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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Organization City Needs Contact
ALLEN YOUTH CENTER ALLEN plates, bowls; toilet paper, paper towels and napkins; CLEANING SUPPLIES: Pine-Sol, Clorox, Clorox Clean-up, disposable vinyl gloves size XL, trash bags, dish soap

If you are interested in making a donation to the ADELL family, please contact us!
Family M/F Age Needs Comments Clothing sizes Items donated
F Elder Food, hygiene items, household suppliies, bath towels Elder with failing eyesight is in Much need of Food and household supplies. 6-roll pack toilet paper, 6 bars Dial soap, 1 box Kleenex, 1 box saltine crackers, 16 oz jar peanut butter, 18 oz jar strawberry jam, 4-pack 60-watt light bulbs, 6 oz tube toothpaste, Toothbrush, 8 oz jar honey, 7 oz can Spam, 6-pack sponges, 4 family size bags Fiesta Sides Spanish Rice, 4 family size bags Fiesta Sides Chicken Flavor Rice & Pasta, 5 cans chunk chicken, 5 cans Starkist tuna, 2 cans peach slices, 1 can mandarin orange slices, 1 can Dinty Moore Beef Stew, 2 cans diced tomatoes, 2 cans whole potatoes, 1 can Macaroni & Beef, 2 cans chili w/ beans, 5 oz can evaporated milk, 32 oz box elbow macaroni, 28 oz box blueberry pancake mix, 3 small packages assorted crackers, 2 bags 15-bean soup, 32 oz bag white rice, 4 lb bag sugar, 75-ft roll aluminum foil, 24 oz bottle dish soap, 12 oz bag peanuts, 21 oz package apple bars (like fig newtons), 8 oz container Parmesan cheese, 16 oz bottle Crisco vegetable oil, 12 oz jar Kraft mayonnaise, 3.25 oz jar beef bouillon cubes, 3.25 oz jar chicken bouillon cubes, 3 24-oz cans Hunts Pasta Sauce, pack of 2 Scotch Brite scrubbing cloths, 12-oz bottle Aussie Shampoo, 12-oz bottle Aussie Conditioner, 40-count box bandaids, 1 bag Hershey chocolate hearts, 10-count box of 39-gallon trash bags, 2 packages spaghetti, 4 7-oz bars Hershey’s Milk Chocolate, 24-oz bottle pancake syrup, 2 bath towels, 2 hand towels, 2 washcloths, 1 box Concord Grape Fruit Bites, 1 box Strawberry Fruit Bites, 3.5 oz jar Chopped Onions, 6.6 oz bag Cheddar Goldfish Crackers, 8-pack box Quaker Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal, 12-oz bag Tide Laundry Pods

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.

Getting Started is Easy

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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