Oglala Lakota College
Wicah’pi Cikala

(Little Star)


Weekly Bulletin                                    September 23-30, 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).


EPA/Student Affairs (Lance Christensen)___OLC’s Student Senate will be meeting Friday, September 23 at Piya Wiconi do discuss future plans and to select officers.  Names of Student Senate representatives and officers will be posted in next issue of the bulletin.

Great ready for conversations around movies and music next week!!!...hope each of you have a good weekend!!!!


Woksape Tipi (Michelle May___Get ready for conversations around movies and music next week!!!...hope each of you have a good weekend!!!!  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.

Friday, September 23 2016 - September in News

One journalism instructor took his students to the camps at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation to observe firsthand the news about the Dakota Access Pipeline protests. We'll ask what they learned and what other people should know about it. Also, how closely does a Native American candidate have to adhere to Native issues in order to get elected? Those are some of the topics we take a look at as we consider what's making news in Native America. 



Education (Dr. Shannon Amiotte)___Congratulations - Sarah Bross, Jessie Buffalo, Shelby Dubray, Bridget Dupris, Jerris Veaux-LeBeau, Sonia Webb and Alicia Zephier! These seven OLC teacher candidates have been selected as scholarship recipients to attend the 13th Annual South Dakota Indian Education Summit. Scholarships were awarded through the South Dakota Department of Education Office of Indian Education. The summit will be held in Pierre on September 25-27th, and this year's conference theme is "Four Directions: Moving Forward Together." This is a wonderful learning and networking experience for our teacher candidates and we're sure they will represent the college well. CRCC education faculty member, Linda Olsen, will also be in attendance.  <><><>  The Rising Star Educator Program will be celebrating the success of OLC teacher candidates Bridget Dupris and Jerris Veaux-LeBeau of CRCC, Stormie Clifford-Risse and Sarah Clifford of LCCC, and Loreli Lawrence of HSCC and OLC education graduate, Darcie Desersa of PRCC (Wolf Creek School MS Teacher) . These aspiring educators joined others from across the nation from minority serving institutions to participate in a 5-day institute experience to train with NASA experts at Johnson Space Center. Their experience included pre- and post-institute instruction and follow-up activities.  The honoring event will be held at the Outdoor Campus West, in Rapid City on October 14th from 5-8 pm and October 15th from 8:30 am - 7:30 pm.


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! <><><> 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!


PSCC (Cindy Iron Cloud)___Buckskin Doll Making WorkshopSeptember 30 at PSCC from 1-3 presented by Verola Spider.  First 10 participants will receive supplies for a hands-on experience.  Others are welcome to join for the learning experience to help preserve the art of buckskin doll making. 


HSCC (Shirley Lewis)___Drum Making Workshop on September 30 at Rapid City center from 11:00am-2:00pm.  Instructor:  Arlo Iron Cloud.   First 8 to sign up will have hands on experience.  Others are welcome to attend an learn the traditional art of drum making.  No cost to participants.  Lunch will be provided. 


PHCC (Steph Sorbel)___Activities Overview (2016-17.  September 30 – Welcome back ceremony; Drum and Rattle Workshop with Robert Watters.  October 11 – Buffalo Ceremony.  October 12 – Buffalo Kill.  Buffalo Ceremony and Kill presented by Little Wound School and Lance Christensen at OLC.   October 21 – Buckskin Doll Making workshop.  October 28 – Beading Workshop.  November 18 – Regalia Workshop.  December 2 – Tipi Race. 


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.  Please consider bringing your class to visit the Historical Center.  In 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. <><><> 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. 


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.




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.