Cankdeska Cikana Community College Article

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Cankdeska Cikana Community College
TypeTribal College
Established1970
PresidentCynthia Lindquist Mala
Students251
Location,
Campus Spirit Lake Reservation 214 1st Avenue P.O. Box 269
Website Official site

Cankdeska Cikana Community College is a tribal college in Fort Totten, North Dakota, on the Spirit Lake Reservation. The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. [1] The college is named after Paul "Little Hoop" Yankton, a Dakota man who fought and died in World War II; his Dakota name was Cankdeska Cikana.

History

CCCC's origins can be traced back to a Lake Region State College program offering a class in Fort Totten in 1965. The program slowly expanded under tribal governance, and the tribe established Cankdeska Cikana Community College in the 1970s. CCCC was established to provide higher education opportunities for the people of the Spirit Lake Reservation, including classes to preserve Dakota culture and language.

CCCC was chartered by the Spirit Lake Dakota Nation in 1974. Its first graduating class consisted of 5 students in 1977. CCCC's graduating class of 2009 was 42 students.

Athletics

The school plays basketball in the Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

References

  1. ^ "Higher Learning Commission". www.hlcommission.org. Retrieved 2018-07-05.

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CANKDESKA CIKANA COMMUNITY COLLEGE Latitude and Longitude:

47°58′42″N 98°59′26″W / 47.97833°N 98.99056°W / 47.97833; -98.99056