North Dakota Humanities Council

“I came to this event because for the first time in my memory a Native American was being honored on a statewide platform for her cultural contribution to our country. It brought tears to my eyes to see a native who has achieved so much speak from the heart.”

ParticipantFour Souls Symposium

Our Mission

We invest in the people of North Dakota by creating and sustaining humanities programs that provide us with a better understanding of the past, a better analysis of the present, and a better vision for the future.

About Us

The North Dakota Humanities Council was established to provide people opportunities to engage with and debate powerful ideas, because democracy cannot exist without thoughtful and informed citizens dedicated to freedom and justice. The humanities inspire our vision of a thoughtful, respectful, actively engaged society that will be able to meet the challenge of sustaining our democracy across the many divisions of modern society and deal responsibly with the shared challenges we currently face as members of an interdependent world.

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Schwartz Prize: Call for 2016 Nominations
Schwartz Prize: Call for 2016 Nominations
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Calling all outstanding public humanities programs! The Federation is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Schwartz Prize. Submission deadline is August 17, 2016.

April is National Poetry Month and Councils are Celebrating
April is National Poetry Month and Councils are Celebrating
April 7, 2016

See what councils across the country are doing to celebrate poetry!

April Council Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfires Programming
April Council Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfires Programming
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More than 20 councils are hosting 68 Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfires events through more than 35 programs around the country.

Councils Honor Women's History Month
Councils Honor Women's History Month
March 23, 2016

Across the country, council are running programs related to women’s history including sponsoring documentary films, performing living history presentation, recording oral histories and connecting communities to its history.

March Pulitzer Campfires Council Programming
March Pulitzer Campfires Council Programming
March 17, 2016

From mountain sports, adventure journalism, war, political cartoons, incarceration and poetry, to reading, discussion, listening and understanding, council programs touch upon a diverse set of topics for this month’s Pulitzer Campfires programming.