An Indiana University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology program:
Because of travel restrictions, this program is now virtual. Follow https://iumaa.iu.edu/programs/online-events.html for more information.
After 100 years of forced removals, population fragmentation, land loss, and boarding schools the language fell into a state of dormancy. In the 1990s, the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma initiated a national effort to revitalize Myaamiaataweenki and created programs to help breathe new life into the language. The story of reclamation and revitalization of Myaamiaataweenki demonstrates the restorative healing effects that language and cultural revitalization continues to have for Myaamia people. Learn about this journey with George Ironstrack, citizen of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma and Assistant Director of the Myaamia Center at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. This event will be free and open to the public, and is sponsored by Themester 2021: Resilience, an initiative of the IU College of Arts and Sciences.