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NAME

The legal name of the college is the Ihanktonwan Community College.

 
ESTABLISHMENT

The Ihanktonwan Community College is herein established by the Yankton Sioux Tribe (hereafter referred to as the Ihanktonwan YST) pursuant to the Constitution and By-Laws in its inherent sovereign right of self-government to establish, fund, and to provide for the education and general welfare of the Ihanktonwan YST and its members.  The Ihanktonwan Community College is established by YST Resolution No. 97-20 as a higher education institution of the Ihanktonwan YST and shall have and may exercise all those powers set forth herein.  The Ihanktonwan Community College shall have the same tax status and immunities as the YST as education is an essential governmental function of the Tribe.  The Ihanktonwan community College is an “Indian Tribe or Tribal Organization” for the purposes of federal law and regulation.

 
PURPOSE

The Ihanktonwan Community College is established for the purpose of conducting any and all lawful affairs relating to the operation of a successful educational institution that will serve as the Ihanktonwan center for higher education, research, culture and tradition.

 
LOCATION AND PLACE OF BUSINESS

The principal place of business and office of the Ihanktonwan Community College shall be at such place within the territorial jurisdiction of the Ihanktonwan YST and within the boundaries of the YST Reservation, in “Indian Country”

 
INITIAL DESIGNATED AGENT

The name and address of the initial designated statutory agent of the Ihanktonwan Community College is: Chairperson, Board of Director, Ihanktonwan Community College, P.O. Box 295, Marty, SD 57361.

 
SEAL

The seal of the Ihanktonwan Community College shall bear the full name, “IHANKTONWAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE” and the figure “1993".

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The Ihanktonwan (Yankton Sioux) Community College is the Higher Education Institute for the Yankton Sioux Tribe.  The Yankton Sioux Tribe is a Federally recognized sovereign Tribe under the Treaty of 1858.  Known as the "Ihanktonwan Dakota Oyate" or "People of the End Village People.”  The Ihanktonwan are also known as the "Land of the Friendly People of the Seven Council Fires."

​The Ihanktonwan Community College (ICC) is largely a non-traditional institute that was established for those wanting to pursue a higher education or vocational education at an affordable cost and still remain in the area. The college tuition and fees are the lowest in the State of South Dakota and surrounding area, or is among the very lowest.  The services are geographically located and easily accessible for those living in the area. Courses are provided in an environment that is culturally meaningful, which has strong family support. These are the strengths of the college.

​In the college survey, ICC has graduated more YST members then all other colleges combined. Approximately, 74% of all graduates are employed and 7% go on to further educational opportunities. The general unemployment rate of all YST members living in the area is 67%.

Ihanktonwan Community College
Woksape Owakide
"Seeking To Learn"


"​Who We Are"

OUR MISSION STATEMENT


The mission of ICC is to establish and operate a college that will serve as the Yankton Sioux Tribe center for higher education, research, culture, and tradition with the authority to grant post-secondary Associate of Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees, and one year certificates; to enter into agreements with public or private agencies to offer higher education on the lands of the Ihanktonwan YST; and to generally coordinate and regulate all higher education within the lands of the Ihanktonwan YST. The mission shall include nurturing the core values of the Ihanktonwan Oyate of relationships, spirituality, respect, honor, and wisdom, which are essential to the Ihanktonwan way of life.  



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