New bus wrap features Myaamia phrase


Photo by Susan Coffin

Students from in the Myaamia Heritage program pose with the BCRTA bus.

Miami Tribe Relations and the Butler County Regional Transit Authority (BCRTA) unveiled a bus wrap  Thursday, Sept. 8, that highlights the 50-year relationship between Miami University and the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma. 

One side of the bus features the word aya! which means “hello” in the Myaamia language. On the other is neepwaantiinki, the Myaamia phrase for “learning from each other.”

Since 1991, more than 100 Myaamia students have graduated from Miami, with a 92% graduation rate for students in the Myaamia Heritage program.