From the Nominator
2021 marked the 175th anniversary of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma’s removal from their homeland, which is now occupied by Miami University. To commemorate the event and honor the oppression endured by the Tribe’s ancestors, we hosted a program to reaffirm the university’s commitment to our partnership, their well-being, and their quest to heal.
From the Judges
"A courageous and powerful program to address the legacy of Native removal and the role of the university. The most powerful part of this entry was reading the speeches and the program. It was evident how this event would be moving and historic. The applicant provided strong evidence from the outset and helped co-create the event with the Miami Tribe and engaged with their diversity and inclusion team to create a sensitive and respectfully delivered experience.
A great example of a university showing how its educational missions and grappling with complex issues and bringing them to light IS the work of the university always. A very strong entry overall and an exemplar to other universities struggling with how to recognize similar legacies."