Oglala Lakota Collge
Wicah’pi Cikala

(Little Star)


Weekly Bulletin                                           August 22-26, 2016



President’s Office (Tom Shortbull) ___BOT Meetings:  August 29 – Program Policy @ noon at PRCC.  August 29 – Finance @ 5:00pm at PW.  August 30 – Personnel @ 5:00pm at PW.  August 31 – BOT @ 5:00pm at Piya Wiconi. 


Woksape Tipi (Michelle May)___Happy happy ...every day!!!!  Native America Calling is a national call-in program that invites guests and listeners to join a dialogue about current events, music, arts, entertainment and culture. The program is hosted by Tara Gatewood (Isleta Pueblo) and airs live each weekday from 1-2 pm Eastern.  Join the conversation by calling 1-800-996-2848.

Monday August 22, 2016 - Can the Dakota Access Pipeline be stopped?

The protest grows in size by the day at the spot where Energy Transfer Partners is breaking ground on the Dakota Access Pipeline. The protesters near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation hope to stop the momentum toward building the nearly 1,200-mile pipeline carrying crude oil from the Bakken oil fields to Illinois. Protesters set up at the Camp of the Sacred Stones are raising awareness of the issue, filling social media with videos and pictures. Meanwhile, lawyers on both sides are battling in the courts. Will pipeline opponents' outcry change the outcome?  

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - Starting college the right way 

This is the time of year when young people are heading off to college for the first time. There are a lot of details and new experiences for incoming freshmen: financial aid, class schedules, dorm roommates, and missing home. Beyond the basics, what do Native students need to know to be prepared?  

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - At the Native Cinema Showcase 2016

We put the spotlight on some of the Native filmmakers whose films recently graced the big screen. The Native Cinema Showcase, during Santa Fe Indian Market, highlights recent works. We discuss films, the movie industry and how Native Americans fit into the world of cinema.  

Thursday, August 25, 2016 - You're cordially invited...to a traditional Native American wedding

Some traditional weddings take days to complete and require specific time-honored tasks from the bride and groom. They're not the typical Western weddings with the puffy, white gowns, tuxedos and tiered cake. Many young Native American couples are opting for the traditional ceremony. What does it take to put on a traditional wedding? How have traditions changed to fit the times? 

Friday, August 26, 2016 - August in the News

The protest against the Dakota Access Project gathered steam, although organizers complained about unfavorable media coverage. They took their messages to social media. That's one of the topics on the table as we check in on recent news.  


Ag/Nat Resources (Leslie Henry)___Wazi Paha Festival.   A festival celebrating traditional and contemporary Lakota life ways.  Saturday, August 27, 2016.  Traditional Powwow (one day).  Registration 12 noon – Grand Entry 1:00pm.  OLC Powwow grounds.  Day money for all dancers in full regalia – 3 yrs to Golden Age.  First four (4) drums paid.  Specials, intertribal and social dancing.  All other competitions start 12:00pm, judging at 2:00pm.  Evening meal at 5:00pm.  Indigenous Games: Traditional Long Bow Archery <> Double Ball <> Hand-games.  Arts & Crafts:  Quill jewelry (only) <> Beaded Jewelry (only) <> Quilts & Miscellaneous.  Mini Workshops:  10am to 1pm.  Quill making <> Tipi painting.  Cook Off:  Soup, Wojapi, BBQ beef, fried bread (only).  Produce:  Tomatoes, corn, potatoes, jalapeno peppers, bell peppers, zucchini squash (summer), Hubbard squash (winter), veggie basket (vegetable, variety needs to be on the label or it cannot be entered in the contest.  Contact:  Theresa Lone Hill 605-455-6085. 


Professional Dev’t/CEU (Wayne Weston)___I am requesting time from each college center to do some wellness training along with Lance Christensen.  This training will be done either in the morning or afternoon.  We would like this to happen early in the semester to get students familiar with services we offer and wellness information. If you can give me some dates that would be good for you as soon as possible it will be greatly appreciated we hope to have either gift cards or door prizes offered and possibly a meal. Thank you for your time and consideration.  wweston@olc.edu, Office (605) 455-6083

Cell (605) 407-7853. 


Tech Support (Cliff DeLong)___It is that time of the year again. Please take a look at your webpages on OLC’s main site. They may need to be updated or changed completely. Feel free to email me the changes at your own discretion.  Thank You and Have A Nice Day!  Wallace White Dress, Data Systems Administrator, 605-455-6060, wwhitedress@olc.edu,


Student Activities/Coach (Mary Tobacco)___Welcome back everyone!  Ake iyuha tan wacinyankapi kte, watohanl.  Please email your request to use the Multipurpose Facility to me if you would like to use it in the future.  Use is reserved for OLC staff and student activities.  I have protocol to follow before usage is approved, including availability and priority.  Some things to include in your request: Purpose of Use, # of People Expected, Date & Time of Use, Set-Up (tables, chairs, etc., etc.).  <><><>  The doors of the Multipurpose remain locked, especially when Lakota Woglake Wounspe is in session.  Looking forward to an awesome year!  Student Activities Director/WBB Coach, Telephone:  (605) 455-2985, Fax:  (605) 455-2987, Cell:  (605) 454-5632, Email:  mtobacco@olc.edu, Alt. Email:  marytobacco@gmail.com, www.olc.edu.  Hoka Hey Cantetinza!


AIHEC (Jonnie Clifford)___As you all know we will be doing the AIHEC Conference in 2017 in Rapid City.  I need to find coordinators for all the competitions – you can not be the coach for OLC if you are the coordinator.  I have already identified a few of you, but if you are interested in coordinating a competition please let me know.  I need to start working on this now.  It will be coming up fast. Thank

AIHEC 2017 Coordinator.


Development (Marilyn Pourier)___Historical Center.  The Historical is open each day beginning June 13 through September 2, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  At the Center you will see historical photographs and artwork displays that chronicle the history of the Oglala Lakota from the early 1800s to the Wounded Knee Massacre in 1890.  An audiotape of this history provides greater meaning to the displays that you will see. The 20 min. presentation ends with a 5 minute video featuring President Thomas Shortbull who tells the history of Indian education, the tribal colleges and Oglala Lakota College. <><><>  Please consider bringing your class to visit the Historical Center.  Contact Wanda Reddy 455-6042, Cathy Ferguson 455-6041 or myself 455-6045 for an appointment from 8:30-4:30pm.   If you would like to schedule an evening class contact me (Marilyn Pourier) and I will make arrangements to be here.  <><><>  To coincide with the opening of the Historical Center for the summer OLC presents the Summer Artist Series, “A Vision of Our History by Lakota Artist” from June 13 thru September 2, 2016 (12 WKS) featuring the following artists:  June 13-17: Alvin Iron Cloud—Wood Sculptures <> June 20-24: Kevin Poor Bear—Multimedia <> June 27– July 1: Kelly Looking Horse—Multimedia <> July 4-8: Kevin Pourier—Buffalo Horn Art <> July11-15: Joey Blue Legs—Bead & Quill Work <> July 18-22: Richard Red Owl—Acrylics <> July 25-29: Paulette Iron Crow--Beadwork <> August 1-5: Agnes Westover—Star Quilts <> August 8-12:  Nathan Blindman—Acrylics <> August 15-19: Don Montileaux—Pencil Ledger Art <>  August 22-26:  James Under Baggage—Stone Sculpture <>  August 29– September 2: Waylon Gaddie—Raw Hide/ Parfleche.  Open MONDAY—FRIDAY 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. 


2016 Calendar:  July/August

Classes Begin        August 22


KOLCTV (Tony Brave)___ This week’s schedule from  Shields King.
7:01 - AM – We’re presenting an interesting OST Council Meeting this week. The OST Tribal Council Regular Session Meeting held in the Pine Ridge Council Chambers. 

12:56 - PM - Next comes the 31st Annual Oglala Nation Pow-wow.  Held on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation Pow-wow Grounds in Pine Ridge with many styles of Dancing and Competitions and a display of beautiful Regalia.  Also, featuring the Miss Oglala Nation Contest. 

7:04 - PM - Tribal Council Regular Session meeting. Held in the Pine Ridge Council Chambers. 




Pine Ridge Area Chamber of Commerce.   Bull Riding & Barrel Racing Finals.  Wednesday August 17, 2016 @ 6:00 pm.  3 Mile Creek Arena , 7 Miles West of Kyle on BIA 2 .  Open Bulls & Barrels $500 added.  Entries $60 for card holders $75 non card holders.  Jr. Bulls & Barrels $250 added.  Entries $30 for card holders $40 non card holders.  Contact PRACC at 605-455-2685   for info and entries


Festival of Books.  South Dakota Humanities Council.  The Festival of Books is scheduled for September 22-15 in Brookings, SD.  Headlining the Festival will be Jane Smiley, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the 2016 One Book South Dakota, Some Luck.  She will be joined by at least three other Pulitzer winners:  Shirley Christian (international reporting), Michael Dirda (criticism) and Ted Kooser  (poetry).  Other notable presenters include Young Readers One book author Jennifer Richard Jacobson, Acclaimed novelist jess Walter, best-selling mystery authors Jeffery Dever and Anne Perry and many more.  We are now accepting exhibitor applications and advertising space reservations for the 2016 Festival, and we hope you’ll join us for the event!  The early bird exhibitor deadline is May 31 and the ad deadline is June 10.  If you have any questions, call me (Jennifer Widman) at 605-688-5715 or email Jennifer@sdhumanities.org.  Jennifer Widman, Director,  South Dakota Center for the Book, South Dakota Humanities Council.