Oglala Lakota Collge
Wicah’pi Cikala

(Little Star)


Weekly Bulletin                                    September 12-16, 2016



President’s Office (Tom Shortbull) ___ BOT Meetings:  September 26 – Program Policy @ noon at PRCC and Finance @ 5:00pm at PW.  September 27 – Personnel @ 5:00pm at PW.  September 28 – BOT @ 5:00pm at Piya Wiconi.<><><>  PRESS RELEASE announcing Board of Trustees/Local Board Elections.  Oglala Lakota College will hold Board of Trustees and Local Board elections in conjunction with the Oglala Sioux Tribe General Election on November 8, 2016.  There are four Board of Trustees positions open in the following districts:  Pajuta Haka, East Wakpamni, LaCreek, and Pahin Sinte.  There are 19 Local Board positions open in the following districts:  Eagle Nest (1), East Wakpamni (2), Lacreek (2), Oglala (2), Pahin Sinte (3), Pass Creek (3), Pejuta Haka (2), Pine Ridge (2), and Wounded Knee (2).  Any registered eligible Oglala Sioux Tribal member who meets their district residency requirements may run for a position on the Board of Trustees or the Local Board in their district. Petitions will be available September 12, 2016.  Board of Trustee petitions must be picked up and returned to the President’s Office at Piya Wiconi by the person running for office.  Local Board petitions can be picked up from district college centers but they must be turned in to the President’s Office at Piya Wiconi by the person running for office.  Each petition must have AT LEAST twenty-five (25) valid signatures of district residents. All Board of Trustees and Local Board members are subject to Alcohol and Substance Abuse tests as per OLC policy (PPM 62-120).   Deadline for submission of ALL petitions is September 30, 2016, at 4:00 p.m.  Oglala Lakota College Election Committee members:  Jonnie Clifford (455-6047), Faith Moves Camp (455-6039), and Diane Winters (455-6022).


Math/Science & Tech (Karla Witt)___Exciting news from Michelle Salvatore!  OLC has been chosen to be represented in a video to be aired on the American Honda website as a direct result of their funding our endeavors.  They will highlight the activities including the star lab, full dome planetarium, Lakota star knowledge, solar viewing and other activities that their generous grant has allowed us to undertake this past year and all the students, educators and community members served.  Michelle, 605-455-6094, msalvatore@olc.edu. 


Woksape Tipi (Michelle May___NATIVE AMERICA CALLING:  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, September 12, 2016 - Taking a stand at Standing Rock a federal judge's decision Friday dashed the hopes of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the many people assembled to fight the Dakota Access Pipeline project. Then the Obama Administration unexpectedly halted work in order to address "important issues raised by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and other tribal nations." Administration officials went further to say there needs to be a better process "with respect to considering tribes' views on these types of infrastructure projects." Did the movement to stop the pipeline bring, not just a victory for Standing Rock, but open to the door to long-awaited reforms for Indian Country policy?

 Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - When people go hungry! The counties with high Native American populations are among the places with the highest rates of hunger in the U.S. The Map the Meal Gap project by the nonprofit Feeding America lists McKinley and Apache Counties on the Navajo Nation among the places that have the highest need. The group estimates the state of California needs nearly $3 billion more dollars to adequately feed all of its residents. We're taking time during Hunger Action Month to talk about what's being done to address food insecurity and hunger in our Native communities. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - September Book of the Month: "The Pueblo Food Experience Cookbook" A time to feast is frequent in our Native Nations. This month we welcome one of the editors of "The Pueblo Food Experience Cookbook: Whole Food of Our Ancestors," Roxanne Swentzell from Santa Clara Pueblo. The book unlocks many of the savory tastes of the Southwest. The recipes and narratives promote healthy living with the original floodways of the Pueblo nations including the use of pre-contact ingredients that readers are encouraged to grow themselves. Swentzell says it's a way for Native people to remember who they are as Pueblo people. 

Thursday, September 15, 2016 - Man-made earthquakes? The largest earthquake in state history shook the ground just outside the Osage Nation in Oklahoma this month. The U.S. Geological Survey is looking into whether fracking wastewater injection wells are the cause. What role do Native Nations play in protecting people, property and the environment from the possibility of earthquakes caused by humans?

Friday, September 16, 2016 - Accepting our bodies The body positive movement inspires people to love their bodies whether they're 300 pounds or 90 pounds, short or tall. The concept is mostly geared toward plus-size women, but also encourages positive attitudes regardless of race, gender or disability. Plus-size model Ashley Graham made the cover of Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue this year- an indication that public attitudes are shifting. At a time when Native Americans are struggling with obesity and diabetes, is it healthier to feel good about ourselves or strive to slim down?


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)___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! <><><> Open gym time is 8pm-10pm (students will not be excused from class) per schedule. Please wear gym shoes on floor. Participate on your own.  Gas vouchers provided for practices only! <><><> OLC is partnering with area schools and the Junior NBA to improve basketball through camps, clinics, and leagues.  If you are interested in learning some coaching skills please reply to mtobacco@olc.edu  and provide the following information-Full Name, Gender, Age, Center Location, Email Address, Telephone Number (if available) & Coaching Experience. Coaching Education (care & prevention of athletic injuries course, coaching basketball course, coached at middle school, etc. Anyone interested in coaching is encouraged to submit the information. Deadline is Friday, September 16, 2016.   <><><>  Athletics Basketball Information.  1.  Must be full-time (12 credits or more), 2.00 GPA.  2. Sign-up at your local college center by September 23, 2016.  3.  Registrar will determine eligibility.  4.  Must provide an updated physical at orientation.  (Form: http://warehouse.olc.edu/local_links/athletics/docs/) 5. Must have a current OLC ID – ask your counselor for details.  6. Attend orientation & practice at Bravehearts Gym, Piya Wiconi:  -Men’s Basketball Saturday, October 1 @ 11:00a.m.  –Women’s Basketball, Saturday, October 8 @ 11:00a.m.  7. Transportation information & schedule will follow.  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 hosting the AIHEC Conference in March 2017 in Rapid City.  I am looking for coordinators for all the competitions – you cannot 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 you.  605-455-6047, jclifford@olc.edu.  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 is followed 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. 


Ag/Nat Resources (Leslie Henry)___Wazi Paha Festival. WINNERS!!! FOOD:  Wojapi--1st Marlene Brave Heart (Buffalo Berry) 2nd Marlene Brave Heart (Chokecherry),

3rd Boyd Ferguson (Mixed Berry), 4th Marlene Brave Heart (Plum).   BBQ Beef--1st Boyd Ferguson (Beef),  2nd Alan Reddy (Sirloin Steak),  3rd Marilyn Lays Hard (Beef), 4th Jizza Santaro ( Beef).  Soup--1st Marlene Brave Heart (Papa w/Hominy),  2nd Mona Brewer ( Taniga),  3rd Marilyn Lays Hard ( Beef w/ Squash), 4th Marlene Brave Heart (Papa w/Squash).   Fried Bread--1st Francine Janis, 2nd Eileen Apple,  3rd Mona Brewer,  4th Alan Reddy.  QUILTS:  1st Virginia Black Elk ( Multicolor Baby Starquilt),  2nd Agnes Plenty Bull (Green Broken Star),  3rd Gladys Gay (Satin Broken Star), 4th Virginia Black Elk ( Green Lone Star).   MISCELLANEOUS:  1st Tony Horse Road (Backpack), 2nd Matthew Yellow Bull (Beaded Cape), 3rd Curtis Keene 4th,  Matthew Yellow Bull (Shell Cape).  BEADED JEWELRY:  1st Fay Hernandez,  2nd Chester Sitting Bear (Turtle Medallion),  3rd Jamie Her Many Horses,  4th Arielle Clifford.  QUILL JEWELRY:  1st Agnes Plenty Bull (Blue Hair Ties & Choker), 2nd Louis Shaw (4 Color Hair Ties), 3rd Tony Horse Road (Pouches), 4th Chester Sitting Bear (Blue Feather Earrings).  PRODUCE:  Tomatoes--1st Alicia Mousseau, 2nd Tenisa Ducheneaux,  3rd John Heathershaw,  4th Barb Marks.  Corn   --1st John Heathershaw, 2nd Doug Pourier, 3rd Alan Reddy, 4th Nick Hernandez.  Potatoes--1st Judy Derrickson,  2nd Barb Marks, 3rd Marlene Kills Warrior, 4th Leah Mutz.  Hubbard Squash (Winter)--1st John Heathershaw,  2nd Doug Pourier, 3rd Alan Reddy, 4th Barb Marks.  Zucchini Squash (Summer)--1st     Barb Marks,  2nd Micha Marks, 3rd Judy Derrickson, 4th Doug Pourier.  Bell Peppers--1st Nick Hernandez , 2nd Joanna Marks,  3rd Doug Pourier,  4th Alan Reddy.  Jalapeno Peppers-- 1st Barb Marks,  2nd Nick Hernandez,  3rd Alicia Mousseau, 4th Doug Pourier.  Veggie Basket--1st Doug Pourier,  2nd Leah Mutz,  3rd Judy Derrickson,  4th Joanna Marks. 

GAMES:  Archery (15-under) 1st Alex Clifford, 2nd Latiesha Winters ,3rd Shawntae Fast Horse,

4th Hailey Charging Crow.   Archery (16 -over)--1st Dylan Iron Crow,  2nd Cetan Ducheneaux, 3rd Shawn Fast Horse, 4th Pejuta Moves Camp.  Handgames--1st Stick Killers (Fallen Sorbel), 2nd Wild Oglalas (Nick Hernandez), 3rd Ata Cho (Aleatra Evans), 4th That Vish Team (Marissa Zimiga).  Double Ball:  1st Thunder Valley (Eddie Jumping Eagle), 2nd LGC (Hehaka Catches), 3rd Ninja Girls (Tashina Iron Horse), 4th Wild Oglalas (Jamie Her Many Horses).  We also held sack races, tug-o-war (men’s & women’s), jalapeno eating and watermelon eating contests.  It was a great weekend and everyone had loads of fun.  Thanks to all who participated and helped make this year’s Wazi Paha Festival a success.


2016 Calendar:  October/November

Native American Day (office closed no classes)        October 10

Reistration Begins/Spring Semester                            November 7

Veteran’s Day Holiday (Offc Closed Classes Meet) November 11

Thanksgiving Holiday (Office Closed)                      November 24-25


KOLCTV (Tony Brave)___ This week’s schedule from Michael Lays Bad.
7:01 AM - Freshmen Orientation Day Of 2016

OLC Orientation Day held in the Multi-Purpose Building on Piya Wiconi Campus.

10:39 AM - OST Tribal Council Regular Session

Hearing for Jackie Sears held in Council Chambers, Pine Ridge, SD.

1:40 PM - Dakota Access Pipeline Rally KOLC-TV Coverage 8/16 - 8/18

KOLC-TV on-site coverage in Cannon Ball, ND.




Northern Plains Art Market:  EhanniLehanlTokata (Past – Present – Future).  September 17-18.    Ramkota Exhibit Hall.  Sioux Falls, SD.  www.NPIAM.org.


Black Hills Powwow & Fine Arts Expo – “Come Dance With Us  October 7-9.  Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Rapid City, SD.  $100,000 in total prize money.  Golf, Archery, Handgames, Youth Hand Games, Native American Parade, Youth Day Symposium.  Stephen Yellow Hawk, President, 605-341-0925, S_yellowhawk23@hotmail.com.  Dew Bad Warrior Ganje, Vice President, dbadwarrior@gmail.com.


Language Summit:   9th Annual Lakota—Dakota—Nakota Language Summit and First Nations Education Summit.  October 6th – 8th, 2016 – Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Rapid City, SD.  More information visit www.tusweca.com or email info@tusweca.org.