Wicah’pi Cikala

(Little Star)


OLC Weekly Bulletin                                                                                       April 20-24, 2009


Wopila Administrative Professionals!


President’s Office (Thomas Shortbull)___Wednesday, April 22, 2009 is Administrative Professionals Day and I want to say “thank you” to all of you who support us in our roles as President, Vice President, department chairs, managers, coordinators, etc.  You make our jobs less stressful and more enjoyable.  <><><>  BOT Meetings:  Monday, April 27th, Finance Committee @ 3:30 p.m. and Program Policy Committee @ 4: 30 p.m. at the PRCC; Tuesday, April 28th, Personnel Committee @ 5:00 p.m. at Piya Wiconi; Thursday, April 30th, BOT Meeting at Piya Wiconi. 


Student Support Services (Milton Fineran)___Morgan Brings White from He Sapa was the lucky winner for the Nikon Cool-Pix camera raffle.  We appreciate all the ticket buyers that supported the SSS program.   


Service Learning (Gloria Eastman)___SERVICE LEARNING PROJECTS  (without funding) Who:  Little Wound Middle School and OLC Bravehearts, Mary Tobacco and Billy Carillo.  Title:  Ethics & Conduct of Athletes.  When:  April 21, 2009.  26 players from LWMS and 4-6 players from OLC will get together beginning on April 21 to share thoughts about what it takes to be a good player and what that entails. Mary Tobacco is taking some Bravehearts to go and share their recent experience at AIHEC with our LWMS players.  Billy Carrillo, Athletic Director at LWMS is looking forward to his players being give the valuable time and attention from our OLC Bravehearts. The Bravehearts showing what it really takes to be a winner. Thanks Bravehearts.  They will be meeting from 9:30 to 11:30 am on Tuesday, April 21 for a “locker-room session” to talk about what really matters to an athlete.  LWMS is providing the refreshments for that morning session. Principal Betty Robertson-LWMS is excited about all of the quality time the Service Learning projects have provided their students during this school year.  <><><>  Friday, April 24, 2009, ANNUAL SPRING HANWACIPI NIGHT DANCE at Wilmer Mesteth’s Residence Cheyenne Creek.  The Hanwacipi is a warrior society custom, where older members of the society would put on a dance for the younger members to socialize and get together.  This continues that tradition so everyone is welcome to come and have fun.  Agenda: 1:00 p.m. Open discussion on the Little Big Horn Ridge.  2:00 p.m. Tipi demonstration and protocol.  3:30 p.m. Organic gardening workshop.  5:00 p.m. Supper Break.  6:30 p.m. Handgame demonstration.  7:30 p.m. Social dancing will start with opening songs. Dancing will continue till past midnight.  11:00 p.m. Gandgame tournament, $50 entry fee, 3-5 players per team.  Funded in part by the OLC Service Learning Initiative.  Directions: Go 2 miles no. of Pine Ridge on hwy 18 then turn right onto Cheyenne Creek Rd, to east ½ miles.  Contact: 605-867-5245.  Drug and alcohol free event, not responsible for accidents, thefts and or injuries.  <><><>  More is yet to come with our Math Academy scheduled from July 27-Aug 7, 2009. A sneak preview will be coming soon.


Math & Science (Drs. Tinant & LaGarry)___OLC’s Math and Science Department is proudly announcing our K-12 8th Annual Reservation-Wide Science Fair. It will be held in the Math and Science Building April 21-24. Please help us with the judging of projects. Judging will be held on Tuesday - April 22, 2009 from 10-4. Lunch and snacks will be provided.  <><><>   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: “A GIS Approach,” ­ 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.


Applied Science (Marilyn Kockrow)___We would like all Construction Students to call 455-6080 or 455-6076 if they are interested in enrolling in the summer semester.  We will ONLY be offering On-Site Construction Courses and Elec 222 Electrical Maintenance for the summer session.  All students enrolling for summer will be required to register for CAR 114, CAR 124 & CAR 214 (all three on-site courses to equal 12 credit hours).  We will be taking a total of 21 students.  Current students will have priority, but we will accept past students and our construction graduates.  Students who enroll MUST have had the following two courses:  Trds 103 Occupational Safety,  and TMath 123 Construction Trade Math  OR take the final exam for both courses AND score a passing grade in both. Registration week for the summer session is:  April 8, 2009 through April 27, 2009.  Classes WILL begin on April 27, 2009If interested call or come to the Applied Science Department at Piya Wiconi to get registered.   <><><>  Oyate Oral History Project (Kathy Aplan). Oglala Lakota College’s TV Production Program will have a student’s oral history video project precede the Premier of the “Wounded Knee” segment of the “We Shall Remain Series” at the Elks Theater on May 2nd at 7pm.  The TV Production students joined with South Dakota Public Radio in The Oyate Oral History Project as a coalition partner with the “We Shall Remain” series in an effort to preserve and share the stories of Native culture and traditions by recording oral histories of Lakota and other elders.  Last fall during the Black Hills Pow Wow OLC’s TV Production students and SDPR personnel recorded a variety of elders and then through class projects students also recorded elders, many of them family members, here on the Pine Ridge Reservation.  Some of these oral histories will be presented on South Dakota Public Radio starting on April 10th and student videos will be featured on a SDPR website starting this month as well.  Everyone is welcome to attend the May 2nd event, admission is free and we would love to have your support.


Education (Art Fisher)___Change in dates:  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 in April and May, 2009.   The first sessions will be held April 25th and 26th 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 26th beginning at 9:00 am and ending at 4:00 pm.  On the 26th 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 May 9th, 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 23rd.  At the Job Fair, you will showcase your e-portfolio to interested participants.  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 24th.  The first 40 applicants will receive a free USB Flash Drive.   


KOLC TV Schedule (Tony Brave)

8:07am:            Helping sustain the gift of life

8:23am:            Wojapi Episode 1

8:27am:            Math 103 2.2 and 2.3

10:13am:          LNI Lower Brule Crow creek

10:54am:          Casino Boxing championship

2:04pm:            Sharing the gift of life

2:34pm:            Districts, girls Pine Ridge Bennett Co

3:53pm:            Helping sustain the fift of life

2:53pm:            Helping sustain the gift

4:09pm:            Wojapi Episode 1

4:13pm:            Math 103 2.2 and 2.3

5:59pm:            LNI Boys Lower Brule vs Crow Creek

6:40pm:            Casino Boxing Championship

9:50pm:            Sharing the Gift of Life

10:19pm:          District Girls Pine Ridge vs Bennett Co.


Spring 2009 Calendar (April/May/June)

Registration/General Construction/Summer                    April 20-24

General Construction Summer Session Begins   April 27

Regular Classes End                                                     May 15

Faculty’s Last Day                                                        May 20

Make-up Period                                                           May 18-22

Grades Due                                                                  May 22

Memorial Day (Offices Closed)                                    May 25

Last Day for Chairs                                                      June 5

Graduation/Powwow                                                    June 19-21

Last Day for Support Staff                                            June 19


Miscellaneous Items


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.
Educational 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/>


South Dakota Indian Business Conference.  The South Dakota Indian Business Alliance will be hosting its second conference in Rapid City, South Dakota, on May 5 and 6, 2009 at the Ramkota Best Western Hotel and Conference Center.  The South Dakota Indian Business Conference (SDIBC) 2009 will build on the work begun at the 2007 SDIBC in support of private business development and entrepreneurship as a vital component of economically stable communities in tough economic times.  Throughout the two day conference, national and local experts, South Dakota tribal leaders, and business owners discuss Indian business success stories, challenges and how to overcome them, support systems, and policies needed to stimulate and sustain private business development and entrepreneurship on Indian reservations.  The conference will emphasize partnerships that make economic sense for everyone interested in development in Indian Country.  The Conference presents many unique opportunities for attendees, including the chance to hear directly from the South Dakota Tribal Chairpersons regarding accomplishments and plans supportive of private business development on each of their reservations. Finally, the Conference is packed with sessions designed to offer insight to the explosion of private business opportunities in Indian Country.  All attendees will be invited at the conclusion of the Conference to join the future efforts of the South Dakota Indian Business Alliance moving forward.  The Registration Fee is $100.00 on or before April 20th, 2009 and $125.00 after April 20th.  You can register online at www.SDIBC.net or contact Karlene Janis at (605) 455-2187 or kjanis@lakotaexpress.com for all registrations or registration inquiries.  You may also view the conference agenda online at this same website address.  If you are interested in having a booth at the Conference, Booth Registration is $150.00 and you must contact Kim Tilsen-Brave Heart for booth registration at (605) 791-0848 or kim@rci-usa.org.  To register for a room at the host hotel, please contact the Ramkota Best Western at (605) 343-8550.  For More Information:  Kim Tilsen-Brave Heart, (605) 791-0848, or Stacey LaCompte, (605) 223-9099. 


2009 Healthcare Careers Camp.  June 21-26, 2009.  Come to the University of South Dakota campus in Vermillion, SD for a week this summer!  A fun, week-long camp that allows high school students an opportunity to explore a variety of healthcare areas via field trips, hands-on learning experiences, and interaction with professionals in the field.  Students entering 10th, 11th, 12th grades are eligible.  $50.  http://ww.usd.edu/med/health/camp.cfm.  Deadline Extended to April 30, 2009.  For more information email or call:  Joane Tomhave, Project Coordinator, Inmed Satellite Office, Lee Medicine Rm 213, 414 E. Clark St., Vermillion, SD 57069, T 605-677-5167, F 605-677-6381, jolane.tomhave@usd.edu.