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OLC Weekly Bulletin

Wicah’pi Cikala (Little Star)

Weekly Bulletin February 12 – 16, 2018

President’s Office (Thomas Shortbull) ___The monthly All Staff meeting will be on Friday, February 16. There will be no General All-Staff meeting on this day. However, there will be a mandatory meeting of the Center Directors, Academic Department Chairs, and Faculty to go over the implementation of the new Attendance Scholarship at 10:00 a.m. Committee meetings will start at 11:00 a.m. Lunch will be at noon. At 1:00 p.m., there will be session led Marry Abraham and Andy Thompson on the 2018 Tax Law. In order to provide a meal for everyone (150-160 staff) you all need to bring some kind of dish. <><><> The Presidents’ Day Holiday will be observed at OLC on Monday, February 19, 2018, and therefore, there will be no work for OLC employees and the offices will be closed. However, college classes will not be cancelled. <><><> In observance of the tribally established holiday “Indigenous People’s Day”, February 27th, non-faculty employees will have the option of taking administrative leave, either on Friday, February 23rd, any day from February 26th – March 1st or Monday, March 5th. For Faculty, they can take their holiday on February 23rd. The qualification for taking this leave is that all offices of the college must be manned on these days. Therefore, you must receive your supervisor’s approval on which day you will be taking administrative leave. All classes should be held as scheduled.

Financial Aid (Billi Hornbeck)___PERFECT ATTENDANCE STIPEND! WHAT: Students with perfect attendance for the first three weeks and every two weeks after will receive a stipend based on their level of enrollment. *Excluding students who are fully packaged & students enrolled in less than 6 hrs. (Updated 1/29/18). HOW: Each two-week period is evaluated separately and will not be based on a student’s prior attendance, giving students a chance to receive the stipend throughout the semester. Students must have perfect attendance in ALL of the classes for each evaluation period in order to qualify. Includes Graduate students with 6 hours or more and students who are ineligible for Financial Ad. AWARD AMOUNTS: 12 Hours+ $50, 9-11 hours $40, 6-8 hours $30. The week 4 payment will be doubled ($100, $80, $60), but the remaining disbursements will be single ($50, $40, $30). DISBURSEMENT DATES: Week 4 – February 16. Week 6 – March 2. Week 8 – March 23. Week 10 – April 6. Week 12 – April 20. Week 14 -- May 4. Week 16 – May 18.

Humanities/Social Science (Kim Petersen)___CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: OLC's literary journal Wounwapi is extending our deadline for submissions to February 15th. We've gotten some great entries, but we need more! So if you know any students/staff/community members who are writers or artists, please encourage them to submit their work to Any centers who would be willing to post the flyer attached to email dated January 24, 2018 would be greatly appreciated! Any questions can be directed to Jess Charest, 845-594-1280 or Pilamaya! :)

Lakota Studies (Karen Lone Hill)___ OGLALA LAKOTA COLLEGE Lakota Studies Department 15th Annual Lakota Speech Contest Thursday, March 1, 2018. Schools who wish to participate must indicate so by emailing to, or faxing to (605) 455-2787 by Friday, February 23, 2018. LAKOTA SPEECH CONTEST RULES: (1) The contest is open to all K-12 schools on the Pine Ridge Reservation, (including the Bennett County and Rapid City Schools) and reservation community members. All full-time OLC students currently enrolled in a Lakota Language I, II, III, or IV class from any of the College Centers may participate. The purpose of this rule is to open the Lakota Speech Contest to all Lakota Language students, kindergarten through college and community members. (2) Each school or college center shall prepare their students to give a speech in Lakota. All speeches will be timed. Reading will not be allowed. Singing will be allowed, but students and community members will have to explain the song in Lakota. Beginning a little over six years ago (2011), each elementary school was allowed to enter only one (1) contestant per grade, so schools are still being encouraged to conduct run-off contests to determine their representatives who will compete in the final competition at OLC. The theme of the contest is still “Tokatakiya Lakota Tawoihanble Kuwapi” (Lakota Visions for the Future). (3) Eligible students must be enrolled in one of the following categories: Category A – Grades K-3 (limit – 2 minutes), Category B – Grades 4-8 (limit – 3 minutes), Category C – Grades 9-12 (limit – 4 minutes), Category D – College Students (limit 6 minutes), Category E – Community Members (limit 8 minutes). (4) Schools who wish to participate must indicate so by emailing to, or faxing to (605) 455-2787 by Friday, February 23, 2018 indicating their intent to participate. Schools should submit a typed list of the number and names of students who will be participating, so OLC can have an idea for lunch preparation. (5) Schools are responsible for seeing that their student representatives are present for competition at the designated time and place. The Contest will be held in a designated area at Piya Wiconi. (6) Oglala Lakota College is not responsible for any accidents, theft, or injuries. (7) Prizes will be awarded to the top three (3) contest winners in each category to one (1) male and one (1) female. All contest participants will receive T-shirts. Category: Male/Female: (A)Grades K-3 (1st $75), (2nd $50), (3rd $25) <><> (B) Grades 4-8 (1st $75), (2nd $50), (3rd $25), <><> (C) Grades 9-12 (1st $100), (2nd $75),(3rd $50) <><> (D) College (Full-Time) (1st $125), (2nd $100), (3rd $75) <><> (E)Community Member (1st $125), (2nd $100),(3rd $75) (8) A Speech Contest Trophy will be awarded to the K-12 school with the most overall points. (9) In addition, prize money will be awarded to the 1st – 3rd place schools according to their number of accumulated points. This should be used for their Lakota language students for pizza party, movie, etc. 1st Place - $300, 2nd Place - $250, 3rd Place - $200.

Woksape Tipi (Michelle May)___NEW RESOURCE: CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION now available on and off campus. Establish an account using your email and you can read from anywhere!!! However if you want home access you must set up an ACCOUNT. (1) click on the ‘log in’ button at the upper right-hand corner of the page (2) a new page opens…look to the bottom of the page…CREATE AN ACCOUNT (3) click on “create an account” this link is required for home access (4) UNDER EMAIL ADDRESS PLACE YOUR OWN OLC.EDU address…make your own password…you will BE NOTIFIED FOR VERIFICATION THROUGH YOUR EMAIL…when you are home log in with your OLC email address and the password you selected and you can easily access the premium resources. You need to create an account one tine only for home access…so sorry for confusion…please contact me if you have continued problems with access…happy happy!!

Pejuta Haka College(Steph Sorbel)__ (Denise M. Harris/Counselor) Honoring the Murdered and Missing Indigenous People Date: Wed. February 14. Time: 11:00am, Place: Pejuta Haka College Center. If you have a family member or friend that was murdered or missing, we invite you to share an autobiography and picture of your loved one. The items will be displayed in the PHCC lobby wall. A prayer, encouragement song and smudging will be offered to the participants. A light lunch will be served. We ask all OLC students, OLC staff, and participants to wear red in honor of the murdered and missing indigenous people on the day of the event. We will be accepting all photos and autobiographies from now until Tues. February 13. Your loved ones are gone, but they are not forgotten. For any questions, call the Pejuta Haka College Center at 455-2450. Not responsible for accidents or thefts. This is an alcohol and drug free event. Sponsored by the Pejuta Haka College Center Staff and Student Org.

AIHEC STUDENT CONFERENCE – “Standing United” – March 10-14, 2018, Bismarck, ND. National Basketball Tournament – February 28-March 4, Newtown ND. Student Affairs/EAP/Retention (Wayne Weston) ___Greetings all! I am letting everyone know that AIHEC is fast approaching and we need to be within schedule submitting our roster to AIHEC by the coaches. I will need to know who the coaches are and your contact numbers and will have to order our jackets in plenty on time to get them before we leave so your list should be complete ASAP. See the AIHEC website for registration so you may start contacting the coordinators for each event. If you have any further questions, please contact my office., Office (605) 455-6040, Cell (605) 407-7853. Check this website for more info on 2018 AIHEC: Attached are the coaches for AIHEC. If you have students interested in any of these categories please contact the coaches. We will need to register each team in the AIHEC competitions in the next few weeks so please get the information out. Thank you. Coaches___Knowledge Bowl – Dave White Bull. Handgames – Pauline Fast Wolf & Vina White Hawk. Business – Dr. Ahmed Al-Asfour. Speech/One Act Play – Kim Bettelyoun-Petersen. Science Bowl – Jason Funk. Critical Inquiry – Rebecca Lone Elk. Archery – Edwina & Nick Gibbons. Art – Gus Yellow Hair. Traditional Plants – Theresa Lone Hill. Chess – Willis Zephier. Volleyball – Paulina Fast Wolf. Mr & Mrs. AIHEC – Lynn Cuny. Science Poster & Oral Presentation – Misty Brave. Film – Tony Brave. Booth – Theresa Lone Hill & Jonnie Clifford. Basketball: Brave Hearts – Don Giago, Lady Brave Hearts – Willis Zephier.

Speech (Kim Petersen)___Tryouts for AIHEC speech competition are as follows (Bring a speech to read): Tuesday Feb 13 at HSCC 9 am-1pm. Wednesday Feb 14 at PRCC from 12-3pm. I teach at WKCC and LCCC and can do tryouts before or after class; WKCC Thurs 1-4 on either the Feb 8th or Feb 15th; LCCC Wed 5-8 on either the Feb 7th or Feb 14th. I am also available via skype or facebook messenger video for tryouts. Call or text 605-899-2367 to arrange a time if you cannot attend the face to face try out sessions. If you are selected, be prepared to participate in weekend practice sessions and some weekday practice sessions. I will travel around to where students are for some practice sessions, and will arrange weekend practice sessions in alternating locations depending on where students live. Again, call or text 605-899-2367 for more information, or email

Critical Inquiry (Rebecca Lone Elk)___Good Afternoon Staff & Students!! If you or any students have an interest in participating in the Critical Inquiry competition at AIHEC please call me. I will have a schedule of Study sessions and will email them out and post in weekly bulletin. Looking for students that are outspoken and enjoy research! Are you interested in AIHEC? If so then Critical Inquiry is for you!! The team is where tribal college students get to explore the topics of interest which are relevant to their communities through research, documentation and oral presentation. Students will work together as a TEAM! Students need to have excellent study skills and be proficient in Speech. Contact: Rebecca Lone Elk, Oglala CC, 867-5780/407-3053, Thank you and have a good day!! Traditional Plants (Theresa Lone Hill)___Students interested in the Traditional Plants completion email or call 605-455-6085. Staff if you know of someone who would be interested please contact me.

AIHEC Handgame (Vina & Paulina) ___2018 AIHEC Handgame try outs. Mandatory practice begins @ 6:30 every Friday at at the following college centers: Wounded Knee, Feb. 16 – Oglala, Feb. 23 – Pejuta Haka, March 2 – Wounded Knee, March 9 – TBA. Contacts: Vina White Hawk, 867-5352 or Paulina Fast Wolf, 867-5780.

AIHEC Co-Ed Volleyball (Paulina M. Fast Wolf)___AIHEC CO-ED Volleyball try out for Oglala Lakota College will be held at the Multipurpose building (Piya Wiconi Campus) on Sunday February 11, 2018 at 12:00PM. Contact Paulina 867-5780 or Step 455-2450.

Activities (Theresa Lone Hill) ___We are putting plans in place for the 2018 Graduation Wacipi. We’re ahead of the game! 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 now sign up to sponsor a dance category for the graduation powwow to be held June 15-17, 2018. At this point you have more time to have 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. Pilamaya!

KOLCTV (Tony Brave) ___ Here is the schedule for the week. Shields King. 7:01 - AM - OST Tribal Council Regular Session meeting. Part1. 9:04 - AM - OST Tribal Council Regular Session Meeting. Part 2. 11:03 - AM - Everett Little White Man Interview , Woglakapi Show. 11:38 - AM - LNI, Little Wound - Mustangs vs Tiopsa Zina - Wambdi - 5 1:04 - PM - LNI, Lower Brule - Sioux vs Todd County - Falcons - 6 2:35 - PM - Honoring Richard Meyers . 3:59 - PM - OST Tribal Council Regular Session Meeting. Part 1. 6:02 - PM - OST Tribal Council Regular Session Meeting. Part 2. 8:01 - PM - Everett Little White Man Interview , Woglakapi Show. 8:36 - PM - LNI, Little Wound - Mustangs vs Tiospa Zina - Wambdi - 5 10:02 - PM - LNI, Lower Brule - Sioux vs Todd County - Falcons - 6 11:34 - PM - Everett Little White Man Interview , Woglakapi Show.

2018 Calendar/January/February: President’s Day February 19

 (Offcs closed/classes held)	


Pacific Internship Programs for Exploring Science (PIPES) based out of the University of Hawai'i at Hilo. The program is currently accepting applications for summer 2018 and I am hoping to share this opportunity with students at Oglala Lakota College. One of the programs we offer is an REU. Applicants who are accepted into our program receive flights to and from Hawai'i, housing near campus, as well as a living stipend for the summer. Our REU focuses on tropical conservation biology, forest and marine ecology, and invasive species management. However, students from any discipline are welcome to apply. If you think this may be an internship that your students would be interested in, could you please pass along this information to them? Opportunities available on Kaua’I, O’ahu, Maui and Hawai’i. The deadline, which was just extended to February 16th, is fast approaching and we would really appreciate your help in reaching your students. Thank you for your time and consideration, Linnea Heu Pacific Internship Programs for Exploring Science (PIPES)University of Hawaii at Hilo 200 W. Kawili Street Army Reserve Bldg. Hilo, Hawaii 96720 (808) 933-0705,

Oceti Sakowin Power Authority ( INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES. In partnership with Apex Clean Energy ( If you want to learn more about renewable energy development and get hands‐on experience, we invite you to apply for an internship with Apex Clean Energy. Internships are paid ($15 per hour for undergraduates, $20 per hour for graduate students) and run in the summer for 10 weeks from June through August. Interns typically work at the Apex offices in Charlottesville Virginia, and a relocation allowance is provided. Native American students also have the option to work from home and travel to Charlottesville for a week or two to meet the Apex team and other interns. If this opportunity sparks your interest, please email your resume to Slots will fill up fast, so we strongly encourage you to send an email by April 2. Apex is seeking summer interns who are passionate about clean energy.If you fit that description, we encourage you to email your resume to If your major or concentration is Business then you might be interested in one of the Apex departments: Business Development, Finance*, New Markets (Business)*, Human Resources. Major: Engineering, Computer Science Physical Sciences – Departments: Asset Management, Information Technology, New Markets (Transmission)*, Technology/Energy Assessment*. Major: Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Economics, Geography – Departments: Land Management, New Markets (GIS). Major: Public/Government Affairs, Political Science, Journalism, Humanities – Departments: Public Affairs and Marketing. Major: Law – Departments: Legal (Corporate)*, Legal (Land)*. *Graduate students only.

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, as part of our mission, 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 American Indian, Alaska Native and/or Native Hawaiian 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 (ALL current or future undergraduate/graduate college students are encouraged to apply), 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 (AIANTA) 2401 12th St NW Albuquerque, NM 87104 (505) 724-3592 or For more information about AIANTA, visit our websites, and