Oglala Lakota College
Wicah’pi Cikala

(Little Star)


Weekly Bulletin                                          February 20-24, 2017


President’s Office (Thomas Shortbull)___BOT meetings for February:  Program Policy, Tuesday, February 21 @ noon at PRCC.  Finance, Tuesday, February 21@ 4:00pm at Piya Wiconi.  Personnel, Wednesday, February 22 at 4:00pm at Piya Wiconi.  BOT, February 23 @ 4:00pm at Piya Wiconi.  <><><>  In observance of the tribally established holiday “Indigenous People’s Day”, February 27th, non-faculty employees will have the option of taking administrative leave, either on Friday, February 24th, any day from February 27th – March 2nd or Monday, March 6th. For Faculty, they can take their holiday on February 24th.  The qualification in taking this leave is that all offices of the college must be manned on these days. Therefore, you must receive your supervisor’s approval on which day you will be taking administrative leave.  All classes should be held as scheduled. Indigenous People’s Holiday In observance of the tribally established holiday “Indigenous People’s Day”, February 27th.  Non-faculty employees will have the option of taking administrative leave, either on Friday, February 24th, any day from February 27th – March 2nd or Monday, March 6th. For Faculty, they can take their holiday on February 24th.  The qualification in taking this leave is that all offices of the college must be manned on these days. Therefore, you must receive your supervisor’s approval on which day you will be taking administrative leave. All classes should be held as scheduled.


Woksape Tipi (Michelle May)___ WELCOME TO THE  LIBRARY HOME PAGE CHECK IT OUTJJ. BLACK HILLS KNOWLEDGE NETWORK-TWO TABS OF GREAT INTEREST IS THE PINE RIDGE TAB AND OGLALA LAKOTA COUNTY TAB...ALL ABOUT US!!!  In this week's newsletter, you will learn about a new text notification system for Rapid City and Pennington County and legislation concerning the expansion of the Black Hills National Cemetery. You will also read about the naming of Robbinsdale Park and livestock feed assistance for landowners.  <><><>  The South Dakota Dashboard is an online community information service that provides people with reliable, up-to-date trend data on geographic South Dakota.  This data covers statewide community indicators from income, to diabetes, to youth, and can be broken down by all counties and major towns in South Dakota, as well as sorted by age, race, or gender. With each of the major topic areas, we also provide an "Overview" section that includes recent data-related news stories and posts that we have aggregated to provide context to the numbers. Click on the community link....select Pine Ridge or Oglala Lakota....this is an example of links you will find....... 

Pine Ridge Indian Reservation - Work & Economy

Pine Ridge Indian Reservation - Health & Wellness

Pine Ridge Indian Reservation - Education & Training

Pine Ridge Indian Reservation - Government & Citizenship

Pine Ridge Indian Reservation - Demographics & Population

Pine Ridge Indian Reservation - Civic Life & History

Oglala Lakota County - Demographics & Population

Oglala Lakota County - Education & Training

Oglala Lakota County - Civic Life & History

Oglala Lakota County - Government & Citizenship

Oglala Lakota County - Work & Economy

Oglala Lakota County - Health & Wellness

The South Dakota Dashboard is a project of the Black Hills Knowledge Network. 


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•Wiring diagrams to help explain system operation.  •Close-up photographs and illustrations for visual support.  ASE test prep quizzes for the most popular certification exams  A print button which allows you to easily print out what is needed.   <><><>  On Call: A Case for Medical Marijuana? Posted by Katy Beem on Feb 15, 2017 at 2:35 pm.  South Dakota Public Broadcasting1:  Thursday, Feb. 23, 7pm (6 MT).  •Last election, voters in North Dakota passed an initiative legalizing the use of medical marijuana to treat defined debilitating medical conditions, such as cancer, AIDS, hepatitis C, ALS, glaucoma, and epilepsy. A 2016 Pew Research Center polls shows 57% of U.S. adults think marijuana should be legal. Marijuana is currently classified by the federal government as a Schedule I controlled substance, putting it in the same category as heroin and LSD. On Call with the Prairie Doc, featuring Dr. Rick Holm, asks and reflects on the question Is There a Case for Medical Marijuana?  •On your  library database page, go to EBSCO....below the icon is POINTS OF VIEW. This  database provides a historical overview; point and counter point; and ten academic journal articles for your review.  <><><>  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.  Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - Books of the Month: "Celebrate My Hopi Corn" and "Celebrate My Hopi Toys"   Native American and Alaska Native cultural advocates are consistently on the hunt for materials that help inspire Native youth. They know the value of resources that highlight a community's culture and language. In this month's literary spotlight there's a lot to celebrate. Hopi author Anita Poleahla and Hopi illustrator Emmett Navakuku have filled the pages of two books with Hopi culture and language. "Celebrate My Hopi Corn" and "Celebrate My Hopi Toys" are aimed at the earliest readers. Learning the importance of corn to the Hopi and how to count are two big lessons that are taught through colorful imagery and the words of the Hopi Nation.  Thursday, February 23, 2017 - Yawn ... Sleep disorders take a toll.  Sleeping problems contribute to more than yawning in the morning. The Centers for Disease Control links lack of sleep to depression, diabetes, and an increased likelihood of accidental injury. The CDC also finds more than a quarter of Americans don't get enough sleep. One study in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine suggests the lack of access to proper health care makes Indigenous people even more vulnerable to the detrimental effects of sleep disorders. We will find out more about sleep-related problems such as apnea and discuss ways to help fix them.  Friday, February 24, 2017 - February in the News,  As the snow melts, things at Standing Rock continue to heat up. The remaining easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline is approved and the project's backers expect construction to be completed shortly. Elsewhere, the FBI raided the Eastern Band of Cherokee Housing Authority, investigating possible fraud. And what does the nomination of Neil Gorsuch for the U.S. Supreme Court mean for Native America? Join us for our news round-up. 


Humanities/SocSciences (Kim Peterson)___Announcements from Judith Graham.  Any undergraduate who is interested in Norton Publishing's 2017 writing competition should contact Judith Graham at jgraham@olc.edu by February 28, 2017.   <><><> Announcement from Dr. Lilias Jarding.  This year's OLC Research Symposium will be held on Friday, April 28, 2017, at the Pejuta Haka College Center.  The Symposium is an opportunity for you to present your research results in a professional setting.  This is not only good experience, but also looks good on your resume or CV.
Start thinking now about the research you have done this year, as well as the research you are completing during the Spring semester, and plan to apply for the Research Symposium.  The (simple) form to apply to present your research will be sent out soon.  The Symposium is later in the semester this year, so most class projects should be completed and can be presented. Please encourage those around you to present their research.  The Symposium is open to students, faculty, staff, and community members.  If you have any questions contact me at ljarding@olc.edu or (605)787-2872.


Education (Dr. Shannon Amiotte)___Attention education students!!  Elementary Content Knowledge Praxis Challenge: Are you ready to Beat the Praxis? If so, this 6-Week Challenge is for you. The challenge will guide you through a review of everything you need to know and do to conquer the Elementary Content Knowledge (5018) exam. The challenge starts March 4th with a kick-off event at the Pejuta Haka College Center, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Bring your own lunch.  Please make arrangements for childcare.  The challenge will conclude just in time for participants to take the Elementary Content Knowledge Praxis Exam during the April test window.  Questions?  Call 605-455-6012.  Pilamaya ye. 


Student Activities (Mary Tobacco)___Braveheart’s BB (Men & Women’s)

Roster still open for both teams! 2.00 GPA, Full-Time OLC.  For Men's Basketball changes call or text Don Giago, (605) 390-9659; Women’s Basketball changes call or text Mary, (605) 454-5632. <><><>  Archery Coach: Nick & Edwina Gibbons.  Volley Ball Coach: Diana Lessert.  Men’s Basketball Coach: Don Giago.  Women’s Basketball Coach: Mary Tobacco  <><><>   AIHEC CHAMPIONSHIPS:  BASKETBALL:   MARCH 15-19, 2017 @  RAPID CITY, SD.  ARCHERYMARCH 18-21, 2017 @ RAPID CITY, SD.  CO-ED VOLLEYBALLMARCH 18-21, 2017 @ RAPID CITY, SD. For More Information Contact: Mary Tobacco, 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, Web:  www.olc.edu.  Hoka Hey Cantetinza!


KOLC TV (Tony Brave)___New schedule for this week on KOLC-TV – Shields King.

7:01-AM- OLC Lady Bravehearts vs Yellowstone Christian College Lady Centurions .

8:18-AM- OLC Bravehearts vs Yellowstone Christian College Centurions Mens Basketball Game.

9:31-AM- Girls High School Varsity Basketball Game. Little Wound Lady Mustangs vs Todd County Lady Falcons .

11:11-AM- Miss Rodeo South Dakota, 2017. Coronation of Sonya Clifford.

1:12-PM- LNI, Wrestling Championship 2016.

3:11-PM- Black Hills Pow-wow , Fashion Show.

5:00-PM- OLC Lady Bravehearts vs Yellowstone Christian College Lady Centurions.

6:17-PM- OLC Bravehearts vs Yellowstone Christian College Centurions, Mens Basketball Game.

7:31-PM- Girls High School Varsity basketball Game. Little Wound Lady Mustangs Vs Todd County Lady Falcons.

9:11-PM- Miss Rodeo South Dakota, 2017. Coronation of Sonya Clifford.

11:12-PM- LNI, Wrestling Championship 2016.


2017 Calendar: 

AIHEC 2017 (Rapid City, SD)                                  March 19-21

Spring Break (No Classes)                                          March 20-24




EAP/Student Affairs (Lance Christensen)___ AIHEC coaches I would like to have the names of the students taking part in the competitions for the roster to process the registration fees and to have their sizes to order jackets.  The jackets will have the conference logo and team name embroidered on them which requires some time.  I also need the jacket sizes of the coaches.  I’m hoping to have the jackets in hand and ready for distribution by March 13 or 14 at the latest.  Only 33 working days away.  Contact me @ 455-6040 or lchristensen@olc.edu.  Thank you.


AIHEC Hand Games (Paulina Fast Wolf/Vina White Hawk)___AIHEC Hand Game Practice Schedule Spring 2017.  Practices begin at 6:00 PM!!!  Please bring your drums, rattles & be ready to sing.  February 24 – Oglala CC.  March 3 – TBA.  March 10 – TBA.  If you have any questions please contact Paulina 867-5780 or Vina 867-5352


AIHEC Tribal College Journal Art Competition (Marty Two Bulls, Jr)__ Students who are interested in competing in the 2017 Tribal College Journal Art Competition should contact Marty Two Bulls Jr. at mtwobullsjr@olc.edu before March 10.


AIHEC Tribal College Journal film competition (Judith Graham)___Students who are interested in submitting an entry in this year's Tribal College Journal film competition should contact Judith Graham at jgraham@olc.edu for more information.


AIHEC Knowledge Bowl (Linda Scabby Face/David White Bull)__ We are seeking members for 2017 AIHEC Knowledge Bowl team. We are looking for students who love to read and take notes. Who are dedicated to doing their best! First meeting will be Sunday Feb. 5, 2017 12:00pm at the Oglala College Center. Meetings will continue every Sunday or Friday cycling thru Pine Ridge CC and Oglala CC. If you have any questions, feel free to contact David White Bull (PWCC) 455-6080 or Linda Scabby Face, Team Captain (WCCC) at 867-5780/899-0923.  (Believe in yourself and all that you are.  Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.  –Christian D. Larson)


AIHEC 2017 Critical Inquiry Team (Al Wounded Head & Rebecca Lone Elk-Coaches)__ Attention Students!!!!  AIHEC 2017 Critical Inquiry Team Is looking for students who are outspoken and enjoys Research!!! Any students interested in joining the team for AIHEC? If so, Critical Inquiry is for you.  Critical Inquiry is a team where Tribal College students  gets the opportunity to explore topics of interest which are relevant to their communities through research, written documentation, and oral presentation.  Meetings will be held every Fridays cycling thru Pine Ridge CC and Oglala CC from 11:00am-3:00pm. Any questions call or email: Rebecca Lone Elk 867-5780, rloneelk@olc.edu or Al Wounded Head 867-2309, awoundedhead@olc.edu.








Institution for Tribal Environmental Professionals.  2017 ITEP Student Summer Internship.  Apply now for an 8-week summer internship.  Spend your summer working with tribal organizations to address tribal environmental issues. The internships have a technical, educational or policy focus. The internship program provides each student intern with a stipend, and limited housing and travel allowances.  Host sites are selected from tribal environmental organizations, government offices, the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and others. Descriptions of the host sites will be found on the website after January 31, 2017.  Eligible students must meet the following:  <> US Citizen <> Full-time undergraduate or graduate college student during Spring 2017 (12 hours undergrad, 9 hours grad) at any tribal college, college or university <> Have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA <> Majoring in an environmental or related field like science, engineering, planning, policy, law, management, political science, anthropology, or health <> Interested in pursuing an environmental career after graduating.  Proficient verbal and written communication skills <> Strong interest in working with Native American tribes or topics.  http://www7.nau.edu/itep/main/eeop/Internships/ssi_internship To apply, submit an online application plus additional materials that are described on the website.  You can also provide your preferences for the host sites you find interesting after January 31, 2017.  Deadline:  February 28, 2017.  Questions?  Contact Mansel  Nelson at Mansel.Nelson@nau.edu or 928-523-1275.


NASA Tribal Colleges and Universities Project 2017.  The Project 2017 NASA ELO Summer REU consists of a 7-week paid NASA sponsored summer internship.  Th3e first 3 weeks of instruction and mentoring are from June 12 – June 30, 2017 at Haskell Indian Nations University.  During this time you will receive training in GIS, remote sensing, climate change as well as the social dimensions of climate impacts.  We will also be working with you to help you create and complete research projects with a climate change theme using the tools you will gain through the training at Haskell.  At the conclusion of the workshop, you will head home to your own institutions for the remainder of the experience.  While at home, we will work with you to finish your research and complete your projects with the help of mentors and the instruction staff.  The final products for the summer experience will be a completed Plan of Work, and a PowerPoint presentation of your work.  Examples of these can be seen from the 2015 and 2016 NASA REU pages at http://nasareu.com.  Application Deadline:  March 15, 2017.  Download Application:  https://goo.gl/kw56mg.  Contact:  Kathi Bennett, 701-663-9701, nasareu@kiksapa.com.