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 Can you help these two teens get ready? Two young women who will go to boarding school this fall have asked if they can volunteer at the Allen Youth Center to earn needed items to take with them to school. Needs MET! The center is also in need of rods and reels for a fishing trip. Tackle is also needed. To support 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 MARINA family, please contact us!
Family M/F Age Needs Comments Clothing sizes Items donated
F 54 Clothing, household, hygiene items, pantry food, laundry detergent This Grandmother called us asking for help. She is blind and can no longer work. They are struggling to make ends meet. T-shirts size 2X, jogger pants size 20, slip on type sandals size 12 4 bars soap, sandals for Marina M6mos: 3 onesies F11: 2 shorts, 2 tops M17: shoes-7/8/19
Grandson M 17 clothing and shoes This teen is in need of clothing and shoes Shirts mens size XL, Pants mens size XL Tall, Shoe size 13 high top shoes shoes
Grandson M 1 Urgent need of Clothing and Diapers This baby boy is in need of supplies and clothing Diapers size 6, clothing size 4T, shoes size 6 toddler size 6 boys little kid shoes
Granddaughter F 11 clothing and shoes This growing girl is in need of clothing and shoes Girls size 14/16, shoes size 5 2 shorts, 2 tops zize 5 girls sandals, size 7 women tennis shoes (equivalent to big girl 5, 3 girls tshirts.
Grandson M 6 months Urgent need of diapers and clothes Diapers size 6, clothing size 12 months 6mos: 3 onesies
Grandson M 13 Clothing and shoes This boy is in desperate need of Clothing and shoes Boys 16/18, Shoe size 8 Size 8.5 mens shoes

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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