m., King Library Makerspace 303

Learn about myaamiatweenki, the Myaamia language, and craft items inspired by it in a hands-on workshop hosted by the library Makerspace in partnership with the Myaamia Center and the College of Creative Arts.

Lecture by Cameron Shriver, Myaamia Center Staff and Historian
Red and White: A History of the Miami Tribe and Miami University Through Imagery
5:30 p.m., Heritage Room, Shriver Center

Friday, Nov. 11:

Women’s Basketball vs. Vermont
10:15 a.m., Millett Hall

Hockey vs. Colorado College
7:05 p.m., Goggin Ice Center

Saturday, Nov. 12:

Crawford M.O.V.E. Outdoor Bootcamp
10 a.m., Lewis Place

M.O.V.E. (Miami and Oxford Value Exercise) is a no-charge fitness class with President and Dr. Crawford at their home, open to the university, the community and local alumni.

Men's Basketball vs. Goshen College (Ind.)
1 p.m., Millett Hall

Hockey vs. Colorado College
5:05 p.m., Goggin Ice Center


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.

Two Miamis