Myaamia students who attend Miami University have the unique experience of joining a small community of fellow Myaamia students, learning together, and expanding their knowledge about their own heritage and culture.
The programming, support, and activities on campus, including the Heritage classes within the Myaamia Heritage Award Program, help to connect all of these students to each other and the Tribe's culture, history, and current activities.
Together, Myaamia students discover how they are related to each other, bond as a group, and learn they can turn to each other as they enjoy their years at Miami University. They graduate with a deeper understanding and appreciation of what it means to say "niila myaamia" (I am Miami).
In August, 1991, three Miami Tribe members became the first Miami Tribe students to enroll at Miami University.
Since then, many Myaamia students have chosen to receive their college education at the University bearing their Tribe's name. Over the years, the number of enrolled Myaamia students each semester has steadily grown and now commonly reaches 30 or more.
Myaamia students enroll at the University from states all across the country. Although the Tribe's headquarters are in Miami, Oklahoma, only a handful of students come from hometowns in Oklahoma.
The highest numbers of students come from hometowns in Indiana and Ohio, but Myaamia students have come to Miami from 23 different states.
The Myaamia Heritage Program is the only opportunity for Myaamia students to formally engage with their Myaamia Language and Culture while earning a college degree. Myaamia students who participated in the Myaamia Heritage Program have a 92% graduation rate.
Our alumni tell us that their experience in the Myaamia Heritage Program has had a positive impact on their view of their Myaamia identity and has made them into more engaged citizens of their Tribal Nation. Today, Myaamia graduates of Miami University are instructors in Tribal Education programs, sit on many University and Tribal Boards, and are cultural practitioners. All of this is helping to push forward Myaamia Eemamwiciki, the Miami Awakening.
With these kinds of results, we proudly recognize our Myaamia student graduates.
501 E. High Street
Oxford, OH 45056
1601 University Blvd.
Hamilton, OH 45011
4200 N. University Blvd.
Middletown, OH 45042
7847 VOA Park Dr.
(Corner of VOA Park Dr. and Cox Rd.)
West Chester, OH 45069
Chateau de Differdange
1, Impasse du Chateau, L-4524 Differdange
Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
217-222 MacMillan Hall
501 E. Spring St.
Oxford, OH 45056, USA