Oglala Lakota College

Wicah’pi Cikala

(Little Star)


Weekly Bulletin                            October 23–27,2017


President’s Office (Thomas Shortbull) ___ October BOT Meetings:  Program Policy—Tuesday, October 24 @ Noon at PRCC and Finance @ 5:00 at Piya Wiconi.  Personnel, October 25 @ 5:00 at Piya Wiconi.  BOT, October 26 @ 5:00pm at Piya Wiconi. 


Education (Dr. Shannon Amiotte)___Congratulations to Sonia Webb-CRCC and Sadia Malik-LCCC for passing the Praxis PLT exams. Continue to strive and keep up the good work.  <><><>  Education Dept. mid-semester advising is upon us once again. For all Education/Early Childhood students please make the effort to stop in at the following locations to meet with an advisor:

Wed. 10/25/17 @ HSCC/12:00pm - 4:30pm - Tom R

Thurs. 10/26/17 @ PSCC/10:00am - 5:00pm - Tom R

Thurs. 10/26/17  @ PCCC/1:00pm - 3:30pm - Tammy B

Mon. 10/30/17 @ LCCC/11:00am - 3:00pm - Tammy B

Mon. 10/30/17 @ WCCC/12:00pm - 5:00pm - Rainey B

Wed. 11/01/17 @ WKCC/11:00am - 3:30pm - Rainey B

Thurs. 11/02/17 @ ENCC/12:30pm - 3:30pm - Tammy B

Tues. 11/07/17 @ EWCC/1:00pm - 3:30pm - Tammy B

Wed. 11/08/17 @ PRCC/9:00am - 5:00pm - Rainey B

Contact Ed. Dept. for appointment @  605-455-6012.  Alicia Zephier-Janis, Secretary/Ed Dept.


Woksape Tipi (Michelle May) ___Reminder from Tawa.  Lakota Arts & Humanities Lectures.   We have two amazing programs this Friday, October 27th, here at Woksape Tipi! First up is Mr. Ken Lone Elk at 10:00 am with RUNNING STRONG: A true Grassroots Organization: The History of Running Strong on the Lakota Homeland.  A dedication to OLC will follow the presentation.  <><>  Second, at 12:00 Noon is a panel discussion presenting: Is Racism at the Core of Bennett County Commissioners Resolution?  The 1868 Fort Laramie Treaty and Bennett County.   Dr. Craig Howe will discuss the current issue of Bennett County.  Mr. Pat Lee, JD, wo;; dosciss the 1868 Treaty and Supreme Court Rulings regarding Bennett County.  Ms. Tatewin Means, JD, MA, will discuss the Criminal and Civil Jurisdiction.  Mr. Ted Hamilton, MA, will discuss Impact Aid and JOM funding.   Tom Casey will be moderating the panel, and it will be broadcast live on KILI radio. These would be terrific programs for OLC students to attend. If you’re bringing a class, please let us know so we can plan for it. Thank you!   

<><><>  NEH Featured  Project.  50 States of Preservation: Oglala Lakota College in Kyle, SD.  Please check out the link to NEH's 50 States of Preservation- South Dakota feature on OLC’s Archives at Woksape Tipi. This is a terrific recognition of the work we’re doing to support our students and community to provide access to some of the many unique resources that support oneself in continuing Wolakolkiciyapi. Only one collection per state is featured, so we are the feature for South Dakota!  Wopila to all for their support of this work we do!


<><><>   Very nice write up on our Build Your Own Library Program. The young men are Duane and Trey Cottier. http://sdslcornerstone.blogspot.com/2017/07/oglala-lakota-colleges-build-your-own.html#more

<><><>  PBS documentary features George Dull Knife and Guy Dull Knife Jr.  By Shirley Sneve.  RAPID CITY — SDPB, Vision Maker Media, and Normal Life Pictures present two free, public screenings of On a Knife Edge, the stunning coming-of-age documentary featuring George Dull Knife and his father, Guy Dull Knife, Jr., of Kyle. One afternoon screening and one evening screening will be held Wednesday, October 25, at SDPB’s Black Hills Bureau, 415 Main St. in downtown Rapid City. A panel discussion follows the first screening. Both events are free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Tickets are available at www.oake.eventbrite.com.  Schedule:  3:00 p.m. – Screening of On a Knife Edge • 4:30 p.m. – Panel Discussion and Q&A • 6:00 p.m. – Screening of On a Knife Edge.  Panelists: COURTESY/Normal Life Pictures • Shirley Sneve (Rosebud Sioux) -- Executive Director, Vision Maker Media (Moderator), • Guy Dull Knife, Jr. (Oglala Lakota-Northern Cheyenne) – Artist/Community Leader/Vietnam veteran, • Rebekka Herrera-Schlichting (Ioway Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska) – Assistant Director, Vision Maker Media, • Charles Abourezk – Lawyer/Producer/Activist.  About:  On a Knife Edge filmed over a five-year period, On a Knife Edge provides an intimate journey into the world of George Dull Knife confronts the challenges of growing up on the Pine Ridge Reservation and wrestles with accepting leadership of his storied family from his father, Guy Dull Knife Jr., a Vietnam veteran, artist, and community leader.  On a Knife Edge premieres nationally on PBS’ “America Reframed,” Thursday, November 7, 7pm & 11pm (6pm & 10pm MT) on SDPB2 (World Channel).  

<><><>   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. email us (comments@nativeamericacalling.com).

Thursday, October 26, 2017 — Horror.  Some people enjoy subjecting themselves to the gore and suspense of horror movies and books. It’s a genre where some Native American artists are also finding a niche. The monsters, blood and supernatural villains are creeping their way into Native film and literature. Some of the stories even reference Native traditions. As we head into Halloween, we hear from some Native horror creators and fans about what makes Native horror special. 

Friday, October 27, 2017 – October in the news. From national policy to tribal politics, we take time to regularly speak with journalists, newsmakers and others about the important issues of the day. We’ll devote the hour to catching up on major news events throughout Native America. Join us for our regular news round-up. 


Lakota Woglaka Wounspe (Valarie Charging Eagle)___ We will be coming around to trick or treat on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 1:00 PM.  We have 16 students who will be dressed in their costumes. Please let us know which offices will have candy so we know where to come.  455-2986.  Pilaunyapi!


KOLCTV (Tony Brave)___Hello to all and good day !  Shields King.  Here is what we will be showing all this week and into the next only on KOLC-TV, Oglala Lakota College. 

7:01 - AM - OST Tribal council Regular Session Meeting. Part 3, Day 2, of the 4 Day Agenda. 

9:25 - AM - OST Tribal council Regular Session Meeting. Part 4, Day 2, of The 4 Day Agenda. 

10:50 - AM - Little Wound - Mustangs vs Red Cloud - Crusaders . High school football game. 

12:13 - PM - Dr. Claire Heckle rom American Museum of Natural History Presentation. 

1:14 - Pm - Dale Vocu 3 Mile Creek Rodeo. 

2:34 - PM - Crazy Horse Wacipi, Welcome Back To School Pow-wow. 

5:48 - PM - Little Wound - Mustangs vs Red Cloud - Crusaders. High School Football Game. 

7:11 - PM - Dr. Claire Heckle From American Museum of Natural History Presentation. 

8:43 - PM - Dale Vocu 3 Mile Creek Rodeo. 

9:36 - PM - Crazy Horse Wacipi, Welcome Back to School Pow-wow. 


2017 Calendar November: 

Veteran’s Day Holiday (Offc closed)                                                November 10

Registration begins for Spring Semester                                 November 13

Thanksgiving Day Holiday (Offc closed)                              November 23 & 24



First People’s Fund.  Native Artist Fellowships for Arts Business Initiatives.  First Peoples Fund partners with native artists who want to strengthen their business skills through our Artist in Business Leadership Fellowship Program.  In this one-year, self-directed program, artists get the technical support, professional training, and working capital they seek to start or grow a thriving arts business.  Grant Amount: $5,000.  Application Deadline: October 31, 2017.  Selection Announcement:  November 2017.  Eligible artists receive individualized technical assistance and professional development guidance, as well as $5,000 in working capital funds to support specific entrepreneurial initiatives that will enhance their business and contribute to a consistent and reliable income for themselves and their families.  Applicants must be an enrolled member or provide proof of lineal descendancy of a U.S. federally recognized tribe, a state recognized tribe, or be an Alaska Native or Native Hawaiian.  Contact:  Denise Miller 605-348-0324, or email at denise@firstpeoplesfund.org.  First People’s Fund, 706 W. Blvd, Rapid City, SD 57701.  


The Native American Political Leadership Program would like to announce we are extending our application deadline for the Spring 2018 semester to November 15, 2017. We are requesting that you share this with stakeholders including Native youth, Native educators and tribal leaders. We will make this announcement public tomorrow, Wednesday, October 25th at approximately 4:30 PM EST. We would love to have your organization share this post. I have also included an updated flyer with the appropriate deadline extension date in this email for you to share.  <><><>  The AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy also would like to  invite you and your colleagues to join us for a screening and discussion of "More Than A Word": a documentary film about Native American-based sports mascots and the Washington team name.  Date: November 2nd.  Time: 7:00 PM.  Location: 2121 H Street NW, Washington, D.C.  You can find more information here, our Facebook event page. I have also attached an invitation that you are encouraged to forward to your friends and colleagues. Nicholas Courtney, MIT (Makah), Senior Program Associate, INSPIRE Project Director, Native American Political Leadership Program, The George Washington University, 1922 F Street, NW, Suite 401, Washington, DC 20052, (202)994-5334, ncourtney@gwu.edu


American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month: November 2017, PROFILE AMERICA FACTS FOR FEATURES: CB17-FF.20.  The first American Indian Day was celebrated in May 1916 in New York. Red Fox James, a member of the Blackfeet Nation, rode horseback from state to state to get endorsements from 24 state governments to have a day to honor American Indians. In 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed a joint congressional resolution designating November 1990 as “National American Indian Heritage Month.” Similar proclamations have been issued every year since 1994, and we now refer to this celebration as “American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month.” This Facts for Features presents statistics for American Indians and Alaska Natives, as this is one of the six major race categories defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget.  <><><>   Related Products NEW! “My Tribal Area” App: My Tribal Area gives you quick and easy access to selected statistics from the American Community Survey. The American Community Survey provides detailed demographic, social, economic and housing statistics every year for the nation's communities. 2011-2015 American Community Survey American Indian and Alaska Native tables: The U.S. Census Bureau released detailed estimates of social, economic, housing and demographic characteristics for over 1,000 tribal groups. These tables from the 2011-2015 American Community Survey contain the most detail for these populations and are available at numerous geographic levels including Alaska Native Regional Corporations, American Indian and Alaska Native Areas. The facts are made possible by the invaluable responses to the U.S. Census Bureau’s surveys. We appreciate the public’s cooperation as we continuously measure America’s people, places and economy


Brookings Art Council.  2019 Call for Entries.  We are now accepting entries for the Brookings Art Council Call for 2019 Exhibits.  The application deadline is December 8, 2017with artists notification by February 16, 2018.  The BAC Exhibition and Programs Committee will review the submissions and will judge each on resume, artist’s statement, artistic vision, creativity, technical mastery, and if the work is coherent to the artist’s statement.  Please refer to the application guidelines before entering.  http://image5.photobiz.com/1220/20170710140759_236209.jpg or for any inquiries, please contact directorbac@swiftel.net.