Dickinson State University

Dickinson State University Small Community. Big Opportunity. #discoverdsu #hawksareup Like us to see our best photos, videos and stories in your feed! Deep roots…wide vision: Dickinson State University (DSU), strategically located near stunning natural areas and in the midst of the booming energy industry, is a training ground for leaders and professionals in more than 75 fields of study in 10 academic areas.
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DSU’s innovative Theodore Roosevelt Honors Leadership Program prepares students for service-learning opportunities through challenging coursework, interactive team-building and research-based projects. A premiere location, low tuition cost, small class sizes, unique leadership opportunities, and a strong community feel are key qualities of DSU. Established in 1918, this four-year public university has a student body of approximately 1,500 and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCAHLC); Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC), National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)/Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP); the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), and the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). There are more than 50 student clubs and organizations. DSU also offers 21 degrees and one certificate, with six of the degree programs online in Bismarck. Five faculty members with support from the DSU main campus in Dickinson and adjunct faculty provide classes to nontraditional students in the daytime, evening and online in small classroom settings. With the university’s close proximity to the energy industry, nearly 100 percent of graduates find employment upon graduation.

Mission: DSU's mission is to provide high-quality & accessible programs, promote excellence in teaching and learning, support scholarly and creative activities and provide service relevant to the economy, health and quality of life of the citizens of North Dakota.

Operating as usual

A Winter Wonderland. 💙#nofilter #wokeuplikethis #discoverdsu
12/13/2020

A Winter Wonderland. 💙
#nofilter #wokeuplikethis #discoverdsu

Don't forget - the DSU Heritage Foundation's Yuletyme auction closes Saturday evening! One more day to score something i...
12/11/2020

Don't forget - the DSU Heritage Foundation's Yuletyme auction closes Saturday evening! One more day to score something incredible!

The countdown is on! Check out these great auction items and over 100 more that are all part of the Yuletyme Online Auction sponsored by Gate City Bank. Visit - https://qtego.net/qlink/dickinsonstate

To bid, just click REGISTER at the top. It's as easy as that.

The auction will close on the evening of Saturday, December 12.

Proceeds support student scholarships at Dickinson State University.

Our HVAC system recently got an upgrade! NPBI (needlepoint bipolar ionization) technology safely filters and cleans indo...
12/11/2020

Our HVAC system recently got an upgrade! NPBI (needlepoint bipolar ionization) technology safely filters and cleans indoor air. A big 'thank you' goes to Berger Electric Inc. for installing the units across our campus!

Did you hear that over 930 meals were served during this year's Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner? We are so grateful t...
12/11/2020
Turkey Time: DSU’s community Thanksgiving dinner - Dickinson State University News

Did you hear that over 930 meals were served during this year's Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner? We are so grateful to the organizations, businesses and volunteers who helped with this event, as it wouldn't have been the same without them. #DSUpride #hawksareup
Get the story here: http://bit.ly/3mancJV

Written by Kayden Heckaman, DSU Student Intern Turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and stuffing. The mere mention of the Thanksgiving holiday conjures up images of abundant amounts of food. Enough food that one would be full for days, or even eat leftovers for a week! However, some people are....

Kayden Heckaman finds meaning in many things. As a creative writing major at DSU with a love for art and the Japanese la...
12/09/2020
Kayden Heckaman: The Artistic Student Intern Writer - Dickinson State University News

Kayden Heckaman finds meaning in many things. As a creative writing major at DSU with a love for art and the Japanese language, we know his passions will take him somewhere incredible after his graduation in the spring!
Will he live in Japan as an English teacher, will he become a renowned comic artist, or will he break out as the next YouTube sensation? We can't wait to see!
Read this story on the blog: http://bit.ly/37OLh3N

Written by Kayden Heckaman, DSU Student Intern Hello, everyone out there in the wide cyber world! You are probably wondering who I am. Well, my name is Kayden Heckaman and I am a non-traditional senior studying at Dickinson State University (DSU). I am currently majoring in English creative writing....

More items were added to the YULETYME 2020 - Virtual Event auction hosted by the DSU Heritage Foundation! Check them out...
12/09/2020

More items were added to the YULETYME 2020 - Virtual Event auction hosted by the DSU Heritage Foundation! Check them out!

It's the week of Yuletyme! More auction items were added today. Check out some of these great items.

To get registered to bid, go online to -
https://qtego.net/qlink/dickinsonstate

The Yuletyme Auction will close on the evening of Saturday, December 12.

DSU Heritage Foundation
12/04/2020

DSU Heritage Foundation

The Yuletyme 2020 Gate City Bank Online Auction is open! This is a great place to find some unique gifts for the holiday season. Check out some of the items available by going to - https://qtego.net/qlink/dickinsonstate

New items will be added today (Dec 4), Monday (Dec 7), Wednesday (Dec 9), as well as the Badlands Big Sticks Online Auction will be unveiled on Saturday, December 12.

The auctions will close on Saturday, December 12th at 8:30 PM MT.

Support DSU student scholarships and find a unique gift for a friend (or yourself!) through the DSU Heritage Foundation'...
12/03/2020
DSU Heritage Foundation

Support DSU student scholarships and find a unique gift for a friend (or yourself!) through the DSU Heritage Foundation's Yuletyme auction!

The Yuletyme Online Auction is now OPEN! Items will be released every couple of days over the 10-day period. Get registered to bid on these great items. The auction closes on Saturday, December 12 at 8:15 PM MT. Funds raised will support student scholarships at Dickinson State University.

View the auction items at - https://qtego.net/qlink/dickinsonstate

Bring the holiday cheer inside your home with a 🎄 from the Dickinson State University Rodeo Team!
11/30/2020

Bring the holiday cheer inside your home with a 🎄 from the Dickinson State University Rodeo Team!

**Update Dec. 3: SOLD OUT! Thanks for your support!**

Buy your Christmas tree and support the DSU Rodeo Team!

—There will also be a box for winter donations (hats, gloves, snow pants, boots, jackets, scarves) that will help those less fortunate! This box is through the DSU Student Education Association, and appreciates your support!

We had such a great time during the Dickinson Community Thanksgiving Dinner! Staff and volunteers across Dickinson prepa...
11/26/2020

We had such a great time during the Dickinson Community Thanksgiving Dinner! Staff and volunteers across Dickinson prepared and served over 950 meals today! A huge 'thank you' to Sodexo Dining Services, Dickinson's Rotary Club, and Blue 42 Sports Grille & Bar for helping our Campus Activities Board make this event happen. Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃🍁

President Steve Easton met members of the Japanese Consul during their tour of western North Dakota! Read the press rele...
11/25/2020
Japanese Consul General visits Western North Dakota - Dickinson State University News

President Steve Easton met members of the Japanese Consul during their tour of western North Dakota! Read the press release from the North Dakota Trade Office here: http://bit.ly/3fLs9Yl

Written by Lindsey Warner and Amanda Nordick, North Dakota Trade Office BISMARCK, N.D. –  Japanese Consul General Kenichi Okada and two members of the Consul from the Economic Section are visiting western North Dakota this week to re-cement collaboration with the state. Hosted by the North Dako...

“When COVID-19 required our campus to pivot into a Hybrid-Flex modality, the Learning Corps team was there to provide ou...
11/25/2020
DSU faculty members earn Master Teacher in Resilient Teaching and Learning certificates - Dickinson State University News

“When COVID-19 required our campus to pivot into a Hybrid-Flex modality, the Learning Corps team was there to provide our faculty with the tools they needed to succeed in helping their students learn effectively, no matter how our social, economic and educational landscapes changed.” - Dr. Debora Hansen Dragseth, DSU's provost and vice president for academic affairs.
Get the story here: http://bit.ly/3fw8oUo

In its effort to build a sustainable model of distance teaching and learning, Dickinson State University (DSU) contracted with Learning Corps, LLC in the fall of 2020. Learning Corps works with institutions of higher education to help faculty build the best learning environment that they can using a...

11/19/2020
AED Training | Video by DSU's Nursing Student Association

DSU's chapter of the Nursing Student Association created a video in order to train their fellow Blue Hawks and the Dickinson community how to use AEDs (automated external defibrillators) and where to find them on our campus!
The video features DSU nursing students Cassidy Peterson, Brooklyn Ridenhower, and Jackie Murray. We're proud of them and their fellow NSA members for working hard to put this together! #hawksareup #DSUpride
Watch until the end for a special segment from Pat Billings with CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson!
For more information, contact Cheryl Lantz, associate professor of nursing at DSU.

As the DSU Arts & Letters department wasn't able to welcome students to campus for the 63rd annual Northern Plains Music...
11/19/2020
63rd annual Northern Plains Music Festival at DSU held virtually - Dickinson State University News

As the DSU Arts & Letters department wasn't able to welcome students to campus for the 63rd annual Northern Plains Music Festival, the event moved online and clinicians were able to teach from all over the country!
Get the story here: http://bit.ly/3ffY2Yw

Near the end of every fall semester, the Department of Arts and Letters hosts about 200 high school musicians on the Dickinson State University (DSU) campus for two days of musical practice and learning during the Northern Plains Music Festival (NPMF). This year, the department was not able to welco...

In consideration of the state’s recent executive orders and the current level of community spread in Stark County, the D...
11/17/2020
Dickinson State adopts temporary measures to address the state-wide level of community spread - Dickinson State University News

In consideration of the state’s recent executive orders and the current level of community spread in Stark County, the DSU President’s Cabinet voted to implement its plan for “Red Status: High Community Spread.”
The majority of classes will pivot to remote delivery beginning Monday, Nov. 23. We plan to return to in-person operations for the spring semester beginning Jan. 11.
Read more on this story here: https://bit.ly/3kFBQbe

DICKINSON, N.D. (Nov. 17, 2020) – On Friday, Nov. 13, Governor Burgum, along with the North Dakota State Department of Health, issued executive orders aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19 by limiting transmissible moments and in person contact. The Dickinson State University (DSU) Presid...

Attention, current and future Blue Hawks! 📣The DSU Heritage Foundation's application for scholarships for the 2021-2022 ...
11/17/2020

Attention, current and future Blue Hawks! 📣
The DSU Heritage Foundation's application for scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year is NOW OPEN!
Get started here ➡️ dsuheritagefoundation.org

What is Pulver Hall? We think the better question is, "What isn't Pulver Hall?"From residence hall to rental space, this...
11/13/2020
A new “lease” on life: DSU’s Pulver Hall undergoes renovations - Dickinson State University News

What is Pulver Hall? We think the better question is, "What isn't Pulver Hall?"
From residence hall to rental space, this building on the DSU campus has served many purposes over the years, and, now, it is being refitted for a new one.
Pulver Hall is the future home of the Theodore Roosevelt Center and many of our Theodore Roosevelt Honors Leadership Program scholars. The building and its amenities will have countless uses to the campus and Dickinson communities in the years to come.
Get the full story here: http://bit.ly/36DsRT2
Stay tuned for updates on this project as we continue to work hard for the benefit of our campus and our community!

Written by Kayden Heckaman, DSU Student Intern What usually happens to buildings that fall out of use? One possibility is that they are abandoned, decay, or become condemned. Another is that they are remodeled and given a new life. One such building at Dickinson State University (DSU) is getting a s...

Ethan Haynes '24 chose to attend his hometown university to stay close to his friends and family. He's making his mark b...
11/12/2020
Student Spotlight: Ethan Haynes ’24, secondary education major - Dickinson State University News

Ethan Haynes '24 chose to attend his hometown university to stay close to his friends and family. He's making his mark by serving on Student Senate, and his degree in secondary education in social studies will take him to new heights after graduation: law school. #hawksareup
Get his story here: http://bit.ly/36Kdqsz

Tell us a little about your life before you came to Dickinson State University (DSU). Before I was at DSU, I went to Dickinson High School (DHS). At DHS, I was in Student Council where I was a class representative, class president, and student body vice president. I have lived in Dickinson all my 18...

All we want are s'more nights like this! See what we did there? 😉
11/10/2020

All we want are s'more nights like this!
See what we did there? 😉

11/09/2020
Meet the Scientist: Dr. Joshua Steffan

Dr. Joshua Steffan, associate professor of agriculture, microbiology and soil biology, sat down with ND EPSCoR to talk about his research with the program in addition to his work with the Department of Natural Sciences at DSU!
Check it out, then take a 360° tour of our science labs here: dickinsonstate.edu/naturalscience

The first CDL course has just come to a close, and we are happy to report that the students have passed their driving te...
11/05/2020
On the road again: CDL course at Dickinson State University takes off - Dickinson State University News

The first CDL course has just come to a close, and we are happy to report that the students have passed their driving tests and are ready to hit the road! We are so glad to have partnered with TrainND-Northwest on this endeavor!
Get the story and learn how to join the next class on our blog: http://bit.ly/2U4rhUh

Written by Kayden Heckaman, DSU Student Intern When 2020 started, who knew it would end up being such a hectic year for not just North Dakota, but also the whole world? Here in western North Dakota, we have not only had to deal with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic but also severe economic conditions i...

Dickinson State has been awarded grants through the Governor's Emergency Education Relief Fund! These funds will allow u...
11/05/2020
Dickinson State awarded GEER funding for three initiatives - Dickinson State University News

Dickinson State has been awarded grants through the Governor's Emergency Education Relief Fund! These funds will allow us to continue to respond to the educational needs of the region we call 'home.' Get this story on the blog: http://bit.ly/3l5FjkK

North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum announced Tuesday, Nov. 3, that Dickinson State University received three grants totaling $192,150. The grants were awarded under the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER Fund) created by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (...

Fun fact: it's Free Application Month at DSU! 🤯It's *literally* the best time to become a Blue Hawk, and we've made our ...
11/03/2020
Blue Hawk 101: From first date to first day - Dickinson State University News

Fun fact: it's Free Application Month at DSU! 🤯
It's *literally* the best time to become a Blue Hawk, and we've made our admission process super simple. #discoverdsu #hawksareup
Get the details (and some advice!) on our blog: http://bit.ly/328LNI7

Searching for the right college or university is hard. You have to find one that offers the program you want to study, is the right distance from home, is affordable and accredited… and that’s all before you even consider if you’ll be happy there. If you think about it, your college sea...

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11/02/2020

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11/02/2020

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Five Blue Hawks spent their summer interning at the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation in Medora, ND. They worked hard...
10/30/2020
Internship turned scholarship: Five DSU students rewarded by TRMF for hard work, dedication - Dickinson State University News

Five Blue Hawks spent their summer interning at the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation in Medora, ND. They worked hard, built professional relationships, and learned new skills. Little did they know, at the end of their time in Medora, they would be rewarded for their dedication to the TRMF with scholarships to continue their education at DSU.
Get this story here: http://bit.ly/35T9WDm

Written by Kayden Heckaman, DSU Student Intern How they’re going to pay for a college education is usually one of the first questions students ask themselves when deciding to pursue a degree. They often seek out scholarships and grant funding in order to lessen their financial load rather than...

Bret Vester, business administration student and captain of the Rocket League team at DSU, was named the college Player ...
10/29/2020
DSU Esports' Rocket League team captain named NAECAD Player of the Month - Dickinson State University News

Bret Vester, business administration student and captain of the Rocket League team at DSU, was named the college Player of the Month for September by the National Association of Esports Coaches and Directors! #hawksareup
Check out the story here: http://bit.ly/3oHk5vo

Bret Vester, a business administration student at Dickinson State University (DSU), was named the college Player of the Month for September 2020 by the National Association of Esports Coaches and Directors (NAECAD). Vester is the captain of DSU Esports’ Rocket League team.  Josh Nichols, esp...

Can you believe that it’s already time to sign up for spring classes?! We plan to offer the same flexible options to our...
10/29/2020
Academic plan for spring 2021 at Dickinson State - Dickinson State University News

Can you believe that it’s already time to sign up for spring classes?! We plan to offer the same flexible options to our students next semester as we did this semester.
Students, get to know your options on our blog, and contact your advisor at [email protected] to register for spring classes! #hawksareup
https://bit.ly/35LFj2B

Your health and the health of our community is paramount. While the best practices of living and working with COVID-19 are constantly evolving, Dickinson State University (DSU) wants to update you with our plans for the spring 2021 Semester. At this time, DSU plans to continue offering our courses w...

We're gearing up for this year's Opportunities in Agriculture event! Hear about research conducted by our DSU Dept. of A...
10/26/2020
Ninth annual Opportunities in Agriculture event to be held Nov. 18 - Dickinson State University News

We're gearing up for this year's Opportunities in Agriculture event! Hear about research conducted by our DSU Dept. of Agriculture and Technical Studies students, and don't miss a presentation by alumnus Jeremy Huether about incorporating technology into agriculture!
Get this story on our blog: http://bit.ly/2TsiKdK

The Department of Agriculture and Technical Studies at Dickinson State University (DSU) will host the ninth annual Opportunities in Agriculture event Wednesday, Nov. 18, from 12 – 5 p.m. at the Biesiot Activities Center (BAC). DSU alumnus Jeremy Huether will give this year’s keynote address at 2...

10/26/2020
Dickinson State Students

Abigail Moberg, president of DSU's Student Senate, is attending class in person as much as she's able to stay on track and keep things feeling "normal." She and her classmates are keeping each other safe by wearing masks. Thanks for sharing, Abigail! #hawksareup #maskupND

Abigail Moberg, Student Senate president at DSU, encourages her fellow classmates to go to class in-person when possible! #hawksareup

Thursdays are for theatre! 👏😁It's opening night for Almost, Maine! See you at 7:30 p.m. in Dorothy Stickney Auditorium!G...
10/22/2020

Thursdays are for theatre! 👏😁
It's opening night for Almost, Maine! See you at 7:30 p.m. in Dorothy Stickney Auditorium!
Get your tickets now at dsuarts.com.

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Dickinson State University (DSU), strategically located near stunning natural areas and in the midst of the booming energy industry, is a training ground for leaders and professionals in more than 50 fields of study in 10 academic areas. DSU’s innovative Theodore Roosevelt Honors Leadership Program prepares students for service-learning opportunities through challenging coursework, interactive team-building and research-based projects. Low tuition cost, small class sizes, unique leadership opportunities, and a strong community feel are key qualities of DSU. Established in 1918, this four-year public university has a student body of approximately 1,400 and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCAHLC); Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC), National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)/Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP); the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), and the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).


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Go to; https://www.tckpublishing.com/2020-readers-choice-voting-page Browse then select General nonfiction category then select from pages 1-16, on my phone it is on page 5-16, select the book at the bottom & click on it. Please vote for the book it is now No. 3 deadline is Nov.13 . 2020. Ask your friends to also vote for the book .
I have another manuscript to be published , same Interesting story " The Once Powerful Talai Clan- A Trail of Tears". I need a publisher to publish the book.
On 4.8.2014, I assisted Mr. Alex Dyzenhous from the University of Oxford U.K , doing his degree thesis on African Political Science to give him Talai history & Challenges/ plight from pre , during & post colonial periods in Kenya. He really appreciated my assistance.
BBC interview of my father; "
Statement to BBC by one of the Historical Injustices who happens to be my father; "Brief Statement of my father a Gwassi Survivor STATEMENT 1. Name… Kibore Cheruiyot Ngasura 2. Date of birth….1924 3. I/D No..3867863 4. Clan…Talai 5. Village- Tugunon, Kipkelion 6. Tribe- Kipsigis/Kalenjin 7. Location- Kapseger 8. County- Kericho. -Where was your original home? Kimigik in Ainamoi -What is your current residence? Tugunon in Kipkelion -When was the eviction done? 1934 -Who carried the evictions? The Colonial administrators thro’ chiefs and their askaries known as Chepkusio or Kimanyata. -What happened during the evictions? Everything was chaotic, we were asked to move first to Kiptere, then later to Gwassi in 1934. -Can you describe what happened? The askaries and the chiefs visited Talai homes asked them to move immediately to Kiptere, those who refused were beaten up, some women were raped by the askaries. Reaching Kiptere we settled temporarily according to families, women and girls used to sleep in one house. The same askaries would come at night and rape our mothers. Some had miscarriages. -When being rounded up were you informed through writing or any other form that you will be moved? No, if they had done that some Talai would have escaped to other areas. -Did your people resist the eviction? No -Were lives threatened by the persons carrying out the evictions? Yes the askaries and chief threatened us saying that if we disobeyed their orders they would kill us. -Did you resist the orders? No. -Were there properties that were destroyed? Yes, like our millet, grains, calabashes, etc. -Were those facing evictions forced to abandon their homestead and belongings? Yes, we left our houses, food stores, some animals and other properties. -Were your abandoned properties protected? No -Do you have any written evidence ,testimonies, or information on the eviction? No documents but I saw everything, I experienced. - Did you have leaders and what happened to them? Yes we had, they were arrested and jailed. -What was the reason of your eviction? They said that Talai were big headed, they practiced witchcraft, they led the cattle raids and so many other bad things about us. -Were those true? No, the real reason they arrested our leaders & banished us all to Gwassi was because our leaders resisted the colonialists & their administration , in fact when we got to Gwassi, people there never complained of all those in fact they came to like us very much. Even when we came back some wanted us to stay. -How was Gwassi? Life was terrible, people died, animals died, there were a lot of screaming everyday because children/ someone had died and so on. -Did you get married there? No, after we (youths) protested we (45) were brought back to Kericho, a detention camp (Sigenge). Later we married and whenever one wanted to marry he was escorted by an armed askari to the place of the wedding. I was one of those who was escorted I got married in 1946.I worked for the Kericho magistrate Mr.Reade from 1947- 1952 as a houseboy cm cook.I wish I could meet his Children who are of the same age as my eldest children. Mr.Reade was a good "Bwana" (Sir). -How were you settled, were you given land? No, we were just asked to settle temporarily at Kericho Town, we were promised land at Kibulgeny, up to now we have not been given. -Does the State/County government monitor your situation?.. No, it is only recently that the Governor Mr. Paul Chepkwony (Timbiluet) came in to assist us to take our issue to the British govt. -Do you think the court will assist you? Yes, we know justice will be done to us. -What do you require the British govt to do to you?- We require them to compensate us for the losses we have suffered from 1934 until now, we require them to assist to educate our children, we require them to assist us to develop land if our governments (National & County) will give us, to construct roads, put up water system, electricity, hospitals and a home for the aged like me. -What else do you want them to do to you? We require them to Apologize and once they have done all that we will forgive them and forget of the past and shake our hands with them. - How soon do you want the compensation? As soon as possible, I need the compensation before I die. -Are there anymore eviction taking place for you and your people?..Yes, some of those who lived at Soin, their houses have been burnt.
Some foreign media institutions like the BBC, The Guardian, etc, who are covering the Talai vs British govt compensation case have said that the Talai book is a good material for a nonfiction action movie. David Ngasura Tuei- Eml:- [email protected] Phone:+254 722 619 901 ( Also WhatsApp No.)
The Foreward to the book was written by Grace Sullivan from Ireland who interviewed the historical Injustices Talai victims in 2015 in Kericho, Kenya.
The Talai community were the ruling Dynasty in Nandi & Kipsigis countries ( now counties in Kenya) . They also had prophets like; 1. Kipnyolei arap Turugat who in 1890 prophecied to his children & people that a whiteman traveling by something long like a snake that puffs on it's head (steam train) would come to Nandi & will take their land , kill their people & his son Koitalel who was killed by Capt. Meinertzhagen on October 19th 1905 ( Ref: The book by A.C.Hollis- The Nandi, their language and folk-lore). 2.Kipchomber arap Koilegen son of Kipnyolei arap Turugat who in 1913 prophecied to his sons & Kipsigis people during the British Colonial resistance period in Kipsigis & Nandi countries about the start of the whites' war ( WWI & II) and that they will recruit their children to fight for them ( to join KAR- King's African Rifles ( Ref:Kenya National Archives- KNA.DC/ KER/17)12/5/34). He also prophecied about the leadership of Kenya after Independence of the 1st President of Kenya Mzee Jomo Kenyatta & President Moi in 1916 while in detention in Fort Hall ( now Muranga) in central Kenya. Prof.Phyllis G.Jestice wrote in her book " The Holy People of the World A Cross -Cultural Encyclopedia as follows, " Other notable Christian partriot - saints of Africa are John Chilembwe ( 1875-1915) of Malawi, Kipchomber arap Koilegen (d1916) of Kenya and the West African James Johnson ( c.1836-1917)...and mentioned that arap Koilegen, Kipchomber ( d.1916 C.E), as one of the Kipsigis Prophet, nationalist leader." 3.Arap Boisio the son of Kipnyolei who was detained in Nyeri prophecied to the people of Nyeri & a member of the Kikuyu Central Association ( KCA) Harry Thuku that a war to bring Independence " The Mau Mau emergency will start in future & the sign of the millennium will be the appearance of the sun twice ( Eclipse of the sun of 1948)".This particular incidence made the colonial government to transfer arap Boisio from Nyeri detention camp to Moyale in 1929 where he died in December 1929. In 1952 the Mau Mau emergency started in Kenya which brought Independence in 1963 ( KNA:PC/NZA,3/32/39.16). 4.Kiboin arap Sitonik son of arap Koilegen; a)Prophecied in 1945 to his people that the WW II will end & his children in the KAR ( King's African Rifles) fighting in Burma would come back home- Kenya ( Ref: KNA:PC/NZA.2/7)66). b) In 1947 arap Sitonik prophecied to Hussein Onyango Obama that a child of his blood (Barack Obama) will rule the white man in future. This was confirmed by the former U.S President Obama when he visited Kenya in July 2015 while he addressed people at the Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, he surprised people when he told them as follows as reported by one of the Daily Newspapers of Tuesday, 28.7.2015 with the heading " A BETTER HISTORY: Barack Obama"; "...... President Obama said that his grandfather was in King's African Rifles during the Second World War, and was taken to the far reaches of the British Empire- all the way to Burma. And back home after the war, he was eventually, detained for a time because he was linked to a group that opposed British rule. And eventually be released...." d) In 1951 arap Sitonik also, Prophecied to Samoei arap Sonoet a Talai member who fought in Burma ( WWII veteran) that the King will soon die and his daughter ( Princess Elizabeth) will take over and that the daughter of the King before taking over would come to Kenya.Indeed in February 1952, princess Elizabeth came to Kenya with her husband, after some days she was recalled back to England as her father King George had died & she eventually became the Queen. After becoming the Queen some Kipsigis people who had heard of the Prophecy composed a song to praise the daughter of the King & the Kipsigis leader ( arap Sitonik). The music is found at some vernacular Kalenjin FM radio stations upto now that goes " The daughter of the King has won let's thank our leader", it was composed in 1952 after Princess Elizabeth became the Queen. Author - David NgasuraTuei Phone :+254722619901 Eml:[email protected].
I'm so excited because my book was just nominated for the 2020 Readers Choice Awards contest by TCK Publishing! The book is under the (General Nonfiction Category)- "The Kipsigis Talai - Tragedy, Tribulation and Triumph of a Community in Kenya". Please vote for it at; https://www.tckpublishing.com/2020-readers-choice-voting-page/ You can find the book in the Amazon link; "https://www.amazon.com.au/Kipsigis-Talai-Tragedy-Tribulation-Community-ebook/dp/B07SK28KFC/ref=mp_s_a_1_9?qid=1560780276&refinements=p_n_publication_date%3A4910084051&s=books&sr=1-9 OR https://www.amazon.com/Kipsigis-Talai-Tragedy-Tribulation-Community-ebook/dp/B07SK28KFC/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?keywords=the+kipsigis+talai&qid=1584209718&sr=8-1 David Ngasura Tuei Eml- [email protected]