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Wicah’pi Cikala

(Little Star)


OLC Weekly Bulletin                                                                                      September 15-19, 2008


Congratulations Pearl Cottier for 30 years of service to OLC and students!


President’s Office (Thomas Shortbull)___On Saturday, September 13, OLC had a revival of the Wazi Paha Festival.  This festival was held annually in the 1980s, but was later abandoned by the College.  When I returned to the College in 1994, I had hoped to revive this event, and it finally happened this year.  The events held this Saturday included a tipi raising contest, a Pow Wow, produce judging contest, traditional food contest, a hand games tournament, a traditional stick game contest, arts and crafts competition, and Film Festival.  As is always the case with the activities committee, they did an exceptional job in putting on the Wazi Paha Festival.  I even got involved during the Pow Wow.  I entered the Men’s Fancy Shawl Contest, and my wife and I entered the Rabbit Dance competition. I thought I could compete in the dancing contest, but Chris Eagle Hawk announced after I had gotten done with the first round of the Men’s Fancy Shawl Competition that the music was going 100 miles an hour, but it looked like I was dancing in slow motion.  My wife and I really enjoyed the Pow Wow.  The men’s fancy shawl was really entertaining with some good dancers, and my wife commented that she never laughed so hard when she saw me dancing.  The women’s chicken dance was also very entertaining.  It is my hope that after people hear about the Wazi Paha Festival that we will have increased attendance at the event next year.  I would like to see more staff and faculty at the event next year.  



    Editor’s Note:  

   Guess who didn’t place in the Men’s

   Fancy Shawl competition!  Not

   stepping high enough.


   Photo by Marilyn P.




Service Learning (Gloria Eastman)___(A Service-Learning sponsored event.)  Join us this Friday, September 19, 2008 all day – all evening event.  FALL HAN WACIPI with Songs, Dance, Social Gathering, Food, Speakers, Hand Games.  Location: Cheyenne Creek just outside of Pine Ridge.  Call:  Wilmer @ 867-5245 or Mike @ 454-7604. 


Election Committee (Lenora Hudson)___OLC will hold Board of Trustees and Local Board elections in conjunction with the Oglala Sioux Tribe General Election on Nov. 4, 2008.  There are four BOT positions open in the following districts: Pejuta Haka, East Wakpamni, Pahin Sinte and Lacreek.  There are 14 Local Board positions open in the following districts: Pejuta Haka (1), East Wakpamni (1), Pahin Sinte (1), Lacreek (1), Pine Ridge (2), Oglala (2), Wounded Knee (2), Pass Creek (2), and Eagle Nest (2).  Any registered eligible OST member who meets their district residency requirements may run for a position on the BOT or the Local Board in their district.  Petitions will be available September 15, 2008.  BOT petitions must be picked up and returned to the President’s Office at Piya Wiconi by the person running for office.  Local Board petitions can be picked up from district college centers but they must be turned in to the President’s Office at Piya Wiconi by the person running for office.  Each petition must have AT LEAST twenty-five (25) valid signatures of district residents.  All BOT and Local Board members are subject to alcohol and substance abuse test as per OLC policy (PPM 62-120).  OLC Election Committee members are Lenora Hudson, Chairperson (455-6040), Jonnie Clifford, member (455-6047), Cindy Iron Cloud, member (455-6032), and Diane Winters (455-6022).    <><><>   BOT September meeting dates:  Monday, September 22, 3:00 p.m., Finance @ Piya Wiconi Board Room; NO Program Policy Mtg; Tuesday, September 23, 5:00 p.m. Personnel @ Piya Wiconi  Board Room; Thursday, September 25, 5:00 p.m., BOT @ Piya Wiconi Conference Room.   <><><>   The OLC Election Committee needs you!!  Volunteers are needed to sit at polling sites November 4, 2008.  If you are interested please sign up with Diane in the President’s Office or call 455-6022.   


EAP/Athletic (Mary Tobacco)___The Cross Country Meet with Sinte Gleska on Friday, September 19, 2008 will begin at 11am here at Piya Wiconi.  As per 2008 Cross Country Guidelines any student planning to run Cross Country must run by the second meet-this, which is this Friday  Contact me if you have questions, especially if there are transportation issues.   Thank you.   (Note from Editor:  Volunteers needed!  Show your school spirit!  Mary is looking for volunteers to help out with the Cross Country Meet on Friday from 10:30am-1pm here at Piya Wiconi.  Great job Mary!)   <><><>   OLC Athletics position available:  Men’s Basketball Coach.  This is a contract position and will run from October 2008 to March 2009.  Send or email inquiries to:  Mary Tobacco, Athletic Director, OLC, PO Box 490, Kyle, SD 57752, or, or call 455-6026. 


Personnel (Christina Janis)___Open season to change/add/delete your Optional Benefits begins September 2nd through September 19th, 2008.  In order to make these changes you must complete the appropriate form from Delta Dental, VSP (Vision), or Wellmark for Health Insurance.  You may retrieve these forms from the Personnel Office.  If you have any questions feel free to contact myself or Jolene (455-6087), for more information. 


Humanities & Social Sciences (Tony Fresquez)___Rhetorical Speech Competition from Gary Jones.  All three speeches (Informative, Persuasion, and Oral) will be 5-8 minutes in length.  The district wide rhetorical competition will be held right here on the Pine Ridge Reservation probably in late October or early November.  Students will represent the district where they are Registered (LaCreek, Pejuta Haka, etc.).   To be eligible to participate in the district wide rhetorical competition you must be a student of a tribal college, but you do not have to be a tribal member. You must be taking courses 1/2 time (6 credit hours) and you cannot be working for the college (receiving a paycheck from the college). Also, you must have a GPA of 2.0.  No previous experience is required.  If you are interested in participating in this competition please EMail me as soon as possible of your interest and which college you will be representing. A meeting will be scheduled shortly if there is enough interest. Email me at, Rhetorical Competition Coordinator.   


Business Office (Chris Noordsy)___Note from Maria Albers, Office Mgr.  Looks like these tricky sales people are at it again.  Please pay special attention to these sales calls.  If you receive a phone call asking any of these questions just hang up or transfer the phone call to me.  These companies try to get our printer model numbers and send us outrageous amounts of toner with a nice hefty bill attached to it without a Purchase order.


Woksape Tipi (Michelle May)___ Attached should be a schedule of upcoming events in Woksape Tipi and our various branch libraries throughout the Fall ’08 Semester. We are pleased and proud to have such a wide array of presenters willing to come and speak at our libraries, and would be happy to have any students, staff, and community members attend our events.  Thank you, Sara Parker, Interlibrary Loan/Circulation Desk Clerk, (605) 455-6069,  

David Milroy, an Australian Aborigine, will share his music and culture with us at Woksape Tipi on Friday, September 19, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. If you are interested in scheduling a presentation for your class with Mr. Milroy, please contact Michelle May at 455-6064, or Sara Parker at 455-6069.

Give Me 80 Men by Shannon Smith.  Ms. Smith is a recent addition to the Oglala Lakota Faculty, and a published author. She will give a presentation about the Fetterman Massacre from a woman’s perspective on October 3, 2008 at 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Death of Raymond Yellow Thunder by Steven Magnusson.  Mr. Magnusson will be giving a presentation at Woksape Tipi Library on October 24, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Paul Robertson and Karen Lone Hill, both members of the Oglala Lakota College faculty, will be giving a presentation on American Indian Places in Woksape Tipi Library on November 7, 2008 at 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Education (Art Fisher)___The Education Department has been awarded an Indian Professional Development Grant from the Office of Indian Education, United States Department of Education.  The professional development grant will support 21 teacher candidates in completing their teacher preparation program within 3 years.  The Education Department will be recruiting teacher candidates beginning this semester, fall 2008.  Teacher candidates having acquired their associate of arts degree in education need to obtain an application form from their district college center.  Applications will be accepted until October 20th. 


EAP/Athletic (Mary Tobacco)___OLC Athletics Position Available:  Men’s Basketball Coach.  Send 2026, or email Inquiries to: Mary Tobacco, Athletic Director, OLC, P.O. Box 490, Kyle, SD  57752.  Or call 455-. or   <><><>  The Cross Country Meet with Sinte Gleska on Friday, September 19, 2008 will begin at 11am here at Piya Wiconi.  As per 2008 Cross Country Guidelines any student planning to run Cross Country must run by the second meet-this, which is this Friday  Contact me if you have questions, especially if there are transportation issues.   Thank you.


Business Office (Chris Noordsy)__Announcement from Maria Albers, Office Manager. The end of the fiscal year is fast approaching….  Please make sure that you hand in any outstanding travel expense forms and turn in any receipts that are still due in the office.  Also keep in mind that the semi annual and quarterly activity reports will be due at the end of the month also.  


Applied Science (Marilyn Kockrow)___ Stacey Chatman from Gonzaga University once again has asked me to pass on the Invitation for an Information Weekend 2008.  They offer a Masters of Business Administration in American Indian Entrepreneurship (MBA-AIE).  The Johnson Scholarship Foundation reimburses you for your expenses to go to Gonzaga in Spokane, WA from October 17-20th to find out more information and to take the GRE Exam.  Stacey helps prepare you for the exam so you can pass.   It is mostly an on-line program with on-campus classes in the summer.  Registration deadline is September 19, 2008 for the Information Weekend.   You may contact Stacey for more information at or by calling her direct line at 509-313-4622 or 800-986-9585, ext. 4622.   <><><>   We have one NEW scholarship, the Mac and Eleanor McKinzey Scholarship, which is for ONE female student for tuition and textbooks until the student graduates or up to four years in one of the Trades Programs.  The McKinseys will be here to interview the students sometime after the application closing date of September 26, 2008.  They strongly believe that a woman can be very successful in construction or any of the other three trades areas.  Let’s make this a dream come true for them!   Call Faith Pourier at 455-6080 for the scholarship application.   <><><>   Also available – Johnson Scholarship for Entrepreneurship Programs.  Deadline September 26, 2008.  Students need to be registered in one of the following degree programs at the Registrar’s Office and must have a 2.50 GPA or better.  Degree programs are: Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Accounting, Tribal Management or General Business.  The applicants will be screened for a 2.50 GPA, Full-Time student status, declared degree at Registrar’s Office, letter stating your intention to own or operate a business.  All students must be enrolled in at least ONE course toward the Entrepreneurship Degree.  Call Faith Pourier at 455-6080 for scholarship application. 


Activities Committee (Theresa Lone Hill)___Wopila to everyone that helped make the Return of the Wazi Paha a big success.  Thank you to all the participants in the various activities.  We had a lot of fun and are already planning for 2009.  Competition Categories:  Rabbit Dance – 1st Millie Black Bear & Corbin Conroy, 2nd MJ & Delphina Bull Bear, 3rd Frank & Audrey Makes Room For Them, 4th Kelly & Susie Looking Horse.  Men’s Fancy Shawl – 1st, Adrian Eagle Hawk, 2nd Richard Red Elk, 3rd Catlin Clifford, 4th Raymond Waters.  Women’s Chicken Dance – 1st Wanda Still, 2nd Alaina Clifford, 3rd Tara One Horn, 4th Maxine Broken Nose.  Tipi Raising Competion – 1st Bernard Red Cloud & Team, 2nd LaRae Morgan.  Hand Games: 1st, Cheyenne Creek, 2nd Pass Creek, 3rd Wild Oglalas, 4th Rez Affiliated.   Traditional Foods: Wojapi – 1st Ron Ferguson, 2nd Mona Brewer, 3rd Agnes Gay.  Fried Bread – 1st Mona Brewer, 2nd Agnes Gay, 3rd Maria Albers, 4th Ron Ferguson.  Soup – 1st Mona Brewer, 2nd Ron Ferguson, 3rd Roseanna Hernandez, 4th Ron Ferguson.  Stick Games Double Ball – 1st Team Dogg/Beau White team leader, 2nd Prairie Dog Hustlers/Nick Hernandez, 3rd Maintenance Team/Johnny Ferguson, 4th White River Crossing/Maxine Broken Nose.  Traditional Arts:  Quilts – 1st Donna Turning Hawk, 2nd Carolyn Janis, 3rd Marie Last Horse, 4th Inez Little Whiteman.  Quill Work – 1st Edwin Harris, 2nd Luke Dubray, 3rd Lorie Janis, 4th Edwin Harris.  Bead Work – 1st Amanda Ghost, 2nd Lori Janis, 3rd Fred Menard, 4th Sheila Little Moon.  Produce:  Hot Peppers – 1st Mike Curran, 2nd Maxine Broken Nose.  Bell Peppers – 1st Cetan & Trevesa Ducheneaux, 2nd Mike Curran.  Summer Squash – 2nd Sophia Hatten, 3rd Maxine Broken Nose.  Veggie Basket – 1st Mike Curran, 2nd Loren Little White Man, 3rd Nick Hernandez, 4th Cetan & Trevesa Ducheneaux.  Corn – 1st Tiffany Brave, 2nd Gloria  Pourier, 3rd Mike Curran.  Winter Squash – 1st Hoksila Mesteth, 2nd Loren Little White Man.  Potatoes – 1st Sophia Hatten. 


KOLC Schedule (Tony Brave)

Here is the new schedule for KOLC. There was suppose to be the first section of the little Big Horn ride but had a corrupt file when I loaded it. I will start the series next time. The Cancer training is interesting for all who are experiencing this in their life.

8:00am:            Welcome

8:08am:            Cancer Training

12:15pm:          Kyle Fair 2008

1:53pm:            Mni Wiconi Celebration

3:56pm:            Rosebud Pow Wow, Friday 2008

4:43pm:            Cancer Training

8:51pm:            Rosebud Pow Wow, Friday 2008

9:37pm:            Kyle Fair 2008

11:14pm:          Mni Wiconi Celebration

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Fall 2008 Calendar (October/November)

Native American Day (offices closed, classes meet)                               October 13, 2008

Departmental Advising                                                              Oct. 20-Nov. 28, 20085


From the Family of Veronica Rose Rattler (Pejuta Haka Student)

In loving memory of our “Sweet Heart/Angel” Veronica Rose Rattler.  Born: February 14, 1986, Died: September 17, 2007.  We will be having Veronica’s Memorial on September 17, 2008.  Starting at 11:00 a.m. we will start with a walk from the Pejuta Haka College Center to where Veronica died on Kyle hill; we will unveil a “Buckle Up” sign in Veronica’s memory.  We will then go to St. Stevens Cemetary on North Route to unveil Veronica’s headstone, we will end up at the Catholic Hall to have a feed and give away.  If the Catholic Hall is unavailable we will use the Kyle pow-wow grounds.  I would like to thank everyone who has been so helpful through this very unbelievable tragic accident with Veronica.  When she died we seen our community support, everyone came together to help us and honored her in their special ways.  We give everyone of you a big hug and a warm handshake.  Thank you from Veronica’s family.  Everyone is welcome!!


Miscellaneous Items

Casting Call From the Northern Plains Film Commission.  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, September 8, 2008.  CONTACT: Emily Schweber, Casting Director at  Casting call: THE MIRACLE LIFE OF EDGAR MINT, Venice, CA. Do you know of two young boys that could star in an upcoming motion picture film? Casting Director, Emily Schweber of Edgar Mint Casting, is now searching for newcomers: a 9-12 year-old half Native American boy (Edgar) and a 15-17 year-old Native American boy (Cecil) to play lead roles in a Hollywood feature film to shoot in 2008. The film is based on the novel, The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint.  For Edgar we are seeking a boy who is small for his age, sensitive, intelligent, innocent, but a survivor, with inner strength.  Edgar is an orphan who survives an accident, a coma, and a life of being shuffled from place to place as he seeks out the answers to his past.  Cecil is his 16 year-old friend, who doesn’t say much, but uses his large size and intensity to protect Edgar from the bullies at reform school.  No previous acting experience necessary.  Please email or mail a snapshot or Polaroid with the following information as soon as possible:  NAME and ADDRESS, TELEPHONE NUMBER, HEIGHT and WEIGHT, DATE OF BIRTH, EMAIL photo and information to:  MAIL photo and information to:  Edgar Mint Casting, ATTENTION: Emily, 1021+1/2 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291


2008 Indian Education Summit.  The Summit will be held September 18 & 19 at the Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn and Convention Center.  College credit available.  For information call Jennifer Evans at 605-773-3415. 


SDABBE Conference.  South Dakota Association of Bilingual Bicultural Education Conference to be held October 9-11, 2008 at the Ramkota Inn in Rapid City, SD.  $75.00 registration fee, pre-registration fee $70.00.  Topics include:  Native Language Issues, Lakota Language Bowl, Hand Games, Technology and Culture, Revitalization, Drug & Alcohol Prevention, Community/Parent Involvement, Federal Funding, Parent Training, Self Esteem and Pride, Classroom Management, Cyber Bullying, Bullying.  To pre-register contact Jackie Roth at 605-288-1921 or email  For more info on this Cultural Education Conference you may call: Terri Jo Gibbons or Maurice Twiss @ 605-288-1921 or email at or Dottie LeBeau at 605-856-4869 ext. 230 email 


Tribal College Journal.  What’s your story?  Send your entries for the 2009 edition of Tribal College Student!  Send us your best work for next year’s student edition!  Poems, short stories, personal narratives.  Deadline: February 6, 2009.  Send entries to:

Questions: Visit  Or call: 1-888-899-6693.  Specifications:  Entries must be no longer than 1,000 words.  Provide two paragraphs of biographical information. Entrants must be enrolled in a tribal college but do not have to be an American Indian to participate.  Entries in Native languages especially encouraged; submit English translation as well.   Tribal College Student, P.O. Box 720, Mancos, CO 81328, phone 970-533-9170. 


Paul Ambrose Scholars Program.  My former coworker Dr. Paul Ambrose died on Flight 77. ATPM set up a scholars program in his honor. You should forward this link to your Native Alaskan health professional students. It would be a good opportunity for some student at SCF.  The Paul Ambrose Scholars Program introduces health professions students to influential public health professionals and prepares them to be leaders in addressing public health challenges. 


This unique experience provides scholarships for 40 students to attend a three-day leadership symposium and conduct a funded community-based health education project. Students will:

Be provided with tools to practice the knowledge and skills learned at the symposium through a faculty-mentored project conducted at their community or institution.   Gain a deeper understanding of the complexities and varying perspectives of public health. They will learn methods to effect change in their own community in the areas of: health policy, health literacy, project planning, and health care finance and delivery.   Eligibility:  Students must have five years of post-secondary education and be actively involved in one of the following areas of study:  Allopathic Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Graduate Physician Assistant, Graduate Nursing, Pharmacy (3rd-4th year), Dentistry.  Contact:  Irene Liu, MPH, Public Liaison Officer, Office of Communications and Public Liaison, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, NIH, 31 Center Drive, Suite 2B11, Bethesda, MD 20892-2182, phone 301-402-6525, fax 301-402-4741,