MHA Education Dept., New Town, ND


Our Language. Our Survival.

At MHA Nation we believe that the strength and health of the Hidatsa community depends on the vitality of the Hidatsa language. Our language conveys our traditions, our ways of being, and our stories.  Today, our language is in danger of being lost, but we are fighting to keep it alive.

 We are working hard to make new textbooks, to train fluent speakers in the latest teaching methods, and to build new technology – all to help preserve the language. Our goal is to produce as many fluent speakers of Hidatsa as we can!

The Hidatsa language is a gift. This project helps us in a great way.

MHA Summer Institute Participant

We believe that the strength and survival of our tribal nation depends on the nurturing of our language, cultural, social and spiritual knowledge.

This is an excellent initiative and very beneficial to our language revitalization efforts.

Hidatsa Language Teacher


MHA Nation is continuously working on new projects to strengthen culture and improve outreach to surrounding communities.

Garden Post 3

In anticipation of ‪MHASI 2016‬, Bernadine Young Bird and her team at the Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College have been planting…

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