Oglala Lakota College

“Lakota Oyate kin Wounspe Tantanhan un Tokata Etkiya Igloapi kte”

(Rebuilding the Lakota Nation through Education)

Wicah’pi Cikala

(Little Star)


Weekly Bulletin                                       January 27-31, 2014


President’s Office (Tom Shortbull)___February BOT Meetings.  Tuesday, February 25: Program Policy @ noon and Finance @ 1:00pm at PRCC;  Wednesday, February 26—Personnel @ 5:00pm at Piya Wiconi; Thursday, February 27 @ 5:00pm BOT Meeting at Piya Wiconi. 


Gradiate Studies (Art Fisher)___I am acting director of graduate studies and invite you to join me in welcoming Sandi White Shield who has returned to assist within the department.  We are pleased to be working with the graduate students and look forward to a productive Spring Semester. 


Business Office (Julie Johnson)___Orders from Mia Albers (Offc Mgr): W-2‘s not picked up by January 31 will be mailed. <><><>  It is time to do the Budget Mod I.  Please schedule a time to meet with Julie to go over any Mod I changes.  Mod I Changes are due by February 3, 2014 at 3pm.  If you do not have any changes please email Julie or myself so.  <><><>  Please do not look on Jenzebar for your payroll information until your pay date, which is always on a Friday.  Any information prior to your payroll on Friday is still being edited.  <><><>  Employees requesting duplicate W-2's will be able to pick them up on February 1 in the business office.  Thanks.


Library (Michelle May)___The OLC library is honored to present Author & Sun Dancer Ernie LaPointe Sunday, February 9, 2014.  Come and listen to Mr. LaPointe, Great Grandson of Sitting Bull, as he shares history, family stories, Lakota culture and beliefs.  The presentation will begin at 12:00 noon with a meal.  This free event is hosted by OLC library.  Location: Woksape Tipi—Piya Wiconi Campus, 3 Mile Creek Rd, Kyle, SD.  Everyone is welcome to attend!  For more info call 455-6069.

Education (Tom Raymond)___Students planning to do their student teaching next fall or in the Spring of 2015 need to be aware of the following dates.  For Fall Semester of 2014-2015—September 25.  For Spring Semester of 2014-2015—February 25.  Incomplete Applications or Applications submitted after the due date WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.


AIHEC Announcements (AIHEC Conf. March 16-19 @ Billings, MT)


AIHEC Bravehearts BB Schedule:  February 26-March 2,  Championships, Women/Men-TBD,  Pablo, MT


Announcement from Kiri Close.  Never too early to start prepping for OLC student talent for AIHEC 2014. Here goes: "All OLC students (who meet AIHEC 2014 eligibility criteria) will perform a short, bilingual musical theatre skit of, "GREASE LIGHTNING" for the ONE ACT PLAY Competition - performed in both English and Lakota Languages (subtitles included). Students are expected to learn and perform studio song&dance in a positive atmosphere. No previous experience required. No auditions. Vocal, dance training provided at rehearsal - NO WORRIES! We'll the easy versions. Multiple REHEARSAL times and venues announced when participants are determined. Open to All AIHEC 2014 eligible students. ADDITIONALLY, the same performers may present a short, non-competition 13minute song&dance skit of, "PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Highlights" (vocalized in both English and Lakota Languages - subtitles included; full costume) for the AIHEC 214 Awards Banquet, or other large gathering event there. Please study/inform your interested students to study following clips. Musical score/sheet music provided at rehearsal for each student:  'GREASE LIGHTNING' vid clip (lyrics, context will be modified to be more appropriate & classy, and with more actual skit acting): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wK63eUyk-iM  'PHANTOM OF THE OPERA' vid clips: PHANTOM - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZDcSrODALQ; MASQUERADE - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNMptfveDj4.  INFO: Kiri Close, kclose@olc.edu, CELL: (605)858-1735. Pila maya.


2014 TCJ Student Writing & Art Contest.  The winners of the Creative Writing Contest will be recognized at AIHEC 2014 Conference.  Deadlines: Creative Writing Contest: February 14; Art/Photography Contest: April 18; Publication Date:  August 15, 2014.  The contest is open to all tribal college students currently enrolled at an AIHEC-member school.  Student must have Writing/English/Other Instructor review the entry.  Go to www.tcjstudent.org/student-writing-art-contest for guidelines, rules and for the Official Entry Form. 


Athletics (Mary Tobacco)___Athletics is looking for two students who are interested in keeping stats for men's and women's basketball.  OLC Youth Sports is working with Red Cloud, Doug Noyes, and area schools to build soccer into the 12th grade in an effort to increase physical activity and expand youth sports throughout the Pine Ridge Reservation. All college students interested in participating in the college division at Teca Wacipi Okolakiciye for a chance at a scholarship, the schedule is: December 18 (Little Wound at Civic Center--tentative) January 17 (Crazy Horse) March 7 (St. Francis) May 2 (FINALS) SCSD at Batesland (w/Rockyford, Wolf Creek, and RedShirt).  


Jan. 25             Ft. Berthold, TCU                  Women-1:00pm, Men-TBA    Home

Jan. 31             Chief Dull Knife, TCU           Women-5:00pm                      Home

Feb. 1              Chief Dull Knife, TCU           Men-TBA                                Home

Feb. 7-9           So. West Challenge, TCU       Women, Men-TBD                 Albuquerque, NM

Feb. 16            Chief Dull Knife, TCU           Women-1:00, Men-3:00pm     Lame Deer, MT

Feb. 26-Mar. 2   Championships                     Women, Men-TBD                 Pablo, MT


KOLC TV (Tony Brave)___ Anpetu Waste Lakota Oyate,  New Schedule for KOLC-TV.

 7:12 am Changing Indian Education with Dave Archambault

  9:33 am Rally Against Uranium Mining

12:11 Pm Teca Wacipi at O.L.C.

  3:13 Pm Black Hills Treaty Council at Piya Wiconi Campus

  7:45 Pm Sports, Basketball, Boy's, Little Wound at Red Cloud

  9:09 Pm Changing Indian Education with Dave Archambault

11:30 Pm Little Wound 8th Grade Graduation 2013

Wopila Tanka, KOLC-TV Staff 


January/February 2014 Calendar

Jan. 13-24                   ADD or DROP

January 20                   Classes Begin (Sunday classes begin January 26)

Jan. 27-31                   Last Week to Drop 100%

February 17               President’s Day (Offices Closed)



Job Opportunities in Resource Management.   Become a seasonal Biological Science Technician with the Northern Great Plains Exotic Plant Management Team!  Positions are available at Badlands NP in South Dakota and Theodore Roosevelt NP in North Dakota.  Get the chance to work in some of these other parks:  Fort Union Trading Post NHS • Knife River Indian Villages NHS • Fort Laramie NHS • Scotts Bluff NM • Devils Tower NM • Minuteman Missile NHS • Missouri NRR • Niobrara NSR • Mount Rushmore NM • Jewel Cave NM • Wind Cave NM • Agate Fossil Beds NM •Work and Live in a National Park  •Gain Valuable Experience in Natural Resource Management  •Help Protect the Environment . Make your resume as detailed as possible and be sure to answer the supplemental questionnaire!  Jobs will start in May and end in August or September.  GS-03, GS-04, and GS-05 pay grades.  To Apply Go To: www.usajobs.gov Search using key words biological science technician and Badlands or Theodore Roosevelt then follow the instructions.  Jobs Announcements Open from: January 15 through January 29, 2014

5TH Annual American Indian Studies Association Conference: February 6 - 7, 2014 — Tempe, AZ   The CONFERENCE THEME: Activism: Continuity, Resistance, Obligation Activism, viewed broadly, has its roots and motivations in maintaining, protecting, revitalizing, and strengthening American Indian nations, cultures, languages, knowledge, sovereignty, lands and spaces.  This year’s conference looks to explore and broaden discussions about the reasons, motivations, and debates that move different people, organizations, nations and/or communities to challenge and resist various systems of oppression.  What new challenges do American Indian people face in the 21st century?  How are indigenous peoples generating new paradigms of action as well as maintaining cultural integrity and responsibilities?  Why have the debates about activism among scholars, activists, and communities

2nd Annual Native Food Sovereignty Summit.  At the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin, April 14-17, 2014.  Once again, it is proudly co-sponsored by the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin, First Nations Development Institute, the Intertribal Agriculture Council and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College.  Sign up now! Online registration and information is at this link: http://www.firstnations.org/conferences/2014/food/summit.html.  There will be two training tracks: Track 1 is Applied Agriculture, and Track 2 is Outreach.  Attendees can attend sessions in just one track, or they can customize their experience by selecting from any of the sessions. There are also two optional Field Working Sessions on Thursday, April 17 from 1 to 5 p.m., which will be held at the Oneida Farm, Tsyunhehkwa and the cannery.  Also check the website if you are interested in becoming a vendor or sponsor, or if you want to showcase any traditional foods from other tribes and regions, or want to share samples of your packaging, marketing materials or products.created contention, and what is at stake in what is contested? http://americanindian.clas.asu.edu/events.