Tribes will christen ‘The Sacagawea’ next week

NEW TOWN The Three Affiliated Tribes will be christening a yacht next week.

The christening of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation yacht, “The Sacagawea,” is scheduled for Tuesday at 4 p.m. at the 4 Bears Marina, four miles west of New Town. It is open to the public. Rose Marie Mandan, a tribal elder, will provide the traditional blessing at the christening.

The yacht will provide another option for casino customers.

It will be used for dining on Lake Sakakawea. Later the plans are to use it for gaming on the lake, said Glenda Baker Embry, tribal public relations officer. She said the yacht will hold about 150 people.