Wicah’pi Cikala

(Little Star)


OLC Weekly Bulletin                                                                                       August 3-7, 2009


Welcome Back!!


President’s Office (Thomas Shortbull)___There will be a Welcome Back All Staff meeting and employee training on Friday, August 7, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. at the Piya Wiconi Conference Room. To welcome you all back, the President’s Office will provide the noon meal. You are all welcome to bring your favorite side dish or salad of your choice.

9:00 a.m. Welcome Back                      President Shortbull                              Piya Wiconi Conference Room

9:30 a.m. Reasonable Suspicion         Tera Sewell or Stacey Sanders           Piya Wiconi Conference Room

                                Training Occupational

                                Health Network, Rapid City

10:30 a.m.               Communication                    Cecelia Fire Thunder                           Piya Wiconi Conference Room

11:30 a.m.               Personnel Policy                  Chris Janis                                             Piya Wiconi Conference Room

1:00 p.m. Faculty Meeting                   Gerald Giraud                                        Head Start Conference Room

There will be no committee meetings this month.  There will be a sign up sheet for the committees. 

<><><>  BOT Meetings.  August 24th – Finance @ 3:30 p.m. and Program Policy @ 4:30 p.m. at PRCC.  August 25th   Personnel @ 5:00 p.m. at Piya Wiconi.  August 27th – BOT @ 5:00 p.m. at Piya Wiconi.


Pahin Sinte (Janice Richards)___Welcome Back to another exciting year at Oglala Lakota College and I’m very honored to be working with each of you.  You are cordially invited to Vincent Fire Thunder’s birthday dinner. Sunday, August 9, 2009 beginning at 2:00 pm.  It will be at the Hot Springs Manor House on the 2nd floor. The Manor House is attached to the hospital just take a left at the four-way on main street go pass the bridge and turn right as you come up the hill.  Last Year Vincent was really excited and talked about his birthday surprise for many months.  The soup, wojapi, and paper ware will be taken care of so bring your favorite dish. Any questions call me at 867-5404.


Activities (Theresa Lone Hill)___Wazi Paha Festival: Bring Your Best for Show & Tell.  August 22, 2009.  A festival celebrating traditional and contemporary Lakota lifeways.  One day traditional powwow.   Intertribal/Social Dancing.  Competitons: Indigenous Games, Archery, Cookoff (wojapi, fried bread, soup), crafts (quilts, bead & quill work), Produce.  Special Contests: Rabbit Dance, Boy’s/Men’s Fancy Shawl, Women’s Chicken.  Concessions and Vendor space free.  Evening meal at 5:00 p.m.  For more information call Theresa Lone Hill @ 455-6085, Leslie Rae Henry @ 455-6084 or Julia Goings @ 455-6121.  <><><> I would like to have a meeting on the Wazipaha Festival on August 7th 10:00  to make sure everything is in place. I would like to thank everyone in advance for all the help you will be giving.


Development (Marilyn Pourier)___Pilamaya (Thank you) to Glorianna Underbaggage-Cordova, Vernona Kills Right, Vina White Hawk and Willene Kills Enemy for joining me on KILI to report on some pretty exciting projects.  I want to briefly share these projects with you.  Math Academy 2009:  Two week math adventure from July 27 – Aug. 7, 2009.  An opportunity for any person to explore math in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere from Middle School, High School, GED, College & community members seeking to explore math.  For more info call Glorianna at 455-6072 or Tom Raymond at 455-6044.  Awaniciglakapi (Taking care of self and families.):  This is a health alert and response project.  Put simply it is people helping each other before the emergency is present.  Volunteers in the community are given first aide training to be 1st responders and they are available for emergencies that may not require an ambulance or EMT or if and when an ambulance is needed but is not able to respond immediately.  The Manderson community has 12 1st Responders.  For more info call Vina at 867-5352.  Peacemaking Court:  Parties to a dispute can request the Peacemaking Forum through self-referral; parties can select a peacemaker from a list of individuals trained in the Peacemaking Process; a Lakota value based forum; the process will create peace and harmony within the tiwahe, tiospaye and the wicoti.  For more information call Vernona Kills Right at 867-5044 or Rae Ann Red Owl (Kyle Court), 455-2316.  Social Media:  Diversify your education with technology tools. A well informed community can have the freedom to make informed choices in order to improve needed services; have accurate and timely news to the community; be part of the decision making; address health and safety concerns; identify needs before they are issues.  For more information call Glorianna at 455-6072.  You can also call Glorianna Underbaggage-Cordova for information on any of the above projects.  <><><>  Please contact me at 455-6045 to make an appointment to join me on KILI on Tuesday from 4-5 p.m. to present your programs, classes, projects, whatever.  The Woonspe Ocanku (Pathway to Education) radio show of OLC runs throughout the year. 


Humanities (Tony Fresquez)___News from Martin Red Bear.  The Sioux Museum will host an Oglala Lakota College Student Art Show in the spring of 2010. Any present and past OLC students may submit at least two of any media.  The student can contact me via email, mredbear@olc.edu or call me at 605-341-9734.   The museum director Paulette Montileaux and myself will determine size etc. of the art pieces.  This is not a contest show but students may have their work for sale, or not.  I will be getting out more information as time goes on.  This announcement will be updated and posted at intervals next semester. 


KOLC TV (Tony Brave) Contact me with any ideas on videotaping for KOLC @ tbrave@olc.edu.

  8:08am            AIHEC Student Awards

  8:54am            Baccalaureate Ceremony

  9:44am            Lakota Archery

10:21am            Community Dev’t Financial Institutions (CDFI) Awards

10:43am            Shawn Herod BB Def Jam vs Wolfpack

11:30am            Kiyaksa Pow Wow Part 3

  2:17pm            Fire Prevention

  2:37pm            Lakota Mythology pt1

  5:17pm            AIHEC Student Awards

  6:01pm            Baccalaureate Ceremony

  6:52pm            Lakota Archery

  7:29pm            CDFI Awards

  7:38pm            Shawn Herod BB Def Jam vs Wolfpack

  8:39pm            Wilmer Mesteth Mythology pt2

10:02pm            Kiyaksa Pow Wow part 3


Book Distribution Schedule for Fall 2009 (Myreen Iron Cloud):

            Thursday, August 13                  He Sapa @ Rapid City              9:30-4:00

            Friday, August 14                      He Sapa                                   9:30-4:00

            Monday, August 17                   He Sapa                                   9:30-3:00

            Tuesday, August 18                   Eagle Nest @ Wanblee             9:30-2:00

                                                            Lacreek @ Martin                     9:30-2:00

            Wednesday, August 19              orcupine                                    9:00-11:00

                                                            Wounded Knee @ Manderson   12:30-3:30

                                                            Pass Creek @ Allen                  9:00-11:00

                                                            Batesland                                  12:00-3:00

            Thursday, August 20                  Pine Ridge                                9:30-4:00

            Friday, August 21                      Pine Ridge                                9:30-3:00

                                                            Oglala                                       9:30-1:00

            Sunday, August 23                     Cheyenne River                                    3:00-6:00

            Monday, August 24                   Cheyenne River                                    9:00-3:00

If you have any questions please contact the bookstore at 455-6075.  Thank you.


Fall 2009 Calendar (August)

Faculty Return                                                  August 6

Registration                                                       August 10-14

Course Cancellation Meeting                              August 18

Add or Drop                                                     August 17-28

Graduate Studies Orientation                              August 19 (PW), 20 (EB), 21 (RC)

Classes Begin                                                             August 24

Sunday Classes Begin                                        August 30

Last Week to Drop 100%                                  August 31-Sept. 4



Oglala Sioux Parks & Recreation Authority (OSPRA).  OSPRA is an independently elected nonprofit Tribally chartered organization charged with the responsibility of promoting, conserving, preserving, protecting and managing the Oglala Sioux Tribe’s natural and cultural resources.  Since 1976, there has been a Memorandum of Agreement between the National Park Service (NPS) and Oglala Sioux Tribe.  OSPRA is OST’s implementing agency and counterpart to NPS’s Badlands National Park Service.   The meetings listed below concern the Crazy Horse National Scenic Byway.  The 215-mile Byway will begin at the eastern gages of Interstate 90 at Kadoka (Exit 150) and Cactus Flats (Exit 131) and will continue through Badlands, Pine Ridge Reservation and Black Hills, terminating at Crazy Horse Memorial Mountain.  The Byway will become the most culturally and naturally relevant interpretive byway in South Dakota.   Discussion with the local district governments of the Pine Ridge Reservation will continue through the summer and fall of 2009.  At the completion of this process, OSPRA will nominate byways within the Reservation boundaries to be designated as Tribal Scenic Byways. 

Wanblee at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, August 5th at the CAP office;  Medicine Root at 2:00 pm on Friday, August 7th at the CAP office;  Porcupine at 2:00 pm on Monday, August 10th at the CAP office;  Wounded Knee at 2:00 pm on Monday, August 13th at the District  office.  Monica Terkeldson is still working on White Clay, probably on the 11th at Red Shirt. His info will be broadcasted on KILI and posters distributed on the respective meetings throughout the Reservation.  Light snack food, soft drinks and water will be available at each meeting.  OSPRA looks forward to the meetings in Wanblee, Kyle, Porcupine and Wounded Knee, and subsequently in White Clay. Contacts: Birgil Kills Straight, Exec. Director, OSPRA 605-455-2584 or bkillsstraight@yahoo.com; Chuck Jacobs, Scenic Byway Coordinator, 454-5859, wcjacobs@gwtc.net; Tom Katus, Consultant, Scenic Byway, OSPA, 391-7588, tkatus@rushmore.com. 


American Indian Report.  Check out this website for some interesting info.  Reports on Bills in Congress and the latest action on each. The is a website of a Falmouth Institution Publication – the American Indian Report.  http://www.americanindianreport.com/congress/chart2.php


UNMC/UND Master of Public Health Program.  The MPH program has been educating student s since January 2002, and was accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health in May of 2004.  The program serves students who represent a variety of educational backgrounds and undergraduate degrees, so no previous medical education is necessary.   The MPH concentration in community health education provides the health education skills and knowledge to prepare students for careers in public health.  This area of study is designed to meet the needs of those individuals who currently work in public health as well as those who wish to embark on a career in public health.  The concentration provides the tools needed to conduct a needs assessment; apply principles of community planning and organizing/ design, implement and evaluate health education programs; organize and facilitate groups, coalitions and partnerships.  For more information on Plan of Study: Core Courses, Concentration Courses, Electives, Research Method & Culminating Project and Admission Requirements visit the MPH program website at http://www.unmc.edu/mph.  You may also contact Jessica B. Tschirren, MPA, Coordinator of Public Health Education, UNMC/UNO Master of Public Health Program, 210 s. 49th St., Omaha, NE 68132, 402-561-7586. 


Washington, D.C. – Here are two new funding opportunities for Native American tribes and organizations:   <> <>  $600,000 Available To Promote Healthy Practices Among Children -- (Deadline: July 25) Native American Tribes are eligible to apply for up the 12 awards ranging from $25,000 to $75,000.  The purpose of the program is to promote healthy practices for American Indian/Alaskan Natives that have school-age children in a community setting.   <><>  $10 Million Available For Housing Preservation Program- - (Deadline: July 10, 2009) The Rural Housing Service wants competitive applications under its Housing Preservation Grant program. The  grants provides funds to organizations that help assist very low-and low-income homeowners in repairing and rehabilitating their homes in rural areas. The term of the grant can vary from 1 to 2 years, depending on available funds and demand. For FY09 more than $10 million is available. Federally recognized Indian tribes are eligible.  <><><>  For access to more funding opportunities like these click on or cut and paste the following link into your Web browser for free access to Native American Report, an online news services published by CD Publications that covers Native American issues including health care, education and its funding: http://trycdpubs.com.  When you reach our site, simply scroll down the page and check off Native American Report or any of our other publications.  Questions? Call us toll-free at 1-800-666-6380 or email subscriptions@cdpublications.com.  Please feel free to pass this email on to a friend or colleague, or post this email and link in any medium!  CD Publications, founded in 1961, 8204 Fenton Street, Silver Spring Md. 2091.  To Unsubscribe, please click here.