Cankdeska Cikana Community College (CCCC), located at Fort Totten, North Dakota, on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation, provides general education programs that focus on remediation, some higher education programs, and a limited cultural program. The 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 is chartered by the Spirit Lake Dakota Nation, with a five member Board of Regents appointed by the Spirit Lake Tribal Council. The Board of Regents is empowered via the Charter, to grant degrees to qualified applicants upon the completion of the Board approved curriculum in compliance with Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Board of Regents formulates and implements administrative policies and procedures for the operation of the institution. Cankdeska Cikana Community College builds a strong and viable Dakota community that enjoys physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.