Bringing quality education to the Lakota People

Weekly Bulletin            September 10-14, 2018


President’s Office (Thomas Shortbull) ___ September BOT Meetings:  September 24 Program Policy at noon at PRCC & Finance at 5:00pm at Piya Wiconi.  September 25 Personnel at 5:00pm at Piya Wiconi, September 26BOT Meeting at 5:00pm at Piya Wiconi.  


Education Department (Dr. Shannon Amiotte)___2018 UPCOMING EVENTS:

Friday September 14 - Education Department Orientation (PHCC & PRCC) 

Saturday September 15 - Praxis PLT Challenge Kick-Off Seminar at PHCC in Kyle from 9am-4pm

Friday September 28 - Education Department Orientation (HSCC & CRCC) 

Saturday September 29 - Praxis Elem Ed Content Knowledge Kick-Off Seminar at PHCC in Kyle from 9am-4pm

Saturday September 29 - Praxis Early Childhood Content Knowledge & PLT Kick-Off Seminar at PRCC from 9am-4pm 

Professional Portfolio Seminar will be held during mid-semester advising 


October 15 - Entrance into Teacher Preparation Program is due

October 15 - Application for Student Teaching during the Spring 2019 semester is due

Applications can be found on our website at for entrance, for Student Teaching at or contact your Education advisor or the Education office to request application

REMINDER:  Teacher Preparation Program Entrance Interviews is Thursday October 25, 2018 at Education Office, Piya Wiconi beginning at 9:00am.  Interviews are for those students who need this requirement in order to proceed into program.  Please submit an application by the October 15 deadline and call Alicia at 605-455-6012 to schedule an interview.  Any questions or concerns on any of the above please feel free to contact the Education Office at 605-455-6012. We look forward to working with each and everyone of you on another successful school year!  


Personnel (Faith Richards)___Open season for the optional benefits will open on September 7, 2018 through September 28, 2018.  You may change/add/delete your benefits during this timeframe.  If you wish to make changes, please forward the appropriate form to the Personnel Office by 5:00 PM on September 28.

CPM Change in Status: Dental and Vision Change in Status Form.pdf

CPM Enrollment (Dental and Vision) Form: Dental and Vision Enrollment Form 2018.pdf

Wellmark Enrollment form: Application.pdf

Dearborn National Life Insurance Form: National Life Insurance.pdf

Your benefits will remain the same unless you indicate otherwise.  For your convenience the appropriate forms are linked above to make changes/additions and deletions.  Thank you.  Contact: 605-455-6029


Woksapi Tipi (Michelle May) ___ Lakota Arts & Humanities Lectures. Friday, September 14, 2018 at 1:30pm.  Author Emily Burns, Auburn University will be at the Woksape Tipi Library & Archives (Piya Wiconi Campus) to lecture on Oglalas in France, 1889-1915.  Classes are welcome – please call to confirm space.  <> Emily Burns, will also be presenting in Rapid City at the Birdcage Bookstore in Racing Magpie on Thursday, September 13th, so please consider attending either of these talks.  <><><>  Monday, September 24, 2018 at 1:30pm.  Michelle Delaney & Kenneth Cohen, Smithsonian Institution, NMAH will lecture on Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Warriors: Gertrude Kasebier’s Photography (Gift of images for local access at Woksape Tipi Library & Archives).  Dr. Delaney will present on her research into the photographs of Lakota performers in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, taken by Gertrude Kasebier in 1898.  Dr. Cohen will discuss the American History Museum’s upcoming exhibit on the history of American entertainment, and seek input from the Lakota community on how to interpret their ancestors’ important roles in that history.  Refreshment will be served.  Tanyan Yahi! For more information, call (605)455-6069.  <><><> 

EVERY VOTE COUNTS!  What & Where: Voter Education & Candidate Platforms at Woksape Tipi Library.  When: Thursdays from 4 to 6 pm. Why: Learn more about political party platforms, state representatives and how they serve your state district 27, the state gubernatorial election, as well as leadership candidates for OST.  Voter Education guests: Steve Hernandez, Cole Adams and others TBA—Register to vote here!!  Moderator: This event will be moderated by Mr. Tom Casey and broadcast live on KILI Radio and recorded for broadcast by KOLC via live streaming on YouTube and through Golden West Cable Access.  Questions? Call 605-455-6069

October 11, 2018

South Dakota District 27 House of Representatives Candidates

Margaret Ross – Democrat                          Peri Pourier – Democrat

Elizabeth May – Republican                        Steve Livermont – Republican

South Dakota Senate District 27 Candidates:

William Hines – Republican                        Red Dawn Foster – Democrat

Thursday October 18 2018

2018 South Dakota Governor Candidates:

Kristi Noem – Republican                            Billy Sutton – Democrat

Thursday October 25, 2018

Oglala Sioux Tribe President Candidates

Oglala Sioux Tribe Vice Presidents Candidates


Instructional (Dr. Dawn Frank)___Announcement from General Education Director Susanne Auer-Osborn.  Check out OLC's Facebook page at  Do you have something you'd like us to share? Email Susanne Auer-Osborn ( and/or Lynn Cuny-White ( or send a Facebook message to the page. We now have almost 800 followers and posts reach between a few hundred to several thousand individuals (for example, today's post on the perfect attendance scholarship reached 4,800 in 12 hours)! Many college centers and departments have their own Facebook pages. You can find them on this list: (not including personal Facebook pages).


KOLC (Anthony Brave)___

 7:00am: Fort Laramie Ride and Walk