Miami Tribe

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Miami University's Myaamia Center is hosting its eighth biennial Myaamiaki Conference Friday. It focuses on research, language and other topics related to the Miami Tribe, from which the university draws its name.

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Miami University enjoys a unique relationship with the Miami Tribe from which the school derives its name. 

Miami University is expanding its commitment to preserving Miami tribal culture. The Myaamia Project (pronounced: me-AHM-me-uh) is now a full center.

Director Daryl Baldwin says becoming a center further enhances the project's language and culture preservation goals.