CCCC to host Arts and Education WeekSep 15th, 2013 | By tcj | Category: Online TC News, Tribal College News, Web Exclusive
In an effort to showcase the many positive developments on the Spirit Lake Dakota reservation, Cankdeska Cikana Community College (CCCC, Fort Totten, ND) will host “We Are Dakota: Arts and Education Week” October 17-25, 2013. The Spirit Lake Tribe is endorsing the event and will present a 10-year progress report on CCCC that underscores the economic impact the college has had on the community while also highlighting student success stories.
The Songs for Spirit Lake art show, which was recently on display in New York City, will kick off the week’s events. Other activities include seminars on culture, language, technology, programs, and services, a powwow, and presentations from keynote speakers, including Dr. Don Lindberg of the National Library of Medicine. The Dakota Tribal College Alliance, which includes Sisseton Wahpeton College (Sisseton, SD), Nebraska Indian Community College (Macy, NE), Fort Peck Community College (Poplar, MT), and CCCC, along with Canadian Dakota representatives, will convene to work out further details.
In an effort to defray costs, CCCC is accepting donations. The college is also launching a “kickstarter” campaign, in conjunction with the North Dakota Museum of Art. The complete agenda for the event will be forthcoming in late September.