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Cankdeska Cikana Community College Gets 300k Grant from Shakopee Mdewakanton

mathias | April 29, 2011

Cankdeska Cikana (Little Hoop) is a rural, small (288 students + 8 matriculating high school students) college owned by the Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe. It began holding classes in the fall of 1970, but is currently enhancing its library on Dakota culture and language by upgrading its technology, shelving, publications and other media upon receiving [...]

Funds for Lakota Language Efforts Surge in 2011

mathias | February 1, 2011

Yesterday was the last day of January, a terrific month for Native languages, particularly Lakota. In a professional development effort to train more fluent, certified Lakota language teachers for more intensive immersion programs, both the University of South Dakota School of Education and the Sitting Bull College Education Department (Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Fort Yates, [...]

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