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OLC Weekly Bulletin

Wicah’pi Cikala (Little Star)

Weekly Bulletin October 10-13,2017

President’s Office (Thomas Shortbull) ___ There will be a short All Staff meeting on Friday, October 13, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in the Conference Room and committee meetings will commence after the meeting. <><><> October BOT Meetings: Program Policy—Tuesday, October 24 @ Noon at PRCC and Finance @ 5:00 at Piya Wiconi. Personnel, October 25 @ 5:00 at Piya Wiconi. BOT, October 26 @ 5:00pm at Piya Wiconi.

CONGRATULATIONS: To Dr. Ahmed Al-Asfour for being awarded a Certificate in Advanced Education Leadership from Harvard University, Graduate School of Education, 2017. Four courses required for this certification. Each course takes 12 weeks to complete. This certification is based on the curriculum of the Doctor of Education Leadership (ED.M) Program at Harvard. ~ Leading Learning, Fall 2016 ~ Leading for Excellence & Equity, Spring 2017 ~ Managing Evidence, Summer 2017 ~ Driving Change, Summer 2017. <><><> To Tatewin Means J.D., M.A., Chair of the Graduate Studies Department who has been chosen to receive the Law Enforcement Officer Award from the Project Extra Mile Organization. This organization is a network of community partnerships working in Nebraska to prevent and reduce alcohol-related harms. Through community organizing their efforts are towards preventing underage drinking, excessive alcohol consumption, and the related harms. Because of Tatewin’s efforts and hard work in this area the organization will present the award at an event in November in Omaha <><><> To Whitnee Thorp, guest speaker at the SD Festival of Books for her two chapbooks of poetry that came out this year. The first is titled, "Kintsukuroi" and it was published through Finishing Line Press (one of the top poetry publishers in the nation). The other is titled, "Cicurate", and it won the South Dakota Poetry Society's chapbook contest. Both books can be bought. nation). The other is titled, "Cicurate", and it won the South Dakota Poetry Society's chapbook contest. Both books can be bought. Perhaps we can see if Michelle would let her do a reading sometime soon.

<><><> A very special Congratulations to the newlyweds Lynn Cuny (Enrollment Mgmt) and Kyle White.

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. email us ( Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - Zuni fetishes Zuni fetishes are carvings that represent animals and hold special ceremonial value. They are carved from a variety of materials including marble, pipestone and travertine. Fetishes have become a thriving part of the Native art market. We'll talk with a few Zuni carvers about the history and practice of creating fetishes. Thursday, October 12, 2017 - Climate change in the Southwest Southern Arizona is seeing higher temperatures for longer periods and more intense storms. Those are among the effects of climate change in a report last summer by the University of Arizona in Tucson. Another study last summer published in the journal, Science, predicts Mojave County--home to four reservations--would suffer the state's largest

economic loss because of climate change. We'll talk with tribal representatives and climate experts about how the climate trends are already affecting the deserts and arid high plains in the Southwest. Friday, October 13, 2017 - October Music Maker: Indian Agent Historically, Indian agents were representatives of the U.S. government who interacted with Native Americans. One member of this month's Music Maker band, Yéil Ya-Tseen aka Nicholas Galanin (Tlingit/Unangax) says the efforts of these individuals to oppress the Native way of life-like not permitting singing and dancing-is what inspired his group to pick up the name, Indian Agent. They've taken on this title to flip it on its head and do just the opposite of some of the early agents. Indian Agent uses layers of ghostly voice rhythms that echo through suave electronic beats on their new album "Meditations in the Key of Red." We explore how music becomes a tool to reverse past wrongs.

Student Affairs/EAP/Retention (Wayne Weston) ___We are planning an all staff training in the month of October dealing with 504 Plans and ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) mandates, the date and time is TBA and you will receive an email once it is solidified. Thank you for your time and consideration. Contact:, Office (605) 455-6083, Cell (605) 407-7853.

KOLC TV (Tony Brave) ___ Hello to all and hope you are having a great day! Shields King.

Here is what we will be showing on KOLC-TV, Oglala Lakota College all this week and into the next.

7:01 - AM - The OST Tribal Council Regular session meeting, PT-3, Day 2.

8:58 - AM - OST Tribal Council Regular Session meeting. PT-4, Day 2.

11:14 - AM - Carlisle Dickinson College Indian School. Promoting Database resource information.

12:35 - PM - High School Football. Little Wound - Mustangs vs Todd County - Falcons.

3:04 - PM - 1890 Wounded knee Massacre Descendant Society Meeting. PT-4 Day 2.

3:52 - PM - Youth Day Rodeo.

6:16 - PM - Skateboarding Competitions.

7:44 - PM - Carlisle Dickinson College Indian School. Promoting Database Resource Information.

9:04 - PM - High School Football Game. Little wound - Mustangs vs Todd County - Falcons.

11:33 - PM - 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre Descendant Society Meeting. PT-4 Day 2.

2017 Calendar November:

Veteran’s Day Holiday (Offc closed) November 10

Registration begins for Spring Semester November 13

Thanksgiving Day Holiday (Offc closed) November 23 & 24

MISCELLANEOUS LITTLE WOUND SCHOOL 21ST ANNUAL BUFFALO KILL & LAKOTA CULTURE WEEK IN CONJUNCTION WITH OLC: October 17-20, 2017. Camp Set up Day October 17th: Tipi village—set up tipis—prepare Inipi—dig buffalo pit—wood cutting trip. Buffalo Hunt Ceremony at 7pm. Buffalo Kill Day October 18th: Leave School @ 8:30-Location: 6 miles north of Allen (North Allen Corrals), Prayer Circle—Hunt-Skinning & Gutting on site, return to tipi village—clean buffalo skull—butchering-clean & flesh hide, Cleaning meat and tanega—package meat. October 19th Prepare pit to cook—gather ash wood trip, burn wood in pit—cover & cook meat. October 20th Cook tanega 8:30am, Community feed 5pm, Wacipi 7pam.

First People’s Fund. Native Artist Fellowships for Arts Business Initiatives. First Peoples Fund partners with native artists who want to strengthen their business skills through our Artist in Business Leadership Fellowship Program. In this one-year, self-directed program, artists get the technical support, professional training, and working capital they seek to start or grow a thriving arts business. Grant Amount: $5,000. Application Deadline: October 31, 2017. Selection Announcement: November 2017. Eligible artists receive individualized technical assistance and professional development guidance, as well as $5,000 in working capital funds to support specific entrepreneurial initiatives that will enhance their business and contribute to a consistent and reliable income for themselves and their families. Applicants must be an enrolled member or provide proof of lineal descendancy of a U.S. federally recognized tribe, a state recognized tribe, or be an Alaska Native or Native Hawaiian. Contact: Denise Miller 605-348-0324, or email at First People’s Fund, 706 W. Blvd, Rapid City, SD 57701. American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month: November 2017, PROFILE AMERICA FACTS FOR FEATURES: CB17-FF.20. The first American Indian Day was celebrated in May 1916 in New York. Red Fox James, a member of the Blackfeet Nation, rode horseback from state to state to get endorsements from 24 state governments to have a day to honor American Indians. In 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed a joint congressional resolution designating November 1990 as “National American Indian Heritage Month.” Similar proclamations have been issued every year since 1994, and we now refer to this celebration as “American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month.” This Facts for Features presents statistics for American Indians and Alaska Natives, as this is one of the six major race categories defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. <><><> Related Products NEW! “My Tribal Area” App: My Tribal Area gives you quick and easy access to selected statistics from the American Community Survey. The American Community Survey provides detailed demographic, social, economic and housing statistics every year for the nation's communities. 2011-2015 American Community Survey American Indian and Alaska Native tables: The U.S. Census Bureau released detailed estimates of social, economic, housing and demographic characteristics for over 1,000 tribal groups. These tables from the 2011-2015 American Community Survey contain the most detail for these populations and are available at numerous geographic levels including Alaska Native Regional Corporations, American Indian and Alaska Native Areas. The following facts are made possible by the invaluable responses to the U.S. Census Bureau’s surveys. We appreciate the public’s cooperation as we continuously measure America’s people, places and economy. Wicah’pi Editor: I have included only a few facts that are in the US Census Bureau’s survey. The survey also includes information on families, housing, languages, education, jobs, veterans & health insurance if you’re interested: Population 6.7 million: The nation’s American Indian and Alaska Native population, including those of more than one race. They made up about 2.0 percent of the total population in 2016. Source: Vintage 2016 Population Estimates. <><> 10.2 million: The projected American Indian and Alaska Native population, alone or in combination, on July 1, 2060. They would constitute 2.4 percent of the total population. Source: 2014 National Population Projections, Tables 10 and 11. <><>

592,753 The American Indian and Alaska Native population, alone or in combination, age 65 and over, on July 1, 2016. Source: Vintage 2016 Population Estimates <><> 21 : The number of states with 100,000 or more American Indian and Alaska Native residents, alone or in combination, in 2016. These states were Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. Source: Vintage 2016 Population Estimates <><> 19.9% : The percentage of Alaska’s population identified as American Indian and Alaska Native, alone or in combination, in 2016, the highest share for this race group of any state. Alaska was followed by Oklahoma (13.7 percent), New Mexico (11.9 percent), South Dakota (10.4 percent) and Montana (8.4 percent). Source: Vintage 2016 Population Estimates <><> Reservations 326: The number of distinct federally recognized American Indian reservations in 2016, including federal reservations and off-reservation trust land. Excluding Hawaiian Home Lands, the Census Bureau provides statistics for 546 American Indian and Alaska Native legal and statistical areas. Source: U.S. Gazetteer Files <><> Tribes 567: The number of federally recognized Indian tribes in 2016. Source: Bureau of Indian Affairs, 2016 <><> US Census Bureau Editor’s note: The preceding data were collected from a variety of sources and may be subject to sampling variability and other sources of error. Facts for Features are customarily released about two months before an observance in order to accommodate magazine production timelines. ## Jewel Jordan Public Information Office 301-763-3030 / Connect with us on Social media