BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The tribal school on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation and the College of North Dakota in Grand Forks are working collectively on a venture to digitally protect Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara language and tradition.
The colleges will use a $500,000 grant from the Nationwide Endowment for the Humanities to fund the initiative, which features a separate effort to spice up the examine of American Indian historical past within the Dakotas.
College and college students at Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish School in New City will conduct oral interviews with Three Affiliated Tribes elders after which stock, protect and digitize what officers say is “critically endangered” language sources and different at-risk conventional information. The UND crew will assist with the digital assortment.
Collectively, the colleges will create instructional sources for the state’s new Ok-12 Native American historical past curriculum and as a part of a particular program on the tribal campus, The Bismarck Tribune reported.
The North Dakota Legislature earlier this 12 months authorized a invoice that requires elementary faculty instruction to incorporate an emphasis on the state’s federally acknowledged Indian tribes: the Three Affiliated Tribes, Standing Rock Sioux, Spirit Lake Nation, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, and Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Nation.
The Standing Rock and Sisseton Wahpeton reservations each stretch into South Dakota.
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