Cankdeska Cikana Community College

The Cankdeska Cikana Community College (CCCC) is located within the boundaries of the Spirit Lake Dakota reservation located in Fort Totten, North Dakota. CCCC provides post-secondary higher education opportunities for the Spirit Lake Dakota reservation community in northeastern North Dakota as an accredited, public, non-profit institution. CCCC was named in honor of Paul Yankton Sr. whose Dakota name was Cankdeska Cikana. Paul Yankton Sr. was a recipient of two Purple Hearts and died on November 29, 1944, while serving as a rifleman with the United States Army’s 11th Infantry at Lorraine, France. Cankdeska Cikana translates into English as Little Hoop and is pronounced “Chauñ-GDEH-sh’kah CHEE-kah-nah”.

Our mission is to provide opportunities that lead to student independence and self-sufficiency through academic achievement and continuation of the Spirit Lake Dakota language and culture.

Jun 28, 2024
Full time
Cankdeska Cikana Community College Fort Totten, ND, USA
PRIMARY FUNCTION : The President of Cankdeska Cikana Community College will serve as the Chief Executive Officer and is the responsible agent for the total operation of the college. The President has full authority to administer and manage day-to-day operations of the college.  As such, the President shall exercise broad discretionary powers within policies and regulations.  The President will participate in policy-making in partnership with the Board of Regents. The President will be entrusted to provide visionary educational leadership which fosters community both inside and outside the college, especially with tribal communities and institutions, but also with those entities that will enrich the college and its students.   ACCOUNTABILITY : The President shall work under the direction of the Cankdeska Cikana Community College Board of Regents and shall be directly responsible to the Board.  The President shall administer the College in conformity...