Wicah’pi Cikala

(Little Star)


Weekly Bulletin                                    February 18-22, 2013


President’s Office (Tom Shortbull)___In observance of the tribally established holiday “Indigenous People’s Day”, February 25th, non-faculty employees will have the option of taking administrative leave, either on Friday, February 22nd, or any day of the week of February 25th – March 1st. For Faculty, they can take their holiday on either February 22nd or March 1st. The qualification in taking this leave is that all offices of the college must be manned on these days. Therefore, you must receive your supervisor’s approval on which day you will be taking administrative leave. All classes should be held as scheduled.  <><><>   BOT Meetings:  Program Policy on Tuesday, February 26 @ 12:00 p.m. & Finance @ 1:00 p.m. at PRCC; Personnel on Wednesday, February 27 @ 5:00 p.m. at Piya Wiconi; BOT on Thursday, February 28 @ 5:00 p.m. at Piya Wiconi. 


AIHEC 2013 OLC Announcements ___ Handgames sign in and practice schedule: February 22, 2013, 5:00pm at Wounded Knee College Center, Manderson.  March 1, 2013, 5:00pm at Pejuta Haka College Center, Kyle.  March 8, 2013, 5:00pm at Wounded Knee College Center, Manderson.  For more information contact: Coach Wilmer Mesteth wmesteth@olc.edu,  Assistant Coach Vina White Hawk vwhitehawk@olc.edu or 867-5352.  Criteria will determine the process of elimination for selection:  (1) GPA of 2.0 or better, part-time or more, (2) Mastery of the game, (3) Singing ability, (4) Attendance, (5) Participation, (6) Team spirit, (7) Student conduct contract must be signed. 


Math and Science (Dr. LaGarry)___ Little Shop of Physics Open House is scheduled for Saturday, February 23, 2013, at Colorado State University, in Fort Collins, CO.  <><><>  February 26, 2013 Empowering the Youth of the Lakota Nation Informal Science Seminar and Concert @ Porcupine, SD.  40th Anniversary of Wounded Knee 1973. Informal Science Seminar at the Pahin Sinte CC, Porcupine, SD.  Schedule of Events1pm-5pm:  Topics include Current Math and Science Student Research, Environmental Issues in Lakota Land, The Life of a Beaver-Conservation Biology.  5:00pm:  Traditional Feast, location TBA.  6:30pm:  Doors open for Youth Information Booths—NASA-SEMAA Starlab & Little Shop of Physics @ the Porcupine School.  7:00-11:00pm: Honoring the Youth Concert @ Porcupine School.  For more information call (605)455-8425, (605)899-9238.  <><><>  OLC Math & Science 3rd Annual OLC Career Fair.  Friday, March 1, 2013 at the Multi-purpose Building on the Piya Wiconi Campus from 10:00am to 3:00pm.  For more information contact:  hgaddie@olc.edu.   Pilamiya ye, Helene Gaddie, Environmental Service Coordinator 


Athletics (Mary Tobacco)___February/March  2013 Basketball  Schedule (Lady Bravehearts (LBH), Bravehearts (BH):

Feb. 23        TBA (LBH)                           Tribal College TBA

Feb. 23        TBA (BH)                              Pawnee Nation @ Pawnee, OK

Mar. 9-10   TBA (LBH) (BH)                 All Seasons Screen Printing Classic --HOME

Mar. 13-17 TBA                                        AIHEC National College Championship

                                                                        --Fond du Lac Tribal College, Cloquet, MN

For more info email mtobacco@olc.edu.  Go Bravehearts!


KOLC (Tony Brave)__ Anpetu waste, This week we will be showing Wilmer Mesteth’s presentation at LND Language Summit 2012.  The Fort Robinson Breakout 2013, Cheyenne runners in Pine Ridge, SD.  LNI 2012, the first meeting of Pine Ridge Thorpes versus Red Cloud Crusaders boy’s basketball.  Little Wound versus Todd County at Mission, SD during Jan. 15, 2013.  Lakota Culture class with Wilmer Mesteth, learn about hand games.  Oral Literature with Wilmer Mesteth, the story about the flute.  Pine Ridge versus St. Francis boy’s basketball from Jan. 29, 2013.  Bennett County versus Pine Ridge girl’s basketball from Feb. 4, 2013.  Oglala Lakota College Men’s basketball, Bravehearts versus Johnson-Wales University at O.L.C. multipurpose building in Kyle, SD.

  7:11 am LND 2012, Wilmer Mesteth

  8:43 am Ft. Robinson Breakout 2013

  9:50 am Basketball, Boy’s Pine Ridge versus Red Cloud

10:49 pm Basketball, Girl’s Little Wound versus Todd County

12:09 pm Lakota Culture Class, Handgames

  2:12 pm Oral Literature Class, Flute Story

  3:37 pm Basketball, Boy’s Pine Ridge versus St. Francis

  4:50 pm Basketball, Girl’s Bennett County versus Pine Ridge

  6:15 pm Lakota Culture class, Handgames

  8:18 pm Oral Literature Class, Flute Story

  9:43 pm Basketball, Men’s, Johnson-Wales versus Oglala Lakota College

Wopila Tanka.  Terrence Little White Man, Production Assistant, KOLC-TV.  If you have any events you want filmed please contact us at: kolctv@gmail.com or on facebook, kolctv.olc@facebook.com


Spring 2013 Calendar (February/March): 

March 18-22                                 Spring Break (No Classes)

March 18-20                                 AIHEC 2013 (Green Bay, WI)   

March 29                                        Easter Holiday (Good Friday)




Oglala Lakota College is seeking comments from the public about OLC in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency.  The college will undergo a comprehensive evaluation visit on May 6-8, 2013, by a team representing the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.  Oglala Lakota College has been accredited by the Commission since 1983.  The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet the Commission’s Criteria for Accreditation and Assumed Practices.  The public is invited to submit comments regarding the College to:  Public Comment on Oglala Lakota College, The Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois 60604-1413.  Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs.  Comments must be in writing and signed; comments are not confidential.  All comments must be received by April 1, 2013.  Comments may be submitted electronically by using HLC’s website http://www.ncahlc.org/.



USDA Students and Recent Graduates Program.  Outreach Webinar Series:  February 18, 19 & 20, 2013.  All webinars will be conducted from 2-2:30 p.m. (EST).  Topics covered:  An Overview of USDA; An Introduction to the USDA Student and Recent Graduates Program; Available Opportunities, and Basic Qualifications and Application Process.  Who should attend? Faculty and Career Services Staff, and Recent Graduates and Students who are US Residents or US Citizens.  Requirements to participate in webinar: Internet Accessibility and Access to a Computer with Speakers.  Note: Open to all majors: Agriculture, Environment, Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Technology, Business, Management and Other Administrative Majors.  All Webinar Sessions will be recorded and captioned.  Register at: wenndy.carrasco@dm.usda.gov.  On subject line type: “RSVP-USDA Students and Recent Graduates Program Outreach Webinar.”  On the email provide the following: Full name, email address, month and date.  Be sure to indicate in the email message the date you would like to register for the webinar.  Check your time zone.  Copy and save the link after confirming your registration. 



Memorial for Ephriam Vincent Fire ThunderDOB: August 9, 1936   DOD: March 16, 2012.  Join family and friends at a memorial gathering to remember Ephriam “Vincent” Fire Thunder on March 17, 2013 at the Mediator Episcopal Church.   The memorial will begin with church services at 10:00 a.m. followed by a dinner and giveaway.  Vincent was a custodian of the Piya Wiconi campus for 30+ years and his memory lingers on in every room.   He took good care of us all.  The college was his second home and he considered the OLC staff at each center his extended family.   Vincent was a very generous person – and an excellent cook, sharing many meals.  We will continue to miss his physical presence but he will always be with us in Spirit.  Marilyn


"LAKOTA WAYS - 1st ANNUAL INDIAN CRAFTS WHOLESALE MARKET for WEDNESDAY, May 1st, 10am-5pm (crafters set up from 8:30am - 9:45am) at PARRISH HALL (Our Lady of Lourdes) in Porcupine, SD. FREE TABLES! Book with Kiri Close: (308)360-0668 or kclose@olc.edu and receive an eBook of Guidelines upon pre-registration. Must be Northern Great Plains tribally enrolled, approved, or invited".


2014 Community Spirit Awards Call for Nominations.    

The Community Spirit Awards is a national fellowship award for American Indian/Alaska Native or Native Hawaiian artists. First Peoples Fund chooses honorees for their commitment to sustaining the cultural values of native people. The process of bringing spirit back to community is an important responsibility for artists - it is part of a sacred honor system. First Peoples Fund works to strengthen that honor system by recognizing these exceptional artists for knowing themselves, honoring others, and sustaining spirit in their own communities. Nominees must be: Practicing artists of demonstrated maturity in their field. Continually practicing artists for a minimum of 10 years. Documented affiliate of a United States tribe. (Alaska Native or Native Hawaiian included!)Note: In addition to Visual Arts, First Peoples recognizes contemporary and traditional forms of Performing Arts and Literary Arts. Fellowships will be awarded to artists who demonstrate: An artistic practice that passes on the traditions and the life ways of the people. A commitment to building the strength of native communities by sharing their skills and talents with others in their respective communities; and Deeply rooted and maintain direct ties to their tribal community. Nomination Procedure: Nominate online at First Peoples Fund or send a postcard to include complete names and addresses of both nominee and nominator to PO Box 2977, Rapid City, SD 57709 Nominated candidates must be from an American Indian community. Applications will be mailed out after nomination deadline has passed. DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS IS MAY 31, 2013 Selection Process and Expectations: A national selection committee will review nominees and select awardees from those that meet the outlined qualifications. Fellowship recipients will receive $5,000 designed to give them the opportunity to "practice their art."