Wicah’pi Cikala

(Little Star)


Weekly Bulletin                              September 24-28, 2012


President’s Office (Tom Shortbull)___ Board of Trustees/Local Board Elections.  Oglala Lakota College will hold Board of Trustees and Local Board elections in conjunction with the Oglala Sioux Tribe General Election on November 6, 2012.  There are four Board of Trustees positions open in the following districts:  Pejuta Haka, East Wakpamni, LaCreek and Pahin Sinte.  There are 19 Local Board positions open in the following districts:  Eagle Nest (3), East Wakpamni (2), Lacreek (1), Oglala (3), Pahin Sinte (1), Pass Creek (2), Pejuta Haka (3), Pine Ridge (2), and Wounded Knee (2).  Any registered eligible Oglala Sioux Tribal member who meets their district residency requirements may run for a position on the Board of Trustees or the Local Board in their district.  Petitions will be available September 14, 2012.  Board of Trustee 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 Board of Trustees and Local Board members are subject to Alcohol and Substance Abuse tests as per OLC policy (PPM 62-120).  Deadline for submission of ALL petitions is September 28, 2012, at 4:00 p.m.  Oglala Lakota College Election Committee members:  Jonnie Clifford (455-6047), Cindy Iron Cloud (455-6038), Ruth Cedar Face (455-6040) and Diane Winters (455-6022).  <><><>  BOT Meetings:  Program Policy, Tuesday, September 25 @ 3:00 p.m. at PRCC; Finance, September 26 @ 3:00 p.m. and Personnel @ 5:00 p.m. at Piya Wiconi;  BOT Meeting, Thursday, September 27 @ 5:00 p.m. at Piya Wiconi. 


Education (Tom Raymond)___To all college centers, directors, counselors & OLC education major students.  Praxis II Preparation.  Sunday, September 30, 2012, 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. at the Pejuta Haka College Center, Kyle, SD.  Lunch will be provided.  Please keep children at home on this day.   For more info call Lucy @ 455-6012 or your Education Instructor.  <><><>  The Eagle Nest College Center, ECH 363 Family Literacy and ED 443 Language Arts Methods classes, and the Wanblee Headstart and Babyface programs are sponsoring a Family Literacy Night on Thursday, October 4,  2012 beginning at 5:00 pm. This is an evening of family fun for young children along with their parents to engage in a variety of hands-on, make-and-take early learning activities related to the popular children's picture book "Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad". The event is being held in conjunction with Jumpstart's national Read for the Record event. Community members and their infants, toddlers, preschoolers and primary age children are encouraged to attend.   Shannon Amiotte, EdD, Instructor (455-6012). 


Applied Science (Doug Noyes)___Registration is open for the Law Enforcement Academy Preparation Program (LEAPP) and will run from October 15-November 29, 2012 or when registration reaches 15 students.   For more info call Doug Noyes at 455-6076 or Faith Pourier at 455-6080.  The course runs for a total of 6 weeks, physically and mental attendance is mandatory.  This course will prepare students for successful completion of a Certified Law Enforcement Academy.  Participants will receive instruction in health and lifestyles as well as the beginning of a fitness program.  Students will be provided instruction on the process of becoming a police officer, careers in criminal justice and law enforcement, Constitutional Law and access to a certified law enforcement academy. 

Woksape Tipi (Michelle May)___ Happy day!!!!.....this week at Chadron State College-“Chief Standing Bear: The Enduring Legacy of a Courageous Nebraskan’s Journey for Justice” authored by Joe Starita…THURSDAY, SEPT 27 at 7:00pm in Memorial Hall on the college campus- this is free to the public!!!!  Contact the library at 6069 if you have any questions…..AND… Sherman Alexie will be at SDSU this Wednesday, SEPT 26 at 7:00pm….in the stadium…..again if you need more info….call the library at 6069…..yippity skippity!!!!  <><><>   WOW..looking for local information, community issues, Black Hills Knowledge Network is now a part of Oglala Lakota College Library…..THIS WEEK OLC Library TRAINING on Friday at  9:00- your favorite librarians will learn how to post and search thru The Black Hills Knowledge Network . This is an online, library-based regional information service that connects people to ideas and local information. Sponsored by the Black Hills Area Community Foundation and a consortium of nine public libraries including Rapid City, Spearfish, Sturgis, Custer, Deadwood, Lead, Wall, Whitewood, and Oglala Lakota College, the Black Hills Knowledge Network has received funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Bush Foundation, Black Hills Vision, Regional Health, the South Dakota Community Foundation, the Rapid City Library Foundation, Friends of the Rapid City Library, the South Dakota Humanities Council (an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities), and other local funders.  KEEP YOU POSTED.   


Athletics (Mary Tobacco)___ATHLETICS UPDATE:  CO-ED VOLLEYBALL INTRAMURALS.  Registration is due now!  Please submit completed form by fax to 455-2987.  Form is at www.olc.edu or see your counselor for information!  <><><>  BASKETBALL:  Basketball practice for both men and women begins on October 9 at 10:00am at OLC's Multipurpose Building on the Piya Wiconi Campus. Students are required to be full-time first of all. Students can check their eligibility with Leslie Mesteth right now if they wish.  Will check it after the October 9 practice for sure.  Students also must have an updated physical.  Must bring that to the first day of practice.  Shoes will be provided for team members, but, not immediately.  Gas vouchers will be provided when the students arrive for practice.  Gas vouchers will not be issued by college centers.  The game schedules are available on the Athletics web page.  <><><>  INTRAMURAL ARCHERY COMING SOON!  INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL COMING SOON!  For More Information Email mtobacco@olc.edu.  GO BRAVEHEARTS! 


KOLC-TV  (Tony Brave)___Lakota traditional solar system is the Lakota knowledge of the stars. Football encore presentations of Friday's games, Pine Ridge and Bennett County and Little Wound versus Crow Creek.  In volleyball action, Pine Ridge versus Little Wound and St. Francis. Charmaine White Face discusses coal and radioactive particles in mining and coal fired power plants. Oglala Lakota College 39th annual graduation ceremony showcases the speakers and the receiving of certificates and degrees. Indian National Finals Rodeo at three mile creek arena, championship day. Boxing in Allen, SD during Pass Creek fair.  Terrance Little White Man, Production Assistance, 455-6068. 

KOLC Schedule:

8:12 am Lakota Traditional Solar System

9:55 am Pine Ridge versus Bennett County, Football

11:39 am 2012 OLC Graduation Ceremony

1:03 pm Charmaine White Face, Coal & Radioactive Particles

1:46 pm Pine Ridge versus St. Francis, Volleyball

2:38 pm 2012 Oglala Nation Wacipi, 1st Grand Entry

4:45 pm Pine Ridge versus Little Wound, Volleyball

5:45 pm Little Wound versus Crow Creek, Football

7:46 pm Charmaine White Face, Coal & Radioactive Particles

8:29 pm I.N.F.R. Rodeo at 3 Mile Creek 2012

10:51 pm Allen Boxing

11:57 pm End of Day


Fall 2012 Calendar (October/November): 

October 8………… Native American Day (Offices Closed, No Classes)

Oct. 22-Nov. 16…. Departmental Advising

November 12…….            Veterans Day Holiday (Offices Closed/Classes Meet)

November 22-23…Thanksgiving Day Holiday (Offices Closed) 



The South Dakota Humanities Council has published four collections of stories written by and about the people of South Dakota. The newest collection of stories, entitled What Makes a South Dakotan?, was co-edited by Lenora Hudson, OLC Faculty, Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty, and Dr. John Miller, Professor of History, South Dakota State University. They will co-facilitate the launch of the book at the 2012 Festival of Books in Sioux Falls on September 29, 2012, at 4 p.m.  The publication includes pieces by Marilyn Pourier, Gloria Eastman, and Dr. Kiri Close.

Lakota<>Dakota<>Nakota Language Summit.  Uniting the Seven Council Fires to Save the Language.  November 15, 16, 17, 2012.  Rapid City, SD, Ramkota Hotel.  info@tuswecatiospaye.org <> www.tuswecatiospaye.org 


2012 Native Women & Youth in Ag Annual Writing Competition.  Sponsored by USDA Office of the Secretary-Tribal Relations and Intertribal Agriculture Council.  Essay Topic:  “Are you currently involved in Agriculture; if so, how?  If not, what will it take to involve you in agriculture?  What would it take to keep you involved in agriculture as an adult?”  Young Native American women & men who will be entering grades 9-12 in the Fall of 2012.  Please read: http://www.cfra.org/ruralmonitor/2012/04/18/shortage-us=farmers-reaching-epidemic-proportions-usda-official.  Entries may be mailed (postmarked Nov. 5, 2012) or emailed to vicki.hebb@indianaglink.com. Vicki Hebb, Exec. Director, PO Box 217, Cherry Creek, SD, 57622.