Oglala Lakota College
Wicah’pi Cikala

(Little Star)


Weekly Bulletin                                            March 31-April 4, 2014


President’s Office (Tom Shortbull)___ All Staff meeting on Friday, April 4, 2014. We will   recognize the students who placed 1st, 2nd, or 3rd at AIHEC starting at 10:00 a.m.  The Committee meetings will commence after lunch. We are going to have Mexican food and are asking everyone to bring some type of side dish or dessert so we have ENOUGH to feed the students and staff.   If you have any questions, please contact Diane.


Piya Wiconi___Challenge from Chess Coach Joe Farrell (OLC Plumbing Instructor).  On April 4 the chess team will be at Piya Wiconi. So will most of the faculty.  Good time for faculty vs. student competition. We will somehow meet on that day and compete. I will be playing as a student with the team.  All players from the faculty are welcome.


Pejuta Haka CC (Steph Sorbel)___Ladies!  Come join us forPamper YourselfTips on how to care for your skin.  April 4th this Friday 1-3pm, Open MIC Night- April 4, 2014  5pm-?  Come and join us for a night of FUN.

Woksape Tipi (Michelle May)___Theca wowapi kaga okholakichiye.  Spoken Word & Poetry.  Saturday, April 5, 12:30-3:30pm.  OLC Eagle Nest CC, Wanblee.  Special guest teaching artist: Layli Long Soldier.  Saturday, April 26, 12:30-4:00pm.  OLC Library-Woksape Tipi, Kyle.  For more info contact brandiemacdonald@redcloudschool.org.   <><><>  Special invitation to visit library webpage....2 calendars up and going...one for our outreach service and library events and another for the multipurpose building by mary.....thanks mary.....everyone trying to get to work, trying to get home from work....thanks to special snow plow people.....Try a new database....one of our favorites.... American Indian Experience a full-text digital resource exploring the histories and contemporary cultures of the indigenous peoples of the United States. Contact the library for the username and password to this database.........P.S.: OLC Book Club-we have only a few of the noted titles requested for your event, our copies were purchased with IMLS grant money for classroom book reads, Sheila Rocha is initiating her 3rd student book read this semester; Sheila, Paula Rooks and Stephen King all had library sponsored classroom book reads last semester...thanks from all of us for all you do!!!!! Happy days!

Athletic Director (Mary Tobacco)___ Multipurpose Building Schedule.  APRIL 1, 8, 22, 29: 4:00pm-7:00pm -- BASKETBALL SKILLS & DRILLS with Mary Tobacco. Open to all.  <>  APRIL 4: 8:30am-5:00pm -- OST PUBLIC SAFETY TRAINING with Officer Hudspeth.  Closed to public. <> APRIL 10-17: 8:30am-Noon MATH & SCIENCE RESERVATION WIDE SCIENCE FAIR. Contact Misti Brave for schedule. <> APRIL 25-26: 8:30am-5:00pm LAKOTA LANGUAGE FIRST WORKSHOP.  Contact Didier DuPont for more information.  <>  DAILY: 8:00pm-10:00pm FITNESS ROOM OPEN FOR STAFF & FACULTY  Contact Billi Hornbeck for changes.   Schedule subject to change.  <><><>  Announcements:  OLC Youth Sports is looking for interested individuals to officiate soccer for K-5th grades in Wambli, Red Cloud, Loneman, Wounded Knee, and Porcupine.  Training provided.  Please contact Mary Tobacco at 455-2985 or mtobacco@olc.edu.   

Pejuta Haka College Center__Mni Kin wakan cawanunglakapi. “Protecting Our Sacred Water” Earth Day Parade  <><><>  April  22, 2014 Pejuta Haka College Center line up at 10:00 AM in parking lot, Parade starts at 10:30.  Luncheon and guest speaker provided following the parade.  Presented by the American Indian Business Leaders, Pejuta Haka Chapter.

Graduate (Art Fisher)___ Lakota Leadership and Management or Lakota Leadership and Management: Education Administration. The deadline for the applications is April 25, 2014. The Oglala Lakota College Graduate Studies program will take applications one time per year for fall entering students. Late applications will be reviewed for the next academic year.  For example, if we receive your completed application by April 25, 2014 your application will be reviewed for entering and registering for classes during the 2014-2015 academic year. If we receive your application on April 26, 2014, your application will be reviewed for entering and registering for classes the following year 2015-2016. The following is a list of information needed:  (1) Official undergraduate transcripts from an accredited institution specifying date degree conferred.  (2) Fill out the Graduate application form (3) Pay $15.00 graduate application fee.  (4) Three letters of reference.  (5) Degree of Indian Blood (if applicable).  (6) Resume. For more information call Art Fisher -455-6006 or Sandra White Shield-455-6007 or e-mail us at afisher@olc.edu or swhiteshield@olc.edu.   

Lakota Leadership/Management Degree


Educational Administration Emphasis


The following are required for admission to Lakota Leadership/Management graduate program.

  1. A Bachelor degree from a Regionally Accredited Institution.
  2. A 2.5 GPA with 3.0 in major field.
  3. Must have a 3.0 GPA in all undergraduate Language Arts course work.
  4. Two writing samples using APA writing style

a)      Autobiography highlighting life experience supporting yourself as an excellent candidate as a Lakota Leader in Lakota Leadership and Management. What experiences shape your decision to become a Lakota Leader?


b)      Philosophy/ Vision of Leadership emphasizing civic engagement regarding current issues in native communities serving native populations.


The following are required for admission to Lakota Leadership/Management: Education Administration;

1.       A 2.5 GPA with 3.0 in major field.

2.       A 3.0 GPA in all undergraduate Language Arts Course work.

3.       Two writing samples using APA writing style.

a) Autobiography highlighting life experience supporting yourself as an excellent candidate as a Education Lakota Leader in Lakota Leadership & Management What experiences shape your decision to become a Lakota Leader in Education Administration?

        b) Philosophy of educational leadership emphasizing civic engagement regarding current issues in native communities serving native populations.                    

Requirements for the Elementary Principal:

             i.            A bachelor’s or master’s educational degree from a college or university approved for teacher education as defined in §24:53:04 inclusive.

            ii.            Three years of verified teaching experience at the elementary level on a valid elementary teachers certification or another endorsement which includes elementary grades.

          iii.            Internship specific to job responsibilities of the k-8.

Requirements for the Secondary Principal

            i.          A bachelor’s or master’s educational degree from a college or university approved for teacher educational degree from a college or university approved for a teacher education as defined in §24:53:04  inclusive.

          ii.          Three years of verified teaching experience at the secondary level on a valid secondary teacher certificate or another endorsement, which includes secondary grades.

         iii.          The completion of an approved program for secondary principals at an accredited college or university.


Math & Science (Jason Tinant)__Camille Griffith received the top award for “Best Student Poster” entitled “Movement Patterns and Hibernation of Ornate Box Turtles in South Dakota” at the South Dakota Academy of Science meetings.  Quote from Daniel W. Uresk, PhD, Senior Research Biologist, USDA Forest Service:  “The competition was stiff among students.  Congratulations to Ale and your student for outstanding research with box turtles.  This is an honor that demands dedication and a lot of hard work from you and your student to help accomplish a top scientific award.” 


Library (Michelle May)__ .....hey everybody....this is not a test or a trick....our changes took place a week early....all the databases are functioning.... go to the library webpage...click on databases and you will see on the left side  links to the most used databases...EBSCO, PROQUEST, INFOTRAC, JSTORE, LEARNING EXPRESS, CINAHL (nursing)...please please call us or email us with any problems you encounter....meanwhile we continue to upgrade to make this the most user friendly library and archives in person and on-line in the land.......happy day friends!!!!!   <><><>  NATIVE AMERICAN ARCHIVES DATABASE available from the library web page……Whether tracing your heritage or learning about Native American history, original records shed new light on the people and events of the past. Over 1.5 million images available for the first time on the Internet. JUST SO YOU KNOW….Rinehart Photos - Native Americans (1898) Frank A. Rinehart's 1898 Native American photographs, unique in their quality and dignity. What is this collection? Frank A. Rinehart, a commercial photographer in Omaha, Nebraska, was commissioned to photograph the 1898 Indian Congress, part of the Trans-Mississippi International Exposition. More than five hundred Native Americans from thirty-five tribes attended the conference.  http://bfcc.edu/aihec.php BFCC.edu and Facebook Page are the only two official sites for Blackfeet Community College. http://bfcc.edu/index.php; http://library.bfcc.edu/resources.php; http://aihecvl.org/ <><><>  Access 24/7 from home or library computer- get your library card! CHILTON LIBRARY.COM Automotive Repair Information for Do-It-Yourself (DIY) People.  The Content and Coverage You Need—All in One Location Chilton Library provides exclusive photographs, diagnostics designed by instructors, step-by-step repair procedures, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service ulletins (TSBs) for automobiles and light trucks in one easy-to-use web site. Since this library subscribes to Chilton Library, you are now equipped with decades of data to maintain your vehicle. Just begin by choosing a vehicle.

More announcements from the Library:  As you may know, healthcare technology is one of the fastest-growing sectors of our economy. With growing investment by healthcare organizations in technology and the government's growing interest in electronic health records, demand for professionals with skills in health information systems is growing rapidly. In response to this important opportunity, AIHEC has entered into a collaboration involving Oglala Lakota College, the National Indian Health Board (NIHB) and InterSystems intended to help TCUs participate in building a Health IT workforce in Indian Country.  OLC took the lead in developing an online introductory course on the Electronic Health Records (EHR) Resource & Patient Management System (RPMS), which is used by IHS and most Tribally-operated health facilities.  InterSystems, the provider of the RPMS system software has generously provided OLC and the TCU membership with complementary licenses for the RPMS training database as an education resource to the colleges.  The introductory course, together with the RMPS training database will be available to all of the TCUs interested in providing opportunities for their students in this rapidly growing field of study. We are encouraging all of the TCUs to consider adopting this course as a first step toward possibly developing an entire Health IT program. <><><> Five TCUs Selected for NARCH Sub-Awards: AIHEC selected five TCUs through a competitive selection process under its NARCH VII Project. Congratulations goes out to: Candeska Cikana Community College, Dine College, Northwest Indian College, Oglala Lakota College, and Stone Child College. Each of these institutions have made an institutional commitment to establish a behavioral health research and education program designed to develop and sustain community-based resources necessary to identify and address local behavioral health issues. These sub-awards are for two years after which, a second cohort of TCUs will be selected to develop their capacity for behavioral health research and education programs.


Education (Thomas Raymond)___Students planning to do their student teaching next fall or in the Spring of 2015 need to be aware that the deadline date for the Spring Semester of 2014-2015 is September 25, 2014.  Incomplete Applications or Applications submitted after the due date WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.


Activities Committee (Theresa Lone Hill)___Reminder:  Graduation weekend and powwow is around the corner, June 20 -22.  Thank you to all who have donated to date.  The category sheet is posted by the Business Office at Piya Wiconi.  If you select your category to donate to you still have time for payroll deduction, a little bit taken directly out of your check.  You won’t miss it!  So, stop by Piya Wiconi and select which category you would like to sponsor, the payroll deduction forms are right there with the category sheet……  Each category is ranging from $500 down to $40 or you can give any amount even if it is only $5 or $10.  Let’s all work together and have a Fabulous Graduation Celebration!!  Come in, sign up on the sheet on Friday when you arrive for the March All Staff meeting, fill out your payroll D form, take it to Holly in payroll and you’re all set!!  Wanda Reddy, Activities Committee Secretary/Direct Mail Clerk.


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

This week we have two items from AIHEC 2014. That is archery and the one act play performers. Next off we have a memorial walk for AIM member carter camp. That also involves the memory of the Wounded Knee Massacre. We would also be showing a couple    of basketball games: The Lady Bravehearts vs Northwest Indian College and, the Bravehearts against Leech Lake Tribal College.

  7:11 am AIHEC One Act Play

  7:30 am Carter Camp Walk

 12:47 pm AIHEC One Act Play

  1:07 pm AIHEC archery 

  1:19 pm Carter Camp Walk

  6:36 pm OLC Brave Hearts vs NWIC Lady Eagles

  8:04 pm Men's Leech Lake Tribal College 

Wopila Tanka, KOLC-TV



Free Movie Screening—Room to Breathe  @ Nunpa Theater__Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 6:30 (change in date due to weather, previously April 2), The movie ROOM TO BREATH is a surprising story of transformation as struggling kids in a San Francisco public middle school are introduced to the practice of mindfulness meditation. “Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.” Mindfulness is a form of social and emotional learning that can be described as a particular way of paying attention in order to bring awareness to one’s experience. The need for mindfulness in our education system is clear. Stress levels in students are high; pressure from within the school system as well as from parents for increased test scores takes a toll on both students and teachers. There are increasing numbers of suspensions and dropouts; kids are disengaged from school and don’t even want to be in school to learn. Many problems schools face are the inability of students to focus or control their impulses, stress and anxiety in both students and teachers, and a lack of connection between students and their school community. Discussion to follow about how Little Wound School is utilizing the program.  For more info contact: Alicia Mousseau @ 484-3625 or Alicia.mousseau@gmail.com. 


Garden Training: A look at the basics of gardening.  April 3 & 10, 2014, Porcupine Clinic Training Rm.  Meal will be provided.  April 3, 5:00-7:00pm—Beginner Garden Training.  A look at the asics of gardening including: sunshine, soil types, alternative garden methods like raised beds and pots, tilling, when to plant, how to plant and watering.  April 10, 5:00-7:00pm—Intermediate Garden Training.  A look into the next steps of gardening including: insects, both good and bad, using pesticides, pruning vegetable and herb plants.  Contact info:  NRC @ 605-399-9905 x 418 or SDSU Extension @ 605-455-1299. 


The SD State Historical Society History Conference.  A SD Education: The history of higher learning in the state, April 4-5, 2014, Best Western Ramkota Hotel, Pierre, SD.  Join us as we discuss the history of higher education in South Dakota.  Colleges, Universities, and Vocational Schools had and continue to have a profound impact on the citizens and communities within our state.  For more information, call the society at 605-773-3458 or visit us online at history.sd.gov. 


2014 Tribal College Journal Student Photography Art Contest.  Deadline: 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. 


Summer job opportunities with the US Forest Service in Colorado and Wyoming. 

My name is Jon Myers and I work for the US Forest Service in Colorado.  We are looking to outreach the attached link listing temporary summer jobs located on the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest located in Colorado and Wyoming.  There are a variety of jobs available working in the following programs; Range, Forestry, Recreation, Wildlife, Hydrology, and others located in a variety of work locations from Douglas, Wyoming down to Yampa, Colorado.  If you can please help us advertise these opportunities we would appreciate it.  Many of these job announcements will close mid-February, so if there are any interested candidates they will need to act fast!  The link below lists the jobs available and there is an applicant guide to help folks get started.  All of the jobs must be applied for online at the USAJOBS website.  Thanks in advance for helping share this opportunity.  If you have questions please let me know!  Thanks for your time.  http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/mbr/about-forest/jobs


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.   http://americanindian.clas.asu.edu/events.