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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Family M/F Age Needs Comments Clothing sizes Items donated
F 30 Clothing and socks, winter outerwear, hygiene and dental care items, laundry and dish soap, pantry items and food, toilet paper Parents working on getting their GED, are in need of winter outerwear and the basics sweat pants size 2X; shirt size 2X; coat size 2X top, panties, 32 oz. shampoo/conditioner, 2# dried pinto beans, toothpaste, 2 kids toothbrushes, fem. pads, Bar soap, sponge fleece pullover, 2 pair socks size 13 men's shoes, socks fleece pullover leggings, 2 panties leggings, 2 panties
Daughter F 16 clothing and socks, winter outerwear pants size 14 girls; shirt and coat size XL girls; underwear size 8; shoes size 10-5 ladies leggings, 2 panties
Daughter F 13 clothing and socks, winter outerwear pants size 13 juniors; shirt and coat size XL juniors; underwear size8 leggings, 2 panties
Son M 7 clothing and socks, winter outerwear pants size 34x32 men; shirt size XL men; shoe size 7w boys; underwear size XL boys; coat size XL men fleece pullover
Husband M clothing and socks, winter outerwear pants size 40x38; shirt size 5X; shoes size 13; boxer underwear size 40; coat size 5X size 13 men's shoes, socks
Daughter F 3 clothing and socks, winter outerwear Girl sizes: pants and shirt size 7-8; underwear size 10; shoes size 12; coat size L fleece pullover, 2 pair socks
Son M 11 clothing and socks, winter outerwear Adult sizes: pants size 34x32; shirt and coat size XL; shoes size 9; underwear size XL

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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Your contact information will be kept private and not shared with or sold to anyone. ONE SPIRIT has donors worldwide. We greatly appreciate your detailed contact information!

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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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