oglala Lakota College
Wicah’pi Cikala

(Little Star)


Weekly Bulletin                                           April 27-May 1, 2015


President’s Office (Tom Shortbull)___ There will be an All Staff meeting on Friday, May 1, 2015 starting at 10:00 a.m. during which time the end of the year announcements will be made and staff awards will be presented. The Committee meetings will commence after the all staff. The President’s Office will be providing the noon meal at this All Staff Meeting. If you should have any questions please contact my office.   <><><>  BOT Mtgs:  Personnel, May 18 @ 5:00pm at Piya Wiconi.  Program Policy, May 19 @ 5:00pm at PRCC.  Finance, May 20 @ 5:00pm at Piya Wiconi.  BOT, May 21 @ 5:00pm at Piya Wiconi. 


Student Affairs (Wayne Weston)__ Mandatory All Staff Training “American Disabilities Act” Friday May 1st, 2015 Piya Wiconi Administration Building.  Agenda: 1:00 PM    Heath Ducheneaux, OST Voc. Rehab <> 2:00 PM Ben D Anderson, CEO Break Through Inc. <> 3:00 PM  Arlene Poncelet, Executive Director SD Council on Developmental Disabilities.  <><><>  The Student Senate recently held a planning meeting for a leadership conference and it has been agreed that the conference will be held on May 13, 2015 at Piya Wiconi (site TBA).  The title of the conference is “Preventing Suicide through Culture and Awareness” and will be held from 9:30am to 3:30pm with lunch provided by the OST Health Administration.  If you have any questions please contact me at 605-455-6083 (offc), 407-7853 (cell) or wweston@olc.edu.  Wopila.


Education (Tom Raymond)___Dr. Shannon Amiotte, Professor of Education in the college's education department was elected on April 20 as the President Elect of the South Dakota Association of Colleges of Teacher Education organization at their Spring Meeting in Chamberlain. This means that as President in 2016 she will represent all 9 teacher education programs (includes the tribal ones too) in South Dakota at the National Convention. To my knowledge Shannon is the first tribal college faculty person to hold this position and be able to represent the state.  Congratulations and support for her are encouraged. We in the education department are very pleased and honored to be able to work with and support Shannon. 


Pine Ridge CC (Shirley Brewer)___Announcement from Chrysan Smallwood.  My early entry student Anthony D. Red Feather was awarded the GATES Scholarship. Congratulations to Anthony. I am very proud of him.  He has certainly worked hard for this achievement. Anthony is an early entry student from Pine Ridge High School.  This is his second semester here at OLC.  His first semester he earned a 3.50 gpa, which earned him a place on the Presidents List.  <><><>   The Pine Ridge College Center would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to the wonderful ladies who provided a huge service to the community by doing “hair, makeup, and nails” for the Pine Ridge High School prom.  There were 36 young ladies who were made to feel very glamorous by our most talented staff.  A big thank you to Piya Wiconi staff  Faith Moves Camp, Krista White, Whisper Catches, Tangerine LeBeau, Gina Good Crow, and Diane Winters.  Bessie also filled the role of hair dresser a big thank you to her as well. <><><>  I would also like to extend a pat on the back to PRCC students Tara Black Elk, Dillon Nelson, Lisa Bagola and PRCC staff Jeanne Cuny and Bessie LeBeau for working out in that hot sun for hours to beautify the area around the skate park.   


Pahin Sinte CC (Cindy Iron Cloud)___ SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING.  Presenter: Lance Cristensen.  April 29, 2015,  1:00-3:00 QPR (Question, Persuade & Refer).  Everyone is welcome. <><><>  Cecelia Fire Thunder Shawl Making & Basic Dress Making Workshop. First 10 participants will receive material for the workshop.  Please sign up with Diana.  MAY 1, 2015 1:00-3:00. <><><>  Oglala Sioux Tribal President John Steele: Hosted by the Tribal Laws & Treaties Class.  May 5, 2015 1:00 to 4:00.  For further questions contact Cindy Iron Cloud at 867-5404.  Thank you.


Woksape Tipi (Michelle May)___ First Peoples Fund Dances with Words Writing Workshop, Wednesday April 29 from 5:30-8:30pm at OLC’s Woksape Tipi library at Piya Wiconi.  <><><>  Beginning Genealogy Workshop.  Tuesday April 28 from 10am to Noon. At Woksape Tipi Library on Piya Wiconi campus.  Elders, students and community members are welcome.  We will provide help with your family charts and tips to make your genealogy research a little easier!   Bring any family charts and other information you wish to use and share.  Questions? Woksape Tipi Library 605-455-6069.  Stella Iron Cloud 605-899-1411.  Red Ink A Native American Student Publication— The Storytellers, Celebrating 25 years.  <><><>  25th Anniversary Launch Party!! Join us at Woksape Tipi for a Young Writer’s Workshop! Red Ink Publishers & Special Guests will be here to recognize Lakota Authors and Artist featured in the final issue of RED INK.  Thursday, May 7th 5:30 to 8pm.  Sponsored by RED INK & Woksape Tipi Library (605) 455-6069..


Pass Creek CC (Leslie Heathershaw)___Career Day.  Spring 2015.  April 30, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Tribal Programs/Oglala Lakota College.  Everyone welcome to attend!  If you have departmental or program brochures you would like display please put them in the PCCC mailbox and they will be picked up.  For more info call 605-455-2757.   <><><>   Outdoor FLEA MARKET & INDIAN TACO SALE!  Friday, May 8, 2015 at the Pass Creek CC parking lot (great location).  Starts at 11:00 a.m.   $10.00 a Table. One person per table.  $5.00 a Taco.  Hosted by the PCCC Student Organization.  For more info call 455-2757.


Pejuta Haka(Steph Sorbel)__Lakota-Cultural Teachings & Activities. May 8, 2015 9:00 am

At Pejuta Haka College Center.  Featuring: Workshops That you won’t want to miss:  Lakota Star Knowledge Film <> Traditional Song and Dance—Gus Yellow Hair <> Traditional Food Prep & Preservation—Steph Sorbel <> Doll Making—Cecelia Fire Thunder <> Horse Culture—Lance  Christensen <> Tipi Raising—Ivan Sorbel <> Archery—Arlin Whirlwind Horse.  Concession Booth: Sponsored by: Pejuta Haka College.  1st twenty people get a special gift.  Free Event.  Everyone Welcome. 


Voc Ed (David White Bull)___ National Career Readiness Certificate.  The ACT National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) is a credential that demonstrates achievement and a certain level of workplace employability skill in  *Applied Mathematics *Locating Information *Reading for Information.  WorkKeys assessments measure “real world” skills that employers are looking for in order to have job success.  Test questions are based on situations in the everyday world.  ACT NCRC is a valuable credential for students whether they plan to go directly to work after high school or pursue postsecondary paths.  Earning the ACT NCRC helps anyone with their career decisions, especially by giving them an understanding of what skills they need.  Contact:  Shyla White Lance 605-455-6090 or Gloria Eastman 605-899-9940 for information on how to get your FREE certificate.    <><><>  Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA).  Classroom work: Wednesday, May 20-Friday, May 29, 2015, 8:30am—5:00pm at the Pejuta Haka CC.  Friday May 29 – Sunday  June 7, 2015, 8:30 p.m.—5:00p.m. at the He Sapa CC.   Additional 16 hr. Clinical Times to be announced for both.  You must attend the first day to be enrolled or call Shyla White Lance to sign up and for more information at 605-455-6090 or email swhitelance@olc.edu.    OLC & SD Allied Health Training Consortium. 


Registrar (Leslie Mesteth)___Registration to begin on April 20th!!  Fall 2015 registration begins on April 20th and ends on August 14, 2015.  Deadline for new student admission is August 7, 2015.   Current OLC students should visit their counselor to see what classes they can register for.  New students will need to bring a copy of their high school transcripts OR GED transcripts and Degree of Indian Blood (if enrolled in a tribe).


Bookstore(Myreen Iron Cloud)__Book buy back—Monday & Tuesday May 18th & 19th, 2015 9:00am to 4:30pm at OLC Bookstore.  Bring all CD’s, DVD’S and supplemental materials purchased with your textbook.


Ag Extension (Leslie Henry)__ Multiple Positions opening soon Student Interns and Recent Graduates.  USDA, South Dakota Rural Development.  Apply at www.usajobs.gov. (search South Dakota).  Part-time and full-time positions will be available for assessing credit risk and understanding and employing good lending principles in the following loan & grant program areas: Community Programs, Business Programs, Single Family & Multi-Family Housing.  Relevant Majors include Accounting, Agriculture Economics, Banking & Credit, Business Administration, Finance, Economics, Community and Regional Planning and similar areas of study. Most positions will be for appointments until September 30, 2015, with possible consideration for any full-time permanent positions available at that time. For a list of frequently asked questions pertaining to the Pathways Programs, please visit https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pathways_FAQs for information regarding the available positions and the USDA Pathways Programs, please contact Kay Daugherty, South Dakota-Administrative Officer, Kay.Daugherty@sd.usda.gov or 605-352-1105. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer


Activities Committee (Theresa Lone Hill, Chair)___Hi all!!  ONLY two  months until Graduation (June 21st) and little time to apply your donation to payroll deduction, so you can give a small amount at a time.  This is a wonderful way to honor or to memorialize a loved one. The category poster is still pretty bare.  Support your Graduates, Dancers, Children…. Graduation weekend is a fun time for all. The payroll deduction forms are available on the poster, pen included, outside the Piya Wiconi Conference Rm.  Wopila to those that have already signed up to help support the Pow-Wow ! Categories:  Women’s Golden Age, Women’s Traditional, Women’s Jingle, Women’s Fancy, Teen Girl’s Traditional, Teen Girl’s Jingle, Teen Girl’s Fancy, Jr. Girl’s Traditional, Jr. Girl’s Jingle,  Jr. Girl’s Fancy.  Men’s Golden Age, Men’s Traditional, Men’s Grass, Men’s Fancy, Teen Boy’s Traditional, Teen Boys Grass, Teen Boys Fancy, Jr. Boy’s Traditional, Jr. Boy’s Grass, Jr. Boy’s Fancy.  Tiny Tots.  Total gifted so far $2,075, and that is ONLY from 13 individuals—If 13 more gave the same…..it ADDS up FAST. And you don’t have to be an employee of OLC to give, so you can let your family and friends know too! WOPILA Wanda reddy, secretary Activities committee, 455-6042  


KOLC TV (Tony Brave)___ Here is what we will be showing on KOLC-TV. Oglala Lakota College Television all this week – Shields King.

7:08-AM- Tribal council meeting, Regular Session Part 1. 

11:13-AM- Little Wound Mustangs vs Pine Ridge Thorpes. pt 1.

12:27-PM- Black Hills Pow-wow Sunday Part 1. 

3:42-PM- Wilmer Mesteth Night Dance part 1.

5:54-PM- Wilmer Mesteth & Maori Speak.

7:41-PM- Black Hills Pow-wow, Sunday part 1.

10:57-PM- Wilmer Mesteth Night Dance part 1.

1:09-AM- Wilmer Mesteth & Maori speak.

2:56-AM- Tribal Council Meeting, Regular Session part 1.


Spring 2015 Calendar

May 10                       Regular Classes End

May 15                       Faculty’s Last Day

May 11-15                  Make-up Period

May 15                       Grades Due

May 26                       Memorial Day (Offices Closed)

May 29                       Last Day for Chairs

June 10                       Graduates Day

June 19-21                  Graduation/Powwow

June 19                       Last Day for Support Staff (24 pay period)


Other Announcements


Lakota Emergence.  Dahl Arts Center, Rapid City, SD.  May 6-9, 2015.  Presented by the Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies in partnership with the Rapid City Arts Council and the Sioux Indian Museum.  FREE admission.  Special Events:  May 1-9 – Rapid City high school students’ Lakota Emergence artwork exhibition.  May 6 – Performance by Lakota rapper Frank Waln.  May 7 – Reception catered by The Sioux Chef (Tickets for sale).  May 8 – Panel discussion with the exhibit artists.  Sixteen distinguished and emerging Lakota artists living across the country create original artworks that respond expressively to the emergence narrative and Lakota identities today. 


OST Community Research Conference 2015.  The Oglala Sioux Tribe Research Review Board and CRCAIH present a community research conference that is scheduled for May 7th, 2015 at the SuAnne Big Crow Boys & Girls Club in Pine Ridge, SD.  Our plenary speakers are Dr. Maria Yellow Horse-Brave Heart, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Director of Native American & Disparities Research at the University of New Mexico.  Her talk is titled Current Direction: OST Researcher.  Also Dr. Alicia Mousseau, a Research Instructor with the Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health at the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus and Director of the Thiwahe Gluwasakapi Project. Her talk is titled, "Community Education--Voices of past, present, and future.” This email contains our 'Save the Date', ' Registration Form', and our 'Call for Posters' with poster submission form. If you have any questions please feel free to give us a call or reply to this email.  We look forward to seeing you in Pine Ridge next month!  Thanks, Liz Belt, OSTRRB Coordinator, OST Health Administration, Health Research Coordinator,  PO Box 5011, Pine Ridge, SD 57770 Phone: (605) 867-1704 ext 212, Fax: (605) 867-2063 ostrrb@gmail.com


USDA-Rural Development.  We will be filling several student intern and recent graduate positions with USDA-Rural Development in South Dakota.  We anticipate the positions will be posted on the https://www.usajobs.gov/StudentsAndGrads pathways website (Pathways for Students & RecentGraduates to Federal Careers).  The positions will be full or part time and may be located in any of our offices throughout the State:  Aberdeen, Huron, Mitchell, Pierre, Rapid City, Sioux Falls, Watertown, Yankton.  To qualify for the USDA Pathways Internship Program, applicants must meet the following requirements:  Must submit unofficial transcript(s). Official transcript(s) will be required, if applicant is selected for a position).  Must be a high school graduate or equivalent.  Must be in good academic standing as defined by the educational institution.  A signed participant agreement is required for employment under Pathways.  Also we ask applicants to create/update their accounts in USAjobs including an updated resume now so once the position is advertised and posted on USA Jobs  https://www.usajobs.gov/ , they can apply.  If you have any questions on the announcements or location, please feel free to contact me at Kay A. Daugherty, Administrative Program Director, Rural Development, United States Department of Agriculture, 200 4th Street SW, Federal Building Room 210, Huron, SD 57350, Phone:  605.352.1105 | Cell Phone: 605.530.5339, Fax:  855.262.1940 

www.rurdev.usda.gov/SD_RuralDevelopment.html .  <><><>  The Pathways Programs offer clear paths to Federal internships for students from high school through post-graduate school and to careers for recent graduates, and provide meaningful training and career development opportunities for individuals who are at the beginning of their Federal service. As a student or recent graduate, you can begin your career in the Federal government by choosing the path that best describes you and where you are in your academics:  *Internship Program: This program is for current students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions from high school to graduate level, with paid opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school. Additional information about the Internship Program.   *Recent Graduates Program: This program is for individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs and seek a dynamic, career development program with training and mentorship. To be eligible, applicants must apply within two years of degree or certificate completion (except for veterans precluded from doing so due to their military service obligation, who will have up to six years to apply). Additional information about the Recent Graduates Program.  *Presidential Management Fellows Program: For more than three decades, the PMF Program has been the Federal government’s premier leadership development program for advanced degree candidates. This program is now for individuals who have received a qualifying advanced degree within the preceding two years. For complete program information, visit: www.pmf.gov.  For additional

information on the Pathways Programs please visit: http://www.opm.gov/HiringReform/Pathways.


2015 Festival of Books.  The Festival of Books is scheduled for September 24-27 in Rapid City and Deadwood, SD.  The Exhibitors Hall located in the Event Center at the Deadwood Mountain Grand – a Holiday Inn Resort will be the site of book sales, book signings, concessions and special events.  Questions!  Contact Jennifer Widman by e-mail, jennifer@sdhumanities.org, or phone, 605-688-5715. More info to follow at a later date.