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Spirit Lake members develop new game to teach native history, academics

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A new computer game designed in part by members of the Spirit Lake Nation, is aiming to change the way native students learn about their culture.

The game mixes lessons about Spirit Lake history with other academic subjects, which game designers say will help students better discover their heritage. Designers say cultural lessons were being ignored at native american schools. They hope to improve the cultural curriculum by pairing it with other school subjects. Adam Ladwig reports.

Adam Ladwig

Adam Ladwig joined WDAZ as the Devils Lake bureau reporter in January, 2012. Prior to that he reported for KDUH-TV in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Adam has won multiple awards during his time at WDAZ, including an Eric Sevareid award and a Regional Emmy Award as part of team coverage during the search for Anthony Kuznia.  A Colorado native, Adam graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in Journalism. He misses the Rocky Mountains, but the kind people of North Dakota more than make up for that. He is thrilled to be in the Lake Region, telling stories that matter. In his spare time, Adam is usually futilely attempting to get in shape, or cheering for his beloved Denver Broncos.

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