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Marilyn Hudson Brave Conversations Project

Honoring the legacy of the late MHA Nation elder and North Dakota historian Marilyn Hudson, the Brave Conversations Project builds community through conversation. An in-person event where today's leading problem-solvers take center stage offering a thought-provoking presentation followed by authentic, moderator-led discussion in small groups. Attendees explore new ideas and meet interesting people. Program costs vary. 


One Book One ND

One Book One North Dakota is a statewide book club that features best-selling authors in a 60-minute webinar. Attendees are encouraged to participate in a Q&A with the author. This online program is free or pay if you want, to help support our programming.

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One Hndred Watt Podcast

A humanities podcast that cuts through the noise of the everyday. Host Dayna Del Val turns up the power of thought through fascinating conversations with some of today's leading thinkers. Listen here

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Public University

Public University

Public University takes lifelong learning to a deeper level by offering two to ten-week online courses by some of the nation’s most engaging faculty. Limited class sizes, structured teaching, and engaging dialogue without grades or tests make learning fun and low-stress. Public University classes are offered virtually and are low cost or free.


For class descriptions and registration, click here.

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Think & Drink

A pub event that brings curious people together to connect, question, and learn through moderated scholar presentations, engaging conversation, and of course, good beer. Program costs vary.


Game Changer

A series of webinars where big ideas take center stage. Game Changer invites some of the most provocative and inspiring thinkers in the country to share their ideas with attendees. This online program is free or pay if you want, to help support our programming.

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Chautauqua & Chat

Each Chautauqua & Chat webinar features a 60-minute performance by a scholar who impersonates a significant historical figure (Mark Twain, Sacagawea, Frederick Douglass). Attendees have the opportunity to ask questions of both the historical character and the scholar. This online program is always free and open to the public. 


Little Mo Writers

A tuition-based online writing workshop designed to guide and support writers in Short Form Writing (articles, chapters, short stories) or Long Form Writing (book-length works of fiction or nonfiction). This intensive seven-month writing incubator is limited to eight writers in each cohort. The $50 application fee is waived for HND members.


Course instructors, Tayo Basquiat and Debra Marquart, meet with their cohort four times in the fall and four times in the spring, providing participants with valuable workshop feedback and individualized advice. Interested? Click here to be notified when the next workshop is set to take place.


We the People

This comprehensive civics course teaches the philosophical and historical foundations of the U.S. political system. HND supports this program in schools across the state by offering free textbooks and teacher training institutes to high school teachers. In addition, this course is offered online to adults. It is always free and open to the public. Sponsored by Bravera Bank.

Read the WE THE PEOPLE weekly column written by Dr. David Adler. Adler is President of The Alturas Institute, a non-profit organization created to promote the Constitution, gender equality, and civic education. 

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