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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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 http://www.nativeprogress.org/en/. The center cannot process your cash donation or buy shoes for the children.

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 50 Shampoo, body wash, laundry detergent, Lysol, dish soap, food items... cereal, powdered milk, pasta, pasta sauce, canned meats/vegetables/fruit, etc. Clothes and school supplies. Single mother/grandmother raising many children is in need of a helping hand. Only listing 3 of the most urgent at this time. With 12 people in the household, they run short of not only food, but personal hygiene products as well on a consistent basis. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated and put her mind at ease. Thank you! Two backpacks, two 5 subject notebooks (paper), two packs of pencils, two packs of pens, two packs of eraser toppers, two pencil sharpeners. Two tubes of deodorant (one boy, one girl). In each backpack: A package of nuts, two granola bars. Boys backpack: Pair of size 7 shoes. In girls backpack: 1x sports bra, 3 pack of underwear, a package of ankle socks 13 pairs, a tube of chapstick.-8/9/19
Son M 14 This young boy is in desperate need of school clothes, shoes and supplies...backpack, notebooks, pencils, pens...etc. pants 16, t-shirt/hoody/coat 14 or M men's, shoes 7, underwear M boxers backpack, 5 subject notebooks (paper), pack of pencils, pack of pens, pack of eraser toppers, pencil sharpeners. deodorant. A package of nuts, two granola bars.1 pair of shoes, size 7
Granddaughter F 13 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 backpack, 5 subject notebooks (paper), pack of pencils, pack of pens, pack of eraser toppers, pencil sharpeners. deodorant. A package of nuts, two granola bars. . 1x sports bra, 3 pack of underwear, a package of ankle socks 13 pairs, a tube of chapstick.

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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