WSB and the Mandan Hidatsa Arikara Nation (MHA) have been partnering since January 2019 to complete a variety of community enhancement projects and to develop the northern and eastern quadrants of their property in central North Dakota, located on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation.
The MHA Nation’s mission is to provide maximum quality services to the Tribe and its people by being responsible, accountable, respectful and caring, while incorporating the traditional values of their elders and ancestors. Native American communities have similar infrastructure needs as any city in America, and the MHA Nation utilizes sustainable infrastructure to drive towards a larger mission to ensure positive social and economic impacts to their community, while creating a high quality of life for residents.
Drawing on traditional cultural values with close attention paid to the environment, WSB is working with MHA Nation to help them lead the way in sustainability and infrastructure investment. Community enhancement projects include:
- A restaurant redevelopment of a vacant, boom-era commercial building into a full-service casual steakhouse restaurant to serve as a much-needed community gathering space
- A new childcare facility to better serve tribal members with young families
- New multifamily, affordable housing with 24 units to accommodate the growing population
- A certified dive and rescue facility to provide an immediate response to incidents on a large nearby lake and surrounding communities and cities
- A series of roadways through the community, increasing accessibility
WSB sees itself as a true partner with MHA Nation and is excited to continue growing the relationship inside and outside of traditional project work.
In addition, WSB worked with the Tribal Employment Rights Office (TERO), a tribal-led partnership, to ensure all of their requirements during construction and development of the projects were met.