oglala Lakota College
Wicah’pi Cikala

(Little Star)


Weekly Bulletin                                           November 16-20, 2015


President’s Office (Tom Shortbull)___ November BOT meetings:  Program Policy – Monday, November 23 @ noon at PRCC and Personnel at 5:00 p.m. at Piya Wiconi.  Finance, Tuesday, November 24 @ 5:00 p.m. at Piya Wiconi.  BOT, Monday, November 30 @ 5:00 p.m. at Piya Wiconi.  <><><>   The Thanksgiving Holiday is Thursday, November 26, and Friday November 27.  There will be no work for OLC employees, the offices will be closed and there will be no classes on these days. 


Lakota Studies Department (Karen Lone Hill)__13th Annual Lakota Speech ContestTakotakiya Lakota Tawoihanble Kuwapi” Lakota Visions for the Future.  Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 9:00 am at Piya Wiconi.  Categories include: A. Grades K-3 (limit 2 mins), B. Grades 4-8 (limit 3 mins), C. Grades 9-12 (limit 4 mins), D. College Students (limit 6 mins, E. Community Members (limit 8 mins).  Lakota Language students, Kindergarten through College as wells as community members are encouraged to participate!! For more information visit the Lakota Studies Website @ www.olc.edu. Sponsored by: Lakota Studies Department.


Pejuta Haka CC (Steph Sorbel)___November is Native American Month.   November 19 – Thanksgiving Community Feed – Traditional  Foods.   November 20 – Quill Workshop 11am-5pm with Verola Spider.  Learn the basics of quill work from dyeing to wrapping.  November 20 – Doll Making Workshop 11:00am with Cecelia Fire Thunder.  Learn why every woman should have a doll in her life and how to make one and take home for yourself.  Also a good Christmas gift.  November 21 – Test Anxiety Workshop.  November 23 – Candy survival and sweet break, come and get a survival kit for Finals.  November 25 – Archery, tipi set up contest, pie eating contest, tricycle race, dinner, han waci and handgames.   December 9 – Open House 9am-12noon.  <><><>   Fundraising Schedule:  November 10 – Cupcake Bake off Contest.  November 17 – Buffalo Indian Taco Sale $5.00.


Allied Health (Gloria Eastman)___Announcement from Career Navigator Sarah Beare.  South Dakota Allied Health Training Consortium Career Fair.  Unsure about your future?  Looking for work?  Not sure which career path to take?  Then this event is for you!  Network with professionals from an array of backgrounds and learn about the certificates we offer.  DATE: Thursday November 19, 2015 TIME: 12 P.M. to 4 P.M.  LOCATION: He Sapa College Center Building #2 117 Knollwood Drive, Rapid City, SD.  NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED OPEN TO THE PUBLIC **COME DRESSED TO IMPRESS AND DON’T FORGET TO BRING SEVERAL COPIES OF YOUR RESUME’**Questions?  Please contact: Sarah Beare @ (605) 342-1513 or sbeare@olc.edu.

<><><> National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC).  The ACT NCRC is a portable credential that demonstrates achievement and a certain level of workplace employability skills in: Applied Mathematics, Locating Information & Reading for Information.  Work Keys assessments measure “real world” skills that employers believe are critical to job success.  Test questions are based on situations in the everyday work world with four different certificate levels:  Platinum, Gold, Silver & Bronze.  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 students with their career decisions, especially by giving them an understanding of what skills they need.  Contact Shyla White Lance for more info at 455-6090 or swhitelance@olc.edu.

Library (Michelle May)___ TREATIES MATTER  Check out the "Treaties Matter" learning tool as part of the Federal Depository Library Program!!!!  <><><>   Free Film Screening “The Wisdom of the Grandmothers.”  Friday, November 20, 2015, 1:00pm to 2:30pm.  OLC Woksape Tipi Academic/ Public Library, Piya Wiconi Campus.  A special screening of the documentary film “The Wisdom of the Grandmothers” with filmmaker and author of “Women’s Voices: The Wisdom of the Grandmothers.”  The film contains fascinating and inspiring interviews of grandmothers from Siberia to Patagonia and explores the meaning behind on indigenous teaching “There won’t be peace on earth until the voices of the grandmothers are heard.”  Through more than 50 interviews with grandmothers representing a range of cultures, races, religions and economic strata, the film challenges viewers to value older women and find ways to engage grandmothers more fully in their families, communities and nations.  They offer inspiration and hope and provide insight into what is really important for our collective healing today.  For more information go to www.womensvoicesproject.com. 

Pine Ridge CC (Shirley Brewer)__ Pine Ridge College Center will be hosting an Open House/Thanksgiving Dinner on November, 24th from 10:00am-2:00pm.  Open to the community.  Departments please drop off information for the Open House at the PRCC or in the PRCC mailbox at Piya Wiconi. PRCC would also like to thank the Pine Ridge School, Pine Ridge PAC and PRCC Student Org for putting on the Annual Halloween Carnival held on October 28th, over 250+ children were in attendance.

Student Affairs (Wayne Weston)___I am reminding you that AIHEC (March 14-16, 2016) is not too far off in the distance and there needs to be advanced preparations to make this a successful year again. This year I would like to get the students jacket orders in early enough and have “AIHEC 2016” and their team name on the jackets so it would be advisable to get your teams together and have your team list together very soon. If you are a coach this year please advise me so I may start the rosters with the coaches names so if the students want to know who to contact I can direct them to you.  Wopila! Have a great week… wweston@olc.edu, Office (605) 455-6083, Cell (605) 407-7853.

Math & Science (Karla Witt)___From Charles Jason Tinant:  DOE Scholars Internship Program Application now open for Summer 2016   Internships!  The DOE Scholars Program introduces students or recent college graduates to DOE’s mission and operations.  As a participant in the DOE Scholars Program, you will have a competitive edge for familiarizing yourself with DOE function while showcasing your education, talent, and skills. Disciplines: Engineering; physical sciences; environmental sciences; computer science and information technology; physics; business; policy; program management; mathematics; statistics; safety and health; accounting and finance; law; communications; and other related areas. Eligibility: U.S. Citizens Only. Undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate of an accredited institute of higher education. Locations: Various locations across the U.S. Duration: DOE Scholars internships are typically during the summer months and are approximately 10 weeks in length. Limited extensions may be granted based on the needs of the facility and the intern’s availability. Deadline: Applications accepted September 15, 2015 through December 15, 2015. Benefits: Stipends are a minimum of $600 per week depending on academic status. Travel to and from the appointment site will be paid when the distance is over 50 miles one-way. Learn more and apply now at DOE Scholars (http://orise.orau.gov/doescholars).  

Nursing (Jessica Zephier)___Raffle!  The Level II nursing students are raising money to take their boards upon graduating.  If anyone is interested please call 867-5856 at the Nursing building and ask for any Level II student. The drawing will be on December 1st and winners do not need to be present to win. The students will also deliver the items. $5 per Ticket.  1st Place – Propane $200 value (Lakota Plains Propane). 2nd Place – Nupa Theater Pass ($50 Value). 3rd Place – 2 Golden Corral Buffet w/Drink Tickets. 4th Place – 20 lb. Frozen Meat (Beef/Port). 5th Place – 20 lb. Frozen Meat (Beef/Pork). 

TRIO/SSS (Milton Fineran)___Raffle!  The TRIO/SSS Program is raffling a Go Pro “Hero” action cam.  Some features:  1080 HD video, takes still pictures, WI FI and blue tooth, water proof to 131 feet, comes with USB cord and 2 mounts.  The drawing for the raffle will be held December 18 and need not be present to win.  See Milton (Piya Wiconi), Al Wounded Head 9PRCC), Casie Big Crow (HSCC), Diana Lessert (PSCC) or Tammy Steele (PHCC) for tickets:  $1.00 each or 6/$5.00. 


Athletics (Mary Tobacco)___ OLC offers a $500 scholarship to one male dancer and one female dancer for participation in the Reservation-Wide Teca Wacipi Okolakiciye Wacipi's.   The schedule is as follows:  December 16  @ LNI sponsored by Little Wound.  January 22  Batesland.  February 12  American Horse.  March 4  St. Francis.  April 8 OLC @ Piya Wiconi.  May 6 Porcupine – Finals.   <><><>   Free Youth (K-12) Martial Arts Classes at OLC gym!! October 1-December 17, 2015 from 6:15pm-7:15pm, Thursday evenings.  Classes are instructed by Full Circle Martial Arts Academy, Rapid City.  Mrs. Naomi Even-Aberle, Owner/Head Instructor, 307-216-0332; rc.fcmaa@gmail.com; www.FullCircleMAA.com.  First class will be a trial class.  If students like the first class and want to continue, they can register on-site after the first class.  FREE of CHARGE!   There are 60 slots available. Self-defense for women, 18 years and older. For any questions, please call Red Fox Sanchez at 455-8200.  Sponsored by Kyle Health Center IHS, Oglala Lakota College & Full Circle Martial Arts Academy.



November 20                          Bravehearts @ 7:30p.m.                     SDSM&T                    RAPID CITY, SD

November 20              Lady Bravehearts @ 7:00pm              Univ. of Mary             Bismarck, ND

November 21              Lady Bravehearts @ 2pm cast            Univ. of Mary             Bismarck, ND

November 21       Bravehearts @ 5pm mst                      DICKINSON                         HOME

November 24                          Bravehearts @ 7pm cst                       Univ. of Mary                         Bismarck, ND

November 27                          Bravehearts @ 8pm                            DORDT                      Sioux Center, IA

November 27              Lady Bravehearts @ 7pm                   Hastings College         Hastings, NE

November 28                          Bravehearts @ 1pm                            Northwestern              Sioux Center, IA

November 28              Lady Bravehearts @ 1pm                   Dakota Wesleyan        Hastings, NE

Bravehearts Coach: Tom Brings.  Assistant Coach: Willis Zephier

Lady Bravehearts Coach: Dale Pine, Jr.  Assistant Coach:  Sara Buckman


Creative Writer’s Group (Jessica Charest)___There is a Creative Writer’s Group happening at He Sapa College Center on Thursdays from 4-6 in Rm 132.  Be there or be square [ ]. 


Development (Marilyn Pourier)___We encourage you to bring your class(es) to the Historical Center to see a prominent display of art and photographs that chronicle the history of the Oglala Lakota from the early 1800’s to the Wounded Knee Massacre in 1890.  An audiotape of this history provides greater meaning to the displays and runs 20 minutes.  The presentation also includes a 5 min. video with President Shortbull who tells the history of Indian education, the tribal colleges and of course OLC.  If you would like to schedule a class to visit the Historical Center please contact development staff Wanda at 455-6042, Cathy at 455-6042 or Marilyn 455-6045.  Please have your class here by 4:30pm.  If you can only schedule your class after 5:00 pm call me (Marilyn) or email to set up an appointment, mpourier@olc.edu.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 


KOLC TV (Tony Brave)___Schedule for this week on KOLC TV -- Shields King

7:12-AM-  25th Anniversary of The Lakota Magazine of art RED INK. Held @ the Woksape Tipi Library.

9:31-AM-  Lakota Knowledge Bowl, held in the Piya Wiconi Science Department building. Involving youth of all ages to participate in showing what they know in Lakota Language.

12:31-PM-  Tribal Council Regular Session. Held in the council chambers, in Pine Ridge SD. A session showing the tribal president and council men and women making decisions. The third installment. 

2:26-PM- The 29th Black Hills Pow-wow.  Held In the Rapid City Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. A big event that involves pow-wow dancers of all kinds and ages. A colorful event that the whole family can enjoy. 

4:47-PM- The Tribal Council Regular Session part 3. 

6:43-PM- The 29th Annual Black Hills Pow-wow.

9:04-PM- The 25th Anniversary of Red Ink.

11:23-PM- The Lakota Knowledge Bowl


Fall 2015 Calendar November/December

Nov. 26-27          Thanksgiving Day Holiday (Offices Closed, No Classes)

Dec. 4              Classes End

Dec. 7-11        Make-up Period

Dec. 9              Final Grades Due

Dec. 10-11      Assessment Days

Dec. 14-Jan 4  Dept. Chairs/Faculty Christmas Holiday

Dec. 24-26      Support Staff Christmas Vacation


Student Opportunities:


University of Washington:  The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program. The next generation of conservation leadership includes all voice.  Join a diverse, committed, and exciting group of freshmen and sophomores from around the country on an 8-week journey from the urban jungle to the old growth forest and back. <>Explore conservation of biodiversity across urban, managed, and protected environments<>Connect biodiversity conservation to cultural heritage and environmental justice<>Understand biodiversity conservation and environmental justice in the context of food systems, water systems, climate systems and ecosystems<>Network with conservation professionals from agencies, NGOs, and academic institutions. This is a 2-year immersion program.  The Year 1 experience, Classroom in the Field, starts on June 19, 2016.  Doris Duke Conservation Scholars will have all travel, food and lodging paid during their 8 –week summer experience, and will receive a weekly stipend of $ 500.  Year 2 Scholars will join a Conservation Practice Team, where they will be paired up with conservation professionals and academics for a 8 week team internship. Explore why conservation can make a difference and how you can make a difference in conservation. Learn more and apply at:  Email: ddcsp@uw.edu  www.uwconservationscholars.org  Apply by January 29, 2016.


Marlboro College.  Spread the word on a couple of very exciting opportunities for youth.  1) The Exposures Cross Cultural Youth Arts Program Summer 2016.  June 26-July 17, 2016 in Vermont.   Youth ages 15-21 from diverse regions and cultures come together for 3 weeks of arts and cultural programming with accomplished professionals.  Participants live and work together on photography skills, project fieldwork, and trips to local sites and events.  All interested youth are invited to apply, regardless of ability to pay.  Many participants receive full or partial scholarship.  Tuition includes room, board and transportation.  Applications will begin to be reviewed on January 10, 2016 and monthly thereafter until spots are filled.  If you want to be considered for an early decision, be sure to submit your application by January 10.  To apply online or for more info visit:  www.exposuresprogram.org or call (802) 251-9960.  2) Marlboro Renaissance Scholars:  We’re looking for students that possess intense intellectual passions and the tenacity needed to realize bold academic goals.  Those who, in the spirit of great minds like Leonardo DaVinci, demonstrate an unquenchable curiosity and the ability to tackle complex, interdisciplinary questions imaginativel7y – while giving back to the community along the way.  Students like this are hungry for a college experience that transcends the traditional model.  We call them the Renaissance Scholars – and we’re offering free tuition for one of these exceptional individuals from each U.S. state.  Do you  know that kind of student?   They are offering free tuition for four years to one youth from each of the 50 states, plus Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico. It is an amazing offer and very exciting.  I would love to see participants from your community in each of these two offerings. Please spread the word to everyone you can think of who might know someone who would like to know about it. Feel free to call me if you have any specific questions. 802-257-3397 home or 802-380-9057 cell. John Willis www.jwillis.ne, Professor of Photography Marlboro College & Founding Director of The In-Sight Photography Project & Exposures Cross Cultural Youth Arts Program. www.exposursprogram.org.

(John Willis has traveled to the Pine Ridge Reservation each summer for many years to teach photography, bringing cameras and a group of his students from his Exposures group to work with the youth and adults.)