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Wicah’pi Cikala (Little Star)

Weekly Bulletin November 5-9, 2018

President’s Office (Thomas Shortbull) ___ Offices will be closed on November 12th in observation of Veteran’s Day. Classes will be held as usual. <><><> November BOT Meetings: November 13 –Program Policy at noon at PRCC & Finance at 5:00pm at Piya Wiconi. November 14 – Personnel at 5:00pm at Piya Wiconi, November 28 –BOT Meeting at 5:00pm at Piya Wiconi.

Education (Dr. Shannon Amiotte)___The OLC Education Department is proud to announce that we have received a new Waonspekiya Waste 2023 Special Education Grant. This project is intended for those individuals who wish to seek Special Education certification. There are 3 routes to SD Special Education licensure; 1) part of an undergraduate program, 2) endorsement for already certified teachers, and 3) alternative certification for experienced general education teachers. For more information on the project, meeting the requirements and for application assistance we have scheduled support seminars for the following dates: Tuesday, November 6, 2018 from 4:00-5:00pm at Pejuta Haka College Center, Kyle Tuesday, November 6, 2018 from 4:00-5:00pm at He Sapa College Center, Rapid City Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 4:00-5:00pm at Pine Ridge College Center, Pine Ridge Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 5:30-6:30pm at Cheyenne River College Center, Eagle Butte Contact: Alicia Zephier-Janis, Education Dept. Secretary, @ 455-6012.

Pejuta Haka CC (Steph Sorbel)___There will be a community Thanksgiving feed on Thursday November 15th at noon at the Pejuta Haka College Center. Courtesy from the Pejuta Haka Student Organization. Thank you! Denise M. Harris/Counselor.

Wounded Knee CC (Brian Dodge)___Wounded Knee College Center wants to thank David White Bull Sr. and his OLC Vocational Education Department students for the awesome shed addition to the campus.

Vice President for Instruction (Dawn Frank) ___ I want to congratulate the Nursing Department for receiving Pre-Accreditation candidacy through the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education (NLN CNEA). Special thanks to Jessica Zephier, Michelle Bruns, Robin White and Amy Hindman! Great work team!

Nursing (Jessica Zephier) ___ Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Class!! Tentative dates: June 11 – 24, 2019. Registration Deadline: May 20, 2019. Daytime Class: 8:30am-5:00pm (M-F) at Oglala Lakota Nursing Dept., E. Hwy 18, Pine Ridge, SD 57770. State CNA Test: July 9-11, 2019. Space is limited. Apply Now: Call: 1-855-465-8911, Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board, Pathways to Healthcare Professions. Eligibility Requirements: Background check required; must meet income guidelines; attend 16 hours of clinical. <><><> 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.

KOLC (Anthony Brave) __ Here is the schedule for this week from KOLC-TV –Delacina Chief Eagle. I’m glad to be a part of the KOLC team. 7:00am: Traditional Plants, Herbs & Foods Class 10-22 8:42am: Lakota Vote 12:04pm: Honoring the Spirit 2:51pm: Fort Laramie Walk & Ride 4:03pm: Traditional Plants, Herbs & Foods Class 10-22 5:45pm: Lakota Vote 9:07pm: Champions of Champions Indian Relay Horse Races

2018 Calendar October/November Veteran’s Day Holiday November 12

 (Offices Closed, Classes Meet)

Registration Begins for Spring Semester November 13 College Wide Make Up Day November 17 Thanksgiving Holiday (Offices Closed) November 22 & 23

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS 2018 TCJ Student Photo Contest. OVERVIEW: TCJ Student is pleased to announce the 2018 TCJ Student Photo Contest. Tribal college students are encouraged to submit up to two high-resolution photographs in four photo categories that depict students in the following settings: Laboratory, Environment, Community, and Classroom. All images will be posted at when they are submitted, allowing visitors to view contest entries. Images will eventually also be posted to a Flickr account and will be available as rights-free images for public use and consumption. The top photography submissions may be featured by various federal departments and agencies, and disseminated online and/or in printed materials. Top entries may also appear on and in the printed edition of Tribal College Journal. The contest offers TCU students an opportunity to share their creative photography with a mass audience and to win cash prizes and/or gifts. GUIDELINES: Students entering the contest must be enrolled at a tribal college or university. Each student may submit up to two photographs per category (eight photos total). All photographs must be a high resolution (300 minimum dpi) jpg or TIFF file with minimum dimensions of 5″ x 7″. Each photograph must include a caption that provides basic information of the photo’s context and subjects. All photos submitted will become part of the public domain. Students must complete an entry form and submit signed model release forms for individuals featured in the photographs they submit. Photographs and the accompanying entry forms should be sent via email to: or via the online submission form below. The deadline for all submissions is November 15, 2018; winners will be announced in December 2018. TCJ reserves the right to extend the deadlines if necessary in order to receive an adequate number of quality photos. CONTEST CATEGORIES: Laboratory—Photos should feature TCU students and/or faculty at work in a laboratory setting. For example, subjects may be examining specimens through a microscope, conducting chemistry experiments, dissecting specimens, building electronics or robotics, or performing other lab experiments. Environment—Photos may feature TCU students and/or faculty at work outdoors in the field. For example, subjects may be cruising timber, collecting water or soil samples, launching rockets, handling specimens, fighting wildfires, caring for animals, or gardening. Community—Photos may feature TCU students and/or faculty in a community, governmental, or family setting. For example, subjects may include parents with children, elders, community feasts, powwows, tribal councils, or other community gatherings. Classroom—Photos may feature TCU students and/or faculty in a classroom setting, or at an internship/apprenticeship site such as nursing students at a healthcare facility. Subjects could be involved in group discussions, mentorship and advising, or traditional classroom lectures. AWARDS & PRIZES: The TCJ Student selection committee will choose one winning photograph in each category. Winners will be awarded a $200 gift card. All winning submissions and honorable mentions will be featured at TCJ Student will send out an international press release announcing the names of the winning photographers.

Tribal College Journal is currently soliciting short stories, poetry, memoirs, artwork, and short films from tribal college students for the contest. The winners will be awarded prizes and will be published in the 2019 edition of TCJ Student and online at The deadline for writing submissions is February 8, 2019. The deadline for art and film submissions is March 22, 2019. For contest guidelines and the official entry form, visit: TCJ Student helps foster creative writing and highlights the talents of tribal college students. Tribal College Journal will announce the winners at the American Indian Higher Education Consortium's (AIHEC's) student conference in Billings, Montana, March 17-19, 2019.

Badlands National Park Services: Do you want to be a park ranger? National parks are hiring interpreters, maintenance, scientists, and others. Badlands National Park is hosting recruitment workshops at Oglala Lakota College to help you develop a Federal resume and apply for jobs. Bring your work history and transcripts!! Find your nearest college center: Eagle Nest November 7th 1-4 <> Oglala November 8th 1-4 <> He Sapa November 9th 9-12 <> Pass Creek November 9th 1-4 <> East Wakpamni November 14th 1-4 <> Cheyenne River November 15th 1-4 <> Wounded Knee November 16th 1-4 <> LaCreek November 21st 1-4. For more information: Earl Perez-Foust @ or (605)433-5241.


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. Join our conversation live by phone or email us ( Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - An Election Day for the books The ballots are tallied and political pundits are spinning the election results. We add up the wins and losses for the record number of Native candidates who faced the voters. It's possible America will be waking up to the first Native woman elected to Congress. Several other Native men and women are poised to make history in a number of state executive races. There are also concerns that some Native voters might be prevented from casting their ballots. We'll get a round-up of key races and the down-ballot surprises. We also get analysis of what Election Day results might mean for the interests of Indian Country. Thursday, November 8, 2018 - Bayou Bridge Pipeline The last leg of the network of oil pipelines that stretches from North Dakota to the Gulf of Mexico is under construction. Indigenous protesters are among those who are committing acts of civil disobedience to try and halt completion of the 160-mile Bayou Bridge Pipeline project. They fear the possibility of an oil spill contaminating vital wetlands in Louisiana. We'll hear from some of the stakeholders in the fight downstream of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Friday, November 9, 2018 - Stories from Veterans WWII, the Vietnam War, the Korean War and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have all become part of contemporary Native storytelling. For Veterans Day, these stories may bring up happy memories of adventure and heroism. They may also be painful reminders of trauma and loss. Either way, these stories are important for veterans and their loved ones. In this program, we're exploring veterans' stories and talking about why it's important to hear them.

Domestic Violence Comes to Work: Dynamics, Impact and Response: November 13, 14 & 15, 2018, Grand Gateway Hotel 1721 North LaCrosse St., Rapid City. Who Should Attend? Everyone welcomed! This workshop is appropriate for advocates, law enforcement, court personnel, housing and social services staff, medical personnel and community members. *Please bring a copy of any policies your organization has that address domestic violence. The Indigenous Women's Justice Institute, Brenda Hill Consulting and Heath Ducheneaux look forward to sharing information, approaches and perspectives to support healing from violence in our families and tribal communities. Registration Fee: * Early Bird (before/on October 17): $400.00/person (E-mail registration by this date. Payment can be mailed later.) * After Oct. 17: $425.00/person * Group Rate (two or more): $375.00/person Questions? Contact Brenda Hill at or 605-545-0529 or Karen Artichoker at or 605-407-9425.