Picking Up the Threads of Our Knowledge: The Revitalization of Myaamia Language and Culture

George Ironstrack, Assistant Director, Myaamia Center at Miami University

Myaamiaataweenki, or “the Miami language,” was once spoken throughout Myaamionki (“Miami homelands”), including what is now Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. After 100 years of forced removals, population fragmentation, land loss and boarding schools, the language entered 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 the reclamation and revitalization of Myaamiaataweenki demonstrates the restorative healing effects that language and cultural revitalization continue to have on Myaamia people.

 

For Faculty:

Thursday, Feb. 25 ,11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.  Webex classroom discussion

 

 

Dial-In Information

Collegewide Webex Event

https://tri-c.webex.com/tri-c/onstage/g.php?MTID=e84552f7cbd9445a3d00bf1596ae4e7ca

Friday, February 26 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Virtual Event
Event Type

Diversity Speaker Series, Academic, Common Reading

Target Audience

Faculty, Staff, Students

Website

https://tri-c.webex.com/tri-c/onstage...

Cost

Free

Contact Information

Stephanie Greer, stephanie.greer@tri-c.edu

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