Mission of the College The Nebraska Indian Community College provides quality higher education and opportunities for life-long learning to the Umonhon (Omaha) and I'santi (Santee Dakota) people and all students. Vision Nebraska Indian Community College is envisioned as a comprehensive Tribal College which values service through high quality education. The college is distinctive in serving the diverse people of the Umonhon (Omaha) and Isanti (Santee Dakota) Nations. It features an enriched living and learning environment and year-round operation. The identity of the college is framed by a substantive commitment to multicultural learning. Institutional programs value and cultivate the creative and productive talents of learners, faculty, and staff, and seek ways to contribute to the self-sufficiency of the Nations served, the well-being of our communities, and the quality of life and development of its learners, faculty, and service areas. The overall goals of NICC are : Goal 1: To preserve, cultivate, foster Umonhon and Isanti languages and cultures Goal 2: To create an environment to assist Tribal Nation building through educational opportunities so that individuals become effective leaders, members, and citizens within local, tribal, national, and global communities. Goal 3: To strengthen the college through open communication, transparency, future planning, shared governance, and sound fiscal and institutional practices . Goal 4: To enhance academics through stronger and expanded academic and community educational programs that meet the social, cultural, and economic aspirations, needs and values.