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Myaamia Center Webinar Series: Myaamia Student Experience

Miami University and the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma first connected in 1972 when Chief Forest Olds, having heard about a university in Ohio that shared a name with his Tribal nation, showed up on campus unexpectedly during a visit to Cincinnati. What came of that surprise encounter is a now 50-year-long partnership between the two Miamis - one they plan to commemorate throughout 2022 including with this series of webinars.  Join us to learn more about the Miami Tribe, the relationship between the Miami Tribe and Miami University, as well as the relationship outcomes, including the work of the Myaamia Center and the Myaamia Heritage Program.

Myaamia Center Webinar Series
Myaamia Student Experience

The Myaamia students who attend Miami University have a very unique experience at Miami University where they have the opportunity to learn about their Myaamia culture and identity while working towards their Miami degree.  This presentation will provide an overview of what it has been like for Myaamia students to attend Miami University for the past 30 years and how the Myaamia Heritage Program has evolved into a 4-year program that includes coursework, advising, and a variety of cultural activities for Myaamia students.

Presented by Kara Strass, a citizen of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma and works as the Director of Miami Tribe Relations for the Myaamia Center.  In her work, she strives to help Myaamia students be successful at Miami and also to strengthen the relationship between the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma and Miami University.

Dial-In Information

The presentation is available to all and free to watch online, but registration is required. Please visit to register.

Wednesday, August 10 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Virtual Event
Event Type

Lectures & Presentations

Events by Audience

Students, Faculty & Staff, Alumni, General Public, Prospective Students

Alumni Association, Myaamia Center

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