Each year, Myaamia Center staff lead, participate in, and partner with other organizations on numerous events that relate to our goals of conducting in-depth language and culture revitalization research. These events reflect both our research interests and the wide range of educational models and materials we help to create for community language and cultural programs.

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.

Explore National Breath of Life

The National Breath of Life Apprentice program empowers BoL community researchers by providing training to effectively collect, organize, and analyze materials for the develpment of programs to to aid language and cultural revitalization.

About the National Breath of Life Apprenticeship

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.


About the Myaamia Heritage Award Program

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.

Aanchtaakia Graduate Fellowship

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.

Chief Floyd Leonard Faculty Fellowship

Indigenous Perspectives: A New Lens for the Classroom

This collaborative, multi-faceted workshop is geared toward 4-8th grade teachers who are committed to applying newfound knowledge and perspectives to multi-disciplinary classroom curricula.  Methods, materials, and resources are also modifiable for other grade levels.

About Indigenous Perspectives