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OLC Weekly Bulletin

Wicah’pi Cikala (Little Star)

Weekly Bulletin October 1-5, 2018

President’s Office (Thomas Shortbull) ___ September BOT Meetings: October 22 –Program Policy @ noon at PRCC & Finance @ 5:00pm at Piya Wiconi. October 23 – Personnel @ 5:00pm at Piya Wiconi, October 24 –BOT Meeting @ 5:00pm at Piya Wiconi.

Education Department (Dr. Shannon Amiotte) ___2018 UPCOMING EVENTS: 2018 APPLICATION DEADLINES: October 15 - Entrance into Teacher Preparation Program is due October 15 - Application for Student Teaching during the Spring 2019 semester is due Applications can be found on our website at for entrance, for Student Teaching at or contact your Education advisor or the Education office to request application REMINDER: Teacher Preparation Program Entrance Interviews is Thursday October 25, 2018 at Education Office, Piya Wiconi beginning at 9:00am. Interviews are for those students who need this requirement in order to proceed into program. Please submit an application by the October 15 deadline and call Alicia @ 605-455-6012 to schedule an interview. Any questions or concerns on any of the above please feel free to contact the Education Office at 605-455-6012. We look forward to working with each and every one of you on another successful school year!

Nursing (Jessica Zephier) ___ OLC Nursing Department Application Deadline!! COMPLETED APPLICATIONS DUE JANUARY 25TH, 2019. NO EXCEPTIONS! Applications must include: (1) Completed application form. (2) Three letters of reference from persons who are not friends or relatives (employers, ministers, teachers). (3) Certificate of Degree of Indian blood – if not already on the file with OLC. (4) Official high school transcripts or GED certificate – if not already on the file with OLC. (5) Official transcripts from all colleges, universities, vocational, or post-secondary schools attended – if not already on file with OLC. <> Write an essay of a minimum of 500 words that incorporates the four Lakota values of: Respect, Wisdom, Courage & Generosity. Include these values in any way you can in your essay as you relate them to aspects of nursing. Answer the following questions: Why have you chosen nursing as a career? What type of nursing interests you? What do you hope to do with your nursing degree? The essay will be reviewed for grammar, organization, flow of thought, development and clarity of answers. (6) Kaplan testing fee of $50.00. CONTACT OR VISIT HTTP://OLC.EDU/DEPARTMENTS/NURSING.HTM. Jessica Zephier, RN, MSN, Chairperson Nursing Department,, (605)867-5856 ext. 11 or Michelle Bruns, RN, MSN, Assistant Chairperson, (605)867-5856 ext 18.

Woksapi Tipi (Michelle May) ___WANTED: Two Paid Interns—Opportunities in Each College Center Library. Please Contact Your Center Director ASAP if Interested in Availability and Selection & Two Internship Positions EVERY VOTE COUNTS! What & Where: Voter Education & Candidate Platforms at Woksape Tipi Library. When: Thursdays from 4 to 6 pm. 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. Voter Education guests: Steve Hernandez, Cole Adams and others TBA—Register to vote here!! Moderator: 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 October 11, 2018 South Dakota District 27 House of Representatives Candidates Margaret Ross – Democrat Peri Pourier – Democrat Elizabeth May – Republican Steve Livermont – Republican South Dakota 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

KOLC (Anthony Brave) ___ 7:00 am: My Life Story: Growing Up in Wanblee - Phyllis Swift Hawk 8:18 am: World Water Day at Dahl Fine Arts Center 9:58 am: OST Council Meeting 8-29-18 11:31 am: Porcupine District Horse Races 2018 11:45 am: Porcupine Labor Day Powwow 2018 Saturday Afternoon Session 1:32 pm: Early Years of Oglala Tiospiye Roundtable Discussion: Kingsley Bray and Community Knowledge Keeper 3:27 pm: Kiyaksa Powwow Day: Part 1 of 1 5:01 pm: Constitutional Reform Information 5:50 pm: Woglakapi Show - Nikina Mills 6:08 pm: Porcupine Labor Day Powwow 2018 Afternoon Session 7:55 pm: Porcupine District Horse Races 2018 8:09 pm: OST Council Meeting 8-29-18 9:42 pm: Honoring The Spirit - Fort Laramie - Sunday Morning Session

Development (Marilyn Pourier) ___Historical Center: 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 from 9:00am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday. The development staff (Wanda @ 455-6042, Cathy @ 455-6041 & Marilyn @ 455-6045) are available to open the doors. If you would like to have open for an evening class contact Marilyn to make arrangements – at least several days in advance.

PRESS RELEASE Immediate Release: September 7, 2018 Contact: Jonnie Clifford, Assistant to VP for Instruction, 605-455-6047 Board of Trustees/Local Board Elections Kyle, SD: Oglala Lakota College will hold Board of Trustees and Local Board elections in conjunction with the Oglala Sioux Tribe General Election on November 6, 2018. There are six Board of Trustees positions open in the following districts: Pejuta Haka (2 year-term), Pine Ridge, Oglala, Wounded Knee, Pass Creek, and Eagle Nest. There are 19 Local Board positions open in the following districts: Eagle Nest (1 four-year and 2 two-year), East Wakpamni (2 four-year), Lacreek (2 four-year), Oglala (1 four-year), Pahin Sinte (2 four-year), Pass Creek (1 four-year), Pejuta Haka (2 four-year), Pine Ridge (1 four-year), and Wounded Knee (1 four-year and 1 two-year). 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 14, 2018. 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 28, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. Oglala Lakota College Election Committee members: Jonnie Clifford (455-6047), Cindy Iron Cloud (455-6038), and Diane Winters (455-6022).

2018 Calendar October Native American Day October 8

 (Offices closed, no classes.)

College Wide Make Up Day October 27


22ND Annual Buffalo Kill & Lakota Culture Week. Little Wound School in conjunction with Oglala Lakota College. October 9-12, 2018. October 9: Camp Set Up Day. Tipi village – set up tipis – prepare Inipi – dig buffalo pit – wood cutting trip – Buffalo Hunt Ceremony @ 7pm. October 10: Buffalo Kill Day. Leave school @ 8:30am – 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 11: Prepare pit to cook – gather ash wood trip – burn wood in pit – cover & cook meat. October 12: Cook tanega @ 8:30a.m. – Community Feed @ 5pm – Wacipi @ 7pm.

First Nations Development Institute. Native Agriculture & Food Systems College Scholarship Program. Applications due October 4, 2018. First Nations will award five scholarships of $1,000 each to Native American, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian college students majoring in agriculture and related fields, including but not limited to agribusiness management, agriscience technologies, agronomy, animal husbandry, aquaponics, environmental studies, fisheries and wildlife, food production and safety, food-related policy and legislation, food science and technology, horticulture, irrigation science, nutrition education, and sustainable agriculture or food systems Complete information and a link to the online application can be found at All applications must be completed and submitted by 5p.m. MDT on Thursday, October 4, 2018. Eligibility: Full-time undergraduate or graduate student majoring in an agricultural-related field, or be able to demonstrate how their degree program relates to Native food systems. Tribally-affiliated and able to provide documentation. Have a GPA of at least 2.75. Other information required can be found on the above website. The purpose of the Native Agriculture and Food Systems Scholarship Program is to encourage more Native American college students to enter these fields so they can better assist their communities. First Nations Development Institute, 2432 Main St., 2nd Floor, Longmont, CO 80501.

U.S. Forest Service (USFS)/The Wildlife Society (TWS). The U.S. Forest Service (USFS), through partnership with The Wildlife Society, is offering research assistantships for Native American graduate or undergraduate students as part of the TWS professional development program for Native Americans. The program will facilitate student mentoring opportunities with USFS Research & Development (R&D) scientists, and promote student advancement and training for careers in natural resource and conservation-related fields. The Forest Service uses an ecological science-based approach to make informed decisions on the multiple-use management of the National Forests and Grasslands. Description: Short-term research assistantships are available for Native American students interested in wildlife and forest resources and excited to learn and work with an interdisciplinary team of researchers. We are seeking upper-level undergraduate (junior/senior) or graduate (M.S. or Ph.D.) students interested in (1) Assessment of camera trap surveys to estimate wild pig and white-tailed deer density. (2) Bat surveys and Greater sage-grouse vegetation studies in the Buffalo Gap National Grassland of South Dakota. (3) Bioacoustic surveys for owls in the coast range of Oregon. (4) Evaluating restoration treatments to promote flora and fauna important to the Washoe Tribe. Expectations: Applicants will participate in laboratory or field data collection, data entry, and analysis as it relates to wildlife ecology and management. During the research assistantship students will improve their oral and written communication skills. The successful applicant will be provided the opportunity to assist in publishing manuscript(s) in peer-reviewed journals, popular press, and/or present findings at scientific meetings along with USFS R&D scientists (dependent on travel funding). At the conclusion of the assistantship, students will also be encouraged to bring the benefit of their knowledge back to their tribe (for example, mentoring and teaching middle or high school Native American students about the natural resources and wildlife field). Applicants will be expected to work independently and as part of a research team. Some travel may be expected for the project. Qualifications: Applicants must be a member of an American Indian or Alaska Native tribe, First Nations, or a Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, or have some other indigenous identification, and be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program from an accredited academic institution. A bachelor’s or master’s degree in wildlife biology, ecology, forestry or other closely related natural resource discipline is preferred. Students with associate’s degrees from tribal colleges or universities or other community colleges are also eligible. Submission of a writing sample is optional. Students with a GPA above 3.0 are preferred, and students with a minimum 2.5 GPA will be considered. Additional Info: The appointment is for 3 to 5 months within the 2019 calendar year, depending on the project. Support includes a living stipend of approximately $6,000 (subject to adjustment depending on housing situation). Coverage under a medical insurance plan is required and the responsibility of the applicant. Transportation and relocation to and from the USFS office location will not be paid. Application Procedure: All application materials must be received by November 5, 2018. To apply, please submit a brief cover letter indicating which research project you are applying for, resume/CV, official transcripts, verification of Native American ethnicity (e.g. tribal member enrollment), and two recommendation letters. In addition, please list your research project preferences in the order of most to least interested. If you have any questions about the application process or the assistantship program please contact Jamila Blake at or 301-897-9770 x307. Application packages can be emailed as a single PDF to Jamila Blake, TWS Professional Development Coordinator, at or mailed to The Wildlife Society’s office at: Jamila Blake, The Wildlife Society, 425 Barlow Place, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD.

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-12pm MST. Join the conversation by calling 1-800-996-2848. Monday, October 1, 2018 – Book of the Month: “The Nightlife” Dipping into dreams to explore deep emotions is something Osage poet Elise Paschen is very familiar with. She does it in her book of poetry, “The Nightlife.” Her style of storytelling with verse is our focus for our October Book of the Month spotlight. We visit with her about her third book which links real life and an imaged one. Tuesday, October 2, 2018 – 40 Under 40 class of 2018 Every year for the last 10 years the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development recognizes 40 outstanding Native individuals making a difference in Native America. They are all successful business men and women, tribal leaders, lawyers, politicians and health professionals under 40 years of age. We check in with several of this year’s recipients for inspiration and insight. Wednesday, October 3, 2018 – Disney’s Epcot presents Native Artistic Innovation A new exhibit at Epcot’s American Adventure Pavilion gives vacationers a taste of contemporary Native American art. “Creating Tradition: Innovation and Change in American Indian Art” includes 89 pieces of art from current and past Native artists. Pieces include Loren Aragon’s (Acoma Pueblo) “Ancient Resonance” dress, dolls by Glenda McKay (Ingalik-Athabascan) and an 1890’s Chilkat blanket. It’s a collaboration among Disney, the National Museum of the American Indian and the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture. We’ll discuss how the entertainment giant approaches Native culture. Thursday, October 4, 2018 – Questioning ICWA’s Constitutionality Three states are currently challenging the Indian Child Welfare Act. Among other things they say the law giving tribes a say in the adoption of Native children interferes with states’ authority to regulate adoption. It’s the latest trend in the efforts to dismantle the 40-year-old law. Previous challenges came from individuals—all hopeful adoptive parents claiming ICWA gives unconstitutional preference based on race. We’ll explore what these cases could mean for the future of ICWA. Friday, October 5, 2018 – October Music Maker: Sihasin Sihasin is back with their second album “Fight Like a Woman.” Calling on the punk rock style of expression they’re known for they jump into emotional and political issues that weigh heavy on the lives of Native people. They join us live in Studio 49 to share their hopes of empowering Native people and raising awareness through their music.