aya ceeki mihtohseenionka,kweesitoolaanki

Welcome to the official website of the
Miami Tribe of Oklahoma!

MIAMI, Oklahoma, July 29, 2020 (Aatotankiki Myaamiaki – Miami Nation News)—On July 27, 2020 the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma elected Leadership passed Resolution #20-31 reiterating the Nation’s formal position on ethnic or race-based, derogatory mascot names. The Resolution was adopted by unanimous approval and echoes the opposition stated in the Tribe’s 1996 Resolution calling on Miami University in Oxford, Ohio to discontinue use of the University’s mascot “Redskins”.

Read the full text of Resolution #20-31.

Tribe Implements COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Family Assistance Program

Under the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma General Welfare Ordinance the Tribe has implemented a COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Family Assistance. Program. Through this general welfare program, the Tribe may provide a one-time benefit of $1,200 per enrolled tribal member 18 years of age and older, and $500.00 for each enrolled tribal member child, if said member can demonstrate a loss of income or COVID-19 related expenses between March 1, 2020 and September 11, 2020. This is not a per capita payment, this is a welfare benefit based on need.

President Donald J. Trump declared a nationwide State of Emergency on March 13, 2020, as a result of the coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic. In late March Congress enacted the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which established a Corona virus Relief Fund to distribute federal funding to Tribes based on population and employee demographics. The Tribe received CARES Act funds in late May and mid-June and have worked to budget the funds in compliance with Department of Treasury guidance.

The Department of Treasury has disallowed per capita type payments by Tribes to tribal members but does allow financial assistance under a tribal general welfare program if a tribal member demonstrates a loss of income and/or COVID-19 related expenditures.


Corona Virus Update - 5-26-2020

Corona Virus Update - 5-19-2020



MARCH 30, 2020

This communication will serve as update notification that the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma will remain closed until further notice as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. All Miami tribal buildings and tribal businesses in Oklahoma and Indiana are closed, with exception of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma Title VI lunch program, which will provide lunch delivery and meal pick up through this week, or until further notification.

Miami Tribal vehicle tag services will continue but the department will only accept applications or renewal requests via U.S. Mail. Miami Tribe employees who are able to work from home will do so via telephone and electronic communications only. A list of contacts for Miami tribal departments is posted on the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma webpage at: https://www.miamination.com/

Please follow all CDC guidance during this critical time and stay safe.




MARCH 25, 2020


The Miami Tribe of Oklahoma is informed that one of its employees unfortunately tested positive for Covid-19.  The Tribe has reported this information to the appropriate federal authority responsible for notifyingother individuals potentially exposed.

Please continue to follow all Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidance and all CDC precautions.


Miami Tribe of Oklahoma on COVID-19

  The Miami Tribe of Oklahoma has actively been monitoring the coronavirus, or COVID-19. As a result of this serious health issue, which is impacting all our communities, the Tribe is declaring a State of Emergency. The health and safety of our tribal members, tribal employees, those in our communities, and patrons of our businesses and tribal facilities are of primary concern.

Leadership has communicated to all tribal departments and tribal businesses standard precautions and hand hygiene as recommended by the Center for Disease Control and state and local health departments. The Tribe is educating on the following in an effort to stop the spread of the virus.


Everyday Prevention

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
  • If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Wash hands before eating.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects with household cleaners or wipes.
  • Avoid sharing dishes, glasses, bedding and other household items.
  • Stay home from work, school and public areas if you are sick.

COVID-19 Symptoms

Symptoms of COVID-19 may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure and can include:

  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Dry cough
  • Shortness of breath

The virus appears to spread person-to-person through coughing and sneezing, touching objects handled by an infected person and then touching your eyes, nose or mouth. In addition, studies indicate a person may be contagious before even exhibiting symptoms which is why the CDC promotes social distance and staying at home even if you feel well.

Miami Tribe of Oklahoma Active Measures

The following measures are in place effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020:
 Tribal Government and Administration Locations
Closed to The Public Effective 03/17/2020

For those tribal members and clients who have an immediate need for assistance, please call before coming to a tribal facility. Personnel at each location will be available to explain the systems in place for dropping off applications and documents, if needed.

At all times, MTOK employees will follow the CDC guidelines regarding personal contact.

Tribal Headquarters – 3410 P NW
Member Services, Tribal Court, Gaming Commission, Human Resources, Compliance, Emergency Management, Natural Resources, Cultural Resources, Education, Accounting, Miami Nation Police Department, Cemetery, Roads & Parks and IT

Member Services: Tera Hatley (918) 541-1324
Tribal Court & Legal: Robin Lash (918) 541-1357 or Michelle Lankford (918) 541-1456
Human Resources: Charla Gibson (918) 541-1364
Gaming Commission: Charla Gibson (918) 541-1364 or Tracey Pilkinton (918) 541-2158
Compliance: Flora Elmore (918) 541-2160
Natural Resources: Dustin Olds (918) 541-1350
Emergency Management: Scott Willard (918) 541-2178
Cultural Resources: Julie Olds (918) 541-2180
Education: Donya Williams (918) 541-2176
Accounting: Jerrod Chester (918) 541-1365
MNPD: Ronnie Gilmore (918) 541-1453
IT: Doug Lankford (918) 541-1355
Cemetery, Roads & Parks: James Battese (918) 541-1351

Old Headquarters – 202 S Eight Tribes Trail
Tribal Tags, Child Care Development (CCDF), Adult Services (Housing, Substance Abuse, LIHEAP), Indian Child Welfare (ICW)

CCDF: Tracy Rogers (918) 541-1353
Tags: Desk Phone is (918) 541-1397
Adult Services: Stacy Williams (918) 541-1389
Indian Child Welfare: Wanda Stovall (918) 541-1381 or Rachel Curtis (918) 541-1383

Environmental – 121 N Main Street
Contact: Aubrey Lankford (918) 541-1374 or Heather Webb (918) 541-1373

Myaamia Heritage Museum & Archive and Gift Shop – 28 N Main
Contact: Meghan Dorey (918) 544-6068

CREO – 10901 Trentman Rd, Fort Wayne, IN
Contact: Diane Hunter: (918) 541-8966

Myaamia Center – 2307 Newman Rd
Title VI Nutrition and Elder Supportive Services, Respite Services (Caregiver), Community Health Rep.
Dining room will be closed. Meal delivery and meal pick-up services effective 03/17/2020
Contact: Laurie Shade (918) 541-2170

Wellness Center – 2309 Newman Rd
Contact: Laurie Shade (918) 541-2170

Activity Center –
Contact: Charla Gibson (918) 541-1364

Although the CDC states that the immediate health risk remains low, it is expected to increase in the next coming weeks. We will be updating this information as new details become available.


If you have been exposed to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), or are experiencing symptoms of the disease, call your doctor/medical professional.



This website serves two purposes: virtual community connectivity and education. It is our great hope that contents supplied herein will be of direct benefit to all myaamia citizens, and to those who visit this site as guests. Our culture and language identify us as the downstream people. The care and guidance of our elders, revitalization of our Tribal culture, traditions and customs. The return of our heritage language brings life and breath to all that we do. kiiloona myaamiaki, we are myaamiaki.


Phot by Jonathan Fox

Akima with opening remarks at the Myamiaki Conference at Miami University, Ohio.

Photo by Jonathan Fox

Student round table at the Myaamiaki Conference at Miami University, Ohio.

Photo by Tina Fox

Learning how to make a shawl at the Cultural Resources Extension Office (CREO) Fall Celebration..

Photo by Karen Baldwin

First Council Person Tera Hatley and tribal member Jennifer Patrick staying cool during Games Day 2018.

Photo by Karen Baldwin

Honoring artist Eugene Brown at the Myaamia Heritage Museum and Archive.

Photo by Karen Baldwin

Playing lacrosse at Saakaciweeta noošonki(Miami,OK).

Photo by Karen Baldwin

Saakaciweeta kiihkayonki(Ft. Wayne,IN)

Photo by Karen Baldwin

Stomp Skirt making at the Longhouse.

Photo by Karen Baldwin

eewansaapita noošonke(Miam,OKi).

Photo by Karen Baldwin

Eewansaapita kiihkayonki( Ft. Wayne,IN). 

Photo by Karen Baldwin

Playing some lacrosse at the 2018 Cultural Resources Extension Office(CREO) Summer Celebration.

Photo by Karen Baldwin

Chief's language challenge during Family Day 2018.

Photo by Karen Baldwin

Opening the 2018 General Council with a song.

Photo by Karen Baldwin

Akima handing out prizes to the tiny tots powwow competitors at the 2018 Annual Powwow.

Photo by Karen Baldwin

Miami Tribal Princesses at the 2018 Annual Powwow.

Photo by Karen Baldwin

Ribbonwork Craft project at the Cultural Resources Extension Office (CREO) Spring Celebration. 

Photo by Jonathan M. Fox

Cultural Resources Extension Office Myaamia New Years 2018. 

Photo by Jonathan M. Fox

Scott Willard curling at Miami University,Ohio. Future Olympian? 

Photo by Karen Baldwin

Gary Shoemaker Gourd Dancing at the 2018 Winter Gathering.

Photo by Jonathan M. Fox

Winter Stomp Dance 2018

Photo by Karen Baldwin
2018 Winter Stroytellers

Photo by Doug Peconge

Celebrate the New Year. Monthly Cultural Resources Office (CRO) meetings in Miami, Ok. 
wiiyaakiteeheelo weehki-kihkatwe

Photo by Doug Peconge

Learning the finer points of mahkisina meehkintiinki from Jarrid Baldwin at the Washington State cultural workshop.

Photo by Doug Peconge

Parents and Grandparents learning how to play the seenseewinki(bowl game) during parents day at eewansaapita.

Photo by Doug Peconge

Joshua Sutterfield discussing myaamionki during a Cultural Resources Office's (CRO) monthly meeting in Miami,OK

Photo by Doug Peconge
2018 Kansas Workshop in Louisburg Kansas

Photo by Doug Peconge

Learning to play mahkisina meehkintiinki at Cultural workshop in Fort Wayne Indiana.

Photo by Doug Peconge

Fall Gathering 2018 in Louisburg Kansas 



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