Miami Tribe Relations
Neepwaantiinki, the Myaamia word meaning “learning from each other," is a rich interpretation of “partners in learning," a phrase that Miami University and the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma have used for years to describe their reciprocal relationship.
Sharing a common name and place, the connection between the University and the Tribe spans more than four decades and has evolved into a multi-layered collaboration built on trust, respect, and a shared commitment to education.
Like tending a fire, the University and the Tribe have a joint responsibility to continuously maintain this relationship, respond to challenges that might arise, and nurture it for future growth. Together, we celebrate this very unique partnership.