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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ORGANIZATIONS -- If you can help these organizations, please get in touch!
Organization City Needs Contact
ALLEN YOUTH CENTER ALLEN The Allen Youth Center needs diapers. Others have requested shampoo, body soap, laundry soap and lotion. To provide financial support for programs provided by the Allen Youth Center, please donate through the One Spirit website -- The center cannot process your cash donation or buy shoes for the children.

If you are interested in making a donation to the ANNETTE family, please contact us!
Family M/F Age Needs Comments Clothing sizes Items donated
F Winter Jackets and Boots for her grandsons. These grandparents ask nothing for themselves, they just really need some help with winter jackets and boots for their 4 grandsons. The lads are growing and nothing fits from last winter, they desperately need coats and boots, its very cold on the reservation and its due to snow. Please help these boys to keep warm and safe. 1 blanket and candy
Grandson M 10 Winter Jacket and Boots. This young lad really needs some help with a winter jacket and boots. He is being raised by his grandparents who struggle to clothe all the boys. Please help this young lad to keep warm through the winter. He will be really grateful. Jacket; Ex Large Boys. Boots; 5.5 jacket, hats and mittens/gloves, toothbrush and floss.
Grandson M 13 Winter Jacket and Boots. This teenager really needs a winter jacket and boots. His grandparents try very hard to keep up with their growing grandsons but its hard. It would be wonderful if you could help to keep this young lad warm through the very cold winter. Jacket; 12/14 years. Boots; 6 jacket, hats and mittens/gloves, toothbrush and floss.
Grandson M 13 Winter jacket. Winter Boots. This teenager lives with his grandparents. They try very hard to clothe the 4 boys but really need some help. He really needs a winter jacket and boots before the snow arrives. He will really appreciate your help to keep him warm. Jacket; mens small. Boots; 11 jacket, hats and mittens/gloves, toothbrush and floss.

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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