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OLC Weekly Bulletin

Wicah’pi Cikala (Little Star)

Weekly Bulletin May 21-25, 2018

SUMMER COURSES: Enroll Now! You can earn your degree faster by enrolling in OLC summer courses! Did you know you can receive YEAR ROUND Pell funding, as long as you are enrolled in 2 summer classes (6 credit hours)? You may also be eligible to receive financial funding through Higher Ed. To enroll go to, log into Jenzabar to add classes for summer 2018 or go into your local college center! For more information, contact OLC Financial Aid 605-455-6037. SUMMER SESSIONS: 1: May 29 to June 18. 2: June 25 to July 16. <><> Pejuta Haka CC (Stephanie Sorbel)___Due to construction taking place at the Pejuta Haka (Kyle) college center the summer sessions scheduled here will be moved to the Pahin Sinte (Porcupine) college center. Classes will be the same with the same instructors. Sorry for any inconvenience, but safety first for all our students and faculty. Pejuta Haka CC: 605-455-2450. Pahin Sinte CC: 605-867-5404

Do you have plans to attend a different college in the fall? Enroll in Oglala Lakota College general education courses for a fraction of the price & your credits will transfer!

President’s Office (Thomas Shortbull) ___ BOT Meetings: May 24 - Program Policy @ noon at PRCC at PW. May 29 – Personnel @ 5:00pm & Finance @ 5:30pm at PW. May 30 – BOT @ 5:00pm at Piya Wiconi. May 28, 2018 is Memorial Day and is a holiday for all OLC employees. All OLC offices will be closed.

Pejuta Haka CC (Steph Sorbel)___DO YOU NEED GRADUATION BALLOONS?? PHCC Student Org is selling graduation balloon bouquets through May 25th. Good for any graduation or continuation! A mix of Mylar and Latex balloons for you to choose from! Contact PHCC Student Org at 455-2450 for more information or stop by the college center between 10am to 3pm.

  • Wounspe Oaye Tokahe/Head Start (Janice Richards) ___May 24, 2018 is the date for the reservation-wide “Moving On Ceremony” at each of the ten Head Start centers with 180 children “moving on.” (*First Level of Education)

EAP (Wayne Weston)___DISABILITY AWARENESS AND TRAINING (DAT). Free and open to the public. Please join us for a great day of information sharing and awareness for tribal members. OLC Multi-purpose Building on Piya Wiconi Administrative Campus, May 25, 2018, 10am – 3pm. Anyone interested in gaining more information regarding disability in Indian Country should attend: •Tribal members with Disabilities •Family members •Human Services Programs •School Counselors (K-12) •Tribal College Personnel •Student Support Programs. Please join us for a great day of information sharing and awareness for Tribal Members. Disability subjects to be discussed include: Physical Disabilities, Orthopedic, Blindness/Low Vision, Deafness/Hard of Hearing, Amputation, Diabetes, Seizure Disorder, Emotional and Mental Disabilities, Autism, Learning Disabilities, Substance Dependency, Aphasia, Stroke, Cardiovascular and other disability information. USD Center for Disabilities will provide information of services available to Tribal Members with Disabilities. OLC Disability Services & OST Vocational Rehabilitation personnel will provide information regarding services for Tribal Members. We encourage other programs to bring information & share with participants to ensure that everyone gain more awareness of services available on and off the Rez. NOTE: Lunch will be provided to participants of the DAT Workshop. CEU’s will be offered by Oglala Lakota College (Please have Tribal ID). For More Information Contact: Wayne Weston, OLC Disability Coordinator PH 605-455-6000 Ext. 6083 and OST VR 605-867-2798. Sponsored by University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, Center for Disabilirties Oyate Circle and Oglala Lakota College.

Nursing (Jessica Zephier) ___Pathways to Healthcare Professions. CNA Class!! Space is limited!!! Tentative Dates: June 11, 2018—June 22, 2018. Daytime Class: 8:30am-5:00pm (M-F) Oglala Lakota College/Nursing Dept., E. Hwy 18 Pine Ridge, SD 57770. Apply Now!! or call 1-855-465-8911. Eligibility requirements: Background Check—Must meet income guidelines—Attend 16 hours of clinicals.

Math & Science (Karla Witt) ___Announcement from Jason Tinant. Good news! Amanda Ruiz, who exemplifies Lakota virtues, has been invited to participate in the Native American Summer Learning Experience (NASSLE) Program hosted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Research Service – the nation’s agriculture research lab. Congratulations Amanda!! <><><> Announcement from Merle “Misty” Brave from STEM: Summer Teacher Robotics Camp with Christine Wood (SDSU) June 18-20. Summer Teacher Research Camp is set for July 9-11 (Little Shop of Physics) and July 16-20. Both camps will be held at the Math and Science building on the Piya Wiconi Campus. For K-12 teachers and pre service elementary teachers. <><><> FAST@SDSTATE Summer Research Fellowship for American Indian and Academically Accomplished Students May 29– August 3, 2018 South Dakota State University Brookings, South Dakota. FOR SCIENCE/ AGRICULTURE FRESHMEN AND SOPHOMORES. The National Institute of Food and Agriculture funded Future Agriculture & Science Taskforce (FAST) Fellowship project will provide both Native American and economically challenged students with research and educational experiences for two summers. During the first summer, students will receive research experiences at SDSU to develop a strategy for increasing competitiveness for graduate school or careers in FANH (Food, Agriculture, Natural resources and Human Sciences) industries or teaching agriculture science in schools. Over the subsequent second summer, they will participate in a career oriented internship at a place of their choices. KEY FEATURES: 10-week program each summer for two summers <> First summer at South Dakota State University <> Second summer internship at an industry/business/ university site of participant’s choice <> Training on soft skills and career coaching <> Research/extension experiences to prepare for Industry/business jobs; attending graduate school; teaching Science/Agriculture Education in School <><> Networking/Community Building Opportunity <> Mentor-student ratio = 2:1. FUNDING AGENCY : The FAST project is supported by USDA-NIFA (Award # 2018-67032-27712) ELIGIBILITY: US Citizen/Permanent resident; Native American; College freshmen/ sophomore/junior. BENEFITS: $6,000 stipend for 10 weeks each summer; On-campus housing; Round-trip travel from Brookings to student’s hometown covered. PROJECT CONTACT: Dr. Madhav Nepal ( WEBSITE:

Activities (Theresa Lone Hill) ___Graduation weekend is fast approaching. Staff and students please note the signup sheet on the door to the conference room -- first floor of the main building on the Piya Wiconi administrative campus. You may sign up to sponsor a dance category for the graduation powwow to be held June 15-17, 2018. For the staff, at this point you still have time to have a few payments deducted from your payroll check so you might want to strongly consider signing up to support one of the adult categories. You will find the payroll deduction request forms on the same door as the signup sheet. Complete the form, sign and turn in to Holly in the payroll office. The sponsorships are also open to the general public. Contact Wanda O’Rourke at 455-6042 if you would like to sponsor a category. Pilamaya!

KOLCTV (Tony Brave) ___Hello to all and have a great day! Here is what we will be showing on KOLC-TV this week and into the next, Shields King. 7:01 - AM - Leslie Henry, Agricultural Extension Director, Traditional Plants: Foods and Medicine. 8:42 - AM - Government to Government Consultations on Draft EIS for Converse County. 10:55 - AM - OST Meeting Regular Session Day 1 part 1. 1:25 - PM - Presentation of John Colhoff Winter Count - By Dawn Little Sky. 2:19 - PM - Billy Mills Hall Boxing Smoker. 2:58 - PM - Leslie Henry, Agricultural Extension Director, Traditional Plants: Foods and medicine. 4:40 - PM - Government to Government Consultations on Drafts EIS for Converse County. 6:51 - PM - OST Meeting Regular Session Day 1 part 1. 9:23 - PM - Presentation of John Colhoff Winter Count by Dawn Little Sky. 10:16 - PM - Billy Mills Hall Boxing Smoker.

2018 Calendar/May & June Last Day for Chairs May 25 Memorial Day (Offices Closed) May 28 Graduation/Powwow June 15-17 Last Day for Support Staff (24 PP) June 15

Student Opportunities: AIHEC Aseto’ne Institute is being held June 4–15, 2018 University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) Omaha, NE. Deadline to apply Friday May 18, 2018. The AIHEC Aseto’ne Institute is a personal development, education and research experience program coordinated by AIHEC and UNMC. The program will provide students the opportunity to learn more about health and biomedical research in academia and as a profession and also learn more about research in general. The two-week summer program will be held on the UNMC campus where students will be meeting, engaging and interacting with UNMC faculty and staff through presentations, workshops, and activities. Travel, lodging, meals and additional support will be covered by the sponsoring organizations. Contact: Darryl Monteau AIHEC Project Coordinator, REQUIREMENTS: Currently enrolled TCU student. Completed application. 2.5 cumulative. GPA Letter of reference (faculty preferred). Interest in biomedical and health-related research. Short essay on interest in biomedical and health-related research. To apply, complete the online form at:, then email your essay and transcript copy to Darryl Monteau ( The Institute will host up to 30 students—first come, first serve with priority slots going to sophomores, juniors and seniors—and will have a waiting list if needed. Please visit the Aseto’ne Network Project webpage for up to date information regarding the institute and to connect to other events, activities and resources:

American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association Scholarship Applications Available. Interested in a career in the hospitality and tourism industry? Apply for AIANTA's Hospitality and Tourism Scholarship Program. AIANTA established the Scholarship Program to provide American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students with financial assistance to earn a degree or certificate in the hospitality, tourism, recreation, culinary arts or related fields. AIANTA awards three scholarships to students in a competitive review process. AIANTA encourages Indigenous students to develop careers in the cultural tourism industry to help sustain and strengthen your tribe's cultural legacy. Application Criteria: Must be of American Indian, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian heritage (student must show documentation), Attending or enrolled in an accredited 2 or 4-year college/university or technical/vocational institution, must be attending and enrolled as a part-time or full-time student with an expressed interest in pursuing a career in tourism or tourism related field, GPA must be 2.0 or above. Scholarships are available for certificate and associate programs, undergraduate and graduate programs - online colleges are applicable. Scholarships are only to be used for books and/or tuition Award Amount: $1000 per academic year (FALL/SPRING semester only), $500 per semester. Deadlines: Postmarked by July 27, 2018 for the Fall Semester Postmarked by December 3, 2018 for the Spring Semester. For More Information: Contact Sherrie L. Bowman, American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association 2401 12th St NW Albuquerque, NM 87104 (505) 724-3592 or For more info about AIANTA, visit

OTHER Native America Calling. 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 11am-Noon. Join the conversation by calling 1-800-996-2848. Monday, May 21, 2018 - The cultural perspective of Kilauea. The ash plume, flowing lava and what the U.S. Geological Survey calls "ballistic rocks" from the volcano, Kilauea, are all causing disruptions for people and property on Hawaii's Big Island. At the same time many Native Hawaiians are taking in the volcanic activity as a time to recognize and honor the presence of the fire goddess Pele. We'll talk to Native Hawaiians, including cultural practitioners, about traditional ways of understanding volcanic activity. Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - Music Makers: Quantum Tangle. Tiffany Ayalik and Greyson Gritt are Quantum Tangle. Their debut album "Shelter as we go..." uses their Inuit, Anishinaabe and Métis backgrounds to help their sound spiral out. When you jump into their tracks you are introduced to traditional throat singing mixed with blues, folk and electronic dance samplings. The group prides themselves in being able to educate through music against the colonial slashes of the past that still create challenges today. Join us as we visit with these artists about their latest creation. Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - The Navajo Nation Treaty of 1868. The Navajo Nation is marking the treaty signing 150 years ago by telling their side of the story. It's a celebration of resiliency, but it's also a bitter reminder of suffering. Navajo leaders signed the Treaty of 1868 to release the Navajo people from Fort Sumner, a prison camp 400 miles from their homelands. The forced march back is referred to as The Long Walk. We'll discuss the importance of the treaty and how it shaped the largest reservation in the country. Thursday, May 24, 2018 - Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto. Ontario's capital city is bringing together dozens of First Nations fashion designers and artists for the first time for a four-day event (May 31 to June 3) that includes workshops, panel speakers and runway showcases. Artists include Sho Sho Esquiro, Evan Ducharme, Dorothy Grant, Warren Steven Scott and Meghann O'Brien. We'll hear from some of the designers about their work in the fashion industry and what makes First Nations fashion unique. Friday May, 25, 2018 - May in the News. Tribes are helping clear the path in the legal fight against prescription opioid addiction. Tribal sovereignty is a tool tribes are turning to in order to combat rates of addiction for tribal members that far outpaces other populations. We'll hear from the reporter who paints the human portrait of the cases tribes are making against pharmaceutical companies. We'll also hear about the significance of gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan's Democratic primary win in Idaho.

Racing Magpie, Rapid City, SD: June 8, 2018, 5-8pm – Open Studios. June 22-23, 2018 – 2nd Annual Indigenous Writer’s Festival. Contact: 605-646-3321.

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.