New Billboards

Language Signage Goes Up At MHA Nations

This was the first of three new billboards in the New Town, N.D., area that are now promoting the availability of free MHA language programs.

This was the first of three new billboards in the New Town, N.D., area that are now promoting the availability of free MHA language programs.

Three new billboards went up in and around New Town as reminders to the MHA community to maintain a collective voice in supporting language and cultural revitalization in the community. The brainchild of Martha BirdBear, the billboards encourage community members to participate in the MHA Language Project. Residents can always learn more Mandanlanguage.org, Hidatsa.org, Arikara.org, or on Facebook at @mandanlanguage, @hidatsalanguage, and @arikaralanguage.

One way to take part in that cultural revitalization is to take advantage of the free language learning materials available at six different locations in New Town, Parshall, Bismarck and White Shield. Check out the kiosks for Hidatsa, Mandan and Arikara learning materials: The exact locations are: 1.) Northern Lights Building in New Town; 2.) MHA Tribal Administration Building in New Town; 3.) Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College in New Town; 4.) MHA Segment Office in Parshall; 5.) MHA Satellite Office in Bismarck; and the Arikara Cultural Center in White Shield.

Thanks To All We Met at Little Shell, Four Bears

The Language Conservancy had a presence at both the Aug. 11-14 Little Shell Celebration and the Nov. 3-6 Four Bears Powwow in New Town, distributing MHA language materials, sharing news about upcoming projects and spending time with MHA language warriors like White Shield School’s Wayne Fox and Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College instructor Valerian Three Irons.