The Pine Ridge and Cheyenne River Reservations in South Dakota are part of a larger territory established for the Lakota in 1868 by the United States government and later parceled out to non-Native homesteaders and broken up into smaller tribal reservations. Today, Pine Ridge Reservation is home to about 40,000 Native Americans and Cheyenne Reservation about 20,000. According to the US Census Bureau, the reservations lie within the poorest counties in the United States.

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PANTRY ITEMS ARE: Flour, sugar, salt, pancake mix, bread mix, spices, peanut butter, jelly, milk (dried/canned), potatoes, rice, eggs (dried), etc... Please send new and/or clean (like new) clothing. No stains, rips, tattered fabric, worn out shoe soles. *NO WEAPONS*

The ONE SPIRIT Okini list is maintained by an international network of volunteers who are in direct personal contact with the people of Pine Ridge. Okini is a Lakota word meaning "to share material things".

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Family M/F Age Needs Comments Clothing sizes Items donated
F stocking hats, gloves or mittens, and scarves for all her grandchildren.. A grandmother, her family and thirteen grandchildren are living in a Fema trailer with no bathroom.....They use a outhouse even in freezing weather. The trailer is not large enough and there is a tent pitched in the front yard for a father and his two children......The grandmother would appreciate any help. Hats and Gloves or mittens for Boys aged 4, 7, 10, 10, 10, 18, 20 Hats & Gloves or mittens for girls aged 5, 7, , 8, 12, 18, 18,
Granddaughter F 5 Pants, shirts, shoes & socks, hoodie & undies Hair ties & elastics this little girl loves to fix her hair and would love a dolly with hair....She is starting school this year and is all excited. Pants 6 shirts 6/7 shoes 12 toddler pants
Granddaughter F 12 Needs jeans, t shirts, hoodie, socks, shoes & panties This little girl loves to sew and make doll clothes for her dolls. Pants 12 tops 12/14 shoes 7 1 pr jeans size 12, shoes
Grandson M 9 Pants,shirts, hoodie, socks & sneakers, underwear This little boy has come to Grandma's with his Dad. He has very little clothing and really needs some for school. he is in the 5th grade. Pants 14 shirts 16/18 shoes 8 Faded Glory Boys' Relaxed Jean (4 2 pr jeans size 14,
Grandson M 10 Pants, , shirts,, hoodie, socks and shoes, underwear This little boy is going to be a 5th grader. He loves legos, building things and reading. Pants 10 Shirts 12 shoes 3 2 prs jeans
Granddaughter F 7 pants, shirts, hoodie, shoes & socks, panties hair ties and hair brush. Just came to grandma's with very little. she will be starting 3rd Grade. she loves dolls, puzzles, dressing up and looking pretty. Pants 8 shirts 8 shoes 1 1 girl's hat and neckwarmer
Grandson M 10 Jeans, jeans and jeans, t shirts, socks, shoes, boxers He is all boy and loves sports and reading and is in 5th grade.....Unfortunately he has no decent jeans to wear to school and is afraid he will be made fun of. Pants 10 jeans 12 shoes 7 2 pair of boys size 10 jeans
Granddaughter F 6 pants, shirts, shoes & socks Pants 8 , shirts 8/10 shoes 3
Grandson M 6 Pants, t shirts, hoodie, sock & shoes, underwear Finally a lst grader. He loves to play with all type of Balls his grandma says and wants to be a skateboarder. He too has no decent pants to wear to school. Pants 6, shirts 7 shoes l

On behalf of the Lakota Families of Pine Ridge Reservation and One Spirit,
we thank you for your kindness and generous heart.


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Please consider the following when deciding what items to send:

1. Clothing should be new, or if used, clean and in like-new condition

2. A good rule of thumb is if you would use it for yourself or your family, then it's good

3. Items should be free of stains, rips, tattered fabric or excessive wear

4. Weapons are not permitted


The Okini program is a great way to make a difference in the life of a Lakota family.

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Now that you have selected your Family, please complete this form, including the My Contact Information section, then click the SAVE my information button that is located at the lower left of this page

Upon receipt of this completed form, One Spirit will send a response to you via email. We will provide you with instructions on sending the items to your selected family.

There will also be a link in the email for you to provide us with detailed information:

1. a list of the items that you sent
2. when your gift was sent
3. the tracking number, and
4. the expected delivery date
5. a question or comment

With this information, we will notify your selected family that your gift is on its way.

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