October 2022 Newsletter Insert

Celebrating Miami: Tribe & University

The Myaamia Center and our campus partners from Miami University have been busy at work preparing for the Celebrating Miami: Tribe and University 50th-anniversary celebration. We hope you will all join us November 6-13th for a jam-packed week of activities and events around campus.

The week will kick off with athletic events on both Monday and Tuesday. The Women’s and Men’s basketball teams will be playing at Millet Hall on Monday. On Tuesday, Miami’s Football team will face Ohio University at Yager Stadium. The athletic events will feature educational information about the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma and the relationship between the Tribe and Miami University. All of the teams will be wearing uniforms featuring the Myaamia Heritage logo.

On Wednesday morning, Douglas Lankford, Chief of the Miami Tribe, the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma’s Business Committee, and staff from the Myaamia Center, will join President Crawford at Millet Hall for The Two Miamis: 50th Anniversary Celebration. Speakers will reflect on their personal connections to the relationship to show the impact on both the Miami Tribe and Miami University.

Later, in the afternoon, we encourage you to stop by the Miami University Art Museum for their Student Response Exhibit Awards Ceremony. The theme of this year’s exhibit was “Sovereignty” and some of our Myaamia Heritage Program students have pieces in the exhibit.

Thursday evening, Cameron Shriver, Myaamia Center staff and historian, will be giving a lecture in the Heritage Room of the Shriver Center. Red and White: A History of the Miami Tribe and Miami University through Imagery will cover the history of the relationship between the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma and Miami University, and specifically the imagery that has been used within the relationship throughout time.

On Friday afternoon, the Women’s basketball team will face off against Vermont and at 7:00 p.m. Miami’s Hockey team will play the first game of a doubleheader against Colorado College at the Goggin Ice Arena.

Finally, on Saturday the Men’s basketball team will face off against Goshen. Later, Miami’s Hockey team will play Colorado College again at Goggin. Similar to the athletic events at the beginning of the week, these events will also include education about the Miami Tribe and the relationship with Miami University throughout the game.

For more information about the relationship and this week of celebration, please visit the 50th Anniversary section of the Miami Tribe relations page.