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Wicah’pi Cikala (Little Star)

Weekly Bulletin April 10-14, 2017

President’s Office (Thomas Shortbull___The Easter Holiday will be observed at OLC on Friday, April 14, 2017, and therefore, there will be no work for OLC employees and the offices will be closed. Also, there will be no classes this day. <><><> BOT Meetings: Program Policy, Tuesday, April, 18 @ noon at PRCC, Finance @ 5:00pm at Piya Wiconi. Personnel, Wednesday, April, 19 @ 5:00pm at Piya Wiconi. BOT, April, 20 @ 5:00 pm at Piya Wiconi.

Math/Science & Tech (Karla Witt)___ “I would like to congratulate Amanda Ruiz on being selected to participate in the 2017 NASA Tribal College and University ELO (Experiential Learning Opportunity) Summer REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates). What an exciting opportunity for you to represent OLC!” Update from PRCC: Congratulations also to Mark Cedar Face and William Fourd who will be attending the NASA ELO Summer REU summer camp. Loretta Red Feather stated, “I am honored to be these two gentlemen’s counselor.” <> The students will spend 3 weeks from June 12-June 30, 2017 at Haskell Indian Nations University. During that time they will receive training in GIS, remote sensing and climate change impacts. They will also create and complete research projects with a climate change theme using the tools gained through the training at Haskell. At the conclusion of the workshop the students will head home to their institutions for the remainder of the 4 week experience. While at home for the final 4 weeks the student will be expected to finish their research and complete their projects.

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, April 10, 2017 - The jurisdiction conundrum. A tribal police officer in California is fighting charges of assault and false imprisonment. It all stems from his attempt to make an arrest during a domestic dispute on reservation land. This is one example of jurisdictional clashes that result from the 1953 measure called Public Law 280. There are instances when tribal law enforcement officers can't take action even if they see a crime because PL 280 complicates an already complex jurisdictional landscape. The Tribal Court Clearinghouse says "it has often been misunderstood and misapplied." We hear about PL 280 and ways tribes are trying to get out from under it. Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - Reviving Andrew Jackson Of all the previous presidents to choose from, Donald Trump likes to align himself most with Andrew Jackson. He visited Jackson's Hermitage in Tennessee and laid a wreath on his grave. For Native Americans, Jackson is forever associated with the Indian Removal Act and the Trail of Tears. His presidency also ended with a crippling economic depression. Since he's back in the spotlight, we'll take time to talk with historians about the full legacy of Andrew Jackson. Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - April Music Maker: Bluedog We make way for some killer Native blues this month. Our April Music Makers, Bluedog, are out of the Minneapolis, Minnesota area. For years they have given blues lovers what they love: great tunes flavored with a lot of Native soul and get-down boogie rhythms. We'll visit with them about their new album "Red, White & Blues." We're inviting you to into the discussion as we pay tribute to the blues. Thursday, April 13, 2017 - Keeping reservations dry Pervasive alcoholism is among the main reasons tribal leaders ban the sale of alcohol on reservations. But that can be big business for liquor stores just outside of the border. Tribal leaders from the Pine Ridge Reservation are working to shut down four stores in nearby Whiteclay, Neb. They say the vast majority of their sales goes to worsen alcohol-related problems within Pine Ridge. Critics of the strategy say people wanting a drink will get alcohol somewhere else and might even increase the hazard by drinking and driving. Does banning alcohol on the reservation help people or not? Friday, April 14, 2017 - Hand games The songs and the players might be different across Turtle Island, but the fun is the same. Hand games are played between families and within tribal communities. We celebrate hand games and talk with the pros about what makes them so fun. We also dig into the roots of hand games and why it's important to keep them going.

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. 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)___Hello to all who see this! Here is what we will be showing on KOLC-TV this week clear into the next. – Shields King. 7:01 - AM - AIHEC 2017 , Oglala Lakota College - Lady Bravehearts vs Turtle Mountain Community College - Lady Mighty Mikinocks Women's Basketball Game. 7:59 - AM - AIHEC 2017, Oglala Lakota College - Bravehearts vs Salish Kootenai College - Bison's Mens Basketball Game. 9:19 - AM - AIHEC 2017, Oglala Lakota College - Bravehearts vs Chief Dull Knife Community College - Warriors Mens Basketball Game. 10:11 - AM - AIHEC 2017, Welcoming Ceremony For Students & Coaches as well as Basketball Players. Held in the Douglas High School Gymnasium. 11:14 - AM - Treaty Gathering Of The Indigenous Rights Meeting. Held in the Little Wound School , Ed Young Man Afraid Of His Horses Gymnasium. 4:18 - PM - AIHEC 2017 , Oglala Lakota College - Lady Bravehearts vs Turtle Mountain Community College - Lady mighty Mikinocks Women's Basketball game. 5:17 - PM - AIHEC 2017, Oglala Lakota College - Bravehearts vs Salish Kootenai College - Bison's Mens Basketball Game. 6:37 - PM - AIHEC 2017, Oglala Lakota College - Bravehearts vs Chief Dull Knife Community college - Warriors Mens Basketball game. 7:29 - PM - AIHEC 2017, Welcoming Ceremony of all Students & Coaches as well as Basketball Players. Held in the Douglas High School Gymnasium. 8:32 - PM - Treaty Gathering Of Indigenous Rights Meeting. Held in the Little Wound School , Ed Young Man Afraid Of His Horses Gymnasium.

2017 Calendar/April: Easter Holiday (Good Friday) April 14th Registration begins for Fall Semester April 17th Application to Graduate Program due April 17th OTHER:

First People’s Fund Rolling Rez Arts Events Schedule. Ledger Art in Water Colors with Patrick Joel Pulliam: April 10 @ 9am-12pm at Pahin Sinte CC/Porcupine; 1pm-4pm at Pejuta Haka CC/Kyle. April 11 @ 9am-12pm at Wounded Knee CC/Manderson; 1pm-4pm at Pine Ridge CC. April 12 @ 9am-12pm at Pass Creek CC/Allen; 1pm-4pm at LaCreek CC/Martin. Join Patrick Joel Pulliam for a class on ledger art. The class will focus on the history of ledger art as well as ledger art techniques. Participants will focus on creating a ledger art piece on antique ledger paper. Patrick will also discuss the history of ledger art and how it has evolved in the contemporary art world. <><><> Oil Pastels, Matting & Framing with Wade Patton. April 14 @ 9am-12pm at Pejuta Haka CC/Kyle; 1pm-4pm @ Eagle Nest CC/Wanblee. April 25 @ 9am-12pm at LaCreek CC/Martin; 1pm-4pm at Pass Creek CC/Allen. April 26 @ 9am-12pm at Pine Ridge CC; 1pm-4pm at White Clay CC/Oglala. Call Bryan at 605-407-0817. Wade Patton, most known for his oil pastel and ledger work, is skilled in most mediums. He is a graduate of Black Hills State College with a Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree. He has had professional experience in framing priceless works of art by Warhol, Chuck Close and Edgar Degas to name a few.

Smithsonian Institution Undergraduate Conservation Internships for Summer 2017. The Smithsonian Institution is pleased to announce conservation internship opportunities for the Summer 2017 10-week session June 5 – August 11. APPLICATION DEADLINE: Midnight (EST), April 14, 2017This internship program will provide an introduction to museum conservation. This program is offered to students to increase participation of groups who are currently underrepresented in the museum field and visual arts organizations are especially encouraged to apply. A conservator’s work involves the preservation of collections, including documentation, treatment, and research. Conservators have academic backgrounds in the arts, sciences or social sciences and attain a professional graduate degree in conservation. For more information about the field see: WHO SHOULD APPLY: Currently enrolled undergraduates or recent degree holders from colleges and universities, with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, with coursework in the sciences (chemistry, biology, physics, engineering, forensic science); or arts and humanities (studio arts, art history, history, anthropology); and skills such as photography/imaging; or various crafts that might be applicable/useful in a museum conservation setting, and an interest in the conservation of cultural heritage are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. INTERNSHIP LOCATIONS: Placements will be made in Conservation Departments at the: Smithsonian American Art Museum (, National Portrait Gallery (, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (, Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute (, National Museum of American Indian (, National Museum of American History (, and the National Museum of Natural History ( The 10-week internships will commence June 5th and end August 11th. They will be full-time (40 hrs/week) and carry a stipend. Travel allowance may be included. APPLICATION DEADLINE: Midnight (EST), April 14, 2017 for all materials including letters of reference. Application Procedure: Applicants must register and submit an online application via the Smithsonian Online Academic Appointment system (SOLAA). CONTACT: Smithsonian Institution Undergraduate Conservation Internship Program Administrator Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture PO Box 37012, MRC 1401 Washington D.C., 20013-7012

American Indian College Fund. 2017 Tribal Colleges and Universities Summer Research Internship. June 12-July 26, 2017. Deadline to apply 5pm (MST), Friday, April 21, 2017. Paid internship! Eligibility: Enrolled Undergraduate TCU student (upperclassman preferred); Good academic standing; At least 18 years old; Interested in research; Able to work full-time. Housing: Student will be housed at the University of Denver for the duration of the internship. Deadline: 5pm (MST) Friday, April 21, 2017. How to Apply: Interested TCU students are asked to submit the following materials: Cover letter, current resume, copy of unofficial transcript, three letters of recommendations. Please send all documents in one email to: (a) Human Resources at In subject line, include your first, last name and 2017 TCU Internship. OR (b) Visit our website for more information Contact: Crystal Loudhawk-Hedgepeth. Email: Phone: 303-430-5336.

Ancestral Land Program. Ancesteral Lands invites you to apply for 2017 Americorps Vista positions. Conservaton 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: FOR MORE INFO OR TO APPLY: Website: Facebook: @AncestralLands. “Leading our Nations Back to Ecological and Cultural Well-Being.”