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North Dakota tribal groups receive funding for head start programs

According to a Tuesday, Dec. 7, release from Sen. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., the Cankdeska Cikana Community College will receive nearly $1.4 million in funding, while the Three Affiliated Tribes will receive more than $1.2 million.

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Cankdeska Cikana Community College, and the Three Affiliated Tribes have been awarded substantial funding for Head Start programs.

According to a Tuesday, Dec. 7, release from Sen. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., the Cankdeska Cikana Community College will receive nearly $1.4 million in funding, while the Three Affiliated Tribes will receive more than $1.2 million.

The funds come through the Head Start and Early Head Start programs, which promote school readiness for young children and toddlers from low-income families. The programs work to enhance children’s cognitive, social and emotional development, as well as early learning, health and family well-being.

The Cankdeska Cikana Community College is located in Fort Totten, on the Spirit Lake reservation. The Three Affiliated Tribes, also known as the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, are located on the Fort Berthold Indian reservation in central North Dakota.

Adam Kurtz is the community editor for the Grand Forks Herald. He covers higher education and other topics in Grand Forks County and the city.

Kurtz joined the Herald in July 2019. He covered business and county government topics before covering higher education and some military topics.

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