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OLC Weekly Bulletin

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Weekly Bulletin September 15-26, 2014

President’s Office (Tom Shortbull)___ BOT Meetings: September 25--Program Policy @ Noon followed by & Finance at PRCC. September 29-- Personnel @ 5:00pm at Piya Wiconi. September 30--BOT @ 5:00pm at Piya Wiconi.

OLC Family News___This past weekend – September 14, 2014 – Katie Fisher, an OLC student and daughter to Cindy (Head Start) and Art Fischer (Faculty), became the 2014 Great Plains Indian Rodeo Association Year End Ladies All-Around Champion AND the Year End Ladies Barrel Racing Champion. This qualifies her to compete in the Ladies Barrel Racing Event at the Indian National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, November 3rd through the 8th! <><><> Lance Christensen’s (EAP) daughter, Tianna, became the Year End Junior All Around Champion and his daughter Taylor became the Year End Junior Barrel Racing Champion also qualifying her for the 2014 Indian National Finals Rodeo

Personnel (Faith Richards)___Open Season for the Optional Benefits will be from August 25th through September 28th. You may change/add/delete these benefits this timeframe. If you wish to make changes please forward the appropriate form to the Personnel Office by the 28th of September. All your benefits will stay the same unless you indicate otherwise. For your convenience the appropriate forms were attached to the email dated August 25th to make changes/additions/deletions. Thank you.

Election Committee (Diane Clifford)__ Board of Trustees/Local Board Elections. Oglala Lakota College will hold Board of Trustees and Local Board elections in conjunction with the Oglala Sioux Tribe General Election on November 4, 2014. There are five Board of Trustees positions open in the following districts: Pine Ridge, Oglala, Wounded Knee, Pass Creek, and Eagle Nest. There are 17 Local Board positions open in the following districts: Eagle Nest (2), East Wakpamni (2), Lacreek (3), Oglala (2), Pahin Sinte (2), Pass Creek (1), Pejuta Haka (1), Pine Ridge (1), and Wounded Knee (3). Any registered eligible Oglala Sioux Tribal member who meets their district residency requirements may run for a position on the Board of Trustees or the Local Board in their district.Petitions will be available September 12, 2014. Board of Trustee petitions must be picked up and returned to the President’s Office at Piya Wiconi by the person running for office. Local Board petitions can be picked up from district college centers but they must be turned in to the President’s Office at Piya Wiconi by the person running for office. Each petition must have AT LEAST twenty-five (25) valid signatures of district residents. All Board of Trustees and Local Board members are subject to Alcohol and Substance Abuse tests as per OLC policy (PPM 62-120). Deadline for submission of ALL petitions is September 26, 2014, at 4:00 p.m. Oglala Lakota College Election Committee members: Jonnie Clifford (455-6047), Faith Moves Camp (455-6039), and Diane Winters (455-6022). See Election 2014 Time Frame at end of Bulletin.

Woksape Tipi (Michelle May)___Political Forum, October 1, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m. at Woksape Tipi Library , Piya Wiconi Campus. SD Gubernatorial Candidates: Susan Wismer (D) and Mike Myers (I). SD Senatorial Candidates: Rick Weiland (D) and Larry Pressler (I). The event will be moderated by Tom Casey who will address the constituents regarding ICWA, XL Pipeline, Minimum Wage, Higher Education and other relevant topics. Bring your questions. Please spread the word about the event! Voter registration will be available this day also. Contact: Michelle May @ 455-6064 or Tawa Ducheneaux@ 455-6045. Sponsored by OLC Woksape Tipi Library and current Political Science students.

TRIO/SSS(Milton Fineran)__ Deadline for TRIO/SSS Grant Aid is October 31st. TRIO/SSS Program enrollment (applications) are also due by October 31st. Athletics (Mary Tobacco)___Oglala Lakota Owaya Wankatuya Cante Tinza Skatapi 2014-201 5. FALL SPORTS: Multipurpose Building, Piya Wiconi campus. BASKETBALL: All Interested OLC Students: Men's & Women's Basketball begins October 6, 2014 at 8:00pm. Multipurpose Building on the Piya Wiconi Campus. Gas Vouchers provided when you arrive. Get your physicals - go to for the physical form & IHS Exemption. Eligibility rules apply! INTRAMURALS: Men’s & Women’s Open Basketball League November, 2014. Co-ed Volleyball League TBA. Students encouraged to make suggestions. YOUTH SPORTS: Soccer in participating schools. Part-time employment opportunity in partnership with SDHSAA and area schools – Officiating basketball, football, volleyball, soccer. Open to all staff, students, community. STAFF WELLNESS: Fitness room open daily at the Multipurpose Building. CONTACT: Mary Tobacco:, telephone 605-455-2985 (o) 455-5632 (cell). Visit for registration forms and updates. Hoka Hey Cantetinza! Fall 2014 Calendar Native American Day October 13

 (offices closed/no classes)

Application to Graduate Program due October 24 Registration begins for Spring Semester November 10 Veteran’s Day Holliday November 11

 (offices closed/classes meet)

KOLC TV (Tony Brave)___ here is what we will be showing here on KOLC-TV this week. First off we start the day with The Little Wound High School Mustangs Foot Ball Game. It's Little Wound Mustangs vs The Lead Deadwood Gold Diggers. Next off we have The Manders Bull Bash. After that we have the Final Grand Entry of the 2014 Oglala Nation Pow-wow. Then there is the BJ Weston Basketball Tournaments that has The Ladys vs The Lil Bombers. Next off we have Ernie Lapoint a decedent of Sitting Bull. Last we have The Honoring of The World War one and two vets. Here are the times below for the programs we will be showing here on KOLC-TV all this week. 7:11-AM- Little Wound High School Mustangs Vs The Lead Deadwood Gold Diggers. 9:31-AM- manders Bull Bash. 9:55-PM- Oglala Nation Pow-wow Final Grand Entry 2014. 12:06-PM- BJ Weston Memorial Peewee Basketball Tournaments. 12:59-PM- Ernie La point Speaks. 2:09-PM- Honoring World War 1 and World War 2 Vets. 4:00-PM- Little Wound High School Mustangs Vs The Lead Deadwood Gold Diggers. 6:20-PM- Manders Bull bash. 6:45-PM- Oglala Nation Pow-wow Final Grand Entry 2014. 8:55-PM- BJ Westons Memorial Peewee Basketball Tournaments. 9:48-PM- Ernie La Point Speaks. 10:52-PM- Honoring World War 1 and World War 2 Vets.

Community Wilmer Mesteth)___ Hanwacipi – Night Dance Fall 2014. The Hanwacipi is one of our age old traditions that has been practiced among our people for generations. It was once a social event for the young members of the warrior societies in the olden days. Some of the songs and dances date way back in our history. At the Wilmer Mesteth, residence, Cheyenne Creek Community. September 19th, 2014. Directions: From stop light at four way in Pine Ridge SD, continue two miles north on highway 18 west, then turn right off of highway 18 west on to Cheyenne Creek Community road. Go about ½ a mile on road through the community, you will arrive upon a three way split in the road, you will then take the middle road up to Mesteth residence. GPS address is 100 Cheyenne Creek Road off high way 18, Pine Ridge SD. 57770. Activity Agenda: 1:00 pm: Forum on (Special Topics TBA) 1:00pm: Archery Competition(point of contact: Nick Gibbons). 5:30 pm: Evening Meal sponsored by Ateyapi Program, Rapid City, SD- 6:00pm: Plum Seed Game (Kansu Kutepi) demonstration. 7:00pm: prepare for dance wacipi Opening. 7:30-12:00am Social Dancing. 8:00 Hand game teams must be present for bracket drawing(Hand Games will begin as early as possible and will continue until wee hours of the morning). Wiyuskinyan upo Hanwacipi kte lo/Come enjoy a night of social dancing and traditional games! For more information contact Wilmer Mesteth: Home # 605-867-5245, Cell # 605-209-6739. Please be mindful that this is a Drug and Alcohol- Free event, Organizers and Residents are not responsible for accidents, thefts and any other unforeseen circumstances that may occur.

Other Join us at the 2014 Festival of Books! Each year thousands of people thoughout the Midwest converge on the annual South Dakota Festival of Books, a three-day event featuring lectures, reading, and panel discussions by more than 50 distinguished authors and literary figures. The 2014 Festival of Books is scheduled for September 26-28 in Sioux Falls, SD. National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Kate DiCamillo (Flora and Ulysses, The Tale of Despereaux) will bring her message, “Stories Connect Us,” to the Festival, while Kathleen Norris, author of the 2014 One Book South Dakota, Dakota: A Spiritual Geography, will celebrate the culmination of her statewide tour at the Festival. This year’s Festival will also feature returning favorites like former U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser (House Held Up By Trees, Delights and Shadows) and National Book Award Winner Pete Dexter (Deadwood, Paris Trout, Spooner). Other notable presenters include internationally best-selling crime writer Karin Slaughter, award-winning YA author Avi and many more! If you have questions, please call me Jennifer Widman, Director, South Dakota Center for the Book, South Dakota Humanities Council at (605)688-5715 or e-mail me at


OLC Election 2014 Time Frame September 5, 2014 Press Release on Oglala Lakota College (OLC) Elections with Deadlines for Petitions

September 12, 2014 Petitions will be available at the President’s Office at Piya Wiconi for Board of Trustees positions and at the district college centers for Local Board positions.

September 26, 2014 All Petitions must be returned to the President’s Office at Piya Wiconi by 4:00 pm.

October 10, 2014 Petitions certified by the Election Committee.

October 14, 2014 Sample Ballots posted at polling places and in public areas.

October 28, 2014 Training of Judges and Tellers at Piya Wiconi at 10:00 am.

November 4, 2014 In conjunction with the Oglala Sioux Tribe General Election, OLC Board Elections will be held from 8:00 am – 7:00 pm at designated Polling places. November 5, 2014 Unofficial Election results will be posted at district college centers and on KILI.

November 7, 2014 Deadline to contest unofficial election results.

November 2014 BOT Official Election Report filed with OLC Board of Trustees. December 2014 BOT New Board of Trustees members and new Local Board members officially

                                     seated at Board of Trustees meeting.
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