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.

ONE SPIRIT OKINI LIST


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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 URGENT NEEDS : Toilet paper, Dawn Dish soap, Simple Green cleaner for moping, toilet cleaner, Pine-Sol, Clorox Clean-ups, disposable vinyl gloves size L, 30 gallon trash bags, kitchen broom. Wopila tanka. FOR THE KITCHEN: Large cake pans, Large muffin pans, Large baking pans, Large cookie sheet pans, loaf pans, dish towels, flour, yeast, vegetable oil, Sweet-n-Low packets, coffee, coffee creamer, coffee cups, aluminum foil, disposable serving gloves, plastic containers for collecting dirty dishes, toilet paper, paper towels & napkins, food storage containers;
WOUNDED KNEE SERVICE CENTER MANDERSON URGENT NEED for SCHOOL SUPPLIES AND 200 BACKPACKS Students in 11 schools and 3 Headstart programs in the Wounded Knee Cap Center need backpacks and supplies for the school year. Please indicate what age (elementary, middle school or high school) you are sending for. High schoolers can use calculators and other school supplies for those in advanced grades. This CAP office serves students in Rockyford, Wounded Knee and Manderson.

If you are interested in making a donation to the BECKY family, please contact us!
Family M/F Age Needs Comments Clothing sizes Items donated
Family
BECKY
F 49 In desperate need of school clothes, shoes and supplies for some of the children. Becky is a home maker raising many children and grandchildren on very little. She receives TANIFF and sews ribbon shirts and does bead work for additional income. She is reaching out for help! She asks nothing for herself. 3t - hoodie, tank top, 3 s/s, shorts 4t - hoodie, footie pj's 4 pr boy socks 1 set of colored pencils, gel pens, chapstick, combs, stationary, -8/30/18
Grandson M 2 This sweet little boy is in need of fall and winter clothing. pants 3T, tops/sweaters/hoodies 3T crew socks, white undershirts 3T shoes 7c in toddlers, uses pullups at night 3T or small
Son M 13 This young boy is in desperate need of school clothes, shoes and supplies...backpack, notebooks, pencils, pens...etc. pants 14 slim, t-shirt/hoody/coat 14 or M, shoes 6.5, underwear M boxers
Son M 9 This growing boy is in need of school clothes, shoes and supplies..backpack, notebooks, pencils, pens..etc. jeans 9 slim, t-shirts/hoody/coat 9, underwear boxers sm, ankle socks (black), shoes 3
Granddaughter F 12 This young girl has outgrown all of her fall/winter clothes from last year. In urgent need of school clothes, shoes and supplies...backpack, notebooks, pencils, pens...etc. jeans 12 misses, top/hoody/coat 1X womens, sport bra 1X, underwear 7, shoes 8.5, ankle socks

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

WAYS TO HELP OKINI

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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