Wicah’pi Cikala

(Little Star)



OLC Weekly Bulletin                                                                                       March 23-27, 2009


President’s Office (Thomas Shortbull)___Good luck and thank you to students and staff who are participating in the annual AIHEC competitions.  We’re proud to have you representing OLC. 


Humanities/Soc. Science (Tony Fresquez)___Kim Bettelyoun and myself wish to thank Service Learning and the administration for their support in financing our 2008 Speech Festival.It was a great success. Speech students from five OLC speech classes attended the event along with students from Little Wound School. Eleven students presented speeches on topics concerning Laktota culture, Lakota language, and the advantages of attending Oglala Lakota College.  First Place went to Doris Respects Nothing; Second Place went to Megan Yellow Boy; and Third Place went to Jacque Jacobs.  Luke DuBray, John May, Robin White, Cassandra Palmier, Linay Johnston, Allison Weston, Amber Littleton, and Angelina Hill-White Dress received honorable mention  - Gary Jones


EAP/Athletics (Mary Tobacco)___ ARCHERY Announcements:  Team: Arlo Iron Cloud, Preston Tuttle,   Patrick White Cow Killer, Randy Kaline, Joni Tobacco, Lawrence Young Bear, Alternate:  Elaine Yellow Horse.   Coach:  Marcell Bull Bear.  Archery Schedule:  Rosebud Shoot  Friday, March 27, 2009.  Departure:  9am from Piya Wiconi.  Return:  5pm to Piya Wiconi.  Tentative AIHEC Archery Schedule:  Missoula, Montana.  Departure:  9am from Piya Wiconi, March 29, 2009.  Competition:  March 30-31, 2009.  Return:  April 1, 2009.

VOLLEYBALL Announcements:  Men’s Team: Richard Red Elk, Jeff White Bear Claws, John Hollow Horn, Wind White Woman.  Women’s Team:  Jolene Around Him, Thomiscena Fast Wolf, Tonia White Bear Claws, Tamera White Butterfly, Frances Villareal, Patricia Villareal.  Alternate: Cameron Lafferty  Tentative AIHEC Volleyball Schedule:  Missoula, Montana.  Departure:  9am from Piya Wiconi, March 30, 2009.  Competition:  March 31, 2009.  Return:  April 1, 2009.  Please call or email if you have any questions: Mary Tobacco,  (605) 455-6026, Fax:  (605) 455-2787.  Hokahey BRAVEHEARTS!


Education (Art Fisher)___E-Portfolio Building Teacher and Education Administration Candidates:    As you are aware the teacher preparation program has a requirement that you complete an electronic portfolio during your plan of study.  This requirement is for early childhood, elementary and secondary teacher candidates.  To assist you with meeting these requirements you are invited to a free seminar titled “Electronic Portfolio Building”.  This seminar will be a four day event spread throughout the month of April 2009 and ending during the first part of May.   The first sessions will be held April 4th and 5th from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Pejuta Haka College Center.  At this session we will cover the basics of the e-portfolio, ending the day with a work session.  The second day, April 5th beginning at 9:00 am and ending at 4:00 pm.  On the 5th we have selected educational leaders for a panel discussion dealing with teacher preparation issues as related to the e-portfolio.  We will end the day with the e-portfolio/program standards and selecting appropriate artifacts to be presented in your e-folio.  Session three will be held at Pejuta Haka College Center on April 18th, from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.  The agenda will include work stations where you will be scanning, creating digital photos, creating digital videos, and learn how to set your products as artifacts within your e-portfolio.  We will end the day previewing your e-portfolio and preparing for a Job Fair held on May 2nd.  At the Job Fair, you will showcase your e-portfolio to interested articipants.  School administrators, principals and teachers have been invited to the Job Fair.  This is a great way of showing off your e-portfolio as well as your skills as a professional teacher. Applications can be obtained at your district college centers or at Piya Wiconi Education Department office.  Applications must be sent to the Education Department no later than April 2nd.  The first 40 applicants will receive a free USB Flash Drive.   


Math & Science (Jason Tinant)___ Congratulations to Devon Wilford, Don Belile, Al Eastman, and Charles Jason Tinant.  Three abstracts from OLC were accepted to the 2009 WESTERN SOUTH

DAKOTA HYDROLOGY CONFERENCE on Thursday, April 23, 2009 Alpine/Ponderosa Rooms and Rushmore G Room at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.   The research projects were the Cottonwoods Project and the Harding County Uranium Mine project.

11:50 a.m. to ­ 12:10 p.m.:  Classifying catchments into broader physiographic regions: ³A GIS Approach² ­ D.L. Belile, C.J. Tinant, and J. Sanovia, Oglala Lakota College.

4:30 to­ 4:50 p.m.:  Surface water and sediment investigation concerning abandoned uranium mines within the Slim Buttes region, Harding County, South Dakota ­ James Stone, H. Albertus-Benham, Larry Stetler, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Albrecht Schwalm, and Al Eastman.

4:30 to­ 4:50 p.m.:  Fluvial morphology and riparian communities ­ Devon Wilford and Charles Tinant, Oglala Lakota College.



Knowledge Bowl (Glorianna Under Baggage)___The Knowledge Bowl is made up of 4 great OLC students that have been working hard, spending Sunday for our KB meetings.They are: John Little Finger from Oglala CC; Charles Reddy from PRCC; Krista Blacksmith from Oglala CC and our own State Representative, Kevin Killer of PRCC.  Each have a specific list of books to study, and to be familiar with the outlines and notes each student has made from the other books.  A total of 9 books, and 2 films. One book we just got last week. So our students are working on getting the material read and understood. We have students with commitment and pride to be part of the AIHEC team representing OLC.  Carolyn New Holy has been helping out with my coaching duties and I want to thank her.  She has been encouraging to the students and willing to spend the week-end with me as we do the coaching and strategy. So I wish all of our teams and coaches the very best as they continue to prepare their students. I hope we have good weather, safe travel and coming back with winners from AIHEC. There already winners in my eyes.


Poster & Oral Competition (Jason Tinant and Hannan LaGarry)__Rich White and Helene Gaddie will be representing OLC at AIHEC’s Poster and Oral Competitions.  Rich White will be giving results of the Uranium work at Slim Buttes.  His mentors on the project are Al Schwalm and Al Eastman.  Helene Gaddie will be giving results on cottonwoods population in Medicine Root watershed.  Her mentor is Jason Tinant.  The AIHEC Poster and Oral coach is Misty Brave.


Tribal College National Basketball Championships (Juan Perez, Salish Kootenai)___The AIHEC Tribal College National Basketball Championships which will be held at the Joe McDonald Health and Athletic Center on the Campus of Salish Kootenai College.  The pool play will be Thursday and Friday. After this all teams will be seeded into a single elimination bracket that will begin Saturday with Championship on Sunday. The final brackets are being developed right now and will be e-mailed out with game times and what pool and seed # goes where.  List of teams that are participating and where they are from:

Men’s Teams:  (1) Salish Kootenai College, Pablo, MT, (2) Ft Peck Community College, Ft Peck, MT, (3) Chief Dull Knife College, Lame Deer, MT, (4) Oglala Lakota College, Pine Ridge, SD,  (5)   Ft Belknap College, Harlem, MT,  (6) Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, NM, (7) Stone Child College, Box Elder, MT, (8) Ft Berthold College, New Town, ND,  (9) Blackfeet Community College, Browning, MT, (10) Sinte Gleska College, Rosebud, SD, (11) Northwest Indian College,    Bellingham, WA, (12) Turtle Mountain Community College, Belcourt, ND.

Women’s Teams:  (1) Salish Kootenai College, Pablo, MT, (2) Ft Peck Community College, Ft Peck, MT, (3) Chief Dull Knife College, Lame Deer, MT, (4) Oglala Lakota College, Pine Ridge, SD, (5)   Stone Child College, Box Elder, MT, (6) Ft Berthold College, New Town, ND, (7) Blackfeet Community College, Browning, MT, (8) Northwest Indian College, Bellingham, WA, (9) Turtle Mountain Community College, Belcourt, ND.   For more info please feel free to contact me:  Juan R. Perez, Director of Student Life and Athletics Coordinator, Salish Kootenai College, PO Box 70, Pablo, MT 59855, 406-275-4978, Cell 406-249-7525.


KOLC TV Schedule (Tony Brave)

8:00am:            Welcome

8:08am:            Braveheart Staff Tournament

8:55am:            OLC Language Contest

11:09am:          Bigfoot Girls B-Championship

12:03pm:          Bigfoot Girls A-Championship

1:20pm:            Casino Boxing Qualifying

3:22pm:            Braveheart Staff Tournament

4:08pm:            OLC Language Contest

6:22pm:            Bigfoot Girls B-Championship

7:16pm:            Bigfoot Girls A-Championship

8:33pm:            OST Transit Opening

9:18pm:            Casino Boxing Qualifying

11:20pm:          Helen Vocu Memorial Rodeo


Spring 2009 Calendar (Mar./Apr.)

Spring Break (no classes)                                             March 30-April 3

AIHEC 2009 (Missoula, MT)                                       March 30-April 3

Easter Holiday (Good Friday)                                       April 10

General Construction Spring Session Ends                    April 17

Registration/General Construction/Summer                    April 20-24

General Construction Summer Session Begins   April 27


Miscellaneous Items

By Presidential Proclamation, March is National Women's History Month, where the people of the United States are called to observe this month with ceremonies, activities, and programs that honor the history, accomplishments, and contributions of American women. Take this month as an opportunity to use service-learning as a way for students to learn about and commemorate the contributions of girls and women to our national history and local communities.  Learn more at the governmental portal to Women's History Month http://womenshistorymonth.gov/.  You can read the Presidential Proclamation of Women's History Month, 2009, here: www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Womens-History-Month-009/<http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Womens-History-Month-2009/>


Little Wound High School Career Day.  Little Wound High School invites you to our Career Day April 15, 2009 at the LWS high school gym at 10:00 a.m.  For more information call 605-455-6166 @ LWS or 605-455-2685 @ Pine Ridge Area Chamber. 


PBS mini series on Native American History.  Episode 2 Tecumseh's Vision (PBS PREMIERE ON APRIL 20, 2009 In the course of his brief and meteoric career, Tecumseh would become one of the greatest Native American leaders of all time, orchestrating the most ambitious pan-Indian resistance movement ever mounted on the North American continent.   Episode 3 Trail of Tears (PBS PREMIERE ON APRIL 27, 2009) Though the Cherokee embraced “civilization” and won recognition of tribal sovereignty in the U.S. Supreme Court, their resistance to removal from their homeland failed. Thousands were forced on a perilous march to Oklahoma.  Episode 4 Geronimo (PBS PREMIERE ON MAY 4, 2009)  As the leader of the last Native American fighting force to capitulate to the U.S. government, Geronimo was seen by some as the perpetrator of unspeakable savage cruelties, while to others he was the embodiment of proud resistance.  Episode 5 Wounded Knee (PBS PREMIERE ON MAY 11, 2009) In 1973, American Indian Movement activists and residents of the Pine Ridge Reservation occupied the town of Wounded Knee, demanding redress for grievances. As a result of the siege, Indians across the country forged a new path into the future.
PBS Television Series -- At the heart of the project is a five-part television series that shows how Native peoples valiantly resisted expulsion from their lands and fought the extinction of their culture -- from the Wampanoags of New England in the 1600s who used their alliance with the English to weaken rival tribes, to the bold new leaders of the 1970s who harnessed the momentum of the civil rights movement to forge a pan-Indian identity. We Shall Remain represents an unprecedented collaboration between Native and non-Native filmmakers and involves Native advisors and scholars at all levels of the project.
Web & New Media -- An in-depth Web site will serve the general public, educators, and students, offering educational resources and several hours of streaming video. Part of PBS Online, one of the leading dot-org sites on the Internet, the
We Shall Remain site will feature Web-exclusive videos exploring contemporary topics such as language revitalization efforts, Native enterprise and tribal sovereignty. The site will also host behind-the-scenes production stories, streaming of the ReelNative films, and information about upcoming events across the nation.
ReelNative -- This unique project offers Native Americans a venue to share their stories with a national audience. At workshops in Arizona, Massachusetts, and Oklahoma, participants ranging in age from fourteen to fifty-five were taught to produce short films. Quirky, touching, funny, and profound, the films reveal the diversity of the contemporary Native experience and testify to the resilience of Native people and culture.
Community Engagement Campaign -- A nationwide community outreach campaign is engaging Native communities and organizations, Native radio, public television stations, universities, museums, schools, and libraries. The events, activities, and dialogue that come out of these relationships will extend
We Shall remains crucial message to invite audiences to tune in to the broadcast.
Educator Resources -- The
We Shall Remain Web site will launch an extensive Teacher's Guide <https://www.email.arizona.edu/horde/services/go.php?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.email.arizona.edu%2Fhorde%2Fservices%2Fgo.php%3Furl%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.pbs.org%252Fwgbh%252Famex%252Fweshallremain%252Fbeyond_broadcast%252Fteach_and_learn> for social studies educators. The guide will incorporate video segments from the five documentaries into social studies resources, offering both viewing and comprehension aids and classroom activities. This resource will inspire and support teachers to integrate Native history and issues into their curricula and encourage them to present Native history as an integral part of American history.
National Library Initiative -- WGBH is working closely with the American Library Association (ALA) and its 2007-2008 President Loriene Roy (White Earth Anishinabe) to build awareness of the series among librarians, Native organizations, scholars, and writers. Ms. Roy is also collaborating with WGBH to develop innovative ideas for how to use
We Shall Remain materials to serve the unique needs of local communities and tribal libraries. A library event kit developed specifically for public, college, school, and tribal libraries will be distributed to 17,000 public libraries, as well as to all tribal libraries. The kit offers programming ideas and resources to help libraries organize and deliver engaging events related to We Shall Remain. Features include storytelling days, Native literature reading circles, cross-cultural art projects for youth, discussion forums, guidelines for evaluating media about Native peoples, and an extensive bibliography of book, film, and Internet resources.
Shelly Vendiola, Consultant/Mediato, Phone:  360-293-7197, Website:  www.capp.web.officelive.com <http://www.capp.web.officelive.com/>

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