Miami Presents: 2024 Myaamiaki Conference

Presented on: Saturday, May 4th at 9:00 AM EDT

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Join the Myaamia Center for the 10th biennial conference where they present to the general public our ongoing activities that support the revitalization of Myaamia language and culture. Our conference is a great way to learn about a wide range of ongoing research projects and the educational initiatives they continue to develop. 
This event is a hybrid event; if you cannot make it in-person at the Shriver Center, join us online!
Agenda, Saturday May 4: 

9:00 a.m. | Introduction and Opening Song
Performed by Haley Shea, Kara Strass, Kristina Fox, George Strack, George Ironstrack, and Jarrid Baldwin

9:15 a.m. | Opening Remarks
Daryl Baldwin, Executive Director, Myaamia Center at Miami University

9:30 a.m. | The National Breath of Life Apprenticeship Program, Apprentice Panel
Dr. Gabriela Pérez Báez, Assistant Professor in the Linguistics Department, University of Oregon
Jerome Viles, National Breath of Life Workshop Coordinator, Myaamia Center

10:15 a.m. | The Development of Nahi Meehtohseeniwinki: A Myaamia Living Well Model
Dr. Haley Shea, Co-Director Office of Assessment and Evaluation, Myaamia Center, and Licensed Psychologist
Dr. Paul Branscum, Professor Kinesiology, Nutrition and Health, Myaamia Center Faculty Affiliate

11:00 a.m. | Minohsayaki ‘Painted Robes:’ A Peewaalia and Myaamia Story of Reclamation
George Ironstrack, Assistant Director and Director of Education, Myaamia Center at Miami University
Dr. Robert Morrissey, Director of Graduate Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Tosan Wesley Farless, Department of Cultural Preservation and Peoria Language Specialist
Burgundy Fletcher, Department of Cultural Preservation and Historic Preservation Specialist, Peoria Tribe

11:30 a.m. | Break & Lunch

1:30 p.m. | Aanchtaakia Milonweeyoni: Reflections on my Aanchtaakia Fellowship
Jared Nally - Aanchtaakia Fellow, Myaamia Center and Graduate Student with the Institute of Environmental Sustainability.

2:15 p.m. | From Research to Household: How Research Turns into Cultural Education Materials
Nate Poyfair - Special Project Researcher/ARPA Noošonke Manager, Cultural Resources Office, Miami Tribe of Oklahoma
Joshua Sutterfield - Cultural Education Director, Cultural Resources Office Miami Tribe of Oklahoma

3:00 p.m. | Myaamia Student Experience at Miami University, A Student Panel
Kara Strass - Director of Miami Tribe Relations, Myaamia Center at Miami University
Dr. Haley Shea — Co-Director of the Office of Assessment and Evaluation, Myaamia Center at Miami University

4:00 p.m. | Daryl Baldwin - Closing Comments

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