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OLC Weekly Bulletin                                                                                               April 21-25, 2008


President’s Office (Thomas Shortbull)___OLC recently received a $10,000 scholarship gift from Golden West Telecommunications.  The grant will assist us in meeting the match from the Johnson Scholarship Foundation (JSF)—OLC is in its fourth year of a five year matching grant agreement with the JSF.  OLC receives $200,000 annually from the JSF if we can match with $300,000.  We have been successful in meeting the match the first four years and are optimistic that we will meet the match again this year.  The scholarship fund is set up as an endowment at OLC and will provide scholarships to OLC’s business and/or entrepreneurship students with financial need.   <><><>   April BOT meetings:  Monday, April 21st, Program Policy @ 3:30 pm and Finance @ 4:30 pm at the PRCC; Tuesday, April 22nd, Personnel @ 5:00 pm at Piya Wiconi and the BOT meeting Thursday, April 24th @ 5:00 pm at Piya Wiconi.  <><><>  May 2, 2008 is the next all staff meeting and the last one until August.        


Education (Art Fisher)___I want to announce that the Early Childhood Program is now housed at OLC's Education Department.  There are rumors out there that the BA in Early Childhood will be replaced by a state approved program in ECH.  The BA Program in ECH will remain, although the Education Department is working on state approval in a Birth-Age 8 Early Childhood and also adding an endorsement in Early Childhood Special Education.  <><><>  The Reading Children’s Literature Class at Porcupine is engaged in a Service Learning Project.  April is poetry appreciation month so all the activities are based around reading and writing poetry.  <><><>  Earlier this month Shannon Amiotte participated in a meeting of The National Reading 1st Higher Education Consortium.  The group consist of 20 reading specialist,  from 20 different states who are seeking to establish a model for preparing effective reading teachers. 


Math & Science (Stacy Phelps)___Announcement from Jason Tinant.  Have you had an opportunity to consider your plans for summer employment and beyond?  Ever wonder what they do with the pictures from the satellites they send into space?  Do you ever stop to consider what NASA is finding out about life on other planets?  Have you ever wondered about the evolutionary biology of rattlesnakes, mammals of South Dakota, or what is happening to the Amazon rain forest? Ever wonder about how to get involved with a network of people devoted to studying the reptiles and amphibians of South Dakota.  Then this Friday is for you!  We are putting together an event scheduled from 10 AM to 3 PM for this Friday (April 25th) at the Math and Science building at Piya Wiconi (Area

51) with several diverse speakers including (but not limited to):  Dennis Walker (NGA) - Employment Opportunities in Geospatial Analysis Hassan Zaher (Univ San Paulo, Brazil) Indigenous Perspectives in Vertebrate Paleontology and the Amazon Rain Forest Alessandra Higa (OLC) Native Science Perspectives - Brazil and Great Plains Mayumi Elk Eagle (OLC) Mentoring and Internship Opportunities in STEM Jason Tinant (OLC) Summer Internship Opportunities - Earth Science and Conservation Biology Research on the Pine Ridge reservation.  We are still working on providing lunch.  Potluck contributions would be sincerely appreciated.  Please contact Ale Higa - with any food-related ideas or concerns.  Please contact Jason Tinant if you would like to give a short presentation about your STEM organization - Space Grant or Dakota Amphibian, Reptile Network, and beyond :-) Best Wishes,  Charles Jason Tinant, Program Manager, Math & Science Department Principal Investigator NGA BAA-GRIPP Co-Principal Investigator NSF TCUP Phase II Oglala Lakota College and most of all proud father of this beautiful baby!  (Editor: I received the beautiful photo but don’t have the name at this time. More info to follow in next week’s bulletin.)


A reminder that the 7th Annual Reservation-Wide is being held April 22-25, 2008 in the LCST.  Judging will take place on Wednesday April 23rd.  The fair is open for public viewing on Thursday, April 24th from 10-4 and April 25th from 9-12. 


"We abuse land because we regard is as a commodity belonging to us... When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect."  - Aldo Leopold


 Applied Science (Marilyn Kockrow)___News from Kathy Aplan:  To let more folks know some of the projects the TV Production Program is involved in, we have started blogging.  If you want to check it out please go to:    <><><>  Returning students wishing to sign up for Carpentry/ Construction classes for the Summer Semester should call Faith at 455-6090 or myself at 455-6076 by April 25th.  We encourage NEW students to sign up for the fall term. 


Pejuta Haka CC (Steve 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. 


Lakota Language Inst (Bryan Charging Cloud)___ Mitakuyepi (all my relatives).  Lakota lesson:     (107a Male and 107b Female audio)

1.  who are you?  male speaker; nituwe hwo?  female speaker:  nituwe he?  Nee-too-we

nituwe:  Who are you?  hwo and he:  male and female gender endings (question)

2.  Who is that?  male speaker:  he tuwe hwo? female speaker:  he tuwe he?  Tu-we.  he:  that

tuwe:  who.  hwo and he:  male and female gender endings (question)

3.  what is that?  male speaker:  he taku hwo?  female speaker:  he taku he?  Ta-ku

he:  that.  taku:  what.  hwo and he:  male and female gender endings (question)

anpetu waste yuha po (have a good day)


Woksape Tipi (Michelle May)___Hi everyone…..I hope you are all well and I wish you happy days!!!!....You are close to the end of the semester…….if you need help locating information please contact Woksape Tipi at 455-6069 or email us……,,,   I have included the next two weeks schedule for full library services in the districts…… we are not able to make it to He Sapa which was a re-schedule from last Tuesday……please contact us if you have ordered anything from Woksape…….best wishes to all…….the best of the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Tuesday -                   April 22                       Wanblee                     10:00 amnoon

                                                                        Lacreek                      1:00 – 3:00 pm

Wednesday -             April 23                        East Wakpamni        10:00 amnoon

                                                                        Pahin Sinte                1:00 – 3:00 pm

Thursday -                  April 24                       Pass Creek               10:00 amnoon

                                                                        Pejuta Haka               1:00 – 3:00 pm

Tuesday -                   April 29                        He Sapa                     10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Wednesday -             April 30                         Pine Ridge Nursing  10:00 amnoon

                                                                        Pine Ridge Center    1:00 – 3:00 pm

Thursday -                  May 1                          Oglala                         10:00 amnoon

                                                                        Manderson                 1:00 – 3:00 pm



Service Learning (Catrina Red Willow)___Happy Spring Days! J Here’s what’s happening in our neck of the woods! We are excited to share with you a total of ten SL-Projects for this Spring ’08 semester. Here are some upcoming Service Learning Project events so mark your calendars and if you can come be apart of this exciting road we are paving for civic engagement.


·         Cokan Tiospaye Children’s Library:             Karen Larson/Glorianna Cordova – March 15-21, 2008 -- Library Istallation for Donated Books -- TBA --             Grand Opening for Cokan Tiospaye Library/Evergreen

·         Wamaka Skan Watogla Ounye:  Al Eastman – TBA -- Tree Planting/community gardening/wildlife habitat planning.

·         Porcupine School/Reading Lit.:  Shannon Amiotte -- April 17, 1:30-3pm, Reading Mentorship/K- 8 -<> Apr. 24, 1:30-3pm, Reading Mentorship/K-8/Poetry Cafe <> May 1, 1:30-3pm, Reading Mentorship/K-8.

·         Maka Wakagne  (Clean-up Project):  Misty Brave, TBA, Pine Ridge Park/White Clay Creek.

·         Lakota Woicun:  Verine White -- April 2, 1-4pm, Classroom Project Preparation <> April 9, 1-4pm, Doll making at Jefferson & Lincoln Academy (RC) <> April 16, 1-4pm, Medicine bag making by OLC-students  <>  April 23, 1-4pm, Medicine bag making at Academy <> April 30, 1-4pm, Marshall Burnette Presentation at Academy.

·         Woableza na Aiciblezapi kte na Tokaheya Okihi eci yapi kte (Through understanding themselves & Lakota Nation they will get strength):  Marcel Bull Bear -- April 8, 1-4pm, Genealogy Presentation (Piya Wiconi). <> April 15, 8:30am-6pm, Project Ledger Viewing/Ft. Robinson.

·        “Adopt-A-Highway”:  Karen Larson/Steve Hernandez, TBA, Community Clean-up, TBA, Unveiling of road signs.

·         Hanwacipi (Social Night Dance):  Wilmer Mesteth/Mike Curran -- April 25, 1-till sunrise, Cheyenne Creek/Wilmer’s Residence.

·         Wanblee History:  Wilmer Mesteth/Mike Curran -- March 26, 5:30-7:30            Dinner/Community History, TBA, Project Site Visit/Wolf Table, TBA, Project Site Visit/ Ghost Canyon.

·        Loneman School/Lakota Mentorship:  Cornell Conroy/Nikki Pipe On Head – TBA, Lakota Culture Mentorship/Second Grade <> April 29, 2pm, Recognition Dinner.                   

Some events may have already passed but continue to do things that will finish up their projects by the end of the semester. We would like to thank those of you who have been a part of making our program grow in building the added success to our students through Service Learning. It is definitely an experience you can talk about to share with others.  We would like to encourage more staff to make this learning initiative a part of your classroom works.  Please stop by any time to see us if you have a project in mind for the Fall semester. J  For more information you can get a hold of us at # 455-6086 or e-mail us any time if you have any questions on the program.;;  Here is a link to the Service Learning resource webpage thank you and have a great week we look forward to hearing from you! J What we learn to do, we learn by doing. –Aristotle


Activities (Theresa Lone Hill)___ATTENTION:  The activities committee is reminding and asking for donations to sponsor the 2008 wacipi categories for our graduation powwow.  The category sheets for signing up are in the conference room at the Piya Wiconi administrative building.  For more information you can contact Theresa Lone Hill @! 605-455-6085 or Diane Winters @ 605-455-6022. 


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.:

Portraits of Compassion Video Story Contest.  Deadline May 1, 2008.    The White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives invites you to participate in the Portraits of Compassion video story contest.  This contest is designed to shine a light on the countless caring Americans who offer help and hope to their neighbors in need as part of President Bush’s Faith-Based and Community Initiative.   The mission of the Faith-Based and Community Initiative is to strengthen both faith-based and other community-based service organizations and to grow government’s collaboration with them to aid people in need.  Over the past seven years, tens of thousands of partnerships have formed between government and dedicated nonprofits, extending service and hope to millions of needy individuals both at home and abroad.  The Portraits of Compassion video story contest is a chance to honor this vital work and inspire others to service as well.  Eligible applicants include any domestic or international nonprofit organization that has partnered with a Federally-funded program since 2001 to serve the needy.  Applications must include a “video story” of three minutes or less that can be uploaded on a free online video sharing service such as YouTube, Google Video, iTunes, or MySpace.  All videos must be submitted as an Internet link by May 1, 2008.  To learn more or to submit an application, visit  Winning videos will be premiered during the White House National Conference on Faith-Based and Community Initiatives in Washington, D.C., on June 26 and 27, 2008 and showcased nationally on the Conference website.  This Conference is free and open to the public.  Online registration for the Conference is available at  by clicking on the “Washington DC” conference link at the top right corner.  

Jay Hein, Director, White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives


Johnson seeking summer and fall intern applicants.  Call or email for deadline.  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,,


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. 


National Congress of American Indians.   The National Congress of American Indians is seeking youth to be a part of their Youth Ambassador Leadership Program.  Please read the information about this program in the NCAI Broadcast below.  They have provided links where you can go to find out more information on the program and access the application.  Applications are due August 1, 2008.

Applications for the 2008 NCAI Youth Ambassador Leadership Program are now available. 

The YALP is a scholarship program open to males and females aged 17-25.  The Ambassadors, one male and one female, serve a two-year term representing and promoting NCAI and the NCAI Youth Commission and aiding the NCAI Youth Commission leadership in its meetings and functions when requested.  Ambassadors are chosen every two years at the NCAI Annual Convention.  Anyone may apply who is eligible for NCAI membership according to the NCAI Constitution, has support from their tribal council, and is a full time student at the high school, college, or graduate level.

Each Ambassador will receive a $2,500 scholarship to be paid directly to their academic institution. 

 To apply to be an NCAI Youth Ambassador, please visit the NCAI Youth webpage  or fill out the NCAI Youth Ambassador Leadership Program Application.  Applications must be received by August 1, 2008 and must be complete in order to be considered.  For any questions, please contact our office at (202) 466-7767.


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 Day 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