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Hiráaca Maa Aru Cáawi Community Language Survey

Hiráaca Maa Aru Cáawi is conducting a survey among MHA community members and those with connections to MHA Nation with a vested interest in Language Reclamation to take a survey that will help inform the creation of language learning resources & programs and to gauge Hiráaca language use and vitality.


Who We Are: 

Hiráaca Maa Aru Cáawi is an MHA nation community member led 501 (c)3 non-profit organization created for the purpose of revitalizating and reclaiming the Hidatsa language, a severely endangered Siouan language spoken in North Dakota that has many relatives on the Northern Plains and beyond. 

Part of our mission is to be able to provide access to language learning for community members through developed learning materials, language classes and workshops that instruct attendee’s on the grammar of the language as well as informs learners through linguistic training.


We hope to establish a permanent adult second language learning program that will gear learners towards fluency in the Hidatsa language and prepare them for jobs in language and culture, such as public k12 Hidatsa language instructors, immersion school positions, culture and language presenters, as well as for learners own personal knowledge and benefit.

Indigenous Rights through Language Reclamation

"Indigenous peoples have the right to preserve, use, develop, revitalize, and transmit to future generations their own histories, languages, oral traditions, philosophies, systems of knowledge, writing, and literature, and to designate and retain their own names for their communities, individuals, and places... Indigenous peoples have the right to establish and control their educational systems and institutions providing education in their own languages, in a manner appropriate to their cultural methods of teaching and learning." 

- The American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Article XIV: Systems of Knowledge, Language, and Communication

This organization was created to support our own cultural sovereignty through language reclamation.

We appreciate your support. Maacagiraac. Heeshac. 

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