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OLC Weekly Bulletin

Wicah’pi Cikala (Little Star)

Weekly Bulletin August 7-10-2018

OLC Family___The OLC family has been blessed with another family member -- Kyviah Marie, born on August 2nd weighing in at all of 4 lbs. 13 ounces and 17 and 3/4 inches long. Mamas name is Shashaina Tyon who is an OLC student and proud grandma is Ginna Arguello (Rapid City Ctr).

President’s Office (Thomas Shortbull) ___August BOT Meetings: August 20 –Program Policy @ noon at PRCC & Finance @ 5:00pm at Piya Wiconi. August 21 – Personnel @ 5:00pm at Piya Wiconi, August 22, BOT Meeting @ 5:00pm at Piya Wiconi.

Math/Science & Tech (Karla Witt) ___Student Poster Presentations! Pre-Engineering Educational Collaborative (PEEC) sponsored by Oglala Lakota College, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, South Dakota State University. When: 1:00-4:00PM, Thursday August 9, 2018, potluck lunch at noon. Where: Math & Science Department, OLC, Administrative Campus, Piya Wiconi, Kyle SD. Who is invited: All Tribal agencies, organizations, citizens and students.

Nursing (Jessica Zephier)___A call for third party comments. August 1, 2018: “The Oglala Lakota College Associate Degree Nursing program is pursuing pre-accreditation candidacy status from the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA), located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20037; phone 202-909-2500. Interested parties are invited to submit third party comments in writing directly to NLN CNEA, attention Betsy Frank, NLN CNEA Associate Director, or Lusetha Rolle at no later than August 24, 2018.” First Annual First Responders Appreciation Event. Regional Health. September 8, 9AM-2PM, Memorial Park, Rapid City. Event Activities: 3K Run/Walk, Educational Booths, Live Entertainment, Kids Activities Including Bouncy Houses, Food. Sign up for the obstacle course relay! Must register team of 5 at All money raised during the event goes to the Midwest Honor Flight, a non-profit organization in NW Iowa, South Dakota and SW Minnesota dedicated to providing Veterans with honor and closure with an all-expense paid trip to our Nation’s Capital.

Woksapi Tipi (Michelle May)___EVERY VOTE COUNTS!  What & Where: Voter Education & Candidate Platforms at Woksape Tipi Library.  When: Thursdays from 4 to 6 pm. 

August 9 – Special Guests Steve Hernandez & Cole Adams—Voter Registration – Register here to vote! 2018 South Dakota District 27 House of Representatives Candidates: Margaret Ross – Democrat Peri Pourier – Democrat Elizabeth May – Republican Steve Livermont – Republican 2018 South Dakota State Senate District 27 Candidates: William Hines – Republican Red Dawn Foster – Democrat Thursday October 18 2018 2018 South Dakota Governor Candidates: Kristi Noem – Republican Billy Sutton – Democrat

Thursday October 25, 2018 Oglala Sioux Tribe President Candidates Oglala Sioux Tribe Vice Presidents Candidates. Why: Learn more about political party platforms, state representatives and how they serve your state district 27, the state gubernatorial election, as well as leadership candidates for OST. This event will be moderated by Mr. Tom Casey and broadcast live on KILI Radio and recorded for broadcast by KOLC via live streaming on YouTube and through Golden West Cable Access. Questions? Call 605-455-6069 <><><> 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 11-12 am Eastern. Join the conversation by calling 1-800-996-2848. Tuesday, August 7, 2018 – Protecting Chaco. The Trump Administration abandoned plans for oil and gas leases near Chaco Canyon in New Mexico after objections from tribes and environmental groups. But the U.S. Dept. of Interior is moving ahead with leases of a 98,000 acre stretch of land just outside of the Chaco Culture National Historical Park despite similar opposition. Legislation in Congress to establish a moratorium on mineral extraction until further environmental and cultural review has failed to gain traction. So far, tribes are losing the decades-long fight to limit drilling in one of the area’s most important cultural landscapes. Wednesday, August 8, 2018 – 150 years of the Fort Laramie Treaty. “The government of the United States desires peace, and its honor is hereby pledged to keep it.” The words hand-written into the Treaty of 1868 indicated the stated intention to bring about peace among the U.S. Government and northern Great Plains tribes. Instead, the document sowed discord that continues today. The treaty created what was then called the Great Sioux Reservation, a geographic boundary you won’t find on any modern map. We’ll talk with historians and experts about the original promise and the legacy of the historic treaty. Thursday, August 9, 2018 – Crow Fair centennial. The Crow Fair in Montana is one of the largest and longest-running powwows in the country. It draws tens of thousands of dancers and spectators from across Turtle Island to the Apsáalooke Nation. This year marks its 100th anniversary. It all started when a U.S. Government Indian agent decided to bring the western idea of a county fair to the Crow Nation. Among other accomplishments, it features the largest gathering of teepees in the world. We’re celebrating the upcoming Centennial Crow Fair. Friday, August 10, 2018 – Native in the spotlight: Forrest Goodluck. Forrest Goodluck (Diné/Mandan/Hidatsa /Tsimshian) is having a great year. He has a principal role in the upcoming “The Miseducation of Cameron Post” about gay teenagers sent to conversion therapy camp. He’s in two television pilots, “Citizen” on Hulu and “Scalped” based on the comic series. He also starts Stanford University in the fall. The actor burst onto the cinematic landscape at the age of 15 as Hawk in the Academy Award winning film, “The Revenant.” We’ll talk with Goodluck about his passion for acting and filmmaking.

Graduate Studies___Leadership South Dakota selects fifth class –class of 2019! Leadership South Dakota has selected 42 class members to participate in the 8-month leadership program which will begin in September (included is our very own Sandra White Shield (Graduate Studies). The leadership program is a statewide program with a mission to attract engaged citizens from across the state, then provide them with the background, unique experiences and insights necessary to assume leadership positions at the community, state and national levels. One of the topics to be covered is Native American History and Culture to be held in Kyle. Class members include individuals from various backgrounds including Great Western Bank, SE Council of Governments, Sanford Health, Boyce Law Firm, Helpline Center, RC Police Dept., and others. From Press Release by Rick Melmer, Program Director. (Editor: Please join me in congratulating Sandy. Congratulations Sandy!)

Historical Center (Marilyn Pourier)___A reminder that the Historical Center is open throughout the year. Check under Quick Links on OLC’s website for more info. Bring your students, bring your families, bring your friends and your visitors. The center is open full time from June 11-August 31 from 8:30-4:30 with an artist a week. The remaining artists are . . . . August 6-10 Luke Dubray (Beadwork & Quillwork), August 13-17 Richard Brown (Beadwork & Leatherwork), August 20-14 Richard Red Owl (Acrylic on Canvas), August 27-31 Carmelia Gibbons (Acrylic on Canvas). At any other time the development staff (Wanda @ ext 6042, Cathy @ 6041 & Marilyn @ 6045) are available to open the doors.

Activities (Theresa Lone Hill)___Wazi Paha Oyate Festival, August 15, 2018, Piya Wiconi Campus. Traditional Powwow: Registration 12 noon, Grand Entry 1:00pm. Day Money for all dancers in full regalia—3yrs to Golden Age. Specials, Intertribal and Social Dancing. First four drums paid. Indigenous games: Traditional Long Bow Archery, Double Ball, Hand Games. Registration 10:00am to Noon for following competitions (judging starts at noon—no entries accepted after judging starts): Arts & Crafts: Quill work only, beaded jewelry only, quilts and miscellaneous. Cook off: Soup, Wojapi, BBQ Beef, Fried Bread (only). Produce: Tomatoes, corn, potatoes, jalapeno peppers, bell peppers, zucchini squash (summer), hubbard squash (winter), veggie basket (vegetable, variety needs to be on the label, or it cannot be entered in the contest.). Evening meal at 5:00pm. For more info call 605-455-6085—OLC Agriculture Extension Department.

2018 Calendar August/September Registration Ends August 17 Graduation Studies Program Orientation August 17 Assessment Days August 20-24 Course Cancellation Mtg August 21 ADD or DROP August 20-Sept. 7 Classes Begin August 27 Last Week to Drop 100% September 10-14 Labor Day September 3

 (Offices closed, classes meet)

College Wide Make-up Day September 15-29


First Peoples Fund. 2019 Community Spirit Award Nomination Deadline Extended to August 15, 2018. Know an exceptional Indigenous artist or culture bearer who has dedicated their life to weaving cultural knowledge into their communities? Nominate them for the 2019 Jennifer Easton Community Spirit Award. Anyone can nominate a Native artist for the Jennifer Easton Community Spirit Awards. Nominators tend to be students, mentees, colleagues and tribal elders honoring others, and sustaining spirit in their own communities. Award Amount: $7,500. Please follow these three easy steps: (1) IDENTIFY. Identify an artist who you feel exemplifies the spirit of this award – and contact the artist to confirm their interest in the award. (2) NOMINATE. Briefly write the contributions the artist has made to his or her community. Nominations for 2019 are accepted until August 15, 2018. (3) APPLY. Online application link is sent to the artist/nominee and nominator after nominations close August 15, 2018 and fully complications are due to First Peoples Fund by September 30, 2018. Questions? Contact us! 605-348-0324.

2018 Festival of Books. South Dakota Humanities Council. The 16th Annual Festival of Books is scheduled for September 21-23, 2018 in Brookings, SD. Each year thousands of people throughout the Midwest converge on the annual SD Festival of Books, a four-day event featuring lectures, readings, panel discussions, book signings and special events with more than 50 distinguished authors and literary figures. We are no accepting reservations for exhibitor tables and advertising space for the 2018 Festival. If you would like to exhibit at the festival, you will need to send an application with payment. If you would like to advertise, please e-mail Jenessa Kniffen at or call her at 1-800-456-5117. If you choose to advertise and exhibit you can take advantage of our EARLY BIRD special! Reserve any size ad with South Dakota Magazine by May 31, 2018 and get ONE table FREE! If you have any questions, please call me 605-688-715 or email me at Jennifer Widman, Director, SD Center for the Book, SD Humanities Council.