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Oglala Lakota College

Wicah’pi Cikala

(Little Star)

Weekly Bulletin November 26-30, 2018

President’s Office (Thomas Shortbull) ___Christmas All Staff. Friday, December 7at 10:30 a.m. We will be having our Christmas Party on this day. The Committee meetings will commence after lunch. The President’s Office will be providing the main dish, so please bring your favorite side dish.

He Sapa College (Shirley Lewis) __Oglala Lakota College campus in Rapid City getting cultural center, green house thanks to Ford grant.

Woksape Tipi Library/Archives (Michelle May) __ Lakota Arts & Humanities Lectures. What: Togyé: To Speak Differently A discussion on “old time trader talk” and use of symbols to communicate. Who: Mr. Wendell Grangaard, Author. When: Thursday, November 29th at 10:30 am. <><> Smart New World: Impact of “Smart Technology” on the Environment. Who: Ulrike Werner, OLC Natural Sciences Program Graduate. Thursday, November 29, 12:30 pm. Where: Woksape Tipi Library & Archives (Piya Wiconi Campus).

Student Support Services (Milton Fineran)___SSS welcomes Angela Koenen from Lakota Funds for two Financial Literacy workshops: November 29, 9:00am-4:00pm @ Eagle Nest CC. November 30 from 9:00am-4:00pm @ Pejuta Haka CC, rm 105. Lunch 12:00pm-1:00pm. 0.6 CEUs. Attendees please bring Tribal Enrollment or Degree of Indian Blood. Lunch will be provided by the GED program! This workshop will help provide an overview on Personal Management Financial Skills. Everyone is invited and welcome to attend! <><><> A+ Writing Workshop at Eagle Nest CC. Bring in your papers and professors can assist you in editing and properly documenting your research. November 30 from 10:00am – 12:00pm. Lunch will be provided by Student Support Services. <><><> Annual Awards Fundraiser. $100.00 Wal-Mart Gift Card. $1 each or 6 for $5. Drawing is December 14, 2018. Need not be present to win.

Humanities/Social Science (Kim Petersen)__Buffalo Nation Creating Community. LaCreek College Center Friday, November 30, 2018 at 11:00am – 2:00pm. Community-Engaged Art Workshops & Community Dialogue with OLC Art Instructor, Keith BraveHeart. Art Workshops to include: Paper Sculpture & Silk Screen Printmaking. For more information please contact: Keith Brave Heart,

Pejuta Haka College (Steph Sorbel)___LAKOTA LANGUAGE WORKSHOP:December 1,2019 FROM 9:00-4:00. LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED. Communicative Lakota for beginners. Includes: develop fluency and communicative competence. Grammar includes: pronunciation, writing and reading. DETAILS: PARTICIPANTS WILL MEET AT THE PEJUTA HAKA COLLEGE CENTER AT 8:00 AM IN ORDER TO FILL OUT THE PARTICIPATION FORMS AND PROVIDE TRIBAL ID’S. CLASSES WILL BEGIN PROMPTLY AT 9:00. CONTACT INFORMATION: INSTRUCTOR WILL BE COREY YELLOW BOY. EMAIL: or STEPHANIE SORBEL, 605-455-2450 OR EMAIL

Activities Committee (Charlie White Buffalo) ___REMINDER!! (Wanda O’Rourke) Now that our Thanksgiving meal is over, time to begin thinking about Christmas. For the gift exchange we will do the same as last year. Bring a Gift Get a Giftso if you wish to participate in the gift exchange at the Christmas All staff on December 7st , please bring your gift ON December 7. For those of you that were not here last year or for those of us that can’t remember what we ate for supper last nite…. If you WISH to participate, Females bring a gift for a female and males bring a gift for a male. The price will be $10-20. Keep in mind if you do NOT bring a gift you will NOT receive a gift. On December 7st, when you arrive bring your wrapped gift, that has been marked FEMALE or MALE to the round room, there will be a sign in sheet so that we know who brought a gift. At the exchange we will be reading the names from this list, so please make sure that you sign the list.

Graduate Studies (Ethleen Two Dogs)___The Graduate Studies Department at Oglala Lakota College has an opportunity for teachers that have at least three years of certified teaching experience. Through a grant from the U. S. Department of Education, Office of Indian Education, Itancan Was’te (Good Leaders)2023, a master’s degree in Lakota Leadership and Management with an emphasis in Education Administration can be obtained. The program seeks to produce more Native American administrators for Native American schools. Through the program, tuition, fees, and book expenses are paid and a contribution can be made for child care and internet fees. Ten (10) scholarships are available through this grant and the deadline to apply is January 2, 2019. All interested parties may contact Sandra White Shield, Administrative Assistant at 455-6007 and at for further information. Wopila

Book Store (Myreen Iron Cloud)___SELL YOUR BOOKS HEREOLC BOOKSTORE – Piya WiconiCampus, Kyle. Thursday, December 13from 9:30am – 4:30pm. Friday, December 14from 9:30am – 4:30pm. Bring all CD’s, DVD’s and supplemental materials purchased with your textbooks. Contact: 605-455-6075.

Nursing (Jessica Zephier) ___Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Class!! Tentative dates: June 11 – 24, 2019. Registration Deadline: May 20, 2019. Daytime Class: 8:30am-5:00pm(M-F) at Oglala Lakota Nursing Dept., E. Hwy 18, Pine Ridge, SD 57770. State CNA Test: July 9-11, 2019. Space is limited. Apply Now: Call: 1-855-465-8911, Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board, Pathways to Healthcare Professions. Eligibility Requirements: Background check required; must meet income guidelines; attend 16 hours of clinical. <><><>OLC Nursing Department Application Deadline!! COMPLETED APPLICATIONS DUE JANUARY 25, 2019. NO EXCEPTIONS! Applications must include: (1) Completed application form. (2) Three letters of reference from persons who are not friends or relatives (employers, ministers, teachers). (3) Certificate of Degree of Indian blood – if not already on the file with OLC. (4) Official high school transcripts or GED certificate – if not already on the file with OLC. (5) Official transcripts from all colleges, universities, vocational, or post-secondary schools attended – if not already on file with OLC. <> Write an essay of a minimum of 500 words that incorporates the four Lakota values of: Respect, Wisdom, Courage & Generosity. Include these values in any way you can in your essay as you relate them to aspects of nursing. Answer the following questions: Why have you chosen nursing as a career? What type of nursing interests you? What do you hope to do with your nursing degree? The essay will be reviewed for grammar, organization, flow of thought, development and clarity of answers. (6) Kaplan testing fee of $50.00. CONTACT OR VISIT HTTP://OLC.EDU/DEPARTMENTS/NURSING.HTM. Jessica Zephier, RN, MSN, Chairperson Nursing Department,, (605)867-5856 ext. 11 or Michelle Bruns, RN, MSN, Assistant Chairperson, (605)867-5856 ext 18.

KOLCTV (Anthony Brave) __Schedule for this weekDelacina Chief Eagle

7:00am Oglala Lakota College Volleyball

9:00am Strengthening The Circle, Non Profit Orientation

11:02am Plants Class

12:44pm Lakota Vote

4:06pm Outgoing Princess Special

4:57pm Horse Clinic Friday

7:29pm Horse Clinic Saturday

9:03pm Oglala Lakota College Volleyball

11:03pm Little Wound Mustangs VS Pine Ridge Thorpes

2018 Calendar December

Classes End December 7

Make-up Period December 10-12

Assessment Days December 13-14

Final Grades & Assessment Materials Due December 12

Faculty Christmas Holiday December 17-January 7

Support Staff Christmas Vacation December 24-27


Tribal College Journal is currently soliciting short stories, poetry, memoirs, artwork, and short films from tribal college students for the contest. The winners will be awarded prizes and will be published in the 2019 edition of TCJ Student and online at The deadline for writing submissions is February 8, 2019. The deadline for art and film submissions is March 22, 2019.For contest guidelines and the official entry form, visit: TCJ Student helps foster creative writing and highlights the talents of tribal college students. Tribal College Journal will announce the winners at the American Indian Higher Education Consortium's (AIHEC's) student conference in Billings, Montana, March 17-19, 2019.


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 11am-12pm MST. Join the conversation by calling 1-800-996-2848.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 – Book of the Month: The Sea of Grass by Walter Echo-Hawk

The “Sea of Grass” is a fictional account of real people and events. Walter Echo-Hawk (Pawnee) tells the history of the Pawnee Nation through the voices of ten generations of the Echo-Hawk family. It’s an account of the spirit, heroism and family connections as well as the wars, diseases, and broken treaties that all shaped the tribe’s fortunes on their Central Plains homeland. The author is a respected Native American rights attorney and served as a Supreme Court justice for the Pawnee Nation. He’s also penned two books on the intersection of Native rights and U.S. law.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 – Fighting forest fires’ increasing toll. The news about the fires in California keeps getting worse. The state’s governor says the increased frequency and growing intensity of wildfires ‘are the new abnormal.’ The human, environmental and economic costs keep rising. And California isn’t alone. Are there answers for slowing the troubling trend? We’ll talk with tribal forest managers about active efforts to reduce forest fires and ways to help individual property owners reduce the threat

Thursday, November 29, 2018 – Justice for missing and murdered Indigenous women remains elusive. A new analysis finds more than 500 cases of missing or murdered women and girls in the United States since 1943. The authors of the study from the Urban Indian Health Institute say that is likely far lower than the real number. They point to poor record-keeping, bad information- sharing between local and tribal law enforcement agencies, and institutional racism as the main barriers to getting the full picture. Any legislation at the federal level to help remedy the situation remains stalled. We’ll hear recommendations from the researchers and get updates from women’s advocates about this ongoing issue.

Friday, November 30, 2018 – November in the news. Arizona’s governor fired the state’s parks director after complaints she oversaw the destruction of important Native American sites to build trails and cabins. A New Mexico high school teacher was suspended after she cut a Native student’s hair and made an insensitive comment as part of a “Halloween stunt”. International human rights organizations are weighing in on allegations of modern day forced sterilizations for First Nations women. We’ll check in on these issues and others that come from Native America in our regular news roundup

Rapid City Arts Council. Tatánka Nunpa Owe Okelemeans ….Following the Two Bulls Tracks. The Rapid City Arts Council is pleased to bring you Tatánka Nunpa Owe Okele, a Two Bulls family exhibit, opening on November 9, 2018 and on display until March 9, 2019. A reception will be held on Friday, November 30 from 5-7pm. The show will be located in the Sen. Stan Adelstein & Lynda K. Clark Gallery at the Dahl Arts Center in downtown Rapid City. Tatánka Nunpa Owe Okele loosely translates as "Following the Two Bulls Tracks". Family and kinship ties are very important to the Oglala Lakota people.The Two Bulls are an Oglala Lakota family of artists and musicians originating from the Red Shirt Table community on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. This group exhibition features the artwork and music by 18 members of the Two Bulls family. Artwork ranges from painting, cartoons, graphic design and illustration, ceramic and plaster sculpture, printmaking, mixed-media work, leather work, dolls, bead work and other forms of jewelry. Along with individual artworks from each of these artists, there will also be collaborative pieces included in the show with multi-generational artists working together to create new artwork. The Wake Singers will perform at the artists' reception. They are a contemporary recording group made up of several members of the Two Bulls Family. For More Information: Denise Du Broy, Rapid City Arts Council, 605.394.4101 x206, Exhibit generously sponsored by Denny Gemeny, South Dakota Arts Council and Rapid City Arts Council. To view and download images of the exhibit, please click HERE.