Family Entertainment Center to Open in New Town

By Doreen Yellow Bird

Those who lament there is nothing to do in the summer and winter will be excited that a new Family Entertainment Center is in the planning for New Town. Although located in New Town, the center will provide top notch family fun for the whole reservation.

The proposed Center will include: five modular theater rooms that can be used for private family events and are designed for multiple activities. In the planning is also “rope bridges” rock climbing; a 4-lane bowling alley; neon golf, golf simulators, half-court basketball room; special rooms for birthday parties and more. Security will be there to protect children, the facility and other users. The security plan includes controlled access, security cameras and a nursing assistant as needed.

The new center is to be created with the idea that it will be a place where families and children can come together for healthy, positive, exciting and outstanding entertainment.

It is slated to be completed this summer and open in September.

Stem Cell Clinic for Diabetes and other Diseases May Come to MHA

By Doreen Yellow Bird

On the table now is the possibility that the tribe will have access to a clinic that can successfully treat and even cure diabetes.

Chairman Fox sees this as a revelation for our people.  He said they have been coordinating efforts with a California Clinic a who has that ability.   They specialize in diabetes and state that they can and have cured it and certainly can treat it successfully.  Stem cell work has been limited in the United States but can be used on reservations with sovereignty.  

They are looking at it closely and will keep people informed as they go along.

National and Local Announcements:

First the national:

Deb Haaland, Sec of Interior, announced derogatory names in states and country such as Red Skins or Squaw Valley and statues like those in the Teddy Roosevelt Park in North Dakota will be on her agenda to be removed.

Locally there are a number of construction projects and infrastructure enhancements due to be completed within the next year. Some of these include:


Grand opening of the Parshall Assisted Living – early June 2022

New Town,

MHA Nation Capital Complex and Administrative Center, Summer 2022

Little Mercantile Store on main street. All local items will be sold. Winter 2023

Family Entertainment Center – September 2022

New Town Quick Lube – within April/May 2022

Dr. Wilson Park late Summer 2022

New Town, “Door” and Domestic Violence – open and remodeled.

Sober Living – early Fall 2022

North Segment Community building– ground blessing will around August 2022

Hawk Estate Apartment – Demolition completed and rebuilding scheduled to begin New

New Town – Wrecking Yard to be announced

110 acres home site infrastructure. Working on access roads. Late 2022

State-of-the-art playground for children- infants to middle school – Summer 2022

White Shield

White Shield Athletic Complex – June 2022

White Shield Public Safety Building – June or July 2022

White Shield Clinic open in the Fall 2022

White Shield – 20-unit apartment building -Fall 2022


New School, August 2022

Wolf Chief Grocery Store grand opening. Mandaree – Summer 2022

Four Bears

New state-of-the-art community center, swimming pools and workout area. To be announced

If there are more openings that were not available at the time of this reporting, please submit those to the MHA Times and they will be included in the next edition of the MHA Times.

*Note: All dates are subject to change.