Oglala Lakota College

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... July 14, 2017 Show 134 Hour 1

Matthew Curry plays JazzFest tonight in Sioux Falls. You can see him on the Main Stage at around 8:30. He's opening for Robert Cray. He's also opened for the Steve Miller Band, the Doobie Brothers and Peter Frampton. He joins us with band mate Mike Nellas for this week’s Moment in Sound.

As the South Dakota Hall of Fame inducts the class of 2017 this September, we welcome the inductees on In the Moment. Today we welcome Thomas Shortbull, president of Oglala Lakota College.

Ron Corum

The University of Louisville Kentucky is sharing a collection of Lakota songs, stories, and photos with the Oglala Lakota College on Pine Ridge Reservation. 40 years ago a Louisville research student visited the reservation. He became close friends with a tribe leader who allowed him to document previously unrecorded traditions. 

The Oglala Lakota College is receiving a grant of $25,000 from a tribe in Minnesota. The grant money will fund the Lakota immersion school for kindergarten through fifth grade students on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Leaders want to prevent the loss of the Lakota language.

The Shakopee Native American tribe in Minnesota is helping fund the Lakota language program. The grant will allow around 30 children to learn their native language at the childcare facility.

Sharing Lakota Heritage and History

Oct 2, 2014
SDPB Television

In a broadcast from Oglala Lakota College on the Pine Ridge Reservation, Wilmer Mesteth and Mike Her Many Horses joined Dakota Midday and discussed stories, songs and legendary leaders from Lakota history. Mike Her Many Horses is a tribal historian who is also executive director of the Oglala Sioux Tribe and a member of the Lakota Fund board of directors. Wilmer Mesteth is a spiritual leader, musician and instructor of Lakota Studies at OLC. He is a direct descendent of Chief Red Shirt, who fought in the Battle of the Little Bighorn.

University of South Dakota

Oglala Lakota College is one of the first tribally-controlled colleges in the country. It was first chartered in 1971 as the Lakota Higher Education Center. In 1983 the college was accredited as a four-year degree granting institution. The Pine Ridge Reservation institution is dedicated to rebuilding the Lakota Nation through education by teaching Lakota culture and language and preparing students to live and work in a multi-cultural world.