Cankdeska Cikana Community College

Cankdeska Cikana Community College provides opportunities that lead to student independence and
self-sufficiency through academic achievement and continuation of the Spirit Lake Dakota language
and culture.

Cankdeska Cikana Community College builds a strong and viable Dakota community that enjoys
physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.


Shared Responsibility
We are respectful of each other.
We believe in the value of educational and vocational training.
We believe in the potential of our students.
Commitment to Quality
We strive to be the very best tribal community college.
We employ qualified faculty and staff in all positions.
We maintain accreditation.
We structure the institution to optimize the skills and contributions of all.

Dakota Values
Woksape - Wisdom
                                              Wicowaḣba - Humility                                         
      Wowaditake - Courage
                                                              Wawokiya - Generosity                                                       
        Wowaditake - Fortitude
 Waohoda - Respect
            Oḣañ Owotana - Honesty