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Wicah’pi Cikala (Little Star)

Weekly Bulletin August 1-12, 2016

Registration Closes August 12 for Fall Semester!!

President’s Office (Tom Shortbull) ___ In order to allow OLC employees to take part in some of the activities for the Oglala Nation Pow-wow, I have decided to give only those employees who work from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 5, three hours of administrative leave at 2:00 p.m. <><><> Please assist in getting the word out to prospective and returning students through family, friends and community that the last day to register is August 12th. Thank you.

Enrollment Management (Dr. Adetokunbo Oredein)___New Student Orientation. August 15, 2016, OLC Multi-Purpose Bldg 9:00am-4:30pm. Topics to be covered: New student orientation at OLC is designed to assist students transition to OLC’s academic and student life; provide opportunity to become familiar with college; meet faculty and administrators; and begin your academic life on a positive notes; Students will learn about: various majors – Fall schedule of classes – financial aid and scholarships – books – tutoring services – student clubs and activities. Transportation will be provided from your local college center. For more info contact Dr. Oredein or Staci Eagle Elk at 455-6000. <><><> Summer Bridge Program August 16-18, 2016 at Piya Wiconi campus. Program will Include Financial Wellness, Career Exploration, Study Skills, Student Success Plan, Lakota Tipi Culture, Lakota Horse Culture and Lakota Winter Count. Contact: Staci Eagle Elk @ 455-6148 or your Local College Center.

Professional Dev’t/CEU (Wayne Weston)___I am requesting time from each college center to do some wellness training along with Lance Christensen. This training will be done either in the morning or afternoon. We would like this to happen early in the semester to get students familiar with services we offer and wellness information. If you can give me some dates that would be good for you as soon as possible it will be greatly appreciated we hope to have either gift cards or door prizes offered and possibly a meal. Thank you for your time and consideration. wweston@olc.edu, Office (605) 455-6083 Cell (605) 407-7853.

AIHEC (Jonnie Clifford)___As you all know we will be doing the AIHEC Conference in 2017 in Rapid City. I need to find coordinators for all the competitions – you can not be the coach for OLC if you are the coordinator. I have already identified a few of you, but if you are interested in coordinating a competition please let me know. I need to start working on this now. It will be coming up fast. Thank AIHEC 2017 Coordinator.

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. Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - Responsible pet ownership and animal control in Native America A pack of feral dogs mauled a three year old boy to death on the Navajo Nation last month. Kayden Colter Begay was visiting his grandparents at the time. His family expressed outrage at the Navajo Nation's lack of animal control. Chapter officials say they don't have resources for adequate enforcement. What more can be done about pets-turned-feral in Native America? Where does responsible pet ownership come into play? Thursday, August 4, 2016 - The Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations Landowners in several Native communities, including Fort Hall, the Navajo Nation and Quinault are facing deadlines with the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations. The $1.9 billion program is part of the Cobell Settlement set up to purchase "fractionated interests in trust" from Native landowners. Trust land and land issues in Indian Country can get confusing very fast. We'll get a status update on the program and review the basics of how it works. What should landowners know before they sell their land? Friday, August 5, 2016 -The Gold King Mine spill: One year later Once you've seen the pictures, it's hard to get the image of the toxic yellow plume of mining waste that contaminated the Animas and San Juan rivers out of your mind. The spill occurred a year ago. It created numerous problems for businesses, farmers and residents downstream, including those on a part of the Navajo Nation. The Environmental Protection Agency admitted fault for causing the spill. Now, a year later, the yellow color is long gone. But is the water as safe to use as before the spill? Did the EPA pay for the damage? What is being done to prevent another spill of this magnitude?

Development (Marilyn Pourier)___Historical Center. The Historical Center will be open each day beginning June 13 through September 2, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. At the Center you will see historical photographs and artwork displays that chronicle the history of the Oglala Lakota from the early 1800s to the Wounded Knee Massacre in 1890. An audiotape of this history provides greater meaning to the displays that you will see. The presentation ends with a 5 minute video featuring President Thomas Shortbull who tells the history of Indian education, the tribal colleges and Oglala Lakota College. To coincide with the opening of the Historical Center for the summer OLC presents the Summer Artist Series, “A Vision of Our History by Lakota Artist” from June 13 thru September 2, 2016 (12 WKS) featuring the following artists: June 13-17: Alvin Iron Cloud—Wood Sculptures <> June 20-24: Kevin Poor Bear—Multimedia <> June 27– July 1: Kelly Looking Horse—Multimedia <> July 4-8: Kevin Pourier—Buffalo Horn Art <> July11-15: Joey Blue Legs—Bead & Quill Work <> July 18-22: Richard Red Owl—Acrylics <> July 25-29: Paulette Iron Crow--Beadwork <> August 1-5: Agnes Westover—Star Quilts <> August 8-12: Nathan Blindman—Acrylics <> August 15-19: Don Montileaux—Pencil Ledger Art <> August 22-26: James Under Baggage—Stone Sculpture <> August 29– September 2: Waylon Gaddie—Raw Hide/ Parfleche. Open MONDAY—FRIDAY 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

2016 Calendar: July/August Faculty Returns August 8 Registration Ends August 12 Graduation Studies Orientation August 12 Assessment Days August 15-19 Course Cancellation Meeting August 16 ADD or DROP August 15-19 Classes Begin August 22

KOLCTV (Tony Brave)___ Here is the schedule for the week. Michael Lays Bad 7:01 AM - Inheritance Rights Conference Hosted By Alex White Plume at Kiza Park A day of interviews with activists in Kiza Park. 7:31 AM - Youth Black Hills Pow-wow A day of fun for youth to open the Pow Wow. 9:23 AM - Sundance Institutes Film Workshop Hosted By Bird RunningWater Bird explains his history with the Sundance Film Festival and Native American Film. 11:48 AM - The 29th Annual Black Hills Pow-wow Grand Entry Grand Entry for Day 1 of the Black Hills Pow Wow. 2:04 PM - Bernie Sanders Rally in Pine Ridge, SD Pine Ridge Reservation Community Meeting with Bernie Sanders. Held in the Pine Ridge High School Gymnasium. 3:21 PM - Inheritance Rights Conference Hosted By Alex White Plume at Kiza Park 3:52 PM - Youth Black Hills Pow-wow 5:43 PM - Sundance Institutes Film Workshop Hosted By Bird RunningWater 8:09 PM - The 29th Annual Black Hills Pow-wow Grand Entry 10:25 PM - Bernie Sanders Rally in Pine Ridge, SD

Other

Festival of Books. South Dakota Humanities Council. The Festival of Books is scheduled for September 22-15 in Brookings, SD. Headlining the Festival will be Jane Smiley, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the 2016 One Book South Dakota, Some Luck. She will be joined by at least three other Pulitzer winners: Shirley Christian (international reporting), Michael Dirda (criticism) and Ted Kooser (poetry). Other notable presenters include Young Readers One book author Jennifer Richard Jacobson, Acclaimed novelist jess Walter, best-selling mystery authors Jeffery Dever and Anne Perry and many more. We are now accepting exhibitor applications and advertising space reservations for the 2016 Festival, and we hope you’ll join us for the event! The early bird exhibitor deadline is May 31 and the ad deadline is June 10. If you have any questions, call me (Jennifer Widman) at 605-688-5715 or email Jennifer@sdhumanities.org. Jennifer Widman, Director, South Dakota Center for the Book, South Dakota Humanities Council.