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Wicah’pi Cikala (Little Star)

Weekly Bulletin May 1-5, 2017

President’s Office (Thomas Shortbull)___ There will be an All Staff meeting on Friday, May 5, 2017 starting at 10:00 a.m. during which time the end of the year announcements will be made and staff awards will be presented. The Committee meetings will commence after the all staff. <><><> BOT Meetings: Program Policy, Tuesday, May, 16 @ noon at PRCC, Finance @ 5:00pm at Piya Wiconi. Personnel, Wednesday, May, 17 @ 5:00pm at Piya Wiconi. BOT, May, 18 @ 5:00 pm at Piya Wiconi.

Head Start (Janice Richards)___2nd Annual OLC Wounspe Oaye Tokahe KIDS FAIR. May 3, 2017 at Piya Wiconi Powwow grounds from 10am to 2:00pm. All Schools and programs welcome Pre-K thru 3rd grade. Any and all programs or schools that wish to participate or set up a booth, please contact us as soon as possible. For more Information contact Loreli or Danette at the Wounspe Oaye Tokahe Administrative Office 605-455-6114. Also known as the Head Start/Early Head Start Program.

Graduate (Tatuye Topa Najin Win Means, JD)___So many of you missed the Third Annual OLC Research Symposium. With exams needing to be made and all the effort to get as much knowledge imparted to students I can certainly understand the dilemma. I just wanted to take this opportunity to say a huge Wopila to Dr. Lilias Jarding for her efforts in this and the past years for putting the Symposium on. The information that was presented was so awesome and thought provoking. The questions from the audience that arose because of the information presented were timely and intriguing. Dr. Hannon LaGarry gave most excellent information regarding the uranium issues of the day affecting all of us on the reservation. New studies of uranium affects in the air that we breathe was presented by Ulrike Werner and promises to give us information that has never before been developed. Huge kudos go to students Tamera Lile, Steve Gangone and Merthina Brave Heart for their diligent study and presentation of information on the effects of uranium mining on the land and us! Tatanka waste to all of you for what you do! Sandra White Shield, Administrative Assistant, Graduate Studies, 605-455-6007.

Assistant to the President (Diane Winters)___Ms. Oglala Lakota College Royalty Contest 2017--We are currently seeking contestants for Ms. Oglala Lakota College 2017. If you are interested in applying applications will be available at each college center: Criteria: Native Woman, 18-30 years of age--Member of a federally recognized tribe--Enrolled student with Oglala Lakota College with a 3.00 or higher GPA--Two Letters of recommendation, from faculty, staff, community members, and/or co-workers (please do not use relatives). Checklist: Applicants must have submitted a complete application by June 2, 2017 at 3:00 p.m, Contestants must commit to arriving on time to attend the individual interviews and to present their individual traditional talent, Signed Code of Conduct Agreement, Autobiographical Essay, Current Photo (5x7 Color), and Two Letters of recommendation. The contestant with the highest accumulated points will be crowned Ms. Oglala Lakota College on Friday, June 16, 2017 after the first Grand Entry during OLC’s graduation powwow. The winner will receive the following prizes: Scholarship of $1,000.00 awarded upon the end of reign, crown and sash, Ms. OLC shawl, attend AIHEC Student Conference. Contestants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible in order to prepare for the competition. Please Submit Completed Application via Mail, Fax or Email to: Diane Clifford, Oglala Lakota College P.O. Box 490, Kyle, SD, 57752 Fax: (605) 455-6023 dwinters@olc.edu.

Woksape Tipi (Michelle May)___ 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. Monday, May 1, 2017 - Native pride on graduation day As Native students across the country get ready for graduation day, some will have to double-check school policy before adding traditional regalia when they accept their diplomas. Last month, Montana enacted a new law that ensures traditional tribal regalia at graduation ceremonies. It's one of the bright spots in the yearly conflicts between Native students showing their Native pride and strict school administrators. Tuesday May 2, 2017 - Native In The Spotlight: James Pepper Henry James Pepper Henry (Kaw) has an exciting and momentous task to accomplish in the next three years. As the newly appointed director of the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum in Oklahoma City, he is responsible for making sure the stalled and controversial project opens. Museum experience is his expertise, with a long list of past experience including the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, the Heard Museum, Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, and the Gilcrease Museum. We'll spend the hour chatting with him about his experience, Native art, and the future of the Native museum industry. Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - Lawyers in Indian Country Native American lawyers represent 0.4 percent of the total list of active lawyers in the U.S., according to the American Bar Association. That's the smallest number and it hasn't changed since 2007. A recent survey by the National Native American Bar Association reports a lack of support and full inclusion in the law profession for Native lawyers. What can be done to attract more Natives to the law profession? Thursday, May 4, 2017 - Remembering those who have gone missing There are not a lot statistics about missing Native Americans. When a loved one, a friend or a neighbor disappears, it throws communities into a world of anxiety and grief. To acknowledge the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls on May 5, we explore what happens in the family, in the tribal community and in the police station when someone goes missing. Friday, May 5, 2017 - What we've learned since the fishing wars The U.S. was in the grip of civil rights struggles in the 1960s. Among the sit-ins and protests that led to legislation such as the Voting Rights Act, another civil rights struggle over fishing rights was gaining national attention. It was a period of time commonly known as the "fishing wars." Activists like Billy Frank Jr. (Nisqually) risked arrest to exercise their right to fish in what at least one treaty called 'usual and accustomed places.' We'll speak with individuals closest to the fishing wars about what we can learn from this past experience.

Nursing (Jessica Zephier)__ JACKRABBITS NURSE CAMP: Sponsored by South Dakota State University College of Nursing West River Nursing in Rapid City. ARE YOU CONSIDERING THE FIELD OF NURSING OR LOOKING FOR SOMETHING FUN TO DO THIS SUMMER? Join us at the 2017 Jackrabbits Nurse Camp in Pine Ridge! * Explore the field of nursing * Participate in hands-on activities with simulation models who talk, breathe, and simulate human heartbeat * Interact with healthcare providers. Open to high school students 14-18 years. No registration fee. Campers are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Meals and lodging are provided. WHEN: June 7 - June 9 8:00 am - 5:00 pm each day, WHERE: Oglala Lakota College, College of Nursing. CONTACT Tina McFadden 605-394-6058 Tina. McFadden@sdstate.edu. Registration deadline: May 15. Registration information will be available on-line at: WW.SDSTATE.EDU/NURSING/JACKRABBIT-NURSE-CAMP-RAPID-CITY-STURGIS.

Activities (Theresa Lone Hill)___ Graduation Powwow -- please consider signing up to sponsor a category for the graduation powwow. 2017 Graduation is not as far as you may think…ONLY 4 Pay periods left, Did you forget to sign up to sponsor a Category?? there are still many … many categories that no one has sponsored yet, I know you all have had a special event within your families .. a birth, a birthday, an Anniversary…. OH and someone GRADUATING, you may have a family or friend who is graduating …not only College, but High School, 8th Grade, Kindergarten, Headstart … sponsoring a PowWow category in the graduates honor would be a wonderful way to honor them. Wanda O’Rourke, Secretary. 455-6042.

KOLC TV (Tony Brave)___Schedule for the week. – Michael Lays Bad 7:01 AM - Uranium Lecture By Lilias Jones Jarding, PhD 7:40 AM - AIHEC 2017 Pow-wow 10:43 AM - Lakota Artifacts Presented at OLC Woksape Tipi Library 11:33 AM - AIHEC the Forming Lines for Parade of Flags General Session 1:08 PM - Mushin Patrick Roberts Presentation on Autopoiesis 2:21 PM - Drum Making Workshop Presented by Arlo Iron Cloud 4:17 PM - Uranium Lecture by Lilias Jones Jarding, PhD 4:56 PM - AIHEC 2017 Pow-wow 8:00 PM - Lakota Artifacts Presented at OLC Woksape Tipi Library 8:49 PM - AIHEC the Forming Lines for Parade of Flags General Session 10:25 PM - Mushin Patrick Roberts Presentation on Autopoiesis 11:38 PM - Drum Making Workshop Presented by Arlo Iron Cloud

2017 Calendar/May: Classes End May 5th Make up days May 8th – 10th Final Grades due May 12th Faculty Last Day May 26th Memorial Day (office closed) May 29th

OTHER: Pine Ridge Area Chamber of Commerce. Internship position available. Closing date: May 8, 2017. PRACC has two 13 week summer Internships available at the Pine Ridge Visitor Center not to exceed 388 hours. Salary: $8.65/hr, Nonexempt, part time 30 hrs. per week. Start date: May 30, 2017. Job Duties: 1. Be willing and able to complete intern orientation and project training to help them provide authentic and courteous information for Visitors. 2. Answer visitor questions about area attractions and refer to other staff if needed to provide correct information. 3. Provide accurate directions for visitors as needed-provide feedback about other. 4. Assist with promotional events and activities of PRACC. 5. Assist staff in all other duties as assigned and required including driving students to work. HS diploma required, OLC Student Required. Valid South Dakota Driver License. Submit resume, transcripts or diploma and proof of Tribal Enrollment. Native American Preference will apply. Veteran’s preference will apply. If claiming veteran’s preference, submit DD 214. Pine Ridge Area Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 375, Kyle, SD 57752. Apply to PRACC in person at 7900 Lakota Prairie Drive or by e-mail pracc@gwtc.net.


Ancestral Land Program. Ancesteral Lands invites you to apply for 2017 Americorps Vista positions. Conservation Corps Programs provide opportunities for youth and young adults to complete important conservation project work with local land management agencies. This work often entails camping in remote wilderness, learning valuable work skills such as chainsaw, GIS, farming, as well as cultivating leadership, teamwork, work ethic and other personal development. There is a growing movement to create Tribal-specific Corps programs that are better able to provide opportunities for Native youth and young adults as well as address important needs in Native communities such as incorporating indigenous knowledge and languages. POSITION DETAILS: Must be 18+ years of age. Serves 40+ hours per week. Start date: June 5th. Term of service: 365 Days. Benefits: training, childcare assistance if eligible, relocation allowance, health coverage, Education Award (upon successful completion of service), living allowance, Federal Non-Compete Status for one year following Service. LOCATIONS: Nebraska National Forest, Glen Canyon NRA, Knife River Indian Villages NHS, El Morro NM, Bandelier NM, Hawai’i Volcanos NP, Saguaro NP, Mesa Verde NP, Mississippi, NSR, Glacier NP, Valle De Oro Wildlife Refuge. ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS UNTIL FILLED. QUESTIONS/CONTACT: Chako, Ancestral Lands National Program Coordinator. Cell: 505-870-4810. Email: chako@conservationlegacy.org. FOR MORE INFO OR TO APPLY: Website: AncestralLands.org. Facebook: @AncestralLands. “Leading our Nations Back to Ecological and Cultural Well-Being.”

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, and we hope you’ll join us for the event! By signing on as an exhibitor or advertiser, you organization will have access to thousands of readers. Exhibitors’ Hall is located in the Event Center at the Deadwood Mountain Grand.