Oglala Lakota College

Wicah’pi Cikala

(Little Star)


Weekly Bulletin                            September 18-22,2017


President’s Office (Thomas Shortbull) ___ September BOT Meetings:  Program Policy, Tuesday, September 19 @ noon at PRCC & Finance @ 5:00 pm at Piya Wiconi; Personnel, Wednesday, September 20 @ 5:00pm at Piya Wiconi; BOT, Thursday, September 21 @ 5:00pm at Piya Wiconi.


Editor/Development (Marilyn Pourier)___I ask that you please take the time to read the email to all staff from Dr. Dawn Frank dated August 30, 2017 regarding the HLC visit.  There is a link, username and password to access the Assurance Report to help you prepare for the visit.  The Official HLC visit is scheduled for October 2-3, 2017.  The Agenda will be forwarded as soon as the HLC Peer Review Chair finalizes the Agenda.  As Dawn stated in her email, read the document to familiarize yourself with criterion, how OLC responded to each criterion and the evidence to support the response.  If you have any questions please contact Dr. Frank or Ted Hamilton. 


Woksape Tipi (Michelle May)___ Announcement from Archivist Tawa Ducheneaux.  Greetings all!

Carlisle Indian School Digital Resource Center: A New Source for Oceti Sakowin History, Memory & Understanding.  We are pleased to announce that three members of Dickinson College who have been working on the Carlisle Indian School Database are coming to present and promote access and navigation tips for the database on September 21st and 22nd at Woksape Tipi. They’ll also be setting up a time at the Cheyenne River College Center on Saturday, September 23rd.  This would be a great opportunity for anyone interested to find more information about their relatives who attended Carlisle. I am encouraging Lakota Studies and Humanities students and classes to consider attending for a needed make-up class or an extra credit assignment. Talk to your instructors! Either session on Thursday or Friday will be the same, so make room in your schedules to attend! <><><>  happy happy!!!  Riders are gearing up for the Championship of Champions horse relay ride in Billings, Montana.  Native America calling talks with some of the participants.  Native America Calling is a national call-in program that invites guests and listeneers 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 1-2pm Eastern.  Join the conversation by calling 1-800-996-2848 or email us email us (comments@nativeamericacalling.com). 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - Floating tradition 

Qayats, bull boats, and birch bark canoes all have traditionally carried Native people over the water. In some communities the craft of making boats using traditional methods and materials continues. On the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa reservation, a learning group is working on making traditional birch bark canoes. We'll talk with them about their tips and techniques for traditional boats.

Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 - Museums mending ties

Decades after the University of New Mexico's Maxwell Museum of Anthropology acquired a totem pole under dubious circumstances, the family of the pole's carver came to the institution to rededicate it in its new home. The new superintendent of a U.S. National Monument in Iowa says he will dedicate his tenure to correcting past disrespectful behavior involving effigy mounts. Is there momentum for mending relations with tribes over past illegal and unethical indiscretions? 

Friday, September 22, 2017 - Music Maker: Lee Tiger

Native music veteran Lee Tiger (Miccosukee) says his new album, "One Earth, One People, Come Together," is a pathway to global harmony. He says the concept is an extension of what his father, Buffalo Tiger, instilled in him. Tiger hopes the songs on the album will inspire audiences to reconnect to what he calls a global chain of love that's been overlooked and uncared for. Lee Tiger with the group Tiger Tiger is our September Music Maker. 


Education (Dr. Shannon Amiotte)___Praxis Prep Session: Are you ready to beat the Praxis? If so, this session is for you. This session will guide you through a review of everything you need to know and do to conquer the Elementary Ed Content Knowledge (5001), Education of Young Children (5024), and/or Principles of Learning and Teaching Exams (5321, 5622, 5623, 5624). This prep session will be held on Saturday September 30, 2017 from 9:00am to 3:00pm at the Pejuta Haka College Center, Kyle SD. Please contact Alicia Janis at 605-455-6012 or azephier@olc.edu to reserve a spot. 


Student Activities/WBB Coach (Mary Tobacco)___ Reminder - Open Gym Schedule (walking, basketball, volleyball, dance, weights).  Open - to OLC staff and family and OLC students.  NO Gas vouchers Provided.  Staff & Student ID Requested 

September 5, 7, 13, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28

8:30am-2:30pm at Piya Wiconi Open Gym & Weights - Women's BB Coach

8:00pm-10:00pm Open Gym at Sue Ann Center - Women's BB Coach

8:00pm-10:00pm at Piya Wiconi Open Gym & Weights - Men's BB Coach

September 6, 11, 18, 25

8:30am-2:30pm at Piya Wiconi Open Gym & Weights - Women's BB Coach

8:00pm-10:00pm Weights & Fitness at Fitness Center in Pine Ridge - Women's BB Coach

8:00pm-10:00pm Piya Wiconi Open Gym & Weights - Men's BB Coach 

Thank you.  Telephone:  (605) 455-2985.  Fax:  (605) 455-2987.  Cell:  (605) 454-5632.  Email:  mtobacco@olc.edu.  Alt. Email:  marytobacco@gmail.com. Hoka Hey Cantetinza!


Development (Marilyn Pourier)___I would like to encourage faculty to bring your students to the Historical Center located on the administrative campus.  From brochure (posted on website):  As you walk through the historical center you will hear, see and feel the history of the Oglala Lakota people.  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 historical center honors the struggles of those who have come before us and have lost their lives to protect the Lakota way of life. You will also see on video a presentation by President Shortbull on the history of Indian education, the tribal colleges and of course Oglala Lakota College.  The entire presentation takes 25 minutes.


Student Affairs/EAP/Retention (Wayne Weston)___We are planning an all staff training in the month of October dealing with 504 Plans and ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) mandates, the date and time is TBA and you will receive an email once it is solidified.  Thank you for your time and consideration.  Contact:  wweston@olc.edu, Office (605) 455-6083, Cell (605) 407-7853.


Ag Extension (Leslie Henry)___ I just wanted to personally thank you for your help with the Wazi Paha Festival 2017 held on August 26, 2017.  Your dedication to the success of Oglala Lakota College along with the Agriculture Extension Department will always be greatly appreciated.  Again, thank you.  Respectfully, Theresa Lone Hill, Wazi Paha Festival Coordinator.


KOLC TV (Tony Brave) ___ Hello To all and Good Day!  Here is what we will be showing on KOLC-TV Oglala Lakota College this week into the next. Shields King.

7:01 - AM - Freshmen English 1. Second Week of Classes. 

8:50 - AM - Lakota Culture Class By Warren Guss Yellow Hair. 

10:16 - AM - 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre Descendant Society Conference. Day 1. Part 1. 

12:08 - PM - OST Tribal Council Regular Session meeting. 

2:12 - PM - Martha Marni A . Sandweiss, Talks about her book & Sophie Mousseau

3:21 - PM - Freshmen English 1. Second Week Of classes. 

5:10 - PM - Lakota Culture Class By Warren Guss Yellow Hair. 

6:36 - PM - 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre Descendant Society Conference. Day 1. Part 1. 

8:28 - PM - OST Tribal Council Regular session meeting.

10:30 - PM - Martha Marni A. Sandweiss, Talks about her book & Sophie Mousseau


2017 Calendar/October/November: 

Native American Day Holiday(Offc closed, no classes)        October 9

Veteran’s Day Holiday (Offc closed)                                                November 10

Registration begins for Spring Semester                                 November 13

Thanksgiving Day Holiday (Offc closed)                              November 23 & 24



Tribal College Journal.   As part of its growing online presence, Tribal College Journal will launch a new, bi-monthly student blog beginning in October 2017. All students currently enrolled at a tribal college or university who are interested in authoring the blog are eligible to apply. Applicants must complete a short application form and submit a 500-word, blog-entry writing sample. All applications must be emailed to editor@tribalcollegejournal.org by September 24, 2017. TCJ will review applications, conduct interviews, and select a blogger by September 29, 2017. The writing sample, will serve as the selected blogger's first blog entry.  TCJStudent.org blogger will receive a monthly stipend of $100 ($50 per blog entry). All blogs should be between 400-500 words and be accompanied with an image. The blogger will submit the first monthly blog entry no later than the 1st of each month. The second monthly blog will be submitted by the 15th. The blog will run from October to May, 2018.

Application Deadline: September 24, 2017, TCJ Final Selection of Blogger: September 29, 2017.  maFirst Blog Entry Due Date: October 1, 2017.  For more information and a copy of the application form, email editor@tribalcollegejournal.org



Northern Plains Indian Art Market.  September 23-24, 2017.  Sioux Fallls Convention Center, Sioux Falls, SD.  Best of Show Art Preview & Reception, Old Courthouse Museum, Friday, September 22, 7:00 t0 8:30pm.  Artist Reception and Juried Art Show.  Admission: $24/person. Art Market, Convention Center, Saturday, September 23, 10:00am to 6:00pm and Sunday, September 24, 10:00am to 4:00pm.  Art Market Admission: $5.00 daily or 2 day pass $7.00, children under 12 are free.  Contact: Jack Herman, phone (605) 856-8193, jack.herman@sintegleska.edu.  Patricia Farmer, phone (605) 856-8223, patty.farmer@sintegleska.edu.  P.O. Box 105, Mission, South Dakota 57555, Fax: (605) 856-8217


ARTS SOUTH DAKOTA.  LT. GOV MICHELS ANNOUNCES VETERANS ARTS INITIATIVE.   PIERRE – In July, Lt. Gov. Matt Michels was selected to serve as chair of the National Lieutenant Governors Association during the organization’s annual meeting in Nashville, TN. As chair, Michels announced the group’s initiative for the year would  be to focus on connecting veterans with opportunities in the arts


Festival of Books.  Join us at the 2017 Festival of Books!!  Now Accepting Exhibitor Applications and Advertising Space Reservations. Each year thousands of people throughout the Midwest converge on the annual South Dakota Festival of Books, a four-day event featuring lectures, readings, and panel discussions by more than 50 distinguished authors and literary figures.  The 15th annual Festival of Books is scheduled for September 21-24, 2017 in Rapid City and Deadwood, SD.  Vietnam veteran Tim O’Brien, who won the National Book Award for Going after Cacciato and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for The Things They Carried, will headline this year’s event.  Other featured presenters include novelist Kathleen Grissom, poet Heid Erdrich, National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Gene Luen Yang, and many more!! We are now accepting exhibitor applications and advertising space reservations for the 2017 Festival. Exhibitors’ Hall is located in the Event Center at the Deadwood Mountain Grand. If you haven't picked up your special event tickets, now is the time! Sales for events featuring food are closing in just a few days! While most events are free, a few do require tickets and you won't want to miss them!  http://sdhumanities.org/festival-of-books. 

Festival Authors: Karen Abbot~Geneive Abdo-Mike Artell~David Azerrad~Molly Barari~Ann Bausum~Joseph Bottum~Sandra Brannan~Joseph Bruchac~Gregory Bryan~Robert Olen Butler~Ron Capps~Richard Carr~Ann Charles~Phyllis Cole-Dai~Philip Deloria~Lawrence Diggs~Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve!Heid Erdrich~Mary Fitzgerald~Rob Fleder~Martin Garhart~Kathleen Grissom~Heather Gudenkauf~Linda Hasselstrom~Patrick Hicks~Paul Higbee~Varian Johnson~Marilyn Johnson~Denise Kiernan~Robin Wall Kimmerer~Wiliam Kent Krueger~Jon Lauck~Alison McGhee~Donald Montileaux~Doug Murano~S.D.Nelson~Tim O’Brien~Dan~Jean Patrick~Susan Elizabeth Phillips~Frank Pommersheim~Chuck Raasch~Jim Reese~Lee Ann Roripaugh~Michael Runge~J. Thorp~Seth Tupper~Chris Van Dusen~Jerry Wilson~Ruby Wilson~Gene Luen Yang. Buy your books in Exhibitors Hall or bring them from home, find your favorite authors in their genre groups, and get in line for your chance to say hello and get your books signed at the following times: Friday, September 22, 3:30-4:15p.m.  Saturday, September 23, 1-1:45pm.


NORTHERN STATE UNIVERSITY.   October, 6-7, 2017.   South Dakota Art Educators Conference.  The first-ever statewide conference of South Dakota arts educators in K-12 through higher education.  The Future of Art Education.  Members of the South Dakota Arts Education Association (SDAEA) and South Dakota College Art Association (SDCAA) can plan to learn from, share and strengthen partnerships with arts educators at all levels across the state.  SDAEA members will enjoy workshop/credit sessions. SDCAA associates can choose from informative sessions on a variety of topics, including artistic practice and common arts issues in our state.  Don't miss this outstanding opportunity to meet new colleagues, form lasting partnerships and build on relationships within the South Dakota art educator community!  Accomodations:  My Place & Ramkota Hotel Best Western – Aberdeen, SD.  Keynote Speaker:  Dr. George Szekely, Professor, Area Head-Art Education, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ken.  Registration opens September 1 online or at the event.  www.northern.edu/sdarteducators.