Wicah’pi Cikala

(Little Star)


Weekly Bulletin                                          March 11-15, 2013


President’s Office (Tom Shortbull)___ BOT Meetings: Program Policy on Tuesday, March 26 @ 12:00 p.m. & Finance @ 1:00 p.m. at PRCC; Personnel on Wednesday, March  27 @ 5:00 p.m. at Piya Wiconi; BOT on Thursday, March 28 @ 5:00 p.m. at Piya Wiconi. 


Library (Michelle May)___ Many we love pass away too soon…….and so it goes….a young man passed into the spirit world from an accident with a four wheeler on Sunday, this young man is the nephew of our outreach tech, Theresa Bettelyoun.  We share with you prayers for his family. 

There will be no library services at the centers this week.  Two day wake begins today at 3:00 in the Pine Ridge High School gym.  Services are scheduled for Friday at 10:00am. Stay well friends, Woksape Tipi Library Staff   <><><>  Please check the link Ho_Kiwitapi located on the library web page, (link below the tipi) for more information on services and library arrangements, schedules and news.  <><><>  Downloadable Audiobooks and E-books Are Here!  Use your Oglala Lakota College Woksape Tipi library card to check one out today . . . find a title at  http://southdakota.lib.overdrive.com/   Do you have an e-book reader (Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPhone, iPod and more) or do you like to listen to audiobooks while you're on the go? Contact your local library circulation hotline at 455-6069 or email your circulation hotline at   ggoodcrow@olc.edu  


Book Club (Judith Graham)  The OLC book club needs to select its next reading selection. Email me and let me know which of the following three books you would prefer to read next. According to its information online, Woksape Tipi has at least one copy of each book. All three of these books are available in paperback (for under $20!) at the OLC bookstore: Flight by Sherman Alexie, The Education of Little Tree by Forrest Carter, The Lakota Way:Stories and Lessons for Living by Joseph M. Marshall, III Have a spectacular weekend,

AIHEC 2013  Annual AIHEC National Basketball Championships, March 13-17,  Cloquet, MN.  

Mary Tobacco (Athletic Dir/Coach)___The National basketball championships will be held on the Fond du Lac Reservation at the Fond du Lac Ojibwe School and other gymnasiums within the city of Cloquet, MN.  All gymnasiums are within 6 miles of one another.  Following 2011 AIHEC guidelines, the tournament will consist of two divisions and pool play.  Player/team check-in will be March 13th and all players will need to provide a valid form of ID.  Contact Mary @ 455-2985 or mtobacco@olc.edu.  <><><>  The following students will be traveling with OLC Basketball from March 13-17 to compete in the AIHEC Basketball Championships:  Women's Basketball: Alyssa Looks Twice, Sara Buckman, Sara Clifford, Ashley Bagola, Marisa Brooks, Holly Jo Clifford, Saadia Tasso.  Men's Basketball:  Brice Hornbeck, Tyson Heart, Michael Apple, Willis Zephier, Skylar Hunter, Cody Chasing Hawk, Wade Medicine, Stephen Pourier.  Go Bravehearts! 



AIHEC 2013, Green Bay, WI, March 18-20 -- OLC Announcements

<><>Ag/Natural Resources (L. Henry)___Reminder that Ag Staff will be putting up a booth at AIHEC so If you want your department represented  send me some brochures/freebees. I will need them by Thursday to get them packed.  Thank you, Theresa Lone Hill


<><>Leslie Heathershaw.  Here are the coaches for AIHEC competitions:  Business - Julie Johnson; Speech – Kim Bettelyoun; Poster – AJ Silva; Oral – Misty Brave; Science – Jim Sanovia; Film – Kiri Close (Coordinator); Knowledge Bowl – Gloria Eastman & Carolyn New Holy; Critical Inquiry – Janice Richards & Alva Good Crow; Traditional Plants – Leslie Henry (Coordinator) & Theresa Lone Hill  (We are In the process of getting approval to help provide this competition.); Web – Jim Dudek; One Act Play – Kiri Close; Archery – Joe Flood (Coordinator); Volleyball – Mary Tobacco (Coordinator); Basketball – Mary Tobacco; Handgames – Wilmer Metheth & Vina White Hawk.  <><><>  The Mr. & Mrs. AIHEC forms are on the Leech Lake Tribal College Website at http://www.lltc.edu.  The rules and regulations for AIHEC and the competitions are there also. If something is missing then we don’t have the information yet.  Leech Lake is very unorganized this year and they are calling Jonnie to help.  OLC is now helping organizing some of the competitions and  faculty and staff are being placed as Coordinators.  Please contact myself @ 455-6040 or lheathershaw@olc.edu, or Jonnie @ 455-6047 or jclifford@olc.edu if you have any questions


<><>Students representing OLC at AIHEC:

Leslie Heathershaw___Student of the Year:  Vaughn Vargas.  Student Senate: Al Wounded Head, Garrett Little Bear, Rebecca Lone Elk, Corey Stover, Wade Medicine, Sharana Iron Wing. 

Wilmer Mesteth/Vina White Hawk (Coaches) ___ Handgames: Cynde Walking Eagle, Tyler Dubray, Kyra Poor Bear, Terry Featherman, Dustin Williams, Jeren Two Crow, Dakota Mesteth, Kahomy Souksavath, Isaac Weston, Paulina Fast Wolfe.  . 

Kim Bettelyoun  (Coach)___Speech:  Tyler One Horn, Wiyaka His Horse is Thunder, Sadie Malik, Dawn Arkinson, Albert Two Bears, Bo Paulson, Vaughn Vargus.  The coaches are Kim Bettelyoun, Jean Reaves and Judith Graham.

AJ Silva (Coach)___Poster /Oral: Michelle LeBeau, Willis Zephier, Camille Griffith, Calvin Cutschall, Brooke Davenport, Elisha Yellow Thunder.

Misty Brave (Coach)___Science Bowl: Michelle LeBeau, L.Tada Vargas, Camille Griffith.

Julie Johnson (Coach)___Business Bowl: Vaughn Vargas, Joel Hart, Lenae Rosales, Cortney Twiss, Tina Phillips, John Hussman.

Kiri Close (Coordinator)___One Act Play: Marcus Bear Eagle, Tyler One Horn, Dustin Kills Straight, Tom Swift Biard, Darrell Red Cloud, Sina Bear Eagle, Cassandra Palmier, Nicollette Weston.

Gloria Eastman/Carolyn New Holy (Coaches)___Knowledge Bowl: Georgia O’Rourke, Joseph Chief Bear, Babette Charger, Krystal Swallow, Malorie Miner. 

Janice Richards/Alva Good Crow (Coaches)___Critical Inquiry: Heidi Aldrich, Simone Cedar Face, Scarlette Williams, Valarie Collins. 

Joe Flood (Coordinator)___Archery: Nick Gibbons, Ray Hernandez, Mike Ten Fingers, Stan Hawkins, Elaine Yellow Horse, Edwina Fills Pipe, Michelle LeBeau, Sheila Estes. 

Leslie Henry (Coordinator), Theresa Lone Hill (Coach)___Traditional Plants: Corey Stover, Amy One Horn, Nicholas Fast Wolf, Randolph Two Crow. 


KOLC (Tony Brave)__ Hehani Waste Lakota Oyate,This week's schedule consists of Lakota Culture and Lakota Oral Literature with Wilmer Mesteth. Lakota Culture class is listening to the creation story. Lakota oral Literature is learning about the plum seed game. LND Language Summit 2012, the final session of the conference. In sports, District 14A, girl's basketball, LIttle Wound vs Pine Ridge. Region 7A, boy's basketball, Little Wound vs Pine Ridge. Northern New Mexico versus OLC. Bravehearts, men's basketball.

  7:12 am Lakota Culture, Creation Story part 1

  9:06 am Lakota Oral Literature, Plum Seed Game

11:45 am Basketball, Girl's, District 14A, Little Wound vs Pine Ridge

12:37 pm Lakota Culture, Creation 2

  2:33 pm LND Language Summit, Final Session

  4:53 pm Basketball, Men's, Northern New Mexico vs Oglala Lakota College

  6:29 pm Basketball, Boy's, Region 7A, Little Wound vs Pine Ridge

  7:49 pm Lakota Culture, Creation 2

  9:44 pm Lakota Oral Literature, Plum Seed Game

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


Pejuta Haka CC (Stephanie Sorbel)___OPEN MIC NIGHT!  April 12th 2013, 6:30 pm @ the Pejuta Haka CC.  $20 Cash prizes for best of  (All ages):  •Spoken Word •Song •Comedy •Monologue.  Door Prizes.  Concession will be sold. Free event! Open to the public.  Sponsored by Pejuta Haka AIBL Chapter. For more information Call 455-2450 for Gladys or Gina.  Thank you very much, Fairuz Dakam, AIBL Pejuta Haka Chapter Co-Advisor


Spring 2013 Calendar (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/.





Tribal College Journal Seeking Artwork.  Each year, the Tribal College Journal seeks artwork to use on the cover of the Tribal College Student. The deadline is April 13.  To be considered, send high resolution images of your artwork. The image itself can be the art form (painting, drawing, or photograph), or it can be a photograph of a three-dimensional object, such as a sculpture. High resolution means we must have a jpeg attachment that is 300 ppi or more at the size to be used (8.5 x 11 inches). It should be a vertical image for an 8.5 x 11 inch page size.  Who Can Enter: The contest is open to all tribal college students from AIHEC member schools, Indian or non-Indian.  Awards & Prizes: We will choose one entry to appear on the cover of TCJ Student.  The winning student will also receive a Kindle Fire.  Other outstanding entries will be declared as honorable mentions.  TCJ will post these submissions on its website and, possibly, in the print edition of the journal.  The TCJ art contest is an excellent way to publicize student art work, as the journal has 18,000 readers and many more online visitors.  General Guidelines:  1. The Deadline is April 13, 2013. 2. Entries must be emailed as attachment. 3. All students submitting their work must also complete electronically the official entry form. This can be found at:  http://www.tribalcollegejournal.org/writing-contest-information.  4. Entries must be emailed to: student@tribalcollegejournal.org.  5. Two entries will be accepted from each student. A separate TCJ Official Entry Form must accompany each entry.  6. The deadline cannot be extended, and entries received after the April 13 deadline will not be considered. Since the winning entries appear within Tribal College Journal, we must adhere to our publishing schedule.



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

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." 

AUTHORS WANTED—Cash Awards<>Deadline for Papers:  September 1, 2013—The Museum of the Mountain Man in Pinedale, Wyoming is preparing the eighth annual Rocky Mountain Fur Trade Journal, an academic peer-reviewed publication that serves as a venue for researchers to showcase new ideas and topics related to this era in American history.  Volume 8 will be published in July 2014. The Rocky Mountain fur trade era (1824-1840) The Journal encourages research and debate in an academic arena. Up to ten authors will selected for inclusion in the 2014 issue. Each selected writer will receive a $1,000 cash award and will be invited to speak at the journal launch. This eighth volume will be introduced to the public in July2014, in conjunction with the annual Green River Rendezvous Days at the Museum of the Mountain Man. NOTE: The deadline for submissions to each annual issue of the Journal is always September 1 of the previous year to give time for a thorough peer-review process. WRITER’S GUIDELINES: www.MMMuseum.com <><>Journal@MMuseum.com <><>Toll-Free(877)686-6266. Research grants available. Visit our website for more information.     



2013 South Dakota Indian Business Conference : Due to popular demand the early bird deadline for the 2013 South Dakota Indian Business Conference, has been extended to March 15, 2013.  This year's conference, themed "Building Opportunities in the New Native America," will feature some of the most dynamic panels and sessions on cutting-edge strategies in the Native economic development field. For more information on the 2013 South Dakota Indian Business Conference, visit the event website.

 This bi-annual conference is the premier event in South Dakota’s Native economic development field and you won't want to miss it! We recently booked a Native performing artist group to deliver a cultural performance during our networking reception on Wednesday evening.  WHEN-- Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - Friday, April 12, 2013  WHERE Best Western Ramkota 2111 North Lacrosse Street, Rapid City, South Dakota 577012013 South Dakota Indian Business Conference. Due to popular demand the early bird deadline for the 2013 South Dakota Indian Business Conference has been extended to March 15, 2013.  This year’s conference, themed “Building Opportunities in the New Native American,” will feature some of the most dynamic panels and for more information on the 2013 South Dakota Indian Business Conference. visit the event website.  This bi-annual conference is the premier event in South Dakota’s Native economic development field and you won’t want to miss it! We recently booked a Native performing artist group to deliver a cultural performance during our networking reception on Wednesday evening.