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OLC Weekly Bulletin                                                                                                  March 24-28, 2008


President’s Office (Thomas Shortbull)___BOT Meetings:  Monday, March 24th – Finance @ 3:30 p.m. & Program Policy @ 4:30 p.m. at the PRCC.  Tuesday, March 25th – Personnel @ 5:00 p.m. at PW.  Thursday, March 27th – BOT @ 5:00 p.m. at PW.   


2008 AIHEC Speech Competition___Update on AIHEC from Gary Jones.  Persuasive Speech:  1st—Nicole Little Whiteman, 2nd—Jacy Halverson, 3rd—Anna Salomon.  Oral Interpretation:  2nd Humerous—Mimi Little Whiteman, 3rd Humerous—Nicole Little Whiteman.   Duo Interpretation:  1st Humerous—Mimi Little Whiteman, 1st Humerous—Tabor White Buffalo, 3rd Humerous—Jacy Halverson, 3rd Humerous—Nicole Little Whiteman.    Thank you to Tonia Stands who participated and did a great job!   (Note from Editor:  Does anyone else have anything to report on AIHEC?  Thanks for the info Gary.) 


Lakota Language Inst (Bryan Charging Cloud)___ Heart Beat of our Lakota Nation.  Lakota Language through Song.   Music—Drumming—Songs—Story Telling.  March 28, 2008, Friday, 1pm to 3pm.  Wilbur Between Lodge and Cheryl Two Bulls-Between Lodge will present Lakota songs and introduce the audience to the importance music has in our Lakota culture.  The history of Sons of the Oglalas drum group and Eagle Nest drum group will be shared.  Cheryl will recount the history of Nellie and Matt Two Bulls contributions in Lakota Music and Song.   Sponsored by OLC’s Lakota Language Institute and Woksape Tipi.  Refreshments will be served.  Info: 605-455-6069.  Come and spend time together enjoying the music, songs and telling of the musical traditions of the Lakota Nation. 

<><><><><><><><><><><>  Mitakuyepi (all my relatives), here is daily e-mail in Lakota.   1.  I shake your hands with a good heart.  Male speaker:  cante wasteya nape ciyuzapi yelo.  Female speaker:  cante wasteya nape ciyuza pe.  (Chan-te  wash-te-ya  na-pe  ci-yu-za  pe).  Cante:  heart; Wasteya: good way; Nape: hand;  Yelo:  male gender ending;  Pe:  female gender ending.

2.  Thank you to all.  Male speaker:  wopila heca yelo.  Female speaker:  wopila heca ksto.

(Wo-pi-la)  Wopila:  heca:  thank you to all;  Yelo:  male gender ending;  Ksto:  female gender ending.

3.   Where are you going?  Male talk:  tokiya la hwo?  female talk:  tokiya la he?  To-kee-ya -- Tokiya:  where   La:  are you going?  Hwo and he:  male and female gender endings question.

4.  I am glad you came.  Male talk:  tanyan yahi yelo.  Female talk:  tanyan yahi ksto.  Tan-yan  ye-hee  Tanyan:  glad/well/good.   Yahi:  you came.   Yelo and ksto:  male and female gender endings.

5.  You did well/good.  Male talk:  tanyan icanu yelo.  Female talk:  tanyan icanu ksto. Tan-yan   ee-cha-noo   Tanyan:  glad/well/good.  Icanu: you did (can also be spelled: ecanu).  Yelo and ksto:  male and female gender endings.    Anpetu waste yuha po.  (Have a good day).  


Education (Art Fisher)___Reminder.  All students within their Senior year or before student teacher should take the PRAXIS K-6 Content Examination.  A passing South Dakota Dept. of Education passing content score is required for acceptance into Student Teaching.   The next O.L.C. Praxis Test date is April 26th, 2008.  Candidates will need to register before March 27, 2008.  Registration is online at   If you have any questions contact Art at 455-6014, email;, Darleen Bear Killer,,  Lucy Bull Bear,   Ph. No. 455-6012.  <><><>  The Education Department is working with Maggie Austin, and Doug Rowe of the Technology and Innovation in Education Office (TIE).  The Dakota Assets is a proposal submitted by TIE to assist in the placement and retention of teachers working within "High Need School Districts" within the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and surrounding area.  The proposal, called Dakota Assets, has been funded and TIE has offered to include Oglala Lakota College's Education Department.  Although still in the developmental stages for OLC teacher candidates, we are looking at financially assisting teacher candidates who have passed the PRAXIS Content Examination and who are ready to enter their student teaching assignment.    


Pejuta Haka CC (Steven Hernandez)___CAR SHOW & SWAP MEET!  April 27, 2008, 10:00 a.m.  Pejuta Haka College Center parking lot.  Judging Categories: People’s Choice, Old School, Euro/Import, Test Hot Rod, Bikes, Motorcycles, and newly added – Model Cars!  Other Events:  Concessions Sold, Swap Meet, and Flea Market.  PHCC and Student Org. is not responsible for accidents or thefts. 


Math & Science (Stacy Phelps)___ News from Misty Mousseau.  Oglala Lakota College AISES Chapter is pleased to announce the American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES) Region V Conference. The event will take place April 17-19, 2008 in Rapid City, SD and cover all STEM related fields.  The mission of AISES is to substantially increased the numbers of American Indians and Alaskan Natives in the areas of science, engineering and other technology related fields.  We are inviting all to participate in this event.  AISES Region V consists of SD, ND, NE, MN, WI, IL, MI, and provinces of Canada.  This year will be this first year a tribal college has hosted this event and our turn-out will be great.  We do have a minimal registration fee.  Please inquire for agendas and costs with one of the co-advisors.  We will have guest speakers and presenters from all areas as well as this link provides an opportunity to network and build bridges with corporate sponsors and also maybe find internships.  You can visit the national website at and click on Region V.  Contact Misty Brave or Misty Mousseaux for any information.

Oglala Lakota College’s first Writing Center is open for walk-ins at the He Sapa Center Library, Tuesdays from 10am to 12noon.  Karen Larsson, full-time faculty member of the Humanities and Social Sciences Department, initiated the center in January. Larsson says the purpose of the Center is to “engage and mentor students in the multifaceted, complicated process of writing.”


Humanities (Dr. Paul Roberston)___ Oglala Lakota College’s first Writing Center is open for walk-ins at the He Sapa Center Library, Tuesdays from 10am to 12noon.  Karen Larsson, full-time faculty member of the Humanities and Social Sciences Department, initiated the center in January. Larsson says the purpose of the Center is to “engage and mentor students in the multifaceted, complicated process of writing.”  Students at all levels have begun to take advantage of the Writing Center – from those just beginning their academic careers to others who are working on complex research projects.  Students can take ownership of their writing by seeking assistance at the Writing Center. They can brainstorm essay ideas, get assistance with formatting, help with grammar or just get some feedback on their writing. Instructors and students interested in tutoring are also welcomed.  If you have any questions, comments, or ideas, please contact:  Karen Larsson, faculty Humanities and Social Sciences

(605) 786-6364.


KOLC TV Schedule

Here is the schedule for this week. Remember instructors please contact me if you have guest speakers for your classes. I would like to record them.  Tony Brave

8:00am: Welcome

8:08am: Billy Mills Presentation

8:35am: Lakota History, Tiospaye

9:35am: Francis Thunder Hawk

10:47am: Russell Means Presentation

12:38pm: Billy Mills Presentation

1:05pm: Lakota History, Tiospaye

2:06pm: Francis Thunder Hawk

3:17pm: Russell Means Presentation

5:09pm: LNI 06 Girls Champ ship

6:04pm: Jackie Bird Presentation

7:31pm: Rick Two Dogs Presentation

8:20pm: Billy Mills Presentation

9:21pm: Lakota History, Tiospaye

10:27pm: Ring Wars

End of Day


Spring 2008 Calendar (Apr.)

General Construction Spring Session Ends                                            April 18

Registration for General Construction Summer Session              April 21-25

General Construction Summer Session Begins                           April 28


Announcements of Internships, Workshops, etc.:

Johnson seeking summer and fall intern applicants.  As students begin to plan for their summer and fall semesters, U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) is now accepting applications for summer and fall internship positions in his Washington, DC, Sioux Falls, Rapid City and Aberdeen offices.  The Washington, DC internship program matches interns’ interests to South Dakota and federal issues and provides a firsthand opportunity to experience a wide-range of office duties.  Interns may attend hearings, research issues for projects, and work with the office administrative staff.  Students may also apply to intern in the press shop for Johnson.  Press interns work on tracking media coverage, organizing clips, writing releases and other various press shop activities, as needed.  College sophomores, juniors and seniors are encouraged to apply for the internship program.  College credits or a stipend are available. To apply for a state office internship, please call toll-free at 1-800-537-0025.  To apply for a Washington, D.C. internship, interested students should submit a cover letter, resume, references and a writing sample to:  Senator Tim Johnson,  ATTN: Lindsey Wagner, Intern Coodinator or Jeff Gohringer, Press Intern Coordinator, 136 Hart SOB, Washington, DC 20510.  By Fax to: 202-228-5765.  Or by Email to: or 


Washington Internship for Native Students (WINS) is still taking applications for the upcoming 2008 summer program!  If you know of a student who is looking to jumpstart their career or develop professional experience through an internship in the public sector, send them to All forms and detailed information are available for download from the website.  If you have any specific questions, you can call our office at (202) 885-5934 or (800) 853-3076.  You can also email our office at If you are unfamiliar with WINS, we have been in operation for 15 years in creating leaders for Indian Country through sponsorship of federal agencies and American University.  The program is an all-expense paid 8-week internship within the public and private sector of the D.C. area.  Please forward to students, staff and faculty.   Jack Soto, Director, Washington Internships for Native Students (WINS), Washington Semester AI/NA Program, American University, Capital Building, Room 114, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016-8083 USA, T - 202-895-4879, F - 202-895-4882, C - 202-445-5211,,


The Partnership for Environmental Technology Education (PETE) is pleased to forward an exciting potential summer employment opportunity for a Tribal College Student:  Tribal College Student Summer Internship Opportunity.  Deadline for applying is April 1, 2008.  Working for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  Office of Grants and Debarments National Compliance Unit, Washington, DC.  EPA's Office of Grants and Debarment's National Compliance Unit has an intern opportunity for a Native Student for the spring/summer of 2008 in Washington DC.   The student would preferably be enrolled in Tribal Administration or a Public Administration Program.  The student will work on issues affecting administration of assistance agreements, and learn the process from start to completion.    Internship Details:   Student would need to be enrolled or eligible for the college's internship program.   EPA would negotiate with the college to employ the student with a prevailing Washington, DC wage that would include compensation for the high cost of living in the DC area, plus reasonable college administrative costs.  EPA will work with the student to secure appropriate housing in the Washington, DC area but the student will be responsible for covering this cost.  Interested students need to submit a resume along with a recommendation from an appropriate college faculty/administrator for consideration.


Creating Schoolyard Habitats Workshop for educators, aides, administrators, community members & parents.  May 10, 2008, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., pine Ridge High School.  Free workshop includes continuing Education Credit from CO School of Mines, Creating Schoolyard Habitat and Access Nature Curriculum, Lunch & Refreshments, SD Native Plant and Wildlife Reference Guides, Ongoing NWF support, Global Warming effects in South Dakota.  To register: email or call Alexis Bonogofsky, National Wildlife Federation,, 406-252-2886. 


The Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP) is now accepting applications for the 11th Annual Patty Iron Cloud National Native American Youth Initiative which will be held in Washington D.C., June 21 - 29, 2008. Deadline for student application is April 18, 2008 and for counselor application is March 21, 2008.    American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) high school students, ages 16- 18, who have an interest in the health careers and/or biomedical research are encouraged to apply.  The NNAYI scholarship pays for travel, lodging, and most meals during the program.  NNAYI's curriculum is strategically designed to prepare students for admission to college and professional schools, as well as for careers in health and biomedical research.   To accompany the students, AAIP is accepting applications for counselors, age 21 and older, to serve as role models during the nine-day program.   AI/AN college students and health professionals are encouraged to apply.  Feel free to share this information with other interested parties.   Please visit the NNAYI website:  to obtain detail information and to access the on-line application.  AAIP Mission: "To pursue excellence in Native American health care by promoting education in the medical disciplines, honoring traditional healing practices and restoring the balance of mind, body, and spirit."


National Science Foundation.  For any students or former students who may be considering undergrad summer research and/or applying to graduate school.  We are particularly interested in encouraging underrepresented minority students. Please feel free to forward this email and/or print and post the attachment for your students and colleagues.  FOR UNDERGRADUATES:  Paid Summer 2008 Undergrad Research Placements!!!  Over 600 programs -Undergraduate REU and Other Summer Research Opportunities: See or

FOR THOSE CONSIDERING GRAD SCHOOL in 2008:  Opportunities at over 100 colleges and universities.  Professional Development and Support: Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP): see  For Financial Support in New Interdisciplinary PHD Programs Graduate School IGERT Opportunities:  IGERT programs provide generous stipend ($30,000 per year) and tuition support for students through the National Science Foundation.

If you or your colleagues are teaching undergraduate courses I urge you to make an announcement encouraging students to pursue these opportunities while they have time over the holidays.  We would be pleased to answer any questions you may have and provide you and your students with assistance in looking into and applying to these programs.  I hope you have had a good fall semester!  Sandra Thomas,  Executive Director, Institute for Broadening Participation.

Email:;  Websites:;;  Phone: 866-593-9103 Fax: 207-563-6069


Mount Rushmore National Memorial:  Announcements for summer employment are now posted by Mt. Rushmore National Memorial.  For more information and an application contact us at 605-574-2515 or Xanterra Parks and Resorts, Mt. Rushmore National Memorial, 13000 Hwy. 244, Bldg. 81, Keystone, SD 57551. Apply online at


REZ Happenings:

On the Land of the Oglala: A Horseback Ride Across the Homeland.  May 7 – May 11, 2008. From the east to the west boundary.  We live on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, which consists of 2.5 mil. acres.  How many of our youth have seen our land?  Other than what they see from a car!  This is an opportunity to bring awareness about our homeland to our youth.  The freedom of movement on our land!  Contact: Percy White Plume 867-5834,


1st Annual Race Across the Reservation.  100 mile 4 Horse Relay, 2 Day7 Race $100 Entry Fee.  May 10-11, 2008 -- $2000 added purse.  WAR PONIES ONLY!  1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th places will be paid.  16-18 yrs w/parental consent.  Experienced riders only.  Horse must be sound to enter!   Contact committee members for rules.  Committee members & contact info:  Alan Reddy 441-4957, CJ Clifford 867-1920, Marge Spider 867-1920, Ramona White Plume 867-1024