The Myaamia Nation will be strengthened through the revitalization of our distinct ways of knowing, speaking, and being.


The Center, a Miami Tribe of Oklahoma initiative located within an academic setting, serves the needs of the Myaamia people, Miami University, and partner communities through research, education, and outreach that promote Myaamia language, culture, knowledge, and values.

The Myaamia Center has two main purposes:

  1. To conduct in-depth research to assist tribal educational initiatives aimed at the preservation of language and culture. This research is used to create a wide range of educational models and materials for community language and cultural programs.
  2. To expose undergraduate and graduate students at Miami University to tribal efforts in language and cultural revitalization. Student experiences are gained through a wide range of activities, including visits to Oklahoma, direct involvement in research initiatives, class visitations by Center staff, and access to Miami Tribe language and cultural resources.

The Myaamia Center is directly supported by the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma and Miami University. Anyone committed to helping perpetuate Miami language and culture for future generations is welcome to participate. Contact our office to get involved.

Miami Tribe and Miami University

Over the years, a thriving and mutually enriching relationship has developed between the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma and Miami University. Each activity, project, class, and visit is one piece of a much broader, continuously developing relationship.

Learn more about this relationship.


The Myaamia Heritage Logo (MHL) references the traditional Miami Tribe art form of ribbonwork. This logo symbolizes the unique relationship between the University and Tribe.

It does not replace the individual logos for the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma or Miami University, which remain the same.