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Native American Heritage Month: Home

Native American Heritage Month

 

The resources for this guide were compiled by the Miami University Libraries Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. 

Members of the DEI Committee
Nela Ahmed, Cara Calabrese, Kimberly Hoffman, Ken Irwin, Elizabeth Kerr, Elissa Martin, Krista McDonald

In putting together this guide, we have paid special attention to the Myaamia people due to the university's relationship with the tribe. The Myaamia are one of 574 federally recognized tribes, and each tribe's experience is distinct and important. We encourage users of this guide to explore resources related both to the Myaamia and other indigenous groups.

Miami University's Land Acknowledgment

Miami University is located within the traditional homelands of the Myaamia and Shawnee people, who along with other indigenous groups ceded these lands to the United States in the first Treaty of Greenville in 1795. The Miami people, whose name our university carries, were forcibly removed from these homelands in 1846.

In 1972, a relationship between Miami University and the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma began and evolved into a reciprocal partnership, including the creation of the Myaamia Center at Miami University in 2001. The work of the Myaamia Center serves the Miami Tribe community and is dedicated to the revitalization of Miami language and culture and to restoring that knowledge to the Myaamia people.

Miami University and the Miami Tribe are proud of this work and of the more than 140 Myaamia students who have attended Miami since 1991 through the Myaamia Heritage Award Program.