Wicah’pi Cikala

(Little Star)


OLC Weekly Bulletin                                                                                                  May 24-28, 2010


President’s Office (Thomas Shortbull)___ Monday, May 31, 2010, is Memorial Day and this day is a holiday for all OLC employees.  All OLC offices will be closed.


Graduate Studies (Dawn Frank)___You are invited to attend the 2010 Final Colloquium. The LakM Master Candidates will present their final community action research. This is event is open to the community.  Located at the Pejuta Haka College Center in, Kyle, SD, Friday May 28, 2010 @ 9:45 am.





Community Action Project Title




Woksape – Dr. Giraud

10:00 – 10:20

Leatrice Wilson

Are there different views of compliance with ICWA about removing a child from the home between the Department of Social Services and Lakota Oyate Wakanyeja Owicakiyapi?

10:20- 10:40

Madonna Wright

Challenges & support families of Oglala Lakota College students experience by providing cares for children of imprisoned Native American mothers


Lynn Cuny

To explore the experience of Native American children in the Rapid City public school system during transition from head start to kindergarten

11:15- 11:35

Deborah Tobacco


Elder’s perspectives of Christian influences on Lakota culture

11:35 – 11:45           Break

11:45 – 12:05

Diane Amiotte

Identifying the Challenges and Benefits of Incorporating Buffalo Meat within Loneman Day School


Carolyn New Holy

Intergenerational historical trauma transference among Oglala Lakota College Head Start parents and guardians

12:25- 12:45

Billie Standing Bear

A Better understanding of How Young Women Become Homeless


Gloria Eastman

Successful and unsuccessful businesses on the Pine Ridge reservation

1:05 – 2:00           Wopila Lunch          Provided by Graduate Students




The following research and portfolio seminars are scheduled for participants in the Itancan Akta Owayawa Cohort of Education Administrators. The research seminar is open to the Lakota Leadership and Management non grant students who are interested in getting a head start on their SCAP/CAP projects or for the 2010-2011 academic year. The purpose of the portfolios is to introduce E-Folios to begin the electronic portfolio assessment for the education administration candidates.  Graduate Research and portfolio seminar June 3- 4, 2010 located at the Pejuta Haka College Center. June 3, 2010, from 3-6pm. June 4, 2010 from 9- 3pm.  Graduate Research and portfolio seminar June 9- 10, 2010 located in Mobridge, SD. June 9, 2010, from 3-6pm. June 10, 2010 from 9- 3pm.  We would also like to announce that we have room for 2 more candidates interested in becoming an elementary or secondary principal. You must have graduated from a teacher preparation program from an accredited college in elementary or secondary education, must be certified as an elementary or secondary teacher, and must have three years teaching experienced under a teaching certificate, certified as an elementary or secondary teacher.

For more information please call Dawn Frank at (605) 455-6006 dfrank@olc.edu or Gloria Eastman @ (605) 455-6007 geastman@olc.edu, or Diane Cournoyer @ (605) 455-6128 or dcournoyer@olc.edu for more information.


Activities Committee (Theresa Lone Hill)___LOOKING FOR SPONSORS!  We are looking for sponsors for each dance category to help make the Graduation Wacipi (June 18-20) a success.  This is a good way to honor a relative or make a gift in memory of a loved one.   You will be recognized for your contribution at the Wacipi throughout the weekend.  Thank you.  Call Theresa Lone Hill at 455-6085) for a list of the dance categories. 


KOLC TV (Tony Brave)___Please contact me with any ideas on videotaping for KOLC, tbrave@olc.edu.  A reminder to instructors to consider videotaping your class for airing or other purposes for the Fall 2010 semester.  Here is the new Schedule:

  8:08am: Chief Red Cloud History
  8:29am: Tribal Education Consultation Intro
  9:08am: BB Boys District Finals RC vs PR
10:46am: Pine Ridge School Talent Show
12:05pm: Wolf Creek Pow Wow 2010
  1:44pm: Eloise Cobell Settlement Presentation
  4:55pm: Chief Red Cloud History
  5:16pm: Tribal Education Consultation, Intro
  5:56pm: OLC LRC: Russell Means Presentation
  7:48pm: Pine Ridge School Talent Show
  9:07pm: BB Boys District Finals RC vs PR
  9:44pm: Wolf Creek Pow Wow 2010
  1:23am: Eloise Cobell Settlement


AISES Chapter Presents:  The 2nd Annual Shaun Herrod Benefit Basketball Tournament.  June 11, 12 & 13 at the LWHS Gym in Kyle, SD.  Entry Fee: $200.  1st: $1000 & Jackets.  2nd:  $500 & Sweaters.  3rd: $300 & T-Shirts.  $1000 guaranteed – 2nd and 3rd place may decrease depending on entries.  Contact information:  Misty Brave @ 685-4098, Richard White @ 454-7523.  Not responsible for accidents or thefts!  Drug and Alcohol Free Event!


Spring 2010 Calendar (May/June)

Last Day for Chairs                                                      May 28

Memorial Day (Offices Closed)                                    May 31  

Graduation/Powwow                                                    June 18-20

Last Day for Support Staff                                            June 18



6th Annual Belt-Two Bulls Ride.  The family of Ambrose Belt, Sr. & Elizabeth Two Bulls-Belt welcome all riders, extended family & friends to join them in honoring these two who loved and respected horses by participating in this ride.  Saturday, May 29, 2010, Little Grass Creek to Oglala.  Starting Point: Belt Residence – Little Grass Creek Road, NE of Oglala (6 mi. from gate). Blessing of horses and riders by Robert Two Bulls & Sam Two Bulls, Sr.  Destination: Brother Rene Hall in Oglala.  Distance: Approx. 7-9 mi. cross country.  Time frame: Start 8:30 a.m.; approx. arrival date 12:00 p.m.  Memorial prayers upon horse riders arrival, with meal to follow.  Honoring Gifts: Oldest male/female and youngest male/female riders.  In appreciation: Percy White Plume, staff carrier.  For more info call: Mary Belt, 441-2029 cell, Ambrose Belt Jr., 441-8300 cell, Manual Catches, 454-8344 cell, Mike Catches, 407-9172 cell.  This is an alcohol/drug free event, please be respectful.  Not responsible for accidents, thefts, or injuries.  Be careful and have a good ride!


Pine Ridge Area Chamber of Commerce.  You are cordially invited to attend the PRCC 10th Anniversary celebration on Friday, June 4th, 2010.  2:00 p.m. Visitor Center Grand Opening @ 7900 Lakota Prairie Dr.  5:00 p.m. Social Hour.  6:00 p.m. Program and dinner at Little Wound School, Kyle, SD.  Special guest speaker: Gerard Baker.  Entertainment by: JR Red Water, Native American Comedian.  RSVP by May 29 with payment for the Chamber Banquet to: PRACC, PO Box 375, Kyle, SD 57752.  Tickets $30.  Table Sponsor $350. 

PRCC 10th Anniversary Powwow Celebration.  Saturday, June 5, 2010 at Little Wound School, Kyle, SD.  Grand entries at 1:00 & 7:00 p.m.  Supper meal at 5:00 p.m.  Host drum: Cante Tinza.  Announcer: Lawrence Baker.  Contest for Jr. (7-12 yrs) & Teen (13-18 yrs) Categories.  Tiny Tot Special.  Adult Men’s & Women’s Traditional Special.  First 10 drums will be paid.  Help us celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the Pine Ridge area Chamber of Commerce and the grand opening of the new Pine Ridge Visitor Center.  Event sponsors:  Mitom Inc., Badlands Enterprises, Badlands Outfitters, PRACC Staff, Sioux Nation Shopping Center, Jo White, The Lakota Funds, Golden West Telecommunications, Heathershaw Designs.