MHA Education Department
354 Main Street
New Town, ND 58763
404 Frontage Road
New Town, ND 58763
Monday - Friday
8:00AM - 4:30PM
Phone: (701) 627-4113
Fax: (701) 627-4935
Our priority is to see that our youth and communities receive a quality education that encompasses and nurtures their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well being. Through programming, community and school partnership we can help impact and reach our full potential as individuals and healthy Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara community members.
The strength and survival of our tribal nation depends on the nurturing of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara history, language, culture, social and spiritual knowledge, while encouraging and maintaining the highest education standards.
It is the educational mission of the MHA Education Department to promote and foster lifelong learning for the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara people, and to protect the cultural integrity and sovereignty of the Three Affiliated Tribes.
Ruth Swaney, PhD
Benita Spotted Elk
Sara Young Bird, BS
Research & Database Associate
Education Resource Officers
Barbara Smith-DeSautel, AA
New Town Elementary School
Deborah Hosie, BS, BA
Deborah Kateri Hale
New Town Middle & High School
Shannon Uses the Knife
White Shield School
Twin Buttes School
Culture and Language Division
Royce Young Wolf (Freeman), MA, Advisor
Erika Eagle, Program Assistant
T.J. Plenty Chief, Sahnish Apprentice
Thomas Jay Plenty Chief Jr., Sahnish Apprentice
Margaret Landin, AAS Education, Sahnish Culture and Language Coordinator
Kim Dickens, BS, MS, Curriculum Specialist
Tony Lone Fight, BFA, Multimedia Specialist
Culture and Language Division Photos
Sunday Academy STEM Program
The Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College is accepting applications for their Sunday Academy High School STEM Program. The purpose of the Sunday Academy is to generate an interest in math, science, engineering and technology among high school students through involvement in constructivist and hands-on/minds-on activities. The students will be given an opportunity to meet together in an informal friendly atmosphere at Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College and be presented with day-to-day problems involving standards-based math, physics, chemistry, engineering and technology. Each tribally enrolled student who attends and participates in these sessions will be eligible to receive a $25.00 stipend. Lunch will be included for all.
Eligibility: All high school students are eligible to participate in the academy. No specific criterion for selection is necessary. Priority will be given to juniors and seniors and the students who participated in the Sunday Academy program and/or the Summer Camp. A total of 30 students will be selected evenly from each of the four area high schools. To ensure a spot in the program, it is highly recommended to return your application before the first Sunday Academy.
Expected Outcomes: Attracting more high school students into math, science, engineering and technology careers. Improving problem solving skills of students entering tribal college math, science, engineering and technology programs. Improving the understanding of the importance of math, basic science, engineering and technology principles.
When: There will be seven academies meeting once a month at NHSC from 10:30AM to approximately 3:00PM. September 16, October 21, November 18, December 9, January 20, February 17, and March 10, 2019.
Contact at NHSC: Dr. Kerry Hartman: 627-8053 firstname.lastname@example.org