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Wicah’pi Cikala (Little Star)

Weekly Bulletin August 7-11, 2017

President’s Office (Thomas Shortbull)___ August BOT Meetings: Program Policy, Tuesday, August 22 @ 5:00pm at PRCC & Finance @ 5:00 pm at Piya Wiconi; Personnel, Wednesday, August 23 @ 5:00pm at Piya Wiconi; BOT, Thursday, August 24 @ 5:00pm at Piya Wiconi.

Woksape Tipi (Michelle May)__ Happy happy Monday!!!!! glad you are here... all you can be... resources in your olc woksape tipi academic/public library and archives!!! Native America Calling – 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 live by calling 1-800-996-2848 or email <><> Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - The intersection of Western and Indigenous science As Western science took over the mainstream in North America, traditional Indigenous science took a backseat. It's not taught in most school’s Native children attend. Sometimes Indigenous science is not viewed as valuable by non-Native scientists. This can create conflicts when the two paths cross. Thursday, August 10, 2017 - Native Cinema Showcase 2017 More than a dozen filmmakers from across Turtle Island are featured in the 17th annual Native Cinema Showcase, held Aug. 15 to 20 during the Santa Fe Indian Market. We're giving you an early preview and putting the spotlight on a few films as we talk about Native storytelling in the world of cinema. Friday, August 11, 2017 - Fish Camp In Alaska, fish camp is a carryover of a time when Alaska Natives traveled with the seasons to harvest food. Today, it is a time to gather with family, catch and process fish for the winter. Drying, smoking and canning are all part of the experience. Fish camp is hard work, but the rewards of having traditional food in the middle of winter are worth it. We'll talk with Alaska Natives from a variety of areas about their fish camp experiences.

Instructional Division (Dr. Dawn Frank)___Anpetu Waste, Welcome Back! I hope you all had a relaxing summer! I am sending you information regarding an upcoming event scheduled for Friday, August 18, 2017, during the "Welcome back All Staff". The presentation will take place at the Piya Wiconi Conference room at 9:00 am. The following is a message from Achieving the Dream (ATD): For more than a decade, Achieving the Dream has served as a catalyst supporting community colleges bolster student success. We assist colleges committed to improving student outcomes through an institutional change process designed to enable students to earn certificates and degrees. Our longstanding emphasis on building data capacity and using institutional data to drive decisions has shaped the national conversation on student success. Our focus on access, equity, and completion for low-income students and students of color is now a focus of community college across the nation, and it is our honor to support the work of Tribal Colleges and Universities to improve student outcomes for Native American students. Achieving the Dream includes a network of more than 220 institutions, 15 state policy teams in 39 states and the District of Columbia, and serves more than four million community college students. Recently, Project Success has incorporated 33 tribal Colleges and Universities under a U.S Department of Education grant to improve student outcomes of Native American Students. Achieving the Dream supports colleges so they may: Innovate -- to successfully implement, align and scale cutting edge reform that increases student success, closes achievement gaps and generates economic benefit for their communities. Work -- with leaders to build institutional capacity, lease whole-college reform, and sustain continuous improvement. Connect -- to a network of colleges that fosters innovation and peer knowledge sharing. Many efforts to achieve change have been disconnected, boutique pilot programs and interventions without strong returns. We must approach the effort to improve student success with the integrated and holistic approach, and with design and action driven by data. Through this initiative, our institution can become the dream maker that our students expect. Achieving the Dream, through Project Success, can begin that process that will be driven and directed by you through evidence and data formulated structure. This process will begin on August 17th and 18th, 2017, with the assistance and support of and Armando Ferrer, Ph.D., and Leonor Xochtil Perez, Ph. D. from Project Success to learn about our college and our community and help us embark on this journey.

Book Store (Myreen Iron Cloud)___Fall 2017 Book Distribution Schedule Tuesday, August 8 Cheyenne River 12:00-6:00 Wednesday, August 9 Cheyenne River 9:00-1:00 Thursday, August 10 He Sapa 9:30-4:00 Friday, August 11 He Sapa 9:30-3:00 Monday, August 14 He Sapa 9:30-1:00 Tuesday, August 15 Pass Creek 9:00-11:00 East Wakpamni 12:00-3:00 Wednesday, August 16 Eagle Nest 9:30-2:00 Pahin Sinte 9:00-11:00 Wounded Knee 12:30-3:00 Thursday, August 17 Pine Ridge 9:30-4:00 Friday, August 18 Pine Ridge 9:30-2:00 Oglala 9:30-12:00

Ag Extension (Leslie Henry)___Wazi Paha Oyate Festival. August 26, 2017. Traditional Powwow. One (1) Day. Registration 12 Noon for Powwow. Grand Entry 1:00pm. Day Money for all dancers in full regalia –3 yrs to Golden Age. Specials, Intertribal & Social Dancing. First four (4) drums paid. Registration at 10:00am for all other events: Indigenous Games: Traditional Long Bow Archery, Double Ball, Hand Games. Arts & Crafts Contest: Quill Jewelry (ONLY), Beaded Jewelry (ONLY), Quilts & Miscellaneous. Cook Off: Soup, Wojapi, BBQ Beef, Fried Bread (ONLY). Produce Contest: Tomatoes, Corn, Potatoes, Jalapeno Peppers, Bell Peppers, Zucchini Squash (Summer), Hubbard Squash (Winter), Veggie Basket (Vegetable, variety needs to be on label, or it cannot be entered in the contest.) All other competitions start 12:00pm, judging at 2:00pm. Evening meal at 5:00pm. OLC Powwow Grounds, Administrative Campus. Click on this link for the poster: Please post in your area. Thank you. Theresa Lone Hill, 455-6085 & Leslie Henry, 455-6084.

Development (Marilyn Pourier)___Summer Artist Series Schedule through September 1st – A vision of Our History by Lakota Artists: August 7-11, Cecil Apple and his acrylic paintings. August 14-18 Kaulouyah Looking Horse presenting her pencil drawings; August 21-25, Roy Helper featuring his pencil drawings; August 28-September 1, Ed Two Eagles with his acrylic on canvas. Stop by to see their art work when in the area and consider purchasing an item. SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL ARTIST! Thank you to Paulette Iron Crow, Quinton Maldonado, Steve Dubray,Jr., James White Face, Louis Shaw and Molina Schweigman-Parker and Dustin Twiss for their participation in the first eight weeks of the series.

KOLC TV (Tony Brave)___Here is the schedule for the week -- Michael Lays Bad 7:01 AM - Martha Marni A. Sandweiss Talks about Sophie Mousseau 8:09 AM - OST Tribal Council Special Session Meeting 10:10 AM - Oglala Sioux Tribe Economic Development Planning Session 1:58 PM - Public Safety Forum 4:33 PM - Martha Marni A. Sandweiss Talks about Sophie Mousseau 5:41 PM - OST Tribal Council Special Session Meeting 7:42 PM - Oglala Sioux Tribe Economic Development Planning Session 11:30 PM - Public Safety Forum

2017 Calendar/August/September: Faculty Return August 7 Registration Ends EXTENDED to August 18 Graduate Studies Program Orientation August 11 Assessment Days August 14-18 Course Cancellation Meeting August 15 ADD or DROP August 14-25 Classes Begin August 21 Labor Day (Offc Closed, Classes Mt) September 4 Last week to Drop 100% September 4-8

OLC Accreditation Notice Oglala Lakota College is seeking comments from the public, about the College in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The College will host a visit on October 2nd, with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission. Oglala Lakota College has been accredited by HLC since 1978. The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation. The public is invited to submit comments regarding the college to the following address: Public Comment on Oglala Lakota College Higher Learning Commission 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 Chicago, IL 60604-1411 The public may also submit comments on HLC’s website at Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. Comments must be in writing. All comments must be received by September 1, 2017.


Exposed to Exposures: Join us for a presentation of student art work and a community meal. Wateca (Bring your own Tupperware). At Sacred Heart Church, Pine Ridge, SD on August 10th at 5:30pm. For more info or questions, contact John Willis at (802)380-9057 or

Rolling Rez Arts. First People’s Fund. From the Camera to the Cut: Cinematography & Editing with Razelle Benally. August 7 at OLC Campus: 9am –12pm & 1pm – 4pm Pejuta Haka (Kyle); August 8 at OLC Campus; 9am –12pm & 1pm – 4pm Pejuta Haka (Kyle). CLASS OVERVIEW: Brief history on films and the making of films (emphasis on cameras past to present) • Camera basics (depth of field, iso, aperture, focal length) • Types of shots (OTS,POV,MS,WS,Master, etc) and camera movements and lighting • Overview of Canon Rebel DSLR, then release students to shoot. • Students will bring footage back to be edited. • Students will edit each of their own pieces, while the instructor lectures on editing basics. • Students will export their final videos and showcase final videos to class. <> Oglala Lakota/Dine’ director and writer Razelle Benally began her journey into filmmaking while in school where she gained firsthand experience documenting local activism in South Dakota for the protection of sacred sites. She has recently earned her BFA in Cinematic Arts and Technology from the Institute of American Indian Arts in May 2017. Benally is an alumna of the 2015 Sundance Film Institute Native Short film Production Grant for her film I Am Thy Weapon. Her BFA short narrative: Raven will make its official premiere in August 2017 during the NMAI Native Cinema Showcase. She is currently in development of two projects, a short film called Cesniye’ and her first feature film titled: Winter in Black Mesa. The goal of this class is to give students a crash course on the basics of Cinematography and Editing. They will each take footage and will edit them into 30 second to one minute videos. <><><> Life Drawing with Cloud Medicine Crow. Cloud Medicine Crow (Icu Wasaga –Horse’s Mane Braided for War) is an enrolled member of the Three Affiliated Tribes and a full time artist. He has exhibited his work from Alaska to New York City and Brazil. He is collected worldwide and works in several mediums including oil, charcoal, and printmaking to name a few. August 28 at OLC Campus: 9am –12pm & 1pm – 4pm Eagle Nest (Wanblee). August 29 at OLC Campus: 9am –12pm & 1pm – 4pm Pahin Sinte (Porcupine). August 30 at the Recreation Center: 9am –12pm & 1pm – 4pm Oglala. Call Bryan Parker at 605-391-5943, Program Coordinator, Rolling Rez Arts, First Peoples Fund, T:605-348-0324, C:605-407-0817,

Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board presents: 3rd Annual Good Health and Community Wellness Symposium. August 29-30, 2017, 8:00am – 5:00pm. Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn, Rapid City, SD. The Symposium will showcase the tremendous work our tribal partners are doing to promote health and reduce the risk of diabetes, heart disease and stroke in their communities. This two day event will also feature guest speakers and training opportunities in the areas of tobacco prevention and cessation, community gardens, traditional foods, and physical activity. This event is co-sponsored by the GPGH & Wellness Program and the Great Plains Partnerships to Improve Community Health Program. Please register at: If you have any questions contact Marie Zephier at 605-721-7615 or <><><> Basic Tobacco Intervention Skills. Certification for Native Communities. August 30, 2017, 1:30pm – 5:00pm. Board Room, Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn, Rapid City, SD. In this course, trainees will learn the following: <> Health Consequences of Commercial Tobacco <> Tobacco Dependence and Treatment <> Tobacco and Culture: Working with Native People <> Intervention Essentials: The Integrated “Five A” Model <> Putting Your Skills into Action <> Anticipatory Guidance <> The Healthcare Partnership <> Indian Health Service. Instructor: Richard Mousseau, Director of Prevention Programs. To register please email:

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.