Alicia Hegland-Thorpe is a citizen of the Mni Wakan Oyate, or the Spirit Lake Nation. She is a freelance journalist and lives in Bismarck.
An Act of Mending: An Internment Memorial in North Dakota Honors Resilience
November 21 2023
The Snow Country Prison Japanese American Internment Memorial acknowledges Japanese Americans incarcerated at Fort Lincoln, a prison camp in what is now the United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck.
A New Mural of Indigenous Hope and Healing in Bismarck
November 2 2023
The intention is to bring awareness about the atrocities of the federal Indian boarding schools and to start the healing journey for survivors, their descendants, and extended families.
Indigenous Language Speakers Reconnect with Māori Elder in Bismarck
October 3 2023
Standing Rock hosted Sir Timoti Kāretu, a highly regarded Indigenous language warrior, on his farewell tour and brought people together to connect on the significance of language revitalization.
Art as a Catalyst: Indigenous Expressions in North Dakota
May 31 2023
The Sacred Pipe Resource Center, a Native community center in Mandan, North Dakota, empowers Native artists to become catalysts for change to help heal their communities.
Over 100 Years in the Making: The Lakota Song Repatriation Project
December 12 2022
An act of preservation in 1911 made way for this living project that reclaims Lakota culture, knowledge and religious freedom.