Looking back on Native Spirit in 2015

Dec 14th, 2015 | By | Category: Tribal College News Roundup

Back in May, 18 students on the Spirit Lake Nation celebrated years of hard work when they walked across the stage to receive their college degree.

The college president said without the tribal college here on Spirit Lake, many of the students wouldn’t have the opportunity to explore higher education.

Cynthia: They would not, because there’s a comfort level being on the reservation. We have safety nets here, relative to family, relationships,” said Cynthia Lindquist, Cankdeska Cikana President.

But the University of North Dakota is no stranger to American Indian grads as well. The school currently has more than 500 Native American students from tribes all over the country. They’re working hard to share their culture and celebrate their customs.

Congratulations to all of the 2015 Cankdeska Cikana Community College graduates. CCCC is chartered by the Spirit Lake Dakota Nation. The tribal college serves Native students from many tribes including Lakota, Dakota, Chippewa, Mandan, Arikara, and Hidatsa.

Curated from Looking back on Native Spirit in 2015

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