Wicah’pi Cikala

(Little Star)


OLC Weekly Bulletin                              February 7-11, 2011


President’s Office (Thomas Shortbull__ February BOT Meetings:  Tuesday, Feb. 22, Finance at 3:30 p.m. and Program Policy at 4:30 p.m. at the Pine Ridge CC.  Monday, Febr. 28, Personnel at 5:00 p.m. at Piya Wiconi.  Tuesday, Mar. 1, BOT Meeting at 5:00 p.m. at Piya Wiconi. 


Editor___Please join me in offering condolences to members of OLC family:  Ellen “Sis” Hernandez (Financial Aid) suffered the loss of her mother Eleanor Hernandez.  Two night wake will be held on Monday and Tuesday nights at the Rockyford School with funeral services on Wednesday, February 9th.   To Mia Albers-Has No Horse (Business Office) for the loss of her cousin Tanner Albers, and to the rest of the family.   Tanner was laid to rest on February 6th at Shakopee, MN.  To Leonard Ferguson for the loss of his uncle Aloysius Little White Man, and to the rest of the family.   Funeral services are pending.  Please know that you are in our hearts and our prayers.

Notice  from Saunie Wilson: The OST Court staff will be honoring Judge Pat Lee (OLC Instructor) at the council meeting next Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at Billy Mills Hall.  The tribe is providing a cake and the rest is pot luck. Soup to be provided by Saunie.  Please join us in thanking Judge Lee for 18 years as the Chief Judge and 2 years as a legal aide attorney at 12:00 Noon (Billy Mills Hall).  If you will please share the information with friends and other co-workers.  Thank you Saunie Wilson

Coming Soon.  Documentary featuring our very own Beau LeBeau (Civic Engagement Prog).  Native American Public Telecommunications (NAPT) proudly announces release of a new documentary titled “Good Meat.”  A look at one man’s struggle to maintain a traditional Native diet on a modern Reservation.  Coming to public television in March 2011.  Sam Hurst, Executive Producer, Writer & Director.  Larry Pourier, Producer & Co-Creator. 


Registrar (Leslie Mesteth)___These are the enrollment figures as of Friday, February 4th:  Eagle Nest/Wanblee 71 – East Wakpamni/Batesland 38 – Cheyenne River 249 – LaCreek/Martin 72 – Pass Creek/Allen 34 – Pejuta Haka/Kyle  206 – Pine Ridge  328 – Pahin Sinte/Porcupine  116 – Rapid City  543 – White Clay/Oglala  69 – Wounded Knee/Manderson  91.  Total:  1816


Student Services/Fin. Aid (Billi Hornbeck)___All students are invited to attend the annual COLLEGE GOAL SUNDAY event at the Pine Ridge and Pejuta Haka College Centers on FEBRUARY 13th, 2011 from 1-5pm.  College Goal Sunday is a time for Oglala Lakota College to assist students and families in completing the 2011-12 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and to provide other helpful financial aid information.  Each student that participates will be asked to complete a survey and they will also be entered into a drawing for a $500 scholarship.  I am strongly encouraging our students to attend this event and get a head start on the 2011-2012 FAFSA for the coming Fall semester


Wounded Knee CC (Elaine Gibbons)___Exercise Room hours: Monday-Friday 7:00am-8:00am, 12:00-12:45pm, 4:00-4:45pm; If you're interested in Yoga or Zumba, please call Elaine 867-5352  <><><>  Students, we have tutors available for ALL Subjects, please see Liz or Elaine and we'll get you in touch with the tutor. We are scheduling Study Groups and will post in the center. 


Woksape Tipi (LaVera Rose)___Dr. Craig Howe, Director of the Center for American Indian Research on Native Studies to speak on LAKOTA WINTER COUNTS.  Thursday, February 17, 2011 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the OLC Library (Piya Wiconi Campus).  An enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe he earned a PH.D from the University of Michigan.  He taught at Oglala Lakota College, Washington University, Grinnell College and the University of Saskatchewan.  <><><>  DAKOTA DAUGHTERS will be presented on Thursday, March 17, 2011 from 1:00—2:00 p.m.  at the OLC Library, Piya WIconi Campus.  Performers are Geraldine Goes in Center (published author), Lilliam Witt (published author) and Joyce Jefferson (independent scholar with the S.D. Humanities Council).   <><><>  The library homepage will have links to student information by Friday.  Students need to be aware that they are responsible for any materials borrowed from the library.  If materials are lost or if they are not returned your name will be sent to the Registrar’s Office and holds will be placed on your grades and financial aid.  Don’t forget that the library at Piya Wiconi is now open until 8:00pm on Tuesdays.  We look forward to assisting you this semester!


Valentine’s Day News

Pejuta Haka College Center:  Friday, February 11, Hip Hop Showcase & Dance at the Little Wound School small gym from 8pm-1am. Admission: $3.00 single $5.00 Couples Performing live: Native Empire, Nake Nula Waun, RSBK, and Native Grind Klick. Contacts Pejuta Haka Student Org. @ (605) 455-2450 or Will Spotted Eagle @ (605) 454-9563. Concessions will be sold. Sponsored by the PHCC Sstudent Org.  <><><>  Monday February 14, Candy Gram's for sale. $5.00 for candy & a card for your sweetheart. Please place your order a/s/a/p with Will Spotted Eagle, Georgia O'Rourke or Denise Harris @ (605) 455-2450. We will deliver in the Kyle area. Sponsored by the PHCC Student Org. <><><>  Sunday, February 13, College Goal Sunday from 1:00pm-4:00pm. A light meal will be served. Come fill out your FAFSA for the SY 2011-2012.


Sweetheart Dinner and Sobriety Dance.  Saturday Night, February 19, 2011 at the Pahin Sinte Owayawa Gym from 6:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.   Featuring the Walt Hernandez Band.  $25.00/couple, $15/per person.  Children’s menu $5.00.  For Dance Only: $5.00/couple or $3.00/individual.  Children 16 and under FREE!  Dinner Menu: Prine Rib, Baked Potato, California Mixed Vegetables, Dinner Role, accompanied by your choice of coffee or soft drink.  For more info contact Norma Rendon or Kelly Siderits @ 867-1841 or Janice Richards @ 867-5404.  Sponsored by: OST Employee Assistance, Student Organization of Pahin Sinte College, OST Vocational Rehabilitation Program.  Not liable for accidents, theft or damage to personal property. 


AIHEC 2011 Announcements___

Congratulations to Ms. Wanda Fields, she is the 2011 Oglala Lakota College Student of the Year!  Wanda is from the He Sapa College Center in Rapid City, a freshman majoring in Social Science.  She will represent OLC at the AIHEC Student Congress conference in April.


Are you ready to shoot?  AIHEC is coming up so if you are interested in archery contact Marcell Bull Bear at mabullbear@olc.edu.  All equipment and transportation will be provided.  First shoot is February 5th at Sinte Gleska. 


Athletics (Mary Tobacco)___All Seasons Screen Printing Basketball Classic Scores:

FRIDAY -- Lady Bravehearts v SD All Stars     Loss    86-52

Tera Cuny 16 points, Johaunna Dreamer 12 points, Victoria Piper 9 points, Ashley Phelps 5 points, Lisa Bear Robe 3 points, Allie Fast Horse 5 points, Al Evans 2 points, Steph Cuny 0 points, Theo Charging Crow 0 points.

Bravehearts v Little Big Horn College   Win  110-80 

Brice Hornbeck 16 points, 0/1 freethrows, 3 fouls.  Cody Red Wing, 10 points, 0/0 freethrows, 0 fouls.  Michael Apple, 9 points, 1/2 freethrows, 2 points.  Lester Gotheridge, 13 points, 6/6 freethrows, 0 fouls.  Gary Parker, 13 points, 7/7 freethrows, 0 fouls.  Lars Backward, 27 points, 0/2 freethrows, 2 fouls.  Byron Bear Robe, 3 points, 1 foul. Leroy Lame, 0 points, 2 fouls.  Willis Zephier, 9 points, 2 fouls.  Mark Buckman, 8 points.  Eric Long, 2 points.   

SATURDAY -- Lady Bravehearts v RC Lightning  Win  88-67 

Tera Cuny  20 points, 4/8 freethrows, 0 fouls.  Johaunna Dreamer, 23 points, 1/2 freethrows, 2 fouls.  Victoria Piper, 8 points, 5 fouls.  Ashley Phelps, 3 points, 1/2 freethrows, 1 foul.  Lisa Bear Robe, 21 points, 3/4 freethrows, 3 fouls.  Saige Pourier, 9 points, 2/2 freethrows, 1 foul.  Allie Fast Horse, 2 points, 3 fouls.  Al Evans, 3 points, 1/6 freethrows, 4 fouls.  Steph Cuny, 0 points.  Theo Charging Crow, 0 points. 

Bravehearts v RC Stars  Win 91-89 

Cody Red Wing, 2 points.  Gary Parker, 4 points.  Bryce Hornbeck, 15 points.  Mike Apple, 25 points.  Willis Zephier, 11 points.  Lars Backward, 25 points.  Lester Gotheridge, 9 points.  Wade Medicine, 2 fouls.  Leroy Lame, Byron Bear Robe & Mark Buckman

February/March Schedule:  All home games in OLC’s Multi-purpose bldg.    

Feb 5:  Western Nebraska Community College – Home – 3:00 p.m.  Free Admission!

Feb 11-13:  Salish Kootenai College Tournament, Pablo, MT, Tournament   

 Feb 18:  Little Big Horn College – Home – Women-6:00pm -- Men-8:00pm

Feb 26:  Ft. Peck Community College – Home – Women-6:00pm -- Men-8:00pm

Mar 4-6:  Southwest Tribal Colleges – Albuquerque Tournament

Mar 11-12:  OLC Invitational – Home -- Stone Child, SGU

Mar 16-20:  AIHEC -- Pablo, MT – Championships 


Humanities (Tony Fresquez)___OLC Humanities ART Division presents: INTERNATIONAL TRAVELING OLC STUDENT ART EXHIBIT IN ENGLAND & AFRICA!  25 student pieces will be selected for this traveling exhibit.  ELIGIBILITY:  --Must be an AA of Art Major by the end of FALL 2010 at OLC on track to graduate in that degree.  --Must be an enrolled tribal member (or equivalent) of a Native American indigenous nation.   --Must attend all INFO SESSIONS upon request by relevant Art or Humanities Faculty.

1. Maximum of two (2) art works per person.
2. Must be no larger than 2feet x 2feet, with 2inch border.
3. Pieces must be able to bend & roll piece (e.g., on canvas, paper, etc.).
4. 2-D (2 dimensional) pieces ONLY.
5. Artist must be willing to negotiate prices with buyers.
6. Must be open to no sale.
7. Must be open for exhibit gallery to receive half of purchase price.
8. Prices for sales will include shipping/handling of pieces to buyers.
DEADLINE: FRI, May 6, 2011 by 3pm at Piya Wiconi Library.
CONTACT OLC Faculty:  Martin Red Bear, MA mredbear@olc.edu; Gerald Cournoyer, MFA - gcournoyer@olc.edu;  Kiri Close, Phd - kclose@olc.edu - (308)360-0668 - Kiri Close BLOG for inquiries & comments: http://mail.olc.edu/~kclose


KOLC TV (Tony Brave)___Please contact me with any ideas on videotaping for KOLC, tbrave@olc.edu.   New schedule:  

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday

   8:08am: Treaty Meeting

   9:04am: Treaty Meeting: Cobell Settlement

   9:54am: 2010 LNI Boys Championships.  Custer vs. Mclaughlin

  11:51am: High School Girls Basketball. Pine Ridge vs. Little Wound

  12:47pm: Unequal Justice: The Tim Caffrey Story

   1:26pm:  Woglakapi Show: Richard Iron Cloud

   2:10pm:  Treaty Meeting

   3:07pm:  Treaty Meeting: Cobell Settlement

   3:57pm:  High School Girls Basketball.  Pine Ridge vs. Little Wound

   4:55pm:  Unequal Justice: The Tim Caffrey Story

   5:32pm:  2010 LNI Boys Championships.  Custer vs. Mclaughlin

   7:28pm:  Woglakapi Show: Richard Iron Cloud

   8:13pm:  Treaty Meeting

   9:03pm:  2010 LNI Boys Championships. Custer vs. Mclaughlin

 Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday,

   8:08am: 2010 Lakota Dakota Nakota Language Summit:

                  Ermineskin Tribal Enterprises

   9:19am: Woglakapi Show: Nick Tilsen

  10:21am: Treaty Meeting

  11:17am: Treaty Meeting: Cobell Settlement

  12:07pm: Rosebud Shootout Boys Basketball 2011. Crazy Horse vs. Colome

   1:43pm:  2010 Lakota Dakota Nakota Language Summit:

                  Ermineskin Tribal Enterprises

   2:55pm:  Woglakapi Show: Nick Tilsen

   3:57pm:  Treaty Meeting

   4:53pm:  Treaty Meeting: Cobell Settlement

   5:43pm:  Rosebud Shootout Boys Basketball 2011. Crazy Horse vs. Colome

   7:19pm:  Woglakapi Show: Nick Tilsen

   8:21pm:  2010 Lakota Dakota Nakota Language Summit:

                  Ermineskin Tribal Enterprises

   9:32pm:  Rosebud Shootout Boys Basketball 2011. Crazy Horse vs. Colome


Fall 2010 Calendar (Feb/Mar/Apr)

President’s Day (Offices Closed)                                  Feb. 21

Spring Break (no classes)                                             Apr. 18-22

AIHEC/Bismark, ND                                                   Apr. 16-19

Easter Holiday (Good Friday)                                       Apr. 22

Registration for General Construction Summer

            Session                                                 Apr. 18-22 


Student Notices: 

The Udall Scholarship.  Udall Foundation.  Up to $5000 for education expenses.  A chance to meet other student leaders from around the country at the Udall Scholarship Orientation.  Access to an active and growing network of alumni ready and willing to help with the post-undergrad transition.  Scholarships are awarded to Native American and Alaska Native students pursuing careers related to tribal government, law, education, justice, resource management, cultural preservation and revitalization, economic development, and other areas affecting Native American and Alaska Native communities.  For more info visit www.udall.gov or contact Mia Ibarra: ibarra@udall.gov. 


Tribal College Journal.   TO: Creative writing, English, and art instructors & TCU students.  FROM: Tribal College Journal staff.  Phone: (970) 533-9170 or fax (970) 533-9145.  Email: student@tribalcollegejournal.org.  Here is the student writing info:  http://www.tribalcollegejournal.org/2011_student_writing.pdf . DEADLINES:  Creative Writing- February 12, 2011; Cover Art- April 18, 2011.  WRITING CONTEST: The annual student edition is included as part of the fall edition of Tribal College Journal and is sent to all our subscribers. The TCJ Student Edition provides the students with incentives, exposure, and material for their resumes. Student support services administrators use it for recruitment and for encouraging students. Students who read it can see that other tribal college students have shared some of their experiences. We encourage students to submit their best work (proof read and edited) for consideration. We prefer for the instructors to submit their students’ work, so we can have a contact name and email.  ART CONTEST: Each year, we seek artwork to use on the cover of the Tribal College Student. Please write to student@tribalcollegejournal.org for criteria for the art contest. The deadline is April 18 to allow time for students in the AIHEC Art Contest to be considered. To be considered for the Tribal College Student cover, we need high resolution images of the artwork. It can be the art form itself (painting, drawing, or photograph) or a photograph of 3 dimensional objects. High resolution means we must have a jpeg attachment that is 300 ppi or more. It should be a vertical image for a 8.5 x 11 inch page size.  Check out the TCJ website for eligibility, application and more. 


The ITEP - Environmental Education Outreach Program (EEOP) is looking for students who would like an opportunity to participate in a 10-week Student Summer Internship Program. The internship program is focused on air quality projects and issues. Some examples include: emission inventories, climate change assessment and planning, education/outreach on air issues, and indoor air quality for homes and schools.  Students will be able to review potential host sites on the EEOP webpage after January 15th, 2011 and provide feedback on their preferred positions.  <><>  This is a paid internship. The EEOP budget covers a stipend up to 4,000 dollars over the 10-week period, as well as housing and travel stipends for the intern. The host site provides a project and supervision for the intern.  The student online application deadline is February 15, 2011, with an additional week to complete the remainder of the application.  <><>  The EEOP staff is looking for two types of student applications. The level 1 application will be for less experienced students, usually a freshman and sophomore in college.  This may be the first internship for a less experienced student.  Level 1 students will only compete with other similar students for the level 1 positions.  The level 2 application will be for students with more experience, typically juniors, seniors, and graduate students.  <><>  Please visit our website for more information or for application details.  Many of your questions have been answered in the FAQ section on the website.  http://www4.nau.edu/eeop/internships/ssi_internship.asp.  Contact myself or Graylynn if you any questions or concerns about the internship program.  We look forward to hearing from you!  Jason Marmon, Assistant Internship Coordinator; Graylynn Hudson, Instructional Specialist and Internship Coordinator.  Environmental Education Outreach Program, Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals, Northern Arizona University.  email:  eeop-intern@nau.edu, phone: 928 523 8864, fax: 928 523 1280. 


National Center for Cooperative Education in Natural Resources (NCEE).  Located on the campus of Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas.  WANTED Agriculture & Range students interested in careers with the BIA or a Tribe.  Positions available for students interested in the Student Career Experience Program (SCEP) or Summer Temporary Employment Program (STEP).  Application season open January 1 – March 5, 2011.  Students accepted into the SCEP program receive tuition assistance ($5000/yr), summer employment and noncompetitive conversion to BIA or tribal positions upon graduation.  Tribes and BIA units are eligible to hire students for summer and permanent positions.  For summer employment, the BIA may provide $4000 to $7000 toward each student’s salary, depending upon the student’s college major.  Qualifications: Have completed at a minimum your Freshman year in college.  For the SCEP positions, be able to complete 640 hours OJT prior to graduation.  Be a member of a Federally recognized tribe.  Have a gpa of 2.0 or better. Be able to work at least 10 weeks during the summer.  For info or application packet contact: Brenda Woods-Brown, email: bjbrown@fs.fed.us or (785) 749-8493, cell (785)691-8223, fax (785)749-8439. Send applications to: 155 IndianAve., Box 5018, Lawrence, KS 66046. 


Science Education Programs at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Contact: ornledu@orau.org. Higher Education Research Experiences (HERE) http://www.orau.gov/hereatornl. This program is open to U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents who are currently enrolled in an A.S. or B.S. degree program with a minimum GPA of 2.5/4.0, including those who have completed a B.S. within the past year.  Opportunities are available for 10 or more weeks during the summer term; some sabbatical appointments lasting 6 t0 12 months, plus some intermittent appointments, also are available.  Priority suggested deadline period for summer 2011 applicants: February 1 – March 31. 


A Call for American Indian and Alaska Native Artists:  The Office of Minority Health Resource Center is in the process of developing American Indian/Alaska Native Youth related digital educational materials. Along with our partners, Kat Communications, and the IHS HIV Program, we are seeking American Indian and Alaska Native artists that can portray regional and cultural areas. We are accepting ALL styles and themes of American Indian/Alaska Native Art. Traditional, contemporary, alternative process, digital, mix processes, and experimental works are welcome. All art must be original and appropriate for conversion to a digital format. Please send us a one paragraph biography, and details about the type of art work you create to artists@katcommunications.com.  Deadline: February 18, 2011. Once chosen to work on the project, artists will be compensated. Additional Questions? Contact artists@katcommunications.com or Evonne Bennett-Barnes at ebennett@minorityhealth.hhs.gov.  Evonne Bennett-Barnes, 1101 Wootton Parkway, STE 650, Rockville, MD 20852, 800-444-6472 ext. 281, Fax: 301-251-2160, ebennett@omhrc.gov. 


GeoCorps America announces new GeoCorps American Indian Internships.  ●More than ninety different twelve-week geoscience internships are available in America's amazing public lands. 
●GeoCorps now features two additional
GeoCorps American Indian Internships <http://rock.geosociety.org/g_corps/GeoCorpsAmericanIndianInternships.htm>  and six additional GeoCorps Diversity Internships <http://rock.geosociety.org/g_corps/GeoCorpsDiversityInternships.htm> .  Projects involve field and laboratory research focused on the earth and environmental sciences.  Internships are hosted on public lands throughout the U.S.: National Parks, National Forests and BLM areas.  Elibibility is open to students, graduates, post-docs, professionals, faculty members, teachers, retirees and others.   Applications for summer positions are due February 1st and positions take place from May-Sep. 2011.  Applications for fall/winter positions, which occur from Sep. 2011-May 2012, can be submitted from May 2 – July 1, 2011.  Applications should be submitted through the GeoCorps website http://www.geosociety.org/geocorps.



Pine Ridge Area Chamber of Commerce (PRACC).  Win a Harley Davidson XLH-883 Sportster Custom Motorcycle.  Raffles: 1 tkt $10.00, 3 tkts $25.00, 14 tkts $100.00.  Drawing will be held on August 11, 2011 following the “Ridin the Rez Poker Run.”  Need not be present to win.  Contact: PRACC, PO Box 375, Kyle, SD 57752.  605-455-2685.  www.pineridgechamber.com. 


2011 Wildland Firefighter Qualification Plan.  The BIA will begin February 12 and throughout April, with the veteran and rookie wildland firefighter qualification process for the 2011 Wildland fire season.  All firefighters must meet the (NWCG) National Wildland Coordinating Group qualification standards.  The standards must be achieved in the following order:  (1) Pass a urinalysis test.  (2) Have a current medical physical or a completed health screen questionnaire on file.  (3) Pass a fitness and work capacity test (Pack Test).  (4) Pass a required training: annual refresher (veterans) or basic training (rookies.  Call or write BIA for more information on the standards.  BIA, Pine Ridge Agency, PO Box 1203, Pine Ridge, SD 57770, Phone: 867-5396, Fax: 867-5052.