Level 3 Hidatsa Textbook Is On The Way

Hidatsa speakers Mary Gachupin, left, and her sister, Martha Birdbear, review materials being used for the Hidatsa Level 3 textbook.

Hidatsa speakers Mary Gachupin, left, and her sister, Martha Birdbear, review materials being used for the Hidatsa Level 3 textbook.

After several visits to the recording and editing studios of The Language Conservancy from Hidatsa speakers D.J. Driver Jr., Martha BirdBear and Mary Gachupin, we’re now extremely excited to announce that the final review copy of the long-awaited Level 3 Hidatsa textbook is in-hand, and we’re just weeks away from an expected public release date sometime around mid-January. None of this would have been possible without the dedicated efforts of D.J., Martha, Mary and D.J.’s father, Delvin Driver Sr.

Expected to closely follow release of the new Level 3 textbook will be a planned summer release of its audio companion, followed by release later in the year of a new Level 2 vocabulary app for iOS and Android smart phones that is currently in development.